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About Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

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

10 Wailea Gateway Place, Unit B-201
Kihei, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Hawaiian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Wailea Ike Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 891-2322

Website:
http://www.monkeypodkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
We feature nightly entertainment from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock.

Parking Details:
Large public lot with ample parking.

Executive Chef:
Peter Merriman / Cory Waite

Private Party Facilities:
We have two outdoor dining areas that are available for private parties. Both dining areas overlook the ocean and can offer spectacular views of the sunset. We are also able to accommodate very large parties that are interested in buying out the entire restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
General Manager: (808) 891-2322

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Spend more time with friends and family and less time in the kitchen. Enjoy a Handcrafted dining experience featuring your Thanksgiving favorites plus your favorite Monkeypod items.

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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (131)
Handcrafted Cocktails (125)
Fun (122)
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Local Ingredients (111)
Live Music (110)
Creative Cuisine (102)
Happy Hour (102)
Good for a Date (100)
Fit for Foodies (99)
Great for Outdoor Dining (91)
Special Occasion (86)
Good for Groups (84)
Vibrant Bar Scene (83)
Hot Spot (82)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Bar Seating (72)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Kid-friendly (68)
Authentic (67)
Worth the Drive (63)
Great Beer (56)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Great for Lunch (52)
People Watching (47)
Healthy (35)
Comfort Food (33)
Organic (33)
Romantic (32)
Late-night Find (30)
Scenic View (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Notable Wine List (25)
Tapas (22)
Cozy (21)
Business Meals (18)
Quick Bite (18)
Seasonal (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Spicy (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Disabled Access (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Waterfront (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Live Sports (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Vegan (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic...we will be back

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·Dined 3 days ago

Really fun joint. Unfortunately, we were expecting something a little quieter and/or relaxing - monkey pod would be comparable to an Earls, Joey's, or Cactus Club in Vancouver on an extremely busy night. The food was a little overpriced, a little lighter than your typical American servings, and there's no table bread or whatnot to make up for it - so if you're hungry, order an appetizer and budget accordingly. We asked to be within eyesight of the live music - we were, if we craned our necks and drowned out both the screaming kids and the large crowd standing directly behind us at the bar because they were waiting for tables. (Like standing-strangers-rubbing-against-your-head closeness!) On the positive side, the food was tasty - we had the gnocchi and the fish and chips - the servers were excellent, and the live music (what we could catch) was really cool.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great dining experience at Monkeypod to celebrate our honeymoon. The only thing better than the food was our service. It’s a five star dining experience at 3 star prices. We will definitely be back

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was excellent. Atmosphere was a little to active. All in all very good and I would go back without hesitation.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Music was a little loud. Could not talk across from one another.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

I thought I was booking this OPENTABLE reservation under my husbands name and he is a member. We'd like to get our 100 points please.

His name is David M. Thomas. Can you please apply the points to him?

Please advise.

Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great food, outstanding presentation and variety.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Happy Hour and good food! Too loud to have a conversation inside. Outside seating is much better. We chose Monkeypod since they participated in the Dine our for Hospice. Unfortunately, our server was not informed about it and had to ask someone else. We wish Monkeypod would do more for Kamaaina diners.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food, drinks, and service were excellent. The best meal we’ve had after 3 1/2 days on the island, though we were at more expensive restaurants.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

They were out of garlic for the garlic truffle fries. Some pizzas were not cooked all the way crust in the middle was soggy. The waiter was awful, he was very awkward. This was our 2nd dinner there this week. The first time we went with a big group do we thought we would give it another try since we loved this restaurant the past years we ate at it. But it has def gone downhill.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a joy to be at Monkeypod. Exceptional service and food and drink consultation from server. All the dishes are spectacular. Tried the pumpkin tacos this time and loved them. Happy hour pricing is a bonus for late afternoon/early eve diners.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful meal at Monkeypod! Went there with the whole family (8 people) and was able to get a table reservation the night before. Amazing food! We all loved the farm to table concept and the variety of the menu. Great portion sizes, we wish we had room for dessert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Average food in strip mall at expensive prices

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Monkey pod is always a go to when we're in Maui. The MaiTai is one of the best on the island. This time I ordered the wood fired burger. I needed something to fill me up after a long day of paddle boarding. The burger did not disappoint. I could really taste the wood fired flavor and the fries were cooked to perfection. My husband ordered the Raw Bar Mixed Plate. He said that it was good. We had a 5:30 reservation and it was very busy. We also noticed that the noise level was very loud. I have sat outside on two previous occasions and this is the way to go if you want to converse with others in your party.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambience of the outdoor seating was spectacular. The food and service were also very good. The restaurant is on the pricier side. I really enjoyed it.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This place is way over-hyped and priced. When we arrived, we told the hostess our name because we had a reservation and we were seated immediately so we thought “off to a good start.” However, when we sat down we waited for over 15 minutes before a waiter even came over to us to give us water. We each ordered a drink: I ordered a mai tai with the lilikoi foam (decent), and my partner ordered a margarita (decent). We waited another 15 minutes before our drinks came (and it wasn’t even our waiter who delivered them). About 10 minutes later our waiter came back and finally took our order. We ordered the gnocchi with sausage, bulgogi tacos and an appetizer of the truffle fries. It took at least 20 minutes to get our fries (which tasted burnt). We waited at least 30 more minutes for our food, which tasted very plane. My partner ordered a beer, so the waiter said that he would offer us a tasting of four different beers which took 15 minutes, But then we were later told that the beer that we wanted was unable to be poured because something about the beer lines being frozen to the tap. We finally just asked for our bill, which really irritated me because they automatically assume that everyone is going to get an 18%, 20%, or 25% tip. They must be high. Worst place ever. This was the first place we ate when we landed and I was very upset. Don’t waste your time. If you’re going to spend money, go somewhere else.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and friendly service. We enjoyed everything we ordered, especially the poke taco appetizers, the grilled fish sandwich, the garlic fries and the cucumber avocado salad. They are famous for their Mai Tais. Recommend patio seating near the “waterfall” in the back, otherwise the side patio is off the parking lot and entrance and inside very loud.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Recommend to sit at the bar the staff were wonderful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great evening. Always our first stop when we are in Wailea. Great service! Our server went out and her way to help our friend who is a celiac navigate the menu. Very kind and knowledgeable. Inside is very buzzy but the outside is a lovely oasis. We will be back again before we leave Maui!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, People Watching, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had the chefs special, grilled punk snapper, over jasmine rice with a macadamia nut, green curry sauce. Amazing!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love the Monkey Pod but our last experience was challenged by the high noise level from the crowds, annoying kids and extremely high laughter from tables that obviously enjoyed their cocktails! Hard to speak to our table of four.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great service. Really good drinks. Had the white walker- amazing. Shared fish tacos which were delicious and spicy and ahi tuna with brussel sprouts- really good.
will definitely repeat

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

excellent food and fun atmosphere

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Best mai tai I’ve ever had. We split the kale salad and the special which was a macadamia crusted machong. It was so amazing. Would highly recommend.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything we had was amazing!!
The fresh caught tacos and garlic fries were perfect!!
Thank you!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service. Best Mai Tai ever!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great spot - amazing service and food. Highly recommend

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our adult children discovered this place. It's not easy to get a table so make a reservation. Their Mai Thais are very good. We had a Ceasar salad that was terrific. The main course was basic mahi mahi, with a slightly creamy sauce. The chocolate cream pie was to die for. It was definitely worth it. Warning tho, the alcoholic drinks were very pricy. The music, which was live, was very loud. I've never been so happy to sit next to the kitchen.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Restaurant Week menu included many of Monkey Pod’s favorites - coconut corn chowder, kale salad, macadamia crusted mahi mahi, rib eye and chocolate cream pie! A tasty night with outside dining and good service - what’s not to like?!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was above average. Noise level very high unless you sit outside, then bearable. Waiter excellent. Moderately priced for Wailea where everything is very expensive. The portion of fish was big. Tasty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic food! Incredible sunset views

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Enjoyed our experience and especially the maintain! Would definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loud with not great service. Food was good, but more expensive than it was worth.

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We were hear for vacation/business. Being the #1 rated restaurant in Wailea we expected more. The food was okay, but I wouldn't call it great. Also, we arrived at the scheduled reservation time and still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. That is not impressive.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Only disappointing thing was the 20 minute wait, even with a reservation. We did not request the outside table, as we were told that would require a wait. The inside is very noisy.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was great! Food was good. Ambiance was OK. Generally speaking it was a good experience but the noise level was to high for us. We'll find a different place for our next night out.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Heard good reviews from others staying at hotel. Food was ok. Very busy and noisy. They had live music which was enjoyable. My experience was average

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was good-however the service was lacking. I believe the service was overwhelmed leaving me underwhelmed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was great, the food was very good and the crowd was fun and good looking. We love having a friends get together at the MonkeyPod.

Tags: Seasonal, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great Beer, Live Sports
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