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Monkeypod Mai Tai with an Ocean View  - Monkeypod Kitchen - Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Monkeypod Kitchen - Waikiki

4.6
4.6
892 Reviews
$30 and under
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Aloha, we are open daily from 7:00am to 11:00pm and are located on the waterfront of Waikiki Beach inside the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. We accept reservations & reserve a large amount of space for walk-ins. If your desired reservation is not available, please join our waitlist in person daily. Happy Hour is available daily from 3:30pm-5:00pm (excluding select holidays).

Our chef driven concept is led by the classically trained, award winning chef, Peter Merriman. Peter is a culinary pioneer and one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. He has always been inspired by the people and products around him and this spirit has lead the movement to look at food in Hawaii in a new light. Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman embraces this passion! Each item on the menu demonstrates our commitment to craft and showcases high quality, socially conscious ingredients, creative preparations, and perfect execution.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 224 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 900-4226
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 892 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Most Booked

  • Oahu

    Hot spot

  • Oahu

    Great for scenic views

  • Oahu

    Most Booked

892 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was lovely, helpful, patient. So sorry we didn't catch her name. Second time in a week we were there as it was great. Thank you!

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  2. RebeccaG

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing sunset views! Pedro, our server, was knowledgeable, attentive and very professional. Food was delicious. Banana Cream Pie was next level. Loved the experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal & experience! The Poke Tacos and the Kalua Pork Pizza with Macnut pesto were both so good. And you can’t skip their Mai Tai! Great service, great ambiance (they aren’t lying when they say every table has an amazing ocean/Waikiki view), we will definitely be back - Thank you Monkeypod!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just make sure they aren’t under staffed when you visit

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  5. JohnC

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Monkeypod location at the Outrigger Reef Hotel is beautiful. We had a wonderful booth with full ocean view. The Macnut mahi was delicious! Ended dinner with the coconut cream pie which I would highly recommend. Almost forgot to mention the lilikoi mai tai. Got to try it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great seat by the water. Service was great!!! Food for me alittle spicy but I’m a wimp

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best Mai Tai of all time! Amazing food and fun atmosphere.

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  8. RCnUkiah

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From check in to the check at the end, the evening was one of best of two weeks in Waikiki We had a table on the water for sunset. Enjoyed the amazing fresh food, view and service. Would highly recommend for a memorable evening as part of your Hawaii vacation.

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  9. CindyN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing server!! Great location and wonderful food!!

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  10. JimG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation still had to wait plenty of open tables very unorganized and under staffed needs some re staffing and training

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish and chips are good. Bomb 💣 Mai Tai. Best view. Fresh pizza

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been for breakfast which was excellent. Lunch was good. The fish sandwich was excellent but the fries were borderline too salty. The burger was also highly seasoned and not well received. I’d go back despite this and ask for less salt. The deviled eggs were excellent as well.

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  13. kfun

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at monkeypod! We were thrilled to be seated at the open-air window overlooking the beach. Wow, such a beautiful view! Our server was friendly and helpful—he recommended the delicious vegetarian Benedict. I love me a good eggs Benedict—this one came with jalapeño avocado, an amazing touch. Only thing was I had to ask for water twice. But we will be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our main server was Reyes, if you have the opportunity or luck to have him, you will be pleased. He was outstanding, made everything over the top. Love MonkeyPod and this new location! 5stars!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience. I ordered the macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi with rice - it was delicious (the ginger book choy was so tasty also)! My husband enjoyed the prime rib meal, esp the jalapeño mashed potatoes. The mai tai was pretty and yummy. We ended with our waiter giving me banana cream pie for my birthday - so good! Also, our waiter Erazo was outstanding and genuine.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Monkey Pod, service was amazing and the food was spectacular. We even had a beautiful sunset to admire out the window.

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  17. LosaJ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a gorgeous restaurant with amazing ocean views and great island ambience. Live music the 2 times we’ve been there fit the vibe well and we really enjoyed our servers and food. Great spot for larger groups as well.

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  18. CarolKim

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat, our table was right next to and above the beach. Food was very good and our waiter was very attentive.

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  19. ThomT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and reasonable prices. Very kids friendly for our two year old great granddaughter. Terrific place to meet up with family while visiting Honolulu. Easy to get to by bus and car. And easy to get to the beach for some family photos too. Ideal!

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  20. AllisonH

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Only gave 4 stars for service as the hostesses were very unfriendly. Our server Heather was amazing and she definitely rocked it. Great table and great view.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great!! I had the Seared Ahi and it was amazing! The rest of my family enjoyed their meals as well. The ambiance was nice and a band playing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing server, food was amazing and seats were comfortable seats. (Which can be hit or miss if you’re a plus size lady. Highly recommend the strawberry cream pie and bulgogi tacos. Sound is really loud, so this may make conversation difficult if you’re hard of hearing. My Apple Watch alerted me about the decible a couple times.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 8. We were seated on time and our service was exceptional. Highly recommended

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  24. SonomaCountyBary

    Central Coast

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit MonkeyPod every time we are in Hawaii. The Waikiki location is just as good as all others! The view is incredible as well! Food is always stellar. Anything you order is going to be great so don’t be shy!

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  25. ToeBias

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome view and great food! Service was very good as well.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks, and service was great! It was very pricey due to the food being made from local ingredients - so keep that in mind. Also, you’re not guaranteed to have a good view of the water even if you have only a party of two/or have a scheduled reservation (which is in their comments that you’re not guaranteed). We saw many tables available near the ocean view though but when we asked our server/hostess if we could move to an empty one they said those were only for a party of 6 and the ones for a 2 people party were an hour/2 hour wait. Other than not having a great view close to the water, it was a great experience to have at least once here while on the island. Mahalo to the Monkeypod team!

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  27. LoveCraftBeer

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks! A table to watch the sunset was awesome! Outstanding! Highly recommend!

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  28. Robert

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner at Monkeypod. I had fish and chips, and my wife a burger. Our server Desi was really great. Very responsive and helpful. The layout really gives everyone a piece of the view and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset.

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  29. XOXO

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks are great… Service is great… Food was good as well, except for one of our meals… Something was a bit off, and the server noticed acknowledged and comped the portion meal… Very nice of them - would definitely go back, and they do have the best mai tai’s! 

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  30. MarciC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Greta ambience good food wildly overpriced but it is Waikiki

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  31. ArielB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Recommend making a reservation, like many places in Waikiki. Food was fresh, farm to table, and delicious. Would eat here again!

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  32. JFG17

    Denver

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was extraordinary. Food is always good. Try the catch of the day and be sure to get the coconut cream pie.

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  33. ScarletteC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome meal and service at Monkeypod on our first visit. The waitress was attentive and offered to make an off menu entree for our daughter who is vegan. Lovely ambiance facing the ocean. Would definitely recommend and hope to return!

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  34. 808Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    What's the point of a reservation if you still have to wait around for a crappy table? Would not recommend if you are celebrating a special occasion and have expectations. Food is nothing to brag about and service was mediocre. Quite disappointing. 👎👎

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Madison was our server on Valentine’s night. We had the last reservation for the night and we sat right by the water looking at the moon perfectly positioned by a palm tree. It’s was perfect! Thanks Madison!!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing farm to table food, great service, beautiful view, and great overall ambience in the restaurant. will definitely be back!

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  37. ManuelR

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at the Monkeypod Kitchen at the Outrigger Reef in Honolulu on three occasions during our recent vacation. The menu was reasonably extensive and the meals were consistently good - fresh, tasty and good portions (not too large). Our servers were friendly, attentive and efficient. The feel of the restaurant was casual but upbeat whilst the setting (virtually right on the beach) and decor only added to the experience. Definitely worth making a reservation.

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  38. AndrewS

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. We shared the tarro ravioli (worth it) and I had the fish sandwich (tasty but soggy bottom.) House cut fries seemed like scraps and obvious machine cut. Waitress was great but clearly overworked. The brought a gin and water (who drinks that) rather than g&t but quickly fixed it. Worth a visit if you are hungry but not a destination.

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  39. TonyB

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    You’ve got to remember, this is an Open Air Ocean side restaurant… dress accordingly.. All very noisy hard surfaces to amplify sounds..

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  40. Sashia

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good came out fast, views were amazing as well as the live music!! Great spot to have a romantic dinner even with a toddler! We loved the strawberry cream pie!

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FAQs

Monkeypod Kitchen - Waikiki offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 900-4226.

Monkeypod Kitchen - Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 892 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 224 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monkeypod Kitchen - Waikiki

2169 Kālia Rd unit 111, Honolulu, HI 96815-1936

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Saratoga Road
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
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