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

4.7
4.7
8697 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Aloha, we are open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm, with our last seating available at 9:45pm. We accept reservations & reserve a large amount of space for walk-ins. If your desired reservation is not available, please join our waitlist in person daily. Happy Hour is available daily from 3:30pm-5:00pm (excluding select holidays).

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

11:00 PM


Booked 183 times today

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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

What 8,697 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Contemporary American

  • Hawaii

    Most Booked

  • Maui

    Kid-friendly

  • Maui

    Good for groups

  • Maui

    Hot spot

  • Maui

    Lively

  • Maui

    Most Booked

8,697 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After eating at the top and most expensive restaurants in the area that are ridiculous with what they are charging these days. Monkeypod is every bit as good yet still reasonable. Plus what they are doing for victims of the Lahaina fire is wonderful.

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  2. JulieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails and service were fantastic. We are from the UK and we would definitely recommend Monkeypod Kitchen.

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  3. Rabbit

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The back ground music was terrible and very annoying! Otherwise it was perfect.

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  4. JamesO

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The service was quick. Waiter forgot to bring my drink.

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  5. Carnivore500

    Denver

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always very enjoyable food and drinks. Just the live music could change sometimes. Always the same rhythm computer.

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  6. AnnaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Mai Tai. Sidney was a wonderful waitress and took good care of us. The food was really good. We will be going back for happy hour.

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  7. HeidiW

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes, would definitely recommend MonkeyPod. Excellent food and excellent service! Already visited 3 times on our current Hawaii visit. You won't be disappointed.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monkey Pod in Wialea is always a must for us when we stay in Kihei. The Mai Tais are out of this world and the food is wonderful. Our server, Alissa, went out of her way to make sure we had a good time. Hope to see her there again really soon!

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  9. JeanY

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the lobster deviled eggs, fish & chips, and fish special. The food exceeded expectations! The mai tais are EXTREMELY strong.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment! Love coming here and the Mai Tai's are the best on the island. Pizza was delicious.

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  11. crazy4u

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner but beware of the little birds above your head when sitting outside One birdie left a surprise about an inch from my husband dinner plate.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fish tacos, pizza, excellent drinks, music at Happy Hour and the best, cheerful staff!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Was there during Happy Hour but did not receive happy hour pricing

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  14. Gary

    Seattle

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    I don’t eee what all the hype is about. The service was slow and I ordered a medium rare hamburger and was served a well done piece of charcoal. Can’t believe they would actually serve that. They took it off the bill but that was the least they could do. Left hungry and disappointed.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strong cocktails, great food & live music was an added bonus!

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  16. Howeaii

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy to be able to get a table in late September, but said that Maui businesses are suffering due to to the mixed messages about visitors coming to the island. We decided to come for the day from Honolulu to celebrate our anniversary, and after checking all the reviews and menus for restaurants in the area decided to go with one we knew would deliver a great experience. We’ve dined at all the Monkeypod locations now, including the new Waikīkī restaurant- the Kihei one is the OG and the dining experience is the level you’d expect from the Merriman group: 5 stars across the board.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant with live music. We came here 3 times in 4 days. Everything we tried was delicious. Highly recommend the Mai Tai, Mango Magic, Ahi steak, macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahj, coco corn chowder, pumpkin ravioli, and strawberry pie. Steven was probably the best server I’ve ever experienced. Thank you.

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  18. Mark

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, great food. Ahi was surprisingly not as awesome as usual.

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  19. ScottA

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Very friendly with great food and excellent Mai Tai.

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  20. GerriC

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mai tai out of this world. Cold beer. Lobster crusted mongchong was one of the best I’ve had.

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  21. Jenn

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    We were seated at the bar without being asked if we preferred a table (which we did). The pizza crust was burned on the edges but soggy in the middle.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great value for happy hour. Try the no ka oi for something milder than their mai tais.

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  23. AnnetteC

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve, our server, was awesome! His suggestions for drinks & food were right on, every bite was delicious.

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  24. Nick

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really some of the best food (fresh, vibrant, flavorful) and absolutely one of the best servers we have ever had! The cocktails were totally worth it.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Monkeypod continues to be a hotspot and crowd favorite for the Wailea region. Quite busy! The Kalua Pork and Pineapple pizza with pesto was better than ever! Perfect match with Big Island Kona Brewery Pilsner!

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  26. becky

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place!! Our waiter was fabulous!! Food and drinks were wonderful! It was such a fun place!!

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  27. TruthBeTold

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    The food is excellent. The drinks are great. The staff friendly. This is a place that your richest or low income friends can eat together and be happy.

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  28. CindyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly! Food was fantastic!! A bit pricey but in today’s world what isn’t! Will definitely be back!!

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  29. Se21

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Dinner and drinks during happy hour were fantastic! The waitstaff was also very efficient, kind, personable, and wonderful. We really enjoyed our dinner and service.

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  30. LisaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved Moneypod. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious. The live music, the little that we saw was lovely. The ambiance and decor was very nice. The only minor challenge, which was addressed, was the portion size of one of the dinner items which was order by two of our party. One was extremely small and you can see the obvious difference. Other than that, Monkeypod was fantastic. Will definitely go back.

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  31. shelleyH

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite a wait for an outdoor table but best Mai Tais on the island and terrific fish tacos. Worth the wait !

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  32. TreaR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    On the good side the music was good and the wait staff was great. On the not so good side, the noise level was so high no one could have a conversation and be heard. The fish and chips were so dry they were inedible. The lobster deviled eggs had a bad smell/taste. When asked if modifications could be modified the answer was no…that’s how it is prepared. I’ve been to Merriman’s in Kapalua many times and it’s been awesome, but this variation didn’t live up to that experience. Bill did a great job and was attentive.

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  33. mikeh

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We like to visit Monkeypod in Wailea whenever we visit Maui. Generally the food is good and the drinks are well made. The service is always great as well. On this particular visit I was disappointed with my meal (chef's special venison). Even though I ordered is "rare", it was over cooked - more like medium-well. The server explained that it was cooked "sous vide" and finished over a wood fire. I've used sous vide cooking at home and have discovered it's nearly impossible to cook meat rare or medium-rare. To his credit, our server offered to replace the venison with a rib-eye steak, but we were halfway through our meal and I didn't want to wait for another entree to be prepared. Having said all this, it was still a very enjoyable experience and we will return on our next visit.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Food was pretty mediocre for how much you pay, portions are small

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  35. PeterM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not sure what the draw is. Had to yell to be heard. The daily fish special was dry and bland. Many better choices in Wailea for the same price.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Way too loud and crowded - for what you pay it was ridiculous. Felt like I was in a large chain restaurant. And we had reservations and still had to wait for a while to be seated. And parking lot was so crowded we had to circle for 15 minutes to finally get a spot. Very disappointing

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  37. ItalyFan

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was great and Paige, our server, was fantastic. Environment was a little louder than we normally like but it was tolerable.

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  38. DeanM

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Maui and love all the different restaurants. On our last night there we chose Monkey Pot. Everything was delicious and our server was great. And they have a nice selection of gluten free foods. We will definitely be going back!

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  39. JeffB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding which made the overall dining experience very enjoyable. The coconut corn chowder was the best bite of food I consumed during my 8 day Maui trip! The coconut cream pie was so light and perfectly balanced. In all one of my favorite Maui reasturants.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    So delicious - mai tais are a must! Would definitely come back

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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 8697 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 183 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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