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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Welcoming, casual elegance, best mai-tar ever, fabulous food, impeccable service, beautiful decor, no shortcom. Expensive but worth it.

Thank LoveToTravel317
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really great restaurant and the food is really good but it is a little overpriced for what you get. 4 great things: 1) you have to try the Mai-tai 2) they offer a 50/50 meal, meaning you can order two meals and they bring you half of each. (for those who can't decide on what to have)... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was very good, wait staff excellent and atmosphere/view very good. We had an ocean sunset view in an open setting (no windows). Cost for the meal is on the high end.

Thank OregonOutBound
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We almost overlooked this gem. The Kukuiula shopping center has a couple great restaurants but Merriman's is the best. We decided to stop in on our last day while shopping for gifts. We didn't have any reservations but were able to get a table by the live music. The music was a little loud but our waitress(Valerie?) did a Very... More 

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Placentia, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not have dinner there but we did go twice for drinks and apps. We sat at the bar and were treated well. The sunsets were extraordinary, the apps were delicious and the drinks were great!

Thank Tzipster
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pizza was over-priced, especially for the limited amount of toppings. That was bad enough, but the waiter we had was the rudest person ever, which really spoiled our meal.

Thank Linda H
New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Merriman's setting is gorgeous. The food... well .... It is a very popular spot and I suppose people are used to a $46 entree. I guess we had culture shock (and we are New Yorkers!) but we were disappointed in the overall value. While the food was good it just wasn't worth the price. Will go down-scale next time.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Merriman's was a terrific meal and we really loved the atmosphere, service, and food. The food is expensive and so is the wine, however, their fish is amazing and we even tried some of their meats which were terrific too.

Thank Paul S
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far our best meal in Kauai. The setting was lovely -- though in the shopping mall, it was on the second level and the open air, typically Hawaiian dining style was tastefully appointed. Food was great, interesting, tasty, artfully prepared. Recommended!

Thank LosAngelesRon
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had two superb lunches at the Merriman's in Waimea. Dinner in Poipu was a disappointment. The quality of the food and the cocktails was pedestrian and definitely not worth the price. The rating would be worse but for the friendly attentive service. Red Salt down the road is much better for the same prices.

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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
USD 25 - USD 100
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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