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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea, Kihei, HI
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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.7
4.7
7924 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Open for dine-in service daily from 11 AM to 10 PM! We accept reservations and walk-ins, and offer both inside and outside dining. Happy Hour daily from 3:30pm-5:00pm! 1/2 off selective appetizers, $12 Pizzas, Draft Beers- $2 off, Wines by the Glass- $3 off, all Handcrafted Culinary Cocktails- $4 off. Come celebrate the craft of food, drink, and merrimaking!

Our chef driven concept is led 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 199 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 891-2322

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman / Cory Waite

  • Private party contact

    Please contact the restaurant directly: (808) 891-2322

  • Neighborhood

    Wailea

  • Cross street

    Wailea Ike Drive

  • Parking details

    Large public lot with ample parking.

  • Entertainment

    We feature daily entertainment from 1:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock. Please visit our website to see our Music line up.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,924 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Maui

    Best Overall

  • Maui

    Best Service

  • Maui

    Hot spot

  • Maui

    Lively

  • Maui

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Too noisy and frantic, will never go back, not my kind of dining, more like a fast food experience but more expensive!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful but it was too noisy.
  3. DW

    DebieW

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great drinks. Thanks
  4. C

    Carnivore500

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We are regulars going often 2-3 times a week. It happened twice now that at dinner (never at lunch) the food was overly salty. Good staff seems hard to get.
  5. L

    Leddy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great waiter, made our day
  6. PT

    PamT

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and we had an outstanding server.
  7. BW

    BWillyI

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were seated right away at our reservation time and our server was very prompt and friendly. Our cocktails were delivered in no time and our order was taken. Unfortunately, our main meals arrived before our appetizer. The fish and chips was excellent, but the fish tacos weren’t up to usual standards, the fish was cool and not very flavorful. Our chicken wings then arrived and the server mentioned that we wouldn’t be charged for them. Our server recommended a bottle of wine that we enjoyed, but he did not refill glasses, even though he came by several times. He also did not refill water glasses. This was a more laid back approach from our previous visits to Monkeypod Kitchen.
  8. h

    happynpdx

    Portland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal. Love the corn soup, fish and chips and, of course, the best Mai Tai’s in all of Maui!!
  9. b

    bubzinel

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome service and quite a unique Mai Tai!
  10. EY

    EddieY

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Good food, great service (Ryan) fun atmosphere. Your wine menu is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  11. EL

    EvLen

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fabulous famous Mai Tai and food. Interior atmosphere can be super loud. Go for a table outside. Service is wonderful.
  12. AB

    AmyBlackwell

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maui Oma French-pressed coffee was amazing~!! Fish tacos were delicious and the coco corn chowder was really good…!!! Service was awesome & ambience was nice. A great spot when on the Wailea side of Maui~!!
  13. EV

    ErykahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING! Is definitely a spot to go when you visit Maui. My favorite top dishes were the Poke Tacos, Pumpkin Patch Ravioli, and Bulgogi Pork Tacos.
  14. AL

    ArdithL

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers to Monkeypod and we enjoyed it very much, and Ruby, our server, was very personable!
  15. w

    wyomingdinner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great night spending time with my family
  16. F

    Froghaven

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mai Tai lived up to reputation although quite strong. Fish and chips were very good. Server was excellent. Music was pleasant. Hostess was attentive during short wait.
  17. HH

    HeatherH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Seated right next to the very loud kitchen. Not great for intimate conversation. On vacation and really looked forward to this meal. Food and service were good. They should not seat a couple there.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Heather, Thank you for your review and kind words. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  18. LB

    LaurenB

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The head hostess is not nice!!! I asked to speak to the manager. We had a reservation. She sat us at the kitchen bar. We didn’t want that. We wanted a regular table. She then sat us at a high top right next to the loud singer. We said we wanted a regular table per our reservation. She got very nasty, told us it would be another half hour. We asked for the manager who then sat us right away.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and concerns with us. I apologize that you had a less than desirable visit. We care deeply about our guests, and would love the opportunity to explore how we can improve moving forward. Please contact me directly at duriostegui@monkeypodkitchen.c om. if you wish to discuss this matter further. Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  19. RW

    RossanaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The pizza with pork and pineapple is excellent as was my Mai Tai. The say saimen soup was very salty. The broth was inedible because of it.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  20. SG

    StephG

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Average experience. Not bad, but not amazing. On the pricier side, more touristy than anything. Much better options on the island. But while you’re here, definitely try the Mai Tai!

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Steph, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  21. KT

    KT123

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good energy and great waiter. Food and drink was good/OK but nothing special. Nice place but wouldn’t rush back.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  22. j

    jcozn2

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool atmosphere, great and friendly service, and the bulgogi tacos and kalua pork pineapple pizza were amazing while the Mai Thais lived up to the hype!

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Jcozn, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  23. CT

    CTLocal

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Went to Monkeypod in Wailea on a Thursday evening with my boyfriend while on vacation in Maui. The famed mai tai and food were terrific. The staff, and our waitress, Annie, were prompt, helpful and friendly. So many things about Monkeypod are spot on. The noise level and business of this place was intense. If you like a really loud, hopping atmosphere, then you'd enjoy Monkeypod. If you are seeking something a little more low key, then you might shop for other dinner options. (Can't speak to lunch time.)

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and that Annie provided amazing service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and atmosphere. Great service, friendly staff, and the best MaiTai in all of Hawaii!

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a fun experience with friends

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  27. JH

    JulianneH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing dinner. The food was delicious and our waiter was awesome. Definitely would recommend!!

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our evening at Monkeypods. Service was excellent, and the meal was superb.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  29. s

    sgmiller

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service, nice music which wasn't too loud.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Sgmiller, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  30. m

    mikew

    Montana

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Russel. Fantastic waiter

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Mike, Thank you so much for your kind words and five-star rating. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and that Russell provided amazing service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  31. UF

    UFoxMakena

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner and really enjoyed the live enterainment

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  32. LB

    LindaB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank You, from our Greeter(!) to Flynn our amazing Server to the outstanding Food and ambience…. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. Mahalo

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Linda! Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are so happy that you had such a wonderful dining experience and that Flynn provided great service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  33. L

    Lisalou59

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  34. JM

    JasonM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is really solid, see I've off the charts.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Jason, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, Mai tai was excellent! A little pricey.

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and five-star rating. We are thrilled that you had such an excellent dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  36. WG

    WayneG

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great pizzas & apps, great service; very small Mai Tai (good, though).

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha Wayne, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    $24 for the reg fish sandwich with a couple of table spoons of coleslaw was not great value. I think the food could be better

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish and chips were terrific and the fish tacos superb! Get yourself a piece of pie! The strawberry was our favorite!! Highly recommend this place!!

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  39. C

    Cheesefreak

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Non- live Music plating was a little loud at times making it hard to converse

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

  40. JT

    JamesT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food has gotten really salty…

    Monkeypod Kitchen - WaileaResponded 5 days agoAloha James, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you pointing out areas for improvement and we will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Mahalo, Danny Uriostegui Monkeypod Kitchen Restaurant Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 891-2322.

Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea is rated 4.7 stars by 7924 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 199 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

10 Wailea Gateway Place, Unit B-201, Kihei, HI 96753

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wailea Ike Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Wailea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large public lot with ample parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Merriman / Cory Waite

  • Entertainment

    We feature daily entertainment from 1:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock. Please visit our website to see our Music line up.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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