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M&M eats: Monkeypod Kitchen

Nonstop’s intrepid eating duo is back, this time for a look at a buzz-worthy Ko Olina spot


Posted January 23, 2013 by Mari Taketa

Happy new year, people! Nonstop’s M&M opens the year with a girls’ night far from our usual townie haunts, out in Leeward Oahu for a look at Peter Merriman’s new Ko Olina spot.

The place was buzzing on a recent Friday, weeks after its late December soft opening and just before the Feb. 1 grand opening. True to Merriman’s formula at his six other restaurants and partnerships, the locale is geared toward visitors as well as locals. Think tiki torches, lava rock columns and a beautiful monkeypod staircase, all within a stone’s throw of the Ihilani resort.

But the food! Worth the drive? Worth the buzz? Sit back and find out.

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
Ko Olina Station
92-1046 Olani St.
808-380-4086
www.monkeypodkitchen.com

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About Mari Taketa

Mari Taketa is a dedicated eater who's as opinionated as she is hungry. She covered everything from neighborhood mom-and-pop places to ethnic eateries to fine dining restaurants on Honolulu's dining scene for Metromix Honolulu and The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF. Before that, she ate her way through Vietnam, Scotland and Japan, where she lived, traveled or worked, after recovering from a journalism career that included stints as editor-in-chief of Hawaii Business magazine and reporter and editor at The Associated Press. Her goals are to always be hungry for more, and to always want to know what's around the next corner.

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