Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.6
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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
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E
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the fish burger and fish and chips. Have had far better on Maui- and we expected better for the price. Raw fish was excellent.

g
Houston
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Everything was fine but nothing special. The bar had a nice feel. The ambiance was the best thing about the place. The fish tacos and fish and chips were not as good as several other places we tried. Service was pleasant but a bit distracted.

SR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Happy Hour we have had on Maui yet!! Excellent service and loved the background music.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good , server was great but this is a really noisy place ....if you want to go and go crazy with a group or large family it’s perfect ....however if you want to try and have a conversation with friends or your partner pretty much impossible...so choose your reason for going or perhaps request a table outside...

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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F
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Happy hour is the only true value. Drinks are over priced at 15 dollars for a cocktail. The food was adequate. Not exceptional as would be expected by the prices. The ambiance is lively and fun- it is a busy energetic place. If this was not a tourist destination it would not survive. The fish special was not: it was a meagre portion and dry. The discounted prices at Happy Hour are a much more realistic reflection of value. The service was personable and appropriately attentive.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful
Marvelous! Excellent service

d
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun vibe with very good service. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Staff was very friendly. Our meal was good and the mai tais were excellent!

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was highly recommended but didn’t quite deliver what we expected. It was good, but not the “great” food or experience that it was described to be. It’s a good restaurant, but not necessarily a place that I would suggest for anything special.

GW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server, Chealsey, was “on it”! Lots of excellent teamwork! Food was delicious and the “timing” was spot on! We waited a bit longer to sit on the patio! It was worth the wait! We had fresh fish! Excellent! Overall, a perfect evening! I suggest making a reservation! Always busy! The very best Mai Tai cocktails on the island.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shae our server was AWESOME! Great vibe!

M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most fantastic Mai Tais. Wonderful food. Very friendly wait staff. Love it

EW
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Pizza pitiful....but Mai tai great.

KF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was excellent but our waitress literally gave us a dirty look when we said we weren’t going to have drinks. Some people simply don’t drink.

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live entertainment during Happy Hour is a big plus. The restaurant felt electric with happy and at the same time relaxing while chatting with friends over dinner! Wish they had more live music in the evening dinners.

JT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live music. Service was outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From food to service you can’t go wrong with Monkeypod kitchen! We have gone everyday since we got to Maui and will probably go again before we leave! Their Mai Tai is the best!

MH
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Monkeypod and will definitely be going back there myself!

NW
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Monkeypod. Best mai Tais by far. Annie made our dining experience fantastic. This place has it dialed in. Great food. Empowered and happy and engaging servers. Absolute joy. We look forward to next time.

F
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt, our server provided excellent service. When I was concerned about the “rub” on the filet mignon he checked w the kitchen to ensure there were some that were plain.

We’ve dined here multiple times & always pleased w the Monkeypod

PM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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BF
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Nicole was fantastic. We had the pink snapper special of the day in a curry sauce + the poke tacos and deviled eggs. All outstanding dishes. We come here every year and have never been disappointed.

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jake was our waiter, made our evening perfect. Food was outstanding, however, a bit loud

B
Manitoba
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a great time. My pizza was great but everyone else said their pizza was just okay. The mai tais were fantastic. Back home to Canada now. Loved it. Can’t wait to come back. Mahalo.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we will definitely return!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, especially Lisa was amazing. She is extremely good at her job and very attentive. The food and ambiance was out of this world. This wasn’t the first time and definitely won’t be the last time we come here. Thank you for everything!

t
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastically chill on a night after Thanksgiving. Apps are always solid. Great cocktails and well put-together wine list.

c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jake was great as was the food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was the quintessential professional! Perfect service and incredibly friendly. The food was fantastic as ever. Full traditional turkey dinner with complementary sandwiches to go! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving family dinner and will return again and again!!

OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good Thanksgiving dinner. Slice of pie would have been a nice touch for the $45/plate price tag. An extra sandwich to take home was a nice though. Our server was awesome, I think her name was Tracy or Stacy. Well organized and lots of staff to get people in and out without feeling rushed.

DM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service and atmosphere. Cannot wait to go back.

OB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving and wedding anniversary

PD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We ordered the Thanksgiving special and the food was warm at best.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music in side was a little too loud, but we are outside and our service was outstanding! The food was fantastic and the mai tai was amazing!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was quite slow and my order didn’t come out correctly.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly! I was treated like family

DM
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Good wait staff. The fish tacos are amazing.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good. From the salad to the wings and entrees we really enjoyed our meal.

f
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun vibe, great server and service, best mai tais! Food is pricey for casual fare but it was really good and I’d definitely go back.

M
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anyone looking for a Man Tai should come to Monkey Pod. They make the best Man Tai on the islands.