While there is a wealth of restaurants to choose from on Oahu, not all are equal when it comes to their use of fresh, local ingredients. MonkeyPod Kitchen stands out as an eatery that takes advantage of access to local products, resulting in fresh tasting dishes.
MonkeyPod kitchen is led by Chef Peter Merriman, a name well-known in the Hawaii culinary world and recipient of multiple culinary awards. Heralded as a culinary pioneer in Hawaii, Merriman holds an unwavering focus on using the freshest local ingredients in his tropically inspired dishes. Merriman partners with local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, brewers, and artisans to procure only the best ingredients for each dish, also supporting local families and businesses.
This restaurant is named after the monkeypod tree, a tree which nurtures the soil, grass, and plants that grow beneath it. The vision at the MonkeyPod kitchen is to house this same nurturing spirit to everyone who enters. Come dine with us at MonkeyPod!
Creating meals that vary with the seasons, the menu at MonkeyPod Kitchen changes frequently, keeping things fresh and new. Items that can commonly be found on the menu include burgers, wood fired pizzas, salads, fresh fish, and steaks. Their pumpkin ravioli and house cut fries with mustard aioli are popular starters. Favorite mains include fish tacos made with the fresh catch of the day and locally made corn tortillas, as well as the kiawe grilled ahi, locally caught via troll-line and served with a soy sesame Maui onion sauce. Enjoy a cold beer with your meal, of which there are over 30 on tap, including a large number of local Hawaii brews. Specialty cocktails and wine by the glass are also available.
MonkeyPod is located in Ko Olina Center at 92-1048 Olani St, Kapolei. They are open daily from 11:30am-11pm. Reservations are welcome and can be booked on their website or by calling (808) 891-2322. Happy hour is daily from 3pm-5:30pm and 9pm-11pm.
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