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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, food recommendations and taste was amazing... Happy hour definitely is the time to go, exterior patio has awesome views and a great variety of different tastes...

OT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view, our server, the food, and price was awesome! We loved our experience and plan to go back again!

AS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Do not miss this restaurant if visiting Maui!

d
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Monkeypod Kitchen as often as we can. This trip was just a week so this time once. When we are here for a month in the winter, we’re there 3 or 4 times. I can’ get enough of the Kale Salad. Yum!

M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very noisy inside! Thank goodness we had an outside table reserved. Very small portions, very expensive! Way overpriced! Tiny little Caesar salad was almost $18!
It was our anniversary and they did nothing to acknowledge 🙁 Disappointing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine with fresh fish options ! Prices are great also. Sit outside breeze is awesome !

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

Great wait staff. We love Annie! Mai Tai are the best.

AJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat

B
Hawaii
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just another perfect evening at Wailea Monkeypod
Come whenever on the island and have NEVER been disappointed.
Great views, great ambiance, great service (thanks Annie) great food and great drinks.
Just a perfect place to go!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning again to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Excellent food! Tony our server was responsive and provided a fabulous dining experience!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Happy Hour is a must! 3-5:30pm everyday. Mai Tai’s are amazing!

M
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!! Best macadamia crusted mahi!!! We love this place! The mahi tacos were outrageous as well. We’ll definitely return here when we return to Maui!

b
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Best I can say is it’s “ok”
Left wondering why everyone raves about this place. It was average at best.

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

Monkeypod was incredible. Excellent services, food and beverages! 5 stars!

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

Wow, what an experience. The food, our server Matt. Could have eaten there everyday. Definitely will be back, the mai tais were insanely delicious

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Don’t bother with this place

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

Amazing service from Jed. Food tasted great. Overall perfect dinner experience

T
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are going again before we leave Maui. Food and drinks were very good. Their Mai Tai drinks are crazy good and unique. Great happy hour specials. Service was very good. The servers don’t just deliver the food and say enjoy they actually take the time to tell you all about the ingredients used to make the dish. Very popular restaurant. Make reservations. Lots of people waiting outside to get a table.

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

Excellent! Some of the best food I have ever tasted!

R
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of many many trips, won't be our last! We love this place!

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service!

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

Bartender Morgan was super friendly. Great food and ambiance.

DM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never fails to be the best restauant on Maui. Food, service and atmosphere are amazing.

M
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food with creative menu. Loud atmosphere and a young boisterous clientele. Be ready for a lot of background noise. Server was friendly and researched a wine for us when she did not have experience, a big plus. Not bad at all, but not tops on our food experiences in Maui. Maybe best to try an off night and an earlier or later time. We went on a Friday ay 7:45 and waited at least 15 minutes past our reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good; service was attentive but not intrusive; our reservation was honored in a prompt manner. I know it’s Maui, but value received for money spent was just not there.

We can say we’ve been to the Monkey Pod Kitchen, but there are so many better dining values that we will not likely return.

CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent!!!

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

The food was great and service was exceptional. Great variety of craft beers on tap. The cocktails were very elaborate and well crafted. Also tasty!

JJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal at Monkeypod Wailea. Sat outside on the patio at a table in the corner by the waterfall. Service was amazing - waiter was good at directing us to the best items on the menu based on what we were in the mood for. Oh and the Mai Tai....beyond words amazing!!

K
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to Monkeypod twice on our visit to Maui, because we liked it so much the first time we went there for lunch we decided to make a dinner reservation. The lunch was impeccable, the waiter had a lot of personality and that made it all the more enjoyable but dinner was a bit less enjoyable. The waitress spoke so quietly that we couldn't hear here over all the noise of the restaurant. There was a live band that played for a bit upon arriving for dinner but left before our meals came, the din of people talking was the real problem, it was too loud for me personally. The meal was fantastic though! The pizza's are great, the pie is delectable and the appetizers and salads are spot-on. I would definitely go back, just for the food but probably only at lunch. Also worth noting that it appears they keep most of the same menu items available for both dinner and lunch but the same menu items cost more at dinner.

SB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour and loved the food and drinks. Great cocktails here.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the setting, even thought it’s expensive - it’s worth it!

RR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service are first class. It’s very noisy and crowded with people waiting for tables. Hint...make a reservation it really helps. The food is terrific and it’s worth the wait.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent cocktails. Good food and service.

RB
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While visiting Wailea, we dined at Monkeypod. This is a very busy restaurant so be sure to have reservations. It is noisy inside, so be aware. Food and service were excellent. Had a great experience, and look forward to dining there on my next trip to Maui

OT
Orange County
84 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated two important events and we are so happy we picked Monkeypod restaurant. We sat on the patio, enjoyed the sunset and from our poke appetizer, two fish special, mahi mahi and steak dishes we were all very impressed. Our waitress was extremely nice and took great care of all our needs. The strawberry pie and passion fruit pies were delicious! We will definitely leat here again when we return to Maui!

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience as always. Thank you for hosting us once again.

OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom was dope

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The strawberry cream pie was out of this world amazing!

SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great drinks (the Mai Tai is stupendous), phenomenal food. This is the “go to” Maui restaurant. Farm fresh and phenomenal local microbrew list!

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