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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
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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!

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by for lunch. Three of our four meals were wonderful. The kale salad, large and fresh. The Korean pork tacos and the quesadilla excellent. Truffle fries were ordered, with outstanding house made ketchup. All good. The lone disappointment was the Margarita pizza. The pizza dough seemed to be of the frozen variety, the sauce was plain, and is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we visited on Christmas eve, and despite the fixed menu, had our BEST meal on the island. We visited other heavily reviewed and notable high-end restaurants and they didn't come close. We had a sunset view, amazing wines, amazing food. have been to Merriman's on Maui and this is better.

Thank Bev A
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed Merriman's many times during our stay. (5 out of 9 nights) Very friendly staff, locals and tourists enjoy the super food - excellent!! They offer fine dining upstairs and casual menu downstairs. Great happy hour specials!

Thank gibbcat
El Granada, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here with my family twice in the last week. The second visit was a last-minute decision when we couldn't get a table at another place. Our waiter was so bad tonight. It was remarkable (and so here I am, remarking). If I had had this guy on my first visit, we would not have returned. He was a... More 

Thank Keith G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food quality for price of any place we've been to in Kauai. Imaginative and well prepared in a lovely setting. We ate in the casual down stairs patio. Pizzas were perfect. My very hungry teen age son proclaimed his BKE burger the best burger he'd ever eaten. Pretty magical watching the sunset while listening to a solo musician play... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, the setting, the service ( thank you Sherday and Jessica) and beautiful music were all spot on. We had the nightly specials and they were prefect. The view at sunset is world class. We celebrated the last night of our vacation at Merriman's and we will return. It was truly a treat.

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94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice in a nice new modern outdoor mall. They were super nice to us. We actually ate downstairs in their casual grill so that we could watch a football game. Nice friendly place. Very trendy looking (sort of like a shutters/club look). But it was very expensive - especially the upstairs dining room. Entrees start at $35 and go... More 

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South Carolina
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Merriman's is one of our favorite restaurants on Kauai. We love both the downstairs restaurant, which is more casual and less expensive, and the upstairs restaurant. The restaurant downstairs has excellent fish tacos. And friendly service. All the dishes we have tried have been prepared very well. When we dined upstairs in November, the dining room wasn't full and we... 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
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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