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Aloha Island Grille

1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
+1 831-479-3299
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kalua pork” (6 reviews)
“spam musubi” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Polynesian, Hawaiian
1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

This was my first visit to Aloha Island Grille. It was close to where I was staying during my trip to Santa Cruz. I decided to try the Loco Moco Aloha Specialty meal which includes rice topped with two grilled sirloin patties, two eggs, and...More

Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Ordered take-out from here one night, as it was close to where we were staying on vacation. The food came quickly, huge portions, and it was all very packaged. Must admit - I hadn't tried Hawaiian cuisine before, so wasn't sure what to expect. I...More

Thank DanJ1982
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in to grab some food to go, and was pretty impressed. Big portions, the coconut prawns were stunning, and the kalua pig cooked really well - nice and succulent. Katsu chicken was a really tasty slab of chicken but with a bit of an...More

Thank chippy_chips
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The Aloha Island Grille was within walking distance of our accommodation, so we decided to visit on our last day in Santa Cruz. My husband and I both had beers - his tasted interestingly of lychees, so when we ordered a second, I ordered the...More

Thank NeetsF
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We haven't been here in a long time, so we got takeout food. They serve a normal size portion of meat, rice and Mac salad. The salad was a little warm, and not real good, but the meat has a pretty good flavor. The kalbi...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Our family has stopped into the Aloha Island Grille several times in the last 2 years and have had great lunch items. On the 15th Oct., I had the Loco Moco & it was just as delicious as the same thing I had at DA...More

Thank Gerald A
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a cute, dive restaurant with authentic Hawaiian cuisine. Highly recommended!!! We had the Teriyaki Chicken and Beef Teriyaki, and both were delicious.

Thank robhuff1
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic plate lunch style restaurant, this place has local Hawaiian favorites such as teriyaki beef/chicken, Kalua pork, manapua, and spam musubi. Atmosphere is laid back, order at counter and they bring to your table, indoor and outdoor seating options. Classic beverages such as Hawaiian sun...More

Thank emariemyers
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Had shrimp platter coconut style with a pineapple IPA on the porch. Delicious! No table service. The line moves a little slow.

Thank redgeorgiadawg
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with the family during my visit. Great food and nice patio outside. Fun place to stop and enjoy time with people

Thank Dustin C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-479-3299
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