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Date
Sun, 4/22
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8:30 PM
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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.6
4743 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Hawaiian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(808) 891-2322
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Merriman / Cory Waite
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Private party contact
Please contact the restaurant directly: (808) 891-2322
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wailea Ike Drive
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Parking details
Large public lot with ample parking.
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Entertainment
We feature daily entertainment from 1:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Our artists embody the spirit of Aloha and feature music from contemporary Hawaiian to light rock. Please visit our website to see our Music line up.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4743 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.3
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great food and service as always- love the mai tai and the strawberry pie!! We come back every year!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

What a great experience! Cocktails were interesting and delicious and food well executed. Annie was our server and she was friendly and helpful. A great find - we will definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Ryan was awesome and knew the menu well! Ask for him!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fun place to have dinner. Cocktails great. Food very good.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Although we were disappointed that even with reservations we had a 15 minute wait, the waitress was helpful in explaining the size of the pizzas and salads. Split the pizza and each had a salad. All delicious! Mai tai’s are super !

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, amazing cocktails

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Farm to Table, delicious and beautiful views. We had the mai tais, fish tacos, delicious butternut squash ravioli, mahi mahi fish and chips, ahi tuna melt and truffle/mushrooms pizza. No one was disappointed. Each item was savory. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always! service was very good, food all cooked.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

All good. Crowded as usual but we were fortunate to be seated at my fav booth. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our 1st time here- Exceptional food, service and drinks!

Tips- make a reservation!!! Mai tai’s are too die for! Best I have had in my life ever! 2-3 of those and any worries are long gone.

Happy hour is amazing- half off apps under $20
Pizzas $10
Drinks $8.95
Great atmosphere - Valerie was a superb server knowing everything on the menu- ask for her!
Grilled Ahi Tuna - while it’s $39.95 it’s plenty to split(which they so kindly did for us in the kitchen) and amazing! Worth every penny!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had the pot stickers and the lobster and Hamakua mushroom pizza. The pot stickers were excellent. Too bad there were only 5. The pizza was very good too. Thin crust and charred just right. Service was good except I rated them fair because it seemed like the wait help was at our table every two minutes asking how everything was. She was very nice and pleasant. I just wished she would hover less.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The lobster pizza was wonderful! First time for that and would have to order it again. The broccoli was super good and the tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado salad was fresh and perfect. They do vegetables better than anyone else on Maui so far.
It’s loud but they seated us quickly.
Would definitely recommend this.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Awesome food. This is a must place to go too. I don't care for Mai Tai's but they really do serve the best I have ever had. The lilikoi froth on the top is KILLER!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great outdoor seating area. Pizza, tacos, burgers were all great.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First experience here, well pleased and will return. David was an excellent waiter and answered our questions and made good suggestions. If you want a more peaceful experience, dine outside. My wife loved the creative Mai Tai's and said the shrimp/lobster fettuccine was delicious. I had the fish/lobster special over salad and was very pleased.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We liked MonkeyPod better than the more expensive Humble Kitchen (a Roy's restaurant at the nearby Marriott), but it wasn't as good as the Ka'Ana restaurant at the nearby Andaz. Definitely worth a return visit and a great value during happy hour.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Birthday! The birthday girl loved her strawberry pie!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best meal we had in Maui by far! Everything was fresh and the taste was perfectly authentic. Def recommend!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We enjoyed one of the best meals of our entire vacation here! The server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our drinks were fantastic...highly recommend their Mai Tai!! The food was fresh and prepared to perfection! Lobster deviled eggs were unbelievably tasty and the wood fired pizzas are the best we’ve ever tasted! We will definitely be back here next time we are on the island

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Just a wonderful place to go. Perfect every time!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Sherri was the absolute sweetest!! Food was amazing. Get the pie!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great place to gather with friends. Good music and good food.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great service.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Enjoyed dinner, convenient location, had the fish tacos, which were fresh. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

It was a wonderful experience from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love everything about the Monkey Pod. Especially the Mai tai and William the bartender. The burger and garlic fries are amazing along with the ahi tacos and the pizzas.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Just loved!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The hostesses and server pretty much act like it's your privilege to be there and that they're doing you a huge favor. The food is outstanding. The service is moderate. The place is so loud you can hardly hear each other talk. But the strawberry pie makes us keep going back.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was exceptional and unique. Potstickers were flavourful and Ahi was seared to perfection. Very good service despite very busy Saturday evening. On the opportunities for improvement side, we were seated 30 minutes after our original 8 pm reservation and the noise level would have been an issue if we were seated closer to the live entertainment. Overall, great experience that we would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our entire trip was accented with meals to help celebrate my 40th birthday. MonkeyPod was one of the best meals we had on the island. Our server (Preston) was so attentive and engaging that we had to pull his manager over to let him know he was awesome! The food was so good that EVERYONE (grown ups AND my very picky 5 and 8 year olds) are EVERY BITE. Save room for the pie. Wow. One of the “I want to relive this meal” type of nights for us.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food is good and I reccomend arriving during happy hour(make reservations). It is crazy noisy in here. Like a zoo.....for monkeys! Seriously, every table has kids and some are hanging off the chandelier while the well behaved children stare in shock just like their parents. I'm exaggerating, but seriously lots of kids. I believe it's the happy hour $10 pizzas and the cream pie. It is a pile of whipped cream with fruit on top and crust. Delicious, but maybe don't wear a bikini the next day. One piece was great to split between the three of us, husband, 9 yr old daughter and I. I expected a more upscale atmosphere, but this is still a good dinner spot. I think I enjoyed the Mac crusted fish more at Coconut's Fish Cafe for half the price though.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great for family of 5 and one 10 year old birthday! Went during the ‘happy hour’ and value was excellent.
Great spot.
Will return.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful experience, thank you

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

great food for foodies, staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and our family. Just wish there was a Monkeypod in Spokane, can't wait to visit again next year

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Warm and quick greeting by host. Great appetizers!!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The free pie for our anniversary was nice but food was average and server mixed up our bill at the end...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food good value try the pizza and wings. Sit outside for the best experience

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fun atmosphere with live music. Good food for all ages. Fun Maui dinner out!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My sister in law sent us there to get the Banana Pie. We had appetizers, dinner and TWO of their pies. Everything was healthy portions and absolutely delicious

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