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Sat, 2/24
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Monkeypod Kitchen - Wailea

4.5
4516 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Local Ingredients
  • 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
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Hawaiian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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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
General Manager: (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 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.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4516 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Perfection!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful Mai Tais and yummy pizza!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

It was our daughters 21st bday!

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vipDavidH (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The menu has lots of variety, but the food quality is always first rate. The lobster pasta is in a special category of its own, with fresh made pasta in house. The cocktails are wonderful... watching surfing competitions while sitting at the bar might be the best indoor activity on the island.

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FynB (Toledo)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great Mai Tais!! Loved the potstickers and lobster deviled eggs! Very good fish sandwich and mushroom truffle pizza! Banana pie was fab and so was Renee the waitress,. Super evening- would go back tomorrow!

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BariB 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Love the Monkeypod. Love Happy Hour and the food. The Mai Tais are not only the best on the island - their eye candy. Try the cheesecake pie with strawberries!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! Mai-tai was superb and the food was excellent! Great service also.

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kck4tennis (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

BEST Mai Tai ever! Shared potstickers appetizer. Ahi tuna melt sandwich. All very yummy! Kind of pricey, but definitely worth it as a splurge.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

First off, the hostess knew we were there celebrating my 50th birthday - and seated us at an inside table directly next to the kitchen, after we waited well past our reservation time. The food was completely underwhelming and rather bland. All in all, over priced for the less than flavorful food. There was nothing unique about it. It was so loud, we could barely speak to one another let alone hear our server. I did really enjoy the musician who managed to play my request of “Sailing” by C & K and that was the best part of my night. Would not recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We were fortunate enough to have the best seat in the house to enjoy the sunset. Food and drinks were wonderful and our server took great care of us.

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vipLovetoeat333 (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent restaurant. We went twice in one day! Happy Hour (those Mai Tai’s!!), garlic fries (so good). The noodle soup is so amazing. Pizza great (although the crust underneath was a bit soft). Their coconut cream pie is beautiful. I wasn’t as keen on pot stickers . Sweet potato tortellini (pasta appetizer) was yummy, but too much butter. Welcoming staff were very friendly. Servers good. Highlights: fish sandwich, noodles, and pie 🥧

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Dionysia (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

It is a nice restaurant but the pricing for the food quality and quantity is a bit expensive especially for a family. You can expect this in Wailea but it still is a bit too pricey.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Ok place if you can sit outside. Otherwise inside is a zoo.

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DaveS (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This place was one of the best dinners on the island. Fresh food, the best mai tai’s anywhere. Our server Ryan was great, friendly, knowledgeable, and just an all around great guy. We took his lead - everything was superb.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food!

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vipDavidH (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent menu, great service in a relaxed setting.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous energetic and happy servers attend the mostly family diners. Staff rolls with it - food is reliably fresh and tasteful. They have found the combination to their business success

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vipMadame (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed our meal, but found the restaurant to be a little dirty. Time to replace or recover the grubby bar stools.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food and good company

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KylahS 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food and experience. Happy hour is a must. We came back the next day, it was so good. It was a great addition to our trip to Maui.

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Birthdaygirls (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This was my third visit in the two weeks that I have been here. Best mai tai ever and great appetizers.

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RachelleH 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and amazing service. Our waitress was awesome and they were so accommodating for our party of 6 including a toddler and a baby.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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vipLuvyummyeats (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food and good servoce

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LisaH 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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CarolynH 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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vipVegan4Life (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This place is great but it's too popular now to be honest. There is always a large crowd waiting out front of the entrance and inside the restaurant to be seated. We showed up on time for our reservation (6:30 I believe) but had to wait and additional 20 minutes to be seated. Kind of a bummer when you're on time for your reservation and have places to go.

The food was excellent as usual but it's really just the crowds. It's uncomfortable to wait as every space is occupied to stand so you're constantly saying, sorry, sorry, sorry as you move out of the way.

It not their fault, that's what happens when you run a successful business.

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B787851 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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