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“Too much Hype” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
10 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 891-2322
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Ranked #11 of 40 restaurants in Wailea
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Too much Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We heard from the people at the hotel that this place was great. We made a reservation two days in advance and were so excited to eat there. When we got there at our reservation time we still had to wait 45 minutes. after finally getting seated outside at a large tabel with no light we received our food which was at best ok. Very overpriced for so so food. Our server was awesome however.
We all left there very dissapointed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kamloops, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“This is a wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were all quite surprised by this place! There were 9 of us for dinner - and we booked through open table. Everything went without a hitch. The drinks were great (try the Pod Thai drink it was awesome), the food was quick and delicious! Would highly recommend the daily fish and chips (Tonight was Mahi Mahi). We even got to see Alice Cooper!! It also has free Wifi.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clovelly, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Monkeypod”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We went to Monkeypod tonight. Ordered the steak to share. Tiny portions but worse the beef was not hot, warm!!!. Who wants a hot meal I do. Highly overated!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Called to check on the wait, but was hung up on when trying to make reservation. Went there anyway and waited in line for an hour. Restaurant was overpriced and noisy. The food was decent, but not worth the price. My husband ordered a $16.00 hamburger, but it didn't come with any sides. Had to pay an extra $2.00 for fries.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Give it a try!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My family went here for dinner over the Christmas holiday (based on recommendations online). We mad a reservation (that morning) and did not have to wait. Drinks-- amazing! Food--pretty good! Music, atmosphere-- fun night! The mai tai is the best we have ever had. Chicken wings were great, salads and fish and chips. Some had the pizza, just ok- lobster pizza. Fish special with jalepeno mashed potatoes was one of the best meals we had on our vacation!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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