Hard Rock Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 1000 Universal Studios Blvd 99

    Universal City, CA 91608

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  • 818-622-7660

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An all American restaurant serving great food. The hostess and the waitress was really great. I got a a traditional burger with bacon. The bacon was crispy and the burger was juicy. No complaints. The decor is full of ROCK memorabilia.

3
★★★★★

An all American restaurant serving great food. The hostess and the waitress was really great. I got a a traditional burger with bacon. The bacon was crispy and the burger was juicy. No complaints. The decor is full of ROCK memorabilia.

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Great crowd, specially on the weekends. Food is real good. The service isn't all that. You have to wait a long time to be noticed by your server, and even then it takes a while to get what you asked for.

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★★★☆☆

Great crowd, specially on the weekends. Food is real good. The service isn't all that. You have to wait a long time to be noticed by your server, and even then it takes a while to get what you asked for.

Pros: Great Crowd

Cons: Takes too long to get what you ordered

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I went there for a common concert! The atmosphere was coo! The promoters were nice! Even the security officers were awesome!! In fact there were times I forgot they were on duty! Drinks were good too! Overall it was a cool experience.

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★★★☆☆

I went there for a common concert! The atmosphere was coo! The promoters were nice! Even the security officers were awesome!! In fact there were times I forgot they were on duty! Drinks were good too! Overall it was a cool experience.

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Decent place but it just wasn't right for my power lunch with my record industry associate. The service was awesome and the place seemed well managed. They had an amazing collection of music memorabilia but my associate was just "too cool" for all of this. Well.... that shouldn't reflect bad on the Hard rock but he wasn't thrilled with what he called the "F$#^king Disneyland" ambiance.

Oh well. I will go back because I love the pulled pork sandwich and The HArd Rock always has a soft spot in my heart from when I used to the SF location in the 80s. Most of us Record Industry people are pric$^s anyways.

2
★★★★☆

Decent place but it just wasn't right for my power lunch with my record industry associate. The service was awesome and the place seemed well managed. They had an amazing collection of music memorabilia but my associate was just "too cool" for all of this. Well.... that shouldn't reflect bad on the Hard rock but he wasn't thrilled with what he called the "F$#^king Disneyland" ambiance.

Oh well. I will go back because I love the pulled pork sandwich and The HArd Rock always has a soft spot in my heart from when I used to the SF location in the 80s. Most of us Record Industry people are pric$^s anyways.

Pros: FUn place. Good Pulled pork Sandwich.

Cons: Not for the "Super Hip" IE pretentious jerks.

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Having not gone to Hard Rock since I was a pre-teen, my memory is a bit hazy as to how loud the place really was back then. We went (6 of us) on a Monday evening and the place was pretty empty...I'm thinking maybe it was the lack of crowd to absorb the audio that caused the incredibly loud ambient noise. It was so loud that by the time I was almost done with dinner I was nauseous (and I'm a 25 year old female who should NOT be that sensitive to loud music).

Besides the surprisingly annoying "background" music, the crew was fantastic and the food was good. Their seasoned fries are delicious and makes up for the slightly higher price ranges for what other reviewers call "bar food."You're eating at a tourist hangout, so of course it'll be a bit elevated.

Ultimately the Hard Rock offers a great experience, but just don't go there expecting to have any sort of conversation with your group. The patio is a bit quieter, so if it's a nice night, grab a spot out there.

2
★★★★☆

Having not gone to Hard Rock since I was a pre-teen, my memory is a bit hazy as to how loud the place really was back then. We went (6 of us) on a Monday evening and the place was pretty empty...I'm thinking maybe it was the lack of crowd to absorb the audio that caused the incredibly loud ambient noise. It was so loud that by the time I was almost done with dinner I was nauseous (and I'm a 25 year old female who should NOT be that sensitive to loud music).

Besides the surprisingly annoying "background" music, the crew was fantastic and the food was good. Their seasoned fries are delicious and makes up for the slightly higher price ranges for what other reviewers call "bar food."You're eating at a tourist hangout, so of course it'll be a bit elevated.

Ultimately the Hard Rock offers a great experience, but just don't go there expecting to have any sort of conversation with your group. The patio is a bit quieter, so if it's a nice night, grab a spot out there.

Pros: Outgoing servers, full bar, decor

Cons: Loud, busy on weekends, empty on weekdays

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Hard Rock Cafe is one of the few places within the Universal Studios Citywalk that I would recommend. I would typically go for lunch and was always satisfied with the service, food, and portions. Granted, it's nothing upscale, but serves good burgers and bar food. The staff are friendly and happy to have anyone come through the door during the daytime. The Hard Rock brand is well maintained at this location. I enjoy the big open feeling of the place.

2
★★★★☆

Hard Rock Cafe is one of the few places within the Universal Studios Citywalk that I would recommend. I would typically go for lunch and was always satisfied with the service, food, and portions. Granted, it's nothing upscale, but serves good burgers and bar food. The staff are friendly and happy to have anyone come through the door during the daytime. The Hard Rock brand is well maintained at this location. I enjoy the big open feeling of the place.

Pros: Energetic

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I went there for a few drinks before my movie and it was a HUGE mistake. We sat at the bar and ordered 4 drinks and I left my tab open. After closing out my tab, I tipped the bartender $5.00 and went to the movie. A few days later, I checked my bank account and he had charged for $7.00!! I was furious! Not for the measly $2 extra dollars but because he stole from me. So I called the General Manager and told him what happened. The GENERAL Manager basically told me that I was a liar and that bartender has been working there for years and he didn't believe that bartender would be capable of doing something like that. His excuse was that maybe the bartender mistaked the number 5 for the number 7. B-S! I looked at my receipt and it was very clear, not to mention that a 5 looks nothing near like a 7! I ended up hanging up on the General Manager because he was SO RUDE. Seriously, DON'T GO THERE. There are so many other places in that strip, spend your $$ somewhere else. Daily Grill has always been good to me so now I go there!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there for a few drinks before my movie and it was a HUGE mistake. We sat at the bar and ordered 4 drinks and I left my tab open. After closing out my tab, I tipped the bartender $5.00 and went to the movie. A few days later, I checked my bank account and he had charged for $7.00!! I was furious! Not for the measly $2 extra dollars but because he stole from me. So I called the General Manager and told him what happened. The GENERAL Manager basically told me that I was a liar and that bartender has been working there for years and he didn't believe that bartender would be capable of doing something like that. His excuse was that maybe the bartender mistaked the number 5 for the number 7. B-S! I looked at my receipt and it was very clear, not to mention that a 5 looks nothing near like a 7! I ended up hanging up on the General Manager because he was SO RUDE. Seriously, DON'T GO THERE. There are so many other places in that strip, spend your $$ somewhere else. Daily Grill has always been good to me so now I go there!

Pros: The decorations are cool.

Cons: BAD Managers, BAD employees, BAD business.

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True story: I took my wife there with hundreds of dollars of cash in my pocket, I picked the place the Hard Rock in Uni City ..I like the hard rock in Vegas and on Beverly but this time {here it comes so brace yourself} this time I was pushed aside like a filthy farm animal. I asked the Guy Hostess if my girl and I could have a romantic seat at one of their empty tables he said here is a pager have a seat at the bar and wait for a table we will page you.I said sit me now get the tip he said please wait at the bar we did reluctantly soon as we got there the pager beeped I was pissed so we went to Gladstones up the walk and everything was perfect from that moment on. Hard Rock lost our bussiness several times since.

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★☆☆☆☆

True story: I took my wife there with hundreds of dollars of cash in my pocket, I picked the place the Hard Rock in Uni City ..I like the hard rock in Vegas and on Beverly but this time {here it comes so brace yourself} this time I was pushed aside like a filthy farm animal. I asked the Guy Hostess if my girl and I could have a romantic seat at one of their empty tables he said here is a pager have a seat at the bar and wait for a table we will page you.I said sit me now get the tip he said please wait at the bar we did reluctantly soon as we got there the pager beeped I was pissed so we went to Gladstones up the walk and everything was perfect from that moment on. Hard Rock lost our bussiness several times since.

Pros: N/A, N/A, N/A

Cons: N/A, N/A, N/A

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I dont look at Hard Rock as a choice destination unless Im going to be in the are anyway. Usually I only go there if Im early for a show at the Universal Amphitheater, or I feel like waiting out the crowd after a concert. It can be fun to sit at the bar as the 56 Chevy rotates overheard, and to gaze at all the memorabilia on the walls. The service is usually good at both the bar and the tables. Sometimes on a nice summer night it can be fun to sit outside, have a nice meal, watch the jumbotron and the people. The food is good, but not that special. Though I have to say, I had the best split pea soup of my life at Hard Rock. Who knew?

2
★★★★☆

I dont look at Hard Rock as a choice destination unless Im going to be in the are anyway. Usually I only go there if Im early for a show at the Universal Amphitheater, or I feel like waiting out the crowd after a concert. It can be fun to sit at the bar as the 56 Chevy rotates overheard, and to gaze at all the memorabilia on the walls. The service is usually good at both the bar and the tables. Sometimes on a nice summer night it can be fun to sit outside, have a nice meal, watch the jumbotron and the people. The food is good, but not that special. Though I have to say, I had the best split pea soup of my life at Hard Rock. Who knew?

Pros: rock and roll decor, beeper while u wait, strong drinks

Cons: gets REALLY busy

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Nice place, way too much money! The food here is ok, but the prices are outragous. The overall atmosphere is good, with good music always playing and lots of stuff to look at, but when it comes down to actually eating, then is the time to pull out the dough and get ready to spend a whole lot of money.

2
★★★★☆

Nice place, way too much money! The food here is ok, but the prices are outragous. The overall atmosphere is good, with good music always playing and lots of stuff to look at, but when it comes down to actually eating, then is the time to pull out the dough and get ready to spend a whole lot of money.

Pros: Atmosphere, Good Music

Cons: Expensive

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The Hard Rock Cafe is a great place for family fun and dining in a rock-and-roll atmosphere. Many locations provide on-site or street parking, or are ...

 

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