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Hula's Island Grill

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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was lacking, but the food was good! We had fish tacos, spicy mac and cheese, fish sandwich and seared ahi tuna. All very good, reasonably prices. Service was average and its easy to find! Worth a visit.

Thank mlw1959
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great dinner. So many things I live in the menu. Coconut rice especially. We previously had a large group dinner there and they did a great job.

Thank Carol D
Monterey, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to Hula's so many times! When our kitchen flooded and we were out of our house we were eating here twice a week... I can say that they don't let the quality slip, even on slow nights. We would bring our 1 year old daughter every night, always welcomed. I also routinely come here for drinks after... More 

Thank wyattp11
Arlington, Virginia
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great specials every Tuesday for drinks and appetizers. Really nice staff and a lively location with good food!

Thank Amy_WithaViewTravel
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This came as a suggestion from one of my friends from the area. He was right on about the recommendation. It was a fun place to have dinner with friends - laid back and casual environment. I loved the calamari and would go back to have it again!! Our server was funny and provided the right amount of attention. I... More 

Thank LovesComfyBeds
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bacon cheeseburger was soooo tasty. Bacon was thick and great flavor. Beef was juicy and perfectly cooked. Bun was the right amount of buttery goodness. Even the sharp cheddar cheese was amazing. Side Cesar salad was a perfect pair with the giant burger. Washed it down with a cold Lucky Buddha beer.

Thank Mindy M
Santa Cruz CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hawaiian-Caribbean-Mexican fusion food, if that's a thing! Great surfer-dude atmosphere. Good choices for omnivores and vegetarians. My favorite for lunch or dinner. Unfortunately not open for lunch Sunday-Monday, though.

Thank LiveOakie
Monterey, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?