Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

4.7
3105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMSL16
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Makayla was our waitress and she was nothing but kind and wonderful throughout our meal! Her recommendations were on point!! My husband and I both said this was the best meal we had during our time in Kaanapali beach. Absolutely loved the poke tacos-we asked a fourth…IT WAS WELL WORTH IT! the food is outstanding! My husband had the tuna steak and I had the pumpkin squash ravioli-unreal. Everything is farm to table and you can really taste the quality and freshness. Run to monkeypods-it’s AMAZING!!!

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vipStuart65
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a must eat at restaurant when we stay in Maui or any of the other islands where they have a Monkey Pod restaurant!

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CristinaA
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was a great waiter. Fish and chips were amazing!

RD
RachelleD
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was excellent. We were with a big group with three separate reservations. But they made sure that we all could seat together. They were very accommodating especially during this pandemic restrictions.

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vipsmschier
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mai Tais are delicious!

CM
vipChasM
Phoenix
92 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dinner here. Excellent cocktails (mai tai & Manhattan) and Fish & Chips. Devin did a great job as our server. Promptly seated just after our reservation time. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff and beautiful place to have dinner. I ordered the fish Tavos with the sauce on the side because it was spicy. It was super spicy so we ordered mango salsa and it made it taste better. The drinks were really good and nice presentation.

KC
vipKristinaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner in festive atmosphere. We really enjoyed it.

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vipIlianaC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great!! Food was delicious! We had a reservation and got seated immediately! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went here for our honeymoon, and loved it! Our server was a bit brash, but other than that it was fabulous! Happy hour is the way to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ! Ahi steak and the strawberry pie were to die for !

JR
vipJoanneR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drink and food options. The ravioli was especially delicious. Great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Monkeypod! Our server was fantastic and gave us excellent recommendations. We had the pumpkin ravioli, poke tacos, fish and chips, and fish sandwich. Everything is a 10/10 and we’d come back. My husband said the mai tai’s were the best he’s ever had. The lilikoi foam on top is 🤯

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the ambiance to the food and Katie our server was perfect. Best meal we have had in Maui. Loved it.

MM
MatthewM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hated the seats we were in-
Direct sun facing the entire time and we’ve had reservations for months... walk ins got better seats ☹️

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MMaki
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh fish tacos had delicious flavors. The pineapple pork pizza was so yummy too.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, appetizers and food. Awesome environment

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vipkrimsy1
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Monkeyood. Hard to get in this visit as it’s really busy now with the reduced capacity. Food was delicious as were the cocktails. We will be back!

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vipLindsay
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu hasn’t changed in a while, the food is good but not a lot of variety and prices were a bit steep. Our server wasnt great, which doesn’t help have a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 10 made a reservation a couple months ago and when we arrived we were quickly seated.

Food and drinks were amazing along with the service! We’ll be back!

HW
vipHWhit
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our best meal on Maui, views and vibe were fantastic and our server Kevin was so wonderful! Loved everything about this restaurant!

KM
KristinM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The hostess and the Mai tai was great! But the service and food definitely did not live up to the hype. Glad we crossed it off the list but wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Waitress was amazing had a great dinner overall. Fish and chips were amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food arrived quickly. Mai Tai’s are on point as always!

BF
vipBeatriceF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Beet salad and squash ravioli were fantastic. Entrees came to the table sporadically. One of us didn’t get his meal until most of us had already finished our entire meal. A bit too noisy... But again, excellent food!!

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WandaR
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Service

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness!! Those Mai Tais!!!

AM
AllisonM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, especially the happy hour deals!! We had the best server and had a great time. Get the strawberry pie for dessert

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and location was wonderful but the food is just average

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SarahH
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had the pumpkin ravioli. It was a dish filled with grease. No kaamaina discount.guess Merriman is being greedy. He fails to recognize that the tourist will visit once and he will never see them again. But locals will be back. Not taking reservations. Have to sit outside for hours. I would buy a drink and sit at the bar while waiting for a table but the bar is now taken up with diners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Happy hour. The food, drinks, and service was excellent. You can’t beat the happy hour prices or view. I would recommend going here to others! The poke tacos (not on happy hour) were so good!

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vipPeyton
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour mai tai and appetizers! We love going there when we visit Maui. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review