Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

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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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was fantastic and staff was very nice. Only issue we had was the outdoor seating. Flies and bugs were unbearable the whole dining experience. Bug zapper, fans, or anything to keep them away would have been greatly appreciated.

I
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Interesting food, great service, tween friendly

LG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mai Tai in Wailea!

F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here because we heard of the famous Mai Tais—they did not disappoint! Super unique and delicious Mai Tais; loved the Bourgeois pizza, mixed greens salad, and poke tacos. The sunset was gorgeous from their also.

DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Had a great time!

AS
New England
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat on outside deck- went for Happy Hour-Don’t miss. So many great options on menu but to pass up happy hour menu insane. Amazing pizza, chicken wings to die for and pot stickers amazing! All polished off with the best mai tai on the island!

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

My hub and & I had dinner here while on vacation. We had an 8:15 reservation but arrived a little earlier & were taken back right on time. So glad we had a reservation because it’s clearly a popular dining option with sooo many people waiting. Our server was fantastic. Dinner was good - I had the pork & pineapple pizza & my husband has the fish tacos. The coconut cream pie was the star though! Definitely get dessert!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My husband and I came here for dinner during our trip to Maui. We each started off with a Mai Tai, and for food we ordered the Kauai Shrimp & Hamakua Mushroom Potstickers and Poke Tacos as apps, the Avocado & Cucumber salad, and Chef ’s Nightly Seafood Special. Sadly, we were both very disappointed in the food. The dumplings were OK- not bad, but nothing special, the poke tacos were quite bland and disappointing, especially considering how amazing the poke is on the island. The avocado salad was probably the most disappointing, as it is literally just chopped avocado, tomato, cucumber, and jalepeño. The description states a chili lime vinaigrette, but if this was on there, it it did not add any flavor and I had to add salt. The fish was probably the best of the meal, but again, nothing memorable and I would say was just "OK". The best part of the meal were definitely the Mai Tais- that lilikoi foam is delicious!! If there is a next time we will just come for drinks.

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

The food was delicious! Service was on point. I especially liked how our waiter acknowledged my 6 year old son and asked if we wanted to get anything started right away for him. It was a little too loud for my liking. But would definitely go again.

b
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Monkey Pod. The menu variety is great because there is something for every taste and appetite level.

m
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Waitstaff was fantastic. A must eat at place.

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

A really fun place with live music and great food, all at reasonable prices. I would highly recommend as a welcome break from the resorts.

TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish it was a surprise, we loved It!

V
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good pizza and salad—John’s music was relaxing and just perfect during dinner.

l
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful experience. Have gone back several times within a weeks stay. Iis exactly what a happy hour should be, with amazing staff and service. A must on your list for this place!!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My Bourgeois pizza was burned on the bottom (much more than would be expected) and I was disappointed. My wife’s Margarita pizza was fantastic. Service was not good at all. I asked the waitress for a straw prior to starting my pizza and didn’t receive it until I had finished eating. Furthermore, we waited on our ticket for a long time, all the while we could see our waitress carrying on an extended conversation with what appeared to be a friend. We were seated outside and watched her more than 10 minutes. Finally I asked another waiter for our ticket. It was our anniversary.

LM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service! Happy to return one day!

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

This is our thirds time here. We come every time we go to Maui! Going back tonight!

AP
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it so much we are there twice during our vacation! The burger was super good!

EO
Hawaii
128 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Happy hour drinks and appetizers are an outstanding deal. The wide variety of appetizers make a good meal itself. And don’t forget the pies.....so good, the best around. Great attentive server was Lisa, always with a smile.

JL
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good as always Had reservations but still waited 20 min to be seated. Said they had to wait for servers to start shift LOL

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. My husband and I both ordered the seafood special and we were not disappointed. They gave us a complimentary dessert to celebratw our anniversary. Patrick was the mist attentive server ever!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat in Wailea! The Mahi Mahi was fresh and the ambiance was incredible.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!!

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, server was awesome and the atmosphere was perfect. At outside and it is a little quieter than inside.

L
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice outside dining. Cocktails, as always were excellent. Wonderful pizza special. Overall it was another great Monkeypod experience.

OT
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visit this location several times now. Good location, service and food but wishing they’d refresh some menu items so that it becomes new again! Maybe a new flatbread?

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Food was so good that we ordered take out the next day for lunch!

SB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ended up eating at the bar. Our bartender made our experience exquisite. He was easy going and made us feel welcome and at ease in every way possible. Food and drinks were delicious. There is a long bar and the bar seats were very comfortable.

w
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Monkey Pod! We had the Poke tacos and the fish sandwich and tacos. Gelato and Coconut cream pie were awesome and not to mention the mai tais! Great place to enjoy the live music and sunset views from the covered patio. Leslie was a great server and was super attentive!

LL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not eaten at Monkeypod for while, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the quality has not suffered, in fact is was even better than we remembered. The food was excellent, and the service was impeccable. I had the filet, which was cooked to perfection, and the green beans were just crunchy enough and delicious. My husband had the opakapaka and raved about it. The lilikoi pie for dessert got my taste buds watering and I couldn't wait to finish it the next day.

SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, fun atmosphere, excellent service, fantastic drinks, super nice people great bartender. We will go back!

KB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere and great drink menu. The pork tacos were amazing! The salad was not a highlight, but you can’t win ‘em all. Overall, we definitely enjoyed our experience.

B
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation at 5:30, but arrived at 5 - and were seated right away! The service was really good and the food was great (with the exception of burnt crust on a few pieces of my pizza.

Our dessert was sooo fine - but the win (as usual) goes to the Mai Tai(s) I had. Best on island!!

NS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good American food and very good cocktails. We had the gnocchi which was excellent and the fish and chips which was just ok. The bartender special cocktail was great, Mai Tai’s were good.
Our service could have been much much better. We probably had very high expectations based on the reviews, and they didn’t live up to that. Overall a fair experience, but can skip for more local options if you’re in the area and have only a few days.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious . Mai Tais definitely the best in Maui .. I highly recommend this place and the service was exceptionally!

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have considered the Monkeypod many times in the past, however we had a few people tell us how great it was and assure me I could find something I could eat there, as I am very picky! It was awesome!! While very loud, it was not annoying and it fit the setting. Our server Tom, was OUTSTANDING! So personable and friendly!! The food was so good and we will be going back again!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

AP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

You will not have a bad meal! Pizza selections are always a great choice and more reasonably priced. Good to share as an appetizer (6 slices) or as a meal meal. Great beer selections. One of our “go to” places whenever we’re in
Maui!

RB
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only complaint is having a 5;45 reservation, got there 10 min early and seated at 6:30ish. Food was amazing!!!! Services was good

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