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Ulele offers native-inspired riverfront dining. - Ulele, Tampa, FL
Award-winning

Ulele

4.8
4.8
13874 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Ulele (pronounced you-lay-lee) celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and land once home to many Native Americans, including the legendary young princess Ulele.

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.

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the indoor dining rooms.




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 198 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Brewery
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 999-4952
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Quakenbush
  • Private party facilities
    Ulele has several areas for dining that may be used for business meetings, social affairs, wedding events, charity functions, etc. These include inside the restaurant or outside in the beer garden, on the upper patio deck and on the riverside lawn (tents available).
  • Private party contact
    Emily Johnston: (813) 513-2661
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    Henderson Avenue or 7th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Ulele offers complimentary valet after 5 p.m. Fridays, lunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays (with Ulele validation). There also is street parking near the restaurant, and a free private lot on Doyle Carlton Drive (southern extension of Highland) across from Water Works Park)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 13,874 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    American

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Tampa

    American

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

13,874 Reviews
  1. Adrea

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Food and service. Try the seafood risotto and oysters, a must!

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  2. Cindy244

    Tampa

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service! Looking forward to coming back.

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  3. GlennE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location. Food is good, but some dishes, especially the carrot shavings and the calamari, were overly seasoned. They need to back off on the salt shaker. Cocktails were well made. Nice view, with great ambience.

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  4. Loreo

    St. Louis

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very interesting fun place. Unfortunately, we were seated in the sun on a very hot day. They did have tents and very large fans which helped. The food was good for the most part, the mushroom dish was not as expected. Drinks were great and so was the service.

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  5. RRS3

    Tampa

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ulele is a unique restaurant experience. Great location, food and atmosphere in a hot location. great bar both inside and out. Very dog friendly. fun always

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service excellent food- really enjoyed our time

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambience was great food was ok, not bad by any means but nothing really special. I would recommend going if you’ve never been.

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  8. CarolynR

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ulele offers a unique menu with a stellar view and vibe.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. I little noisy where we were at but Ok considering. Julia/Julie was very helpful and attentive. Reservations were easy to make. Will be returning but may consider the upstairs the next time.

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  10. SusanE

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food here was really good. I little over priced but did love the food. Service was great, friendly and attentive even though it was really busy during a weekend. The noise level though was pretty intense and the sun coming into the main dining room was hot. I think one of their blinds on the top window was broken. Had to hurry and pay before it got so hot in the blinding sun.

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FAQs

Ulele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 999-4952.

Ulele is rated 4.8 stars by 13874 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 198 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ulele

1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Henderson Avenue or 7th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Ulele offers complimentary valet after 5 p.m. Fridays, lunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays (with Ulele validation). There also is street parking near the restaurant, and a free private lot on Doyle Carlton Drive (southern extension of Highland) across from Water Works Park)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Quakenbush
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 999-4952
  • Private party facilities
    Ulele has several areas for dining that may be used for business meetings, social affairs, wedding events, charity functions, etc. These include inside the restaurant or outside in the beer garden, on the upper patio deck and on the riverside lawn (tents available).
  • Private party contact
    Emily Johnston: (813) 513-2661
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