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Ulele offers native-inspired riverfront dining. - Ulele, Tampa, FL
Award-winning

Ulele

4.8
4.8
13720 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.

Casual attire is fine, but we don’t allow sleeveless shirts on men in the indoor dining rooms.




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 248 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Brewery
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 999-4952
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Quakenbush
  • Private party facilities
    Ulele has several areas for dining that may be used for business meetings, social affairs, wedding events, charity functions, etc. These include inside the restaurant or outside in the beer garden, on the upper patio deck and on the riverside lawn (tents available).
  • Private party contact
    Emily Johnston: (813) 513-2661
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Cross street
    Henderson Avenue or 7th Avenue
  • Parking details
    Ulele offers complimentary valet after 5 p.m. Fridays, lunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays (with Ulele validation). There also is street parking near the restaurant, and a free private lot on Doyle Carlton Drive (southern extension of Highland) across from Water Works Park)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 13,720 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    American

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Most Booked

  • Tampa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tampa

    American

  • Tampa

    Most Booked

13,720 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, service and atmosphere. We ate outside which was divine. The weather was perfect for it. I had the filet mignon and my dining partner had the pompano. Both were superb. We will be back. Go in the evening if you get a chance. It’s a special place with all the lighting. Simply beautiful.

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  2. Boodles4Ever

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent- top marks. But bones in my $35 Gouda Grouper was not acceptable.

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  3. nickatnight

    Toronto

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food like always was delicious and the service by Austin was great! Austin was very knowledgeable and very attentive. Love the vibe and the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back again. Thank you! 👍👏🙏

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  4. KGB1

    Detroit

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious-crab cakes appetizer( shared), blackened redfish and seafood risotto were all perfectly cooked. Butter rum cake with vanilla bean ice cream ( made on site) was a great way to close out the meal.

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  5. TheWards

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited prior to a concert at Raymond James. Food, atmosphere and service (Noora!!!) were all outstanding! One of our favorite spots in Tampa!

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  6. NellJ

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time around and loved it the same as the first time….

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  7. SueH

    Tampa

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch at Ulele before a show at the Straz—Great food and outstanding service!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ulele is a culinary gem that offers an unforgettable dining experience. From the moment you step in, you're greeted with warmth and hospitality. The menu is a masterpiece, blending traditional flavors with innovative twists. Starting with the salad, each bite bursts with freshness, setting the perfect tone for the meal. The barbacoa shrimp appetizer is a flavor explosion, with succulent shrimp perfectly complemented by a rich sauce and asparagus. And don't even get me started on the seafood risotto – it's a symphony of flavors and textures, with tender scallops stealing the show. To top it off, the orange mojito is a refreshing delight that perfectly balances citrusy notes with a hint of sweetness. Each sip is like a vacation in a glass, transporting you to a tropical paradise. Overall, Ulele exceeds expectations in every aspect, from food quality to ambiance to service. It's a culinary journey you won't soon forget, and one that will leave you planning your next visit before you've even left the table.

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  9. JudyA

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! Loved the Seafood Rotini!! Others in party had the meatloaf and snow crab claws, which were also amaing and so very tasty. Our server was so attentive, sweet, quick, and on top of everything. We had a wonderful evening at Ulele's.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress raven was the best. Would recommend the food and her

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FAQs

Ulele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 999-4952.

Ulele is rated 4.8 stars by 13720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 248 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ulele

1810 N Highland Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Henderson Avenue or 7th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Ulele offers complimentary valet after 5 p.m. Fridays, lunch and dinner Saturdays and Sundays (with Ulele validation). There also is street parking near the restaurant, and a free private lot on Doyle Carlton Drive (southern extension of Highland) across from Water Works Park)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Patrick Quakenbush
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 999-4952
  • Private party facilities
    Ulele has several areas for dining that may be used for business meetings, social affairs, wedding events, charity functions, etc. These include inside the restaurant or outside in the beer garden, on the upper patio deck and on the riverside lawn (tents available).
  • Private party contact
    Emily Johnston: (813) 513-2661
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