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“Good lunch, good service, family friendly”
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #6 of 148 Restaurants in Kapolei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Sandwiches, fish taco, salad, soup, everything we had was good. Because of the location, at a walking distance from Ko Olina lagoon, we had brunch and lunch a few times. (And because of good food :)) We got table without much wait each time. Service was good.

Thank terry h
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our family of six came here yesterday for lunch before leaving the resort before going to the airport. The place was packed waiting for a table as it was pouring rain outside. It took about 25 mind to get a table. We had s great server and she was very attentive to our needs. Overall the food was good but for the price the portions were small. $24 for fish tacos seems to be a bit much.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This was a gem of a place for dinner. Located directly across the street from Aulani and the Four Seasons it made for a nice walk. The atmosphere is open and airy and very family friendly. The dining options were plentiful, the food fresh and the service was on point! I recommended this to many others including while we were on Maui. This is a no brainer choice!

Thank LuxeMama
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

You have got to try their Garlic Truffle Fries! Amazing! We had them a few times during our stay, they were so good. Also, had their avocado cucumber salad, fish and chips, chicken, salmon, crab cakes, and more. Everything was fantastic. They even had a guitar player and singer who kept the smiles going.

Thank mkrassoc
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We had a reservation for 1730 on a Thursday evening; we got lucky and found a parking spot not too far (there is practically no parking there!), and we showed up at exactly 1730. However, there was no table ready for us yet (what's the point of a reservation?) and we had to wait about 15 minutes outside in the rain before they found a table for us.

The food was good but way overpriced (about $24 for 3 very small fish tacos, $15 for a drink...), small portions and everything came with nothing on the side... Just the burger with no side salad or anything, just a plate with 3 tacos and absolutely nothing on the side, a plate with fish and nothing on the side... We also waited a very long time (about 1 hour) to be served (we were starving), with no finger food or anything else to chew on while waiting for our dinner.

The men's bathroom was very filthy, we had several flies flying around our table (we were indoor), it was very dark inside and I had to use the light of my cell phone to be able to read the menu, and although our waiter was polite and nice, we had to hail and call him for everything, such as for refills of water, have a spoon for the soup (served without any spoon), have the final check, etc.

I also made a special request during my reservation to have a "surprise" birthday dessert for my wife (we went there to celebrate her birthday), however, they did not serve her anything and never said "happy birthday Ma'am" or anything else to make her/us feel special and welcome there!

I ended up spending $140 there for not much... a piece of fish, 3 small tacos, 2 small burgers with nothing on them (just ketchup on the side) and a extra side of garlic french fries. Disappointed! We won't go back there again.

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Thank Bernard N
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