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
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
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
We had a great experience! The ambiance was amazing and had the best service. Highly recommend the Seafood Risotto. Recommend for a date night.
Delicious food and amazing service. We sat upstairs so it was intimate and quiet. A wonderful place to celebrate.
My family agrees on a description of Ulele - it is magical. Whether my husband and I are dropping in for a drink at the outdoor bar, or we make reservations for an anniversary or birthday celebration, our experience here has always risen well above our (already high) expectations. I particularly love the chili, with interesting ingredients such as alligator and bison. We recently had the snapper and the seafood risotto as our other entrees, and everything was delicious. The servers are attentive and friendly, available but not pushy, and you can’t beat the ambience inside and out. This is our favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay Area. Highly recommended.
Awesome experience, would definitely be back for more!
Service was terrible
Food was over salted
Manager was helpful and comped the meal without asking
Need to work on customer service overall and be more meticulous with food taste
Great food and service from very professional personnel.
Food and service were great! It was a beautiful day and the whole experience was worth the drive! I will be back-
Great service. Beautiful location
Server was not as attentive and felt rushed. Have been here a lot of times and this was the least enjoyable.
It is a very loud restaurant if you sit inside due to the high ceilings. It has a nice smart casual feel. Cool decor inside and out. Nice large umbrellas and outside bar if you want to eat outside. Nice view. Food was nothing special, in my opinion. I probably would not go back.
You can always count on the food being wonderful here and the service is very friendly. Hopefully we'll be back there soon!
Beautiful atmosphere. Always love sitting outside. Unfortunately the table next to us had two dogs that never stopped barking and the owner let one wander around off its lease. We had two little ones wanting to pet the dog but felt uncomfortable with how the dog continuously barked at everything that passed. We cut our lunch short and moved along.
We started with the roasted oysters which were wonderful, as always. Two of us had fish and the other the shrimp and scallops with polenta cakes. Everything was great and the service top notch. One of our favorite places!
Food was mediocre, crabmeat in the risotto was canned. Steak was definitely poor quality. For the price there are several restaurants at armature Works with better tasting food. However ambience and location 4 stars
Ulele is always the best choice for us on our own or when guests come into town. The hostess accommodated our reservation (2) hours earlier as a table did not show.
Andrian was "new on the job" and shows potential to be an amazing server!
Outside seating is best for us on the Spring!
Great food and service
Food was amazing I’ve been waiting to go for a long time
Amazing food and great atmosphere since its right in the middle of the other places to eat on the Riverwalk.
Be careful if dining outside, once our food arrived, flies swarmed around us until we were done eating.
Otherwise it was a fantastic place
First time. Everything was excellent.
Service was excellent and food was fantastic. Billy kept our drinks full & was very attentive to our table. Smoked oysters were delicious, grouper was some of the best we have had, & crab Mac-n-cheese was out of this world.
Had reservation for Mother’s Day, seated promptly and served by Darius. He was a great host and representative of the restaurant. He made great suggestions and was treated us very well. He made the wonderful food and atmosphere even better. We will definitely itely come again! The charbroiled oysters and the seafood risotto area must have!!
Per our waiters recommendation we tried the oysters which were amazing!!! Service was fantastic, food was wonderful, location was great. I would highly recommend.
Great place for Mother’s Day!! Food was great, the service was great and beautiful restaurant on the Tampa Riverwalk. They even brew their own beers!!
Everything was perfect. The food was outstandingly fresh and prepared to perfection. I couldn’t have made a better decision for a Mother’s Day dinner. And that candied maple bacon ice cream is to die for 👌🏾!!
The food and the service were very good. Only complaint was it was Mother’s Day and we got sat outside and it was very very hot. So that wasn’t fun.
Neal, thank you for choosing to celebrate Mother's Day with us. We're truly honored to have been a part of your family's special day and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience. We apologize for any inconvenience that your seating may have caused. We're grateful for your patience and brave endurance of Florida's bright sun. We hope that on your next visit, everyone leaves feeling both comfortable and satisfied.
My husband and I both had the flank steak. The sauce was delicious but both servings were tough and difficult to chew. Will not order again. The chocolate ice cream was good but fell short of the menu description. Server was attentive and pleasant. Table was ready when we arrived which was great.
Ulele was awesome and the outdoor dining experience was wonderful.
Love Ulele and have been there several times! Always great ambiance, food and service!
Ulele is more about the atmosphere than the food. Outside is enjoyable if the weather is nice. Inside is pretty loud. Food is eeh.
We went with outside dining at ulele and it was just perfect 👌 Our server was great and the food and cocktails were not only delicious they were also different. I absolutely loved it.
Fantastic! Thank you, Kristen. We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Ulele.
We love Ulele’s. It is our favorite Tampa restaurant. Our lunch service was not the best we’ve had. The appetizers were over cooked (calamari and baked oysters) compared to previous visits. The waitress seemed ignored and did not immediately greet us at the table when we arrived with drinks and an appetizer from the bar. Thankfully, the main courses, snapper and Ulelle’s salad ,were excellent. We will continue to keep Ulele’s a favorite in hopes that this was just an off day.
Thank you for this review. We're happy that you enjoyed your entrees and overall experience at Ulele. Next time, please let your server or a manager know if something isn't right with your food. We're always happy to remake any dish.
Taylor was our server and was awesome. Food was excellent.
Thank you so much!
Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us!
Amazing as always. Taylor our server was great, sweet and very helpful
Thank you! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit.
We drove 75 miles from Venice Florida because we love this place. Our favorite is the Alligator hush puppies. But they were very over cooked. Plus both beers I tried were awful. I liked the pale ale which they no longer brew. Just sad. We will not be customers of Ulele again. Ed
Ed, we're so sorry to read this. This is certainly not the standard at which we aim and we're sorry to have disappointed you. Next time, please let a server or a manager know if your meal doesn't meet your expectations. We are always happy to replace any dish or help find something else on the menu that you might prefer.
Fabulous way to celebrate our son’s graduation. We pre booked on Open Table and were seated within 5 minutes. Great food and service! Will be back next time we are in Tampa!
Thank you, Julie. We're delighted and honored that you chose to celebrate with us. We look forward to your next visit.
We had a reservation for 4:30 had to wait an additional 25 minutes it did not seem to be that busy were plenty of tables but we still had to wait! When our food did arrive to the table my server ended up spilling my dinner into my purse he apologized help me clean it up nothing was said about it the manager didn’t come out nothing my purse still stinks it’s ruined a $600 purse!!!!
We are so sorry to read this. We just sent you a private message to ask for your contact information. Our operations team would like to reach out for more details about your visit.
Thank you! We always aim for outstanding!
Ulele was as phenomenal as always
Thank you so much, Lauren.
Ulele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 999-4952.
Ulele is rated 4.8 stars by 8891 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.