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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Barbacoa-grilled, with garlic butter, grated Parmesan and Romano cheeses
Candied Duck Bacon Maple Fried Ice Cream
Cinnamon corn flake candied duck bacon crust, Knob Creek crème anglaise, caramel, sweet potato waffle crisp
Pan-seared pompano fillet, sundried tomato shallot cream, fried carrot ribbons
Great service, delicious food!
Everything was wonderful from service, drinks, dinner and especially dessert.
Perfect place to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. Great outdoor experience prior to dinner, food & service were outstanding.
All around great
Great food. Great service. Kind of a long wait even for a reservation.
Everything was absolutely perfect! Our waiter was knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We were all impressed with the food, everything was delicious from our charbroiled oysters, fire roasted chicken, steak and the seafood risotto (definitely a must try menu item). Also the drinks were great. Recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal!
Very good food and watching the chef grill the oysters was almost as good as eating them.
Service was excellent as always! Charbroiled oysters and the ulele burger were as good as I remembered! It’s crazy to me, Eddie v’s and flemings can’t cook a steak medium rare but we are 12 for 12 here.
Unique food options and incredible coconut ice cream!!
I had dinner with a friend who has never been to ulele. We shared the most delicious oysters and the always amazing okra fries. Then we had the grouper and seafood risotto. Wow! The grouper was cooked to perfection with this delicious sauce made with Gouda. Then for dessert. A chocolate torte with coconut ice cream. The finest meal I’ve had here I think! Christos was our server and could not have been better! He recommended dishes. And was on point! I’ll ask for him again.
Loved this place. Very nicely decorated perfect location. Food was amazing! The inside is a little loud but very nice.
It is always such an amazing experience at Ulele. The staff are wonderful the food is always perfect. A must if you are ever in the area!
The food was quite good. However, the price compared to the portion size wasn’t good.
Noise is a bit too much!
Appetizer came after the main???
Service was good.
Love the view and always good fish!
Excellent service!! Our server Ricky was great. Food and drinks delicious.
I think it might be better for lunch than dinner. Lunch menu looks great. Dinner was just meh. Good things: Seafood tasted very fresh and crab Mac and cheese appetizer was an A+ Bad things: meat loaf was lousy. Looked like cafeteria food and tasted like it looked. It's pretty pricy for dinner also. We won't do dinner there again but will try it for lunch. Great atmosphere!
Perfect girl’s night out spot. Always love Ulele. Great food, great wine, great view. Love it every time!
Ulele is one of the hardest names to spell but one of the best restaurants in Tampa. It is wonderfully spread out in a large building. They have a varied menu from fish to steak to chicken with many items. The food is very good and the service is too.
There were four of us and we had a good sampling of the menu. My friend and I both had the snapper, which was fresh and expertly prepared. It is listed with two sides and I wanted something other than one of the sides and they had no trouble with substitutions. All of their sides are good and all of their mains are very good.
I had fries with my dinner and they came with a dish of ketchup. I was glad not to have to request it. We drank a lot of water, and they refilled often. The wine list was ample and good, although I would like to see several choices of Rieslings.
Another wonderful meal at Ulele. My bone-in ribeye was grilled to perfection as was my wife's grouper. You must try the Aligator Hush Puppies. Be sure to ask for extra dipping sauce. My wife liked the Sea Scallops. Our waiter, Devon, was very knowledgeable and attentive. Thanks to Richard Gonzmart and staff at Ulele.
Just love going here. You are never disappointed. Will be having lunch with 4 others next week, and I know they will enjoy.
My experience this time around wasn't as great as my last time, but I still would recommend this place. My wife and I ordered the 14oz tomahawk pork chop- outstanding. My fries were cold! I had to have them do another batch of fresh fries. The calamari was great, seasoned differently and deliciously. My son had the Munster Panko crusted chicken, he loved it for 2 reasons. It was seasoned so good and a great nice portion!
My biggest con was our waitress, seem to have gotten distracted or was too busy but I had to get up twice to ask another waiter for help concerning our order and another time I had to go to a hostess for just some simple ketchup.
Mom birthday dinner was a successful. Everyone was great!
This outing was amazing! The decor, the outside area, the food.. Everything exceeded my expectations!
Wonderful experience! The staff was very nice and made wonderful recommendations. We loved the whole experience.
This was our third or fourth time having dinner there the food is always great, drinks are strong and the service outstanding!
Food and service were excellent. We all enjoyed our meal very much.
Anniversary- it was so special. Great choice for a special occasion
Beautiful setting on the River, the whole dining experience was lovely. Only hiccup that was corrected was they originally had 7 large adults at a booth-we got it switched to a table that was much more comfortable.
Beautiful! The food and service was 10 out of 10! Made my birthday feel special! Drinks kept coming and it’s in a great spot! When you’re finished walk over to armature works and catch the sunset on the roof.
We had amazing time, the food and services were outstanding! Thanks!
Service was great.
The pompano was amazing!
Fantastic experience with a large group! Great service and outstanding food
Food, service, staff, venue are outstanding. I would recommend highly to others.
Opportunity for Improvement: Valet parking instructions were non-existent. Had to turn around twice to learn where the line started. Valet service was slow. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and entered the restaurant 10 minutes late due to valet parking issues. Would recommend arriving 20 - 30 minutes early just to park.
Taylor was our server and was so fantastic, really the cherry on top of a great experience!
Best seafood I've had. Really well done. Pompano, not something you see often. Seafood risotto was as good as you think it would be. 👏 Very friendly service
Everything was excellent, and I was enjoying the food when a big black fly landed on the sauce. Aside from that everything else was great!
Our go to! Always great, no complaints. Love the food, service and ambiance. Need to book reservations early though!
Ask for your server to be Christos. He’s super attentive and gives great, informative advice on food and drink options.
The staff was very nice and the food was good, but if your looking for a nice romantic night out then I wouldn't recommend because it's so loud it's hard to hear even the person next to you.
We love coming here, wish it wasn’t as loud as it is.
The food is amazing and our service was fantastic.
Ulele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 999-4952.
Ulele is rated 4.7 stars by 9253 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.