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Hula's Island Grill

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

Came here for a quick lunch in what turned out to be happy hour. Had a few appetizers ($6 each) that were all amazing. Service was great. Definitely worth the two block distance from the more touristy Cannery Row restaurants.

Thank WanderingShishik
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Monterey for two nights whilst on our trip from San Francisco to Santa Monica and found this restaurant through Tripadvisor and we were so glad we gave it a try. We went last Sunday Evening. You can't book in advance, you just...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to try Hula's as it was quite near our hotel. As an older couple we were happy to be seated in the quieter area of this busy restaurant away from the bar area and we were seated immediately. We both ordered Mahi, one...More

Thank Bob-a-JobSussex
Reviewed 4 days ago

We probably would never have tried this, but a local couple we met at breakfast recommended Hula's so we gave it a try, and so glad we did! The sauces and dressings are all homemade and excellent, especially loved the hula's signature sauce on the...More

Thank welovecc
Reviewed 6 days ago

I LOVE this place. Everything is great/ great decoration, super friendly staff, good food, food music, everything! I love the surf spirit, such good vibes. The menu is large and the fish very good! The cocktails list is also great and tempting. Never been disappointed...More

Thank YoungColibri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hula's is one of the best restaurants we have ever visited when traveling. We loved the small town atmosphere, the decor, the service and of course, the food. We were shocked at how unique the food was here. It seems everything they have done, they...More

Thank JetlagJerry_Dot_Com
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late lunch, starting with margaritas. Noisy but fun. The staff were very attentive staff with a quick wit. They had excellent suggestions based on our likes.

Thank mjmbkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hula's let us down. Rude inattentive staff. Curt and angry. Will never return. Management needs to work on this.

2  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like others we read reviews prior to deciding what and where to eat. We did not want the basic seafood like most pick in Monterey. This place is like being in Hawaii. The Food and Service was OUTSTANDING. And the Mai Tai's were awesome. I...More

1  Thank myvega
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had read some good reviews and Hula's didn't disappoint! The staff were welcoming and could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We had a beer and a Painkiller. Delicious! We shared a crab cake appetiser which was packed with crab and was so tasty....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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