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LULO Kitchen, Cleveland, OH

LULO Kitchen

4.8
4.8
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Latin
A fresh take on Latin America Fusion Cuisine.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Latin, Colombian, Peruvian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 929-1053

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Stef Montoya

  • Catering

    Great food offerings for your special event, company lunches or special outings

  • Private party facilities

    Speakeasy basement with amazing food and specialty cocktails

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Cleveland

  • Cross street

    On the corner of West 9th Street and Johnson Court

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Late Night Find

  • Cleveland

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique flavors, textures, great cocktails, s delightful evening!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! Really great service. Some of the tables feel randomly placed (at the bottom of the stairs, etc) but the ambiance is a great vibe. Highly recommend the cocktails and all the entrees. Don’t miss this hidden gem!
  4. D

    Dinee820

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a Very cute restaurant with very tasty food!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gluten free options!
  6. O

    Olaf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lovely service, and great atmosphere. What a discovery on our trip to Cleveland.
  7. DA

    DanielleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Traveling from out of town, at first glance a little skeptical. Since, it looks like take-out when you first walk in. Dining area is okay, it was a little too dark. Although the ambience wasn’t there, the service and food was amazing. The waiter was very patient to explain each dish and origins. I highly recommend the food - flavorful but not overpowering. Everyone was very friendly. Decided to stay for dessert, since we want to support the local business. All three courses were amazing!
  8. j

    jfoodie

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! We have been a couple times, and the downstairs is just beautiful. Great place to go for date night or a group of friends!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was awesome. The servers had great suggestions and were super nice! 5/5
  10. DC

    DeejayC

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, very good. My kiddos loved it as well. They are 10 and 8.
  11. IS

    IrishStreak

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, fresh food! Our favorite restaurant in the CLE
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Food was very good. Drinks were good. Music was great. Just didn’t have everything from a small menu. Guacamole at 7:00 PM was not available.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere art and food. The drinks and service are amazing!
  14. L

    Leonor

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service! We will be back for sure!
  15. S

    Shay

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This restaurant was a pleasant surprise while visiting Cleveland, Ohio. We sat on the lower level, and the decor was simply beautiful, and the music gave this place a Jazzy type feel! The food was delicious, and the dessert amazing!! The only reason why I gave a rating of 4 plus stars was because the waiter made a few mistakes with our order. However, when I advised the owner of the problem he was very accommodating. Definitely a place to visit while in the Cleveland area!!
  16. S

    Sheremi

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic ambiance, delicious food and drinks…and the service was excellent. You can dress up or smart casual.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. From the decor to great service great food to awesome decor and music Lulo never disappoints.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  19. ZS

    ZiggySDust

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this place on accident. Would highly recommend. Delicious beautiful food. Exquisite service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    This is a small but inviting space, especially the downstairs dining area. The food was unique and tasty, and drinks were well made. Our server did very little to make us feel welcome and ignored us most of the time. Didn’t even get a chance to order dessert. Might risk a second visit if they rotate the menu since options were very limited.
  21. PC

    PCOut2Din

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was first rate & a tremendous first time experience. We are planning to go back again soon. We have already recommended it to 3 other couples.
  22. G

    Gabby

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I was able to book a last minute gathering for a party of 6 without any issues. The staff was lovely, overall great energy.! NOW Lets talk about the Bartenders, now they stole the show. Every drink we asked for was prepared perfectly made the Original Mojito, Berry Mojito, Key Lime Martini, Bourbon, they even provided us with a complimentary shots. Now... The food>>> Taste was great, however the portions where very small. I ordered there churrasco " In my country CHURRASCO is skirt steak" not here. Still very good but not what I was expecting. So with this dish I received 1/2 cup of white rice and 2 pieces of sweet plantains. for $30 you would think they would do slightly larger sides. Now mind you I work Downtown and door dash food often and its sad but Door Dash portions are slightly bigger. other than that our experience was great. Will we return??? Yes, definitely.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner after rock in roll hall of fame.
  24. DT

    DavidT

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Stopped in to have dinner as i was considering hosting a larger bday party mid July. This is meant to be constructive. The Speakeasy space is very nice, chic and warm. I really liked the artsy ambiance. The menu was somewhat limited but enough to find something. The food my daughter and i had was very good and timely. Drink prices are somewhat elevated, $15+. The part to work on - more attentive service. There was no define host stand to check in so we stood awkwardly for a bit. Once seated and given water, no one seemed to own the table. Staff was there but i felt invisible. I finally grabbed someone and placed an order. He was friendly enough and we enjoyed our meal. I did cancel my large reservation because I wasn’t confident they could handle a large group. This place has alot of potential with warm Latin vibes. But greeting guests and making them feel welcome is pretty basic.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was absolutely incredible! High quality ingredients and delicious. creative and delicious cocktails as well. Super cute vibe upstairs and outside… the speakeasy downstairs was gorgeous. will 10000% be back for the carne asada and berry mojito!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, food, drinks and dessert, all top notch! We all loved it (party of 6).
  27. K

    Kimberly

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The Tostones are just delicious - make sure to start with the chorizo and tostones appetizer - mmmmm!! And, any ceviche is a good choice!
  28. LT

    LTRine

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was slow, but very kind. Food was delicious, a little pricey but it was very fresh and tasty.
  29. DO

    DotesOnDaughter

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for a tasty meal! Fun & festive ambiance with creative & a selection of well prepared South American offerings. Everything was fresh, tasty, & well-seasoned, and staff was attentive, friendly, & helpful. The upstairs was open & airy with large plant-filled windows onto the street, while the downstairs created a 'candles & cave' mood. The bar/grotto featured a mural wall shrine & the overall ambiance made for a fun experience for our group.
  30. K

    Kath

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun floral infused cocktails. Salmon was nicely done beautifully presently. Very cool vibe ground floor and below level.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love lulo! The food & drinks are always amazing. Staff is super friendly & owners are very welcoming! 10/10
  32. RF

    RobertoF

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. Very educated people attending you. Good food and drinks. A place to return and try other plates.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was in town to visit my friend who had moved to the Cleveland area a year prior. I found this place by luck because it was walking distance from my airbnb. This place is small, vibrant and intimate. It is also beautiful downstairs. Food was amazing and fresh. Best part was talking with the owner about the area and family and it was just a great touch to our night.
  34. M

    Moi1

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionnel . Best Latin outside Miami. Highly recommend
  35. CN

    ClareNDavid

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Menu interesting, but limited (its available online). Drinks were premium priced and it took them nearly half an hour to bring the first ones (well after the appetizer was cold). Food tasty, but a little on the salty side. Service was just silly. Pleanty of servers there, but just wandering around wondering what they should be doing.
  36. AS

    AniaS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about it. The look the Tate the vibe .. just awesome
  37. L

    Lacey

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were excited to try this new spot for dinner before a performance at Playhouse Square. On balance it was a good experience and we probably would return. We had originally reserved a table for the four of us in the “basement” level. While the room was intriguing, we quickly concluded that the music was so loud that it would interfere with our meal, so we requested, and management quickly accommodated us in moving us to the main floor, where we were the ONLY TABLE. All good, right? We ordered drinks and appetizers and were happily chatting when the level of the music on the main floor — where we were the only diners — was suddenly increased to the dance club level that had driven us out of the basement. Our first request to have the level reduced triggered a snarky response from the same manager who had moved us from the basement. Odd, right? He ultimately lowered the volume and the rest of our experience was fine, but I’m still a little baffled at the behavior. As for the food, we were generally pleased with the apps, a tostados w/guac and a “fire shrimp,” which was bathed in a lovely spicy red sauce. Drinks were excellent (though quite expensive — is a caipirinha really worth $15?) as was the carne asada, which we all ordered, and our requests for rare and medium were honored. Desserts were pleasant but not compelling. On balance we’re glad we went but at $230 before a $60 tip, it’s probably not going to get into our regular downtown rotation.
  38. M

    Moi1

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic food. Fresh ingredients . AMAZING flavors. Great friendly service. Excellent drink selections that were also delicious.
  39. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Great dinner, but the drink prices are outrageous. 16 dollars for a small drink is not acceptable, otherwise I would come regularly.

    LULO KitchenResponded on April 28, 2022Michael, thanks for trying us out!!! It's great to know that you found our food outstanding!!! Please note that all of our cocktails are craft, and made with all natural ingredients and natural fruit, no pre-made mixers!! Everything we do here is fresh, fresh, fresh! Thanks again for giving us a shot to serve you!

  40. M

    Makeupbymickell

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is a great little hidden gem. I love the food. The grilled chicken is delicious as is the tostones and guacamole

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

LULO Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 929-1053.

LULO Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for LULO Kitchen

1273 W 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of West 9th Street and Johnson Court

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Cleveland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Latin, Colombian, Peruvian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Stef Montoya

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (216) 929-1053

  • Catering

    Great food offerings for your special event, company lunches or special outings

  • Private party facilities

    Speakeasy basement with amazing food and specialty cocktails

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