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Located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights, 400 yards from the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Indoor and outdoor waterfront dining. Lunch and dinner daily. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Featuring intricately flavored, visually appealing dishes prepared on our 10' round barbacoa grill.
Ulele operates in the lovingly re-imagined 1903 Tampa Heights Water Works building, which also includes its Ulele Spring Brewery to provide a number of craft beers on tap. Next door to Water Works Park.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Fresh Gulf of Mexico grouper fillet, romaine lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, zucchini pickles, smoked tomato seafood rmoulade served on a brioche bun
Hand-cut okra tossed in lime juice and sea salt, house-made ketchup
Horno-roasted snapper fillet, Spanish aioli, white truffle garlic spinach
We had a lovely luncheon at Uleles. Service was very good , food was excellent, and the safety precautions put into place was as good as it gets.
Service was great and the food was delicious
Elite restaurant. I will absolutely be back. I recommend everyone go enjoy this delightful restaurant.
Excellent service and great meal! Ulele also did a great job with social distancing.
Great food and our Server "Natalie". Was vin outstanding.
Great Food, Great Customer Service!
Tim Shackton the brewmaster is AWESOME 👏
Ulele ice cream is Yummy 😋
My date and I had an AMAZING time at Ulele. I will definitely be back here soon!!!
Jacklyn was incredible! Me and my boyfriend sat outside, what a perfect area that is ! She was super informative, suggestive and truly loves what she does. It shows through her service! We had cocktails and bought a bottle of wine which they have a great selection at a great cost! Started with apps and locks the snapper dish and seafood risotto ! Thanks again Jackie for a great time and your lovely personality! Good luck to you ! And thanks Ulele for a wonderful atmosphere, will totally return ! -Haley and zac!
Always an enjoyable unique experience. Beautifully done inside and out.
Had a very enjoyable lunch with my daughter & friends. Good food & service. Can’t ask for more!
The staff was nice enough to give my puppy water and even took a picture with us!
What an amazing experience! Went here for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and it was above and beyond our expectations. Our waiter was the best, very attentive and helped me even decorate the surprise cake a brought. The food was out of this world. Everyone picked something different and we just couldn’t stop talking about how great everything tastes. I highly recommend going here for any occasion.
Food is incredible. Everything is so fresh! Atmosphere is fun and location is beautiful. Overall a great experience!
Amazing experience as always!
It was our anniversary and we were able to get a specific table we asked for. Food and service was excellent.
Such a great date afternoon. Drinks and food was outstanding. Our server was awesome!!
Never disappoints. We always come to Ulele when we want a good meal.
Eat at Ulele's often. Always a great experience.
Great place to dine always impecable.
Ulele was great all around at our visit! We had a party of 8 and requested outdoor seating celebrating two birthdays. All the food was accurate, warm, and delicious! The seafood risotto, steak chimmachurri, calamari, and espresso ice cream were our favorites. Service was friendly and quick and food prices were very reasonable. Can’t wait to return and highly recommended.
Fabulous service, great food and amazing scenery
Great food. Good service. Thoughtful COVID procedures. The oysters are massive! Very good cocktails too!
Nice quiet atmosphere at 4:00 PM on a Thursday. Food was delicious as always.
Great place to eat and relax. No rush. Food was outstanding. The pompano is my favorite dish and the red snapper is great also. Lives up to The Columbia's reputation. Covid-19 safe. Everything sanitized, all employees wear masks.
Honestly couldn’t expect anything better. The food was so good, but the service managed to stand out ahead of it. I think our server was Laura and she was so kind. Can’t wait to come back.
I truly enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance was AMAZING. Our waiter Alex was very helpful and knowledgeable of the food on the menu.
Great experience. Waitress was very good. Prices were a bit high. The restaurant was almost completely empty, when they decided to sit a party next to us. That was disappointing, since places so be trying to promote social distancing as much as possible. There were at least ten other tables open, just in my line of vision. Otherwise, can’t complain! They made a plate of just veggies taste delicious . Not easy to do!
1st time out since COVID. Craved a Ulele burger was excited about getting out since the pandemic and all I can is my experience was simply OK! The host was nice, notice the manager walking around...came to a table next to mi e to speak with guest. He wasn’t cheerful not sure what was going on, but he said NOTHING to us after passing several times. Everyone simply seemed like they did not want to be there. My suggestion..all of your staff should take a personality or interest test especially before being hired. If they are NOT SOCIAL don’t hire them. Simple...
The waiter wasn’t very attentive. He suggested adding protein to one of the vegan dishes I ordered, and I agreed to add shrimp. My meal came out with no protein on it. It took him 10 minutes after the food was delivered to our table before he even came over to check on us. I pointed out I was missing my protein, in hopes it was ready and someone just forgot to put it on the plate. Nope! I waited and waited trying to eat slowly even though I was starving. My shrimp didn’t come out for another 15 minutes!! That means he forgot to put it in. He NEVER gave an apology and I didn’t even bother bringing it up. What was the point?! He didn’t seem to care anyways. It took forever to get drinks we ordered, to the point we stopped ordering them and decided to go elsewhere when we were done with dinner. Then as if his poor service wasn’t enough, he had the audacity to ask us if we were ready to checkout when we took a moment to capture a few photos with friends we haven’t seen in years! I looked at him in his eyes and said no we aren’t ready, in fact we would like to order desert. This man treated us like we didn’t belong. The irony in all of it, is all 7 of the girls in my party were all servers, myself included. We take pride in taking care of people who serve us, because we know how it feels. Very disappointed and it was our first time there. I was embarrassed I recommended going here.
Wife’s birthday. Every person that worked there thanked us for coming and made us feel welcome. Food was perfect. We had a great time and will come again. Thank you!!!
Great spot outside. Great service and ambiance!
Always great food, and the outside seating was set up great.
Ulele is special. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is unique and great taste.
We had a great cocktail here... can't remember the name but it had blueberries, lemons, and honey and it was amazing. The gulf grouper was fresh and cooked to perfection. The waitress was attentive and helpful with suggestions.
We had a great time dining outside. James, our server, was very informative and polite. We enjoyed their delicious lobster rolls. This is one of our favorite places, so we'll be back for more!!
Everything was great except the béchamel sauce on the Grouper. Not sure what happened there as they are usually spot on. The fish itself was cooked perfectly and the veg was so fresh! My wife had the Pompano and it was hands down the best fish dish I’ve had there yet. Our service could not have been better. Love this place and will be back again soon.
Great place...wonderful food and service. Felt very safe.
First, the atmosphere is amazing, set in an old church building with specs like large windows and stained glass. Second the food was amazing, we had the scallops and split the wet aged ribeye with popcorn Mac and cheese. Eat each bite of steak with a little but of the potatoes. Last and certainly not least, service! Our server was AMAZING, he was always offering suggestions and even left me with a couple of good wines to try when we make our way back home to Ft. Lauderdale. I cannot stress enough, atmosphere and food can be superb but the whole experience is complete with impeccable service; and that is just what we received. PLEASE go visit this place, PLEASE.
Ulele is rated 4.7 stars by 7764 OpenTable diners.
Ulele does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mgd.mercury-gift.com/ulele.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.