A modern twist on an American classic

Restoration

After an eighteen month long search that involved over sixty properties across the Valley, we discovered the building at 4700. Having grown up here in Phoenix, myself and my brothers had watched this building through its many incarnations over the years. We always thought it looked like the tie fighters from the movie Star Wars. Originally built in 1965 as a roast beef competitor to Arby’s. We hypothesize that it fed what must have been a motel that surrounded it. My partners and I were drawn to its peaked, Tahitian style roof and iconic hexagonal window looking out over Central Ave.  Our most fervent hope had been to restore an old building as part of the City of Phoenix adaptive reuse program. With this building, we got that opportunity. Having been sitting empty for a number of years, it was in total disrepair, and on the verge of falling down. Our architect (Mark Tomecak-Tomecak Design) worked closely with our contractor (Mahalo Company) and my partner Chris Delaney (who is responsible for most of Hula’s design elements) to create something unique. We wanted the space to reflect the urban renewal of Uptown Phoenix, but still pay homage to the Americana tiki bars and restaurants of the ‘40’s & ‘50’s.After almost six months, construction was completed as we were opening the doors (literally); September 24th, 2009.

 




Locations

Phoenix: 4700 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012
NW Corner of Central and Highland, just South of Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale: 7213 E. First Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: Phoenix: 602-265-TIKI (8454): Scottsdale (480) 970-HULA (4852)

About us

Voted Best of the Valley by Phoenix Magazine. Our Phoenix location is situated right on the light rail path and our Scottsdale location is in the heart of old town. Hula's Modern Tiki is a modern, urban twist on the classic tiki bars and restaurants of the '50s & '60s. Locally owned and operated, it’s a community place where everyone is welcome, and one that celebrates the long awaited urban renewal of Uptown Phoenix. See and be seen on our expansive patio, as the light rail cruises by. You can enjoy a tropical cocktail, a quick bite, or a full dinner, while being taken care of by the best staff in the ‘biz. Come be surrounded by hipsters, oldsters, youngsters and everyone in between, and beyond. Our menu has something for everyone, and is a fusion of island and American flavors. Try us once, you'll be hooked. Consistently voted one of the best Metropolitan Phoenix Restaurants

Central Phoenix Hours

Monday: 11:00a - 10:00p
Tuesday: 11:00a - 11:00p
Wednesday: 11:00a - 11:00p
Thursday: 11:00a - 11:00p
Friday: 11:00a - 2:00a (Full menu till' 11p)
Saturday: 10:30a - 1:00a (Brunch served 10:30a-2:30p)
Sunday: 10:30a - 10:00p (Brunch served 10:30a-2:30p)

Scottsdale Hours

Monday: 11:00a - 12:00a (full menu till 11p weekdays)
Tuesday: 11:00a - 12:00a
Wednesday: 11:00a - 12:00a
Thursday: 11:00a - 12:00a
Friday: 11:00a - 2:00a (Full menu till' 12a Fri & Sat)
Saturday: 9:30a - 2:00a (Brunch served 9:30am to 2:30pm)
Sunday: 9:30a - 12:00a (Brunch served 9:30am to 2:30pm)

Holiday Closures:

New Year's Day closed
Superbowl Sunday closed
July 7 (we're open on July 4th)
Thanksgiving Day closed
Black Friday we're open for brunch 10:30-2, drink specials open till close
Christmas Day closed - open 3:30p Dec. 26th