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Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman - Whalers Village

4.5
4.5
3122 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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2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Hawaiian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–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

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I was really looking forward to the ban mi burger. Unfortunately they have a VERY limited menu…and are not offering most of the classic favorites. Would be helpful if they would update their menu online. I would have passed and chosen an alternative.
  2. JJ

    JoJo

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious with great service!
  3. r

    redsox07

    Philadelphia

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food good service fun night.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was great. Food was inconsistent. A burger was very over cooked and wings we just ok.. Pasta and lobster special was really good. Cocktails were great. Would try again sometime but this was not a memorable meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner with live music and a Turkey feast!
  6. TL

    TimL

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Auntie Sharon was a hoot. She was friendly and helpful. Saimin was so-so. Fish and chips were good. Kids burger was good. The star of the dinner was the strawberry pie and pumpkin cream pie. Good value compared to other Laihina area restaurants.
  7. JB

    JB123456789

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and great waitress! Kamalei was a wonderful, cheerful young lady who gave us great service. It was truly a Thanksgiving to remember!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Soggy fries, sun very strong even though I requested shade
  9. MC

    MarcC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely table with a view to the beach walk and the water. During our visit, one of the first whales of the 2021-2022 season was spotted, and we greatly enjoyed watching it. Our server was delightful and attentive. The food and the mai tais were delicious. The bonus for us is that our daughter with Celiac was able to eat safely without getting sick.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice restaurant and such friendly staff.. My Thai is the best in Maui!! We also had fish and chips and fish sandwich both were outstanding. Fish and chips specially stood out as it was better than the one i had in London and better than Gordon Ramsey fish and chips too
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our Thanksgiving lunch here at Monkeypod. I especially loved the Margherita pizza because the dough was so soft and chewy. The local beers were refreshing and they went perfectly with the ocean view from the outdoor table we were seated at. I would definitely go again if I take another trip to Maui!
  12. CT

    CarlaTheDuck

    Portland

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving! Terrific traditional fare. Twas great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant itself is in an amazing location and the service was great! The food is fair. Some of their own flavors of ketchup and perhaps pizza sauce aren’t the best if you’re traveling with kids.
  14. MS

    MSL16

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Makayla was our waitress and she was nothing but kind and wonderful throughout our meal! Her recommendations were on point!! My husband and I both said this was the best meal we had during our time in Kaanapali beach. Absolutely loved the poke tacos-we asked a fourth…IT WAS WELL WORTH IT! the food is outstanding! My husband had the tuna steak and I had the pumpkin squash ravioli-unreal. Everything is farm to table and you can really taste the quality and freshness. Run to monkeypods-it’s AMAZING!!!
  15. S

    Stuart65

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a must eat at restaurant when we stay in Maui or any of the other islands where they have a Monkey Pod restaurant!
  16. CA

    CristinaA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was a great waiter. Fish and chips were amazing!
  17. RD

    RachelleD

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual everything was excellent. We were with a big group with three separate reservations. But they made sure that we all could seat together. They were very accommodating especially during this pandemic restrictions.
  18. s

    smschier

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mai Tais are delicious!
  19. CM

    ChasM

    Phoenix

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great dinner here. Excellent cocktails (mai tai & Manhattan) and Fish & Chips. Devin did a great job as our server. Promptly seated just after our reservation time. Highly recommended!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice staff and beautiful place to have dinner. I ordered the fish Tavos with the sauce on the side because it was spicy. It was super spicy so we ordered mango salsa and it made it taste better. The drinks were really good and nice presentation.
  21. KC

    KristinaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner in festive atmosphere. We really enjoyed it.
  22. IC

    IlianaC

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great!! Food was delicious! We had a reservation and got seated immediately! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We went here for our honeymoon, and loved it! Our server was a bit brash, but other than that it was fabulous! Happy hour is the way to go!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ! Ahi steak and the strawberry pie were to die for !
  25. JR

    JoanneR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great drink and food options. The ravioli was especially delicious. Great ambience!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time at Monkeypod! Our server was fantastic and gave us excellent recommendations. We had the pumpkin ravioli, poke tacos, fish and chips, and fish sandwich. Everything is a 10/10 and we’d come back. My husband said the mai tai’s were the best he’s ever had. The lilikoi foam on top is 🤯
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the ambiance to the food and Katie our server was perfect. Best meal we have had in Maui. Loved it.
  28. MM

    MatthewM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Hated the seats we were in- Direct sun facing the entire time and we’ve had reservations for months... walk ins got better seats ☹️
  29. MM

    MMaki

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fresh fish tacos had delicious flavors. The pineapple pork pizza was so yummy too.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and view!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, appetizers and food. Awesome environment
  32. k

    krimsy1

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Monkeyood. Hard to get in this visit as it’s really busy now with the reduced capacity. Food was delicious as were the cocktails. We will be back!
  33. L

    Lindsay

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The menu hasn’t changed in a while, the food is good but not a lot of variety and prices were a bit steep. Our server wasnt great, which doesn’t help have a good experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family of 10 made a reservation a couple months ago and when we arrived we were quickly seated. Food and drinks were amazing along with the service! We’ll be back!
  35. h

    hbwhit

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our best meal on Maui, views and vibe were fantastic and our server Kevin was so wonderful! Loved everything about this restaurant!
  36. KM

    KristinM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The hostess and the Mai tai was great! But the service and food definitely did not live up to the hype. Glad we crossed it off the list but wouldn’t go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Waitress was amazing had a great dinner overall. Fish and chips were amazing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food arrived quickly. Mai Tai’s are on point as always!
  39. BF

    BeatriceF

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Beet salad and squash ravioli were fantastic. Entrees came to the table sporadically. One of us didn’t get his meal until most of us had already finished our entire meal. A bit too noisy... But again, excellent food!!
  40. WR

    WandaR

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and Service

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 4.5 stars by 3122 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


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

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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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