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“What a Spot!!”
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #4 of 137 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What a Spot!!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stumbled on this restaurant driving around Ohau on a Sunday afternoon. Sat outsside and were delighted by an extraordinarily good musician and baladeer. We ordered drinks and beet salads and enjoyed a superb couple of hours.
The setting although a little urban was full of action. A train of open carriages rolled by with a bunch of tourists while golf carts rolled by with golfers decked out in their pastels and bermudas.
Service was courteous and prompt.
For casual dining this place is hard to beat.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sonora, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hippest spot in the area...”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Our favorite place for happy hour and dinner in the Ko Olina area. Great prices on drinks and appetizers for Happy hour. Huge selection of beers, unique cocktail blends and we really enjoyed the shrimp appetizer and the pizzas.

Visited November 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Ermagerd GOOD!!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Waitstaff very friendly and helpful, the food was beyond delicious! I had the fish and chips and John had Ahi which was so good!! Appetizer we had the jalopeno poppers which were too spicy hot for me but John loved them. For dessert you absolutely must have one of their pies. We had the banana cream pie and it was heavenly. Good selection of beers if you like that stuff, and outdoor seating. Awesome place and we will definitely be back!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

A friend recommended this as an alternative to the excellent but more expensive restaurants at our resort (JW Marriott Ilihani Ko Olani). It was perfect choice. We ate outside, and there was excellent live music without being so overbearing that conversation was difficult.
We went at happy hour which was very popular. Great half price beer on tap. Being from OR, I was proud, but also mildly disappointed that at least half the 36 beers on tap were from OR. But I found some great local brew. The wine specials were also quite good.
If my wife wasn't gluten free we could have made an excellent meal from the half price appetizers. The Truffle Fries and the chicken wings were both excellent. We had the pork tacos and fish tacos, and would be hard pressed to say which was better. And the coconut cream pie was superb. All their cream pies are homemade, including the crust, and are worth the splurge. If you get the Ko Olani Welcome packet at your hotel, the discount card gets you a slice of pie free.
Our server was friendly, attentive and efficient. There were also lots of families with kids and it seemed a kid friendly place overall. It was a nice change of pace from the resort.

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Ontario
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“What a gem!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We had dinner there a few nights ago and it was absolutely delicious. There was 4 people in our party and everybody enjoyed their food. I had a red snapped that was perfectly cooked and we all finished by sharing a scrumptious coconut cream pie. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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