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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Jerry B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank GreenMeanLV
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank 502LoLaC2013
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank NayiriA
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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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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, 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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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