Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

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Hawaii Regional Cuisine

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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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GB
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was over cooked and service was spotty. Live music was very good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ahi poke tacos were amazing!

EB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were very good and sat us at time of reservation

NM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding location though we always prefer a more outdoor dining experience in Hawaii. Food was excellent especially the Grilled Fish Sandwich. Mai Tai award winning.
Finished off with a strawberry pie for two.
My recommendation is to definitely try it out.

T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best Meal we had in Maui- great flavors and the freshest fish!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an awesome time at Monkeypod for Valentine's Day. Our server was excellent, patient and funny. The Mai Tais were great. The food was awesome. We started with the Lobster Deviled Eggs and the Pumpkin Raviolis. Both were excellent. For dinner we had the Proleteriat pizza which was very tasty (loved the thin crust) and the special which was a steak with shrimp. Everyone loved their meals.

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I like MonkeyPod but eating there while performers play make any table conversation almost impossible. Great if you just want to have a meal and listen to music. Tough if you want any conversation.

BP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. A fun place to visit and dine. Highly recommended!

CL
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. The live music was great.

LB
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Made advanced reservations for a Valentine’s Day dinner for two and the 5:15pm slot was open.

Upon arrival, the place was packed and people waiting outside. Was greeted warmly and given a pager as our table was not ready. About a 20 minute wait and we were seated. There was live music, a bar and open air.

The menu reflected the nature of this restaurant as more of a bar and very casual restaurant. Food choices were typical of bar food and just a few dinner type selections.

The noise level was very high maybe because of the live music and bar that conversation could only take place at a high volume. Not what I was hoping for.

The service was decent and our order was delivered quickly. All food was pretty good. Then we had their signature dessert, strawberry cream cheese pie. Was pretty good but not worth the $11 price tag.

Also, I saw on the menu that all checks will reflect a 2% service charge for the kitchen staff. Don’t know about that, not sure I agree. I used to work in food and beverage and never had a service charge given to me.

Was nice but not enough to bring me back.

WS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Monkeypod on
Valentines day. It was very busy but our service was excellent. Our server,Angel, gave us excellent descriptions of the cocktails and specials. We had the seafood special of monchong and shrimp which was delicious. Our only complaint would be that it was a bit noisy but it was a very busy evening and the restaurant was full.

c
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat too much here! All the food is delicious! The service is very attentive which is greatly appreciated. Open air and the vibe in the restaurant is humming! Have to try the mai-tais!

WK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a nice Valentines dinner, and Matt provided especially excellent service.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Best Mai Tais in the islands. Would recommend it for sure!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So yummy. Pumpkin raviolis were to die for! I ordered an extra plate just for me 😬

MJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I would for small group (under 4 people) as we were told they could not sit us (party of 7) outside. We visit Monkeypod regularly and always request outside due to the noise level inside the restaurant. With our party, the service was slow and they got our order wrong...not typical at this restaurant.

JD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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LE
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We thought the food was good, service ok, loved the atmosphere.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Loved the live music and the friendly staff. Don’t miss the yummy Mai Tai!!

TM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & good service. Lovely music.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews but this evening was perfect. Very accommodating with our wheat allergy, the drinks were awesome, music great and overall just a good time.

CE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I highly recommend The pumpkin ravioli it was delicious. Our server Britney made us feel comfortable immediately and the manager Kinsey came by to greet us also. Overall it was a wonderful evening. Will go back again next year.

OT
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience, food was absolutely delicious and we’ve already made another reservation to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food

K
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We ordered some off of the happy hour menu and some from the regular menu. Enjoyed it so much that we returned the next day. Service was great and would defiantly recommend.

HM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good food, but not the place to go for a relaxing meal with your sweetie.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner here during our honeymoon. We loved that we could walk to the restaurant from the hotel. The food was delicious and the strawberry cream pie was to die for!

KV
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given the recommendation by several friends and we would definitely recommend Monkeypod. Super lively & fun atmosphere with the best Mai Tai’s! I don’t even drink Mai Tai’s and they are delicious. Had the fish tacos which were fresh & delicious. Had a beautiful view of the ocean, live music, and our waiter was friendly, didn’t rush us even though the place was packed. Will go back every time we are in Maui.

SS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too noisy...

Three of us ordered fish and chips, which was barely average. Our fourth enjoyed the fish tacos, which were good!

J
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza wasn’t as hot as should be
Forgot my drink order
Otherwise decent food and service

WR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Monkey Pod! The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is fun. Always recommended to anyone that tells me they are going to Maui.

OT
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

BB
Orange County
16 reviews