Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina
Wait timeEven with a reservation, I had to wait 30 minutes!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe more i go.....The more I go to this place the better it gets.
It becomes like family here!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionSeafood and pizza were delicious with perfect wine pairings for the table. Kale salad was awesome... The waiter was very knowledgable and accommodating.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food!The Kale salad is my favorite ! My husband had the Cesar salad and my daughter had the beet salad , they were both delish!
I enjoyed the fish and chips , others in our party ordered the gnocchi and the steak... All were delishes.
Dessert was the awesome strawberry pie! We are always seated on time or within a few mins of our reservation. Prices are reasonable for such awesome food. Can't wait to go back5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant in Ko OlinaIf your looking for a great restaurant on the west side of Oahu Island, this is the place to go. Great food, atmosphere, service, and happy hour!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat outdoor diningA very comfortable setting with great service. We went on Mother's Day and there were live music playing just at the right level with railroad trains crossing by - it was a nice all-around experience.
Overall, the food was good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day LunchIf not for our table being partially in the sun, we would have enjoyed our time there more. The food was exquisite, the ambiance prefect, the service great. Maybe if a wider child's menu was provided my children could have had a better choice in eating alongside the older children and adults at the table.
Will be coming back -- my children's choice!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurant!This was my first time to this restaurant and I was blown away! It was nice to sit upstairs because of the cool breeze. Everything we ordered was delicious and I was very impressed. Overall great dining experience :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI totally appreciate thatI totally appreciate that MPK uses nothing but all local produce. And some of the flacors found in our drinks and meals were just phenomenal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst of it's kindNever been to a restaurant like this before. Very unique! Everything is from garden to table. Organic, grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken, etc. Definitely will take my family here again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013The place was really busy and we were not able to get the terrace as planned. However, the outdoor dining area on the first floor was very nice. The food was great and the waitress was awesome. The two man band playing while we ate was really good too. The music was appropriate and not too loud. We will definitely go again and recommend the place to friends. I also recommend getting a reservation through Open table.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBefore live music started,Before live music started, the music was loud and didn't match the ambience. Food was good but pricey...$13 for saimin...?
I had the Filet, it was cooked perfect, soft and very tasty....$32.00
Our waitress Ashley was very good.
Good food but pricey5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for families!We live nearby and are really glad you are here. You've given much thought to your menu selections to accommodate families. Like that you use local, fresh products to make tasty dishes.
Hope more kamaaina folks come by.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat addition to dining atGreat addition to dining at Ko'Olina! Drink menu includes imaginative cocktails - more than just sweet rum and vodka drinks.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMlove itBeen there 3 times, and numerous times to the maui location. Great food. Try some beers from tap. Ask for Summer to be your server. Fun, local, and makes great recommendations.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCool spot on the west-side.Cool spot on the west-side. I think we've found our west-side happy hour venue!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a good experience.always a good experience. happy hour a good value but very limited menu. pricey regular menu. good selection of beers is the
greatest draw for us. finally a decent restaurant near home.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother enjoyable experienceAnother enjoyable experience at Monkeypod. Our server was personable and efficient, and the food was excellent and well-presented. We so thoroughly enjoyed our other visits that we didn't mind going three days in a row! For locals, Monkeypod is a nice escape for a staycation eatery without blatant resort prices.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time diningThis was our first time dining at Monkeypod for dinner. It is a huge difference from the quieter lunch hour. That being said, the food & service do not suffer at all. Even with both floors packed and awful weather, restaurant operations seemed to flow smoothly. Our server was personable & efficient, providing excellent recommendations & checking in often without being intrusive. We are not on that side of the island very often, but will definitely make it a point to return to Monkeypod when we are.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable DiningThis was our first visit to Monkeypod Kitchen. I had seen previous reviews and they were all very good. We chose outdoor dining on the patio. They had live music which was very entertaining and appropriate. The food and the service were excellent. We would definitely return again.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful fish tacos, pizzaWonderful fish tacos, pizza and banana cream pie.
Wii be back4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED IT!!!This is possibly our most favorite restaurant on Oahu. The ambiance is casual trendy and the scenery is gorgeous. The service and food were wonderful, and the live music was not obnoxiously loud and overbearing (finally! a place where we can hear live music AND talk at the same time. Wow! What a concept). We appreciated that they use local ingredients, as well. We will definitely be back...often.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food are excellent.The service and food are excellent. Have been back there on several occasions and each time the service is great and the food is outstanding.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy but fun. Food was goodNoisy but fun. Food was good and service was excellent. Easy to walk to from timeshare. Very popular place in the area. I would go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Mostly Favorable Mixed BagA bit on the expensive side; small portions; interesting food and preparations; super ambiance; very noisy when there is entertainment; great servers and service; varied and unusual bar offerings;and very happy drinker/dinners enjoying themselves. All in all, a welcome additon to West Oahu's growing offerings and attractions.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMKo Olina's new hot spotThe best thing to hit the Ko Olina in a long time. Great food, great service, lots of energy. This is locatoon #2.. Number 3 can't be far behind. Try a cocktail you won't find anywhere else.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect proposal lunch dayThe food is beyond good, it's excellent. Is there better food than having local food in a sustainable and environmental friendly restaurant with good service! I don't think so.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was by far the best eatingThis was by far the best eating experience of our vacation. We ate here 2 times. Had we known about it sooner , we would have been there more. Excellent. Your pies are incredible. Will definitely recommend.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was great! Ambiance was great - outdoor dining looking at the Ko'Olina golf course. It was a little noisy and we could hear the next table's entire conversation because he was a loud-talker.
Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. We not end to return soon.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!My family of 4 ordered 2 drinks, 3 apps, and 3 entrees... ALL EXCELLENT. We will definitely be back. I wanted to buy their t-shirt, but my size was out of stock. I should not complain about t-shirts though...4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Reuben sandwich!The piped in music was a bit too loud. Had to talk above it. Everyone in my pty enjoyed their meals. I shared the bulgogi taco and Reuben with a friend and we loved it. I thought it was the best Reuben I have had. Not too lean and not to fatty and the bread was crunchy. The garlic fries were awesome too.
We all commented that it was very warm in the restaurant. Can't imagine what summer would be like.
I will go back as I enjoyed the food. Thank you.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment my party andFrom the moment my party and I arrived, we were in awe. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable of their menu. The food was absolutely delicious from the appetizers to the dessert. I do caution though, look at your bill to make sure you were charged for what was ordered. I almost had to pay for someone else's drinks...YIKES!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWaitress found out it wasWaitress found out it was a birthday party and went out of her way to find a candle. Very thoughtful.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of beer accompaniedGreat selection of beer accompanied by a knowledgable staff. Fish dishes were
extremely tasty...with unique and diverse appetizer that should appeal to all
palates. Enjoyed the ambiance. The wait staff was extremely efficient and
attentive.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the food it is uniqueI love the food it is unique and tasty. The brussel sprouts ROCK!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with kids, 9, 11, 13,Went with kids, 9, 11, 13, and wait staff super nice & food delicious.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMedGuyBest fish we have had on this island. Fresh and prepared with skill. Presentation and service were great. We will be back!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here as we are stoppingWent here as we are stopping at Aulani Resort. Was able to get a reservation 1/2hr after booking which was brilliant. Food and servic was amazing - this is our 11th trip to Oahu and this meal was one of the best.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and great funSummer was our server. She was extremely friendly and quick! The foid was delicious. I have eaten at the wailea location on about 5 occasions and have loved each time there. When I heard that there were plans to open one in koolina, I got excited and even went to the location to check it out prior to completion. I love the food there. The special, which I had, was the fresh fish and it was so delicious and perfectly cooked that I ordered one to go to take home for another meal. Inlike the beer selection, and the server made a great suggestion. Try it and you will not be let down.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI wish you had an adult section.I wish you had an adult section. I am so fed up with having to listen to crying kids during our entire dinner. Don't people who have raised their children deserve a peaceful dinner. We spend more money dining out than those with the crying kids, why does management continue to let them ruin a enjoyable dinner. Would it be too much to ask them to take the kid outside until they are calmed down?4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMShowing up at 5:15 was theShowing up at 5:15 was the best timing. Cool afternoon time, happy hour, sunset, view of the golf course, light open-air environment...very nice experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience.Our experience was great. The food we order was all exceptionally well prepared. My wife and I shared the pumpkin ravioli and the Hamakua tomato salad. For entrees she had the gnocchi and I had the fish of the day special (Opakapaka on a bed of quinoa topped with a Kona lobster salad). Both were great. The fish was excellent. Since it was my Birthday the Monkeypod gave me a piece of one of the pies made there. I picked the coconut cream and we shared it. It was very creamy and had a real pleasant coconut flavor and a flakey crust. Can't wait to return. They have a great selection of beers on tap, too!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeyPodThe MonkeyPod is a great restaurant. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Our waiter not only knew about the menu, but had great knowledge of the wine and beer list. The food was absolutely delicious I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. We had a great time. I recommend the garlic fries.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI had reservations but wasI had reservations but was given a buzzer. After 15 minutes, we followed-up and they said we were suppose to tell them when our entire party arrived even though we told them that my party was here but parking. Also, the parking lot was super full and the Ko'olina guests with golf cart rentals were able to park in a parking space! Unbelievable! Not enough parking for a busy Saturday and valet was full already. The table we had a Monkeypod was a corner booth but the table was too wide to slip thru. The table legs were against the chair so you had to hop over to get in. The service, food and ambiance was top notch but the experience was so-so.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery relaxing, good musicVery relaxing, good music and great food. Not really a place i would take the kids, but great for date night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMvisited the Monkeypod in Mauivisited the Monkeypod in Maui two years ago and remember the food as the highlight. Location at Ko Olina here is key, and much needed for Ko Olina development. Food and service were first rate, not Roy's quality...yet, but they are looking to be different with live music, great beer/wine selection. Could use a larger pupu selection.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly, one of the best diningTruly, one of the best dining experiences I have enjoyed in a long time. The food was fesh, delicious and uniquely prepared. We enjoyed dining here during our Hawaii vacation that we came back for two consecutive evenings (something we NEVER do...). All I can say is GO!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMet friends for drinks andMet friends for drinks and pupus. The hostess & waitstaff were all so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed. We all felt like we were in Kaanapali on vacation. Great atmosphere and ambience. We really loved the Wild Mushroom Truffle Oil Pizza.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first dining experienceMy first dining experience at Monkeypod Kitchen was excellent. The food was delicious and well-presented. The use of local ingredients is greatly appreciated, and the freshness was undeniable. Our server, Genji, was extremely personable and attentive. The restaurant has a great vibe, for anything from a business luncheon, to a large group meal, to a casual date. We will definitely be back!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and value.Very good food and value. Use locally grown produce. Pies are hand made. Had the strawberry. Going back for the chocolate.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM