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“great restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
10 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-891-2322
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Ranked #10 of 41 Restaurants in Wailea
Price range: $10 - $30
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: Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is a place where foodies, beer lovers, and families escape the stresses of their day-to-day lives by enjoying an ice-cold beer and a great meal while surrounded by people who consider them honored guests and friends. Our restaurants are founded upon a passion for craft and we are dedicated to mastering the craft of food, drink, and merrymaking...With Aloha! Our menu features fresh island fish, hand tossed pizzas from our kiawe wood-burning oven, and homemade cream pies made from scratch. Thirty-six craft beers are on tap, each served at an optimal twenty-nine degrees. Our culinary cocktails feature unique ingredients such as acai spirit, coconut water, and Kula lavender. Our passion for craft also extends to our diverse wine list, which emphasizes sustainability, drinkability and fun. Come join us at our communal table, with friends old and new, and learn what it's like to share our "Lucky Live Hawaii" story.
Austin, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were so pleased with our experience at Monkeypod. We were happy to know it was connected to Merriman's which we have really enjoyed in the past. Monkeypod is a busy restaurant, a happening place! It has very good food, healthfully prepared. if you want a quieter environment go to the back of the restaurant, and enjoy the activity from a distance. They have a nice bar, great service and again good food. I think that is why it is so busy. A great variety of dishes, well prepared, good price. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Exceptional food with good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We arrived for dinner without reservations. The plethora of hostesses happily seated us within 10 minutes. There were A wide range of menu items with varying prices with noodles & burgers starting around $13.00 and fresh local fish around $30.00. The macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi with crisp vegetables, basmati rice in buerre blanc was excellent- worth the $34.00 price tag. Great casual atmosphere, excellent food, attentive waiters and tasty specialty cocktails.

Visited May 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great for couples or families...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were staying at a nearby hotel and asked our concierge for a really nice nearby restaurant...she said you can't go wrong at Monkeypod. We loved it!!! The food was terrific (between the five of us, we had everything from stir-fry to fresh fish, including pizza, chicken and a healthy salad). The service was great, our waiter very helpful and friendly and the atmosphere was fun without being too loud. There was a really enjoyable local singer playing that provided an enjoyable backdrop to our evening. My wife and I woupd have had a great time if it was just us but having our three adult kids with us made for an equally unforgettable evening. I can't recommend any more highly.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice But a Bit Loud”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nice restaurant with a very creative menu. Food was prepared and served as ordered. Good location on Wailea and easily accessible from all the major resorts. Reservations are a must. Only downside for us was the noise level inside the restaurant.

Visited April 2014
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Alcoa, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
“So LA- Only for the rich and famous, I guess?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nice view of the ocean, very very loud inside the restaurant. Couldn't get a reservation the previous night, so made one the second night a little bit earlier. VERY expensive food, first time I paid almost $20 for a cheeseburger! This place represented all that is wrong with our country. A bunch of 20-30 somethings spending $100 to $200 for a meal and thinking nothing of it. All dolled up arriving in their nice luxury vehicles. I am sure there is a reason I'm not a millionaire, and eating here made me realize this. I left feeling very embarrassed about wasting so much money when I know others in this world didn't get anything for dinner. What a shame!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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