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Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village, Lahaina, HI
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village, Lahaina, HI
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village, Lahaina, HI
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village, Lahaina, HI
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village, Lahaina, HI

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

4.8
4.8
3174 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME!
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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 878-6763
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Peter Merriman / Brandon LaClair
  • Neighborhood
    Kaanapali
  • Parking details
    Dining guests may receive a 4 hour parking validation for the Whaler's Village parking lot.
  • Entertainment
    We feature live entertainment 3 times a day from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, and 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maui

    Best Overall

  • Maui

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

3,174 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening at Monkey Pod with Friends. I put us on my phone waitlist and within 10 minutes.. We ordered one Kale salad which our friend said it was delicious and healthy.another friend ordered mushroom and truffle pizza which she said was very good. Mu husband had Mac Crusted Mahi Mahi with jalapeño mashed potatoes he said it was very good . I ordered the gnocchi with up country mushrooms and vegetables with a pesto sauce. This is my favorite dish at Monkey Pod. They had live music which was good. It got a little loud the later it got . But, it was a great evening and all of our dinners were 5⭐️! We will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable meal. Kalyn’s pizza was excellent! Mai Tais were great too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place in the US! The atmosphere and the food are each incredible. Don’t miss the ahi and the jalapeño mashed potatoes, best preparation on the island!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent. My Husband ordered the macadamia panko crusted Mahi Mahi and he said it was excellent. I ordered the Gnocchi with up country veggies and pesto sauce it was delicious! Of course my husband had there famous Mai Ti”s

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  5. Gerlinded

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is outstanding. The banana pie sinful but oh so good. The ambience is great , unfortunately it is far too noisy. The live music was uninspired .

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  6. KS5768

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food-wonderful ocean view. Our server Angela was exceptionally kind and knowledgeable.

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  7. SandyL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love foods and drinks here! One of our favorite spots in Maui!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience as usual. Can’t wait to go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. TiffanyL

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mai Tai! Must try the lobster deviled eggs, delicious 😊

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Lorin

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. I had the fresh fish of the day and it was so amazing. Vegetables and rice were perfectly cooked and seasoned and the fish was flaky and fresh. Love this place.!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food service and atmosphere were perfect! Loved everything!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great mai tais as expected. Overall food was okay but vibe was fun

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  13. Ally

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The strawberry pie was amazing! Ben was amazing! We will be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faye was an amazing

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable food, every meal at our table was amazing; The Mai Tai is one of the best and our server, Roy, was awesome. A great night!!!

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  16. Foodie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good - however the food was just mediocre.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their cream pies are delicious. Love when they have live music. They have some excellent cocktails.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ended up there 3 times over 6 days. Great spot for Happy Hour and sunset! Wait list is not long for 2 people, larger parties it will take a bit.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best experience we have had on Maui! Food, atmosphere and views are spectacular! Our server Muriel was a true gem!

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  20. mdmama

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sooo good! Every bit. The mai tai. The appetizers and food and the live music. Will return for sure!

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  21. JustinP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got to our reservation and we were seated early!! Ashley was amazing and we got a perfect table with an ocean view… perfect for our first honeymoon dinner!! Food was incredible. Amazing experience! - Johnny & Jessica

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although we were late for our table, the staff got us seated promptly. Thanks again! Our server, food and mai tais were fantastic.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food there. It was not as expensive as we expected. Definitely visiting again if we have the chance!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Just a bit too expensive for what you get. The food was good, just a bit overpriced for the amount. Also, very noisy atmosphere. Wasn’t a dealbreaker for us, but just FYI, it’s not a quiet place.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Very good food and ambiance. Right next door to the Westin. Easy walk.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant ever. Relaxed vibe, beautiful setting, and the food is just brilliant. Great service without the stuffiness.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very good. Don’t remember his name but he was once a concierge at Hilton. MonChong was overcooked.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place with great food and authentic Hawaii menu
    Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers VillageResponded on May 20, 2023
    Thank you for your review. Hope you come visit us again soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After a long day on the beach, this was a spectacular finish. The food choices are plentiful and the food was great. Plenty of drink choices as well. Definitely a must stop in Maui!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service by Drew. Solid food. We were very pleased.
    Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers VillageResponded on May 20, 2023
    Thank you for your review! We'll make sure to give Drew some love for the fabulous service. A hui hou!

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  31. JoelF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very over hyped. Fish tacos left a lot to be desired. Deviled eggs were very okay. Garlic truffle fries were the saving grace.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. AlohaRis

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seared ahi was delicious. Whatever the sauce was that surrounded the dish was amazing. Want to bottle it up and take it home. The cocktails were great too. The Mai Tai comes with a thick layer of a pineapple whip on top. So pretty and yummy. We’ll definitely be back!

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  33. JodiB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had heard very good things from others who have been here. We felt like the food was so-so and service was mediocre. Would not go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, not many vegetarian options. Right off the beach so super convenient.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service , amazing food , the open air atmosphere was a perfect setting for our date .

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Tami

    Houston

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress informed us that reservations are only offered at 8:45, 9 & 9:15—we had 9:15 so I wish we had tried arriving dinner. They were out of the fish special by the time we ordered and the kitchen closed soon after. Pizza was good and burgers were good. The pumpkin ravioli was amazing, wished we could have had another order. In a mall area, can get parking validated.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband ordered the Ribeye, which came with mashed potatoes that must’ve been plated at least half hour before the steak was added—they were ice cold. The margarita pizza my girls ordered barely had cheese on it—large swaths only had sauce. My pork tacos were delicious, but it was more an appetizer than a main meal/portion was very small. We dined 5 years ago at the Oahu location and loved it, but this experience was meh.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All meals were delicious. Food arrived in a timely manner. Fun atmosphere in Whalers Village!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On vacation in Maui and had a great ocean side meal! Gotta try the mai tai if you can!

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  40. StaceyLou

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ashley is a phenomenal server, such a helpful employee!

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FAQs

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 878-6763.

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village is rated 4.8 stars by 3174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

2435 Ka'anapali Pkwy, Bldg I-1, Lahaina, HI 96761-1980

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kaanapali
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Dining guests may receive a 4 hour parking validation for the Whaler's Village parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Peter Merriman / Brandon LaClair
  • Entertainment
    We feature live entertainment 3 times a day from 1:00pm - 3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, and 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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