The Hungry Monkey

4.6
97 reviews
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The Hungry Monkey creates hand-crafted burgers and healthy life-style meals from locally sourced ingredients.


Enjoy gourmet burgers, all day breakfast menu, delicate dinner plates, top notch White Horse Coffee, old-fashioned shakes or an ice cold beer on tap.


The way we operate is simple; High quality food sourced from local ingredients, exceptional coffee and drinks, prices that won't send you broke and all with a good chat, laugh and a smile.
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B
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a welcoming warm restaurant where the service is friendly and helpful. Hamburgers are excellent. The food in general is good and tasty and serves are plentiful. Our only minor gripe was that some of the desserts were a bit bland. However, I was very pleased with my poached pear dessert.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service , would come back again for sure.

RG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, fast service and great atmosphere! Love dining here!

C
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. The staff, venue and food were all amazing, the food was delicious and I intend to visit again in future! As someone who likes good burgers this is the place you want to visit!

KS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a girl called Tatiana ,was her first night, she was awesome. She was very helpful & chatty. Other staff were awesome & friendly too.
Always a nice pkace to eat, food fabulous

KM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming to HM for years now and tonight we ventured out (kid free!) to try the dinner menu.
The food was great, the purée on the pork dish was quite a contrast in temperature to the pork - it was refrigerated cold so that clashed a little bit with the bit pork belly but the flavour was bang on.
Our seat was tucked behind a wall which was a little disappointing considering we were celebrating my birthday but all in all it was a great experience and we will (of course!) be back.

MC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend the Barramundi- top quality restaurant meal

C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A very enjoyable meal well cooked and presented drinks were an acceptable price the only problem we both had was the size of the print on the menu maybe you could have a couple of menus with larger type for people like us who have a problem reading small print. Thank you

DB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The burgers were fantastic the service was quality the whole team are lovely thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

AL
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Booked the restaurant at 7.30am on the Friday morning for 6.30pm dinner on that night. The booking asked if we wanted inside or outside dining. We picked inside as I haven’t been well with a bad back. We were driving up from the south coast for our daughters birthday as she had picked this restaurant as where she wanted to eat.
We rang ahead on our way to the restaurant as we going to be 10 minutes late.
We arrived at the restaurant and gave our names they directed us to a picnic bench outside and said this is your table. We informed the lady we had booked at table inside and she said oh well we didn’t get that and there nothing inside. So we were left sitting outside in the cold and dark on a picnic table. We had to get the kids blankets from the car and couldn’t see the menu or our food when it arrived due to it being dark and no lighting. It was a cold night and the only reason we stayed was because we promised our daughter her dinner here. Overall she was pretty uncomfortable for the whole meal as it was freezing. I had to stand for some of the meal as I was so uncomfortable and in pain sitting on a timber bench.
We have taken the kids here numerous times driving up from the south coast and have told the kids we won’t be back. I have NEVER ever given bad feedback to a restaurant EVER. I was so disappointed in our experience here and the waitresses really didn’t care. If I knew in advance that we wouldn’t have been seated inside I would never have travelled up and gone their. The food was nice but just as nice as any other burgers I’ve had at other great restaurants on the south coast. The thing is if you treat regular customers bad then they just won’t return.

MP
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, but the new "Feed Me" menu is a bit weird. If you order it for a group of four, as we did, you get two plates with two portions on each which you then need to dissect to ensure you all get some of it. Having said that, it was delicious and great value. Staff are terrific and ambience good. Highly recommended.

KG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best atmosphere and the food was great....definitely going there again

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

I’m a regular and have always enjoyed my experience at hungry monkey. The food is bomb! No burgers I’ve eaten compare to it. And the staff is super easy going and accomodate to their customers needs.
I remember once, I order a meal to go and the worker did not ask for my name because I knew her. However, it turned out she thought my name was something else. So when my meal was ready, I heard ‘Chloe!?’. But, this wasn’t my name so I kept waiting thinking my meal was not ready, and waiting. The owner came to check up on me as I was waiting quite a long while and we ended up figuring out that my meal was in fact ready and the staff did not ask for my name. The owner, without me asking or even expecting anything, told me to wait and added some more freshly cooked goodies to my bag (chips to share). Without me expecting anything, this exceeded my expectations. But all my experiences have been awesome! Good job!

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great quality food. The flavours of each dish we're all spot on.

MM
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food at Hungry Monkey is fabulous. We ate dinner twice over a weekend stay in Kiama. The share plate options were exquisite. The burgers were also excellent. Small wine list but some nice options. Staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended.

R
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff were very nice.

EP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tastiest, cutest, coolest place to eat in Kiama. Beautiful at night with the fairy-light lit trees. Lovely owners and staff. Good craft beer selection! Will be back.

FD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good burgers - attentive service. Good mix of clientele - definitely a good place to eat in Kiama

GL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Milkshakes are delicious. Burgers are top notch. Service is always friendly and attentive as they can be on a busy night. We were told all burgers except special were $10 so we ordered the double cheese burger (normally $14, a single is $10) which is on their NORMAL menu. Today we realised upon looking at the bill we were charged $14 for the burger, not $10? I'm sure this was just a mistake?

MJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Hungry Monkey, and so do the other member of my family. Great food, great night out with four kids.

N
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V good food .. quick unobtrusive service
Nice environment

MR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The only criticism that I can make was that the squid (two of us had squid as a main course) was overcooked and too hot with respect to chilli, which detracted from the taste of the squid (and everything else). Squid only needs a very short cooking time, otherwise rubbery (which it was).

Aside from that, everything else was fabulous.
Cheers
Mandy

B
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience, amazing menu catering for all, top staff, service and care.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have told so many people about Hungry Monkey. I have taken my parents and several of my friends and they have all gone again without me. The food is amazing for such a good price. quick and friendly service !

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside, absolutely beautiful, service was excellent, price fantastic. We had hamburgers Bad Boy, Pulled Beef, so tasty. Couldn’t recommend this place enough.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service, meals came out very quickly and was tasty but Unexpectedly spicy, beware of the wolf!
Have recommended to friends

KM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, love the variety you can get from breakfast to dinner

JM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The best bar/restaurant in Kiama. Great food, good service, good wine selection. Have already recommended to friends and family. It does get very busy so booking recommended. The only thing that would make the experience even better would be if there was a seperate bar area.

AR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Service was fantastic. Really enjoyed our time here!

SH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Our favourite cafe!

J
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and quick and food was very tasty. Great value for money.

MO
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really really good gourmet burger & chips. Fantastic service.

T
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!!! Food and service was fantastic and I rebooked before we left

KH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and all four meals were delicious with plates almost licked clean!

MR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as awalys . The atmosphere always feels welcoming and comfortable

R
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Two dinner visits within a week, two different meals, both fantastic!! Maybe just a tad noisy but I guess that’s what it is when you’re popular. Highly recommend:)

R
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fast and the staff was very friendly .
Food was amazing as always

WH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Totally over rated venue. We came here because of the high ratings and my husband really wanted to try it out. My husband enjoyed his burger. My kids (aged 6 and 4) had a kids burger and were still hungry. I had the kofta. All i can say is don't order kofta at a burger joint. It was not that good. I came home and had another meal at home I was still hungry. I don't feel this is good value for money.

C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and wonderful ambience, would highly recommend. Burgers were delicious and would recommend the super shakes: kit kat was a favourite!

C
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and well price, as well as the drinks - the juices are very refreshing. It provides a comforting and relaxed feel. The staff were very helpful and came to wait every table with a great attitude, while also ensuring every customer was enjoying their meals.

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