Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.6
5703 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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Portland
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food but you couldn’t hear your dining partner across the table, it was so loud in there. Tried again on the patio, but it’s nothing special out there - Come and enjoy good drinks and wonderful food as long as you have good hearing!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience. They even have kids menu!

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best meal all week. Excellent food, fun restaurant

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I look forward to coming here every visit!!

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

Went out with 4 of us for dinner. Was really impressed by appys and drinks, entrees were quite underwhelming for the price. Over priced and not a ton of food on your plate. Awesome vibe in the restaurant. Great place for drinks and a snack. Wouldn’t go for dinner again.

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Nashville
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious and there are so many interesting dishes on the menu.

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Portland
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good overall- had something for everyone. We loved the deviled eggs with lobster!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our fav spots here in Maui- specials are always great! Never disappoints

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G
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always love our visits to Monkeypod. Good food, quick service. Best Mai Tais on the island!

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

Hit up happy hour at MonkeyPod which was awesome!! Even ventured to the pork/pineapple/pesto pizza which didn’t disappoint. Also had appetizer potstickers, fries and the delicious kale salad. Next time we’re orderingyhesamething! We sat outside which was perfect so if you’re sensitive to louder live music, or have littles, I’d recommend a reservation noting you want to sit outside.

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

first time there, resident for 17 years. good quality food, nice selection of food. 1/2 price tapas at the time we were there, so that was a bonus. good experience all around. waiter was very attentive

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends recommended this restaurant for its great vibe and cocktails and food and we were not disappointed. The waitress and staff were EXCELLENT and very attentive.

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

We had a great dinner, seated outside, with a spectacular sunset.

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e
Vancouver
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here for us. Lively scene, very busy glad we had a reservation. Doesn't look like much from the parking lot but quite nice inside. Food was yummy and interesting and fresh. Drinks were goo but pricey. Pies were pricey too but we enjoyed the varied flavours our table shared (big pieces). Not a cheap place but worth it for a special meal out.

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G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 22nd wedding anniversary dinner with our children. We were staying at the four seasons ( which is lovely but wanted to try something different). This place, monkeypod is the best place to dine in my opinion in Maui / Wailea for value ; food ; ambience . Our server was gorgeous and had a lot of sparkle and personality . She also shouted us out anniversary dessert! If you are in Maui you must visit

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance & excellent service — I can not believe that such an ‘organic’ restaurant uses plastic straws !?!! ...just down the street there’s a major fundraiser to help marine life that is hurt & killed by plastics in the ocean ~ this felt so wrong ....PLEASE get rid of yr plastic straws

Tks

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nice location. A bit loud, but it was a nice meal.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite mai tai and ahi on the island!!! We went twice during our vacation! Great service and fantastic food!

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C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Monkeypod kitchen and for Maui...reasonably priced. Highly recommend the Ahi!

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1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The Macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi was especially delicious! Do not miss their mai tai!

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Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service we received from out server was incredible. Nice live music that played softly in the background the gnocchi with kale and mushrooms I had was fabulous which made for an overall great experience ! Will be back soon.

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LM
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Our server, Danny, was fantastic, fun and attentive. Our food was excellent. We highly recommend the kale and mushroom Gnocchi and the macadamia nut Mahi Mahi. The pumpkin patch ravioli appetizer was to die for. We were seated outside by the water feature and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset.

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Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation at 7:45...arrived 7:48...party of 6 included a 4 year old and a two month old...was told table being set up. Had to wait another 10 minutes...no table...finally had to ask to be seated because of the kids and was given a small cramped table. While waiting...other parties of 6 walked in the door and were seated immediately. Food wise...was below average...chicken wings were dry...rib eye steak was very below quality for the price...I would only recommend going there for the mai Tais!!positive note...waiter was good...did his job well!

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JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very loud noise. Food average. Service is good. Location not that great.

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

Love this place!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Mai Tai didn't disappoint! Went for happy hour and had Mai Tais and the truffle and mushroom pizza - so delicious. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We sat outside because inside was a bit loud (not from the music) and it was hard to hear.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a bonafide food and drink snob, this was possibly the best Ahi dish and Mai Tai on the Island. Plan this one on your next trip, you won’t be disappointed.

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Denver
42 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was friendly and efficient. Some of our food was excellent and some just average. For this price point we expected all would be excellent. We will be back to try again some day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My birthday

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TS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was good and the service was very good but we were seated at a table in the bar area and it was very tight. My husband was hit in the head several times because people were standing around the seats at the bar and there was not enough room to get by. Not a good situation when paying that kind of money for a meal.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service here is top notch. Happy Hour is def the way to go if you are on a budget, my date and I ordered apps, one entree, a pizza and a sorbet for just under $100.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Mediocre food with slow service. The Monkeypod in Lahaina is much better.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time with friends and family

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MT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been here several years and this was always a firm favorite of our group. This time we were very disappointed and cancelled our reservations for the rest of the trip. Why? Coordination between waiter, kitchen and food runners was terrible. Food arrived at different times (never 4 at once) and some plates were cold.

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ate here a year ago and it was much better, I used to think they had the best Mai Tai but I think the drinks are being pumped out to fast and quality is down. I think it’s just to busy and the quality of food and bev is being overlooked.

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m
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE it there!! Never disappoints!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was incredible, complex and memorable. Creativity of the cocktails matched the food & service.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey but great food

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve dinner at the bar was fantastic. Thanks Jake for great service and mai tais.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve in Maui. Had a very nice meal with friends also on vacation. Couldn’t book a large group table on-line so had to book as separate tables. They were able to get us beside each other.

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