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About Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina

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.

92-1048 Olani Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Hawaiian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:


Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm

Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:30pm

Dinner: Daily 4:30pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Ali'inui

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(808) 380-4086

Website:
http://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
We feature live entertainment twice daily Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM during our Happy Hour and again from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM during sunset. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we have live music three times daily 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM for Lunch, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM during our Happy Hour, and again from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM during sunset. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

Executive Chef:
Peter Merriman / Jose Gonzalez-Maya

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

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Monkeypod Kitchen - Ko Olina Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (73)
Great for Outdoor Dining (71)
Casual (64)
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Happy Hour (58)
Local Ingredients (52)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (49)
Good for Groups (46)
Fun (45)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (42)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Bar Seating (34)
Hot Spot (32)
Kid-friendly (32)
People Watching (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Great Beer (29)
Comfort Food (28)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Authentic (23)
Organic (22)
Healthy (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Late-night Find (17)
Quick Bite (17)
Romantic (17)
Business Meals (17)
Tapas (15)
Cozy (14)
Disabled Access (14)
Scenic View (13)
Seasonal (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Spicy (5)
Vegan (5)
Live Sports (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I had the lobster seafood medley for our anniversary dinner. $50. each. Noodles were all stuck together,mixed with tomato paste, and the lobster was about 3 inches long and cooked as tough as a piece of rope.Will not come back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The food here is amazing and there is a great selection of draft beer and drinks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

I arrived late from traffic and they were very accommodating still, and had the table ready within 5-10 even though it was packed for Valentine’s Day. The server was awesome as well!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved this restaurant. Very comfortable and great service. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Great Beer, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Manitoba)·Dined 4 days ago

The food, service, and the experience were all fantastic!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for happy hour, great table by window listening to wonderful live music and had an attentive waitstaff that keeps coming around to push drinks. Really disappointed with the food...crust on pizza was really soft, should be a little crispier. Not worth $19 regular price. The garlic fries again was pale colored, soggy and limp, how can any restaurant mess that up? My husband ordered the fish and chips, 3 small pcs with same limpy fries, definitely not worth $24.
Food was much better a couple of years ago................

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife had the Fresh Gnocchi with Pork Sausage but some of the gnocchi was under cooked and mushy. She ended up eating it all except one piece because the server never returned to the table until it was bill time. A manager did end up stopping by and offered her a dessert but she is not a dessert eater. He said he would advise the kitchen and thanked us for coming in.

I think an invitation to return and try the gnocchi on his dime would have been more appropriate than a dessert.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and service, but too noisy to talk to my guests.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Wasnt asked if it was okay to be seated outside..would have rather stayed in the restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, friendly service. Honestly, the food is always great here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely spot for lunch or dinner. Sitting outdoors on a patio surrounded by greenery is my idea of a good time! Excellent drinks and nice brunch choices.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was ok. Not near as good as Maui location. We will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Another great evening great food great service
Live music on weekends.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good Mai Tai, fish tacos and potstickers were very good. Music was a little loud but not obnoxious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waitress was amazing. Suggested great items. Restaurant was great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Monkeypod pleases us twice, once for lunch, once for dinner. Both visits were accompanied with very pleasant live music and were enhanced by terrific servers, Quinn for lunch and Tom at dinner. The four of us were all pleased with our food. We went for the mai-tais, which are fabulous. (Did they steal the recipe from Gannon's or vice versa? I'd love to have a side-by-side comparison). The upcountry special was one of the best tasting steaks I’ve ever had while my companions raved over their fish choices. For dinner, inside was pretty loud so we were fortunate to find seating on the terrace. I highly recommend Monkeypod and look forward to returning on our next visit to Maui.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food, atmosphere & live music the best

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outdoor seating, good music, and happy hour. Great combination for dinner.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The entire evening was delightful. We were happy to have chosen monkeypod the food was excellent and the choices available were abundant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Sat upstairs by the railing which was very pleasant. Too close to the music when it started. Too loud to hear each other. Food was so fresh. Beer was so cold. All good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My guests were leaving EARLY the next morning so we came at Happy Hour. The lobster deviled eggs, an appetizer we order regularly were the best EVER. All in all, food was great, server helpful and we never felt rushed or hurried. The weather cooperated. All and all, a terrific MPK "event".

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had family of 4 with us for lunch. The kids were able to order from the Keiki menu and were satisfied with their meals. Booth/table area where we sat could have been cleaner at start but the kids were messy as well. Server was gracious and very helpful with menu choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fish & Chips:
French Fries were limp & over fried.
Fish was good.
1 teaspoon of coleslaw/lunche was less than generous. Tartar sauce was replaced by plain mayonnaise.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great place to dine with outstanding service. Food and drinks were well above average.
My wife had the Monkeypod maintai and it was terrific...She had a specialty pizza and the mahi-mahi......we shared a macadamian Nut creamed pie that was awesome..
Noah was our server and very,very good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ok as a family resort area restaurant but not near as good a menu range or setting as the better Merrimans

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The best mai mai in the island
Excellent food great service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Unexpectedly great food and cocktails.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It was fun

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My table was next to the bar so it’s a bit noisy. The food was okay but not worth the drive from Waikiki.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good food, but poor service. Didn't even refill water -had to ask and even then they didn't bring us water. Had to ask the hostess and she did it herself.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was marginal at best and way over priced for the portions. Drinks were very expensive as well ordered 2 drinks came to 28.00 and they were about 4 ounces each. We stayed at a resort close by and there wasn't a lot of different options to walk to so we gave it a try. Save your money nothing spectacular.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a great experience Great pizza and appetizers

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Some of the best service we've every had, truly outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fun, Live Music, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food with great service. Will come back again next time we visit HI.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Nice place for dinner in Ko Olina - live music, open air seating, friendly servers, and fresh seafood.

I ate here twice while on vacation. All the seafood items are fresh and prepared to highlight the simple flavor of the fish.

The strawberry pie is great - more like a light cheesecake - ordered it both times.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and good service. Almost too noisy for any kind of conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great Beer
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Decent food with good ambience and great service. Happy hour is well worth taking advantage of also.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food and service. A bit loud.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

EXCELLENT!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The Monkey Pod Kitchen features local food and good cooked and baked right there. It is fresh and you can taste the difference. It is a great place for just about any event. When guests visit me here on the island, I ALWAYS take them to MPK and tout their cookbook which tells a wonderful story!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Authentic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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