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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AB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was AWSOME! Her recommendations were on point! Will return!

RC
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Try the lobster devils egg!

R
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza. Will go back. Recommend highly.

T
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! And service was great! Pumpkin ravioli’s, mushroom truffle pizza and bahn mi burger all excellent! The cocktails were just as good. Love the ambiance and live music.

CJ
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Live music was really great. Split an entree as we wanted a big piece of pie for dessert. Monkey Pod is a must place to eat on Maui.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was friendly & very attentive.
Fish tacos were good & so were the fish & chips. Mai Tai's are amazing. All good!!!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service, I would highly recommend it!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mai tai! Good food and great server. Live musician was exceptional...his playlist, voice, and volume were perfect!

DC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great music.

AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience sitting at a table right beside the live musician (which they have all day). The food was amazing, and it’s true what people say- MonkeyPod has the best mai tai on Maui. The service was friendly and efficient and the view and ambiance was beautiful and laid back.

SE
Seattle
147 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my parents here for one of my favorite Maui eats. We’ve had Shannon as a server several times and she is the absolute BEST! Food is incredibly local and fresh. Save room for the strawberry cream pie! Seriously.

S
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's at the beach end of an outdoor shopping mall and the view is beautiful. It's a great stop for late lunch/happy hour and a bite to eat. After many days of rain, the sun was awesome to snack under :). The fish and chips were probably the best version I've had--a light batter, not greasy. A good experience overall!

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience2

For a not special night this is a good place. Casual with delicious pizza. Very big and noisy. Our waitress was good. Corn soup very good

P
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. The food and service were outstanding as usual. Just wished the drinks weren’t priced at $15 each.

TB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

As longtime fans of the Wailea location, we were disappointed with the attempt to scale up by a factor of 4 (at least) at the Whalers Village location. The service was friendly but rushed, the macnut Mahi was overcooked, the Ahi sauce had a gravy-like consistency, the drinks were unremarkable. A decent dinner, but expensive and a definite step down from Wailea.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very busy and slow. Very noisy. Food was mediocre.

BB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We come every year and always have a fun evening Can’t best happy hour. The best Mai Tai’s in Maui

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great location but average food. Service was prompt and the people pleasant. Go for the location, appetizers and drinks.

RG
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and superb service. We were seated at a corner table with a great view, but unfortunately it was very windy and cool, making it a little harder to enjoy it as we would have on a nicer evening.

k
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best mai tai I’ve ever had. Catch happy hour for best prices. Excellent clean food. Perfect preparation and great attentive service. Expensive but not for the quality and area. Reservations are recommended as it was packed.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. We requested outdoor seating which they honored as inside was really loud. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient. The food was excellent.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great with the exception of the noise, very very noisy

MM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pizzas were burnt on the bottom and sides.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was OK - ordered fish tacos, raw sampler and monchong special - fish was all overcooked. Service and ambiance was good.

WS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant was too loud and we had trouble holding conversations at the table. Service, Food and refreshments were great!

PI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the pumpkin ravioli appetizer! I will definitely be back for it - it was delicious and unusual!

SK
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and exceptional service. Outstanding seared ahi. Take advantage of their happy hour for 1/2priced cocktails & appetizers

GM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20 year Anniversary trip.

SS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Our table was looking out over Whalers Village/ocean. Our server, Katie, could not have been nicer or better. The food was delicious!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great vibe and delicious food. I made a reservation here on the advice of a friend that I can get crowded and the wait can be long. We showed up 10 minutes early and were greeted by a very rude young man who said he wouldn’t be able to seat us until our reservation time which was fine but people who walked up without a reservation after us were seated before us. Why bother making a reservation? We ended up getting a great table but our initial welcome by this rude host was a turn off . Great food and the best Mai Tai I have ever had !

RY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Too commercial. Nothing special. There are better options around the area.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing! Britney was the best!

OT