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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” (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 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
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Don't get the Moco loco because it's nothing special but the teriyaki chicken and Kahlua pork are wonderful. My friend keeps coming back for the chocolate macadamia nut brownie 3 days in a row!

Thank hjcbirdbath
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Food was great! Teriyaki chicken and loco moco was spot on. The only thing that kept me from rating them a five was the people behind the counter. After watching for quite sometime I figured it out, of you are not a local you were...More

1  Thank kylephaynes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great plate lunch- these are locals and transplants from Maui. very good traditional plate lunch style

Thank Skip H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I'm torn giving Aloha Grill a low rating, but the food I received was inedible - overcooked and too salty. While I did enjoy the island vibes upon walking inside, the food I picked up for the beach were a whole different story. Food: Loco...More

Thank Ivana Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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