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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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Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to visit after a day at the beach. There is an upstairs and a downstairs and each level has a different menu. There were gluten-free and vegan options available. Service was great as well.

Thank Cyndy S
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime we visit Kauai I insist to visit this restaurant. Since I have discovered the BKE burger,there is no burger to compare with. I love it. I like to eat it with a smooth mai tai. Service is good and the people are friendly. Wonderfull!!!

Thank Michelzvp
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure why Merriman's is rated so highly by other reviewers and the yearly survey in Honolulu Magazine. We were 45 minutes early (due to misjudging the drive time). Although there were empty tables, we were not seated until 5 minutes before our reservation time. The upside of that was the best Mai Tai I've ever had at... More 

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Sagle, Idaho
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here during our recent week-long visit to Kauai, and we both agreed that this was one of the best meals we had on the island. The food and cocktails here were quite good, but it was the service that really earned our kudos. Although the hostess originally planned to seat us indoors, the live... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hit here on our first day on Kauai. The food was good but would wait to be seated for this place. The service was ok and the bathrooms were clean. They did have options for Gluten Free.

Thank Darren S
Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice dinner here. We had a table upstairs with a beautiful view. Our waiter was very friendly and the drinks were great. We had the lamb chops with macadamia crusted ahi as well as the seafood pasta. The pasta was pretty bland - I would not get it again but the lamb and ahi was awesome. The... More 

Thank Peter T
New York
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard so much good things about this restaurant we could not wait to experience it. It was a mixed blessing. My husband ordered seared tune, and it was to die for. I ordered the daily special, mahi-mahi over a vegetable hash. The dish came on a fairly deep plate, swimming in a half an inch of olive oil. The... More 

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Woodside, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really wanted to like this place as we've been to other Merriman's and really liked the food. We ate at the more casual bar downstairs. I had a burger which was just a standard burger (frankly, would have been just as happy with an In n Out burger) but it was decent. My husband had the fish tacos, but... More 

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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had cheeseburgers and fries. Ok for the price. However, the service on this occasion and two others was very slow. On one of those occasions we were told that no tables were available for our group of four, but we could see at least four tables in the bar area were vacant. We left without ordering and went to... More 

1 Thank 204CraigS
Lihue, Hawaii
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was fantastic and our waitress, Jayme was just so much fun to be around. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank wmelancon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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