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“My favorite restaurant on Maui!”
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #4 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
San Diego
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant on Maui!”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This place was so good we went there twice during a week long stay on the island.

The service is great, the food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is energetic. Definitely make a reservation, at least one day in advance, especially if you want outdoor patio seating, as this place gets very busy.

The variety of food items they have on the menu is great. It ranges from fish tacos and burgers all the way up to premium seafood and steak dishes. The wine list is extensive and the cocktails are great.

You can end up spending a fair amount or you can choose to keep it at a reasonable price level, that was the beauty of the variety in their menu selection and prices.

All items, from starter and salads, to main dishes and desserts, that my friend and I tried were delicious. We had one minor hiccup with an overcooked brussell sprout side we ordered but that was easily forgivable as the remainder of the entire experience (both visits) was so well done.

From what I was told by locals, this is one of the newer restaurants on the island. I certainly hope they keep up this level as I will definitely return on my next visit.

Stephen Nelson
San Diego, CA

  • Visited June 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Go for Happy Hour”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Great food and a great price if you go at Happy Hour. We sat outside (we had made an online reservation but there was lots of room) and had a lovely view of the ocean.

Visited June 2014
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Chesterland, Ohio, USA
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“surprisingly good food in an odd place”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This little restaurant is at the top of the hill leading into the resorts at Wailea beach. It sits in a small strip of stores and you wouldn't think much of it when driving by. Take the time to stop in for lunch or dinner. We stopped for lunch one day and had a great meal. The cocktails are as unique as the food. Give it a try.

  • Visited May 2014
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Shoalhaven, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great, fun, warm place”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant, we arrived and were seated quickly, as we had a reservation, although people without a reservation had to wait some time. The atmosphere was more of a casual, fun sports bar vibe. The food was not cheap, although we did enjoy it. I had a pizza, and hubby had pork tacos, which were a bit too spicy. We also had wings which were yummy. A fun experience, would dine here again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Boring with a commercial feel”
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I felt like I was at an American family chain restaurant. The waitstaff was very nice, but I can safely say that the hope for a special meal is lost as soon as you're handed one of those impersonal bright red LED/vibrating devices. The food was standard American fare with a Hawaiian twist. If you have to eat here, order an overpriced pizza. The cocktails aren't bad!

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