We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6822
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monchong” (35 reviews)
“filet” (76 reviews)
“lamb” (90 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,668)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,621 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Merriman’s for lunch, as the price point for dinner is a little steep for us. For starters we ordered the Caesar salad and the warm goat cheese salad. Our server let us know in advance that the goat cheese wouldn’t actually be served...More

Thank HKfromAK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant when visiting the Big Island! We always have the most delicious food, and fantastic service. When we were there recently, it was perfect again! Since we were with another couple, and none of us could decide on an entree because they...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to Waimea would not be complete without dining at Merrimans Waimea Lunch was simply delicious! Starters AHI POKE Crushed Avocado, Ogo, Maui Onion, Molokai Sweet Potato Chips The second while trying to decide on our lunch entrees POTATOES, ROASTED WITH PARMESAN Parsley, Kona...More

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most reviews are easy and straight forward. This one is not. We first encountered Peter Merriman's first restaurant in Waimea almost a decade ago. As now, this was for lunch, and the experience was wonderful. Innovative fine dining is now the norm, and Merriman was...More

Thank madqdog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Merriman's in Waimea periodically over about 15 years. Our dinner tonight was another winner. The food was great, the setting was comfortable, the service was attentive and friendly (thanks Jim and colleagues), and we were glad to be there again. The wine...More

Thank cpenny61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Merriman's. It was delightful. The food and the service were fantastic. We definitely recommend this place and would come again. And will when we are back on the big island.

Thank barbj1010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dinner was a highlight on our vacation. Our meals were perfectly prepared and delicious. The service was welcoming from the time we arrived until we left. The dining room is nicely decorated and has a very welcoming atmosphere. Thank you for accommodating us earlier...More

Thank Tjk109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider myself lucky to have found this restaurant on Open Table. The food is locally sourced and very authentic Hawaiian, with a modern twist. The appetizers, main courses, and desserts were all fantastic. Our servers were attentive without being a nuisance. There were groups,...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Merriman's during happy hour and, yes, the mai tais are excellent! The appetizers were delicious and size appropriate for a mid-afternoon meal. The outdoor patio was comfortable and the music was enjoyable. We're so happy we spent our time there.

Thank Jacksons4112015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife chose Merriman's to celebrate her birthday as it is one of her favorite restaurants. The staff was very friendly and the waiter was very professional, knowledgable and efficient. The reservations at Merriman's begin at 6:45 pm. I'm not sure if they turn the...More

Thank Gordon K
Nearby HotelsSee all 47 hotels in Island of Hawaii
Kamuela Inn
396 reviews
.17 km away
Waimea Country Lodge
105 reviews
.83 km away
Waikoloa Honu and Gecko Condominiums
1 review
15.14 km away
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
1,375 reviews
15.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hawaiian Style Cafe
1,075 reviews
.20 km away
Waimea Coffee Company
212 reviews
.25 km away
Red Water Cafe
457 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Parker Ranch
131 reviews
.73 km away
Waimea Homestead Farmers Market
58 reviews
.78 km away
Isaacs Art Center Museum and Gallery
31 reviews
.36 km away
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
26 reviews
1.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from loriwoodsansohn | Reviewed this property |
You should call for the exact times. Approximately 2-4:30. The drinks are good prices and a fair menu for happy hour Then they close for dinner. We came early for drinks, outside on the patio, then switched to inside... More
21 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Miki G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own wine. I think it was $25 corkage but I could be wrong.
20 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 16 answers
Response from LoisonMaui | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is a fine dining establishment. I think you would feel more comfortable wearing slacks and a nice shirt. It isn't really a shorts and flip flops type of place.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 16:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing