Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room

Restaurant and Cocktail Bar · New Monterey
622 Lighthouse Ave (at Hoffman Ave), Monterey, CA 93940, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–9:30 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.7/10

Based on 246 votes

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    Andy B.
    "The luau pork plate is awesome."(3 Tips)
    Martha L.
    "... As well as the pink bikini martini, vodka infused with pineapple and..."(2 Tips)
    Philipp
    "The Blackened Ahi Steak Sandwich will change your life."(7 Tips)
    Brent C.
    "Fish tacos were good and hula pie dessert was awesome."(3 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • spicy food
  • sweet potato fries
  • pink bikini martini
  • ahi tuna
  • sandwiches
  • vegetarian food
  • casual
  • cocktails
  • fish
  • Hula Pie
  • authentic
  • calamari steak
  • cozy
  • mac & cheese
  • wontons
  • good for groups
  • great value
  • Natalie N.

    If you order the kid's mac & cheese, ask them to dump it out on a plate to cool. They serve it in a scalding hot crock it bakes in, which is barely safe for adults. We enjoyed a good meal, though.

    Natalie Noblitt · July 4, 2014
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  • Sandy E.

    Went with group of 12 - we had to cram together due to lack of tables & space. They would only write one big check for the table; we needed it split. Food was fairly good. Great kale & cashew salad.

    Sandy E · October 26, 2015
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  • Jessica L.

    try the calamari steak sandwich with sweet potato fries & their secret dipping sauce. it is immensely wonderful. if you don't want their fries, try the coleslaw. its surprisingly good, for coleslaw!

    Jessica LeAnne · November 8, 2011
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  • Sandy E.

    Various fresh fish served how you like. Sat. night was busy crowded noisy. Not enough seating for group of 12; they ran out of small tables to make one long table; had to cram together. Food is decent

    Sandy E · October 26, 2015
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  • Astri K.

    Ceviche and sweet potato fries were amazing. Mango chicken Caesar salad were yummy too. Large size, so order with care.

    Astri K · December 19, 2014
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  • Luis David S.

    The jungle tofu was very good. Cubano Pork tacos were great as well, could do without the coleslaw. Big portions make for a happy tummy

    Luis David Santibañez · 2 weeks ago
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  • Martha L.

    The tofu tacos are absolutely delish!!! As well as the pink bikini martini, vodka infused with pineapple and watermelon, ohhhh heaven!!

    Martha Lopez · May 22, 2012
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  • Libby L.

    Jalapeño bacon Mac n cheese is great of course but I really liked the coconut cake. Moist and with just enough sweetness

    Libby Lee-Egan · February 15, 2015
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  • Jon C.

    Go on a Tuesday when appetizers are $5 all night and try the spicy edamame and the wasabi mashed potatoes. Amazing!

    Jon Collins · February 13, 2013
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  • Derek F.

    So tiki-tastic. $6 apps & drinks for happy hour! Get the painkiller, though the zombie comes in a fun cup.

    Derek Flanzraich · September 25, 2015
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  • lanamaniac

    The Hawaii fish soup is tasty but is actually quite spicy so sensitive bellies beware! The plantains are yummy tho.

    lanamaniac · March 17, 2013
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  • Rodney

    Macadamia nut encrusted fish with mango, papaya salsa is simply the best!

    Rodney · February 11, 2014
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  • Daniela O.

    I went to this place once, but we have found out that Military are not welcome. My tip: avoid this place. And she YELLED at a customer.

    Daniela Obregón · July 4, 2013
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  • SeeMonterey

    The fish sandwich and sweet potatoe fries are to die for! They also have a fantastic Happy Hour

    SeeMonterey · September 15, 2011
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  • Jill H.

    Jerk sauce was spicy and amazing with super fresh fish! Delicious Hawaii 5-0 cocktail too.

    Jill Harrison · October 17, 2014
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  • Katie

    Seriously, the best service, best food- in Monterey. Hands down. EVERYTHING on the menu is THE BEST!!!!

    Katie · May 26, 2014
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  • Matt B.

    The food was very good and the staff was super friendly. Get the pot brownie for dessert!

    Matt Bernstein · December 27, 2014
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  • Ian C.

    Poke was very good. Cubano pork and Luau pork were under seasoned. Don't be afraid of salt!

    Ian C · April 27, 2014
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  • Nabeel H.

    Walk a block from the bad food near the aquarium and eat here. Mac n Cheese is great. Drinks awesome.

    Nabeel Hyatt · August 19, 2012
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  • Frank

    The owners of this place are awesome and the shrimp ceviche is the perfect mix of spicy and savory.

    Frank · March 3, 2013
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  • Sriram K.

    The best edamames I have ever had. Vege meals were amazing too. Highly recommended!

    Sriram Krishnan · May 19, 2014
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  • Maryellen

    Fun atmosphere and delicious food. Appetizers and fruity cocktails, a great way to unwind after work!

    Maryellen · September 21, 2014
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  • Brent C.

    Solid food, solid service. Fish tacos were good and hula pie dessert was awesome.

    Brent Cihonski · August 30, 2014
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  • Amélie B.

    Delicious cocktail (tiki bar) and hawaii specialties! Hawaii atmosphere !

    Amélie Beerens · December 16, 2014
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  • Hannes S.

    The jerk pork is good. The sauce isn't as hot as they say it is.

    Hannes S · 1 week ago
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  • Philipp

    The Blackened Ahi Steak Sandwich will change your life.

    Philipp · June 11, 2013
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  • Ashley S.

    Drinks are on the sweet side but come in such festive vessels! Try the dr. Funk

    Ashley Spears · November 1, 2015
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  • Johnny P.

    The Hawaiian Fish Soup is outstanding. Plus, the waitresses are good to go.

    Johnny Pomatto · April 17, 2012
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  • SpyTeal21

    Dukes pork plate is awesome. Best sweet potato fries ever the secret sauce is amazing.

    SpyTeal21 · August 22, 2015
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  • Jeni

    Jalapeño Mac and cheese is Mac and cheese with just a little bit of kick.

    Jeni · May 25, 2014
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  • Mylifeontour

    MUST get the sweet potatoes fries with the "secret" dip sauce! drool-worthy!

    Mylifeontour · January 31, 2011
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  • Talisha H.

    Seared Ahi Tuna wontons are great! The Mai Tai is good too.

    Talisha Hill · April 1, 2014
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  • Claudia T.

    So apparently @LoveHulas charges you a dollar extra for ordering a drink on the rocks! WTF?!?? So lame! Never again!

    Claudia Tibbs · August 2, 2013
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  • Neal U.

    Servers weren't the friendliest but the happy hour food & drink specials are amazing.

    Neal U. · September 30, 2013
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  • Michael C.

    The ahi tuna steak sandwich was tasty and the sweet potato fries are worth trying.

    Michael Caputo · August 3, 2015
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  • Lauren A.

    Amazing fish dishes and appetizers. Happy Hour is 6$ apps and drinks.

    Lauren Altman · April 6, 2015
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  • AJ L.

    Happy Hour! Try the Banh Mi Bao Sliders or the Chicken Wings. :)

    AJ L · January 6
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  • Patrick F.

    Hawaiian ceviche, sweet potato fries, fried plantains, duke's luau pork...good eats. And a Zombie. Go happy hour!

    Patrick Fung · August 24, 2014
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  • Andy B.

    The luau pork plate is awesome. Finish it off with some Hula pie.

    Andy Bourgeois · February 12, 2011
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  • Giuseppe M.

    Food is really good and also the cocktails are terrific!

    Giuseppe Mariconda · May 30, 2015
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  • Mike O.

    Get there before 6pm for a great happy hour drink and appetizer menu! All $5!

    Mike O. · August 13, 2013
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  • Cheryl B.

    the pink bikini martini is ridiculously delicious!!and the hula pie too.

    Cheryl Butner · July 25, 2010
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  • Aaron G.

    Ahi Tuna Wonton Salad (when they have it) is AWESOME!

    Aaron Grant · July 3, 2010
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  • Marianna C.

    The dressing of the blackened ahi cesar salad is awsome

    Marianna Carrera · April 26, 2014
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  • Alan W.

    Everything we tried was delicious, have the edamame!!!

    Alan Wyse · January 23, 2015
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  • Karen H.

    The fish soup and crab curry are insanely delicious!

    Karen Havens · January 1, 2014
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  • G G.

    Ask for the Hula’s Mai Tai drinks it is awesome.

    G G · August 16, 2015
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  • Nic M.

    Just get the fish tacos; don't even bother looking at the menu.

    Nic Miranda · February 24, 2013
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  • Quinton M.

    Seriously so slow...mediocre food, sadly only came because all the good Monterey seafood was too busy

    Quinton Ma · December 31, 2014
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  • courtney j.

    Jungle bowl and Tiki drinks.... Cute back patio too. Love Hulas to pieces.

    courtney julep · December 4, 2015
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  • Lenny

    Check out the great vegetarian menu. Tofu many ways.

    Lenny · April 11, 2014
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  • mike g.

    A cant miss menu, I am hooked on the pork plates.

    mike giovannelli · February 14, 2013
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  • Alex

    Great tiki drinks and decent food!

    Alex · July 13, 2015
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  • Jessica L.

    also try their coconut shrimp rolls! so, so good...

    Jessica LeAnne · November 8, 2011
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  • Riccardo D.

    Be careful: spicy could be very spicy!

    Riccardo Daidone · August 30, 2014
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  • Sergey M.

    Pot brownie is sooo great and large.

    Sergey Mkhitaryan · February 9, 2014
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  • Krista P.

    Get the fish tacos and the scorpion bowl!

    Krista Pagano · July 19, 2013
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  • Petr P.

    Just awesome veggie burger with great bun.

    Petr Pinkas · January 2, 2013
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  • Al B.

    Seared Ahi, Mac Salad and Rice!! Wash it down with a Double Zombie!

    Al B · November 2, 2012
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  • Kymm N.

    Check in on yelp wed half price bottle of wine.

    Kymm N. · March 31, 2013
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  • Justin .

    Not a trashy tiki bar. Ceviche and pork sandwich yummy.

    Justin 🍗 · August 30, 2013
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  • Andrea C.

    Great tuna with wasabi sauce.

    Andrea Crociani · February 9, 2015
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  • Egor A.

    Great, so tasty. Amazong Hulas burger.

    Egor A · November 9, 2013
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  • Monica T.

    The tofu entrees are really yummy.

    Monica Takacs · November 5, 2011
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  • Michael M.

    A Tiki room with service and quality food.

    Michael Murphy · September 20, 2013
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  • Kevin G.

    Try the scorpion bowl. Alcohol + fire is always good combo. . .

    Kevin Garcia · November 20, 2009
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  • Eric A.

    All happy hour drinks and Kingston Crab Curry.

    Eric A · May 10, 2015
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  • kumi m.

    Seared Ahi wontons are simply yum!

    kumi monster · September 19, 2010
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  • Todd T.

    Have to try the Zombie!!!

    Todd Tyler · March 25, 2014
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  • Simon M.

    The Johnny Cakes are awesome.

    Simon Morris · February 7, 2012
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  • Stuart M.

    Wine Wednesday means wine is 50% off

    Stuart Murdoch · July 31, 2014
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  • Yves V.

    Great food, great drinks, great service!

    Yves Van Goethem · February 21, 2013
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  • Greg L.

    Calamari steak sandwich FTW!

    Greg Lee · October 7, 2011
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  • jarred w.

    Cajun burger is good

    jarred wheeler · November 21, 2014
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  • Jaden F.

    Tuesday is happy hour all day!

    Jaden Felix · November 27, 2013
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  • Dimitris S.

    Incredible "lilikoi Pie".... OMG!!!!!!

    Dimitris Sarantopoulos · February 7, 2013
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  • Lazy S.

    Amazing vegan options

    Lazy Smurf · August 13, 2013
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  • Mary L.

    The best fish ever !!

    Mary Lewis Dickinson · January 12
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  • Shauna W.

    Tropical Itch is my favorite!

    Shauna Wise · August 20, 2013
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  • Austin C.

    Good vegetarian options

    Austin Cross · March 22, 2011
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  • Joseph B.

    Happy hour specials

    Joseph Balancio · May 18, 2015
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  • Bruno G.

    Pinapple, cocconut and meat

    Bruno Giel · January 23, 2015
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  • Gerson A.

    Hambúrguer maravilhoso e não deixe de experimentar a limonada!!!!

    Gerson Anhaia · March 14
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  • Rafael B.

    ótimo atendimento, comida muito saborosa, limonada da casa é uma ótima opção de bebida

    Rafael Borro · September 18, 2014
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  • Carole F.

    Excellente ambiance surf/hawaii. Tester le mahi mahi (:

    Carole F. · December 20, 2011
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