Restauranteur M. Dana Mule’s new Hula’s Modern Tiki location is set to open this January on High Street in north Phoenix.
“You’ll get everything you used to at Hula’s but with a slightly different perspective,” Mule says.
The new space will depict the same ’50s and ’60s modern mid-century inspired tiki bar elements like the Old Town Scottsdale and Uptown Phoenix locations, but Mule says this new restaurant will be beachier and “a little less over-the-top tiki.”
Hula’s was located on Central Avenue for nearly 10 years before closing in 2018.
The 3,900-square-feet space will include a wrap-around patio, fire pit and can seat approximately 130 guests inside and 60 on the dining deck.
Customer favorites like the signature Hula’s Mai Tai cocktail will still be served as well as popular food items like Hula’s Baja Fish Tacos, Crispy Coconut Shrimp Rolls and the Jawaiian Jerk Chicken Plate.
“Whether you like tropical cocktails or not, I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like the Mai Tai,” Mule says.
He recommends pairing the fruity drink with the Spicy Thai Chicken bowl topped with spicy Thai sauce, avocado and fried sweet plantains.
Guests can take advantage of daily happy hour deals featuring $6 cocktails and starters from open to 6 p.m. or get their brunch on at Hula’s with $4 mimosas. Choose orange, cranberry or pineapple juice and nurse your hangover with the Loco Moco, a classic Hawaiian dish with a burger patty, mushroom gravy and sunny side-up eggs.
“Hula’s is like the perfect tropical staycation when you just can’t get out of town,” Mule says.
450 E. High St., Phoenix, hulasmoderntiki.com