Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

4.5
5015 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most favorite places when visiting KoOlina!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pumpkin ravioli were delicious!! We got pizzas otherwise and they were just ok

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RobertT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu very limited.
$19 for 2 deviled eggs with lobster bits was big disappointment.

Recommend go Happy Hour, 3.30-5:00 pm to get moneys worth.

Avoid Mai Tai for $15, was small glass with foamy pineapple on top. Not worth it.

Pizza, wings, burgers, wine beer all ok,
Get it at happy hour and your ok

TB
TBryant
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Monkeypod!! It is my boyfriend and I favorite spot!! Great food and great service!! I have never been disappointed

JB
JohnB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing but when we were sat, the server said that they had ran out of several items on the menu. And later when we wanted dessert, they ran out of all except one dessert. We would have spent more money on food had they had such items.

JP
JP12
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with friendly and attentive service. Would definitely go back.

LC
LynnC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I like the Monkeypod, but the Thanksgiving dinner was not what I expected. The music was great, service awesome but not a place to have thanksgiving dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner and it was amazing! The service was impeccable and we truly enjoyed a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food , and Music

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sc96706
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and service! We will definitely go back with friends and family!

AJ
vipAJUts
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was great

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!! At night this place is lit up and hopping in the popular koolina shopping area. Definitely a hot spot for the area. The restaurant is open air so you can enjoy paradise with dining. Every single person we encountered on staff was friendly and professional. The food was downright amazing. Some unique Hawaiian offerings mixed in with American dishes made it easy for everyone to find something. Overall we had an awesome time and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork and fish tacos were excellent! Thanks! Music was good too.

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OCmama
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great atmosphere. Thanks for a delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Guam
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honeymoon vacation dinner - nice music, wine, and pizza!

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Shannon
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great good and service. They were very accommodating for our son’s food allergy.

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Martie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Jarrin, our server was great. The runner brought us the wrong fries (garlic, not plain), but we insisted on keeping them. He brought us plain anyway, and took them off the bill! Food seems pricey and small. Good music; too bad they quit after happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, we have been here for two weeks in Ko’Olina and have dined in 4 times at the monkey pod. All of our experiences have been good but tonight was by far the best and definitely exceeded our expectations! Nicholas, our server was the reason for this!! His service was top notch and literally the best service we’ve had at a restaurant dinning in ever. He was attentive, quick and so pleasant. Thank you Nicholas for making our last dinner the best and management, please be aware of how great of an employee he is. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was just ok. Not that many restaurant options though in Ko Olina.

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KellyM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! From our server to the food to the live music! Perfect way to end our stay in Honolulu!

JR
vipJessicaR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, wonderful band, excellent overall!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Server was very attentive. We were disappointed when server mentioned getting us champagnes to celebrate our 39th anniversary that we mistook to be complimentary. Otherwise very good.

KK
KatKo
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Careful with the salad. Had a slug in mine. Wish they had more variety of food on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Going back for a third time for sure ;)

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familyfun
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Monkeypod was awesome and the food was even better. We went during happy hour and got the ravioli, mushroom pizza, and the deviled eggs. The musicians that were playing completed the package.

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Downtown2017
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and had our Covid vaccination cards checked. Our table was upstairs in the newly decorated dining room. My friend and myself had the fish tacos. They were delicious with amazing mahi mahi. My husband had the corn chowder and the wings. He loved both of them. The Mai-Tais are also wonderful. Our only disappointment was the music was too loud for normal conversation. I would highly recommend Monkeypod to anyone wanting excellent fresh food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, incredible service, WOW! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with Monkeypod!!!!

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vipDAB1
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Kapolei. Food is always delicious and service friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu is limited because of Covid, but what is served meets the high standard of Monkeypod!

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MonicaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We made reservations for 8pm, got there a few minutes early and they handed us a buzzer to be seated at our reservation time. We didn’t get seated until 8:20, and multiple tables were opening up in between that time, and others who didn’t have reservations were being seated. The place is so busy that our waitress was all over the place, but the food is great! Highly recommend the pork tacos, super good!

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Tigger
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

First time back since the pandemic and initial shutdown. You guys didn’t disappoint. Though the music was a bit loud, overall there were no problems. We did have reservations but we were sat a few minutes after our reservation time

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AlisonS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Lots of hype over good food. Food was good but with how much this place was hyped up to us it was a let down. Had better meals at our hotel for similar prices. Drinks were weak and small for the price.

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SuQSeattle
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This restaurant rests on its laurels, but doesn't hold up to its reputation. Food choices are poor, lots of grease and few healthy options. Service is poor, perhaps focused on tourists. Noise abounds, with kids running through the restaurant and yelling, parents not controlling them at all. Prices are high, even during happy hour, and frankly, the whole thing is overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was horrible. Our poke taco didn’t have any taste. We’re locals so we know what good poke is. My macadamia but crusted mahi tasted like burnt Panko covered fish. My son had fish and chips which Jack n the box tasted better. My husband got the seared ahi and it looked and tasted like previously frozen ahi. Even Mc Donald’s French fries are better than the garlic truffle fries. In my reservation, I stated it was my husband’s birthday and they did not bring out a cake for him…hmm… then again, we didn’t want any dessert after the overly priced food that didn’t taste good. It’s the first and last time we will be going to MinkeyPod. We were very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mai tais were wonderful. Our server was friendly and energetic. Pumpkin ravioli fish tacos and pineapple and pork pizza were absolutely delicious. We were there on a Friday night they also had a wonderful life music

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KathyT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hawaii covid restrictions were strictly followed. Happy hour options offer a great value and the food is not only delicious but mostly locally grown.

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Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina is rated 4.5 stars by 5015 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.