Everything South City Eats and Cooks with Chef Ava Marie: Local Restaurant Review – Guess Who?!

South San Francisco, Ca March 22, 2012  by Chef Ava Marie

PREFACE: We are excited to announce that South San Francisco Chef Ava Marie has joined our Everything South City team and will be sharing a weekly column here! Chef Ava Marie brings a wealth of experience with her, and her weekly column will be showcased in our new special Tuesday Foodie Digest – all about local flavor, specials, and everything foodie! Be sure to sign up for our digests – CLICK HERE! (for back issues of our weekly digest CLICK HERE)

Everything South City Eats and Cooks with Chef Ava Marie

 Supports Local Restaurants And This Month’s local restaurant review of the month is drum roll…..

Hula Hoops Tiki Bar and Grill 

2278 Westborough Blvd in South San Francisco California off of Highway 280.


I discovered this place a few years ago before COVID, it was something I wanted to go to for some time, but I never got a chance to try their food and or visit their place.

My dad and I decided to Hula Hoops Tiki Bar and Grill and we supported them with a to-go order to enjoy the restaurant-quality experience and we order the breaded Spam Bites and Teriyaki Chicken Skewers.  I must tell you it was delicious and flavorful. I’d go back for more!



I also enjoyed the Mochikako Chicken and Waffles, it had a light pillow bite to your regular fried chicken and next time would try The Spam Fries and Sisig Pizza. My dad isn’t a huge fan of sunny side up like my late grandfather on my mom’s side and I am. But overall, I’d take my family back again for dine-in for gatherings, etc





Do not get their Lumpia Shanghai because it was cold, I like my Lumpias piping hot out of the fryer. 7 Mile House has better hot crispy Lumpia but it was good but be mindful of the temperature.



This place reminded me of my grandparents’ Luau gatherings in Granada Hills, California, where my mom grew up.  As a kid growing up in a food-obsessed family, I wanted to let locals in SSF know my message for you is:

PLEASE support local restaurants and they need you!

And I will continue to write recipes 3x a month and 1x a month will highlight a local restaurant,  ok thank you!




To learn more about Hula Hoops Tiki Bar and Grill go to their website:

Link https://hulahoopssf.com/

They are on Facebook and Instagram as well




Chef Ava

Ava Marie is a lifelong resident of South San Francisco and lives in Winston Manor with her family. Born with autism, Ava Marie has never let that, or anything else, get in the way of her goals. Her passion for cooking and teaching is contagious and she’ll have you cooking and baking up a storm in your own kitchen like a pro in no time! Chef Ava Marie has won several awards, authored cookbooks and offers live cooking demonstrations on her Facebook page. To read Everything South City articles on Chef Ava Marie CLICK HERE. To read her blog, full of great recipes, CLICK HERE. And follow her on Facebook CLICK HERE. If you have suggestions for recipes or have questions, please email Chef Ava Marie CLICK HERE.







**You are absolutely amazing Chef Ava Marie and thank you for the delicious food tip! My family and I have never tried Hula Hoops Tiki Bar and Grill but we will now!!!

Maryanne Mathiesen




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