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Aloha Island Grille

1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
+1 831-479-3299
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kalua pork” (5 reviews)
“spam musubi” (8 reviews)
“loco moco” (3 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
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Reviewed 13 June 2015

There were four of us when we went, and ordered different things from the menu. We tasted each other's food, It ALL was so good. I had Kalua Pig...Yummy ! I have had it in Hawaii, and this was great ! They have a different...More

Thank calidreamin43
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Take the time to find this place, it's worth it! Had the Kal Bi which was excellent, my lady had fresh grilled Ono which was also great. This is your typical island plate lunch atmosphere serving really great food. Had a Primo beer to go...More

Thank gary w
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This is a serve yourself type place. We had a larger party, but we pulled some tables together and made it work. Not fancy, VERY limited parking. But good food and they had POG (Pineapple, orange, and guava) just like in Hawaii : ) The...More

Thank amychav
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I took my mom (who was born & raised in Hawaii) for lunch and was very happy with everything we ordered! The kimchi and spam musubi were on point, the mac salad was good!

Thank lcwickstrom
Reviewed 28 November 2014

The wife and I had lunch here when we stayed at a nearby hotel. Great food, fast service, funky atmosphere but very generous and well presented. Laid back, surfer deco, Hawaiian cooks. Yum

Thank supportarizona
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Love this laid back place. Reminds me of Hawaii. Great Kalua Pork. It's chill enough to hang with your family. When they are busy, you might have to wait a bit, but it's worth it. Yum!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We enjoyed going to Aloha Island Grill. It has a surfer theme which is carried out well. First, its fun to order at the counter and then get your food delivered. It fits the "theme" well. We had salmon poki; I had their very good...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 17 August 2014

If you are heading to Santa Cruz, this place is a must. The food is amazing. Got to do it. It looks like a family establishment. We had 4 things on the menu. It was all wonderful

Thank nadro2010
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Good, cheap, easy, relaxed. Able to take our dog. The service was quick and friendly. We were able to sit outside and people watch. It felt perfectly "Santa Cruz."

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I was definitely disappointed by this experience. The veggie burger tasted like the one they sell at Burger King, but for twice the price. My sweet potato fries were super soggy, like thy had been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile. And the water...More

Thank PLJ10
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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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