NOV 05


Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Ko Olina (a 2-minute drive or 10-minute walk from Ko Olina Beach Villas) is a certified member of Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program. The program recognizes restaurants committed to making sustainable choices for our ocean so people can dine with peace of mind.

The ocean-friendly restaurants all follow these mandatory criteria:

  • Only reusable food ware is used for onsite dining
  • Paper straws are provided only upon request
  • No expanded polystyrene use (aka Styrofoam)
  • No plastic bags are used for takeout or to-go orders
  • Single-use utensils, straws, condiments, and other accessory items are provided only upon request
  • Beverages are not sold in plastic bottles
  • Proper recycling practices are followed

Ocean Friendly Restaurants first launched in 2013 with Surfrider’s Huntington Beach chapter. The program quickly expanded throughout Southern California and Hawaii, becoming a nationally recognized program in 2018. Currently, there are 520 certified restaurants.

For more information about the program and to find an Ocean Friendly Restaurant near you, visit

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Ko Olina is open everyday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM at 92-1048 Olani Street, Kapolei. To book a table or view the menu, visit

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