Tom Liu brings ‘gourmet pizza’ to Saipan


Monster Pizza Pub, once a fixture at the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, held a soft opening last Friday, Oct. 30, introducing the people of Saipan to what its owner describes as “gourmet pizza.”

Established originally at the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino in 2004, the restaurant eventually closed its doors on Tinian and has reopened at its Garapan location at the Alter City Group building where the former Coffee Room was located.

Guests dine during the soft opening of Monster Pizza Pub in Garapan on Oct. 30. (Daisy Demapan)

Guests dine during the soft opening of Monster Pizza Pub in Garapan on Oct. 30. (Daisy Demapan)

“We do our pizzas a little differently. Our specialty is Hawaiian monster pizza. The big difference is that the sauce uses Thousand Island dressing. It’s a little on the sweet side but our customers and the kids really enjoy it,” said Monster Pizza Pub president Tom Liu.

Liu said that the soft opening will last until Nov. 8, which he hopes will be the restaurant’s grand opening.

“We are still waiting for the ABC license. So that’ll be hopefully this coming week. After the grand opening, we’ll open from 11am until 10pm.”

Although the restaurant is a pizza pub, “we want this place to be known as the gourmet pizza restaurant,” Liu said.

When asked why he opened Monster Pizza on Saipan he said, “Many people on Saipan told me they really enjoyed the pizza when they visited Tinian and were hoping that one day we’d open here and now it’s here.”

The pizza restaurant’s menu currently features large, medium, small, and single size pizzas with customizable options and toppings such as lobster chunks, seafood, pepperoni, sausage, salami, jalapeno peppers, capers, olives, mushrooms, and extra cheese.

It also offers side orders of garlic bread, calamari, spaghetti, and fried chicken.

For members of the community who adhere to Islamic law, the restaurant also offers halal pizza options.

If you’d like to find out more about their gourmet options, call 233-9999.


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