Friday, August 2, 2013

Hula's Modern Tiki, Phoenix, AZ

Hula's Modern Tiki

Hula's Modern Tiki is a cute little bar and restaurant in uptown Phoenix, conveniently located off the lightrail. They're vegan friendly, and when I ordered, the super-friendly waitress was very well informed on what items could be easily veganized. I considered ordering some kind of encrusted tofu, the Spicy Tofu Tacos, the Jungle Tofu Bowl, or the Big Sur Black Bean Burger; the tacos, bowl, and the veggie burger I've heard are amazing (without modifications). Those were pretty much the veganizable options. I settled for the Jungle Tofu Bowl since it required the least modifications to make it vegan.
Jerk Tofu Bowl Served
The Jungle Tofu Bowl in all its glory; fried tofu, jungle curry sauce, fried sweet plantains on top of beans, rice, and a cabbage mix. This dish was delicious. The jungle curry sauce was not too spicy and the combination of flavors and textures really worked; the whole thing was quite filling and satisfying.

Jungle Tofu Bowl Mixed & Half-Eaten

We didn't get drinks during this visit and I don't know what liquor on their menu is vegan, but I'm sure they have some lovely fruity concoctions. They didn't have any vegan desserts on the menu, but the waitress did tell me that that the little place next door, Twirl Frozen Yogurt, served vegan sorbet. Good to know!

Ultimately, this is a great place to go a night downtown, when cruising the lightrail, and especially when you have a mixed party of omnivores and vegans.

Hula's Modern Tiki Bar & Restaurant
Ranking: ****

***** awesome! Highly recommended.
**** hey, this is pretty dang good.
*** not bad at all.
** eh.
* bad. Keep looking for alternatives.

Hula's Modern Tiki Bar & Restaurant
4700 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 265- 8454

Monday 11am to 10pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11am to 11pm
Friday 11am to 2am
Saturday 10:30am to 1am
Sunday 10:30am to 10pm

Tiki Decor


Xhanthi said...

Urgh. I miss food. We have so little variety up here!

Kenike said...

Yeah, we're pretty lucky here in Phx. A lot more variety than a lot of places.