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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 25 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 20 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
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The food was great, The drinks were great and the staff was great! Must try the pork sandwich and the ceviche. Absolutely no complaints!

Thank BusinessTraveler1222
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Hula’s for our 1 night stay in Monterey, after reading good reviews on here. Having arrived without a booking at a peak time, we were told we would face a 20 minute wait and invited to go next door to...More

2  Thank Will E
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Incredible food! Great style and delicious flavour. Ordered the Kona bowl which was like nothing I've ever eaten!!! The veggie chickin was delicious. Excellent service! Only wished we could go back soon :D

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A Thursday night in October in a resort area - you would thing most places would be half empty and quiet. My lady and I had never had Hawaiian so we went. Now my lady does not like noise and our visit was almost aborted....More

Thank Niall M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Hula's is a couple of blocks off Cannery Row but worth the walk. The food is a good take on Hawaiian cuisince, and the decor is a fun mix of Hawaiian and surfing motifs. We enjoyed our lunch here and recommend this place.

Thank Lin0515
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had cocktails while waiting on another couple. I had a Blue Hawaiian which was not only pretty to look at but delicious. I jokingly said that I might skip dinner and have another drink, but dinner turned out to be excellent. We recommend the...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The patio is a great place to relax and enjoy lunch. The menu has swordfish, mahi-mahi, and other expected fish, but they all come with Cajun or chipotle spices. What happened to soy sauce. Teriyaki, or just plain salt and pepper? The Coleslaw had on...More

Thank Linda B
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Questions & Answers
12 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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