Located on the Hillsborough River in Tampa Heights, 400 yards from the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Indoor and outdoor waterfront dining. Lunch & dinner daily. Closed Thanksgiving & 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.
Fresh Gulf of Mexico grouper fillet, romaine lettuce, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, zucchini pickles, smoked tomato seafood rmoulade served on a brioche bun
Hand-cut okra tossed in lime juice and sea salt, house-made ketchup
Horno-roasted snapper fillet, Spanish aioli, white truffle garlic spinach
Great evening... server was Exceptional
Great to have them open again. The ulele burger was tremendous and the pompano was delicious. It's lovely to eat near the water in such interesting surroundings.
Jalapeño biscuits were good as usual. The Native Chili was PHENOMENAL! If it had stopped there all would be well. The 2 orders of lobster rolls were not good at all. Actually seemed like “K”rab meat. The “buttered roll” was a hotdog bun that was grilled. For $20 dollars you’d think it would be half decent. We let our server (who spent as little time checking on us as possible) and watched him take our concern to the manager. Manager looked at the bill and did nothing. Didn’t even approach the table to apologize. When we left he walked by us and didn’t acknowledge us. He knew who we were because we watched the server point to us with the concern and we were only 1 of 3 or 4 tables that were actually being used. Lastly was their subject pricing... a BOWL of native chili is $6. To add only a CUP of it is $6 to your sandwich. Way to take advantage of your customers. This was our second time and will 100% be our last.
The food is always fabulous and our waiter was awesome!
Great experience, service was great and great environment. I do recommend it.
fun place....Amy was a great waitress.....she described the food with such excitement....lol
The food was good....but the service was better
This place is my favorite restaurant. Ambiance is like no other and the food is great.
Wonderful food great service!
Great, as always! We were also very well spaced out!
Dinner was delicious. Highly recommended. Service was excellent.
We just love the feel of Ulele, the unique food, and the friendly service. It’s a true Tampa gem.
Thank you to the Staff for a great job. My meal and experience was amazing.
We love Ulele. The outdoor seating area is extremely uncomfortable. It’s directly in the sun on hot AstroTurf with no fans. Certainly not ideal. Thankfully the staff was superb and was able to accommodate a move indoors.
Waitresses all wearing masks, disposable menus, designed person to clear the table separate from assigned waitress. No issues with outdoor seating and indoor seating available about 50% from usual. Very nice experience
Thanks to Taylor our dining experience was nothing short of amazing.
We had a 3 year old with us and Taylor made sure she was having a great time. He was attentive, and paid attention to detail.
The food was delicious and the Froze was refreshing on that sunny Saturday.
Thanks for everything Taylor! We will definitely be back when I visit next.
We sat outside and here they practiced social distancing. Very good experience!
Our waiter Bryan was excellent! They did a great job with social distancing between tables and staff was very professional. They hit all of their high standards for food quality and service! So glad they are open!
Great place to eat with friends and family. The food is delicious and they have the best blueberry ice tea! The restaurant is by the water and has a great view of the outside.
Went to lunch after we pick up my Wedding dress! Server was great. Food was amazing!
Loved the lawn seating! Our reservation was at sunset. So GOD added to the wonderful ambiance. The oysters are my all time FAV. This time, not what I was use to at all. But with this the second day since the reopening, I will give them another try!!!
We always enjoy the atmosphere, food and drinks provided. The outside seating could have had an umbrella but overall a good time!
Ulele is a favorite haunt. Happy it is open again. Service and food quality was still spot on.
So happy to re-visit Ulele (our favorite spot in Tampa) for lunch on the second day of re-opening. We brought our son and daughter-in-law from Austin, Texas and they were very impressed. Can't wait to return very soon for dinner.
I couldn’t happen in a better time. The food and service was excellent.
First day back , the Food was NOT good . Have eaten there many times , food has Always been good , but .... not on Wednesday at 500 pm!!
It was my first lunch back with my best friends after restaurants started opening post pandemic. Ulele is sparkling clean, the servers obviously had a plan in place to minimize any type of germs spreading. The food and frozen I was absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back
We had a delightful anniversary Tuesday night. Our server was attentive. Food was delicious and we had a lovely table outside with few of Sunset over Hillsborough River. It was a perfect evening
Thos place is always excellent. Great food and drinks. We decided to make this our last supper before the corona lockdown.
the food was great, servers were excellent atmosphere was excellent I will go back and bring more friend to enjoy this wonderful place.
Love this place! Great food and service. Highly recommend!
We go mainly for the char grilled oysters. They are the best out there. It is quite loud inside and sometimes hard to carry on a conversation.
Always great food and superb service!!
Great lunch with family!
This is one of our favorite "special" places to eat. Food is consistently very good, everyone is friendly, and the atmosphere has a "bon vivant" vibe. I grew up in the area and have fond memories of the "Fairyland" display of fairy tale figures at Lowry Park Zoo in the late 1950s, early to mid 1960s. The restoration and displays at Ulele's just make me smile. Get a token or two from the staff and feed the fish and birds.
GREAT DINNER - GREAT SERVICE - FLOYD WAS AWESOME!
Every. Dish. Perfect.
Very good. Excellent place for a Saturday night.
Ulele is rated 4.7 stars by 7548 OpenTable diners.
Ulele does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mgd.mercury-gift.com/ulele.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.