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Monkeypod Kitchen

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10 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea Gateway Center, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753 (Wailea Ike Drive)
+1 808-891-2322
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun atmosphere, fish tacos were spicy and tasty (they can hold the jalapeños though if you wish). I wish I had gotten one of the cocktails - all of the ones that I saw coming from the bar looked delicious!!! Will definitely come back!

Thank Libby G
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would never drink a mai tai at home, but something about Hawaii says Mai Tai to me, and Monkeypod has a great one. They also have really good food. My tuna was seared but could have been eaten raw as the quality was great.

Thank jdtFlorida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All cocktails are $9. All appetizers are half off, excluding the two raw items. All pizzas are $9, excluding the lobster one. Great drinks. Surprising flavors. Nice atmosphere. Wonderful service.

Thank Robert O
Kelowna, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good variety and good selection. We went twice during our one week stay on Maui and had great service both times. Happy hour is extremely popular, so arrive early.

Thank uliman49
North Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like a new puppy, we keep going back here trying to give it a chance to repeat a prior great experience a few years ago and once again went away disappointed. The service was very good as were the drinks but the food was another story. My wife had the seafood special and while it was okay, it wasn't something... More 

Thank mhny2525
Macon, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice and enjoyed our meal more the second time. The first time, I ordered the potstickers, and they were just okay - not terribly flavorful. The second time, both my husband and I ordered sandwiches, served on their house-made bread. Better. I had pulled pork. He had the chicken banh mi, and we both had half... More 

Thank Amy M
Portland, OR
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our part of 6 ate here for dinner. I highly recommend reservations, as this place is usually packed on weekends. The food is really good. Many gf options, but you have to ask about them, as they are not marked. The server was very knowledgeable. The food came out quickly, was prepared as ordered, and tasted great. There was live... More 

Thank pdxian
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had family dinner at this restaurant! We couldn't find there what we can eat. Every dish, what we chosen finally, was not good. We was very disappointed from this dinner!!! It was to much salt, fat. This is not a restaurant, this is a bistro. Not recommend for dinner.

Thank YuliaMa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Monkeypod is a well organized restaurant and capable of servicing large volumes of people. The service is snappy and the food is OK, we are in the winter season and its still busy with wait times please book well in advance. We had the fish tacos and they were delicious, however with the fish & chips the fish felt frozen... More 

Thank eraser10000
Kaysville, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bad food all around. We took 15 people to the Monkeypod and not one of the meals were decent. 5 out of 5 pizza's ordered were completely burnt on the bottom, three of the steak meals were so tough you could use it as shoe leather, and the rest of the food was so so. I will not be going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Wailea Gateway Place, Wailea Gateway Center, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
    (Wailea Ike Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-891-2322
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.

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