Good food is practically synonymous with the name Peter Merriman. One of the founding fathers of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine in the islands, Merriman crafted a more casual eatery named Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman and has since opened a new third location at Whalers Village. With extremely popular Monkeypods already in Wailea and Ko Olina (Oahu), this new location offers guests a chance to try delicious, locally-sourced, fusion cuisine in Kaanapali too.
One of the highlights of this eatery known for shared plates, craft brews and exciting cuisine is the enticing and affordable happy hour menu. Served daily from 3pm-5:30pm and again 9pm-11pm, the happy hour menu consists of half off small plates, except poke and oysters, $10 pizzas (minus the bourgeois pizza) and various drink specials including specialty beers starting at $5, wines by the glass for $7, cocktails for $9.50 and Maui Ocean Vodka Cocktails for $6.
What I love about Merriman’s is the consistency of the food. You can dine at any of his restaurants and the quality, taste, flavor, preparation and execution are always spot-on. Happy Hour can be a bit hectic and the service may not be as attentive as compared to regular lunch or dinner service, but the food will always leave me coming back again and again.
Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital
marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA
and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University.
An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.