HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 177 times today

Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4490 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Casual
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American, Hawaiian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(808) 891-2322
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Peter Merriman / Cory Waite
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
General Manager: (808) 891-2322
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Wailea Ike Drive
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Large public lot with ample parking.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4490 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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!

B787851 (Dallas)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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!

vipLuvyummyeats (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and good servoce

5.0  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!

5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 4 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.

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

Foodiefriends (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing loved our server Chris!

3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  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.