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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hula's is a fun, semi-casual spot with a Hawaiian Island theme. The menu selection is great and there is even a dedicated vegetarian menu so no one feels left out! The food is very good and the service friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

Thank lizlubee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal and great service! They have happy hour with 6$ drinks and appetizer. The hamburger and the lemon grass's salmon were very delicious

Thank nadav w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Monterey, this is the place you can't miss out on. We returned to Hula's almost three years to the day and were delighted to see Daniel again - awesome guy, he really looked after us with great chat and delicious food. The atmosphere is perfect as soon as you walk in - perfect music, friendly people and amazing... More 

Thank AlabamaWorley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good drink selection and excellent fish tacos. Also tried the ahi tacos. Location was very near Cannery Row tiki bar would be a great place to sit

Thank Hottle5
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used to go here when dining options were scarce, but now that there are many more choices in downtown Monterey, including a Poke Lab, we will be skipping the trek uphill.

Thank starsparkles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband said the garden burger was the best he has ever had bar none. He tried to get me to go back the next day just so he could have the garden burger again, haha. I had the tofu tacos, which they easily veganized by leaving off the pesto aioli. Mine was okay, but lacking a bit of flavor (probably... More 

Thank TravelingFamily20102
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So happy we ended up here - delicious food and fabulous staff, Holly was amazing at ensuring we were all happy. The lemon crusted tuna was divine - one of the best meals I've had in the States.

Thank Sophie W
Jenison, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was great! The service was great - THANKS RYAN! The price is right too! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Looked at recommendations online and looked for something different and unique. Hula's Island Grill was that. Cocktails were different and they went out of their way to help us celebrate our anniversary!

Thank Chris L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually choose this place as it looked a bit kitsch. It's definitely got the novelty Hawaiian look but don't be fooled. The food and cocktails are amazing and really good quality. We arrived for happy hour. Selected cocktails (free pour!) for 6 dollars. The food was amazing. I can definitely recommend the coconut shrimp rolls and mac and cheese... More 

Thank Alexander Micha... C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want a FUN place to have dinner, and good food/drinks with it, this is the spot. It's a local favorite, serving food with a tropical twist, some with heat, some not. Tuesday is happy hour all night long for drinks. They will accept groups as a reservation, but only for 6 or more, and they won't seat you... More 

Thank Liz C

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Restaurant Details

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