Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

92-1048 Olani St, Kapolei
(808) 380-4086

Recent Reviews

Christina Yanez

Wonderful service and the live music made the evening even more special! We ordered their popular and tasty mai tai and a martini, poke tacos, truffle fries, fish tacos, fish n chips, and their amazing macadamia nut dessert! From the hosts to the server, musician, and chefs, we loved dining at this restaurant- highly recommend!


Awesome experience. Awesome service!! Food was amazing


Excellent food-Mac nut crusted Mahi was moist & wonderful served with a fabulous rice side dish & the fresh fish tacos were also great. I ordered them without the chipotle mole, since I don’t do spicy. While the food & pií±a coladas were great, our server, Paige, made the whole experience super special. She is a gem.

OpenTable Diner

Taylor, our server, did an amazing job. The ambiance was great. Live music playing from the downstairs dining room was perfect level to enjoy both the music and our conversation. Food was fantastic! Highly recommend. We will be back.

OpenTable Diner

Took over 30 mins to receive appetizer, food was cold overall, and service was poor

Henry Depew

We had a wonderful experience here. Our waitress was a delight wish we could have her at every place we visit. Mai tai was delicious. Poke tacos were amazing. The pork and pineapple pizza was good and the wings have a nice dry rub that balances the heat nicely. The coconut pie was not overly sweet which made us love it as well. If near by recommend trying.


This restaurant never disappoints. The food was amazing and the service just as great. We’ve been here many times over the years, for good reason.


They were out of a lot of things we wanted, dessert was good.


Table for 3 for happy hour social and live music. We were seated upstairs however and although we were able to enjoy the HH live music, we were not right there at 'front row' to enjoy the musicians live performance (which I thought we would be seated close by - least on ground level same floor). Our table was at the farthest edge which was all right despite the blustery tradewinds.


We always visit Monkey Pod no matter what part of the island we are staying on. Have had dinner here 3 nights in a row, because its so good and the food is fresh. Everything we have had here is delicious, including the options for kids (fresh fish, vegetables, and rice). Appetizers are also great, and a favorite of us and the kids.


Overall: A rating; have been many times and it is a recommended stop. Pros: Good food, cocktails, location, and live music Come: Popular place that can get busy Great spot right across from the killer Ko’Olina bays.

OpenTable Diner

Pizza was bad and food was worst since the last 4 X I’ve been there.


Spent a nice anniversary dinner there. Service was excellent as well as the food! Definitely will be back!

Darryl Royer

Excellent food. My seared Ahi sandwich was cooked perfectly. The lobster deviled eggs were good but only got 2 eggs for $22 a bit too pricey. Love music was played too. Service was a bit slow but they comped us a free desert which was great.Food: 5/5


Monkeypod is a great restaurant. The food is excellent and the Mai Tais are the best ever. I've been here on multiple occasions and it's always good.

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Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

92-1048 Olani St, Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 380-4086