Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea
Hopping place - lots of people but we were seated on time and service was great.
We tried all of the top rated restaurants in Wailea and were underwhelmed. So, we ended up going back to Monkey Pod 3 times! Always the best food and service. We loved sitting on the patio to the back of the restaurant because it was romantic and quieter! The fish is the freshest you can find and the cocktails are spectacular!
Tim the bartender was the bomb. Not only did he mix up some tasty libations but he was more than happy to explain drinks, the menu, and the specials to anyone that asked. The restaurant was hopping as was the bar but you’d have thought you were the only guest in the place. Danny our waiter was equally
Sitting outside was much quieter and could still hear the fantastic live music on the speakers!
On our week trip to Wailea, Maui we ended up eating at Monkeypod 3 times! The food was awesome but, What kept us coming back was the service. We were on our honeymoon and the servers made it important to celebrate us and our new journey. My husband was also unsure about the famous Mi Thai and next thing you know the server brings us one to try on the house. Exceptional staff. Beyond impressed. Can’t wait for our next trip back to paradise just to hit up our new favorite restaurant. Oh and that strawberry cream pie..... heaven!
Only worth going for the mai tai, food way over priced
Just too loud to enjoy our meal. Service was not on point as well. Good food though always saves the day.
Monkeypod is one of our favorites. The food and service never disappoints. Jed was great. The food was even better.
Busy place where dropping in without a reservation means you’re I’ll wait. OpenTable is your friend and when we arrived the second day with a reservation in hand we were shown to our table on time. The food was delicious and the drinks were as good as advertised. We happen to arrive at appy time which was well worth it.
Phenomenal food! Can’t wait to go back to Maui just for Monkeypod!
We highly recommend. Food was delicious & flavorful. Our server had wonderful recommendations and was very friendly. We'll definitely go back when we visit Maui again.
The experience was hampered by the loud music, and very loud crowd.
Waiter was excellent and professional! Food amazing
We go to the Monkeypod every time we are in Maui. Love the staff and the food. Unfortunately we made reservations and can’t find parking! We got lucky as a staff from Monkeypod was leaving and told my husband to follow him for the parking space. As popular the restaurant is I’m afraid I’m discouraged to go again unless they improve the parking situation!
The service was excellent, best we had on Maui! We went for Happy Hour, the pizzas and the potstickers were delicious. The highlight was the Mai Tai! So delicious and unique with the foam topper. So sad we only went once.
The only problem with this place is that too many people know about it. Everything is just great.
Reservations do not matter. Expect to wait. Great location, average food and service
50th bday. Great experience
The convenience of this location is the best thing it has going. The food was not bad but ok. It came out extremely fast which tells me it is definitely prepared ahead of time. It was quite busy and the bar was very full. We did not have drinks so I can’t comment on them. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.
Our waiter, Tim, made our dining experience so enjoyable. Very knowledgeable about the menu. Our fish entrees were excellent. The one non-fish eater in our group felt there wasn’t much on the menu for her to choose from. She requested “no pink” in her burger, but it arrived cooked “medium “ and mostly pink. Cocktails were fabulous!
Fantastic food, my Ahi was cooked to perfection. Great apps, friendly service
A great night !
I am only giving it a 4 star because it was extremely loud. Our server was outstanding, food exceptional and service was quick. Will return if we get back to Maui.
LOVE this place! The staff is friendly and makes guests feel special. The food is fantastic - my favorite is the kalua pork and pineapple wood-fired pizza. The Mai Tai with the honey lillikoi foam on top is out of this world. Sitting outside feels amazing and offers a beautiful view, especially at sunset! LOVE IT!
Great food and atmosphere! Corn chowder was flavorful and to die for. Yum!
Babymoon visit. We got pumpkin raviolis, potstickers, cucumber and avocado salad, truffle mushroom pizza, and strawberry pie. The raviolis and potstickers were amazing. The truffle oil mushroom pizza was just ok. It had no truffle flavor at all and wasn’t very flavorful. The strawberry pie was better last time we had it—I think they put less fresh strawberries on it this time. The more strawberries, the better!
We were visiting Maui and went there a couple of nights our last night we had a waiter name Jake who was very knowledgeable about the menu and was excellent at his job. He made our dining experience very enjoyable and memorable!
Shayna was amazing!! She really went above and beyond with a fabulous experience! The only bummer was our outside seat on the side patio. A lot of bugs buzzing us. Also the sun was right in our eyes. It would be nice to screen in the side like the front patio.
Ate at the bar
Jake was great
Craft cocktails and food sublime!
Absolutely one of the highlights of our trip to Maui- we’re going back for a second dinner! Service, food, atmosphere were all fantastic!!!! Highly recommend- make sure you take time to make a reservation
Good but noisy place....
AMAZING FOOD! The mai tais are also incredible with a honey foam on top. We went for happy hour which included a lot of specials! Highly recommend the ahi as well
Went for a business lunch and had Jesse as personable friendly server. Salad was good size to share. Bulgogi Tacos were tasty and fish and chips were crunchy and yummy. Had a few glasses of sparkling rosè and liquid farm flat rosè. Was great to see both mgr jon and jason :)) We will both be back to see Douglas as your new server is doing a great job
Great place to eat lunch or dinner they have live music on certain days and the menu is quite exquisite a little mix of everything the fish options are phenomenal as they are literally fresh catch of the day better get there early for that coz they always ran out at first sitting, staff are very friendly beer options are long and so as their wine definitely a place to go to vibe here is different than the one in kaanapali i must say, this one one is the best! by the way if your looking to have a good server i recommend getting assigned to jed!
A great place if you are looking for a vibrant, high energy atmosphere. Always a musician providing live music during the evening. Food is amazing, but save room for a piece of pie!
Our favorite restaurant in Wailea! Go for happy four and get half price appetizers and $10 pizzas. The cocktails are handcrafted, original and delicious!
Last night in Maui!
Our favorite, go-to restaurant when visiting Maui. The food is exceptional and the mai tais are the best we've ever had!
The food was amazing. We had the Saimin noodles and fish special both were excellent. For desert, we had the chocolate and coconut cream pies which were amazing. Our server, Tony, was gracious and expertly answered all our questions. We highly recommend Monkeypod!
Excellent food and service. Sit on patio to avoid noisy dining room and also for great view of sunset.