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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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make sure you get a cookie before you leave. Again, all these high price restaurants are very similar, good food prepared just a little different. Have good singer entertainment

Thank Jim S
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's two restaurants here one upstairs that's pricy, steaks and seafood, one downstairs burgers pizzas salads Cheaper eats still very good , I had the fish sandwich served on a whole wheat bun with avacodo its was tasty. You can sit outside which I prefer. It's in a shopping mall which is busy, entertainment is provided by the mall .... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an early dinner here last week. Our waiter was good, the food was avarage, the prices were high for the size of the portion and when we the bill we saw the extra kitchen charge added to the bill. When we questioned our waiter we were told it was to help out the kitchen workers, seriously We have never... More 

1 Thank dkristmann
Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We attended a small intimate wedding on the beach here in Poipu and finished up the day with a wonderful meal at Merriman's. The staff and food were great. The wine list is quite good and the selections matched up quite nicely with our main course. If there was a complaint at all to be had it would be that... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner at Merriman's was one of the highlights of our weekend on Kauai. The food was superb, the service was exceptional, and we will enthusiastically return. We sat at the bar because we did not have advance reservations, but we were able to enjoy a spectacular Kauai sunset. The bartender, Mike, made us welcome, and watching his machine-like efficiency as... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The waiter we had was knowledgeable and made the experience a little nicer. My wife had the lobster and she told me it was the best she has ever eaten. Interesting wine list Reservation are needed.

Thank lOU r
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate dinner at Merriman's based on recommendation of a tourist we meant. We scheduled a 6:45 reservation via open table. We arrived 15 minutes early and the hostess seemed a bit confused about our reservation. We were directed to the bar to wait. It took 20 minutes for the bartender to poor me a Cabernet and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Merriman's for dinner last night and it was a wonderful meal with great live music. Had the lobster crab cakes and the fish and chips with a side of mashed potatoes. The live vocals and guitar music by Britt Kinoshita was awesome and relaxing and fit the atmosphere perfectly. Great place to watch the sunset if you can... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited Merriman's on the Big Island and when we saw one in Poipu, we decided to make this our Valentine's special dinner. The ambiance was even better than the one on the Big Island but the food and drinks were very comparable and unique. With so many good entrees to choose from, I always go with the fresh... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, 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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