Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

4.5
3904 reviews
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Contemporary American
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is a place where foodies, beer lovers, and families escape the stresses of their day to day lives by enjoying an ice cold beer and a great meal while surrounded by people who consider them honored guests and friends.

Our restaurants are founded upon a passion for craft and we are dedicated to mastering the craft of food, drink, and merrymaking…with Aloha! Our menu features fresh island fish, hand tossed pizzas from our kiawe wood burning oven, and homemade pies made from scratch.

Thirty-six craft beers served at twenty-nine degrees are on tap, representing the coldest beer and best selection of microbrews on the island. Our culinary cocktails feature unique ingredients such as acai spirit, coconut water, and Kula lavender. Our passion for craft also extends to our diverse wine list, which emphasizes sustainability, drinkability and fun.
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Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My last time to take guests to this Ko O’lina area restaurant. Menu is too eclectic and restaurant is too loud to enjoy a conversation despite being in one of the quietest sections upstairs.

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RD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Delicious food. I couldn’t ask for more.

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RT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Most of your menu choices are too exotic and too high priced.

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s
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent mai tai, need to improve on the pizza

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BO
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional customer service. We are here on vacation from LA. First night had the Big Island Cheese Burger. One of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted and I’ve eaten many burgers in 52 years. The French fries came lukewarm. My server replaced them with fresh right away.

Second experience - Fish & Chips.
Fish tempura style and excellent.
French fries came lukewarm again. Not sure why the kitchen can’t time them better for freshness.

We will most definitely return on our next visit.

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VS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This place has a really good vacation vibe.
Food is slightly overpriced in my opinion but tasted good.
We got catch of the day and macadamia crusted mahi mahi.
As an appetizer we got a plate with poke and it was really delicious.

Cocktails are top notch

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j
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our server was the best!! Shandell let my dad joke with her all night - lots of times servers don’t know how to take my corny dad but she jumped right in. Food was great- I’m not drinking right now but the righteous path drink was delicious!

Outdoor ambiance was great- live music was amazing!

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CR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best mai tai ever with a purée of passion fruit on it.

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AR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter the time or day you go to Monkeypod you get great service and food! Bloody mary’s, bacon and a blue cheese crumbles started off our afternoon. A wonderful cheese pizza.. the dough is amazing and great bartenders more than happy to serve you whatever you desire. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! Lots of great choices and food!

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OB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had lunch with a large family group on Sunday. Service was good, as always, as was the food. However, we were disappointed to learn that the restaurant is no longer offering Sunday brunch. No one could explain why, and we certainly couldn't understand it since every time we've gone there for Sunday brunch the restaurant has been very busy. We'll really miss our favorite brunch place in Koolina!

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IC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service n waitress was ver accimadating. Price was reasonable

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MW
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, ambiance. Had minor problem with orderly check in. Had party jump the line.

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RN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Ko Olina food scene improve dramatically when Monkeypod opened and I am forever grateful. For years vacationers in the area were limited to the expensive options at the hotels and resorts across the street. I'm thankful to have Monkeypod as a local favorite, and when I discovered their awesome happy hour deal on appetizers and pizza, good became better. On this trip I took two guests that were joining me on vacation and they loved the happy hour options and, of course, the amazing Mai Tais. The pumpkin raviolis are excellent. The corn chowder is good, the pizza tasty. I don't think there's anything bad on the menu.

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R
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun, good food. Limited choices in kolina.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh local made with 💕

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PB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall a great place. Went 2 times over the span of 4 nights while staying at Aulani. Great Food, Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful waitstaff. Only downside is even though we had reservations and were returning, the hostess/Jr. manager treated us like she was doing us a favor getting us a table and was outright rude. MonkeyPod is great but they need to continue to focus on the customer experience in order to have people pay premium prices.

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Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very convenient to Ko O’lina properties although a bit loud for being able to talk easily at table when music is playing even when seated upstairs. Food was only average this visit.

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Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

食事を運んできた店員にお水の入ったコップを倒され、友達のバッグにコップごと入るという惨事が発生。
人間だから失敗はあるとして、こぼした店員がそのままタオルを持ってくるでも謝りにくるわけでもなく、逃げました。
食事代の中のコーヒー代だけ、10ドルディスカウントされましたが、あまりの対応の悪さにチップも置かずに出ました。
水だから乾くでしょ?って感覚なのかもしれませんが、バッグの中に携帯を入れていなかったのが不幸中の幸いと思います。

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary celebration and we were comped Champagne and desert which was a nice surprise!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vacation dinner with the whole family!

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SJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic, we go to the 'pod at least 4-5 times whenever we visit. Great service, staff, vibes.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here twice, once for a special occasion and another for apps and happy hour. The deviled eggs are a MUST, so delicious! The pie is also a must, so be sure to keep room for dessert!

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NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

It doesn’t worth the money you spend there

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MW
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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BH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went twice while we were there! Great service! Delicious food and worked around our food sensitivities! Can’t wait to come back on our next holiday.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We were seated in the bar next to a waterfall. Between the noise of the bar and the waterfall we could not hear one another. The waterfall also smelled like an indoor swimming pool that had just been treated. I thought with a reservation we would be seated in a better area, but the past two reservations I have made at Monkeypod I have been seated at the worst tables.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite restaurant. Great food and wonderful service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was over priced and just okay. Menu looked amazing, was interested in a restaurant that was farm to table. We most likely will not go back.

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S
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another wonderful experience at Monkeypod!! Thank you for being consistent in quality and service!

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

店員さんの雰囲気も良く、気持ちよく食事が出来ました。
メニューも日本語で書いてあるので選びやすく、
料理も美味しかったです。
またコオリナに行ったら行きます!!

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks with great happy hour pricing

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1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

数年前に行った頃からすると、日本のテレビでも紹介されてかなりの人気店になってしまいましたが、3日前位に予約をするか、20時以降の遅めの夕飯であれば待たずに入店可能です。一品料理のお肉もお魚日本人好みの味でボリュームがあるので、大勢でシェアして頂けば色々な料理が楽しめます。
ハンバーガーと他店に比べるとそれ程のボリュームはなく、大量のポテトも添えられていないので、おつまみとしてポテトが欲しい場合は「ガーリックトリュフオイルのフライドポテト」がお勧めです。
ピザはカリカリの生地で大人3人で1枚がちょうどいい量です。前菜としてオーダーした「平飼い鶏の手羽先ロースト」はボリュームがあり、ジューシーでとても美味しかったです。
入店時に日本語メニューと英語メニューのどちらがいいか確認してくれるので、初めての入店でも心配はいらず、定員さんはとても親切に時折追加オーダーの確認にも来てくれます。

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

They didnt have sprite or noodles available which seemed odd. Limited kids food options and quality and variety of food was not very good. Need to revamp menu options to include more vegetarian and healthier options. Ambience and service were great.

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PJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and wait staff. Food can get pricey with add in and substitutions but the quality is very good. Something for literally everyone.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during happy hour was the best food! Loved the ravioli!! The service was amazing, I felt like family! Thank you Robert for the awesome service!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time ! Amazing service good food great ambience

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food is only ok and overpriced. Appetizer never came. Hawaiian vibe is the only plus to this restaurant. Disappointing and not going back.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! It’s a bit on the expensive side, but worth it for the whole experience.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

食べに行くところの少ないコオリナ地区で
ゆったりご飯が食べれるお店。

日本の方も少なく、海外に来た気分を味わえます。

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t
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waitress never came to refill drinks or water. Rarely came over to check on how we were doing. Fries were soggy.

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