Monarch Seafoods – Kalihi, HI

After Jalna did her mega post on Monarch Seafoods, you know I had to go right? ABSOLUTELY HAD TO. And even with the clusterbutt of a mess Dillingham is in now…? I still went. I initially forgot where they were so I had to circle the block like 2 times through the crazy road work. Finally spotted them and double parked in their side garage. We were running in and out anyway!

Garlic Roast Pork with Gravy | $13.95

Out of all the dishes she shared, the roast pork with gravy was the one that made my mouth water the most. Oh my. So ono. Had a few dry slices in there but it’s okay, get the gravy to make em wet (LOL) but mostly tender slices. Their salad dressing is amazing. So good. I just relooked at their menu and see that they sell a 24 oz. bottle for $12.50 – I may have to partake in that next time I go!

Garlic Butter Sauteed Tiger Shrimp with Zucchini + Mushrooms over Linguine | $14.95

Was this good? Sure. Would I get it again? Probably not. It’s a pretty simple dish that you can make on your own I think. It’s served with a cream sauce, give it a try if you are into this kine pasta!

Nori Wrapped Crabmeat Stuffed Ahi | $14.50

Here is the dish they are known for! Is it good? Ehhh…I think it’s okay. I don’t think it’s anything to write home (or blog about) – it’s a bit dry to me. Not a lot of flavor so to me, it was just alright. My brother kept dipping it into the salad dressing haha. I don’t know why I was expecting a bigger taste explosion so I was a bit let down. But I would still return to

Menu as of February 2023 (Click to Enlarge)


  1. Honolulu Aunty says:

    I would go too late and they would be closed already. The garlic roast pork with gravy is my kind of plate lunch but I notice my big toe hurts when I eat pork. Still, might be worth the pain.

    • Honolulu Aunty says:

      I got there a little after 1:00 and they were cleaning up. They were able to make my garlic roast pork plate – SO ono! They gave plenty – maybe because they were done for the day, and you are so right about their salad dressing! I will go back for a bottle. Super nice people!

      • Jenny says:

        Oh that’s so great to hear!! Whew!! And so lucky you got choke, you’re probably be right about getting so much at the end! Yes!! Such good dressing, I haven’t been back yet but when I do, I absolutely will get that bottle of dressing!!!

    • Jenny says:

      I already responded to your new comment on this post but I kind of had to laugh about your big toe hurting…like huh?? Wait, did it hurt this time too?

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