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Hula's Island Grill

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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
11:30 am - 9:30 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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San Francisco, California, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun and delicious restaurant in Monterey! The ambiance was great. I felt like I was on a tropical island. The drinks were delicious. The menu was extensive. It was difficult for me to choose a dish! I had the Blackened Wasabi Fish Special with ahi. They were out of mahi mahi at the time, which would have been my first... More 

Thank Alison S
Redwood City, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came here after reading reviews on trip advisor. Unbeknownst to us, it was during their happy hour, so we ended up trying about 8 different happy hour appetizers. All of them were good. I didn't care for the chicken wings and our waitress graciously took them off the bill without us asking. She was awesome. The rest of the... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we'd try this place as it advertised 'California twist on an island classic'. It caught our attention. We arrived for a late lunch and were seated pretty quickly. It did take awhile for our server to take our order. She was friendly and helpful. One of our party has to watch out for gluten and no spicy foods.... More 

Thank Zu S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large family party in town for 21 people...Brittney, the Manager, was very kind about making a reservation in advance for us on a busy Saturday night, if we came early-ish (5:30). The atmosphere was fun and casual, the drinks were humongous and tasty and our server, Mida, was SUPER-excellent - she informed us of the Happy Hour... More 

Thank Lisa K
Monterey, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food for all! Love the bowls, burgers, and wraps! Something for everyone in this place. Staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is really fun!

Thank janicealiotti
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good time at Hula's. They don't take reservations but we were able to enjoy a cocktail and we didn't have to wait long. Our server was really friendly. I had the Pork Luau plate it was tasty and there was a lot of food. My 12 year old had Fish Tacos and they were great. My husband... More 

Thank Susan M
Springville, Utah
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to stop here at 8pm on a Wednesday evening, but there was a 45 minute wait for a table. We came back the next night at 5pm and were able to be seated right away. The food is great tasting, plentiful, and reasonably priced ($9 - 15 for most dinners). There were 6 in our party and all... More 

Thank chief4j1
Newbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable meal here. Cocktails were tasty, good to look at and very fairly priced, and the food was excellent. I particularly recommend the fish soup, but other fish dishes and burgers were delicious too.

Thank Steve_and_Karen_B
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the 2nd best restaurant in the Monterey according to TripAdvisor I expected a lot... But this Hawaian type of cousine was really not for me. I got some pork with the rice and some hot souce... But everything except the souce was to sweet and I were not able to eat it... I don't know what about other food...my... More 

Thank Zeza92
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll have a hard time finding a similar place. Island style preparations for fish, chicken, pork, beef and vegetarian. They offer gluten free items. There is a full bar featuring those island style favorites; mai tais, etc. Desserts are made fresh. The Key Lime pie is a personal favorite. Located on Lighthouse Ave. parking can be a challenge at busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $21
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, 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 Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 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?