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68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
+1 808-887-2711
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (286 reviews)
“tuna tataki” (37 reviews)
“yaki udon” (16 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food with a hefty price tag--4 meals came out to over $100. Not awful, but wouldn't make a trip just to eat here.

Thank MMCSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant as a birthday dinner for our 12 yr old son, his choice. This was a 5 star experience. Ignore any bad reviews on this restaurant. Pros Everything was very tasty - limited cons Extensive menu of sushi, rolls and non...More

Thank thebruckers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It didn’t help that our waiter knew close to nothing about a complicated sushi menu. Not being experts, we finally got an order in. Only two thirds of it arrived. The rest we had to ask for and by the time it came, we were...More

Thank jads8627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant itself had no atmosphere, the floor was dirty and slippery, the seat was wet and table felt unclean too. The children’s meals were served on a toddler’s plastic plate - tiny portions for $12. The sushi rolls consisted of about 90% rice, 5%...More

Thank lammy365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the review of a very popular guide book, we had dinner here. We started with a spicy tuna roll, which was anything but spicy. When we shared a yakisoba noodle with shrimp dish, neither my husband nor I could find any shrimp within...More

Thank barbj1010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A number of people recommended this to us. We love sushi and hey, we're on an island! While we had a reservation and were on time, we waited a solid 30 minutes for our table. It wasn't a big deal as it was a gorgeous...More

1  Thank arbella2017
Reviewed 16 March 2018

the place opens at 6:00 and immediately there was a line up, the food was good, the atmosphere was good, we met a nice couple all the way from Germany. They spoke, English very well, German, and some French. The service was good (would be...More

Thank Feddie O
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Had dinner here last night. The gyoza appetizer was fantastic and the sushi was fresh and nicely presented. The waiter was friendly and attentive. Have had half a dozen Mai Tai's since arriving on the island and the Monstera Mai Tai was awesome.

Thank Sacramentotraveler7
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We come to the Big Island once year For several years, Monstera has been our favorite restaurant on the Kohala coast. I don't know what's happened but we were just underwhelmed this year. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things- we were a bit traditional, but...More

1  Thank lpsh
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited recently for a dinner with colleagues. We were all very happy with our choices. Tempura udon was perfect. Servers were super helpful and flexible with our haphazard ordering. Fun cocktails too! Great spot for casual dinner.

Thank WaimeaMama
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704
    (Kaniku Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-887-2711
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