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Hula's Island Grill

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622 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1008
+1 831-655-4852
11:30 - 21:30
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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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Fullerton, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We try and eat here every time we go to Monterey love it. Food is delicious great tiki drinks. Close to all the hotels. Get there early for a great spot and have a Dr. Funk to drink!

Thank B1792FCchristinam
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Aquarium and on the way back to the rental it started to rain so we ducked on here and decided to stay for lunch. Lunch was very good - Mahi Mahi with rocket salad and a Hawaiian bento box. The bento box was good but the dishes did not work together - ceviche with Hawaiian beef ribs... More 

Thank 205
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've heard good things about this restaurant and during the summer there are always long lines outside. We had a reservation and waited only a few moments to be seated. It was busy. We ordered drinks. My dates mixed drink came a few minutes later but my glass of wine took 15 minutes and I had to ask for it... More 

Thank Worldtravelerdmb
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liked this place so much we went twice! Great service, great food. Not over priced. Ribeye steak sandwich amazing!

Thank Katie M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there one evening with extended family. After reasonable wait had a very good dinner. Interesting cocktails, great coconut shrimp and delicious spicy Thai chicken bowl. Went back the next day! Waited for 1.5 hours but staff was extremely kind. Gave us free round of drinks and appetizers. Server forgot to bring two main dinners but then we were not... More 

Thank banyaya
Fairfax, California, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After driving down to Monterey from San Francisco we stopped here for an early dinner. The menu has something for everyone; vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and omnivore. I liked my pulled pork plate and my spouse enjoyed his Cajun style blackened ahí tuna Caesar salad. And leave room for dessert.

Thank Deborah C
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for Christmas Eve dinner and there was a long wait of 40min. They food is Hawaiian style with a bit of Japanese and Thai influence. I found out later that the Chef is a Japanese. For us Asian is was a bit of comfort food with curry and spicy soup.

Thank Wai Mun K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had four nights in Monterey and we decided to go to Hula's a second time on our last night in town. Yeah, it is that good! My wife and I are vegetarians. Hula's has an entirely vegetarian (and vegan, and gluten free) menu! Besides that, the food and drinks are inexpensive, the service both nights was wonderful, and... More 

Thank Matt B
Sunnyvale, California
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363 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Monterey for the night on a road trip and still remembered Hula fondly from 2 years ago and decided to give it another try. This time we were 4 adults, 2 toddlers and 2 little babies. We made a reservation just in case and it's a good thing we did because it was hopping on a... More 

Thank ohdonnaoh
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here a couple of times during our stay. Large cocktail range but very focussed on citrus. Would like to see some creamy cocktails or strawberry ones. Huge dinner range and great for vegans/vegetarians. Highly recommend jungle curry with tempeh. Good value for area and esp happy hour. Staff really friendly.

Thank VanessaB_107

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?