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Hula's Island Grill

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Caribbean, Hawaiian
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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
831-655-4852
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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  • 341
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A lucky find in Monterey, and a brilliant one too - this place is totally amazing, great service, awesome beer, and a menu that had so much choice I would need to go back again and again to get thru it all.....I went for the fish tacos and seriously this was the best meal our family had during our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A lucky find in Monterey, and a brilliant one too - this place is totally amazing, great service, awesome beer, and a menu that had so much choice I would need to go back again and again to get thru it all.....I went for the fish tacos and seriously this was the best meal our family had during our two... More 

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Burney,Ca
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Hula's gets great reviews and they might be deserved, but the night we visited, it was just O.K. . The food wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. The place was pretty full and we were offered a table on the patio. It was a cooler evening and they had their heaters going and blankets available, so it was bearable. The... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner on vacation twice. My husband had the macadamia nut seared tuna and I had the luau pork plate. Our server forgot to put our order in right away and ordered us an appetizer (shrimp rolls that were very fresh and delicious) free of charge. We ate outside under the stars, it was very romantic. The... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

They had great food, great drinks. The waitress was super helpful about making selections. There was a lot to choose from on the menu.

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Roseville, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Liked quick service, tasty dishes. It's a little noisy, but we could still talk The crowd is mixed and lively. Detry (sp.?) was an outstanding server.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really good food for the going rate in Monterey. Nice atmosphere and good service. Would go there again .

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Cocoa Beach,Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had lunch at this restaurant and it was great. The ambiance is fun and the staff is friendly and attentive. There is a variety of food and all of it was good. I had the spicy Thai chicken bowl and it was very tasty with good seasoning, avocado and beans with rice. My wife had the jerk chicken and... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As Canadians both my girlfriend and I found American portions for the most part massive. However, Hula found a great balance of enough food without completely going overboard. Food was fresh and really tasty. Service was kinda slow which is the only knock on this place. Our server was friendly enough she just had no urgency about her. I would... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Love coming here. Make sure to make a reservation as it is usually always packed. Great outside dining as well. Fresh fish and fun drinks too. But the thing that makes this place is the amazing staff! I keep coming back.

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were there on a Tuesday which was happy night. Cocktails and starters reduced all night. Even at 6 o'clock it was full but we got a table in 10 minutes. Even though there was a queue we weren't rushed. The food was great, portions not too massive but plenty. We had one starter between us and mains Each and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-655-4852

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 21
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?