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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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4:00 pm - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 440
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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 14
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  • 7
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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
Great food with a Hawian twist

Visited after going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium- nice relaxing island vibe. But be warned - old building with no apparent A/C so it gets warm- they have fans and open the door for more ventilation- but not exactly brisk- so my suggestion in the summer is to dress island style- shorts and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Redenzo
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Visited after going to the Monterey Bay Aquarium- nice relaxing island vibe. But be warned - old building with no apparent A/C so it gets warm- they have fans and open the door for more ventilation- but not exactly brisk- so my suggestion in the summer is to dress island style- shorts and t-shirts. I'm from Florida so hot weather... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great service tops great food and combined for a really relaxed dinner for Mum, Dad and 4 children (6-14). You must leave room for deserts and trust me ... share them. We all had a fab evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been to Hulas twice in the past 2 months, including with our kids and grandkids. Hulas was very accommodating to our group both times, seating us with little or no wait and serving us right away. The food was excellent, and portions were good sized. Overall - a fun place to take the family when you're in Monterey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Noisily happy place, great food and fab cocktails! Visited twice recently with husband and two teenage kids. Managed to catch happy hour but even so, had only a short wait. Staff were helpful and very friendly and the food appeared swiftly, and the cocktails even swifter. Would definitely go back again if in Monterey.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I came here for dinner on a Friday night. For two of us, the wait was around half an hour (I think it was actually shorter). We waited at the bar in the meantime. The restaurant itself is bigger than I was expecting. There are two rooms inside and an outside seating area which was nice. It had heat lamps... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food here is surfer based - Hawaiian, Mediterranean, etc. I had the Jerk pulled pork - it was fantastic and VERY spicy. The place was packed, but we were able to get an table immediately despite this, Highly recommended for a fun meal in Monterey!

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Sonoma, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a fun time at this little Hawaiian funky themed restaurant. Busy! Go early for Happy Hour. We've lived in Islands for many years & have enjoyed quests for perfect Mai Tai. I am pleased to report that Hula's has one of the few best ones we've found on the Mainland. Citrusy, not sweet. Better than most Coconut Shrimp &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We did not eat at this restaurant but called in for cocktails at happy hour. The cocktails were excellent and the best value for money we had during our entire two week visit to california.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Loved this place! Food was fresh and fantastic as were the drinks. Service was very friendly. Try to sit outside if you can.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had a Hawaiian style pulled pork with a spicy sauce. Amazing taste. The chicken wing Pupu was ok. The Cesar's Salad also ok.

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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: Bar scene, Families with children
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?