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Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #4 of 133 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
South of Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We visited here back in February, but I'm only getting the chance to write a review now. This is one of those wonderful places where you can tell the owner/owners really loves what they do. The food is top notch with a lot of local influence and flavors. Everything from our drinks to appetizers to entree to dessert was great (desserts are mostly homemade pies!). The service was great. While it's not cheap like most places on Maui, it's a great place to end your day with quality food and a fun (but not over the top) atmosphere. Just writing this makes me want to go back!

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  • Visited February 2013
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Kenai, Alaska
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Relaxing, friendly staff and good food”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit and all three generations liked it. Nice kids choices but the sliders were way over cooked. Not a mixed drink fan but was quickly hooked on the Pod Thai. Not sweet, but refreshing. Burgers were excellent but salads are not enough to serve as a dinner option. We will return during our stay.

  • Visited May 2013
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Connecticut
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food with Live Music”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Came here the first night after the resort we were staying at suggested this place. We were staying at the Marriot Ko Olina Beach Club so it was a twenty minute walk which wasn't too bad since everything was within walking distance (plus we got to see the sunset while we made our way here).
We were seated outside and had a good view of the live band playing - it was so much fun and the atmosphere was great. Food and drinks were wonderful. I had this new blueberry cocktail that they just added - not sure what was in it but it was really goo; not too sweet or strong. For my meal I had the Big Island Cheese Burger - delicious! You can really tell how organic and fresh tasting it was and that's what made the food so good.
If you're ever staying in Ko Olina or nearby in Kapolei make it a point to stop by for lunch, dinner or happy hour :)

  • Visited May 2013
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Provo, Utah
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“I'm glad I followed the review- this place is great.”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We told our server Josh that we were starving and he had our appetizer out within a couple minutes of ordering it. We had the gnocchi (excellent) and bulgogi taco (average). The atmosphere outside was really nice and the live musician, Don "Butch" Madoria was awesome!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great live music, good food, great service”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We went there at 6pm on Thursday and had a great meal - we sat outside and listened to a live band They were young guys playing (mostly) covers, and were really good. We also had a great server (Josh, very warm and friendly) and we tried a few different cocktails, as well as pizza and ravioli. All were good, and the fact that it was Happy Hour (for both food and drink) made the bill very good too!

All in all, we enjoyed it and will be going back.

Visited May 2013
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