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“Turn right. Go upstairs. Eat we'll.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #5 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Turn right. Go upstairs. Eat we'll.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Had a late lunch here on the patio overlooking the ocean. Started with the best Mai tai ever -- it's won local awards and it's obvious why. Ordered the fresh fish sandwich, poke tacos and truffle fries. Everything was perfect and the service was excellent. I would have come back for dinner that same day but I felt the need to explore the options of the island, even though I would have been thrilled to come back.

Visited June 2014
Thank Matt M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Went twice in two days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Family friendly restaurant and opportunity to get out of the hotel for a nice walk. Hotel craziness and amount that can be spent on food is astronomical. Short one mile walk up the street and we hit a diamond!

Menu is not huge but hits all the right spots. Fresh fish, poke, light appetizers, salads to steak and burgers.

Live music was constantly going and the staff was very attentive. We give it two thumbs up!

Thank Sportsbracer
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and great location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our experience at Monkeypod was so good that we went back two days later. We booked for 6pm but we actually got there just after 5 so we made it for happy hour and saved not only on drinks but also on our appetisers. The mai tai with the honey lilikoi foam on top was spectacular and they have a wide range of wines and beers to choose from. We both chose the pumpkin patch ravioli for appetiser both times we went. They were that good. They also have a wide range of pizzas which I was advised by our taxi driver are fantastic. The Ahi that I ate was perfectly presented and tasted great and my partner had the pulled pork sandwich both times we ate there and he is still raving about how good it was. The first night we went we had the banana cream pie for dessert and it was good but the second time we ate there I chose the strawberry marscapone cream pie and it was magnificent. The service was friendly and efficient both times we went and we sat inside on the first occasion and out on the balcony the second. Sitting outside you can enjoy a great view and watch the sunset which was probably my preference of the two. I would definitely recommend Monkey pod to anyone going to Maui for a great night out.

  • Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Will be back next time on Maui”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very good food, great beverage selection, great service. Everything was good except my steak., which seemed like it was a "second." Appetizers and other entrees were excellent.

Visited June 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

We loved the Poke at Monkeypod. The mahi mahi was great as well. This is a Meriman restaurant and lives up to the name. We highly recommend a relaxing place like this, outside of the fine dining every night.

Visited June 2014
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