Their reservation system accepted an 8:15 request from us (8:30 was also available). We were a few minutes late and arrived to find the place empty except for another couple who were just about to leave...then we were informed "The kitchen closes at 9. Anything you want must be ordered by then." Needless to say, this was a very rushed dinner! The food is always good there, but why take reservations at a time when you don't really want people to come? I certainly would not go back for dinner after 7:30!!!
Monstera never disappoints. Spicy Tuna Roll, excellent, Rainbow Roll, excellent. Servers helpful & friendly even when very busy. Excellent fresh fish.
Very nice restaurant. Service was fine. Unfortunately food was just okay. My yaki soba noodles were bland. I put wasabi and ginger in them from my husband's sushi. My husband's kimchi pork was tasty.
Staff is friendly and very helpful. Always enjoy our meal!
Excellent dining expierience and comfortable ambiance! Very close by Waikoloa Beach Resort and very well worth your time and money. Don't miss Monstera!!!
Received an email from OpenTable today. Email stated we did not eat there. We did eat there and had a wonderful dinner. For some reason the restaurant did not acknowledge that we ate at the sushi bar and we did not get credit for it. Please let me know how we can remedy this situation. When we got to the restaurant I told the person that we had an open table reservation and they said we could just go sit at the sushi bar.
Service was not good . Everything was so slow . We had ordered drinks before our meal and needed up receiving them well after finishing dinner.
Another wonderful dining experience at Monstera. Last week we went with our family including grandchildren & this week we went with good friends who did the ordering & introduced us to the most amazing seafood that we hadn't tried before . Both occasions were great . We will be back again !
Once again the food was absolutely delicious. Sashimi fresh & tasty. Tempura Shrimp Roll very good as was the California Roll & Spicy Ahi Roll. Good & Spicy! Their wasabi is the so good & super spicy. Service was great. We'll be back. Will ask for outdoor seating as the noise level inside was LOUD.
An early dinner with our family . Great food for all of us from Grandparents to grandchildren ! Loved it !
We come to Hawaii this time every year,& this is alway a place that we visit at least twice! Definitely a must stop if you love sushi! Side note try the seafood papaya....and always go with the servers suggestions!
Excellent Tuna Poke and sushi.
Always—ALWAYS—a special meal with great waitstaff. Don’t miss this if on Big Island.
Very good service, excellent food, fine presentation. Hawaii style comfort and casual ambience. Truly terrific.
The food here is very good and the service was great, we had a few sushi dishes and all were tasty we will be back.
Restaurant was just opening. Staff was friendly
Good sushi. Good tempura. Decent udon in weak broth, but with some soy sauce and togarishi pepper it was fine. Skip the more elaborate entrees, get the sushi, and you’ll be fine.
We were very disappointed. Food was just so so. Sushi was not good and way overpriced. Service was not friendly.
Expensive but worth it
Best sushi I had well worth the price
The restaurant was smaller than expected, which we appreciated. Neighboring conversations were not intrusive. Wait staff was prompt in taking our order, but we never felt hurried. The appetizers and main entre arrived in a well timed way. We were asked twice I believe by the staff regarding the food. It felt like a true inquiry on how the meal was going, without a constant bothersome checking back. The drinks were made right, the food tasty. A nice evening meal.