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Ulele

4.8
8048 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.





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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 8048 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The ice cream dessert (bacon/Apple) was outstanding. The Service was good too. Overall very good! Nice evening.

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Erich
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s Bday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT SERVICE!!! Great Food and a beautiful location.

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Deedeer
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Ribeye was tough and tasteless, filet was tasteless, the grouper was great. It was expensive for the quality of the food we had. Service was good, ambience was good....but it all comes down to the food. This is our 2nd "bad' experience with the food.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top-notch dining experience. Fantastic meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 3 year anniversary with my partner and was treated like a VIP. The manager came at the end of our meal and gave us a box of chocolate truffles as a “thank you” for celebrating our anniversary with them.

Our waiter was absolutely fantastic. We wanted to order the crab mac and cheese but decided to not add the crab as it would’ve costed us a lot more money. The waiter pulled some strings and gave us the crab mac and cheese at no extra charge.

Everything was delicious and divine!

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vipWinofoodie
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Great service! Fun atmosphere. Brought the dog and had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and beautiful views

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vipUSFBullsFan2819
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine!

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craig
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lots of choices on the menu, & nice ambiance eating outside. Not rushed at all. Good wine selection & the food tasted great

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DawnG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Our favorite Tampa dining experience.

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DanD
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Food was unique, reflecting Florida items, well prepared and tasty. Gator hushpuppies were a hit, as was the seafood risotto. Excellent atmosphere, really busy for a SAT afternoon. no wonder....

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Yasmine
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Exceptional service. Rico was a great server. The food was just ok with the exception of the calamari which was delicious.

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StevenF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff enjoying theirvwork

Attentive fellow — Wade

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SteveP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose Ulele for our 49th anniversary. It was the perfect setting staff, Taylor, and Ian gave us the perfect amount of attention needed. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Thank you,
Steve and Anne Priante

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal! The charbroiled oysters were fantastic!

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Antu
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

1st time there for my birthday. Great ambiance and location. Service was ok, smoked oysters were the bomb. Risotto was very good. Scallops, shrimp and grits were ok. The first round of drinks were great but they were unable to make the next round as good as the first. The manager made a valiente effort to make it right. Would have preferred the same drink twice but they got it close enough in the end and ended up crediting the drinks. Bartender has a seriously off night. We will go back for sure.

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vipCarlosA
Tampa
83 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and had the famous chargrilled oysters with a beer. Great day with friends and then excellent food.
Love it here.

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wilksnfla
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A birthday dinner where someone else picked up the tab and our server was spot on with service and a smile (through his mask)

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TracyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Service was awful. Server rarely checked on us and never took dirty plates way. Food was overcooked and poor quality. Tip manipulated to be higher than I authorized and still awaiting resolution. Will not return.

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vipSuzi
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Tampa spots. Invited friends visiting from New Jersey and they loved it as well. Great food...love the oysters, excellent service and good ambiance.

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FatherMurphy
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a wonderful friend for her birthday. Her first visit to Ulele and it stood up to our hype. The grilled oysters were fabulous as always, great waiter, and the seafood fishes exceptional.
Ulele never fails!!

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EnriqueV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mixture of high quality food & taste with ambiance.

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ConnieH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were looking for a nice place with outside seating (due to COVID) to celebrate our mutual birthdays (hers in July, mine in September). We both love Ulele so we chose that. The weather was perfect for dining outside (I'm sure Ulele ordered that for us - lol). My filet was perfect but, the stars of my food were the popcorn white cheddar mashed potatoes and the okra fries. My friend loved the stuffed portebella mushroom and the ice cream for dessert was the perfect way to end the evening. Our server, Tyler, gave us just the right amount of attention without being intrusive or absent. We'll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, had excellent service and food. It started storming and your staff was excellent -still serving and then coming out with umbrellas. We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and food delicious. Server, Jerri, took good care of of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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vipJamesS
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and varied menu with a generous selection of comfort food to new and exotic fare that offers something for everyone, married up with a fantastic wine list at exceptionally reasonable prices. Add all that to arguably the single best and trendiest location in downtown Tampa and you have a winning recipe for a fantastic eatery. Do not hesitate to book a table for your next date night.

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Charlie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Several items were slow or wrong and although management offered a complimentary dessert we were running out of time and could not enjoy. They were quite busy but it was disappointing

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Wendy
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch al fresco! Such a perfect spot! And some of the best seafood Tampa has to offer.

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Brian
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent as always. The chili is a must do, and the entrees were outstanding. Brought a friend from out of town and He was just as impressed as I always am. Wonderful experience and wonderful meal.

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CynthiaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there for his birthday, it was the first time either of us had been there. From approaching the restaurant from the outside, to our being seated in the upstairs dining area, we were impressed with the atmosphere. Our waiter, James took great care of us and the food was amazing! We live in North Tampa and seldom venture out of our "neighborhood" any more but we both said we can't wait to go back. Loved it!

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LAlaR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and customer service. The waiter was friendly and the seating was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down, one of my favorite places to dine in the Tampa Bay Area. We were seated just 5 minutes past our reservation time on an extremely busy night, and while the ladies at the front desk could use a little more training, dinner service was superb!!

It was very busy and they still managed to get the food out, deliciously served, and delivered to our table very quickly. Team work makes the dream work!

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David
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We ordered a pork chop and grouper dinners. The pork chop was delivered and raw in the middle. The fish dish was cooked perfectly. I thought it was odd that the waiter asked how we wanted the pork chop cooked, medium or well done? Well, we received rare.

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ThereseB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor location and a wonderful interesting menu to choose from!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to enjoy good food in a relaxing environment with family/friends.

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TiraJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was Awesome. April was our server and she was nothing short of AMAZING!!

FAQs

Ulele is rated 4.8 stars by 8048 OpenTable diners.

Ulele does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mgd.mercury-gift.com/ulele.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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