Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.6
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7161 Reviews
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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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4.4
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C
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the fish of the day, monchong, it was done to perfection. Great dark chocolate cream pie as a dessert.

CM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster deviled eggs and the lobster pizza were very good. Try the banana cream pie for dessert.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Loud, undisciplined packs of kids kind of wrecks the experience. Both service and food outstanding.

BB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience

BM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely need to make a reservation if 3 or more people. Food was excellent, service also excellent. Noise level was high and they had live music which made it tough to converse. Our table was near the door to the patio, so lots of service traffic. We were celebrating THREE birthdays and the hostess even mentioned it when we checked in as I had put in comments on reservation I expected to at least have some recognition during service...but Nothing! This was disappointing😧

EO
Hawaii
151 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic Happy Hour specials on appetizers and drinks. Excellent staff from start to finishing. Food is always well prepared, hot and filling.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant!!?

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W
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, beer list and location! We will definitely be back when we are in the Wailea area again!

RR
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! A friend recommended that we try it and we took an Uber over there from our Airbnb in Kihei. So glad we made a reservation, this place was busy. We had ahi tuna tacos to start, plus dumplings, and I had the mahi mahi while my husband had the prime rib. They even brought us a free dessert in honor of our honeymoon which was very delicious. The sunset view from our outdoor table was incredible too - people definitely ran outside to the patio to take photos.

JT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at monkeypod! Went for happy hour. Everything was fresh and delicious and a great value. Ordered several items to share! Pulled pork pizza, kale salad, fries, and pot stickers.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Server was slow to get to us. We were at the table for 10 minutes before anyone showed up.

Seated us outside where we had the annoyance of watching and hearing the cars go by on the street

Food is very good but our experience this time was disappointing.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The Monkeypod is always a go to when staying on Maui. The food is decent and the prices are moderate. The restaurant is on the noisy side and felt very chaotic. Service was ok but our waiter was clearly stretched too thin. We had to wait for our order to be taken, wait for our dessert and wait for our check for what felt like an extended amount of time. I suggest taking advantage of their happy hour or if you have a large group this is a decent place to go if you have a reservation.

JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always hit the Monkeypod for our first evening on Maui. And the mai tai and food is relish! Thks.

m
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative menu and really fresh and tasty food

MM
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, healthy, local and perfectly prepared food. I recommend the mai tai - which is not particularly sweet. And the pie!!!

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Portions were a bit smaller than expected. Kinda noisy but there was live music so very enjoyable!!

d
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Poor service. Mediocre food. I would recommend only coming during their happy hours. They have two - one before and after dinner time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Dessert was excellent; mains were solid but not exciting. Fun cocktails

MB
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, relaxed atmosphere, fresh food, farm to table but expect to pay appropriately. Delicious meal from cocktails to dessert, would go again and again and again!

WL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had absolutely the best seared Ahi that I’ve ever had. Our waitress, Annie, was very attentive to us, friendly and efficient. Our only negative was that the food was served so fast that we felt a bit rushed. Monkeypod is a great place that we’ll go to when we’re in Maui next time.

We went to Monkeypod earlier in the week for happy hour - that was terrific, too. Very friendly bar staff and great banter with other customers.

P
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outdoors which we loved. It’s much more peaceful. Inside is lively and much louder. A great restaurant. Best Mai Tai. Delicious seafood.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal I’ve ever had in my life… And I’m old

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful greeting, knowledgeable, friendly server. AAMAZING food, great Happy hour, went back next day.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour

J
London
75 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expensive food & portion size poor but lovely vibe

NG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good, the service was wonderful, but it was a little noisy, even outside on their patio.

r
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the half price sparkling on Sunday good and drink were great!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server was nice but forgot to put in an entree. Didn’t receive a credit either. Have had much better experiences at Monkeypod prior to this.

L
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good cocktails, good server who is attentive. Free coconut cream pie for my mom's birthday. We've been here once before and the food was excellent, I had the special and it was a plate clearing experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Visiting from CO and loved it!

MR
Hawaii
55 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined during happy hour. Super busy but fun. Great value on happy hour menu.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal overall experience

ME
Nashville
50 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent lunch with very flavorful food. My wife has a mai tai as well, and greatly enjoyed it. We will return when we are vack in Maui.

M
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Liked it so much the first time, we came-back 3 days later. Staff is super and good. Will be back!

G
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar none- the best Mai Tai on the planet! And the Ahi Tuna Melt... glorious!!!

OT
Miami
2 reviews