Restaurants at Universal CityWalk Hollywood | Dining Guide & Top 5 Recommendations

Universal CityWalk Hollywood is packed with great restaurants!

We'll walk through some of our reader's favorites as well as some tips and suggestions for any appetite. No matter what you're craving, CityWalk Hollywood most likely has something for you! 

Topics We'll Cover About Restaurants at CityWalk Hollywood:

  • All Restaurants at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Favorite Restaurants + Tips!

  • Antojitos Cocina Mexicana
  • Poke Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen
  • Discounts and Deals

 

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Restaurants at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Quick Service

  • The Crepe Cafe
  • Jamba Juice
  • Panda Express
  • Poke Bar
  • The Habit Burger Grill
  • Taco Bell
  • Pink's Famous Hot Dogs
  • KFC Express
  • Pizza Hut Express
  • Cinnabon
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Chik Chick Chicken
  • Voodoo Donut

Sit Down Dining (Casual Service)

  • Antojitos
  • Cocina Mexicana
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen
  • Johnny Rockets
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Wasabi
  • Dongpo Kitchen
  • Buca Di Beppo

 

Antojitos Cocina Mexicana

With over 150 different tequilas and a large menu inspired largely by Mexican cuisine, Anojitos Cocina Mexicana is a favorite spot to grab a drink or a bit to eat.

Great Mexican food isn't hard to find in Los Angeles, so Antojitos has a lot of competition, but at Universal CityWalk Hollywood it's one of the only options for Mexican flavors and a very solid choice.

Antojitos is also decked it with great theming which really elevates the dining experience!

Favorite Menu Items

Mole Enchiladas

Braised chicken, rich salsa molé, corn tortillas, toasted sesame seeds, Mexican red rice, refried beans, cilantro

Guacamole & Chips

Made tableside during peak dining hours with avocado, diced red onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, fresh lime juice, cilantro, housemade tortilla chips

Nachos from Antojitos Cocina Mexicana at Universal Citywalk Hollywood

Poke Bar

A Hawaiian staple, a simple explanation of Poke is a bowl consisting of raw fish, veggies, fruits and rice.

Poke Bar at Universal CityWalk Hollywood has delicious options including salmon, albacore, and a variety of shellfish. Fruit and vegetable options include seaweed, onion and pineapple.

If you're craving seafood or just a fresh and light dish, Poke Bar is a great choice for lunch or dinner.

Favorite Menu Item

Spicy Tuna Bowl

Sweet onion, pineapple, edamame and a ponzu drizzle with spicy tuna is a simple, but crowd favorite option.

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Inspired by the classic film FORREST GUMP, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a seafood restaurant packed with nostalgia from the film. 

While fish and shrimp are the main attraction here, Bubba Gump also has steak and chicken options.

You can't go wrong getting one of their many shrimp combinations or a seafood platter and their pastas are also a fantastic choice.

TIP: Our recommendation is heading over to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. if you're craving seafood and some Forrest Gump Nostalgia, but if you're looking for steak, chicken or pork it might be best to head elsewhere. 

Favorite Menu Items

Crab and Shrimp Boil for Two

Snow Crab, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Red Potatoes. Garlic or Cajun

    Shrimper’s Heaven

    Fried Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp, Fries, Cocktail Sauce, Tartar Sauce, Tempura Sauce

      Interior of Bubba Gump restaurant at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

      Forrest Gump references and memorabilia is everywhere!

      NBC Sports Grill & Brew

      Burgers, wings, giant pretzels and over forty different beers to choose from NBC Sports Grill & Brew is one of our favorite restaurants at CityWalk to drop into after a long day at the park.

      Many people also love just stopping into NBC Sports for a big sporting event or to sample their huge variety of brews. 

      TIP: The burgers here are a can't miss but their wings, loaded nachos and artisian pretzel are stellar appetizers we love to order.

      Favorite Menu Items

      Gruyere Burger 

      A juicy burger topped with herry caramelized onions, toasted Gruyère, crispy onions, arugula, toasted brioche

        Artisan Pretzel

        An oversized pretzel with Bertman's mustard and housemade beer-cheddar queso.

           

          NBC Sports Grills and Brew at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

          VIVO Italian Kitchen

          It was a close call between VIVO Italian Kitchen and NBC Sports Grill & Brew, but VIVO is our top restaurant at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

          The selection of antipasta, pizza, desserts and pastas are phenomenal and there really are no bad choices at VIVO. 

          The pastas and piatto principales (main course) are standout choices here with the shrimp fra diavolo and tagliata being the strongest items to pick from -- the shrimp fra diavolo is a big favorite and we can't recommend it enough. 

          The cauliflower fritti is also a can't miss appetizer that pairs nicely with the tagliata. 

          Favorite Menu Items

          Tagaliata

          Grilled strip loin with arugula, rosemary garlic oil and a side of crispy potatoes

            Shrimp Fra DiavoloSHRIMP 

            Squid ink spaghetti with marinara and Calabrian chili peppers

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              You also can't go wrong with pizza at Vivo!

              Discounts and Deals

              Various discounts and deals are available for Universal Studios Hollywood annual pass holders! Vivo, NBC Sports and others all offer a 10% discount.

              If you're not an annual passholder some of these locations offer Military discounts (usually around 10%), but anyone can save $10+ per person on tickets by purchasing in advance online which leaves you with some extra spending money on meals! 

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