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Merriman's Poipu

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2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571 (Poipu Road)
+1 808-742-8385
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, the food was delicious. The staff is highly trained and truly made our dinner enjoyable. Our wait staff was headed by Jared and he was top tier all evening. He made a great wine choice for me (Sancerre) after I deliberated over two offerings. Not in decision making mode after a day in the sun. Thanks, Jared for... More 

Thank lovehawaii50
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Merriman's never disappoints but this was our first time at the Poipy restaurant. Unsurprisingly, it was fantastic. The food is fresh, locally sourced and beautifully prepared. The service/wait staff are top class. Knowledgeable and friendly but also laid back. The seafood here was amazing. We had the lobster and the clam special. They were both excellent. This one does not... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course many restaurants in Kauai are open air, the street level Merriman's Pizza and Burgers being no exception. We were a party of six with two locals pitching their menu favourites. The setting, decor, furnishings were simple and comfortable, but unremarkable. The menu offered a good variety and it was burgers all around save one special request to the... More 

Thank JJMZ
Koloa, Hawaii
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Merriman's is one of the higher priced restaurants in Poipu, and a great treat for special occasions. We went for Valentines Day and loved every bit of our experience. We have eaten there twice before and each time the food has been perfect and the service great.

Thank rdmedd
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a bit pricing for the quality of food and service. The fish sandwiches were too solid for our taste. The waiter seemed to be trying hard to impress, not natural and spontaneous.

Thank Donald E
Santa Barbara, CA
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another fabulous location for a delicious meal & fantastic sunset. The mahi mahi was prepared superbly and the restaurant is very energetic spot.

Thank Sbroadhog
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there tonight. We sat at the bar The bartender jayme did not make eye contact for 10 minutes. Maybe she was busy but she should have said something to acknowledge that we were there It was odd When she finally asked for our drink order. We got it but she never ever asked if we wanted any food.... More 

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Spencer, Iowa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten here a number of times over the past few years and Merriman's continues to perform. My wife and I brought my sister to Merriman's last week and we were not disappointed. Our waiter, Justin, was gettting inundated by a large, demanding group and he kept up nicely. We were able to have a well paced meal that was... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner on February 11, 2017 while staying at the grand Hyatt, poipu. We both had the 50/50 entree with beef filet and macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi. The meal, the service and the open-air atmosphere were outstanding. With a moderate priced bottle of wine the check was about $200 plus gratuity. We will be going back!

Thank whitev15
United States
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always have a good experience at Merriman's in Hawaii. The ambiance differs from Island to Island, but the focus on fresh local fish and produce with great service is a constant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighbourhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8385
In a casual yet elegant setting of an Old Hawaii Plantation, Chef-Owner Peter Merriman serves his unique style of Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Kauai's Poipu. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh and local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset views over the Kukui'ula resort. We offer a premium bar upstairs, a downstairs cafe for casual dining, and over 1,000 bottles of wine in our cellar. Our facilities can host private parties and meetings. Our aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.

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