Hula Hut

Austin, TX
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3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX
Opened in 1993
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri 11am-11pm
Sat 10:30am-11pm
Sun 10:30am-10pm
(512) 476-4852

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Hula Hut



by 39 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.8
Drink Quality 4.8
Drink Selection 4.5
Food Quality 7.4
Food Selection 6.4
Mood 4.7
Music 1.8
Service 7.5
Tikiness 4.3
Tilt 4.5
Vibe 4.5

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Humuhumu’s description

Hula Hut was for many years known as Chuy's Hula Hut, but Chuy's sold their interest sometime around 2011. They describe their food as "Tiki-Mex," and the location has more of a focus on general tropicalia than classic Polynesian Pop.


Cheap bastard
Cheap bastard has visited Hula Hut.
July 5, 2019, 9:46 AM
I came here before the tiki bug bit me and returned to find it still a great place for day drinking. Itís more of a beach shack vibe than dark, hidden tiki bar...but I like being outside sometimes. The food is great. They have souvenir glassware and itís on water! You can dine inside or out on the pier. I know tiki snobs wonít recommend this place but I do!
PineappleWhip has visited Hula Hut.
June 12, 2018, 2:18 PM
While I agree that this is not really a traditional tiki bar, I thought the food was delicious (had the Hawaiian Fajitas), and the service was excellent. I had the Kraken Moku drink, which, was certainly not the most amazing tiki drink I've had, but, tasted good after a long day and a flight.

It is a great place, very popular (all ages, families, etc.), the view is fantastic, the atmosphere was fun, the food was great, the drink was ....well...simple, but, satisfying. I had a great time, and was glad that it was on this site, because otherwise, I would probably never had known about it, and will definitely be back.

As was said before, there is a separate drink menu, which you may need to ask for (or grab from a nearby table).
ElCapitan has visited Hula Hut.
May 16, 2018, 3:01 PM
I had a really good time at the Hula Hut. The setting was much more open and bright than your typical tiki bar, but it was a neat change of pace and made for a pretty lively atmosphere. It's set alongside a river, so allows for great views along the waterfront. The food portions were great and there was a big selection to choose from.

The crowd felt like "normal" people (rather than a typical tiki bar), but - tiki bars are meant to be enjoyed by all! :)

One thing to note is there are drinks available on the regular food menu, as well as a separate (more extensive) drink menu. I ordered my drink (which I wasn't in love with) before seeing there were more cocktails to choose from!
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