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Hula's Island Grill

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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You might pass this one by just to look at it from outside, but this is a great local place. Seafood with a Hawaiian flare. It was recommended to us by someone from the Aquarium. The seafood selection is not huge, but what they do have is good. They also have good other stuff for those who don't like seafood.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food with fun Hawaiian flare! Great tiki drinks. Great small plates. I don't think I have had a meal I don't like here. The ahi tacos are super amazing. The service has always been good, even when they are crazy busy. They usually just let you know- hey, we are busy, have patience. The abalone style calamari is a must... More 

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Seaside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Daughters wanted to go. On a Sat night. It was busy. Crazy busy but we got our table. Food and service was great. Lots of young families there. All dishes delicious. Sweet potato fries OTH. Had shrimp taco's. Yum. Parking a little problem but it's worth it.

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Thank Gary S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Im obcessed with good fries. Most of my meals out have to include fries. I eat them first before the hot crispiness becomes cold sogginess. Hula's has amazing fries. Period. The food you can order with your fries is also very good. There's lots of other reasons to eat here, but for me they're irrelevant.

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Thank Scott C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were 5 and we shared all the dishes. The main course fish was not that big so we ended up ordering 3 main course of fish, chicken wing appetizer and a good and big mango chicken Caesar salad. The coconut layer cake was excellent. We had friendly and timely service.

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Thank Wim v
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Hula's after reading the review on Trip Advisor. It was rated #3 of the restaurants to visit. It is definitely popular and was very busy. We had to wait in a little bar next door until the table was ready. Not a great spot to wait. We both ordered the Hula Burger and were both disappointed. It... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this place twice on our overnight stop in Monterey as our dinner there left us needing more so we went back for lunch before driving to Big Sur. There were plenty of vegan options and they are also able to make most vegetarian plates vegan with small adjustments. The edamame was so tasty and we... More 

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Thank amandasaunders
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! Especially if you have gluten sensitivities they have a varied menu with and without gluten.

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Canyon Lake, California
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was great. We visited a few time.,the food was somewhat unique and deliciously flavored. We'll miss eating here.

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Thank DCJadeP2R
Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met my aunt/uncle here as a recommendation by them as one of their favorites. Well, there is no doubt as to why that is. Great ambiance and vibe to go along with stellar menu options from seafood to comfort foods. The cocktails were excellent and the beer selection was awesome!!! This will be a regular visit for us whenever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?