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.
 

 

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Restaurants at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Quick Service

The Crepe Cafe, Jamba Juice, Blaze Pizza, Panda Express, Poke Bar, The Habit Burger Grill, Taco Bell, Pink's Famous Hot Dogs, KFC Express, Pizza Hut Express, Cinnabon

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

 

Blaze Pizza

Step up to the counter and create your own pizza with dozens of toppings or try a classic recipe --Blaze Pizza is a pizza lovers dream.  

Prices are affordable and a pizza is enough food for one person.

TIP: If you're looking for a snack then one pizza is a great shareable option. 

Favorite Menu Items

Add roasted garlic, white cream sauce or a bbq drizzle for a blast of flavor to your pizza!

 

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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 Items

Spicy Tuna bowl with sweet onion, pineapple, edamame and a ponzu drizzle 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)

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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

GRUYÈRE BURGER (sherry caramelized onions, toasted Gruyère, crispy onions, arugula, toasted brioche)

ARTISAN PRETZEL (Bertman's mustard, housemade beer-cheddar queso)

 

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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

TAGLIATA (grilled strip loin, arugula, rosemary garlic oil, crispy potatoes)

SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO (squid ink spaghetti, marinara, Calabrian chili peppers)

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