Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

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$30 and under
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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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The noodle named of saiman was so bad. And most foods were salty.

KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, best service, nicest people- Seriously! We love this place and go every night when on the West Shore of Oahu - always grateful!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

KB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star! Food was excellent. Love the FTT concept. Well executed. Service was outstanding.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!

OT
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Took shuttle from our Ko Olina hotel, very convenient. Had a nice dinner at Monkeypod. Food was much better than I remembered from last vacation. The musician was very good. Our waitress was awesome.

N
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent island experience that you can have on each of the major Hawaiian islands. Merriman has taken the local farm to fork concept and made it a palatable way to enjoy a fusion of seafood, vegetables, and local organic products in a beautiful space with island atmosphere. Monkeypod has a presence on The Bid Island of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai. I've been to each one and enjoyed them all with multiple items from the menu. Enjoy the experience, Aloha Mahalo'

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks.

GF
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food was amazing and service was fantastic

Thank you again to all

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We love Monkeypod Kitchen in Ko Olina. We try to make it during happy hour and open table reservations makes it easy for us. The food and ambience were great. However the service needs improvement, specifically our waitress. Our waitress was not meeting a deserving tip amount. She checked-in with us once, she didn’t know if it was happy hour, and I had to flag her down so I could order another drink. She’s very social as I have observed her talking to passersby. Tonight, we were disappointed with the service. Our past experience have been exceptional, our waitress or waiters were attentive and provided exceptional service such as reminders for last call on food orders and frequent check-ins. I hope this was a fluke and next time our waitress or waiter will be better.

CB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food drinks and atmosphere are fantastic. Sometimes reservations are needed, that was ok. Great experience.

RP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, but prices are about 20% higher than I would have expected for the dishes we ordered.

MK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Portion sizes need to get larger, or prices get a lot smaller. Of the 3 items on our ticket we left still hungry and we are small people.

B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The sun was in our eyes 90% of our meal. It made our dinner uncomfortable and a bit warm from the sun beating down on us. They need some shades.

CN
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in Ko Olina and visit the Mokeypod kitchen often especially when I have visitors in town. It never disappoints me; the food is always great and the service is friendly and you can't beat the atmosphere there. Their happy hour is a great value and they serve really good pizzas. For desert try their coconut pie it is delicious.

D
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angelica was amazing and best service on island! Good was fantastic as well!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Our server gave us suggestions that were great. Started with the raw sampler for the appetizer. Really good. The pizza's were really good. A little in the pricey side but worth it.

AT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All members of the serving team know their roles and they get after their jobs, poetry in motion!

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks and food! The poke tacos and pumpkin squash were our favorites! Definitely going back! And soon!

JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Monkeypod is a great place to go at Ko Olina....but, go for Happy Hour. Most of the apps are half price with some nice discounts on wine, beer and drinks. The setting is nice, especially upstairs. If you're staying in the Ko Olina resort, take the shuttle to the restaurant....parking is very limited.

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal on a lovely lanai with great service.

D
New England
196 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful last night in Hawaii!!!!

The food was exceptional and delicious. I had the Ahi special, with amazing jalapeño mashed potatoes. I’ve never had it before, but will try to get the recipe.

A special thanks to the hostess/manager/do everything, Stephanie. Our asked about the name of the flowers on the tres outside the main entrance she not only told us, but went outside and brought back two for the women at the table. What a wonderful treat on our last night. That was a special effort that we will never forget. Stephanie is a rare breed and a special person.

Thanks again.

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

どれも美味しかった!特にピザがとても美味しかったです!
ドリンクも飲み比べセットがあって、四種類飲めるし、量も二杯分あるからかなりお得でした!

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J
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I expect to pay a premium in Hawaii, but the amount of food for the price doesn’t make it worth it.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, our waitress was very friendly. The food was absolutely, amazingly delicious, from the appetizers to the main course and desserts. The music was very enjoyable, it was soothing to hear and played an intrical part in completing the atmosphere. I would highly, highly recommend anyone and everyone to dine here. Thank you so much for your aloha and attention to detail. Because of you, we had a fabulous, romantic, and enjoyable evening.

Mahalo,
Ben and Venie Buford

JN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My whole experience at the restaurant was great! They're located in Ko Olina which is on the west side of Oahu and far from the heavily trafficked Waikiki area. I enjoyed the change in pace and calmer area. The food tasted great! We had the skirt steak and the seafood pasta =)

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only downside is no air conditioning. Food is amazing!

DS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. They really treated us well as we were celebrating a special occasion.

OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and good food!

SM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great vibe, great live music, great food! Would recommend it if you’re in the area.

CR
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed ourselves very much!

RB
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good was good, not great. Server warned my wife that the Mai Tai was very strong. Though she is no lightweight, it was too strong to drink. Otherwise, I’d go back, though wouldn’t be our first choice.

RW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was I wish there was an air conditioned area to sit in. Additionally, I would love to see more vegetarian and vegan options.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, outstanding live music by Izik, and the food was incredible! We has the burger and the mahi mahi tacos — both highly recommended

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there for dinner. The food was awesome! It was so fresh and had great flavors. Our server was excellent. Loved the coconut pie!!

n
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and service! Atmosphere was beautiful. Casual yet upscale menu

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible, we had the pepperoni , sausage and olive pizza and the pork tacos!! Everything was delicious, we even ordered a second round of tacos. Katie was great, very polite and attentive. we sat outside and the two man band they had playing made the night even more enjoyable, both very talented. We capped the night of with the featured pie recommended by our server and it was delicious!! Thank u

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music and service. Thank you

FC
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we come to Ko'Olina, there are at least two trips to the Monkeypod Kitchen. And everytime, our meals are fantastic. Fresh and tasty and always seasoned perfectly. Our favorite thing to eat always? The Lobster Deviled Eggs. This needs to stay on the menu forever and ever and ever.

AP
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the open mic. Awesome appetizer Happy hour.

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