Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.6
5834 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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MG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My kids love it! Great food and service.

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Denver
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a 6:15pm reservation & was seated on time. This place was busy and loud and crazy. Lots of families with children. Server was Fantastic, salads Delicious, pizza good and fish sandwich Excellent. An excellent spicy slaw was served with the fish sandwich. Portions are nice, prices are good, overall very good. Might go back again but will try a later time.

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FS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement dinner

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AC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

A very popular place to dine, this was our first visit. We made reservations several days prior and we’re glad we did because it was quite busy at 5:30. The food quality seemed good, but the $22 fresh fish sandwich was rather small and overrun with slaw making it quite messy. Overall the flavor was good, but fries were extra. Also have to say it was almost unacceptably loud, too loud to have much regular conversation without shouting. Ultimately, with so many other good options, I can’t say it’ll be high on our list of places to try again.

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M
San Diego
118 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour. Prices are terrific pizzas are really good as is the beet salad.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was delicious

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KW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta and lobster dish

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal there and the servers are amazing.

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d
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food quality. Friendly wait staff. Nice outside dining area

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DF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michelle is the best for lunchtime service and knowledge.
She didn’t miss a beat!

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d
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Loud loud loud! Patio set up is really poor. Food was ok but over priced. This is a bar more than a restaurant.

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JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. People were great. The noise level was just too loud. Thankfully we got a table out on the patio which made it more bearable.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, good vibe. Great for couples and families.

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night out! Good food, drinks and laughs!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and vibe

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Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pizza and wine on a snowy day on Maui! Tom was full of aloha and made us feel welcome and provided impeccable service for a long lazy lunch.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Waitress with bad attitude. 945 reaervario

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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HC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Monkeypod Kitchen has pleasant and interesting modern architecture inside and out. Food and drinks are pricey but more reasonable at happy hours. Waiters are in a hurry - not as friendly and happy looking as one expected at such a beautiful place.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. There was a wait of about 15-20 minutes after our reservation time. Overall- great Maui dining experience. Would return.

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JI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great experience when we visit and Service is always excellent! Our server that took care of us was Mariah was also so sweet! It’s always very busy so I highly suggest making reservations!

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L
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wailea Monkeypod Kitchen was once again wonderful! It was a crowded, chilly night and the service and food were both exceptional.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our 3rd time was a charm like the first. The Ahi, Mai tais, and the Sang Royal beer was a perfect finish before we had to leave to go back home. Looking forward to a return !!!

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M
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

They preach Great Mai Tai’s and they were terrible.
Either all sour mix or lime?
Had one two days earlier and was good then went back and they were terrible. You would think for $15 they would he awesome as a Mai tai in the states is $4.95.
Food is OK but not great and if of course very pricey for small portions.
Can’t say I would go back.

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UH
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Good food, good service. Very loud and crowded.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We chose from the high end of the menu, and were underwhelmed. May have had a better experience in what I suppose to be their sweet spot - burgers, tacos, pizza, etc. very loud and jam packed. Good service.

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l
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great service! It was a very enjoyable experience!

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GM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. Crowded. Loud. Still a 15m wait even with reservation. Their Mai tai & Potstickers a must try. Saimin also very good. Fish tacos also good. Will recommend.

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RG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Great menu options and the best ahi tuna I have ever had. I highly recommend!

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We had a seat down reservation at 5pm.
We got to moneypod on time but it took the staff 20 mins to sit us and another 15 mins before we were attended to.
I am majorly disappointed with the service and as a result we missed the happy hour at 530pm.

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GB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual. This is my third time visiting Maui and each time we have gone to MonkeyPod. The food is always great and the drinks are second to none. This will be a regular stop for us whenever we visit the island.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and fresh local food, never disappointed!

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P
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food even the better than last years visit. Ahi tuna cooked to perfection. This is the best value in the Wailea area and food is equal to twice the price at the top tier restaurants. Reserve about 5 p.m. to get in on tail of happy hour.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Everyone loves this joint—you can’t really have any complaints—it’s just super good

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time visit for lunch, not as on point. Burger prepared way underdone, poke tacos not prepared as requested. Server returned much too late to have burger redone. We’re gong back again for dinner before we leave back to the mainland. Hopefully back to my original review.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty good food, loud and fun place.

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YD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fun for a late night bite. The food was well prepared and we enjoyed the tasty drinks. Would recommend for a low key night on the island.

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Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant on Maui!!!!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No Ka Oui - the drink, is perfection. It also covers the overall experience.... there is none better

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The coco corn cowder was the best!

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