Hula's Modern Tiki

Phoenix, AZ
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4700 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
Opened in 2009
Mon 11am-10pm
Tue-Thu 11am-11pm
Fri 11am-midnight
Sat 10:30am-midnight
Sun 10:30am-10pm
(602) 265-8454

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Hula's Modern Tiki

6.6

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6.4
Drink Quality 7.2
Drink Selection 7
Food Quality 7.9
Food Selection 7.7
Mood 5.9
Music 4.9
Service 8.3
Tikiness 5.3
Tilt 6.4
Vibe 5.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Hula's Modern Tiki opened in Phoenix in late 2009, and comes from the same minds behind the hit Hula's restaurants in Monterey
Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room
Monterey, CA
Bar & Restaurant
7.8
and Santa Cruz
Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room
Santa Cruz, CA
Bar & Restaurant
8
. The concept here is a bit different—while the Monterey and Santa Cruz locations have more of a surf-meets-tiki feel, the aesthetic here is a mix of midcentury modern and tiki.
The dominant feature of the space is a massive, hexagonal window that looks straight out of a '70s sci-fi film set (the building actually dates to 1965). The interiors are all sleek, but executed with a variety of organic materials to bring a sort of barely-primitive feel. The indoor area features a large bar, and there is outdoor dining.
There is at least one large Tiki tOny tiki. Tiki mugs, especially from Munktiki, fill cases around the restaurant. Volcano bowl drinks are available, and drinks are served in glassware with the Hula's tiki logo. Like the other Hula's locations, it has won raves for its food.

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TikiTK
TikiTK has visited Hula's Modern Tiki.
March 18, 2022, 11:46 PM
We visited the speakeasy named Captains Cabin that is part of hula’s. This is my favorite tiki bar in phoenix. The atmosphere was welcoming, relaxing, and unpretentious. The bartender displayed great showmanship and attention to detail all while providing great service. We had the Cabin Mai Tai, Ava’s Kingdom, and the Forgotten skipper. The Forgotten Skipper blew me away. The drink is floral but not cloyingly sweet. We will be back!
John S. james
John S. james is a semi-regular at Hula's Modern Tiki.
October 17, 2021, 4:44 PM
Hula’s has moved to N. 7th St. as I understand the rent was going up on the Central Avenue location. Although I enjoyed the idea of a tiki bar across the street from one of the largest Catholic churches in the valley, I suppose it is time for things to move on. The new location offers the same fine food although their idea of a mai tai is not mine. If you have family members who are yuppie, or visitors from out of town, this is a good place to start if you want to introduce them to Tiki culture in a soft and easy way.
CWGross
CWGross has visited Hula's Modern Tiki.
August 26, 2019, 11:34 AM
At it current location, Hula's is a fairly typical restaurant/bar with cement walls and ceilings, visible ducts, and garage doors opening to the patio. There's some Witco Tikis on the walls and an actual Tiki room in the back, but we didn't get seated there. Decent food, decent painkiller. No branded merchandise, but that's not a problem. Wouldn't bother going again.
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