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“Best kept secret on Monterey Peninsula”

Hula's Island Grill
Ranked #5 of 308 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hawaiian
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

This great restaurant in a' New Monterey' is consistently a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Polynesian cuisine, including great 'pupus'
Vegetarian options, fresh fish and amazing tacos.
The service is genuine and always top notch. I usually go for fish tacos and rice bowls... But every item rocks... Love love love Hula's

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Thank Alcandriver
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and i had dinner here during our one night stop off in Monterey. It was really busy when we arrived, but we only had to wait twenty minutes for a table, and it was happy hour on cocktails which were very good, i'd recommend the blood orange martini. We ordered our starters and mains, but due to a mix up, the starters never arrived. The waitress was really great about it, and brought us one of our starters immediately to have as a side dish, we saw the size of the portions and decided not to have the other starter. I had jalapeno and bacon mac n' cheese, and the Jawaian jerk pork, both of which were delicious, washed down with several Lagunita Lil' Sump'n ales. When we got the bill, they hadn't charged us for the starter, as a way of apology for the mix up. Lovely food, lovely staff, i'd go back any time.

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Thank Harry J
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

A fun place to dine with very good food and tiki drinks. Enthusiastic but disorganized service. There were 5 of us on a Wednesday night and the inside was full and also pretty loud so they sat us on the back patio. Felt like someone nice back patio in Hawaii. Casual furniture, and low tables, tropical plants, and string lights. Lots of space heaters, so on a cool Nov. evening we were very comfortable w/o jackets. The fish was excellent. I had the Mahi with the Hula pan fried w/ shiitakes. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food and drinks. The waitress did forget one of our parties drinks and took along time before she got it. They did comp it though. Wanted to try many things on the menu. Wished they'd open a location in Pasadena area!

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Thank cutter27
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We dined here recently and it was very good. I had the Mango Caesar Salad and it was very fresh salad. The atmosphere was a bit loud and very crowded. The waiter was excellent. A fun place with really flavorful menu selections!

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Thank HoosierGirl522
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great restaurant! All of our entrees were perfect. We had a mixture of tacos and a couple of Jawaiian Jerk plates. Our 6 year old said it was the best hamburger she ever had.

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Thank Jason B
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