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“Good value and a short stroll from the Marriott” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
92-1048 Olani St, Kapolei, Oahu, HI
+1 808-380-4086
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Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Kapolei
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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 lavender. Our passion for craft also extends to our diverse wine list, which emphasizes sustainability, drinkability and fun. Come join us at our communal table, with friends old and new, and learn what it's like to share our "Lucky Live Hawaii" story.
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good value and a short stroll from the Marriott”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Not a bad addition to help you escape the hotel - mid way in terms of quality and price between the main dining room and Azul. Could do with a bigger selection of appetisers. Great wine list though!

Visited March 2013
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San Leandro, CA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is right across the street from Aulani. This is actually a new restaurant in the area and a great addition. The food prices are actually comparable to Aulani but give you some different options. The portion sizes are small but for some reason the food fills you up. The fish tacos are delicious. About four of us had them and they were loved by all. We also had the chicken wings (very pricy!). They were good but we had to order (2) of them to feed 8 of us for an appetizer. Even then there were some tiny wings in there (we all had a laugh). The closer for me was the kale salad. It is to die for. For some reason it really filled me up! I will go back here again just for the salad. The only downside I experienced is that we dined with (8) of us and they included the tip in the bill. However, they added a double tip and I noticed it when I got home. Still under investigation with the restaurant. Hope they will do what is right and refund the money for the second tip added on. Other than that...it was a great restaurant. They need to add some more restaurants to that shopping mall (across from Aulani). How about some quick service burrito shop or salad restaurant. The area is lacking quick service, good, affordable food.

Visited February 2013
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Oxnard, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“An alternate to expensive hotel food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Across the street from the Disney resort. We sat outside and had a very good lunch - fish of course.

Visited March 2013
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new jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Not as good as I expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a pretty nice place and they have really nice live music. But the afternoon I went the pizza was absolutely awful, the crust was dripping wet and not very warm. The server was very busy with a table of young women, so had problems getting around to all his tables in a timely fashion. As in we had our pizza about 8 minutes before he got around to delivering our drinks. That said, we would try it again perhaps when they are not so busy as I do know other people who had a good meal.

Visited March 2013
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Saranac Lake, New York
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“What an awesome menu! Friendly staff excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were staying at the JW and wanted a change of venue. Walked across the street and were absolutely delighted with this establishment. Stopped there for lunch one day, dinner and drinks the next. Fresh Tuna that just was stupidly delicious!! Love the atmosphere and loved the fact that they use local foods. Loved it!!

  • Visited February 2013
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