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Aloha Island Grille

1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
+1 831-479-3299
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“kalua pork” (9 reviews)
“spam musubi” (8 reviews)
“ahi poke” (3 reviews)
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Polynesian, Hawaiian
1700 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

I love going to the Aloha Island Grille as it has always been one of my favorite Santa Cruz restaurants for its quality, consistency and atmosphere. The cocktails are among the best in town and will always set the stage for a relaxed, enjoyable dining...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Good times hangin with the owner who spoke Canadian really well,eh !

Thank reevez
Reviewed 21 February 2011

Visiting family in Santa Cruz for my birthday.. chose Aloha Grille for dinner.. we ordered to go. It was ready in 10 minutes.. yep, it's true! I had the short ribs, we also ordered the Teri Beef plate, Teri sandwich, wikiburger, coconut shrimp and of...More

Thank Haleiwagirl
Reviewed 4 July 2010

we first went there and they totally forgot about our food. we waited for 1hr and a half for our burgers! and all we got was "im sorry" then we gave it a try again and we bought 2 chicken teriyaki burgers and instead they...More

Thank gabyrocha0
Reviewed 2 February 2010

This is a little but of Hawaii right here in Santa Cruz. This is a very casual place that makes authentic island faire. They definitely have more than spam and everything is very tasty.

Thank acmecamera
Reviewed 8 August 2009

I really love the food here, really authentic Hawaiian, but every time I have been here the service is 1) not so friendly and 2) really long wait for a walk up dining place, 20-30 minutes. So I don't go anymore :-(

Thank EHS_7
Reviewed 26 July 2009

Great lunch spot for Hawaiian style plate lunches. The Kahlua Pork and the burgers are my favorite and oh yes--the best french fries in town, double fried and crispy. Bring your dog and sit on the deck.

Thank Luluslegacy
Reviewed 25 January 2009

I LOVE this place! The food is always delicious!

Thank lizzylizard217
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Reviewed 25 November 2008

Great simple grilled fish. Plain rice and macaroni salad don't usually do it for me, but theirs are done with a light touch and are pretty tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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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