Hu. Diner

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
A diner featuring dishes that hint at Southern nostalgia blended with global flavors and modern technique. The restaurant and patio serve a menu from lunch to dinner, offering a high-energy, approachable atmosphere appropriate for any occasion on the picturesque Main Street of Memphis.

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. The service is the best!

CA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was a DOLL!! And she made our dinner a wonderful experience. Our food was great. I will definitely recommend & enjoyed it very much!

D
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, it is a good restaurant to try. Menu is not extensive but good selections. Good ambiance and service. One thing could be better is that food is a bit on salty side.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch! Sat at the bar, people watched, and was taken care of by some of the best people. I ordered the Hu burger with an egg and breakfast potatoes on the side and my husband had the chicken and waffles, both were superb.

OT
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is cute and fun but the food was just fair. It was very slow to arrive at the table but LUKEWARM when we got it. The service was friendly but not polished or fast enough. (And the place wasn't even crowded so I don't know what was wrong).
in general, very disappointing and we probably won't be back.

MH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Didn’t not try any food. Went for drinks. They have a limited food menu and does not have bottomless mimosas on Saturday. Roof top opens @3.

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Waiter was rude and clearly did not want to be there. He had an open argument with another server when she politely asked for him to help and then started to do everything slow and minimally. If I owned this place I'd review my "Server training". We waited 23 minutes for drink refills.

Food was good for what it was, but we noticed a lot of plates (getting dried out under a heat lamp) waiting to be delivered to other guests.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Nice place. Good service. Food was disappointing. Drinks not impressive either. Unfortunate, because the location has so much promise. We sampled much of the menu, and no one at the table loved anything.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, menu, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

s
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the staff were even better! A great experience overall!

A
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Our waitress was amazing - helpful when we picked our drinks and food.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Flies all in the restaurant from open windows
Food was below average

LE
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Wasn't their best night. We got there early, so you can't blame a crowd for our experience. Food was just ok. It had been great the other times we went, but something changed. Also, server forgot to put in our sides, and then said it would be another 20 minutes to get sides after our entrees were served because then kitchen had gotten backed up. Nothing was offered to compensate for the mistake. Still have alot of kinks to work out.

t
Memphis
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our server, Stephanie, was very good—friendly, knew about the food and wine, and she checked on us appropriately. We got there a little after 6:00 pm on Thursday—had a reservation, but it didn’t get crowded til we were leaving. I enjoyed the fried cauliflower/kale and Korean style drummies. I wished the chicken had crisper skin, but sauce had sweet and the right heat. My hubs had the burger and chips. Chips were a little too brown and burger was ‘meh’. Wine list limited. Enjoyed it.

OT
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The grits were super yummy. We definitely enjoyed having bottomless mimosas. ☺️

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful brunch. Everything we had was fantastic.

KH
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a friend visiting from out of town, and I wanted her to see the wonderful interior of this restaurant. The food is also delicious, and everyone in our party was pleased. We sampled the burger, the catfish, the spinalis, and wings along with a few sides.

RC
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun restaurant. Went for lunch, great bloody Mary's , friendly staff, order their fried Chicken!

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hu failed to notify me that there were maintenance issues that prevented the Diner from being open. My guests showed up to see the restaurant closed and when I called to confirm there was no remorse for the inconvenience. The unprofessionalism of simply checking to see if there were persons who had a reservation and giving a courtesy call to inform me made a terrible first impression from a new restaurant in the city.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice service and atmosphere, but with the exception of the parker house rolls, which are delicious, the rest of the food was mediocre. With so many other great places to eat in Memphis, I probably wouldn’t go back there for a full dinner. I’d go back just for drinks and rolls though!

b
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great music and ambiance. Small, very well done menu. Go!

SC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! The food was exceptional!! The ambience was perfected by the music played by the d.j. Thank you for a beautiful Mother’s Day!!!

CF
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS!!!! The crawfish mac and cheese is to die for!

LS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was slow, wine list and bar options are very limited

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting Memphis, I went for dinner to Hu Diner. My friend and I were so pleasantly surprised! We expected a very casual no frills meal- the food was delicious and exactly what we were looking for. The fried chicken was amazing- moist and tender, the outside was crisp and not greasy at all. We decided to share the large portion and the price was very fair for all of the food that we got. The real standout was the ambiance and service! While I waited for my friend, I sat in the outdoor bar seats (so cool!). I ordered the "Aretha" it was a light, citrusy/spicy whiskey drink. I chatted with the bartender Nia about good places to go to in the area. When we sat down, our server, Stephanie was the essence of Southern hospitality. She was friendly, gave us suggestions on the menu (thanks for the suggestion of Champagne with the chicken!), and brought our food quickly. We finished the meal with a very grown up creamsicle milkshake- vanilla ice cream and orange liqueur- DELICIOUS! We can't wait to come back again!

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and most importantly in a good location

BA
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice upscale diner. Excellent service and great menu choices. We had brunch - Eggs Benedict and a Hu burger.

JM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good service, pleasant experience.

e
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The menu is a little weird and not many options for a hotel restaurant. I like the ambiance and it would be a great place to get a drink and a bite to eat, but octopus and grits? The food I had was good, but would have liked more options.

JK
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Very nice atmosphere with cool design and ambient lighting. I love the square bar set-up, with half the bar counter/stools set-up outside with windows to access the bar.

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been wanting to try this since it opened and finally made it. Everyone was so welcoming and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back!

DJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot that was walking distance from our hotel. Absolutely loved the catfish. Toughest part was picking a side, so we went with basically all of them!

CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hu Diner on Main Street was a great spot! We were staying at the Hu Hotel, so it was convenient. Service was great and the food was awesome. This place is brand new and the ambiance and decor are really well done. Will return!

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend and I were in town for a wedding and stayed at the Hu. “Diner”I guess is their restaurant. We actually ate their twice. At lunch, she had a pimento sandwich that she liked very much and I had a catfish sandwich. As pretty much a city guy, was at first kinda reluctant but have to say, the catfish was delicious. Service was very good and our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We went again a second night with another couple and family and just ordered a bunch of things to share. Had Mexican style corn, fried chicken, Brussels sprouts and catfish that was prepared a different way. Pickled drinks were new for us and had fun trying a few of them. Loved the staff too, super friendly. As a Chicagoan, afraid I won’t make it back soon but I know our Memphis friends and family will return for sure.

WP
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We 3 really enjoyed dinner and like Hu a great deal. The food was good and the menu items were a good selection of choices. Our server, Stephanie, was wonderful and did a great job taking care of us; and our host was very personable and pleasant. We'll be back.

AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere. It is dark and cozy with a modern decor. Very good fancy southern food.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice lil spot

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S
Memphis
64 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had such high hopes for Hu. Diner Have tried it twice and found the place looks great, the staff tries somewhat but could use some enthusiasm. Yet, I have found the food so disappointing - the menu is limited, the selection odd, and food is not well presented. The fried chicken is fine, the burger is fine (although mine was only lukewarm when served), the octopus is served with about a tablespoon of grits and it looks dreadful on the plate. The root vegetables came all chopped up in little pieces in a bowl - just looked so unappetizing.
I live downtown and we need Hu. Hotel and The Diner to be successful - someone please do something quick.

RG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Three of us went to Hu Diner on Friday night. Good first impression.....ended there. The service was incredibly slow. First our drinks came (after 15 minutes and only one of three that we had to return as it was awful)....I had to go to the hostess and get her to find our drinks and when they came, the explanation was that the bartenders had to find out how to make a Negoni.
15 more minutes passed and finally we were able to give our orders. To a request to substitute a vegetable or another, the chef refused. We ordered chicken livers with the express note that they not be cooked too much as they get hard...they came...hard...
I had a great bibb lettuce salad...the end.
We won't be back. There is no valet parking and it's on a dark block and the only parking within a two block area is a parking garage that is not staffed and when I went to get my car, I did not see one person in that garage.
What a shame.

RT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

First time at the restaurant was for brunch yesterday. I asked for the pancakes and I was told that the chef had just 86’d them because they were short staffed.
So I ordered the sausage and biscuits... the biscuit was hard as a rock.. like shaking the table to cut it.. and the gravy was cold. The flavor was good Though. The bacon, fruit and grits were delicious. Our server must have been having a rough day and in his defense...he was one of two servers in the entire restaurant. Hi diner has a lot of potential, but they will have to step it up on service.

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