Celebrated chef Peter Merriman’s latest venture spotlights local, organic produce, pasture-raised beef, and sustainably caught fish—all of which contribute to better tasting food. Pull up a seat at the lively bar here and enjoy saimin (soup with locally made noodles), bulgogi pork tacos, or Waipoli greens with beet and chevre. The expansive drink menu is among the island’s best—offering everything from fresh coconut water, kombucha, and “shrubs” (soda or juice with fresh muddled herbs) to award-winning handcrafted cocktails. The dessert menu is less inspired; the cream pies are only so-so. A second location at the Whaler’s Village shopping mall in Kaanapali serves the same fare.
In the Wailea Gateway Plaza, 10 Wailea Gateway Place, #B201
Our Rating Neighborhood Wailea Hours Daily 10:30am–11pm Phone 808/878-6763 Prices Main courses $17–$41 Cuisine Type American/Local Web site Monkeypod Kitchen Other Reservations recommended. Also in Whaler’s Village, 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy., Kaanapali