Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
4861 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
What 4861 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
JP
JeffP
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make it a point to eat at Monkeypod Kitchen at least once every time we visit Oahu. We also insist on having Christopher wait on us. He is the best and always shows us a good time. Nice to see someone that enjoys his work as much as he does. Unfortunately, due to the virus we will have to order carryout tonight instead of seeing him before we head back to Oklahoma.

BH
vipBarbaraH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Good good. Super service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

AT
AvoidingTheVirus
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious! Drinks were excellent and made to order!

RK
vipRayK
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I didn't like the seat that I got. There was no umbrella over my head. Luckily, it didn't rain. The fish taco wasn't much food. It was good. Lot of people and noisy.

LY
LindsayY
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend this restaurant. My sister-in-law who is local told us this place was worth the drive and it was. The food was very tasty and original, and the service was even better than the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value during happy hour for appetizers, drinks & pizza!

TH
TrevH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, a little pricey but par for the course in the Ko Olina area.

AA
AntheaA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Friday during Lent, so we are limited to seafood only. We had the lomi lomi and garlic truffle fries for appetizer and they were amazing. For an entree, I had the poke tacos and my husband had the ahi tuna sandwich. My poke was good but the sandwich was really good and perfectly cooked. For dessert, we had both the banana and coconut cream pie which were huge portions and delicious! I worked highly recommend this farm to table establishment and don't leave without having the Mai Tai! The pineapple foam on top really makes it the best in the island!

B
vipBill95032
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great. Large menu with many choices. Great for large groups and children.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Experience was very good overall, but they were “out of” three of the menu items that I ordered (at 6:15 pm). Also quite pricey (but that is true of the area in general). Otherwise very good food and service.

NW
vipNetteW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Grossly overpriced main dishes. $42 for a piece of fish, brown rice with nothing on it and a few vegetables. Nice setting and good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favorite restaurant experiences when in Hawaii!!
Very accommodating and the staff is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! A quick 5 minute walk from Aulani! Great Mai tai!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service.

K
Katie
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I were here on our honeymoon. We were not disappointed: drinks were pretty strong. The food was admittedly expensive, but very delicious and portions were quite generous. The live music was loud but really great. Overall a very nice experience!

C
vipCheffrey
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are huge fans of any Merrimans restaurant so we’re super excited to try MonkeyPod. Everything was fantastic! Great service and food! We will be back!

RN
RuthNaomi11
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. We had a party of 11 and everyone was happy. A feat in itself! The ceiling fans were full speed but that’s was good for some and not others.

S
Shayebell
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere! Very family friendly as well. Not only was the food good but we had great service also. Our daughter has celiac’s disease & is on a gluten free/dairy free diet & they were very accommodating to her which is an even bigger plus!

JB
JanetB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to it in Hawaii. Eat here whenever we are in HA

PG
PeteG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers at different times
Rachel and Dallas always provide great aloha service !!

D
vipDinnertime
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were lucky to get Aly as our server ...she was charming, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. We all enjoyed the delicious signature Mai Tais for our cocktails,accompanied by shrimp potstickers. Entrees were macadamia nut mahi mahi and hubby had the special mahi mahi with lobster cake...there was a snafu with his, which was rectified with both Aly, the runner and her manager apologizing..they also comped us a dessert for our trouble. Great place to go with family, friends or spouse ...get a reservation or prepare to wait!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We came here about 3 years ago and remembered the food being pretty good. This visit, the quality of food definitely not the same. Service was really good.

FC
vipFouziaC
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast as usual the monkey pod is one of our fav place.
The service is always excellent from the hostess to the servers.
Food always fresh and nice live music
Love love this place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We just had the best experience at Monkeypod! We came in with a party of 20 (with 10 kids!). Angelica was amazing!! She made serving a 20-top feel like she was serving a 4-top. Our waters were always filled, she was kind and patient, and she was as quick and slow as we wanted. Best service I’ve had at Ko Olina. Oh! Did I mention that the food was amazing? I had the Saimin with bulgogi pork instead of Kailua pork. Delicious. Make sure to catch happy hour! Great deals. Will absolutely come back, especially if Angelica is our server!

M
Madeline
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, plus great service! Highly recommend. Best fish tacos I had in Hawaii.

s
vipshanw
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I got my meal on a happy hour. So the price was great but to be honest I would not pay the price for the regular menu. I get that it at ko’olina but make your menu unique to that area. I feel like Moku does the same menu but better so I could pay more there than you guys. Just a thought. The staff was great and nice and attentive. Parking isn’t good at all unless you valet your car.

H
Hungry
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YES! Excellent service! Food was excellent and delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Everytime I Conner to Hawaii, I makes sure to come to Monkeypod!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ハワイに恋して!を見て絶対に行きたいお店NO.1だったので旅程が決まって直ぐにopen tableで予約を取りました♪とても分かりやすく予約が出来て前日にはお知らせも来るなどとても良かったです。
しかも予約画面を見せるだけで英語が話せなくても直ぐに案内されとてもスムーズでした。
お店の雰囲気は勿論お料理はどれも美味しく生演奏でハワイアンの生歌も聞けました♪
私達のテーブル担当の方もとても丁寧で親切な接客に又また感動でした。
120%満足してホテルまで歩いて帰りました♪

Report
S
Sheldon808
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The macadamia-crusted mahi-mahi, with bok choy and brussel sprouts, was fantastic. Cooked perfectly with just the right amount of seasonings, it made for a wonderful lunch. Local-style musician sang and played mellow tunes that suited the setting. I highly recommend Monkeypod - Ko Olina to friends and family.

F
Foodlover
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time on a week that we ate at Monkey Pods and again it was well presented both in the food and service experience Given that pretty much every eatery in the Ko Olina area is somewhat on the high side with regards to price this restaurant keeps the value well in sight The menu may not be huge but what is prepared is done well The service made the entire evening enjoyable and will definitely make a third trip before we leave the area

MB
vipMaceyB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Best restaurant on the island!

J
Jules
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very helpful leading me to a delicious cocktail and when asked gave us great food suggestions

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Restaurant was good and waitress was just okay

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good happy hour

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with family

s
susanw
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe here and food fits the scene! Beautifully presented and delicious. Their mai tais are also noteworthy! Within walking distance to the resorts in K OIlina

H
Heather
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere here. Open air seating is amazing. The food was delicious. We’ve already been a second time and plan to go one more time before our vacation is over. The only complaint I would have is you get very small portions (I usually can’t eat everything on my plate, but I can here) for a lot of money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to dine here. Last was 6 years ago. Always stay across the street from here. The place is really noisy. Lively and energetic. But when the live music started, the loud noise gave way to a great one man band. Kudos to our server Brandon for his excellent care and very upbeat demeanor. He was busy but never rushed. Always checking in on us and recommended the best dishes ever. Will be visiting this place more often from now on.

FAQs

Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina is rated 4.6 stars by 4861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.