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“Best time in Monterey” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hula's Island Grill

Hula's Island Grill
Ranked #4 of 297 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best time in Monterey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent food and drinks at a reasonable price. We had happy hour prices on drinks all night on Tuesdays and happy hour prices on appetizers. The coconut shrimp was great and my Ahi tuna perfect. My partner had the Udon noodle fish soup with 3 kinds of fish and it was so delicious, best ever. And to top it off our server gave me a free piece of pie for my birthday. Just an all around perfect time!

Visited August 2014
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic - can highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was delighted to find this place was near our hotel - athough we did have about a 30 minute wait it was worth it. As it happened on the night we went - all cocktails were $5 and all appetisers were £5. We had the the wings and Hawaiian ceviche for starters - the ceviche was excellent - really tasty. We decided to only have three meals between the four of us as the children's menu was same ole same ole - and my daughter was getting fed up of hot dogs!. We had the New York steak, the tacos and macadamia encrusted fish. It was lovley - my daughter wolfed down the tacos and my son enjoyed his steak - my husband decided to have a bit of everything. The waitresses were very attentive, making recommendations on both drinks and food. We also had puddings - huge Hula Pie and Chocolate brownie pot. All in all, i would highly recommend and would definitely come again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun spot with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Came here on recommendation of our host at the B&B where we stayed. Food was very good. Seems like a good local hangout and bar. Fun spot.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bangkok
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Something new”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice and new tastes. Casual environment.
Service is good and the working people are nice and present when you need, not too much as in the major part of the US restaurants (thing that an italian doesn't like as we are used to a totally different system). So was a big point for us.
The food is innovative. Sometimes too much sauce, and this makes the plates heavier.
We love asian food, in particular thai, this can be similar but with more sauces.
Try the fried sweet potatoes as they are amazing.
Fish is good quality. I would work on the mix between the all ingredients per plate, if I would have to suggest something to improve. sometimes too many different tastes in one plate, make the plate less good and difficult to understand in your mouth.
For the rest, good.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food with a twist!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Had 4 great meals tonight. Arrived 8pm, the place was buzzing but we were lucky to get a table. Others who came in after us had a short wait.
Service was great . Very attentive and fun staff.
Special was an awesome crab cake for a starter.
Then we had two tuna dishes, a burger and rack of ribs.
All great food and attentive staff.
Would recommend a visit, it is off the tourist trap and looks full of locals as well which is always a great sign.

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