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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OT
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Salad was delicious!!! Pizza was delicious but not hot enough Temperature wise
Our waitress Michelle was great!!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Couldn’t have ask for more. Wait staff was exceptional.

RO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals on the island. Our server Mark was spot on with all his recommendations and very attentive without being overbearing. The food was amazing, we did not have one bad dish! Pumpkin patch ravioli was to die for, the 3 poke appetizer was amazing. I had the Chef’s fish special, which I wish I could eat over and over. My hubby had the seared ahi and was very impressed. Definitely get the strawberry pie! We can’t wait to eat here again our next time on Maui.

TE
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside patio dining for dinner was perfect. Inside seems to have been a little loud to have a lot of good conversation though the live music was excellent. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. We have dined here many times and were excited to bring our guests visiting Maui for the first time. Everyone really enjoyed their meals.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went for happy hour & am disappointed that there isn’t many options for people with Celiac Disease (gluten allergy). I ordered the only option, chicken wings, which are supposed to be oven baked, but they were actually deep fried. I questioned the order when it came to the table & the server said they weren’t deep fried. Upon further inquiries, they confirmed I was right. This once again confirms that those of us with Celiac must be our own advocates & always question things that don’t seem right.
It would be nice if the restaurant had more offerings during happy hour for those with allergies.
My constant suggestion that they create a gluten free pizza crust falls on deaf ears, which is really unfortunate. I guess business is good enough serving the masses that they don’t care to meet the needs of those with a gluten allergy.
The big draw is the mai tai. No better can be found on the island...& it keeps me coming back!

s
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

MonkeyPod was fantastic as always!

SL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After receiving multiple recommendations to check this place out from other vacationers, my family and I decided to go and it definitely did not disappoint! Our waitress, Shay, was phenomenal and our food way amazing. We ordered the fish and lobster pasta, a margarita pizza, and the pork ramen. All were flavorful and delicious and we couldn’t stop raving about it. We will definitely be back!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice dinner with good service.

BB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Been here lots of times thru the years but no more. Food is poor with small portions and drinks are weak. Time for saying good bye to Monkeypod. With success has come over rated food and service.

R
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were wonderful. Very fresh salad and pizza full of flavors. Drinks were first rate. You need to know about the noise level. If you sit inside it’s close to very loud. We’d love to return but conversation is not possible inside. Patio is somewhat better.

KM
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, fun atmosphere. You have to order a mai tai at least once! Save room for a slice of one of their delicious pies for dessert!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good as was the service. We went at sunset and the view from the patio was beautiful. Always make a reservation due to the popularity of this restaurant.

DB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals on Maui

TR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie was amazing!!

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to reputation—excellent. Outside deck perfect but inside too noisy for an older party of two so we were fortunate to be seated outside.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. I could have been anywhere to spend my 50th birthday, and we chose Monkeypod to take great care of us. Everything was excellent - the food, service, the sunset and the amazing slice of birthday pie with a candle to wrap it all up. Honestly, the lilikoi foam on the Mai Tai’s is reason enough to visit!

DC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We came here based on a conversation with people we met on the street. Service was attentive and professional yet friendly. Tom is excellent. Food was mouthwatering and drinks were delicious. Happy hour is great value. Will happily return

J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and drinks. Friendly service. Great happy hour specials. Reservations recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

FYI they don't have their whole menu until 4pm.

MS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for lunch -- amazing food and service! The specialty Mai Tai was amazing, definitely recommend. Wish we had come here for dinner on the night we went to Mama's Fish House -- much, much better food at about half the price.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!

S
Montana
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great!

DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love how the staff is trained to know everything about the food and wine served. Great personalities!

KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant was super loud. Wanted the deck but despite making a reservation a few weeks out, it wasn’t an option. Sat for 20 minutes before greeted by waiter. Food very average.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing cocktails

JK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, beautiful outdoor lanai, good service. Live music was fine, but recorded music was too loud. Interior ambiance does not match the lanai.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service!!

GC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines day

R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service, but appalling parking situation. Some tables are situated directly adjacent to the crowded noisy bar.
That said the food and service are really very good and if you manage to park before your reservation expires, ask for a table away from the bar. There is no parking alternative so plan to get a ride or go to one of the other excellent restaurants in town.

p
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We got our table in less time than initially projected, friendly service and great selection food

DM
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines Day and everything was perfect. Getting a table outside to enjoy the sunset was perfect, our server, Sherri, was fun, knowledgeable and accommodating, we ordered Mai Tais to start, followed by pizza and the special dessert...everything was fantastic!!!

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we visit Maui often and it would not be complete with out a visit here and the Mai Tais of course!!!

JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, and service was amazing! Crowded, but it was a holiday!

OT
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and strong drinks in a pretty atmosphere!

MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere! Great place to visit for date night on island!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was excellent - the kimchi was awesome! Every bit of the food excellence you expect from Peter Merriman in a more casual setting...

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews