The Valley’s original island-style hideaway, Hula’s Modern Tiki, is moving a couple of miles north because its unique, 1960s-era building with hexagonal window is slated to be torn down by the landowners as part of a new residential redevelopment at the commercial plaza, located at the northwest corner Central and Highland avenues.

Hula’s will remain open until June, as it readies its new space in the former home of Ticoz Latin Kitchen, on 7th Street just north of Camelback Road. The space is being remodeled to include an indoor-outdoor patio, a 40-person private dining “Tiki Room” and a second tiki bar named The Captain’s Cabin.

Handcrafted by Hula’s owner, M. Dana Mule, this stylish 4,100-square-foot tiki restaurant and bar will replace the original Hula’s Modern Tiki, which launched in 2009.

The all-new Hula’s will include a second hidden tiki bar with its own entry off 7th Street. This intimate 28-seat bar is named The Captain’s Cabin, and will serve up both modern and classic tiki cocktails in a wood-paneled space featuring custom tiki artwork and nautical decor reminiscent of a 1950s Tahitian sailing ship cabin.

Hula’s Modern Tiki’s new Phoenix location opens this summer at 5114 N. 7th St. Hula’s existing Phoenix location (4700 N. Central Ave.) will be open for regular business hours until June. For more information, call Hula’s at 602-265-8454 or visit


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