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
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Barbacoa-grilled, with garlic butter, grated Parmesan and Romano cheeses
Ulele Ice Cream
Ugandan Vanilla Bean, Valhrona Chocolate, Toasted Coconut, Naviera Espresso Swirl. Flavor of the day
Pan-seared pompano fillet, sundried tomato shallot cream, fried carrot ribbons
Delish. Evan was a great server. Food was wonderful. Great experience.
Ulele is an unforgettable experience. Great food, impeccable service, beautiful setting on the river, friendly and fun. I love the FL Pompano (no one in the area serves this mild fish), it is cooked to perfection. The carrot ribbons are very unique and delicious. Top it off with homemade vanilla ice cream which is enough to split with a friend.
Ilias was the perfect server, fun, knowledgable and attentive if we needed anything.
I will always choose Ulele for a great meal and fun time with friends.
A fantastic restaurant with fantastic character. All three of us got something different and everything we tried was excellent. I am looking forward to going back and trying more of their diverse menu.
The staff is terrific. Atmosphere is nice. Food very good. I love it!
Will not go again. The food was bland and the service was horrendous. They brought us two separate dishes that were not ours and put it on our table. Then we were ignored for most of the night.
Nice place and good services and food
Our server Courtney was amazing! She was so thoughtful and made sure we had the best experience with our friend visits from out of town. She also was amazing with our four year old who was with us. Definitely will be coming back for the experience and the amazing food.
Wonderful spot for a birthday lunch! Great food and service
Weekend getaway in Tampa isn’t complete without dinner here! Sat outside - weather was perfect and food was delicious.
The service was fantastic and the charbroiled oysters alone are worth a visit
The food was delicious and our server, Courtney was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and guided us on drinks and food choices. Everything tasted so goo but the shocker was the okra fries. Holy moly….so good. Thank you Courtney for the gin/vodka lesson. All of the cocktails were great but try the Native Summer. Wow. Can’t wait to return.
Really nice food and a lovely setting. I ordered the pompano which was delicious, but portion was huge for lunch. Half of this would have been totally acceptable. There is a dedicated parking lot just around the corner, about a 2 min walk, which was really convenient. Server was friendly and efficient.
Great food and the Ambiance is nice!
One of the best restaurants I have ever been to!
Really a wonderful place to eat. The food and ambiance are both first rate. You’ll pay a little more, but for a special occasion it’s worth it.
Our waiter Jorge was wonderful! His suggestions and service were on point.
Brogan was attentive and very friendly. The charbroiled oysters are our favorite, not to mention the pork chop and meatloaf. Thanks for providing such a consistent experience. My only recommendation would be to have valet during the week as parking is a challenge. It still doesn't deter us though. Thanks.
Our server, Alex did an exceptional job. The food was great as usual. Noise level is always a challenge unless you eat outside.
Great atmosphere and food
Everything was great
Good overall menu. Quality food and drinks. Great friendly service. Nice ambience. Good appetizer. Overall enjoyable dining experience. On the down side, it’s a little expensive for the food.
We loved everything from the food, to the environment, the service. One thing i could comment on is that the table height at the booths are too high. Or am i just a really short person..? Lol.
Server was outstanding! Efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Food met every expectation and the oysters spectacular. Great bottle of Domaine Serene capped off the meal.
Lovely atmosphere with outdoor seating on the river.
Five stars. Excellent! My favorite restaurant in Tampa.
Arrived a few minutes early for my reservation and as seated right away. Our server was on point very friendly. We had everything we needed at all times. The food was excellent-- one of the best steaks I've had in a long time. Loved the atmosphere. A bit more noisy than I'd have liked, but what can you do? All in all, a great experience with a top notch staff.
Would definitely go back. Our waiter Jack was good and so were the hostess!
Our waiter, Zach, was great! Very attentive (but not annoyingly so) and helpful to us first-timers. Excellent food. We all commented on how delicious everything was.
Food and service was pretty good. Most entrees come with similar sides.
Everything was wonderful. Great table, great service and delicious food. Best homemade ice cream you will ever have.
Beautiful day and the food was wonderful
Awesome place, service was spot on, drinks were great but the food fell a bit short.
The food and the service were outstanding
Great food! Had the pompano & was very good. Coconut ice cream for dessert was great as well. Service a little slow but the food made up for it.
Food was delicious and they ended with complimentary truffles for my birthday. Food was a little slow because the kitchen was behind, but well worth it when it arrived!
Although I knew I had reserved outdoor seating I didn’t know I would be sitting in the blazing sun with no shade It was especially disappointing because when we left we saw numerous tables available on the other side with shade So not sure why they chose to make us as uncomfortable as possible. The food was just okay, too salty for my taste.
First of many more visits to come. Food was excellent as was the service. The manager even came to our table to apologize for the delay in our food coming out. We appreciated that even though we never made a complaint to anyone. A very nice touch on Ulele`s part. Our server Melonie was awesome. The wife had flank steak and I had pompano fish. Both were well prepared and absolutely delicious. The wife and I were also impressed at how well our server and the hostess handled themselves dealing with the rude 6 people at the table next to us who complained about the sun. Yes we were eating outside and enjoyed it immensely. If you are eating outside its called the sun. DUH
Wow! Fantastic food with an awesome ambiance. You can dine inside or outside in this retrofitted building that’s easily over 100 years old. The snapper was amazing, the filet mignon was so succulent & the flank was good too. They serve the best alligator I’ve ever had too. It’s not chewy but tender. Highly recommend this place. Our server Ricky was great too.
The decor, food, and staff were outstanding. We were seated promptly and graciously. Our food was served in a timely manner with great attention to detail and quality. Our servers were friendly and attentive. This is a definite must try.
Ulele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 999-4952.
Ulele is rated 4.8 stars by 9457 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.