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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
Kihei, HI 96753
Contemporary American, Hawaiian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Wailea Ike Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Large public lot with ample parking.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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