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Monkeypod Kitchen

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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 cream pies made from scratch. Thirty-six craft beers are on tap, each served at an optimal twenty-nine degrees. Our culinary cocktails feature unique ingredients such as acai spirit, coconut water, and Kula
USD 10 - USD 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ko Olina doesn't have a ton of places to chose from so there's usually a line, but Monkeypods is worth the wait. We had the Caesar salad, poke tacos, seared Ahi steak, and the white pizza. Everything was really well done! It was so good,...we ordered take-out the next night! We added the Bulgogi tacos and they were also very good.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation as it is always crowded. This was our first time and we enjoyed the food but the dessert was even better. We ordered several appetizers for the table ( chicken wings, 2 kinds of pizza) and salads for a late lunch and...also had the strawberry cheese pie which was delicious. Would go back just for the pie, it was that good!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Wednesday night end of September. We waited maybe 15 minutes for a table and were seated on the patio. If you like pesto order the pork and pineapple pizza. It was to die for. Everything else was just ok. They...don’t have mainstream soda brands, only craft ones and I was really in the mood for a coke so that was a bummer. But the pizza made up for it. The strawberry cream pie was lacking in any flavor. It’s just cool whip with cream cheese with sliced strawberries on top. The banana cream pie was much better.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for dinner on a Wednesday night while staying in Ko Olina. The food portions are small for $25+ per plate. My husband ordered a fish sandwich and received just the sandwich - no sides, not even fries. The fish and chips have very...thick breading, which masks the fish. The banana pie was delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Still a solid option in Ko Olina. Wife and I both had fish and chips (Mahi-mahi) after lobster deviled eggs appetizer. Food was good, service was great.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021

So this place does not disappoint drinks are great food is great service outstanding. Very friendly welcoming and relaxed no rush the true meaning of hospitality outstanding job

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has a lot of potential. It’s got live music and a cool vibe. Food is not great and certainly could use improvement to the menu and value for the money spent. We waited 45 minutes for a table for 2 at 8PM on...a Thursday night. We both ordered the fish tacos as they were recommended by our server. For $25 each plate we were very disappointed. We received 3 small tacos. No side. No chips or salsa. Nothing, just the tacos. They were bland and had a tad of spice (heat) but that was all. We got our check and left hungry so we walked to the ABC store next door for additional food. Definitely not worth the $50 and we wished we would have gone elsewhere. I would not recommend their food but have heard their drinks are good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021 via mobile

MonkeyPod is not currently accepting reservations. It is first come, first serve. Waited over 30 minutes and only seats available were at the bar. Our bartender was fabulous and made us feel welcome but the food was definitely average and tasted like fast food. We...have been there is prior years and really enjoyed the meal but not this time around.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2021 via mobile

incredible food, service, portions, and prices. the servers, bartenders, and everybody are fabulous. their happy hour is a big saving with major discounts. get there early to snag a seat. food is delicious. skip roys, minas, or any of the expensive and pretentiousness of the...hotel chains with overly salty and greasy food. monkeypod is a healthy and happy atmosphere and people.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021

Ordered tacos and pizza for pick up one night and it was really good. Tried to get dinner reservations another night but was too busy. I would go back again though.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from natarobi | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call them to find out, and it's on two levels with live music...Great food and service but very noisy and open atmosphere with no privacy...
9 December 2018|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monkeypod Kitchen

Yes, Monkeypod Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Yes, Monkeypod Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Monkeypod Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5