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“Great dining experience”

Hula's Island Grill
Ranked #5 of 306 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came here with a group of various ages for dinner. What a great place. The drinks were good (and large), the service was really friendly and the food excellent. The quality of fish was excellent. I also had the jalapeno bacon mac and cheese which was outrageous both in terms of taste and calorie count. It was also pretty good value. I would really recommend it if you are looking for somewhere in Monterey

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

So many of Monterey's restaurants are part of a chain or are really expensive. We discovered Hula's within walking distance of our hotel, and it was neither of these! What a fun, family-friendly restaurant concept! The walls of the restaurant are covered with woven palm mats and Hawaiian artwork. The food is Hawaiian-influenced, with many fruity tropical drinks on the menu. The wait staff and the hostess were extremely friendly and really helped us navigate the menu. The jerk sauce is REALLY spicy but delicious! The crab curry was also very spicy and flavorful. We ate here both nights we spent in Monterey and will definitely recommend it to friends and family. We even bought t-shirts so we'll always remember this place!

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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Spent one week touring from San Fran to San Luis Obispo taking in the sights and culinary delights of the region. Of the many eateries we visited this was one of, if not, the best. All five dishes our family ordered were fabulous however the pan seared Hapu was the overwhelming winner. The decor was lively and the staff was very friendly. If you're in the area do not miss this one!

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Hula's is fantastic. The fish here is incredible. They also have a really nice gluten free menu and will work with you on food allergies.

The staff is super friendly, and the price is right for such a great meal. They have a variety of items and sauces on the menu that you can't get anywhere else.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed this local diner with a local resident we were taken to a darling patio, we enjoyed two of the best varying rib dinners; East meets West I loved both the Korean and Western baby back ribs. The coleslaw was out of this world, the chill in the air was refreshing but the heaters kept us comfortable for a moment I felt I was back in Hawaii with sounds of the seagulls and ocean sounds. The service is brisk and the atmosphere is hip with great staff that know the menu well. Our server recommended the coconut cake, no mistakes here; it was the best I have ever has. We will be back!!!

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