Hula's Modern Tiki

Restaurant of the Week: Hula’s Modern Tiki Scottsdale

HULA’S Modern Tiki is the Valley’s original island-style hideaway, with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Here, diners explore and enjoy from-scratch foods and signature drinks that feel like a tropical beach getaway.

Founded by Phoenix native, M. Dana Mule, HULA’S is a place where everyone can get away and enjoy a little island paradise—while never leaving the desert. The extensive menu of Polynesian-style foods offers a fusion of Island and Mainland flavors. HULA’s launched in Uptown Phoenix in 2009, followed by Downtown Scottsdale in 2012 and High Street in North Phoenix in 2019.

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The fun dining concept boasts modern mid-century-inspired tiki bar elements like custom-carved statues and wooden wall carvings. Take in the thoughtful décor and unwind with the Valley’s tastiest Mai Tai during a seated dinner or happy hour with a group of friends (more than 300,000 Mai Tais have been sold!) Tiki classics like the Painkiller and Hurricane are also up for grabs to get in the beachy state of mind.

Tickle your taste buds with the Jawaiian jerk chicken plate (featuring slow-roasted pulled chicken, jerk sauce, plantains, rice, mango salsa and Jamaican johnny cakes) or spice it up with the Thai chicken bowl topped with spicy Thai sauce, avocado and fried sweet plantains. Other favorites include the crispy coconut shrimp rolls, with a zesty pineapple-horseradish dipping sauce, and the Polynesian chicken sandwich.

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HULA’S is open for dine-in service daily; plus, enjoy the full food menu and tiki cocktails to go, including brunch. HULA’S popular weekday Tiki Time Happy Hour takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and features $6 cocktails, discounted starters and $4 mimosas made with your choice of orange, cranberry or pineapple juice.

For reservations or additional information about HULA’s in Scottsdale, visit

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