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Monkeypod Kitchen

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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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
USD 10 - USD 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Checked in downstairs. They checked our vax card and ID before entering. There is a 4% kitchen service, this is a first during our Maui trip so far. :/ All of the ingredients are sourced from the old land and fish is caught daily and...fresh, there's no fridge. Today's fish is mahi-mahi. Sienna is waiting on us today. We ordered truffle fries and lobster deviled eggs, Caesar, mixed green salad, a Mahi Mahi tacos and truffle mushroom pizza. The truffle fries are hand-cut. Truffle oil is very slight, more would have been more notable. The fries are soft and soggy too, crispy would have been better for sure. The deviled eggs are okay. The lobster chunk is decent but the deviled egg itself is much too bland. The Caesar salad and the mixed green salads were so-so, neither was special or impressive. The Mahi Mahi tacos were pretty good, nice big piece of fish in two of the tacos. The slaw and sauces were well paired. The truffle mushroom pizza was on a hard crust, but wilted body. The pizza dough was dense and heavy. The truffle oil was too skimpy as were the mushroom slices too. The cheese is really rubbery is not how I prefer my pizza much. Just covered it up with crushed pepper and it makes it all tolerable. The live music is good for ambiance. The service was good at least. The tacos were good, rest was disappointing and for the price too.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant!! The food & atmosphere are amazing!! Mai tai’s are sooo good, very cool looking & tasting. A must on the island of Maui !

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited 20 min, live music and amazing Mai tai with that frothy top. Service Wes prompt and friendly. Nice open dining room.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is great. The food and the Hawaii mai tai very delicious! The service was great and friendly people.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for happy hour drinks and snacks. A great time to eat with discounts on drinks and eats. We had the wings, corn chowder, and pumpkin ravioli. all were pretty tasty but the pita bread was uneventful and dry. We were seated outside and unfortunately...they were playing music pretty loud which made conversations more difficult.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warning, this review may be influenced by the consumption of three Mai Tais! But seriously, the food was equally as delicious. I had read that the wait could be long, but we like to dine on the late side anyway, so went and put our...name on the list at 7pm and went back to our nearby condo to wait it out. We received the text that our spot was ready about 80 minutes later, and had ten minutes to get there for our seat at the bar. We love sitting at the bar and watching the bartenders work their magic, and all of the bar seats were well spaced out for social distancing. We ordered our first Mai Tai, and were blown away by presentation & taste! For food, we split the wings, then had the fish & chips and fish tacos as our entrees. Each dish was very tasty and every last crumb was devoured. We were having so much fun talking with the very friendly staff, that we ordered one more Mai Tai before calling it a night.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Monkeypod! Had the best Mai Tai here (and at Merriman’s, owned by the same people). Had the burger and it was the best burger I’ve ever had. Maui beef is fantastic! Everything on the menu is locally sourced and fresh! We loved our waitress...from Oregon! Can’t remember her name buy she was awesome and very cool! We tried the strawberry pie which made my eyes roll in the back of my head! It was unreal how good it was! We almost licked the plate! Definitely a go to in Maui!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! It was worth the wait. Went around 4:35p on a Thursday and waited about 40min. Ordered the Kalua & Pineapple pesto pizza, Maui cattle cheeseburger and a lava flow. Also got the strawberry cream pie for dessert. Every plate was eaten clean. No...leftovers at all. Strawberry cream pie was light and yummy with hints/chunks of cheesecake. Crust was also good. I wanted to try the chocolate too but I just didn't have the room. Overall, would recommend and would return. I actually want to come back before we leave. Great place!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Hotel Wailea with no dinner reservations and ventured out to Monkeypod , it was very close and easy to find . Our first impression was that even though it was so packed with an extended wait , the Hostess was so...warm and nice , this A+ service continued with our Waiter once we sat . As advertised the Mai Tai was the best we had ever had , we ordered the wings and ravioli for apps and both were good as well . The entrees though were just average , they had no Mahi Mahi so the fish and chips was a white fish that we were unfamiliar with , too dense and not very flavorful , the pork and pineapple pizza is more of a gimic and just okay . Overall , a very pleasant night out .More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! We had lots of apps, Mai Thais, and Entrees and I would recommend it all! Everything made in house / local, this is a must visit!

Date of visit: September 2021
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18 March 2020|
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Response from Ron2014 | Reviewed this property |
Casual beach
4 December 2019|
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Response from DON P | Reviewed this property |
The full menu is on their web page. There were no bad dishes that we saw. The pizza's are excellent with good vegan choices. Something for everyone. Go early as it is very busy.
2 September 2019|
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Response from Martha S | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor seating if you are going to view the sunset!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monkeypod Kitchen

Yes, Monkeypod Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Yes, Monkeypod Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Monkeypod Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4