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Hula's Island Grill

622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
831-655-4852
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Ranked #5 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $21
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
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Hula's on a Saturday night without a reservation but got a table straight away. The atmosphere was great & the staff made us feel really welcome. The cocktails were fantastic & the spicy edemame were delicious! The waitress apologised for the wait in between our starter & main course but we hadn't noticed a wait at all, we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Food is a mix of Caribbean and Hawaiian flavors. The jerk pork was spicy, so delicious, and served with plantains and johnnycakes. The blackened fish did not disappoint either. Key lime pie for dessert was awesome! We arrived in Monterey late on a Sunday night and the hotel staff recommended we try it. The place was busy and very lively.... More

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

First time I have ever eaten here and I would love to go back. Visited on a Saturday night and had the hula burger which was char broiled and served on a great toasted bun. House cut fries were fantastic and no sign of grease! The other people in my party had fish which they said was also fantastic. Took... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The service we received was outstanding, the people there are really great. Their food was good, but overpriced for the quality.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here on our first night in Monterey and were impressed not only with the excellent service but the food was some of the best we have had in California. The menu had good choice including daily specials which included local seafood and the prices were reasonable. As previous reviews the food service is quick which can be a... More

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Clovis, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I went for dinner on a Sunday night and waited for more than 20 minutes. When we finally made it in, I noticed that there were four seating areas: main room with bar; two rooms on both sides and patio seating. We were in the main room. I guess the dim lighting is for ambiance. Service was... More

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Chico, California
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21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had dinner there when I was in Monterey for two days. As I've eaten here before (Sept. of 2013). the food quality and drink were excellent! It was crowded as always, which says a lot for this place, as it's a favorite of locals and tourists alike. I was there during happy hour, and with two items and a... More

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punta gorda
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ate here last month while visiting Monterey. My husband had the pork sandwich and I had the half order of ribs. The meat portion of both meals was tender and delicious, and I probably could have managed the whole slab as the meat was fall-off-the-bone tender. The slaw had an overwhelming amount of ginger which rendered it inedible for me.... More

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San Carlos, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fish was well prepared. Portions were plentiful and sides were yummy. My only suggestion to the chef is to use a bit less of the wasabi sauce on the fish. Tasted great but just too much of it!

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went here for my birthday dinner and LOVED it. Happy Hour is all day Tuesdays, which was perfect because my birthday was on a Tuesday! Score! Easy parking at night.

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