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68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704 (Kaniku Drive)
+1 808-887-2711
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Victoria, TX
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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic noodle dishes, sushi, and sashimi. There are lots of places that do this but none do it better than Monstera. My wife and I have tried many different dishes since it opened, and we have NEVER been disappointed. This place is exceptional..

Thank DonaldBreech
Fresno, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a welcome change after several fine dining disappointments. Good sushi and noodles. Everything fresh. Price a little expensive but for a tourist area , I thought it was fair. Would much rather go to a causal restaurant like this with good food, than spend a fortune and have disappointing meals which we did more than once on the... More 

Thank traveldiva97
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I think there are mixed reviews on TA. We sat outside on one of the few tables and caught the sky at sunset which was pleasant. Wait staff were really good. Not all in our party were sushi folks so didn't go there but still good choices to be had. Even at an early hour of 5:45, the small sushi... More 

Thank RobfromPA
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a sushi dinner at this special neighborhood place. Freshly caught fish was our choice for menu selections. We like to eat at the sushi bar for more fun and talk with staff. A very enjoyable evening.

Thank Matt K
San Francisco, California
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188 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because of the 4.5 star rating on Tripadvisor, we picked this spot for dinner. It turned out to be huge overrated in my opinion. My husband ordered a beer, and it did not come until we were almost finished with the dinner. The waiter simply forgot about the order. One of our appetizer (veggie tempura) did not arrive until we... More 

Thank 908Laura
Newport Coast
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had made a reservation but still waited 20 minutes for a table - and yet the restaurant was not full. service was very slow and food was not great.

Thank Fairwind12
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first evening in the area, and we were hoping for delicious sushi. After waiting outside for 10-15 minutes without much explanation, we were seated inside (with lots of open tables). The food was all fine, but nothing to write home about, and service was a bit surly, especially for the price. My daughter did really... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is our favourite restaurant in Mauna Lani...The staff is very friendly. We like to seat on the sushi bar to watch the cooks make their sushi, it is so fresh and tasty. We also like the variate you of menu they have.

Thank Saelmira
Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from Canada, we know good sushi and freshness just wasn't here. So this might be ok if you've never had sushi before. We got a 8:15p reservation and our meal took a bit to prepare but it's never good to be eating your meal while people clean up around you. The rainbow roll was tasteless and cuts of sushi... More 

Thank SandAficionado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to dinner after the Polynesian show, and because of dietary restrictions unfortunately was a bit limited in choices. The staff, in particular Kilei, went above and beyond to make sure I had good options and were so accommodating. Everything that came out was delicious, but the personal touch Kilei had in going out of her way was really appreciated.... More 

Thank lauren g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
    (Kaniku Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-2711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?