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“Great service but average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monstera

Monstera
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, KOHALA COAST (not Waimea), Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 887-2711
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Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Waimea
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kaniku Drive
Markham, Ontario
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great service but average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Came here for a quick dinner upon our arrival on the Big Island. Our server was very friendly. Atmosphere was nice. Food was nothing out of the ordinary. It was good but nothing stood out. Dinner before tax and tip for 2 adults and 2 kids (ordering off the kids' menu) was $58.

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We recently had two dinners at Monstera. We sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed the interaction with our chef. We also had a very pleasant conversation with the owner. We would certainly go back on another visit to the Mauna Lani area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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sac
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Food is Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

waiter was a bit pretentious for my liking, didn't really like that we just didn't want to order his suggestion that we wanted time to look at the menu. Food was good except for the spicy tuna salad

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Didn't Like”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This place is a monster rip-off. I ordered rolls with particular ingredients omitted due to food allergy...I specifically asked this of the waiter...guess what? The waiter delivered them with all the stuff in them because I was told the rolls are all pre-made. For 4 of us our bill was over $200...you would think that for that price you could serve a quality product to your guests. Nope. NEVER COMING BACK. Ever. Huge rip-off, poor service, poor quality.

Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Highly rated probably because food options are so bad in the area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Food was okay, not sure why this place was rated so highly. Pretty much your average sushi restaurant but expect a much higher bill at the end. Food did get served quickly though so that's good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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