Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina
The food was awesome, andThe food was awesome, and the service was outstanding. The only suggestion I would have is to sit outside, it was hot sitting by the bar.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time dinerOverall the food, ambience and service was fantastic. We just couldn't see the performer singing6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Leeward RestaurantThis was my second visit to Monkeypod and definitely not my last. I took some out-of-town business folks there for dinner and it was a big hit for everyone. I highly recommend this place no matter what the occasion is. It is even better (for me) that it is located on the Leeward side of the Island.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo thumbs up!Awesome service, beautiful atmosphere and we're definitely returning!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeats hotel foodThis is across the street from Aulani and the JW Marriott. It is quite large and has outside seating and even the inside is open air as well. The wood fired pizza was very good as were the fish tacos. Service is fairly quick and price decent for Hawaii. I would go back often if I lived nearby.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice evening spotThere's a reason people are lined up out the door to get in here on the weekends. Loved the live music, great food, and atmosphere.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery niceWe had a great time celebrating our anniversary there. We preferred the upstairs seating area which still gave you the outside dining experience. Portion sizes were small although tasty.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, great choice toOnce again, great choice to meet up with friends for drinks and dinner on a Saturday evening.Enjoyed te outdoors seating, with live music. One of my favorite placs to go.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We really enjoyed our dining experience here. We brought another couple who are foodies like us and we all found the flavors to be spot on. Prices are fair and par for good dining in Hawaii. Make a reservation and ask to dine upstairs.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulExcellent in every respect. Delicious fresh fish and salads. Attentive service. And a light menu too if you just want a late night burger or pizza. Our waiter josh was terrific.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkey Pod - best off resort diningBest Ko ' Olina off resort dining! Very friendly staff, and good good!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great find on ourThis was a great find on our recent trip to Disney Aulani. Plan to make a stop at this place on your next rip to Hawaii.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDrive byStaying at a local hotel and saw the resturaunt and heard the live music. Decided to check it out with the family. Made reservations and glad we did. Food was great, our waiter was outstanding and very accommodating for our 10 year old picky eater. The prices were very reasonable. I would go back again.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeypod a patch of fun.It is difficult to place Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko'Olina in a restaurant category. It is some fun, some food, some cocktails. How does it succeed in the middle of a unique resort (Ko'Olina), across the street from a Disney (Aulani) resort? Now that is a challenge. I would say it is the ketchup (made from scratch in a kitchen that does not fail to impress), and the lilikoi foam on top of the mai tai (handcrafted cocktails made in a fun bar atmosphere), and continuous music during the afternoons and evenings, impossible to find anywhere else on the Leeward Side of Oahu.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!!! Second timeGreat place!!! Second time I have ate there and love it!!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. AGreat food and service. A bit noisy and very hot inside!! During the heat of the day, you should sit outside and enjoy the tradewinds!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Spot Off PropertySaw this place from the street driving into the Marriott at Ko Olina. Got a sitter and went with a party of 6. Cocktails were recommended by the server based on my love of whiskey and she nailed it. Couldn't decide in an entree as they all sounded awesome. Went with the gnocchi to fill up and wasn't expecting much more than that with red or white sauce. What I got blew me away. Fresh chopped tomatoe sauce, shiitake shrooms, goat cheese crumbles and hand made gnocchi. I loved it!!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food in resort areaWe are so glad that merriman decided to open a restaurant here. We stayed in the ko olina area for a week and it was difficult for us to find good restaurants that didn't serve overpriced mediocre food. We missed out on Monkeypod when we were in Maui a couple of months ago. The food selection was pretty good but not extensive but I guess that is to be expected since something like 90% of the ingredients are locally sourced which is great. They had an extensive wine list. The live entertainment was nice and the outdoor patio was crowded. We will definitely be back. Good quality food in Ko Olina area5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite in Ko Olina...Love this spot. Been here many times with spouse and family. Servers are great from Sarah, Jennifer, Shaun, and Kui. Misha (bartender) very friendly. Wine list is great. Obsidian Cab is the best. Nightly entertainment never fails. Really enjoyed Jeff and Al on our last visit.
Food: Love the pumpkin raviolis, ceasar salad and pete's burger. My kids like the pulled pork slider and the maui mahi fish and chips. An overall great experience. Too bad I'm back in California now. I will be back though, definitely.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM21Anniversary DinnerThe Service was great. The drinks were spectacular, the Monkey Pod Mai Tai is delicious. The appetizer was awesome and the main course was excellent. Great flavors and well presented.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Tried this restaurant as it was recommended by a friend who vacations often in Hawaii. It was even better than we expected! Both the food and the service were great! The fish tacos and Brussels sprouts were favorites. The pies are delicious! So hard to choose which to have so we had multiple slices!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!I thought the restaurant was fantastic! It had a fun atmosphere, there was live music, the interior is beautiful, and I love that they try to use organic ingredients! Our server was great too! I had the macadamia nut crusted mahi and it was delicious! I was so happy with the food..definitely try the jalapeno mashed potatoes though!! They are so good! I would recommend reservations, because we were staying at one of the resorts close by and every time we drove by the place was packed!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSUPERB!We vacationed at the JW Marriott (which was across the street) for 7 days and we ate at Monkeypod 6 times during that stay. Everything was absolutely wonderful. We will miss having Poke tacos. On our last visit we had the filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. We typically don't do much dessert - but couldn't resist the home made cream pies. The staff was also great; super friendly and helpful with all of our questions and food allergies. Highly recommended and can't wait to be back in Oahu so we can go back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCould camp out here all week.Absolutely loved our dinner experience at Monkeypod Kitchen. Food was excellent- our waiter Brad was attentive and the live music added the perfect touch. We are only here on Oahu for a week but I see myself back at the Monkeypod again before we leave!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!We went there twice during our week stay at Ko'Olina. Extensive beer menu. Entrees were excellent. The fish tacos were fantastic! Outside seating was really nice. Inside it was a bit too warm. Dessert was OK. They have homemade cream pies and ice cream. Will definitely plan to come here again next time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM"FANTASTIC BOMBASTIC!"White garlic truffle fries was our first impression! ALL the cream pies were our last! Grass-fed steak, just right. Nice energy, open and airy place. Staying at Aulani so its a nice walk right across the street. Loved it so much, went there at least 2x. Live music during Happy Hour was great. We were 20 mins early for our Open Table reservations, seated right away. 2nd time we walked in between 430-5 ish, and were seated almost immediately.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceThis was my first time dining at Monkeypod Kitchen and the experience was extremely splendid! The service was outstanding! The food was good. It was a little pricey, but I totally understand the overhead expenses and the venue location.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad we heard about yourSo glad we heard about your restaurant. Enjoyed the food and service. It was a little pricey though! Will definitely recommend you to others.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWait timeEven with a reservation, I had to wait 30 minutes!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMore choices in Ko'OlinaNice to have some more variety open up in Ko'Olina. The menu is interesting with a wide variety of fresh foods - emphasis on fresh. I had a wood fired pizza, hubby had the fresh catch. The place is huge and was very busy the Saturday night we were there which slowed things down just a bit, but worth it if you're in the area. Noise level: Vibrant.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 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 AMReservationHad reservation confirmed, but had to wait in line to check in maybe 15 - 20 minutes, then had to wait again to be sitted.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 AMFinallyA place that lives up to the hype. The food is wonderful and fresh. Service is friendly and efficient. Love it.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 AMFood is very good!We went on Mother's Day. It was very busy. Will come back again. The food was very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeypod KitchenFood was tasty, but portions are too small for a bigger party. There should be more fans by the tables near the kitchen since there's no AC or windows in that vicinity.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily ReviewFood and personal service were great, but waited 25 minutes to be seated (despite reservation) and another 25 minutes for food to arrive once ordered. Most concerning: the two baby seats we were given were both broken.5/12/2013 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 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 AM