Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

4.6
2837 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and drinks! Food menu was what you would expect for vacationers but still, great! I’ll be back!

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vipRossanaR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server I believe her name was Fin, was awesome! She was super friendly and put up with our “humor.” Food and drink are always amazing! We’ll definitely go back and request Fin too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Robert was outstanding!! So knowledgeable about the monkey pods menu as well as other local restaurants!

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vipBetzB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!
Our server was excellent’

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Food and drinks are amazing! Definitely coming back.

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vipGolfanddine
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

So disappointed in our dinner, always had a delicious here meal before! The menu now is limited but the first problem had nothing to do with that, we ordered salads to start followed by our main course and it all arrived in like 3 minutes, not good. Not one of the four of us liked the different things we ordered, but we did agree the mai tais are great!

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vipKatieS
Denver
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Careful to follow Covid protocols. So good to be able to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Limited menu. So there’s not a lot to choose from.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Best mai tai on the island (I don’t even like mai tai’s and this was amazing!!) We had the ahi tuna and the mahi mahi and both were amazing! Thanks for a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best poke tacos I’ve ever had- A must try !

LB
LisaB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

It was our last night on Maui. Their website promised live music and included the name of the artist. When we arrived No Music! Very Disappointed. When we asked the hostess, she said they don't personally handle their site. So, send a message to someone who does! Total false advertising, we would have gone to Down The Hatch! Pizza was just Ok, most prefer their toppings covering the pizza...was 60/40 crust. The salad was good but it's a salad! This was our 2nd visit. Will pass next year.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent here - especially the mai tais!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for family dining in Whaler’s Village. you need to make your reservations ahead of time. We liked the pizza, fries and pie.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall time

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PollyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, delicious dinner

MP
MelissaP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! The mai tais are so good! We had ahi poke tacos and coco corn chowder for apps. For main I had the fish sandwich with upgrade to the garlic truffle fries. Hub had the kahlua pork, pineapple, jalapeno pizza. Beautiful views.

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RobertG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We're s happy to see that Monkeypod has reopened. The service and food quality remains as great as it's always been. prior to the closing, We went for Happy Hour around once a week. Try the Wild mushroom and truffle pizza, and I'm a big fan of their wings. Come and try if you haven't yet.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good!

CK
CarlK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Monkeypod experience was excellent on several levels. First, hosts were able to seat us early (when we arrived early). Second, wait staff was attentive, hospitable and efficient. Third, food was very good and portions were sizeable. Layout of restaurant was good given pandemic restrictions.

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vipSD32
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Tim the manager is amazing and ask for John the server. John will totally make your experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Limited menu limited the experience we are used to, but we were told it should improve.

SA
SummerA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Always Lov eating there. Though their food is pricey. Happy Hour best time to go. Happy Hour has tons of good options & drinks are $2-$5 off.
Everyone is always really friendly.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu changed a lot! not as good as last year. Food not good

JG
JimG
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Location is great if you are staying in Kanapapali.

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Halona
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their pumpkin patch ravioli. We ordered 5 or 6 of them.
All kinds of pizza was very good, too.
Thank you for their Happy Hour!

SF
vipStevenF
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great drinks. Lovely atmosphere.

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WendyM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat the location to have a wonderful dinner on Maui. Due to COVID-19 the tables were nicely spaced out though the menu was limited compared to normal operations. But it is all good! We were so happy they were open.

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RideMo
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Started with Kale Salad - not usually a fan of kale in a salad, but this was really good, and Kale was not overly "hard". My wife said her Macadamia Nut crusted Mahi Mahi was the best she's ever had. I had fish and chips - very good, the breading was not too thick, nor too thin - just right. Good service also - just right amount of attention on a busy night. It was my daughters bday, so we got a complimentary dessert, and she picked the gelato -also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was our waiter and he was great! Good and drinks exceptional! Love the happy hour!

JC
vipJosephC
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall good place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The kulua pork pizza and seared ahi were fantastic. We loved the strawberry cream pie as well.

KB
vipKenB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant delicious food great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the open air restaurant! The ahi tacos, mahi mahi sandwich and saimin were all fantastic.

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Tati
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing Thanksgiving dinner! The traditional Thanksgiving dinner was a huge hit with my family. My husband said it was the best Thanksgiving dinner he’s ever had. Top notch! So glad Monkeypod is back open. We went twice during our vacation and felt super safe. As always, the drinks and food are superb.

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vipKatkelly
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food & cocktails 😋

JB
vipJamesB
Salt Lake City