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Hula's Island Grill

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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“spicy edamame” (24 reviews)
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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

This is a fun energetic little spot with a nice little menu full of Hawaiian inspired dishes. I went for the jerk pulled pork which was very spicy - exactly as I was hoping. The service was friendly, m the portions were the right size,...More

Thank myklrl
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a nice surprise! We were driving south from San Fran and stopped on a whim at Hula's. We did not know what to expect and boy were we blown away. Some of the best fusion food that I have had! Really, really good! Would...More

Thank cashclay
Reviewed 4 days ago

I expected so much more from this restaurant after reading all of the reviews on Tripadvisor and Yelp. The food was very average and lacking flavour in most dishes. Staff were not very attentive and we waited a very long time to order.

Thank gossipgirl93
Reviewed 5 days ago

The outside of the restaurant is fairly nondescript - so the inside was quiet a surprise. It was busy and crowded and had the crazy decorating that many Hawaiian restaurants do - if you can nail it to the wall - go for it! We...More

Thank sushi4soup
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the decent Hula Burger and as a starter the Crispy Coconut Shrimp Rolls. Really good and nice service. We'd come back.

Thank DarrenTech
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Monterey and really wished we’d came sooner. The staff were very friendly and helpful about any questions we had about the menu. Also a great selection for vegans and the portions were huge. We had drinks by...More

Thank NeilByrne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch menu with plenty of choices. We both had seafood sandwiches and would have no problem going back for many more lunches as many items sounded interesting. Food was tasty and a nice relaxed atmosphere although location not very attractive.

Thank Juha68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little place, well worth a visit. Cocktails and food are great and it has a really nice relaxed feel. Edamame were the best we’ve ever had and the fish tacos and mahi were super tasty! If we didn’t live thousands of miles away...More

Thank al-n-far
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was just a bad-chef night, who knows. This was our first time and it was based on the Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews. I had a few bites of my macadamia crusted fish with rice and slaw. The taste left in my mouth...More

Thank Lupe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited here whilst travelling the PCH and staying in Monterey. We actually got recommended this place by our car rental guy back in San Francisco airport and loved it! Unfortunately couldn’t drink alcohol due to us not having our ID’s but...More

Thank Lilymcc
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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!!
6 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.
6 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
USD 9 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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