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Reviewed 10 September 2023

There was a line so I expected to wait but our food was ready fast. We had pulled pork and salad with grilled chicken. The dressing was light and flavorful. I think they make it there from scratch. It didn’t taste like it came from...a bottle. Also, I have food allergies and they were able to answer all my questions. I felt safe eating there even though I am allergic to most menu items. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

After a waste of money to be on the beach, we wanted to have something to eat. After looking at all the fast food places, we walked off the boardwalk a bit and found this place. We thought it may be a decent place. Wrong,...wrong, wrong. You have to go inside and pay first, then they will bring the food out to you. Service was fine and the food came out real fast, too fast actually showing they do not really make anything on site. I had the Tuna Poke Bowl. The bottom of the bowl had an inch of water in it, making everything pretty soggy. It was so extremely bland I had to add a lot of Tabasco just to have some flavor. I only ate about 1/3 of it off the top. Looking around, I saw that others were not eating much of their meals and leaving as well. Do not choose this place. High prices for what you get and poor quality.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

Over priced for portion size. Unfortunate as we visited here last year and looked forward to it. Tiny portion of protein with a spoon scoop size of rice, $23 and up. Not the best experience

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

my family has been eating here for YEARS and the quality has never dipped. the staff are friendly and the food is amazing. outdoor seating is a little cramped, but when it’s safe to eat indoors it’s more roomy. any dish with the teriyaki hula...sauce is perfect, and they sell it by the bottle in case you want more. the sticky rice is amazing with any meal, and even the salad is perfectly fresh with homemade salad dressing, which is honestly the best i’ve had (also sold by the bottle). the firecracker shrimp are perfectly spicy and crunchy, the teriyaki chicken is always tender and sweet, the crabcake and fries are great. we’ve never had a bad meal here. the portions are very generous and eating takeout is just as good as served fresh. if you’re just visiting the area, you have to stop here for dinner!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

We ordered, online, a dinner to go for a family of seven. The restaurant is organized and had our food ready right on time. Well packaged and clearly labeled, we were able to bring dinner back to our condo within an hour of ordering. Food...was delicious and generous portions! Year after year, when on vacation in OCNJ we have at least one meal here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

The salmon here is excellent - prepared just right! White rice and a side salad are also provided. My husband and son like their Hula burgers. Service is prompt (despite it always being crazy busy), and there is lots of outdoor seating. This is a...VERY popular place, so keep that in mind to avoid a long wait in line.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

In a word: best A grade: A+ Why? Fresh seafood served with rice and a salad The BBQ scallops are as good as ever which is fantastic. I had them 4 different nights for dinner they are soooo good. The mango Mahi is excellent too....You get a lot of seafood too.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

We ordered for pick up and the food was just as amazing. Food stayed hot and delicious. Even the sticky rice remained perfect. The portions not overwhelming and price just right.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 10 June 2020 via mobile

This is less of an actual review of a meal and more of a memory and anticipation. We only get back to OC at most every other year. So you bet we have a list of our favorite MUST HAVES! In the past, it was...always M&M pizza, Johnson’s popcorn, Voltaco’s cheesesteaks (and chicken steak!), Mallon’s sticky buns...into this hallowed hall of OC food classics, we have added Hula Grill! We’ll see you in September and can’t wait to have the Ahi plate again! And I’m definitely buying at a few bottles of the papaya salad dressing to take home.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2019

We stop by Hulas every time we come to OC. Great food, fair prices, large portions. This place probably has the best food on the boardwalk. The only complaint I have is that there aren't more of them around. Highly recommend the Chicken platter

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019

Their solution to constantly crowded, long lines for dinner is to... have the in-line weave past itself in order for the people at the front to be seated. It's absolute chaos there, so much so that when we went to order food, we saw their...take-out phone line disconnected! They told one another to leave it that way, since it would only get worse during rush hour! I understand. That makes sense, gotta do what you gotta do. Food's great, I just wish it wasn't such a cattle chute and crowded nightmare to order and pick up the actual food itself.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

What a great little place tucked down an alley of the Ocean City boardwalk. You can tell right away it’s going to be good by the lines outside, and was it ever! The lines move quickly and the food is great - we had the...firecracker shrimp and coconut shrimp platters with awesome sticky rice, and then ordered two more appetizer size firecracker shrimps! Amazing - I want some now!! BRING CASH - cash only!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

We have been eating at the Hula Grill for the last 10 years. My go to is the firecracker shrimp with the rice and salad. However everything on the menu is good.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

I’d heard a lot about this establishment and wanted to give them a try, but I was a little disappointed. Maybe because it was about 100 degrees outside and approximately 85 degrees inside the fly infested eatery that turned me off! I had a scallop...dish that was bathed in a bbq like jerk sauce that was ok, although I expected “fresher” tasting scallops, and my wife had the Mahi mahi and mango dish that she to seemed to enjoy if not for the lack of air conditioning and swarming flies. Please note that I visited a few other establishments in the area and the flies were everywhere!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 July 2019

Went here for dinner on a Sunday evening and even though it was pretty busy, the staff was very nice and we got our food quickly. The food was awesome! The tuna platter was so good, the tuna was fresh, perfectly cooked, the rice was...delicious and the pineapple salsa was really good too! My other half got the shrimp and said it was awesome too!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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12 September 2019|
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Response from jrsyshoregrl | Reviewed this property |
Hi appetizers are $6-$10; salads $7-$12 and Hawaiian plates $12-20 but plates come with sticky rice and salad. All their food is very good.
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Response from Gracedelg | Reviewed this property |
The Hula Grill is open 11a-9pm during Season. Closed in winter
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Response from langdonowen | Reviewed this property |
Im sure they might accomadate you.Ask for Dave the chef/owner!
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Hula Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4