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Monarch Seafoods

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515 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3268
+1 808-841-7877
10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always come here for the nori wrapped crabmeat ahi. The plate lunches are excellent, reasonable priced, and great portions. Parking is hard to find at lunch time. Best to pre-order and pick up.

Thank obake88
Bremerton, Washington
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Monarch Seafoods is a take-out place only, I believe, but it is truly outstanding! It's an out-of-the-way place near a more industrial part of Honolulu, closer to where Sand Island is located and not a place typically frequented by the tourists. They make a wide variety of sushi that is made fresh each day. Open Mondays through Saturdays and they... More 

Thank kaww0502
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Fresh and really good food. No parking...but worth finding a way to get there. Fair price for amount of food you get

Thank David K
San Francisco, California
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130 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I was told by a local to try out the crab stuffed mahi roll. I recommend getting it with the wasabi because it was DELICIOUS! I also had the fried butterfish and it was so good. It had really good flavor. The portion here is pretty big.

Thank Calvin N
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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161 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

How does Monarch only have 9 reviews? That can't be correct. Maybe the people are too busy eating to write reviews. That must be it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Monarch invented the ahi katsu because I had never seen it anywhere until they started serving it. The ahi katsu is killer and so is the... More 

Thank Lopaka M
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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214 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

I went here a few times. The customer service is slow. Not very friendly and not helpful except for the mature Japanese lady that makes the fried sushi. She's very nice and willing to help. The poke has no taste. Everything else is okay.

Thank Cheri A
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Looking for a hole-in-the-wall, located in an industrial area that only the neighbors know about? This is that place. This is is a take out place with no charm. No seating. No alcohol served, and plastic utensils. But the food... Oh, the food. This is 5-star worthy seafood on the cheap. Monarch Seafood is a wholesaler. They sell to restaurants... More 

Thank jag_in_the_box
Honolulu, Hawaii
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

I've been here a few times. The furikake salmon is outstanding. The garlic roast pork is one of the best that I've ever eaten. My friends really enjoyed the garlic chicken and the tiger shrimp pasta. Parking is pretty much non existent so phone in your orders, and have 2 people pick up the order: while the driver waits, another... More 

Thank FrankieG808
Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Fresh fish! Poke is great, nori wrapped crab stuffed ahi is awesome! Located in Kalihi they only have take out but you can find a nearby park to enjoy your great food. During the weekday it's hard to find on street parking, Saturdays is no problem.

1 Thank kkono
Honolulu, Hawaii
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424 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Everything is good. The fish is fresh from the mornings catch. Our favorites is the Nori wrapped stuffed ahi and mochiko chicken. The opening hours are short and there is only take out, but Ala Moana Beach Park is nearby to have a picnic lunch or at Kakaako Beach Park.

1 Thank Hawaiian555

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3268
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-841-7877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?