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
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- 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
- 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
Flank Steak 8 oz.
Garlic sea salt and olive oil marinated, thinly sliced, Florida avocado "Jimmychurri"
One of our favorites when we’re in the area. Don’t overlook a bowl of the Native Chili or the Okra fries!
Good food and not too expensive.
Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was grwat
Everything was perfect!
Our server Taylor was a doll
Big place. Lots of rushing around but seemed to have a good vibe unless you don’t like loud noises. Pork chop was excellent. Seafood dishes just ok. Had oysters for app those were very good. Nice location. Will return someday but not right away.
Love this place. The food, wine and ambiance. Highly recommend.
Food is amazing! So much flavor in every dish. Recommend oysters Rockefeller and the okra fries! All drinks are good as well.
Thank you so much! We are very proud of our native-inspired menu — the charbroiled Gulf Coast oysters and the okra fries with house-made ketchup both pay homage to the native ingredients our land and waters provide. We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon!
We had a great meal! Service was awesome and atmosphere is fun!
Thank you, Christy!
I’m not from Tampa, but make it my business to get to Ulele when I’m there on business....this was the case. I just love about everything about this place....especially the charbroiled oysters.
What an awesome review! Thank you so much. We're so grateful for your support and endorsement.
excellent will definitely return An outstandingexperience
Thank you so much, Todd. We look forward to your next visit.
Charbroiled oysters cannot be beat!
It is always. First Class experience at Ulele.
Thank you so much, Richard. We appreciate your support.
Dinner was great. The seafood is fresh and amazing. The scallops sliced like butter. The pork chop was the star of the night and the Ribeye was well enjoyed as well. Service was top notch, James went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect. 10/10 would recommend.
Thank you so much, Robert! We're so glad you enjoyed your Ulele experience. We hope to see you again soon.
It was our first time dining at Ulele, we made reservations for outside but at the time it was raining. We still wanted outside, when asked if we can preferably seat under an umbrella, it was no problem. Usually restaurants hate change of seats because messes up server seating rotation. So thank you. What really made our experience was our server, Ilies, hopefully I didn’t murder his name spelling. His ecstatic attitude made us smile, he was very informative of the menu and the even tho it was 6th day doing a double, and we were his last table, the service didn’t change at all. It was my birthday and when checking out, I received the most delicious, rich chocolates ever!! It was such a cute gift that was given by restaurant/Ilies! The food by the way.... incredible! From the charbroiled oysters to the scallops, shrimp and grits (grits made me over eat, I couldn’t stop eating them), seafood risotto, to the pork chop! Portions were more than enough! Such a great time at Ulele, thank you to our server, Ilies, who made my birthday vacay end amazing! Definitely would recommend and for sure head back! Thank you ❤️
Wow — thank you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed and kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Ulele. We take a lot of pride in our service, food and beverage quality, and atmosphere and we're so grateful that you noticed. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special night with us. We hope to see you again soon.
WOW! We went for our mini moon and we had an AMAZING time! We were so taken care of, fabulous food and drinks, and yummy dessert! We will definitely be back! Thanks Mark!
Thank you, Michelle! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience. Congratulations on your mini moon! We hope to see you again soon.
Wow. Everyone was right and I am sure glad I finally got there on this trip to Tampa. Perfect night and amazing meal.
What a nice review to read. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Tampa.
Ambience was excellent. Service was very professional and food was delicious. Margaritas were top notch.
Thank you so much. We're so grateful for your support and endorsement.
This is my very favorite restaurant. Outstanding menu, service, ambience. Location on the Riverwalk provides exceptional waterview. Plenty of indoor and outdoor dining with distancing. Everyone working wears a mask. Just love everything about Ulele.
Thank you so much, Carolyna! We take a lot of pride in our service, food and beverage quality, safety and atmosphere and we're so grateful that you noticed. We feel honored by your endorsement and we hope to see you again soon.
Amazing food and ambiance like always. The service was anemic this time but otherwise on par with any fine resturant.
Thank you, Drew. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Our waiter was Casey, fantastic service and food.
Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.
We went for a birthday party food was great and on time.
Thanks, Ricky. We hope to see you again soon!
Great food and terrific service! Loved the Bloody Mary's and amazing service by Kenny. Terrific place to go to eat and spend the afternoon. Private parking was a plus!
Thank you, Deborah! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at Ulele. We look forward to your next visit.
Ulele never disappoints. When we come to Tampa downtown, we try to head there....but make sure to grab a reservation early or you will be eating at 10 pm!
Thank you so much. We are so grateful for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again. And yes, reservations are never a bad idea!
The food and service was great. Fran did a great job. Will be back.
Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.
Food was fantastic as always. Sage was our waiter and was excellent. I could not have been happier.
Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this kind review. We hope to see you again soon.
As always, Ulele did not disappoint. Delicious food, awesome drinks, beautiful atmosphere!
Thank you, Marco! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your next visit.
Beautiful day, to be outside. Food was great service was awsome.
Thank you. We are so happy that our guests can take advantage of Tampa's natural beauty and gorgeous weather when dining at Ulele. We hope to see you again soon!
One of my favorite outdoor dining spots. They always treat my dog like a welcomed guest.
Our four-legged friends are some of our favorite guests! Thank you so much for bringing your pup to Ulele. We hope to see you again soon. We're grateful for your support and endorsement.
The food is amazing. Everything is cooked perfectly and with such amazing flavor. I know I can order anything on the menu and it won’t just be perfect but beyond any expectations. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable.
Don’t forget to check out the beautiful art.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We are truly grateful for your support.
Our server was amazing the food was something to be desired we did not enjoy the food but the ambience was nice and the service was great
Sorry to read this, Bella. Next time, if your food is less than satisfactory, please let a server or a manager know. We are always happy to remake the dish to your liking or make you another dish.
Very enjoyable! Service was outstanding. Table was ready on time. Food was very good.
Will be back!
Thank you so much, Adam! We look forward to your next visit.
Celebrating a birthday, the service was very good and good was OK.
Donna, we're sorry to hear that you left Ulele feeling less than satisfied. Food quality and guest happiness are both very important to us, especially when a celebration is involved. Next time, please let your server or a manager know if your meal isn't right. We are always happy to remake a dish or help find something on the menu you might like more. We're glad that you enjoyed your experience overall, thank you for choosing to celebrate with us.
Colleague’s Birthday. Perfect experience! Espresso ice cream was a perfect ending to a decadent meal. And he received a complimentary box of chocolates as a birthday gift.
We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. It's always an honor when guests choose Ulele for birthday celebrations and special occasions.
From the minute you walk in the door, you are treated exceptionally. They recognize familiar faces, know your preferences, and always provide exceptional service. The charbroiled oysters are my favorite not to mention an extensive and reasonably priced wine selection. One of our favorite restaurants!
Thank you so much! Our staff takes great pride in being fully familiar with the food, it's sourcing and helping our guests appreciate the food and beverage they're enjoying. We hope to see you again soon!
Amazing! The food is phenomenal. The views are great! Must have charbroiled oysters!
Thank you, CiCi! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!
Great, as always. We had a bottle of Caymus, which is about the same price at the restaurant as in the stores. Can't beat that!
Jill, we are very proud of our diversified wine list at Ulele and it's a mission of ours to make that list accessible. You'll find that all of our wines are priced very fairly, usually matching retail prices. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon.
Food was amazing
Your comment is music to our ears! Thank you. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us.
Food, service and ambiance was all top
Thank you! We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon.
It was daughter’s birthday and they gave her a beautiful box of truffles. The food was great as always !!!
Lots of outdoor seating with a very nice ambience
Thank you so much!
Ulele offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 999-4952.
Ulele is rated 4.8 stars by 8515 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.