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Hula's Island Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Monterey, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had delicious food and great service! A great place to get together with friends or family! Would recommend for any get together!

Thank Jen16840
Monterey, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly great drinks and delicious "island" food and environment. BUT ridiculously crowded on evenings esp Wed with Happy Hour prices all night. And don't be surprised if they start clearing dishes early in attempting to get you out the door to make room for those waiting. It's rude of them,but from a business perspective I understand if you are done... More 

Thank lizclark100
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited this restaurant (Monterey location) back in 2014 with my family. Recently, I was on a business trip and suggested to my acquaintances that we should try it. We went and ordered the edamame appetizer. We could have eaten the edamame all night long. Then the waiter brought out our meals. I had the JAWAIIAN JERK PORK PLATE.... More 

Thank Iknowtravel2012
Salida, California, United States
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the atmosphere! Felt like I was in paradise! Great experience. Loved the Pulled Pork! Our server was very attentive and made sure everything was just as we wanted.

Thank Marla M
Fullerton, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We try and eat here every time we go to Monterey love it. Food is delicious great tiki drinks. Close to all the hotels. Get there early for a great spot and have a Dr. Funk to drink!

Thank B1792FCchristinam
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Aquarium and on the way back to the rental it started to rain so we ducked on here and decided to stay for lunch. Lunch was very good - Mahi Mahi with rocket salad and a Hawaiian bento box. The bento box was good but the dishes did not work together - ceviche with Hawaiian beef ribs... More 

Thank 205
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard good things about this restaurant and during the summer there are always long lines outside. We had a reservation and waited only a few moments to be seated. It was busy. We ordered drinks. My dates mixed drink came a few minutes later but my glass of wine took 15 minutes and I had to ask for it... More 

Thank Worldtravelerdmb
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liked this place so much we went twice! Great service, great food. Not over priced. Ribeye steak sandwich amazing!

Thank Katie M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there one evening with extended family. After reasonable wait had a very good dinner. Interesting cocktails, great coconut shrimp and delicious spicy Thai chicken bowl. Went back the next day! Waited for 1.5 hours but staff was extremely kind. Gave us free round of drinks and appetizers. Server forgot to bring two main dinners but then we were not... More 

Thank banyaya
Fairfax, California, United States
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After driving down to Monterey from San Francisco we stopped here for an early dinner. The menu has something for everyone; vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and omnivore. I liked my pulled pork plate and my spouse enjoyed his Cajun style blackened ahí tuna Caesar salad. And leave room for dessert.

Thank Deborah C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-4852

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?