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“Great restaurant and quick service”
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #6 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Newark, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and quick service”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice while in vacation. Once for lunch and once for dinner- both times we had great food and great service in a lively atmosphere. It was also reasonably priced.

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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“I'd Climb A Tree for Their Food!”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended to us by people who visit Maui regularly and it didn't disappoint! Excellent food, attentive wait staff. We had taro hummus as an appetizer, lobster truffle pizza and fish and Chios for dinner and an outstanding (good as my mom's) banana cream pie for dessert. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing food, waitstaff”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Monkey pod was recommended by the local in Maui and this restaurant did not disappoint. Everyone we encountered was extremely friendly and made the experience even better. We got the lobster pizza, fish special, Mai tai, pumpkin ravioli. All of it was amazing. The pizza was probably some of the bet pizza we have ever eaten. Must go if in Maui.

  • Visited July 2014
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Devon, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“The best.”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited based on a friend's recommendation due to an extensive draft beer selection. We visited during happy hour. Best Mai Tai I ever had and it wasn't the typical watered down version found at most places during happy hour. They had great happy hour deals on cocktails and selected food. The staff were professional and knowledgeable about the beers and other menu items. Pizzas and pork tacos were outstanding. Nice modern atmosphere. We were disappointed that we didn't have time for another visit. This was the best overall dining experience (casual, family-oriented) that we had on Maui.

Visited July 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Favorite places to eat”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This has become a 'destination restaurant' for our family. We plan a couple visits whenever we can come to Maui. We've experienced consistently good food and great service. Local ingredients make a big difference. I'm still not a fan of the yogurt smoothies, but admittedly I'm not a kale eater either. (they do have a great beer selection). In addition to great seafood options, their steaks are uncommonly good for a restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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