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Monkeypod Kitchen

10 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 891-2322
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Ranked #10 of 39 restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wailea Ike Drive
Description: 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
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Ithaca, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed an excellent meal here during our Maui trip--perhaps the best dining experience we had! Vibe was relaxed & hip, food was amazing, service attentive. When at Monkeypod, you MUST save room for pie. Best desserts ever!

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San Antonio, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very busy restaurant with a lot of diners and a lot of staff that does their best to get you in and out quickly. The restaurant offers a vartiety of both tradtional and different types of food that should satisfy every diner. I had a beat salad with fresh greens, chevre and bacon that was out of... More

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Kelowna, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by for lunch April 2014. Food was excellent and service friendly and timely. Will make a point of stopping here again the next time we're in Wailea.

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Dundas, Ontario
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We couldn't figure out what the hype was about Monkeypod as we found it to be only average...and that was positively influenced by a very nice server. The location doesn't offer any view or ambiance. Inside seating is pretty packed and the patio overlooks the street. Sure, the happy hour appetizers are 1/2 price and pizza is cheap, but we... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Been to Maui many a time and we were staying next door (Grand Champions...avoid this place) and decided to stop for lunch. The place is amazing, staff wonderful and importantly, Knowledgable. Ordered Poppers for a starter..amazing. Fish and chips and fish tacos..tres dilish. The beers and drinks are modern, relevant and chic and they cater to kids as though a... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband & I had dinner here on a very busy Saturday night but we never felt rushed & the meal was very fresh & just as great as other Merriman restaurant. We started with Mai Tai's & amazing garlic truffle fries.We both had the seafood special which was very fresh & had great presentation. For desert we had banana... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Sure, you probably expect excellent seafood on Maui, but this place goes overboard. Three of us got fish while one (as always) got a steak. We were all thrilled with the meal, but not so thrilled with the noise level. It was really LOUD! Very nice cocktail menu, too.

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Wailea, Hawaii, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Happy hour is the best deal. 1/2 price appetizers and $9 pizza. It is the only time of day that drinks are reasonable. As is the new trend with all open ceilings it is loud and service and attitude is very hit or miss. Not inexpensive.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the truffle mushroom pizza and cold beer, but otherwise food was subpar. Service started good, but quickly soured. Too many other options in Maui. Skip Monkeypod.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend this restaurant. I turned 50 last week, and my brother took me, and 5 others to Maui to celebrate. We had eaten at this restaurant before, and decided it would be a perfect place to celebrate my birthday. We were right! Ryan runs (and owns) the place. His attention to our group and the food were just... More

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