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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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16:00 - 21:30
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hula's was recommended by locals and it certainly feels like a town haunt and very welcoming. Great food and atmosphere, interested staff and good service. Hawaiian themed with fab surf footage running to entertain teenagers and great fish on the menu.

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Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Genial food, super service, nice location. There is nothing more to say, but I've got to write hundreds letters

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Thank Philipp N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had spent the day whale watching and at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and were looking for a nice but not fancy place to eat dinner. Hula's was rated #4 of TripAdvisor, so we gave it a shot. We had a short wait at peak times, and were not disappointed. The service was outstanding. Ryan, our waiter, did an excellent... More 

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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday when it's happy hour all day. The place was packed which meant there was a great atmosphere and there was a queue for a table. We ordered cocktails, chicken wings, sweet potato fries and the bahn mi bao sliders and everything was excellent. We stayed for a couple more cocktails and left well fed and more... More 

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Thank Jill M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some happy hour food and drinks, staff was friendly good value for drinks and apps. Decorations and 🏄 video playing in the background lent to the Hawaiian vibe.

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Thank Shauna M
Tuckerton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Thai Chicken bowl and a fruit smoothie. Everything was delicious. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed and my waitress was very nice.

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Thank Madelyn T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will want to try everything on the menu, I promise. I went with the fish tacos and they were awesome. We also popped for some dessert and the key lime pie does not disappoint.

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Thank Lizz H
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day we had dinner there it was extremely crowed and we had to wait for awhile for a table which is understandable however there was no place to sit/stand while we waited some of us has to stand outside. When a table was ready they squeezed 6 of us into a booth probably meant for four. Some of our... More 

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Thank Darlene G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Husband and I have named this our favorite restaurant. We live in San Jose and make the drive out to eat hear as much as we can. We love the food, service, drink, atmosphere. We have brought friends and family to check it out. I really love the outdoor patio really feels like you are on vacation. The Ribeye... More 

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1 Thank Erica M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked late, about 8.30, and they said they could accomodate us but it may be as late as 10.00. Went anyway for 21.15 and seared by 9.30. Atmosphere was lively and loud more bar than restaurant but had a nice ambience. Waiter very friendly and helpful, knew the menu. I had Crab Curry which was beautifully spiced with a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?