Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.6
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7130 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good cocktails, good server who is attentive. Free coconut cream pie for my mom's birthday. We've been here once before and the food was excellent, I had the special and it was a plate clearing experience.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal overall experience

ME
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent lunch with very flavorful food. My wife has a mai tai as well, and greatly enjoyed it. We will return when we are vack in Maui.

M
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Liked it so much the first time, we came-back 3 days later. Staff is super and good. Will be back!

G
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar none- the best Mai Tai on the planet! And the Ahi Tuna Melt... glorious!!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fun. The restaurant is fun; youth oriented. Food was superb but not fancy.

CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Not what people were boasting about, so so food that lacks creativity and technique. Staff was ok but not great- kinda moody all around. It was a bit loud due to the performer that was there but he was good.

DF
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got a nice table outside- thus, noise level manageable. Great mai tais! Great appetizers- lobster deviled eggs and potstickers- both yummy. Our waitress Amanda was awesome. Our friend ordered a burger medium and it came very well done. Big disappointment- but Amanda took it off the bill and her manager gave us one slice of pie free! My husband had a pizza (sausage and such), our other friend had fish tacos and I had fish and chips- all yummy. We had chocolate macadamia brittle pie and coconut pie! Former to die for, latter pretty darn good! Left happy and full of yummy food! Amanda is the best!

M
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing!! Good, fun energy!!!!!

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We already have recommended to some fellow tourists we met. We try to make a trip to Monkeypod every time we visit Maui. Our server was great, we will be back!

ME
Nashville
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! The mai tais are first-rate and fish tacos were the very freshest. Made another reservation before we left!

r
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the weather was great. Monkey pod Wailea always has an upbeat lively atmosphere. There’s live music and great drinks and food. It’s our go to place when we have visitors to Maui. I’ve never had the wood fired pizza but it’s looks and smells great. I usually get the fish and lobster pasta. Sometimes it’s a little too spicy and salty for me but usually it’s right on depending on the chef that day. Of course every recommends their Mai Tai’s. Personally I live the wine selections and haven’t been disappointed yet. In short make sure you check it out.

RD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Do t waist your time or money as you can tell I think the place stinks but they need fifty words for the review

SB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait person was Annie. She made our experience! Fun and lovely lady.

SJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience here! Casual, fun, energetic environment with great food and excellent service! Our server was attentive and made the experience even better!

KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Portions were small, food was tasty
Very noisy could hardly carry on conversation
without yelling

G
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

High density, noisy for quality food and drinks.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our son has severe food allergies, and the staff at the Monkeypod go out of their way to ensure a safe and super fun experience for him. Delicious cocktails!

d
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Waiter was great but prices to expensive for what it was

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Have eaten there before this time the food was so salty and over seasoned we sent it back

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful as always at the M.P. Mai Tai’s to die for ...
Chicken wings the best I’ve ever had ... potstickers that have an addictive chemical added that make you crave them fortnightly....
And the fries... oh the trufffle fries 😭, so good!

MH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Our server Ryan took amazing care of us and described the menu perfectly! It’s a must for anyone visiting and locals alike!

GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy and a reservation is a good idea. Good food, friendly service. Good for lunch or dinner.
We enjoyed our dinner.

S
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fresh food , Mai tai drink is my favorite ...

MK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great happy hour!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice afternoon

DL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice menu options and food we ordered was excellent. The mahi mahi turned basic fish & chips into something special. Eat outside on the patio if you can.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you go to eat an one place on Maui make it Monkey pod. Incredible food, and try and sit outside as it's a beautiful view of the sunset and less noisy. Ended up buying the cookbook as the food was that good.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Loud and busy, so don’t look for a quiet intimate affair-highly recommend.

DK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME! We were there with a group on Wed. and liked it so much that we came right back to the hotel and booked a reservation for two on Friday night. LOVED everything about it and would love to return!

NG
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food and service was outstanding!

CT
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was absolutely delicious. Definitely noisy though

H
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mahi-mahi of the weeks dining. Potstickers Devine and the pizza over the top. Best nonalcoholic beverages!

JD
London
55 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour prices and amazing drinks. Deviled eggs amazing (not on hh menu) request outside seating for amazing sunset views.

S
Portland
49 reviews