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“Great food in South Maui”
Review of Monkeypod Kitchen

Monkeypod Kitchen
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Ranked #5 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, 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.
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great food in South Maui”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

My wife and I were invited to join some new friends of ours in Maui at this hip and lively restaurant in Wailea and we loved the food, the live music and ambiance. Our only complaint would be that they seated us 1 hour late (we had reservations and showed-up on time), but that just gave us an opportunity to develop a nice appetite for the delicious, locally-sourced, organic menu items (like their pumpkin raviolis, wood-fired pizzas, and delicious salads). They also have a great assortment of draft beers and cocktails. Come around 9pm for happy hour!

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

After receiving numerous recommendations and passing by the ever-full restaurant, we decided to try MonkeyPod. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We tried the fish tacos, steak, grilled mahi mahi, chicken wings, and the kids pizza. The fish tacos were very tasty - not the best I've had but still quite good. The steak was really great, the mashed potatoes that accompany it have a slightly different flavour but were still delicious. The grilled mahi mahi and the chicken wings were also great. The only thing that we were kind of disappointed in was the kids pizza, it has asagio cheese which is very sharp and strong. If you love asagio then it's great, but if you're a kid who's expecting mozzarella then it's not. In addition, our waitress was lovely and the atmosphere of the restaurant is eclectic and fun. We would go back any day!

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South Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good apps and drinks”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here for happy hour, knowing that the half price appetizers we would order would be our dinner. Out server was great and super friendly. We ordered the chicken wings, pumpkin ravioli, and the margherita pizza (had a slice each and took home the rest). My husband ordered several maui brewery beers and was given a sample of one since he wanted to try it but didn't know if he would like it. I had my first Mai tai and then had the Pod Thai which I did enjoy more! During happy hour they also had live music. Monkeypod had just want we needed after a relaxing day at the beach!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Loved It!!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We went here twice for happy hour during our week long visit to Wailea. The food is amazing and I have to mention the lilikoi mai tai is a drink that should not be missed. I would definitely recommend visiting the Monkeypod Kitchen during happy hour for pizza, other great appetizers and a variety of exotic drink options. The service was exemplary. Can't wait to go back!!

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretty good stuff here….”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had heard SO MUCH about this establishment but personally not that impressed with their service; They were SUPER busy and we like a bit more attention from a waiter. Felt a bit like we were herded in and out? BUT, Wow...the menu and food (and dessert! CHOCOLATE PIE!) were a but on the WOW side. Worth a visit? SURE!

Visited August 2014
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