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Hula's Island Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
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Reviewed yesterday

out sight location right on the beach great food live music at night do not miss .sand at your feet as you sit down, incredible sunsets,great drinks

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank dreambuilder94536
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with a fun atmosphere. Island inspired menu. Not a lot of parking. Very reasonable prices for what you get.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Virtio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon in Monterey's Cannery Row and looking for a place to have a nice dinner we checked the reviews in TA and decided to visit Hula's Island, as we didn't like any other restaurant located in Cannery Row. Hula's is in Lighthouse...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank maikol77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is Monterey’s happening place. Lots of delicious tropical drinks and delicious creative food with tropical touch. Can’t go wrong but it is tight quarters and often long wait but worth it. Good place for everyone but especially meeting up with friends or date night....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rosie9855
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant located on Lighthouse Avenue. Food was well prepared. Splendid tacos with out of the box preparation. Do not hesitate. Good IPA from The North Coast Brewery called Steller !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank quentinlousberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hit this up twice while doing a two day in Monterey. Walkable from the Aquarium area, we biked up coming back from a long ride. Good drinks, great food (pork especially), good vibes. Easy ride down the hill back to the bike path. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank manygoodfriends
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most fun and comfortable Tiki bar. All the food is great. They run fantastic specials in the happy hour times. One of the best priced real dinners in Monterey.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary in beautiful and were lucky to hear about this amazing restaurant - we ate dinner here twice!! The first dinner, I enjoyed the lemongrass encrusted Ono and my husband - heavenly! Our second dinner, I enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LuvsTheCaribbean
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Loved this place. Service was spot on as was the food. Pupus are $6 each during happy hour - quite a bargain. We were a party of two so got seated quickly, larger parties had to wait a bit (Mon. evening). A friend & I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank susankC72DH
Reviewed 9 November 2018

In the state of Arkansas, you would be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of the Hawaiian Islands. So, when I discovered Hula's Island Grill on TripAdvisor, I knew it would be a priority to eat there during my recent visit to Monterey. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ConferenceChick
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Questions & Answers
13 June 2016|
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Response from Froboydan | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Outside patio is dog friendly!!
5 April 2016|
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Response from RJV1445 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what time you go you could wait 15 mins to an hour.
5 March 2016|
Response from Craig D | Property representative |
Many. We are regarded as the best restaurant in Monterey County for gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-4852
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