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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 Contact:
General Manager: (808) 891-2322

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

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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (119)
Handcrafted Cocktails (113)
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Happy Hour (97)
Live Music (97)
Fun (92)
Great for Outdoor Dining (88)
Good for a Date (85)
Hot Spot (84)
Fit for Foodies (79)
Creative Cuisine (74)
Vibrant Bar Scene (73)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Bar Seating (67)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Special Occasion (63)
Great for Lunch (60)
Kid-friendly (56)
Great Beer (55)
Worth the Drive (51)
Good for Groups (49)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Authentic (42)
People Watching (41)
Scenic View (39)
Healthy (36)
Comfort Food (31)
Organic (24)
Tapas (23)
Romantic (20)
Late-night Find (19)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quick Bite (17)
Business Meals (16)
Seasonal (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Disabled Access (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Spicy (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Waterfront (5)
Live Sports (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the food and live music! We didn’t order food until after 9:00 but that was even better because they offered drink specials, half off appetizers and $10 pizzas! The cocktails are to die for!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

We dined as a couple for a Friday evening dinner. The restaurant was hopping. The potstickers were a great start with some hot mustard. The mai tais were deliciously effective, but the bulgogi pork tacos were the real winner of the night

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Second visit to Maui and second visit to Monkeypod a must. Enjoyed everything immensely. One of these days I'll save room for the pie!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and good servoce

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·Dined 2 days ago

On vacation, and MP was recommended to us by many folks on the mainland! It was our favorite, hands down🎉Phito of view!

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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·Dined 2 days ago

Terrific location with attentive staff and a great menu. Fresh fish a speciality. You have to try their special strawberry dessert made fresh every day. Plus the bar staff know their wines. Wonderful evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience. Waitress was patient, understanding, and awesome.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were 10 min early for a 7:30 pm reservation and were told they’re running 20 min late. Did not got seated until 8:15 pm! What’s the point of reservations if they are not honored? This was our favorite restaurant on our last trip to Maui so I booked it twice for this trip. Now looking for another option for our second dinner since the time management was so poor.
The food was just ok this time, Mahi mahi was dry.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent and the food great. The wait was short. Our waiter’s recommendations were perfect.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We were able to get an outside table with a sunset view. It was great! We were happy not to be inside as the noise level is somewhat high there. The food was very good and the prices were good for happy hour.

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Just a burger on a plate with no fries? Really? ... seems strange to order those separate. Steps up to the restaurant grossed me out but the ambiance inside was good with live music. Service was crap. Food was okay, but not impressive. We had high hopes for this place but oh well.

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·Dined 3 days ago

great service. good food, not as many choices as we had last time. Where were the Brussel sprouts?

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing loved our server Chris!

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·Dined 4 days ago

I love the Monkey Pod and the mai tai’s and pizza are to die for. I wouldn’t say the service is bad, but I definitely get the impression they are just working to turn as many tables as possible. I had anxiety the entire dinner because the waiter was rushing everything. He even took our mai tais away before they were empty, there was still pineapple in the glass! If you’re looking to relax and enjoy your dinner and company, don’t come here. I felt like I was in a race to win a pie eating contest. Speaking of pie, don’t order dessert. We got the chocolate pie and it tasted like something I’d get on sale at Safeway two days old.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Had to wait too long for a table after having made reservations a week in advance. 20 minutes after our reservation we were offered a table
That seated 16 (we had a res for two). Wanted to put us on the end by main entrance. We flatly refused and were offered outdoor seating.
Had pizza and only give it a three star. Manoli’s is much better. Caesar salad was bland.
The service we received was very good. Our fourth time at Monkey pod in three weeks and our longest wait.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great Valentines day dinner there with friends. The restaurant was packed and very noisy but that was to be expected and we had such a fun time in this lively place. Exactly what we wanted. Service was incredible! Food was best we had so far on the island and coctails were fantastic! They really knew what to reccommend from them menu!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

We have never had a bad meal at Monkeypod and today was no different.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Best place to eat in Wailea especially Happy Hour!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was awesome and prompt. Food was pretty on point. Drinks were strong but so so good.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Best meal in Wailea during our 10 day stay by far. Get the Lobster and mushroom pizza, and of course don’t bypass the Mai Tai’s or cream pies... Best we have ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Luckily we were able to get a table outside, because we couldn’t hear ourselves think inside. Our waiter was great, and the food was decent, but even outside we looked out on a street and driveway.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined 5 days ago

I’ll start with our waiter, Matt.
We had our 18 month old so we ordered her dinner( pizza) right away.
It was delivered to the table next to us.
Matt responded it was NOT his fault- it was the runners fault-
NOTE TO MATT:
U ARE ALL PART OF THE SAME TEAM!!!
That being said the food was very good; the atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed;
Drinks were good and the service was otherwise good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy Monkeypod. Meal outside was very pleasant. Nice beverages and great menu. Nice ambiance by the waterfall. Good service. Will be back again this trip, maybe for Happy Hour.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and great atmosphere!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic lunch, great service by Moses and divine Mai Tais.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Be careful when making a reservation from a different time zone! Our reservation was actually made for 4:30pm when we THOUGHT it was made for 6:30! Luckily the restaurant was terrific about fitting us in and we had a DELIGHTFUL anniversary dinner out on the patio! Our waiter, Dave, was awesome and the food even better! We will come back here for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome place!! Great MaiTais!! Good food - something for everyone!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Order the Mail Tais. The salads and pizza wonderful. Everything they serve is so fresh. Very generous Happy Hour. Love music. Sit outside. Make reservations as it is always busy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

After 13 1/2 hours of traveling to get to Maui, we were looking for a nice, casual place to get something light to eat. Monkey Pod has served that purpose for us before. The busy, comfortable feel was welcome. We enjoyed the local music. Our server was exceptional. The fish tacos were to die for. Mahi-mahi fish n chips were the best we’ve had in a long time.

If it weren’t for the rude comments by the hostess because we were 13 minutes EARLY, it would’ve been a perfect dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall, Monkeypod is a great restaurant, the food is always fresh and the staff is very attentive. We have eaten there several times and haven’t been disappointed. The Ahi is probably my favorite.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Must have the mai tai!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Wailea. Happy hour is a tremendous value. Our waiter, Tom was outstanding. Great service, food, atmosphere and value.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful service to celebrate an outstanding trip to Maui!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had two families there during Happy Hour. There was a nice selection of appies and great value for the younger kids meals. Cocktails were excellent, in particular the Mai Tai’s. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our meal was absolutely amazing! Great atmosphere and excellent service as well. Can’t wait to comeback to Maui and have a meal at Monkeypod.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I had the Caesar salad pizza margarita and it was delicious. My husband had the ribeye and loved it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a fun atmosphere at Monkeypod! Easy to have a good time. Waitress prompt and happy with good advice. Did a series of appetizers, our favorites being the potstickers and lobster stuffed eggs.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding! Delicious and beautifully served. Wait staff is always friendly, professional, helpful and kind!!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Tapas, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great restaurant that provides good food in a great setting. Outdoor seating during happy hour is also wonderful. You can’t miss.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We loved it so much that we had to come back the next day.

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