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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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