Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

4.5
4201 reviews
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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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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dads birthday

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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T
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service, to the food, to the drinks was outstanding.

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LI
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We’ve enjoyed meals at this location but felt this visit was off. Our server disappeared a few times and served us the wrong beverage. The food was just ok and seemed higher priced than previous visits, even with the happy hour discount. Plus the wings were very spicy (not as described). We left very disappointed and not likely to return.

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Tonight...they had live music and the singer was really hot! Jason Momoa hot!

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun restaurant with a nice bar. The food was good but not great. Remember it to be better several years ago. On the pricy side for what you get but what isn’t in the Ko Olina area.

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H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best burger I have ever had! My husband did not feel the same about his fish tacos. Very friendly and fast staff !

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was ok. Too expensive for the overall quality.

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JP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. Good, service, music and ambiance was top of the line. The only complaint is that it’s mostly outdoors and can get pretty warm but it’s Hawaii so it comes with the territory. Loved it. We will def visit again. Mahalo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. Food was very good but expensive.

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m an executive chef at a restaurant an well as a catering business. I was not expecting the service to be so great as well as the food that was presented. I would really recommend this establishment to friends and will continue to to your customer at your place. Thank You

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s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very pricy and portions are small as well and their drinks are also outrageous in pricing. I would rather go to Roy’s if I am going to spend that kind of money. The only thing great about this restaurant is the beautiful location, the great service and the sceanary.

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Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our server, and dessert, made our experience despite the overly salted food Bartender could've been forthcoming on prices of shots that was order. Price shock when we got our bill.
Restaurant is decent but not a place I would frequent as a local. In a "resort" area with food & drinks to match.
Was disappointed that there wasnt any special menu for Mothers Day.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and the atmosphere is incredible!

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LK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only criticism is that the music was too loud for the time period of a 6:15 reservation. That is dinner hour but we were in 2nd jfloor with music generating from 1st floor and we had to work to carry a conversation over it.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing - best restaurant at Ko’ Olina. Food, drink, service - everything is above and beyond

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Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience every time we have come. Constant and delicious. Service is always great.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for happy hour on Saturday afternoon and were disappointed that they were out of over 50% of their beer options. Mostly only those not really wanted were available. We also ordered appetizers and a margarita pizza. The pizza was terrible. We were not impressed with Monkey Pods at all. We went two years ago while visiting Ko Olina and it was great. This time it was terrible. If this was our first visit we wouldn’t try it again.

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AR
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the service and the ambiance. The food was good.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

コオリナに滞在時は1回は利用します。
ハワイ的な雰囲気がありとても気に入っています。
今回は、ピザとステーキが非常に美味しく大満足でした。
ステーキは日本の柔らかいお肉と違い、噛みごたえのあるステーキで、
アメリカンなステーキを堪能できました。
結構混んでますから、予約をするのがお勧めです。

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service, and music.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our server (sorry I can’t remember her name), flavorful food and great entertainment by Keilena.

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IL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, food quality and ambience makes this a really cool place to chill out while on vacation. Simply wonderful!

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JL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food and cocktails are okay but overpriced. Service is very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner. Our server was also fantastic! He was knowledgeable, kind, personable and overall fantastic’

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! The cocktails were fresh and delicious. A must have is the pumpkin ravioli appetizer! Our server made great recommendations and was more than helpful. Monkeypod is a must!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eaten at Monkeypod many times, but usually get the fish & chips! Decided to get a dinner special of Opakapaka, fish was delicious, but the smallest filet I have ever seen for an entire, literally 3 small bites & very expensive! Service was good! Will return, but Think I’ll stick to the fish & chips !

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Had a lovely meal with family and celebrated a graduation from college.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Robert made our anniversary feel very special! He was prompt and courteous and just overall amazing!
The other servers were also so quick to bring our food and drinks!

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

お味も良く接客も親切でした

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BP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go for the mai tais

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

アウラニに来て初めての食事。なかなかいいお値段だった。

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except it does get really hot outside. Maybe some fans would help?

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Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but seemed unnecessarily expensive. An appetizer, two meals and one non-alcoholic drink was more than $60. Great service though - waiter was great and food came out quick.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, service was great. Unfortunately food wasn’t tasty as previous visits.

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CP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a great time and the food was amazing! Everything came out fresh and hot and Dallas took very good care of us! Love Monkeypod!

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RV
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Checking all boxes if you’re looking for a great restaurant in Hawaii. Especially if you’re staying in the Disney Aulani resort, this is a great alternative for the overpriced meals in the resort. Great vibe, great food, great service, great venue, great live music!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, memorable experience!

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