Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room

Monterey, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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622 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA
Opened in 1998
Mon 4pm-9:30pm
Tue-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
Sun 4pm-9:30pm
(831) 655-4852

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Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room



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Decor 8.2
Drink Quality 8.5
Drink Selection 8.3
Food Quality 9.2
Food Selection 9
Mood 8.4
Music 7.3
Service 8.8
Tikiness 7.9
Tilt 8.4
Vibe 7.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Hula's Island Grill in Monterey started off initially with more of a Hawaiiana/Surf feel, but has been deepening its tiki roots over the years, most notably with the addition of their Tiki Room. Carved masks and trim details by the artist Bosko are throughout the restaurant, and a very large Tiki Tony carving shares the space with much bamboo and Leeteg reproductions. The restaurant is enormously popular with locals, and has a very cozy, intimate feel. Traditional drinks include a proper Mai Tai, and Hula's has their own tiki mug (produced by nearby Munktiki) available for sale.

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TylerBateman has visited Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room.
April 26, 2017, 8:45 PM
This is the one that started it all for us, the first Tiki bar we ever went to. I'm glad we started with the best. It fostered our undying passion for all things Tiki.

I really can't describe Hula's in glowing enough terms. The drinks are flawless, their custom mugs are awesome (we have at least one of all of them), their food is literally the best I've ever had at a restaurant and I've lived all over the US. Craig, the owner, is an amazing, genuine guy and has a great eye for who he hires to work in his beloved restaurant. The staff is always attentive, friendly, and helpful.

We used to live walking distance from Hula's, and were there at least twice a week. I miss those days, and I miss Hula's more than I've ever missed any other place. If you're in the area, go. If you're close to the peninsula, make the trip.
TikiKolin has visited Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room.
September 22, 2012, 9:28 PM
Decor A+ Drinks A+ Food A+...Bartender F-, unfriendly, she belongs in a Hooters not here! no knowledge of Tiki, not friendly to tourist, only to her friends(free drinks) and just updated her Facebook status at work.
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Tiki Finky has visited Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room.
March 17, 2012, 4:48 PM
Enjoyed visiting Hula's Monterey. Decor is great, but the modern music is a little odd. Definitely worth a stop for an tikiphile, though.
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