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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea
Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea
  • Address:
    10 Wailea Gateway Place, Unit B-201
    Kihei, HI 96753
    Neighborhood:
    Wailea
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.monkeypodkitchen.com
  • Phone: (808) 891-2322
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Peter Merriman / Cory Waite
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two outdoor dining areas that are available for private parties. Both dining areas overlook the ocean and can offer spectacular views of the sunset. We are also able to accommodate very large parties that are interested in buying out the entire restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager (808) 891-2322
  • Entertainment: We feature nightly entertainment from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wailea Ike Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large public lot with ample parking.
A word from Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea
Our chef driven concept is lead by the classically trained, award winning chef, Peter Merriman. Peter is a culinary pioneer and one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. He has always been inspired by the people and products around him and this spirit has lead the movement to look at food in Hawaii in a new light. Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman embraces this passion! Each item on the menu demonstrates our commitment to craft and showcases high quality, socially conscious ingredients, creative preparations, and perfect execution. Our dedication to craft also extends to our beverage program. Our 36 beers on tap are the coldest on Maui and are all handcrafted. You can also enjoy one of our culinary cocktails, made with fresh ingredients and lots of Aloha. At Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, you can enjoy Peter's Hawaii Regional Cuisine in a fun, casual environment and come to know what it means to be "Lucky Live Hawaii"! We can't wait to see you at Monkeypod Kitchen Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall very good. Friendly and responsive, good recommendations from staff and overall a very pleasant experience. They should serve sparkling water though, since the glass is recyclable like wine bottles, only drawback."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Fantastic place. Upscale gastropub with some great selections. Waitress was knowledgable in food intolerances and made some great suggestions."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was excellent - everything tasted fresh and flavors were unique and creative. Server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without seeming to try too hard - just nice and natural. Outdoor doing was very nice; inside seemed a bit loud with live music, but people looked like they were having fun. This was a great recommendation from a friend of ours in SF. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "They seated us on time at a good table. The ambience is great and noise level moderate. The menu is adequate but not very expansive. The wine selection by the glass is very limited. We had steak, seafood, and pizza. All were very good. We ate on a Sunday evening and the place was full with a moderate wait. Our waiter was polite and professional but service was slow to get our drinks, food order, and deliver the appetizer and entrés. Overall, not bad. Maybe 5 stars with better service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great for a casual dine. Food is overpriced and just ok needs more flavor. The fries are good though Forgettable."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We stopped here for lunch before heading to the airport. Food was good, not excellent. I ordered a special margarita but it arrived tasting like a plain one, but at twice the cost. Husband enjoyed the tuna tacos. Wings were so-so. I might give it a second try."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Seemed like a good spot. Was told wait time was an hour. Made reservation thru OpenTable and was promptly served. Odd for a place that said wait time was an hour. Atmosphere was nice. Waiter was nice, but kind of inattentive. Perhaps because place was so busy. Also, I hate when orders of food comes out without any coordination. In other words, I ordered 2 appetizers: Chicken Wings and French Fries. Fries came out almost 10 minutes before the wings."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food and service was great. Would definitely go back. Cesar salad was amazing. Very fresh. And chic pie was fantastic"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had been here a few years ago, and didn't find it all that good, anda bit pricey. We thought we would give it another go. My wife had the cheeseburger and I had the special pizza of the day. We both found them to be very good. We also tried a side of the jalapeño mashed potatoes on a recommendation. What a find these are. They are a must if you visit this place, as is the dessert. The pies are excellent! Still a bit pricey but if you go during happy hour, it's not bad. They have a great selection of beers on draft as well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not exactly what we expected. Food was ok and service was slow. Noise level was high with live singer on stage in dining area. Trendy but pricey for quality of service and food. Food was bland, expected more from a Merriman restaurant and our server Renee could have had a better personality. Service with a smile will go a long ways!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went there the last night of our week long vacation. We ate out every night and Monkeypod was at the bottom of our list. It's ok. Our noodle dish was good. I had the appetizer ahi tacos and the ahi was beautiful but the flavors with it were boring and detracted from the ahi instead of enhancing it. This was our waitresses favorite thing on the menu… Husband had the mahi mahi. Again, said it was good, not great."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great selection, lots of organic and locally sourced options. Huge cocktail, wine, and beer list. Also, get there from 9-11 PM for late night happy hour!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A friend recommended that we visit while we were in Maui for vacation and we are so glad that we did. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, and we got to watch the sunset from our seats at the outdoor dining area! We will definitely be back and will recommend to all of our friends!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant a few years age and this time our food was not up to par. I ordered the house special was fish, it was dry, well over cooked and very small, probably started out at 6 ounces but barely 3 oz after cooking. The rest of the family's food was not impressive, at least not for the price."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I ordered the Ahi with the jalepeno mashed potatoes and it was excellent. It was so good that I went back again and ordered the same dinner. My only complaint about the restaurant is the loud music. They had love music and it was so loud we couldn't hear our waitress talk to us and conversation was difficult. My son ordered the seafood curry stew and loved it."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Loved the music, lively crowd, good beer selection - other than that, the food was mediocre plus very expensive, the place is WAY overstaffed, and its super crowded. i can't really figure out the draw."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The pork tacos and mushroom flatbread were great. The wood fired chicken wing appetizer was ok at best. Wings were slightly chewy, dipping sauce was just alright, and thought 6 wings for $15 was a bit expensive. The ambiance was great, and rest of the food and drinks were lovely"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was good. The service was good. Party of five. All enjoyed themselves. I would go again."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our party had steak to pizza. The beef is from the island and is delicious. Get a table outside for a view of the Pacific at sunset."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent. Had a salad and pastrami sandwich with truffle fries. Everthing was tasty. The pickled vegetable on the side was fiery hot, but delicious. Got there too late to see the closing of the Ladies US Open Golf Tournament with Michelle Wie of Hawaii winning. The World Soccer tournament kept the lunch crowd tuned to the TV screens."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went two nights in a row! Delicious food and great ambiance!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The restaurant was fabulous, the food was great, the service was friendly and helpful. The only thing that was a negative was the flies. Until a little later in our dinner we were attacked by flies. I know it's not the restaurants fault."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is always so good! My personal favorite is the hummus with the yummie chips!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food and service were decent enough - I thought the menu a bit limited but the food was well done - but the place was so noisy with lots of big groups it was hard to hear yourself talk. i realize the options in that area are limited but I would only go if you have a big group and can hold your own against the others."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We loved the atmosphere and the service was great!! Food was delicious and if I'm back in Maui I will definitely come back here!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. However, flies aplenty outside and noise aplenty inside."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We came here on a recommendation from our hotel. It was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great service and friendly staff. The steak and dessert pies are amazing!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We absolutely loved Monkeypod! Fantastic service, wonderful food, fun atmosphere! Best Brussel sprouts I've ever had! Loved the gnocchi with goat cheese too! Mai Tai is strong but you have to try it!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Place is nice and outdoor seating is relaxed. Food was nothing special in my opinion and cocktails were too strong"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Shay was our server and it was obvious she had three tables all sit at the same time. She did a great job though. She made sure to communicate and really I think that is all we really want. My husband ordered the Makawao Ave and I got a glass of prosecco. My husband got the Kiawe grilled ahi steak. It was perfectly cooked and very tasty. I ordered the meat special which was a pork dish. The pork was a tad over cooked for my taste but not terrible. The side was extremely good. It was like a au gratin potatoes but it wasn't. It was butternut squash. It was delicious. We got the chocolate cream pie. Overall a nice meal. If back in the area would stop by again if I ordered something besides the pork."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Monkey pod never fails to deliver great food! Happy Hour is a good time to go."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Don't get us wrong, the food was very good as noted above, but not compared to the astronomical hype about this place. For a gastro-pub kind of experience, there were too many details left wanting. The hamburger paddy was significantly smaller than the bun, leaving plenty of bites of condiments and bun with no meat. The fresh fish and chips were remarkably ordinary. The "tempura-style" preparation lacked the characteristic fluffiness and crispness we were expecting. It was thin and lacked depth. The chips were the one bright spot on our table, as they retained their flavor and texture even as they cooled. Even the Kula broccoli, with its balsamic reduction, lacked flavor. It was apparently an off night in the kitchen."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I was told by a local couple on my flight from Honolulu to Kahului that this place is terrific. They were not kidding. My friend and I went three nights into our visit to Maui. The food was delicious from starter to dessert. The menu has everything from burgers to fish specialties and steaks. The service was excellent and it even had a nice view of the sunset from outdoor seating. We liked it so much we went back again three nights later for our last meal on the island. Its in an obscure location in a small strip mall in Wailea but don't pass it up. By far the best food I had on Maui."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We tried the happy hour, allegedly appetizers are 50% off, with a few exceptions. When you get there, they tell you all the fish ones are excluded. They can tell you this beforehand. The fish stew was incredible. Drinks good-the Mai tai insanely uses too much liquor. The banana cream pie was world class. Nice live music."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Merryman sets the bar high....we will be back again and again"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although this was a long drive from Kohala coast, we enjoyed dinner. Outdoor patio was a nice venue; pork tacos were tasty; great beer selection and a friendly, lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Monkeypod accomodated our larger group's (8 of us) needs, even though we'd initially told them we were only 4. Their food was delightful, fresh, thoughtfully and creatively prepared, and excellent portions - drinks were imaginative and well prepared. OTOH our server did not appear to be particularly invested in our table but rather spent his time hanging out with other tables nearby. We were unable to get his attention easily and when we did have requests his behavior indicated that we were clearly not his favorite customers. Brusque, inefficient, and a little arrogant. Not professional. I'm going to give him a pass on the basis that he may have just been having a tough night. Just unprofessional. Next time I hope it will be better."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Title says it all. Waitress recommended the strawberry creme pie, and it was awesome. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was by no means a cheap dinner, however, I do believe the quality of the food and service provided exceeded the price of the experience. Also nice to see the range of guests - from people showing up after weddings in suits, etc. to beach-goers wandering in after a day of sunbathing. Also nice to see so many children. Great service as well."
    Dined on 5/13/2014