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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

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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea Ratings and Reviews

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (123)
Handcrafted Cocktails (121)
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Local Ingredients (116)
Live Music (111)
Good for a Date (104)
Happy Hour (96)
Fit for Foodies (95)
Great for Outdoor Dining (94)
Special Occasion (93)
Creative Cuisine (93)
Hot Spot (87)
Vibrant Bar Scene (81)
Good for Groups (78)
Neighborhood Gem (78)
Bar Seating (71)
Good for Birthdays (68)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Kid-friendly (60)
Worth the Drive (60)
Great Beer (59)
Great for Lunch (57)
Authentic (52)
People Watching (49)
Healthy (39)
Comfort Food (36)
Romantic (35)
Scenic View (34)
Organic (33)
Late-night Find (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Tapas (24)
Quick Bite (21)
Cozy (21)
Business Meals (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Seasonal (18)
Spicy (14)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vegan (8)
Waterfront (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Live Sports (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
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·Dined a day ago

Tom was our server and made our night extra special!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful as ever. This place is the total package!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner was great. Recommended by family & we would recommend to others. Fantastic cocktails. Pie was delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waiter was a sweet heart he did a fab job on selling the special & I didn’t think the special was as good as he described it was a very very tiny piece of fish the littlest I have ever been served . But the deserts r amazing and the drinks were delish ! Would I go back for sure just skip the fish special.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Monkey pod is our new island favorite. Been to one at Ko’Olina, Kaanapali and Wailea.
Potstickers are a favorite. Good wine list. Had the truffle and mushroom pizza— YUM.
My favorite is the Ahi, my husband loves the Mahi.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montreal)·Dined 4 days ago

Definitely try their very unique Mai Tai cocktail & pizza!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing beer, food, and service. Highly recommended for an amazing dining experience that’s not super formal or overly expensive.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous last night treat for my family visiting Maui!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Be sure you have a reservation at this very popular spot. We had the avocado tomatoe and cucumber salad which was really delicious but shockingly small for $12. We also had the special Brussels sprouts pizza and it was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Indoors is noisy and full of families. Outdoors is adult-oriented and much more pleasant. Food is good. That said, the tuna main dish was really too raw.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic Macademia nut crusted magi-mahi! Excellent mai tai and great coconut cream pie. What else could you ask for?

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

Went to hang out for dinner and drinks, skipped the table and sat at the bar....bartender on it - had fish and chips plus a beer. Good times

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. We were seated on the patio just after sunset and the view was beautiful. The restaurant was very busy but the noise level wasn’t bad outside; easy to hold a conversation.

We ordered the lobster deviled eggs for an appetizer, the Ribeye Steak and the Ahi for our entrees, they were all excellent! Our waiter then brought us a slice of the coconut cream pie “on the house” in honor of our anniversary. It was an amazing meal and memorable evening .

We highly recommend this Wailea restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

I've eaten at Monkeypod numerous times, and I usually think the food is passable and affordable. Their happy hour is a good deal and the pizzas are usually good. But this lunch was really awful. My husband's pizza was cold and soggy; my pulled pork sandwich was awful. I think I'll try to avoid this place except when friends want to go there.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Having heard a LOT about Monkey Pod, I think I went on an off night--I had to send both my items back for issues (which I rarely ever do). It also took some time to get to our waiter's attention with the issues, so my partner was mostly done with his meal before mine was attended to. When we did see our server, he was great and apologetic and even took the item off the menu. After having had some AMAZING meals on Maui this trip (what a foodie hot spot the island has become) it was a bummer to end our trip with a sub-par experience from a place we were really looking forward to. I'm absolutely going to chalk this one up to ours being "that table" on an off night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was excellent. No complaints there. My major issue was the pacing of the meal. They had us completely finished drinks, apps, entrees, dessert, coffee in under an hour. I was literally outside waiting for an uber in 55 minutes. Bill was on the table in 45. I ordered a second drink and had to drink it with my coffee. If this were a Chili's that would be fine, but for a restaurant with an "absolutely no walk in policy" that's absurd. They're calling themselves a gastro pub, but that doesn't really jive with a host seated bar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything about the restaurant is great...food, service, drinks, activity level. It can get pretty noisy, so if you want a quiet place, this is not for you. I think it is one of the funnest places in Wailea. The bartenders are very friendly and helpful and seem to be having a blast. They are very good at making you feel welcome.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tapas, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

If you’re in Wailea, make reservations on Open Table (there’s a sign outside the restaurant that said no walk ins, but not sure how true that is). Definitely start with a pizza. We had the pineapple and pork pizza with macadamia nut pesto and it was amazing. We each had tacos (fish for me, beef for my husband) and they were good, but the pizza was better. We ended dinner with a slice of banana cream pie...delish!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Great Beer, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Decent for lunch, awful for dinner. The dinner setting is disorganized and the quality of food deteriorates with the large dinner crowd. The price is comparable to Mama’s Fish House and the food is one tenth the quality. I cannot comprehend other reviews raving about their Mai Tai’s as they are the worst I’ve had on Maui in three years. The macadamia-crusted Mahi-mahi was cold, undercooked, and tasted off. We had been here for lunch the day before with better food and drink. At dinner, they crammed extra tables into the walkways (clear fire code violations) and stuffed patrons into the most trafficked and uncomfortable orientations possible. After four meals here (two lunches, two dinners) I would never recommend this venue for dinner. The dinner shift is a train wreck you should avoid and the food is mediocre at best.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

What fun! Great concept. Food was superb. The deviled eggs with Kona lobster were sublime. As were the potstickers. Very well conceived wine list. And relatively reasonable to boot. Tanya was a perfect tour guide and made the evening so enjoyable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service and food was fantastic. Mai tais were one of the best on the island!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 7, 2017

First time dining at Monkeypod. The food was great and reasonably good prices.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything about this place was fantastic!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I went here twice on this visit. I come to Maui annually and always come here more than once. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid the wait, although ample bar seating is great for lunch or dinner as well. Awesome craft beer selection served at 29 degrees. Cold beer is hard to find on the Islands!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

2nd time I ate there. 1st Time was great! This time so so. Avocado brown in salad, and fish very salty. Server had attitude about it. Argued with my friend over it.....maybe a bad night??? I would try once more

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails - a bit noisy overall but delightful seafood dishes. The cocktails were amazing - beautiful and tasty. We realized why they were so popular- and we look forward to returning!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place really hit the spot - fresh breezes on the patio at night! Natia was a GREAT server. AMAZING : Coco Corn Chowder, Organic Mac Nut Crusted Mahi-Mahi (5 stars), and the Grilled Ahi (5 stars) -- decent : Lobster Pasta (for $50, expected a bit more magic) - the banana cream pie was divine - would come back in a heart beat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not their best effort. Great Waitress...cocktails...but food was standard and not what we expected.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The pizza was soggy! :(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is my third visit to Monkeypod because I love their Mai Tais, and in the past I was also really happy with my food. While my Mai Tai was divine, unfortunately this time I can't say the same about the food. My pork taco and my friend's pizza were incredibly salty. I love salt and so does my friend, but it was really overwhelming. If it were a little less expensive, I might be a little more lenient, but this restaurant is not cheap. I'm not sure if they've had a change in kitchen staff or something, but I think in the future I'll go for drinks and get dinner elsewhere.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My new favorite place on Maui. Has the best mai tai’s in the island with the signature froth. Had the ahi melt which was out of this world. And the raw poke appetizer plate was a trio of different flavors all unique and excellent. A must visit.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I chose to eat here for my boyfriend's birthday. We first had the pumpkin ravioli appetizer. It was so delicious! Then we shared the mahi tacos and squash entree (i forgot what it is called). Both were very delicious! Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable about the specials, food and drinks. He was very attentive. Then for dessert we had a complimentary strawberry cake which was yummmmmmyyyy!! I would definitely dine there again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time back in 5 years. Even better than last time. Nightly seafood special was fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Live Music
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Renee is the BEST!
The rest of these words are because Open Table forces me to use at least 50 words when 4 words will do.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Horrible...horrible...horrible... We had 6:30p reservations on a Thursday night - the staff met us with rudeness and sat 5 other couple with no reservations prior to seating us (even though we said it didn’t matter where we sat - inside or outside). The menu choices were few and far between - just a horrible experience and a wasted amount of money/time on Maui... would never recommend this restaurant!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My husband and I loved MonkeyPod. The Mai Tais here are the BEST we had in Maui or anywhere else. Food was also great!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding service, great menu executed perfectly.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great Mai Tai's! Loud restaurant, good food with lots of choices. Outside seating available. Fantastic Happy hour. A must go to, when we come to Maui and now another location in Kaanapoli.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We visit the Monkeypod each time we are in Maui! This last time was even more exceptional than the last. Both times we visited during Happy Hour and had wonderful, friendly servers and the wait was short. The Happy Hour menu was extensive and we both enjoyed the reduced price drinks and pizzas. The outdoor seating is beautiful, with a view of the ocean and sunset, as well as a delightful garden area. A wonderful place to sit, eat, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Maui!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Healthy, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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