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Hula's Island Grill

622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
831-655-4852
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Ranked #4 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was a fun restaurant. The food was delicious with a twist. I really liked the ribs. The portions were a fair size. The coleslaw was terrific! Drinks were law fun! We would eat here again!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere and great food. I had Duke's Luau Pork Plate - so good! My boys and husband had fish in the Lemongrass Encrusted preparation, and all plates were clean! We would go here again.

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Pacific Grove, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Hula was a very nice surprise with a great crew, and wonderful food! Had Crusted Coconut Shrimp Roll App, and Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi with Mango Relish...Wonderful to the last bite! Not inexpensive but well worth the cost as I never mind paying a bit more for quality and serve till 10pm...Great job guys!

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We popped in to the Hula's Island Grill and were seated immediately. We went for lunch around 3:00 in the afternoon. The wait staff is upbeat and friendly. I had the barbeque, which was done with a tasty flair. Basically, they BBQ'd pork, and added some teryaki sauce and pineapple. At first I wasn't too sure what fusion cuisine was,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were looking for something a bit different to eat rather than the standard burger and fries on Cannery Row. Hulas was a bit busy but after a short wait, we got a table. The service was excellent with recommended beers to go with the meal and the food was both tasty and interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Toronto
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hula's Island Grill is very busy - and with good reason, the atmosphere is a lot of fun, the staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. We'd had a disappointing dinner on Cannery Row the evening before, so we were thrilled to discover this place. It was Happy Hour, so we had some of their Tiki-themed cocktails, which... More

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Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Five of us went to Hula's for dinner on the night of Festival of lanterns. We had so much fun. All the staff were delightful and fun, especially the delightful hostess who put us on a table in record time despite the packed house. We had some special orders that were accommodated nicely. Everyone really liked their dinners and drinks!... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great meal, comfortable setting. Potstickers, sashito peppers, fish tacos and crab cakes. All were great.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the food, enjoyed the atmosphere. Kids had a burger and ribs. My wife had fish and I had meat (pork with jerk sauce): everybody was happy...

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tour_contact
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came here with a group of various ages for dinner. What a great place. The drinks were good (and large), the service was really friendly and the food excellent. The quality of fish was excellent. I also had the jalapeno bacon mac and cheese which was outrageous both in terms of taste and calorie count. It was also pretty good... More

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