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Review of Ulele

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Ranked #30 of 2,732 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Native-inspired foods & spirits. Intricately flavored, visually appealing dishes prepared on our round 10’ barbacoa grill. On-site brewery. On the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights, 400 yards from the Straz Center. Lunch & dinner served daily. Outdoor bar and outdoor seating with waterfront views. Beer and cocktails may be ordered to go and served in a special cup, which allows guests to drink legally along the 2.4-mile Tampa Riverwalk. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas. A second location is at Tampa International Airport, in Airside C, with Southwest and Frontier Airlines. Please see our website for the most current menu.
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went there for Father's Day dinner and Ulele did not disappoint! We made 8:30pm reservations (which is definitely necessary) and were seated within minutes of arrival.

The atmosphere is great....only con is it can get rather warm and smokey due to the open kitchen. The service was excellent.

We had the fried okra appetizer (awesome) and my hubby and I got seafood dishes and our son had the fried duck - all were excellent. We had the coconut ice cream which was the perfect dessert to top everything off.

I highly recommend...great food, great service and cool atmosphere. But, make reservations - without them be prepared to wait at LEAST an hour or more.

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Thank Elaine D
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We waited for almost 15 minutes and HAD a reservation. Then waited an hour for our lunch to arrive. One person in our party then got his lunch about 20 minutes AFTER we all did. Drinks were slow to refill. My food wasn't cooked that well and the seasoning was SO overpowering you could not tell what it was originally. Small portions and expensive with average food and service. Not a place I will be going back to

Thank A8619JRianh
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Best barbacoa beef tenderloin around! Served with roasted corn salsa and a spicy aoili sauce...yUM!
Eclectic, lively atmosphere, creative dishes, great spot!!!

Thank Cheri B
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We have been here a few times hoping for something wonderful and it always disappoints. The service is consistently slow, no matter if you eat outside, at the bar or in the restaurant. The chargrilled oysters are a must though a bit on the pricey side. ($15 for 6) The food is inconsistent some apps are fine one time but not the next and main dishes are either bland or not up to par. Great location and if not for the ambiance I am certain that this place would shut down.

Thank Javier L
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Went here last Sunday for a friends birthday brunch. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Great views of the river and is easy to get to by car or boat. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Will definitely be back next time we are in Tampa

Thank Baldylox
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