Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

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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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Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Music was nice, too! However, we found it a little overpriced.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere!

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RM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in Kaanapali. Great happy hour and great dinner menu. Great service and great cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food but noise level interrupted the entertainment

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great waiter hostess and chef pretty noisy but fun energy

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Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice waitress- she was very concerned and accommodating! She handled our requests in a professional manner.

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Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mai Tai was the best... lobster deviled eggs were delicious... everything was great... too loud on the music

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Tucson
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 6 and they were great. Very attentive service and drinks were good. We had a reservation during happy hour and our server did a great job of coaching us on good deals. Plus great recommendations for meals.

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RD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food is good here. Kids love the pizza. Service is very good. It does get quite noisy during peek times. Definitely worth a try.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our server was struggling. Took 30 mins to get our check, and when you’re in Maui you don’t want to waste a single minute sitting at your table with empty plates. Otherwise, food was delicious and the place was wonderful.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as usual.

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c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fun place with good food in a beautiful location. I enjoyed the Hawaiian proverb that changes each day.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I left this restaurant holding back tears of gratitude. My 10 year old has leukemia and when the pizza arrived and the smell didn’t sit well with him (effect of chemo), the waiter, Brian, easily and with no drama whatsoever, replaced it with something different. The kids asked for fancy drinks and monkeypod met the challenge. Brian’s care of us that evening was astounding and really made my day.

Additionally- food was excellent and abundant. Mai tai the best I’ve had (I do t like the over sweet versions everywhere else). Happy hour great value. Pizzas yummy. Raviolis special. Lobster deviled eggs a surprise.

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HB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious mai tais and chicken wings which are nicely discounted for happy hour!

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EO
Hawaii
111 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best all around in service, menu selection and portion size. Vibrant atmosphere with live music nightly. Love this place.

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had a great Mahi Mahi sandwich. My wife ordered an avocado salad that was about 85% jalapeño peppers and had about three pieces of lettuce.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Great live music best happy hour on th beach

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JO
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited Monkeypod for happy hour drinks, appetizers and pizza. Great value! They make an excellent MaiTai and the food was delicious. The pizzas were only OK, which was surprising as they’ve been better when we’ve eaten there before. Menu prices are pretty typical for Maui which makes happy hour a bargain. Well worth a visit if you are in the Whalers Village area.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent jalapeño mashed potatoes!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great surprise this turned out to be. Instead of the run of the mill menus presented at Dukes, Kimos and the rest of that groups restaurants this is excellent food cooked well and presented in a modern upbeat environment. I just wish we'd found it earlier in our holiday.

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M
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

So sorry, this being the first time we’ve been disappointed with Monkey Pod. We were seated and never saw our waiter for over 15 minutes. People beside our table were seated and served before we finally told the manager as he past by we needed some service. He took our Mai Tai and appetizers order. After we received our drinks, Amanda, our server, finally showed up and said “she” had the appetizers coming. We co tinted our dinner and ordered another round. But the entire experience was just, too little, too late!

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BB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great specialty drinks and appetizers. Large dining area. Great happy hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was amazing..

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Hawaii
111 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Go To for energetic Bar scene, terrific Happy Hour drinks and appetizers. Live music daily. Staff from start to finish are outstanding, attentive and friendly. The menu is varied and the food comes hot and well seasoned. This place is great for families and large groups.

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Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Adolescent boys could get up and stretch when waiting for food. Complimentary piece of pie for birthday shared by all!

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food and ambiance. Good value for price. Chef Peter is the best!!!!

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Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this place and a good happy hour. Outstanding mai tai

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n
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Tourist trap, average food and average service. Nice ambiance to get drinks, but quality of food is similar to Cheesecake Factory. Nothing special, my husbands burger was not fresh or hot and had to be returned.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for families or couples looking for fun, locally-sourced, affordable eats and fancy drinks.

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were so sweet. The view is amazing. The menu is delicious!

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great staff, great food, best Maitai in Maui!!

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good menu, fantastic service and great happy hour! We’ll be back!

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KG
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately I had to send my $16 came with nothing tiny overdone and excessively salty burger back, the second one was barely medium as I ordered it, but still the saltiest burger I have ever had. Very overpriced venue, nice inside, and good service, but probably won’t return.

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th birthday!
Dinner was amazing and so was our waiter.

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DF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal! Highly recommend!!!!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Awsome place to go on a date or just go with friends and have some nice time.

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good, a bit of a long time between visits....mai tai's didn't seem to be like they were last May when we were there....still excellent tho! Corn chowder is a winner as are the fish tacos and salads...we'll be back

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was incredible - friendly and efficient - food was very good...
had dinner at Hula Grille the previous night and it was great also....
thank you for taking care of us so nicely.

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