Hula Grill, Ocean City, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Hula Grill, Ocean City, NJ
Hula Grill
940 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Casual Hawaiian

Price:  Moderate

Food Quality: 2 Stars

Service: 1 1/2 Stars

Decor: 1 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

The best healthy food on the Ocean City Boardwalk

Cash only

Value: Good

Noise Level:  Moderate, though indoors the music can be loud.

Recommended For: Diners who are looking for a healthy alternative to the many fried food and pizza restaurants that dominate the boardwalk.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer traditional American casual food in a lower key setting

Recommended dishes: When available, The Grilled Ahi Fresh Grilled Ahi Filet topped with a basil, lemon and butter sauce; The Fire Cracker Shrimp Jumbo shrimp, fried and glazed with sweet and spicy sauce; and The Pulled Pork, marinated fresh pork shoulder with their special island style BBQ Sauce

Liquor:  No Alcohol - No BYOB permitted.

Restaurant Review

Located in a small food court setting near the end of the Ocean City Boardwalk, the Hula Grill is a popular casual family restaurant serving Hawaiian inspired dishes with South Pacific/Jersey shore ambiance.

The Hula Grill is a refreshing, healthy alternative to the many fried food and pizza restaurants that dominate the boardwalk.

The Hawaiian inspired menu includes many seafood, pork, chicken items as well as salads, burgers, hot dogs, fries, and even Hawaiian pizza ---- yes New Jersey Italian-Americans, pizza with pineapple.

Dinner entrees come with sticky rice and a salad with papaya dressing.

Owned and operated by David Rihl, Head Chef.  Chef Rihl honed his culinary skills in Hawaii where he developed his recipes and famous Hula sauces for an authentic taste of Hawaiian cooking.

The service is a notch above the many other Boardwalk restaurants, friendly and attentive. The ordering process involves placing your inside and the waitstaff brings it out to you.

Seating at the outside tables can be a bit hectic during the peak summer season. Tables are full? --- Just a short wait as the tables turn over quickly.

The Hula Grill is family friendly with a Kids Menu.

Hula Grill is a seasonal restaurant open from mid-May till mid-October, seven days/week from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm   

(updated: April, 2017)

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