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Hula's Island Grill

622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pupus” (28 reviews)
“hula pie” (27 reviews)
“shrimp rolls” (25 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 3 days ago via mobile

A very popular restaurant in Monterey! We hadn't booked ahead so we did have a bit of a wait - but it was very much worth it. We enjoyed a drink at the bar while we waited (had just missed out on the happy hour...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We chose to eat here on the last night of our three week trip - what a good decision.Full of atmosphere, friendly service and most importantly great food and drinks. The jerk chicken was outstanding.

Thank glawsteruk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just got back from a visit to Hula's and decided that it required a review. Based on reviews, I decided to give it a go, as I was staying very close to it. Glad I did! We turned up and it was busy... A good...More

Thank SmilerStu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my four years of living in Monterey, this is still my go to restaurant when a friend or family member is visiting. They have delicious food that fits all dietary needs, the best drinks, and an awesome patio

Thank Karina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hula Grill offers pretty straight up surf food with enough of a twist to keep it interesting. I had tuna steak with recommend blackened wasabi. It was great. Cocktails and beer selection was reasonable. As ever, sit at the bar and get talking - bar...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You're welcomed into a loud but fun atmosphere with an amazing cocktail menu, and exciting food menus. Hostess was super friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and our table was ready when we arrived, which was nice; though it was located right next to the...More

Thank sfojess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across Hula looking for a late lunch and something different from all the fried stuff we had been eating. Hula offered a real difference, tasty, fresh and innovative combinations..coupled with excellent service. Would highly recommend.

Thank vik1971141
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit but we had to stop and check it out because the reviews were so wonderful and who doesn't like to chill island style?! Plenty of street parking. So many menu options. Meat, vegetarian, gluten free, dinner specials, pupus (apps). This means all...More

Thank Peanut4Life
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's small, crowded, noisy and good luck finding a parking, but the food was unique and very good. I had the shredded pork with pineapple and I really enjoyed it. We all had something different and everyone really liked their food. Everyone that works there...More

Thank PennyB263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun local experience. Amazing food and incredible staff. Like a vacation within a vacation. Wonderful flavors and the bar menu is a nice suprise.

Thank SRBtraveler
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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