The Monkeypod Kitchen has a lot going for it already. Great location and presence in Ko Olina, waitstaff who are personable and know the menu inside and out. A menu that showcases island meat, seafood and produce in a creative and tasteful way. The one thing missing... execution from the kitchen in the area of taste. I'm a real believer in acknowledging everyone's personal taste however in this case the arrows need to hit a little closer to the bulls-eye. We've done family style quite a few times at the Monkeypod Kitchen with various groups from the mainland and we like going there. I think the food taste needs a little bit of "tweaking". Of course you as a reader need to experience for yourself. You may love it.