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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
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

So many of Monterey's restaurants are part of a chain or are really expensive. We discovered Hula's within walking distance of our hotel, and it was neither of these! What a fun, family-friendly restaurant concept! The walls of the restaurant are covered with woven palm mats and Hawaiian artwork. The food is Hawaiian-influenced, with many fruity tropical drinks on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Spent one week touring from San Fran to San Luis Obispo taking in the sights and culinary delights of the region. Of the many eateries we visited this was one of, if not, the best. All five dishes our family ordered were fabulous however the pan seared Hapu was the overwhelming winner. The decor was lively and the staff was... More

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New York City, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hula's is fantastic. The fish here is incredible. They also have a really nice gluten free menu and will work with you on food allergies. The staff is super friendly, and the price is right for such a great meal. They have a variety of items and sauces on the menu that you can't get anywhere else.

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San Diego, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this local diner with a local resident we were taken to a darling patio, we enjoyed two of the best varying rib dinners; East meets West I loved both the Korean and Western baby back ribs. The coleslaw was out of this world, the chill in the air was refreshing but the heaters kept us comfortable for a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

they have a selection of fish and a seselction of preparations, you choose both (but the wait staff help you). the BEST was the california white bass sauteed with shiitake mushrooms in a miso sauce (oh yes) and the BEST cole slaw I have every had! It has pickled ginger in it and somehow is magic. I just about licked... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited Hula's during a two-week tour of a California, and this place really stands out in our memory. Lovely friendly welcome, a couple of cheeky cocktails at very reasonable happy hour prices, and the food was awesome. I had the crab curry - absolutely delicious, but you'll need plenty of water on hand because it's as... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I stopped in to Hula's on our way up the PCH, and we would recommend this place to anyone looking for good seafood and a fun atmosphere. We usually try to eat at different places for each meal when we are traveling, but we liked this place so much we had to go back for a second... More

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Monterey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was at Hulas on Sunday July 13 2014. As we enter my family and I were greeted right away, a big plus. I consider this to be something owner should look at seriously. They sat us right infront of the cooks, there was one of the 3 cooks he was DRUNK!! I could tell by the way he was... More

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