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Monstera Noodles & Sushi

4.1
606 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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Monstera is a hip, casual, moderately priced restaurant providing great food, service, ambiance and value. We are more than a typical sushi restaurant--we have included menu items of Noodle Houses and Izakayas (Japanese Pubs of Japan) to offer you a selection of dishes never seen before on the Big Island. Our philosophy is smile in, smile out. We want you to feel welcome with our gracious local-style hospitality and enjoy great food at a great price in this beautiful location. We hope this will be a stopping point for those traveling along the coast or after visiting a nearby beach.

Named after a non-native, mysterious plant found in Hawaii, Monstera offers a wide selection of items, including sizzling platters and drinks in a casual, yet hip, atmosphere. Here, guests can sit in crocodile print booths under soft lighting and listen to familiar tunes or dine alfresco. Monstera is owned and operated by Big Island residents Norio Yamamoto and Wes Monty.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (last seating)
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Phone number
(808) 887-2711
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Master Sushi Chef Norio Yamamoto
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kaniku Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 606 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
3.6
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPalikea (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Monstera never disappoints. Spicy Tuna Roll, excellent, Rainbow Roll, excellent. Servers helpful & friendly even when very busy. Excellent fresh fish.

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CarolB (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipCarefulShopper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff is friendly and very helpful. Always enjoy our meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent dining expierience and comfortable ambiance! Very close by Waikoloa Beach Resort and very well worth your time and money. Don't miss Monstera!!!

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vipTopspin (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was not good . Everything was so slow . We had ordered drinks before our meal and needed up receiving them well after finishing dinner.

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vipGeoffdi (Sydney / NSW)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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 !

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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vipGeoffdi (Sydney / NSW)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

An early dinner with our family . Great food for all of us from Grandparents to grandchildren ! Loved it !

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vipCindylou (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent Tuna Poke and sushi.

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Mooney69 (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Always—ALWAYS—a special meal with great waitstaff. Don’t miss this if on Big Island.

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Zaajlaus (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good service, excellent food, fine presentation. Hawaii style comfort and casual ambience. Truly terrific.

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Snowbird257 (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vipch50 (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Restaurant was just opening. Staff was friendly

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vipLisaMV (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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Yoshi (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We were very disappointed. Food was just so so. Sushi was not good and way overpriced. Service was not friendly.

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Mike (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Expensive but worth it
Best sushi I had well worth the price
Excellent waiter

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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