Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman Maui, Guide & Review
Monkeypod Kitchen is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm. If you’re staying in Wailea, this is a restaurant you cannot miss. The place itself is significant, with many tables scattered around the restaurant. Wooden table tops and printed sofas complement one another and add a touch of elegance to the whole place. There are surfboards of every color hanging from the top. Waiters are running around carrying colorful foamy drinks everywhere. Foodies, beer lovers, and families gather here every night. The crowd is full of honeymooners, locals, and visitors.
There is also live music every day, which you can listen to while eating and drinking. It is not so loud as to disturb you or your conversation. Their jalapeno mashed potatoes and rosemary roasted chicken wings are a big hit. They sound so simple but taste good. Find how you would like your fish—a sandwich, burger, taco, or on its own with a crust. You must try out one of their pies to wrap up your meal.
They boast about their drinks, but their Mai Tai is excellent for a good reason. It was full of light juicy flavors and foam on top. Their Makawao Ave high west double is a mix of rye, angostura bitters, lemon, and house-made cayenne-ginger beer. Over 50 or more carefully curated bottles of wine are also up for you to taste. Many seasonal and limited-release beers are also available. The serves are fun; you know what you should get when you’re here.