Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea
Great food and decent pricesOne of the best restaurants we ate at in Wailea. Try the truffle oil french fries...they were so good, we ordered a second plate after our meal was over!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there on the recommendationWe went there on the recommendation of a friend who loves their Kale Salad...he was right the Kale salad was simply delectable!
Next time I visit I will have a double order of it! Everything we ordered was terrific, cooked to perfection and flavors that were just so pleasing to the pallet!
Our server Shelly was wonderful! Kind, friendly, and very attentive...she made us feel welcome and very special!
Most definitely will return and recommend to our friends!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!We ate here twice during out trip to Maui, both meals were excellent. Great food and drinks! We sat outside both times and it was beautiful. Great to find a place that sources local vendors for ingredients.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbomb diggityMy family and dined here based on a friends recommendation. We loved it. My kids were begging to go back and my wife wants the buguois pizza. Great place!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and the Mai Tai'sWe had a great meal for 12 of us and the mai tai's were the best in Maui we have had!!! Definitely worth eating here!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a great priceWe are staying at the Four Seasons and we wanted to leave the hotel for some other food. We saw the Monkeypod while driving to and from the hotel and decided to try it! It was great, the food was delicious and we sat outside on the patio and it was very comfortable. We really like the idea that the food was all local. We would recommend this to everyone.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Happy Hour!We went for happy hour and enjoyed their mai tai with Lilikoi foam :) and several appetizers. Pizzas were very good and the pumpkin patch ravioli and ahi tacos were excellent. We ate on the lanai and had a nice view. Inside diners had entertainment and it was fairly loud. We will be back!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeyPod a Wailea Winner!If you find yourself in Wailea and I pray that you will one day. Stop by MonkeyPod Kitchen for fabulous food and drinks! You won't find a better atmosphere. Service is impeccable and friendly without being overbearing. The food and drinks are topic notch and the prices are reasonable for the quality. I wish I were there now....6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING FOOD, DRINKS and SERVICE!!!Here on vacation with my husband and we've been all over the Big Island and now Maui. This place was absolutely my favorite restaurant of the entire trip! We sat outside and enjoyed drinks, salads and appetizers, (Pumpkin Patch Ravioli, Gumbo Shrimp and Chili Green Beans.) Everything we had was a 20 on a scale from 1-10;-) I only wish we were hungrier! But we WILL be back before we leave on Friday. And the service was absolutely outstanding!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in MsuiWonderful service, creative cocktails, and a well thought menu that focuses on local ingredients. What's not to love?6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spotCasual spot with a great view for a tasty lunch. Large beer selection!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious unique menu choices!Delicious unique menu choices! Great service and the ambiance outside was lovely! Enjoyed the live music, would have enjoyed eating inside but the volume was so loud inside.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBad Start, Great FinishDespite reservations, we had to wait for our table. The "short wait" was a liitle too long. Then we ordered: interestingly 2 soups were promptly served but the other 2 at our table didn't get their salads AND no one got a pre-dinner cocktail. As the 2 soups cooled as we awaited salads, we were relieved to suddenly get our pre-dinner drinks & the two salads. A rough start to the meal. BUT from that point on, the service was fine, the entrees arrived simultaneously, & most importantly, the food was delicious! (as was the soup that cooled off a bit by the time we could begin eating). The dessert (banana cream pie) was superb! Despite a rocky start, we 4 had a nice time and thought the food was very definitely justified a return visit.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantOverall a great, fun restaurant with excellent food and service.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a late meal.Good menu which runs from simple (fish and chips were great) to higher end. Very good drink selection with local cocktails (best Mai Tai we had on our trip) to a great collection of beers. Didn't check the wine list.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded my expectationsSat outside on a nice night in Maui -had the lobster pizza as an appetizer which was quite good. My husband had a steak with a guava (I think) steak sauce which was fabulous and I had the fish of the day -cooked to perfection, tasted very fresh and had a very good combination of flavors. The serving sizes were just right, not too big and each bite was full of flavor. Even the sides (flavored rice and slaw) were good. I have to say, that the fish at Monkeypod was better than Mama's FIsh House. I'm sorry, I enjoyed it more.
To top it off, the service was excellent, everyone went out of their way to help us (when I was looking for the ladies room, a waiter didn't just point, he walked me over, which was very kind.)5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in Wailea area!We ate here several times on our trip to Maui. Great menu, lots of fish, burger, pulled pork, salad and pies. We really likes the key lime pie! They have interesting drinks and a kids menu. The place is packed with families!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinnerSeafood special was outstanding, we are already planning to go back to try the pizzas. Creative and delicious mixed drinks - try the Pod Thai! Excellent service, cool vibe, and amazing pie for dessert. Yum!!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWailea's little gem!We found this little gem on Trip Advisor and heard from our hotel bellman that it was really good. Four if us got a reservation on a Sunday night pretty quickly via open table. Waitress was good but little distracted. Very busy and had lots of tables to serve. This place was packed all night. The food was excellent. Truffle Parmesan fries are not to be missed! We had a burger, wild mushroom truffle pizza and fish tacos. All three were incredibly tasty. The pies looked amazing! We will return again on this trip for dinner. May try to get in around sunset and see if there is a view. Prices were reasonable for a dinner in Maui!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeypodThe family and I ate at monkeypod during our visit to wailea. We had the bulgogi tacos, Caesar salad, truffle fries, hamburger, and pepper/cheese poppers. The tacos were tasty - a little one texture consistency. The Caesar, fries and burger were great. The pepper poppers were ok. Overall the food and service were great. While the food didn't exceed expectations it was very tasty and I would recommend eating at monkeypod.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPineapple puffThe Mai Tai's were wonderful!!!!! They were pretty with a pineapple puff on top :) We went for happy hour 9:00 pm, which was great, half off pizza and pumpkin ravioli, both were delicious. The fish special was great, the sauce was sweet, we ate every last bite of our meals, even though we were stuffed, so good, we went back 2 nights later for the exact same meal once again, will be sure to hit up a few times whenever we go back to Wailea!!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMReferred here by a friendReferred here by a friend and it was a nice dining experience. A small gem among a very touristy area. Good cocktails and good food. Overall enjoyed the food and drinks and happy hour was nice also.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMonkeypod Rocks!We go everytime we're on Maui. Awesome food, great service, sat outside with beautiful ocean views. The Monkeypod Mai Tai is the only Mai Tai I ever have, you have to try it at least once. All the food is great, most if not all coming from locals farms and waters. Live music. It's loud so not a "romantic" spot but defnitely a fun, vibrant scene. Really can't say enough about the food, flavors and service here.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 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 AMOur server, Ryan, was niceOur server, Ryan, was nice enough to take off the dessert from our bill as we did not get our first choice of bottle of wine and one entree that we ordered was a bit more sour. It was a pleasant dinner meal with live entertainment.4/18/2013 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 AMExcellent choice in WaileaA bit on the expensive side for what you get, but that's par for the course in this part of Maui. We have been to MK several times, ordering all over the menu and the food is consistently good.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 AM