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Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

4.6
4.6
5390 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 380-4086

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman / Jose Gonzalez-Maya

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for your interest in hosting your large party/event at Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in Ko Olina! We ask that you complete our Group Reservation Request form, which is available in the Group Menu section of our website. Once we receive your form our event coordinator will be in touch with you shortly. We are able to accommodate parties in our indoor dining area and upstairs open air dining area. We can also accommodate large parties interested in buying out the entire restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Lee: (808) 380-7746

  • Neighborhood

    Kapolei

  • Cross street

    Ali'inui

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    We feature live entertainment three times daily, every day of the week. Our lunch set is from 12:30pm - 2:30pm, our happy hour set is from 3:30pm - 5:30pm and our dinner set is 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,390 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Oahu

    Contemporary American

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  1. LZ

    LindsayZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic, the gnocchi was outstanding!
  2. R

    Riviera

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our entrees came out as we were still eating our appetizers. Felt like they were trying to rush guests in and out quickly. Our reservation was at 4:30 pm - so they were not overly busy. The patio was wide open however they would not seat us there. They put us at a table near the service entrance to the kitchen which as not very pleasant. Great mai tias - food average. We won’t return any time soon.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ほんとに美味しかったです
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Kale salad was under massaged. Hard to eat
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good drinks, great food, awesome service. Definitely recommend!
  6. S

    Sally

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent mai tais. Cool breeze!
  7. LM

    LucM

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great. Year after year. Great food. Live music. Great service. A reason in and of itself to come to Ko Olina.
  8. JB

    JB01

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Monkeypod. Fantastic locally sourced food. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and nice live music. Lovely atmosphere to the restaurant. Highly recommend Monkeypod.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service as always!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Server was awesome!! Liked having someone performing will there. Mai Tai was interesting - heard from several friends that they were the best on the island. Fish tacos were great however fish & chips were overcooked. Potstickers & chicken wings were great. We will definitely go again while on the island.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server, Taylor, was outstanding! We loved the vibe and live music. We had the pork and fish tacos, the fish and chips and a couple pies. Everything was really good!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and fresh! We will definitely be back.
  13. KC

    KarlaC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so fresh, don’t skip the mai tais!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service at this restaurant was incredible and our server Vanessa was so attentive. The appetizers were amazing. We were not fans of the pizza and unfortunately there were lots of flies (we were outside so it wasn’t a cleanliness thing). The happy hour menu is great and we will be back!!
  15. DD

    DD35

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Food and service are off the charts and the place has a great vibe
  16. A

    Ashley

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was okay. Was not impressed.
  17. JA

    JulieA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Would definitely come back!
  18. SM

    SylviaM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, was seated right away . Our waitress was awesome. Thank you
  19. MK

    MarkK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were top notch. Music entertainment was enjoyable. Roosters and chickens walking around the table wee fun to watch. The only detractor keeping this review from 5 stars were the flies. I know it is an outdoor establishment, but the flies were pesky
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly great vibe! Live music was playing all night. The ribeye was delicious and the jalapeño mashed potatoes are a must! The Mai Tai was delicious!
  21. AD

    AdamD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for the food. Stayed for live music.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, excellent service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite literally the best meal I have ever had. The ambiance was amazing. Everything was too notch.
  24. E

    Emma

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was excellent! We loved it so much we went back a second night. Unfortunately, the wait on our second night was longer than expected, despite having a reservation. However, this is understandable given that one floor of the restaurant was closed for a function.
  25. Y

    Youfindamoment

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great experience. Coconut cream cake was the best I’ve ever had.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was fantastic!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  28. E

    Emezzo

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to begin! The ambiance is wonderful with an open air concept. Our server, Cristina, was an absolute gem. She took care of us and made me feel confident ordering with my food allergies. She also made awesome recommendations from the menu. We had the famous Mai Tais and several of the seafood options. This is def a must try and we will be back when we visit Oahu again!
  29. DO

    DONESHAG

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. We really enjoyed the ambiance.
  30. K

    Kk2u

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time here! Made reservations two months ago for my husband’s 50th birthday. Our server was great. We checked in 20 minutes early and they were able to accommodate us. We were seated on the first floor right away, a little in the sun and it was very warm. Food was good. Mai tai so yummy! The pie was excellent!
  31. DH

    DennisH

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meals, service, desserts, music, and atmospheric
  32. RF

    RobertF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Noise level was a bit loud.
  33. SN

    SherylN

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had an exceptional time and our sever was fabulous! She was attentive, friendly and accommodating. She recommended the banana pie which was awesome!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Nice menu of food and beverages. Wonderful service.
  35. AC

    AmandaC

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Monkeypod. I had asked for an outdoor table on the lanai, and we got seated right by the live musical guest. We all had a great time! My 8 year old daughter already asked to go back so she could eat the keiki fish plate again, and my husband and I couldn’t come to Hawaii without having a Monkeypod mai tai. The baby also loved his buttered noodles with cheese. 🙂
  36. SS

    SeverinoSells

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monkeypod has the right balance of the menu you love with a few new things here and there. It always has a vibrant ambiance and friendly staff no matter what.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our table outside right next to the live music by Pono Kaeo. Our service was great. Drinks and food were very good and enjoyable.
  38. c

    christaro

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Liked the pork & pineapple & mushroom/truffle pizzas and beer, salads and the corn chowder (tasty but a large portion of the bowl was taken up by a gigantic inedible kale leaf.) And live music was nice. I guess I thought it was going to be a bit more upscale from the photos than it was--it felt more bar food/atmosphere? We were seated on the terrace so maybe inside it's different. The pies were fab (strawberry, yum!) Service was SUPER energetic and a bit erratic. People definitely love this place--so popular! Will return if we're in Ko Olina but with adjusted expectations.
  39. RL

    RobynL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in the family loved it! Food, cocktails, service and decor were all fabulous. Great vibe to this place; the kids have asked me to cancel reservations elsewhere so we can come to Monkeypod again on this vacation. Highly recommend their happy hour.
  40. M

    Mdterp

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! The Mai Tai’s with cream foam were amazing! Macadamia encrusted mahi mahi. Excellent! Would highly recommend!

FAQs

Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina is rated 4.6 stars by 5390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today
Google Map for Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

92-1048 Olani Street, Kapolei, HI 96707

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ali'inui

  • Neighborhood

    Kapolei

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman / Jose Gonzalez-Maya

  • Entertainment

    We feature live entertainment three times daily, every day of the week. Our lunch set is from 12:30pm - 2:30pm, our happy hour set is from 3:30pm - 5:30pm and our dinner set is 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 380-4086

  • Private party facilities

    Thank you for your interest in hosting your large party/event at Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman in Ko Olina! We ask that you complete our Group Reservation Request form, which is available in the Group Menu section of our website. Once we receive your form our event coordinator will be in touch with you shortly. We are able to accommodate parties in our indoor dining area and upstairs open air dining area. We can also accommodate large parties interested in buying out the entire restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Tiffany Lee: (808) 380-7746

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