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“Delicious food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monstera

Monstera
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Ranked #9 of 71 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kaniku Drive
San Jose California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Our family of five enjoyed everything we ordered here. The tempura was light and crispy with fresh shrimp and vegetables. The sashimi rolls also tasted very fresh and full of flavor. The udon noodles were delicious.

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Sushi as it should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Sushi is wonderful at Monstera, but there are plenty of other options to choose from. We all enjoyed eating here. No view, but who cares when the food is this tasty.

Visited May 2014
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San Diego, California
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Shopping mall sushi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We tend to do a lot of studying before a vacation and we have been very fortunate - very seldom do we get less than a 4 star meal. I was surprised that someone commented on this place being expensive. Thought it was a great bargain for the area. We had 5 different items and a bottle of champagne and it was a little over $100. Our waiter Kawana had great suggestions with the tempura soft shell crab and the spicy tuna crunchies roll. By the time our soba salad came around we were barely able to do it justice.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Poway, California, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Sushi....but very expensive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Friendly, clean and yummy....but expensive. We sat at the Sushi bar and was taken care of by the owner, Norio.

Visited June 2014
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Northern Calfornia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Monstera - mmmmmm good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Its located in the Shops at Mauna Lani mall upstairs from a closed restaurant, but Monstera is worth the stair climb ( there is an elevator) to their host station which appears to jury-rigged on the walkway. But the food sensationally good for an interesting selection of sushi, noodles, desserts and much more. Creative dishes, nice ambience despite the locale (no views though) and friendly, helpful service.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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