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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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“pupus” (28 reviews)
“hula pie” (27 reviews)
“plantains” (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 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 3 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 2 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 31 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
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Outside looked a little old but got inside and loved the environment, the energy and the service. Good takes on various dishes -- Sweet Potato Fries -- Excellent. Spring Rolls -- Excellent -- I expected them to be fried but were fresh and wonderfully tasty...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We visited during happy hour and enjoyed a number of happy hour small plates/appetizers (all $6) and cocktails (also $6). Everything was exceptionally good, especially given that there's not a lot of great food in Monterey. The sweet potato fries came in an intimidatingly large...More

Thank uberjer
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing menu, so many great choices and a great happy hour with half price Pupus. All of the dishes we tried were delicious, especially the seared ahi! Wish we were staying longer so that we could visit again.

Thank Nick S
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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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 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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