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November 20, 2018

Happy Hour at Monkeypod Kitchen


I FINALLY made it to Ko Olina to try Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, which has been open for years. Friends have raved about it's mouth-watering and affordable Happy Hour menu, and Gem has blogged about this restaurant numerous times (most recently exactly a year ago!), therefore I was really excited when our Sunday afternoon plans brought us out to the West side.

Happy Hour starts at 3 pm, and we arrived just in time for the start of it. The hostess asked us if we wanted to sit inside or outside, and before I could respond, she said that the table that was available inside was in the sun, so she recommended that we sit outside. I took her word for it, but if I could do it again, I would highly recommend sitting inside (I'll explain in a bit).

When we got seated, we immediately put in an order for a cheese pizza for the boys, and it came out really quick. I love places that whip out the kids meals quickly since as we all know, hungry toddlers are like ticking time bombs.




The boys loved the cheese pizza!


The hubby and I shared a handful of appetizers, which were all 50% off because it was Happy Hour ...



Garlic Truffle Oil Fries


Pumpkin Patch Ravioli

Wood-Roasted Free Range Chicken Wings

Kauai Shrimp & Hamakua Mushroom Potstickers

And of course, you cannot skip dessert at Monkeypod - they are known for their pies, so we ordered a slice of strawberry pie. Usually my boys do not partake in the desserts that I order, however, they ended up eating 99% of it! 

Strawberry Pie

The nice thing about sitting outside is seeing the Hawaiian Railway Train (my boys got so excited as it made its way past the restaurant).


However, I would not recommend sitting outside for three reasons - it's HOT, there are flies, and birds.

Otherwise, Monkeypod is a great place for Happy Hour dining! :)

Monkeypod Kitchen
92-1048 Olani Street 
Kapolei, HI 96707 
(808) 380-4086



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