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Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui
Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui

Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Merrimanshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 669-6400
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Bar Menu: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
    Point Bar Hours: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm - 4:59pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30-1:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: Peter Merriman and Neil Murphy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our chef will create a menu specifically for you and your event. We are capable of doing small intimate groups of 25 or up to a large group of 250. We will use the same philosophy in preparing your group's food as we do in our restaurant. Fresh, Local, Sustainable, and Delicious!
  • Entertainment: We provide live music 7 days a week starting at 5:30pm and ending at 9:00pm.

    Sunday - Wednesday: Ranga Pae
    Monday: David Wolf
    Tuesday: Phil and Angela Benoit

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet for dinner. The Kapalua Resort offers free shuttle service through out the resort for guests.
A word from Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui
Chef/Owner Peter Merriman has transplanted his version of Hawaii Regional Cuisine to this beautiful ocean-side location in the Kapalua resort. He uses only the freshest products of which 90% or more are locally produced or caught, using only sustainable methods. Peter has always been a front runner in the "Farm to Table" concept. All food is prepared in a way that highlights the natural flavors of the food. We have a very friendly staff to ensure that you have an incredible dining experience. Their food knowledge is among the best in the industry. All this is in the most beautiful location within the resort, right on the water where the most incredible sunsets are watched nightly at our oceanfront winebar. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Fabulous ingredients perfectly prepared. I had the seared ahi, a dish I frequently order, and this was the best I ever had. The fried green tomato croutons on the Caesar salad are a party in your mouth. We're going back there tonight."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "The food was fabulous and the service was great and the sunset was perfect!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to my wife and I by a friend , and I must say we were not disappointed"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "OK, let's start with the fact that if you do a sit-down dinner for 4 you are going to drop between close to $200. Like many areas of Maui, it is expensive, but unlike many others, here you get an amazing dining experience, excellent service and one of the very best views in Maui for the sunset; quintessential Hawaiian views. The entire restaurant is open air, with unbelievable breezes cooling the entire area. Though we did not go experience it, Merriman's also has an excellent happy hour that enjoys all of the benefits stated above without the big check! In addition, it is LITERALLY adjacent to the Kapalua Beach, so you could first enjoy one of the nicest beaches, and snorkeling, in Maui before enjoying a great happy hour or meal! Aloha!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "So THAT'S what eggs are supposed to taste like. I've been eating the wrong thing for my54years. Seriously,the omelet was quite possibly the best I've every had. The French toast was very tasty also. Service was spot on. Let the whole situation linger,enjoying probably the best view on Maui while eating. View may have had something to do with the flavor,but I've dined there before & the food was just as good then. Great job!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Beautiful venue, outstanding food and service. Breath taking views of the ocean and Island of Maui. Our waiter JJ is the man! We will be back hopefully soon!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We just spend a week in Maui and made a point of dining at Merriman's on our first night and our last night there based on our experience at Merriman's in Kauai a few years back. There's no denying that the location and food are spectacular at this location, too. If you're looking for a leisurely dinner, views to die for and aren't concerned about cost then make the most of it and reserve a table around sunset. If cost is a concern, look at the menu online beforehand to be safe. Mixed drinks are fair compared to other area restaurants."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "West Maui has several high-end restaurants, and they're mostly pretty good, with similar levels of quality. Merriman's however, is a real standout. The food is attractive and imaginative, but the flavors are in a class of their own. Everything we ate was exceptional. For me it's a special occasion restaurant, because it isn't cheap. But you never feel burned, just a little sad that you can't eat at Merriman's more often."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We celebrated our 50th. wedding anniversary by having dinner at Merriman's -- it was perfect. The staff was friendly, helpful, congenial, yet professional at the same time. The ambience was outstanding and the food matched -- everything we ordered was prepared to perfection. We particularly appreciated that we were never rushed -- it was very relaxing and enjoyable. Kudos to Merriman's."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We come here anytime we are in Maui. hands down the best restaurant in Maui. Food, service and the sunset view are amazing. Bring your sunglasses."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This is a must when you visit the area. You will not be disappointed .... Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This was recommended by a local friend to celebrate a birthday. It was a great choice. The view and ambiance were great- Upscale Hawaiian plantation style. The food was fresh and a nice blend of intricate flavors. The ahi and mahimahi were flakey and well prepared. The chocolate flourless cake and lilikoi tart were delicious. The only downside was that after introducing themselves the two waiters didn't bring bread as requested quickly and weren't as attentive as you'd expect for a 5 star restaurant. But even with that it was still a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Merriman's was wonderful. Great food, beautiful setting .... Be sure to arrive in time for sunset."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I think our meal at Merrimans was one of the most pleasant dining experiences we have ever had. EvEry part of it from the view ,the service, and the food was incredible. We had appetizer, salad and entrees and dessert. We were not hurried at all. Every dish was flavorful and had a unique element to it. Can't wait to have the opportunity to return."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "While here on vacation, we planned to celebrate our anniversary. My sister recommended Merryman's for the food and outstanding view. We made reservations and definitely enjoyed our dinner. Our server Sean was very friendly, informative and courteous. When we visit again, we will surely make reservations again."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We selected the cinamon french toast, lobster bennie, friend green tomato bennie and juke and LOVED them ALL! Seriously, the best brunch EVER! And the location is so spectacular, there really isn't a better view anywhere on the west side of Maui. We also recommend the fresh squeezed juice, they feature a different one fresh every weekend and ours was carrot based with cucumber, so refreshing! A MUST GO!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We come here every year for my husbands birthday. He says he has never had a better filet in his life and that seems to be all he eats when we go out. We have been to all the fancy restaurants on this side of Maui and it's my husbands favorite. The view, the ambiance and great food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have visited Merriman's for dinner a number of times and both the food and service is always spectacular. When we heard they now served brunch, we had to try it. The food was outstanding but the service was sorely lacking. Our drinks were empty for the majority of our meal and our server didn't stop by or even look in our direction. Luckily the guy filling water glasses was on the ball. I didn't recognize any of the three servers working so after we paid I asked the hostess if they were all new. She said two were but that our server was not. The hostess didn't seem at all curious about my question. Not the experience I expected for an $85 brunch for two."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The views of the ocean take over the entire restaurant however the food is equally as spectacular. Try any of the fish specials. The steak was cooked to perfection. Pricey but oh so worth it!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was fair. Fish was overcooked and uneventful"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Outstanding . . . Best restaurant in Maui? Food was delicious and the view was excellent"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "the best dining experience, I have had in a very long time...the place is pretty much near perfection. thanks for making this a stand out on our vacation."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "we saved Merriman's for our last night in Maui based on reviews and recommendations from friends and we were not disappointed. It was everything we were told it would be from start to finish. Beautiful room, excellent service and fantastic menu and food. Our waiter David was the best, a true professional. A must visit when in Maui, we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Merriman's has to be the best on Maui. If you are visiting this restaurant has to be a dinner stop for you."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is one of Maui's best restaurants. Great food and awesome views. Sasha was a great waitress. We come every trip. Amazing!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The view and the food were exceptional. My fish was served in a mushroom butter sauce and was fantastic as was my wife's meal. The app was scallops, if they are on the menu get them, a slice of heaven. Ok, we were there on the 8th at about 730, the waiter was new I think, and overly attentive, I could not get a word in edgewise with my wife. The apps and food were not spaced apart (5 minutes) and he kept coming to the table asking us if everything was ok. If they had been busier I would have been more upset (thinking they were trying to turn tables). Dude chill, give people time, its ok."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Merriman's has the best sunsets in Maui and is one our favorite places for Happy Hour. The dinner menu is filled with great fresh fish entrees and the steaks are to die for. A visit to Merriman's is a must each time we visit Maui. The service, food, atmosphere, and the fantastic sunsets make Merriman's our favorite restaurant in Maui."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Overall, loved the ambience, had a fantastic table with an awesome view and service was good, if a tad overbearing at times. However, the two entrees we ordered, Mac Nut Crusted Monchong and Jidori Chicken were booth overcooked and dry. The chicken was particularly bad, having been prepared sous vide then flat iron grilled to crisp the skin, must have been left on way too long. The Monchong was edible, but definitely overcooked. On a positive note, we had a couple of amazing appetizers and our salads were spot on. Dessert was good too, but not memorable. Unfortunately, we just couldn't get over the quality of the main courses. I am going to assume we came on an off night, probably still worth a visit if you are on the island."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "What a change. Sloppy service, wanted bottled flat water, took almost 10 minutes. Daughter wanted a virgin lava flow she said it was the worst of her trip and dad says it was the most expensive. Even the adult drinks are too strong. Great when I was 20 but I prefer quality, I can afford a second drink. We didn't want a lot of pepper on the peppercorn steak, they said they could accomidate us but it seemed like they replaced the pepper with salt, way to much! Ordered Creme Brulee for desert. The carmelized sugar on top was way to thick, it made the entire desert too sweet. The entire evening felt like we had the "B" team, other reviewers are saying a lot of the same stuff. Sad, it was a great top notch place but we won't be returning."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "So glad friends recommended it. Best meal on Maui and we have had some truly great meals. Must try."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The location of our table was the best view in the restaurant of the Kapalua Bay, the beach, the ocean beyond and above all, the sunset; our waiter was personable, efficient and we enjoyed talking with him, his recommendations were excellent, and the food and wine was exceptional. A memorable experience."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I loved Merriman's! The food, wine selections and service were top notch! My husband and I were on our honeymoon and they treated us like we were very special people! I will continue to go back there while in Maui! Wonderful place!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food with a unbelievable view. Best food in the Kaanapali / Kapalua area. Great for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner while watching the sunset. We will definitely be back. The Hawaiian bread pudding was delicious."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Merriman's has it all: an incredibly scenic setting, food seasoned to perfection, and friendly service knowledgeable about every ingredient on the menu. Opting for a vegan meal or asking for the chef to accommodate food restrictions is no problem for this "can-do" restaurant team. Merriman's sets a shining example for the entire restaurant industry!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Overall dinner experience was good. Ingredients were very fresh though execution of dishes were only fair. We were expecting more wow in each dish but they were ordinary. Good portions."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The restaurant was gorgeous, food good but service was terrible. Drinks took for ever so much that they said they would remove them off the bill but they didn't! Our waiter mike was aloof and Clueless. The food was good and the view is awesome. Great for drinks on the patio . I think we just got back luck with service that night. Bummer."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Unlike many if the other top places they have your table ready on time with a reservation. Great dinner with the entire family"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This is a must do when you visit. The most beautiful view in Maui for sunsets. Food is wonderful. Service is great. As my husband says every time we visit, baby it's romance time'"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have gone to Merriman's in Waimea for many years, as well as Merriman's Mediterranean Cafe in Waikoloa. This is the first time we had been over to Maui to dine at Merriman's Kapalua. We found it to be beyond our expectations and enjoyed it thoroughly! The old Bay Club site, combined with Merriman's atmosphere, service, and most importantly, food, was tremendous. Perhaps, we would catagorize it as the best restaurant we have visited on the islands, in the 30+ years we have been vacationing there. Great job!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014