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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

We have been patrons of Hula’s since they opened. However, a few years back the service and food began sliding and one incident left us determined never to return. My son ate at Hula’s the day before his wedding and he told us we needed...More

Thank NJoyFood
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Menu items looked interesting, but disappointed Heavy focus on alcoholic drinks rather than food Poor service

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dinner on the back deck, and it was terrific. The menu, as you would expect, has a tropical flare, and there are many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The ceviche appetizer was just right, and the fried chips that come along with the ceviche...More

Thank Traveler0320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exterior is nice and once you enter the restaurant your treated with Top Notch Service. We requested a different table and they moved us no problem. Waiter was very upbeat and outgoing. We went with the white fish Ceviche as appetizer and it was amazing....More

Thank FTW44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place through Trip Advisor searching for places to eat with kids and went to eat there on a Thursday night with our young son. It was a loud bar. We tried to give it a chance but one of the hostesses was...More

Thank micheb3
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Where else can you experience such thing at the same time? For the most part either the food or the staff is great but not both! It's a good find.

Thank kynira99
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a reasonably priced place that has an Island atmosphere, with a ton of food choices, and accommodating service this is a great find. The cocktail menu is also way above average. So if your in the Monterey area this is a...More

Thank Robert F C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Eat in a rustic, Hawaiian atmosphere and watch old surfing clips. They serve the most fabulous veggie burger (even my meat-eating friends love it) and sweet potato fries. Everything I've tried is delicious. I eat there at least 50% of the times I visit Monterey.

Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Two years ago we stumbled upon Hula's when walking along Lighthouse Ave. This year, we knew it was there and I just had to try the Calamari sandwich again to see if it was as good as I remember. It was. We walked the short...More

Thank K2Travels
Reviewed 30 October 2017

- friendly staff, very attentive waiters. - very tasty food. - cool bar, great theme. had a great experience, so good we went back there the next night!

Thank Adam T
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
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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