Hula's Modern Tiki

Phoenix, AZ
Bar & Restaurant
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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



by 53 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.6
Drink Quality 7.4
Drink Selection 7.1
Food Quality 7.9
Food Selection 7.8
Mood 6
Music 5.2
Service 8.3
Tikiness 5.6
Tilt 6.6
Vibe 6.4

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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
and Santa Cruz
Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room
Santa Cruz, CA
Bar & Restaurant
. 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.


Oidarnam has visited Hula's Modern Tiki.
April 11, 2018, 10:46 AM
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch with exotic cocktails at the bright & airy N Central location, while visiting the Phoenix area in January.

Hula's has a sleek, 'tiki modern' decor (mid-century pop/surfer vibe with tiki overtones) and great food & service. Although not a classic tiki ambience, they've done a good job tikifying the contemporary, streamlined decor trend and retro pop fad.

Their drinks are a big step up from the overly sweet, artificial concoctions many places call a 'tiki' cocktail, but it was their food that really wowed me. Can't wait to go back and try more things and visit the other location sometime.
JimNeumayer has visited Hula's Modern Tiki.
April 19, 2017, 10:16 AM
While not a classic tiki bar, Hula's Modern Tiki is a nice
place to join with friends and fellow tikiphiles. Not a large
selection of drinks, but they do have some creative selections and combinations you do not see everyday.
Overall if you enjoy the tiki revolution, you should try the
place out!
arcadiandj is a semi-regular at Hula's Modern Tiki.
December 10, 2016, 10:03 AM
I really enjoy both Hula's locations. The one is Scottsdale is beautiful and polished while the one next to central is more like a California surfer's bar. They have a totally legit tiki vibe with food and drinks to go with it. The reason for my low rating has to do with the quality of their drinks and music. Their drinks are fine and certainly tiki and they are not as bad as say Joe's Crab shack, but they are what I would call "gringoized." Meaning, they are meant for the masses and not true lovers of tiki drinks. E.g., I was talking to a bar tender about their rum collection and he didn't know what demerara rum is.
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