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“Great Hawaiian food and super friendly service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hula's Island Grill

Hula's Island Grill
622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
831-655-4852
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Ranked #2 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Helensvale, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Hawaiian food and super friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Really great range of unique and tasty foods. I especially love that they have a gluten free menu as well. Also fantastic that they cook using rice bran oil!

Every meal that our table had was delicious, with each dish as lively and colourful as the hawaiian decor. The service was also refreshingly genuine, helpful and friendly.

I'm looking forward to our next trip there so we can try even more of their great menu!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Augusta, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Meal, Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Hula's has so much atmosphere! We enjoyed sitting at the bar while waiting on a table & got to interact some with the local crowd. Everyone was very friendly. Our meal was excellent, large portions and reasonably priced. I had teriyaki steak, husband had coconut crusted mahi & we shared a huge piece of coconut layer cake for dessert-yum!! Meal with drinks was $50 not including tip-not bad at all! Our waiter, Daniel, was personable & attentive-what more could we ask for? Try Hula's Island Grill when in Monterey - you will not be sorry!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Doesn't look much from the outside but there is a good choice on the menu if you eat meat or fish.

with massive cakes for after!

plenty of locals came in for dinner whilst we were there

Visited April 2013
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medford,nj
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had excellent meals. The food was very tasty with large portions. A nice variety of foods on the menu. The spicy edamame was fantastic. Service was excellent. An excellent place for a meal that is a short walk from the Cannery Row area. Seemed very popular with the locals.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Tropical in Monterey Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Nice variety of tasty island inspired dishes. They lean on Hawaii for Luau Pork and Hawaiian Fish Soup then move on to the Caribbean for Jerk Chicken and Fish. Also, rice bowls and soft tacos and great sandwiches and sides. Tropical drinks? Oh yeah!! Great atmosphere too! Service is sometimes not as good as the food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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