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Ulele

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7776 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.





Support Ulele during COVID-19

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 7776 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both our birthdays. Servers treated us great. Took our pictures an a nice birthday gift

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, great atmosphere, very spacious. Will not disappoint you. Highly recommended...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. The food was orgasmic, the Margarita was amazing. Stuffed Mushrooms and Fire Roasted Chicken was amazing! The expression Ice Cream, put an exclamation at the end of an awesome evening! Thank you!

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Amber
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything we ordered. Alligator hush puppies were large, jalapeno corn muffins were good and the best was the charbroiled oysters, also enjoyed the Gouda grouper and Ulele Burger. Wedding beer was a favorite and all cocktails were delicious. Courtney provided us with stellar service. We can't wait to return.

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JimH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe, good COVID-19 protocols. Service good, food excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was excellent. We ate oysters, scallops, calamari, meatloaf, flank steak and alligator hush puppies, everything was beyond expectations, will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great place for an anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Still or #1 favorite place! But service was adequate at best on latest visit even after notifying them we were celebrating our best friend's retirement. We waited for drinks and were never offered another. Had to ask for coffee, it was warm at best and no refills. Will give them a pass because this is not the norm, let's hope!

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vipNell
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Sabi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. I think everyone should go there at least once

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Mikec
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Discovered Ulele's for the first time with business associates who eat there a lot, really enjoyed our experience. I would recommend going with the Wet aged rib eye over the flank steak and definitely choose the mashed potatoes, the best I've ever had! Will certainly be eating here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elite restaurant. I will absolutely be back. I recommend everyone go enjoy this delightful restaurant.

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BlakeD
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great meal! Ulele also did a great job with social distancing.

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CiciT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our Server "Natalie". Was vin outstanding.

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DanJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ulele is a great place to meet for lunch, dinner, or drinks. We had a fabulous lunch and both entrees were amazing and the service was outstanding. The oysters were the best I've had in awhile and the ambiance was great for a light lunch and lunch date.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Customer Service!

Tim Shackton the brewmaster is AWESOME 👏

Ulele ice cream is Yummy 😋

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had an AMAZING time at Ulele. I will definitely be back here soon!!!

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HaleyG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Jeff
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable unique experience. Beautifully done inside and out.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We really liked dining here. However our bill did seem a little high compared to similar style of restaurants.

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PamS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable lunch with my daughter & friends. Good food & service. Can’t ask for more!

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DianaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was nice enough to give my puppy water and even took a picture with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible. Everything is so fresh! Atmosphere is fun and location is beautiful. Overall a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we were able to get a specific table we asked for. Food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great date afternoon. Drinks and food was outstanding. Our server was awesome!!

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GeorgeB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. We always come to Ulele when we want a good meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat at Ulele's often. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine always impecable.

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OliviaD
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great food and amazing scenery

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Good service. Thoughtful COVID procedures. The oysters are massive! Very good cocktails too!

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DonnaV
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet atmosphere at 4:00 PM on a Thursday. Food was delicious as always.

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HerbM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TonyC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

Ulele is rated 4.7 stars by 7776 OpenTable diners.

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

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