Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea
Fiies outsideWe chose to eat outside as the inside was loud. The food was excellent, but ourselves and everyone else outside were constantly bothered by flies around our food. We did not linger and were going to meet our daughter there who is a condierge manager. We met her at another restaurant. for drinks.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was very good, thethe food was very good, the service was top notch.
if you want to have a quite dinner, than I suggest you eat outside, as it
gets pretty loud inside. I will definitely put MonkeyPod
in my food rotation when I am on Maui!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and relaxedWe were 6, sat outside where it was quieter. Awesome waitress. Pizza was excellent but took too long to arrive. Poke tacos appetizer was so good we had to order a second. Fish tacos were good. Pumpkin squash ravioli didn't disappoint. Pear salad was good. Raw trio appetizer isn't worth ordering. Gelato was ok, we didn't try any of their cream pie desserts. I would encourage them to broaden their dessert menu since not everyone likes cream products.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeypod fills a niche in WaileaMonkey pod Kitchen offers a wide variety of creative tasty dishes at several price points so you don't have to break your budget for a Merriman meal. Delicious food, good ambiance and location, efficient service. Good beer, wine and cocktail creations.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud but goodVery noisy. Too many kids running around and not sitting with parents.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice casual restaurantWhile so many of the restaurants in Wialea are pricy and upscale, we really enjoyed the casual menu and casual setting of Monkeypod. It was relaxing, food, was good and the service was excellent.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood Ocean ViewNice second floor setting with patio ocean view. Food was very good and the service was outstanding. We combined three starter with the fresh fish entrée split with three and enjoyed our meal family style; sampling each.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mai-Tai's on Maui!Dinner was outstanding I ordered the Ahi with Jalapeño mashed potatoes delicious and presentation was perfect, waiter was very attentive but not overly bothersome. My go to stop when I'm on the Island, a must try you won't be disappointed!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food In WaileaThis resturant was outstanding, the food was incredible.. I can't wait to come back!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwailea great smart casualrecommended by friends and thoroughly
enjoyed the experience. good menu from burgers/pizza to steaks and nice fish! I will
definitely came back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM5th time and still really like itWe've always had a great meal here. The fish tacos and truffle fries are stand-outs but we always enjoy everything we order. The service has always been great, too. This time was no exception relative to the server's knowledge and timing, but the shine was taken off a bit by her incessantly calling us my darlings, loves, etc. - it became very annoying. Other than that, Monkeypod remains a local favorite for us and we highly recommend it.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat did you say?Noise level is deafening! Do not expect to have a conversation at this otherwisw every nice spot in Wailea.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BEST Mai Tai everWe had a great time at Monkeypod. The bar is great - we decided to have a cocktail before we sat down for dinner. We are not really into sweet drinks, but our server said the Mai Tai was not to be missed. It was AMAZING - with lilikoi foam. The dinner menu and wine lists were wonderful, - everything was delicious - the poke tacos, fish, burgers, dry mein... (if you are not a vegetarian ask for it with the pork!) were all fabulous. We loved this place and were only disappointed that we did not have time to dine there again during our stay in Maui.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWailea GemIt is difficult to find outdoor dining with a quiet ambiance, excellent views, epic staff and outstanding gourmet food. It is on the pricer side, but worth every penny! I recommend trying some of their specialized cocktails, they are delicious! Top on the pupu list is the Pumpkin Ravioli...it is a must for every visit! I will be back...and soon! Top on the pizza list is the lobster. After a couple of visits to Italy I find difficulty in ordering pizza anywhere that will compare to that in Italy...try it here, it is amazing!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have eatenMy husband and I have eaten all over the world and this place is amazing! Local organic food that is very tasted. Great service, very quick and fantastic for kids. A little noisey as the music is quite loud5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visitorWe saw this restaurant last year when we visited Maui, but didn't get to try it. So happy we did this year. Food was very good and we will definitely go back.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat happy hour!Happy hour is from 3:00-5:30. Most appetizers are half price along with their beers. I believe there's also a late night happy hour too. Worth the drive even if you are not in South Maui.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh fish is excellent anyFresh fish is excellent any way you choose to eat it (sandwich, entree, appetizers). Menu has good variety. There is a children's menu.
Outdoor seating provides a beautiful ocean view, especially gorgeous when there is a nice sunset. Bar is contemporary. Happy Hour is a great deal for drinks and appetizers. We are local and love it here.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food in unlikely spotDespite being in a strip mall-like area of Waikiki Monkeypod is a great restaurant and always seems to have a wait = popular. I was seated at my reservation time which is appreciated. Inside the music was a bit too loud for my taste so I was grateful to be outside. The fish and chips is always a good choice because the fish they use is better than your average fish!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingMonkeypod was my husband and my favorite restaurant on our recent trip to Wailea. Everything was spot on, but the food is really what set it apart. Before we even got there we checked out the menu and knew it was going to be hard to decide. The menu is pretty diverse and hits a lot of different price points with pizza, fish and chips on the low end and then more gourmet fish dishes on the higher end, which is really nice. The ambiance at Monkeypod is really fun and casual, while we were there they had live music. Our waiter (Kevin, I believe) was great - he was professional, had great recommendations. The meal we had was absolutely the best of our trip. I had the mac crusted fish special and my husband had the ahi. Both were outstanding!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs mentioned in the most ofAs mentioned in the most of the other comments I reviewed, the food was very good for much less than resort prices. Very popular with the locals, just not in a resort setting.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle bit noisy inside. ILittle bit noisy inside. I do not particularly care for live music in a dining atmosphere. Was easily avoided by simply sitting on the patio4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience...Great experience and we would go back...the only negative feedback is that is was a bit over priced. None, the less, we enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pub. Food is beyondGreat pub. Food is beyond pub food though. It competed nicely with some of the exspensive hotel restaurants at half the price. Good value for great great great food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, fresh and delicious!Great food, bit pricy but you get what you pay for. Pumpkin ravioli appetizer is a must. Service was good but server forgot my beer. Other then that great.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad monkeypod is in WaileaSo glad monkeypod is in Wailea we really enjoyed every aspect.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and drinks. NiceGreat food and drinks. Nice wine list and their pad Thai drink shouldn't be missed especially after a week of super sweet pool drinks!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Another great meal at the monkey pod. Service (our server was Christie) was excellent. Food was perfect and drinks were great. My daughter's birthday was the day of our meal, and they brought her gelato with a candle. Awesome. We will definitely be back again.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu and specialty drinkGreat menu and specialty drink list. Waiter was very knowledgeable and was able to guide those who had a tough time making a decision into a meal they throughly enjoyed.
We have been going to monkeypod each time we visit Maui I recent years and will return on our next visit.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good food. I especiallyAlways good food. I especially like the raw mixed plate appetizer.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!! DeliciousGreat restaurant!! Delicious entrees and dessert!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated outside withWe were seated outside with our 8PM reservation which was a much quieter option. We started out with the truffle fries which were a great choice that the kids loved. Both our fish options were tasty especially the macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi. While we had wine, the beer options were a diverse option as well. It's close to the Wailea resorts, just off the 31 South. I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone as a fairly priced, well prepared meal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff at Monkey Pod wasThe staff at Monkey Pod was great! We had a table for 16 & not a problem at all. They even seperated the bill & the families were scattered abround the table. Food was good, hot & prompt.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotFabulous food, great service, beautiful views. It's pretty noisy inside, so ask for an outdoor table if you're looking for a quieter experience.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there twice during ourWent there twice during our stay at Wailea - dinner and lunch. Both were delicious! Their pizza and tacos are to die for!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGotta go when you're in Wailea.Super fun place with absolutely delicious pizza and a beer solection that will knock your socks off!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMPeter Merriman's coolest ventureGreat restaurant. It was our fifth time in Maui but first time at Monkeypod. Truly one of the coolest restaurant. Peter Merriman has really captured the Maui island "farm to table concept". Will be back. Only downside: despite reservations (which are necessary) prepare to wait 30 minutes before being seated. Musts: Ahi Tacos and Cocunut Cream Pie. We liked it so much that we went twice in three nights.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased with the view,Very pleased with the view, the service, the food preparation.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful selection. AwesomeWonderful selection. Awesome food. Great drinks. What more would you ask for?3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't loseNestled in an upscale shopping complex this restaurant is a little gem on Maui. The live singing on a Monday night, the endless list of craft cocktails and the attentive friendly staff was amazing. Truly helped my girlfriends and I start out trip off satiated and happy!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!If you are looking for a break from "big food" but still want a great meal, Monkeypod is for you. They have classics such as burgers, pizza and tacos all done with fresh ingredients and interesting preparations ( my wife had butternut squash pizza). But they also feature steak, fish and chicken dishes with interesting side dishes. Fresh ingredients and interesting preparation make Monkeypod a great find in Wailea. We just booked a return visit later this week!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Best I had onGreat food! Best I had on the island. They missed one item from our order but fixed it in the end. Fantastic server-very friendly.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRun...don't walk to this restaurantRun...don't walk to this restaurant....best part of our Maui experience3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for a fun dinner out!Excellent service. A bit slow to get drinks and food but it was packed so we understood. Server did an excellent job romancing the dishes and explaining all the questions we had. Entrees were well priced and cooked very nicely. Kale salad lacked a bit.
Overall very energetic, warm atmosphere and great spot in Wailea.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeypod Kitchen has gottenMonkeypod Kitchen has gotten many things right. Vibe, atmosphere, cocktail menu, service style and of course food. We actually dined there twice while in Wailea, something we are loathe to do with so many good restaurants to try. On both occasions - one a late dinner in the dining room, one an early dinner on the patio - everything was great. We sampled a number of specialty cocktails, and we sampled the menu, from burgers to tacos to fish and pizza. Not one miss.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBustling spot in Wailea, greatBustling spot in Wailea, great cuisine, a bit more casual interior than I expected, but very comfortable and fun. Fabulous bar area and drinks also!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this one!Excellent food (try the pumpkin ravioli) and great service all in a cool space. The restaurant itself is in a strip mall but please don't judge it for its location. You'll be missing out if you skip this one.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the fish tacos. FishLove the fish tacos. Fish special is always delicious3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. TheService was excellent. The food was quite good if a little expensive, but this restaurant is close to many of the Wailea resorts. We would return.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the fish special or ravioli :-)We came by for a late night dinner on Maui. We had the ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and it was delicious. The fish special was crusted snapper with fried rice and lobster on the side. The sweetness of coconut throughout the dish was perfect and not overwhelming. I also tried a coconut stout which was very good.
Our server was knowledgeable and very sweet. We look forward to coming back here!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM