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68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr, Shops at Mauna Lani, Upper Level No. 111, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9704 (Kaniku Drive)
+1 808-887-2711
17:30 - 21:00
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New Jersey
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful dinner! Delicious food & wonderful service. We enjoyed the snow peas & creamy poke special. Also loved the 69 roll. Everything was fresh & beautifully prepared. For dessert, try the homemade Tahitian vanilla ice cream over fruit & drizzled with warm caramel sauce. Highly recommend!

Thank GlobeTrotter428
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were four in our group. Two ordered sushi that they rated as average. The two others ordered noodle dishes that were fantastic and made them one of the best meals on the Big Island. The udon with tempura was beautifully prepared and present. The yaki udon was full of flavor. Service was very good. We all agreed that we... More 

Thank KukiniSteve
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mediocre sushi. Chefs choice uninspiring. Service haphazard. Waiter reeked of dirty dish towels and restaurant not much cleaner. Hawaii has too much Japanese culture to settle for this mistake.

Thank Denver_Based_Guy
Victoria, TX
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159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fantastic noodle dishes, sushi, and sashimi. There are lots of places that do this but none do it better than Monstera. My wife and I have tried many different dishes since it opened, and we have NEVER been disappointed. This place is exceptional..

Thank DonaldBreech
Fresno, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was a welcome change after several fine dining disappointments. Good sushi and noodles. Everything fresh. Price a little expensive but for a tourist area , I thought it was fair. Would much rather go to a causal restaurant like this with good food, than spend a fortune and have disappointing meals which we did more than once on the... More 

Thank traveldiva97
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I think there are mixed reviews on TA. We sat outside on one of the few tables and caught the sky at sunset which was pleasant. Wait staff were really good. Not all in our party were sushi folks so didn't go there but still good choices to be had. Even at an early hour of 5:45, the small sushi... More 

Thank RobfromPA
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Enjoyed a sushi dinner at this special neighborhood place. Freshly caught fish was our choice for menu selections. We like to eat at the sushi bar for more fun and talk with staff. A very enjoyable evening.

Thank Matt K
San Francisco, California
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188 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Because of the 4.5 star rating on Tripadvisor, we picked this spot for dinner. It turned out to be huge overrated in my opinion. My husband ordered a beer, and it did not come until we were almost finished with the dinner. The waiter simply forgot about the order. One of our appetizer (veggie tempura) did not arrive until we... More 

Thank 908Laura
Newport Coast
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we had made a reservation but still waited 20 minutes for a table - and yet the restaurant was not full. service was very slow and food was not great.

Thank Fairwind12
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ate here on our first evening in the area, and we were hoping for delicious sushi. After waiting outside for 10-15 minutes without much explanation, we were seated inside (with lots of open tables). The food was all fine, but nothing to write home about, and service was a bit surly, especially for the price. My daughter did really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?