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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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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious and music was great, but the service was terrible. The lady at the bar never even spoke to us. I expected much better service.

Thank Robin080
Redmond, Washington
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting was great; food was outstanding; love the drinks and the music was really nice. All in all we had a fantastic experience at Merriman's in Poipu. Highly recommended!

Thank Bruce H
Metuchen, New Jersey
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160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Merriman's is a well known chain of Hawaiian places that serves generally solid food. The one in Poipu is no exception. Food was delicious. Corn clam chowder was superb, and the mahi mahi catch of the day was moist and flavorful. Desserts are a bit over the top, so I opted for ice cream. Unfortunately, in this day and age,... More 

Thank FredRo1948
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upstairs has high-end restaurant with open, plantation-style layout; casual feel, with white table clothes. Downstairs: gourmet pizza and burgers, with lower prices. We went upstairs and enjoyed a clam appetizer special, with farm-grown local clams, steamed, very sweet and as big as silver dollars, in a tasty broth with a touch of chili and layered with sautéed kale ($17). We... More 

Thank Tom G
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at the downstairs restaurant, looking for a good kid dinner option. Love the farm to table concept. The 9 year old's cheese pizza was OK. My pork and pineapple pizza was OK. The companion's burger was OK. Our desserts were very good - a passion fruit mousse and an "adult" root beer float. Service was prompt and... More 

Thank Debormor
Bend, Oregon
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are specifically referring to the downstairs Merriman's Gourmet Pizza & Burgers in this review. We have eaten here on three other occasions, most recently in late March 2017 and then a few days later on April 1, 2017. The consistency in food and service in just a few days was very disappointing. We ordered the exact same food (a... More 

Thank cajrt
Salem, Oregon
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere and the staff was lovely. The waiter was very helpful with recommendations. Loved all his choices. Will go back.

Thank Lori F
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the more casual restaurant downstairs and ordered a burger and fish tacos. My husband raved about the fish tacos-simply amazing, he said. My burger was good, not over the top. The biggest issue was the service. The young man was slow in bringing drinks, then we had to ask for forks, knives & napkins. Overall great food,... More 

Thank Jill M
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant in February during our stay in Kauai. We walked here for a dessert and drinks. The bartender was very friendly and the drinks were good. We ordered the CRUNCHY HAWAIIAN MOLTEN CHOCOLATE PURSE! It was amazing! We had no idea what to expect. I will recommend to everyone to order one or two. Very nice place... More 

Thank mamashima
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230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in the casual restaurant downstairs at Merrimans. It is indeed a casual spot with a menu consisting of burgers, pizza, tacos etc. Two of us had fish with the beet salad, one had pizza and I had fish tacos. The ladies said their fish was overcooked and dry. The fish tacos were okay but I have have definitely... 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, Vegan 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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