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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: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Bar Menu: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
    Happy Hour: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:59pm
    Point Bar Hours: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a great place for whatever event you have going on. Romantic. Great scenic views. Outstanding wine list. Top notch service. You can not go wrong at Merriman ' s in Kapalua."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and I were on our honeymoon to Maui. A family friend recommended Merriman's without further specifying why and how, only "trust me. you will not regret it." We made a 9pm (last order time) reservation, b/c we couldn't get earlier table times (guess is due to high popularity) The valet parking guy was friendly, our waitress was amazing and knowledgeable of the menu and ensured us we did not have to rush. We ordered lobster and the daily fish as entree, and an appetizer. Food and drink were outstanding, and the vibe was great at the restaurant... there's even a live band playing (up to 9:15 i believe) Definitely for more mature crowd, as you see many couples and larger group of couples here. Expensive, but it's worth every dollar."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everything we had was absolutely perfect, and the views cannot be beat. Make sure you get there in time to catch the sunset!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our waiter never checked back on our table of 2 throughout whole dinner. Horrible service!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wonderful location, great staff - really good service, and the food was fantastic - hard to chose. Not cheap but worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was great. The staff is proud of what they do and work to provide an experience. They describe all the dishes. They give advice on when to take the best sunset pictures. Visit if you are on NW Maui."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Celebrating our 10 year anniversary AT the spot we married (f/k Bay Club Restaurant) it is the ultimate in romantic, scenic dining. Kapalua Bay/beach, sunset, water, and the food was good as well. Highly recommend. Go early 6-6:30 to enjoy the view/sunset."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had read about Merriman's being one of the top restaurants on Maui and so made a reservation two months out before our trip. We had a 7:30 reservation, which is considered its second seating, and asked for a special table with a great view of the ocean since this was out first visit to the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The table was right next to the window in the corner so that is was the most private table at the restaurant with a great view. But this restaurant was more than a nice table. From the ambience to the service to the food itself, everything was top notch. Our server was very attentive and each of our meals were cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was very slow. Took 25 minutes to get a drink. Salad was fresh but all other food was just ok. We use to love going here but past 2 visits have been bad. Skip the restaurant and head to outdoor bar for a cocktail at sunset."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this restaurant. A nice selection of wine and cocktails. The food was on point and so was the service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Heaven on earth! Great food, beautiful setting & wonderful attentive service from "Davey"!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is a MUST for dining on Maui. The views are unparalleled, service is excellent and food is always fresh and of the finest ingredients."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant on the water; Romantic and great food and service! The Cavatelli pasta appetizer was fantastic!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience was spectacular. Pricey but the quality is superb. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We heard great things about Meriman's but we found the service marginal and the food average. Much better restaurants to choose from."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was a bit overpriced for the quantity they served."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We've been coming to Maui for years and finally made it to Merrimans. What a treat! The food was outstanding and the view exceptional. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars on service was that we had to ask for water several times. It was probably more our specific server than the restaurant. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was our 3rd visit to Merriman's in 4 years. They have some fabulous wine by the 1/2 bottle that should be encouraged at all restaurants. We had a 6:30pm reservation requested a railing table; but had to wait due to they start seating at 5:30pm, so by 7:15pm our table was ready. It actually worked out better since we could enjoy sunset on the deck and then come in for a very relaxing dinner. I ordered the chicken, which was the best chicken my Husband said he had ever had. Crisp, moist and the most delicious sauce. Husband ordered the Trio plate which was good but really small portions, so he finished my chicken. Once again the salads were the highlight; fresh, fresh, fresh. We will be back for sure next time we are in Maui."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Dinner was most excellent in one of the most beautiful spots on earth. The service was impeccable and we cannot wait to come again. Aloha and Mahalo!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed the service and the food was great. Had the Mahi Mahi and was probably the best fish I've ever had. Ambiance was great and view was better. Service was good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We came here for our honeymoon. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny. Food, drinks and views are Awesome!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went to Merriman's for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner. Sorry that we did. While the restaurant was beautiful, on the ocean and the food was very good, our server made our experience less than desirable. Levi was our server & he had ZERO personality. He barely spoke to us besides taking our order, & even then was limited to a few words. Other servers were interested in their tables, asking what brought them to Maui, offering to take pictures with the sunset backdrop, even gave them complimentary macadamia nut/coconut cookies, & Levi did none of this. We didn't need anything complementary but it is just the point. 't was a special night for us & I wish he would have offered the hospitality other servers appeared to give their guests."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We renewed our wedding vows on Kapalua Beach and went to Merriman's to celebrate. The food and service were amazing and the musician was outstanding. My husband is a wine afficianado and appreciated the recommendation from sommelier. All in all a beautiful evening."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "A must do for us each time we are in Maui. The outdoor patio is like being on the edge of the planet, best view hands down!! Each time we end up just staying on the patio because we can't part with the view. Food is amazing too!!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a fantastic night for our first dinner at Merriman's with stunning views in a very enjoyable atmosphere (either inside or out on the patio). The side of the restaurant is basically open to the outside with automatic shades to help with the setting sunlight (beautiful time to be there). Our server J.J. was fantastic. He ensured that our 7 year old got his food in a timely manner and even entertained him by taking him to see the elevator. All of J.J.'s menu suggestions were terrific. The fish special of the night was the best part of the meal. The pupu taster had a lot of terrific items on it. The wok charred ahi was also delicious. My son enjoyed his keiki burger sliders. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Being from Chicago, we like to eat at restaurants featuring small plates since it gives us a chance to enjoy different flavors. Although the Merriman did not offer small plates directly on their menu, my husband and I each ordered a Duo and split them. The waiter even accommodated us by allowing us to split a soup and a salad. We recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some differentiation for what seems like the standard island menu (macadamia, fig, mahi mahi, poke...). The sauces and vegetables pairings made this meal memorable."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Wonderful meal in a fantastic setting. Our second time here and already a real favorite. Surprisingly loud this time."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Merrimans is THE place on Maui for a Sunset dinner with your significant other. The food, drinks and ambiance are top shelf. This was our second trip to Merrimans and wont be the last!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The ambience was very classy but laid back atmosphere. The only problem we had was the service was poor. We got sitted on time but waited for about 10 minutes just for drink order. Another 10 min for our food order."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We loved the restaurant and the beautiful setting. Our waiter was flat with no personality. Because we did not order alcohol and more food than we did he pretty much wrote us off. This put a sour taste the evening. The dessert guy who took our order was much better. There was a large party that was extremely noise and should have been red moved from the restaurant or moved to a private area. The fish and chips app was not as good as I was hoping for. I actually had better and highly recommended fish and chips at Marriott Maui Ocean Club in Lahaina"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Limited menu but wonderful food. Beautiful views while dining in along ocean. Service was a bit slow. Took awhile for waiter to greet us. Expect to be there for at least 2 hours but worth it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Tremendous view and food at this top notch establishment. So good that I took my family there twice on our stay on Maui."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant on Maui! Best food and atmosphere of anywhere we ate."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way, location with sunsets, friendly service, increadable drinks,food, we had a wonderful dinner at sunset."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent all the way around! Food, service (JJ was our waiter) and view was outstanding! Enjoyed the entire meal but the macademia pineapple coconut bread pudding was out of this world. Will definitely eat here the next time I am in Maui. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The ambiance and the food were extraordinary. Everything from our superb server JJ to the view and amazing dinner made for a memorable and delicious evening. We shared the kale salad - a wonderful combinations of flavors. My husband had the filet and I had the mixed plate. We loved being able to sample all the specialties. And the chocolate phyllo purse was the frosting on the evening! This is a not to be missed dining adventure!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fish was fantastic, both the mahi mahi and the seared ahi. The filet was also fantastic. Desserts were not quite as good as the less exotic pies Merriman serves at his more casual Monkeypod restaurant in Wailea. The view is fabulous, better than most."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Amazing food and breathtaking views. This is a must if on Maui or in Ko a. Found this gem on our last day and what a finish. Reservations a must. 2-3 days in advance. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "celebrated our 10 year anniversary @ Merriman's and it could not have been better. View was amazing, service outstanding and food top notch. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It was simply a lovely evening. The menu had something for all tastes, the service was great, and the sunset fantastic. By the way, loved the small pineapple growing in the planter. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 2/11/2014