Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui
Great everything, food, serviceGreat everything, food, service and view. Will go back.. Ask for JJ, he is the best.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent Merriman'sSooo excited to have saved the best place for last on our recent Maui trip...I wanted a nice restaurant by the water with a great view and boy did I ever get that!! It actually exceeded my expectations...give yourself enough time to enjoy it...the food, drinks, service and atmosphere were spectacular and who can resist the beauty of Kaanapali beach at sunset??...this is a must for every trip in my opinion!! Cant wait to go back!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an amazing meal here.We had an amazing meal here. We had great service and food. They also had a great view. Overall we had a great experience and they helped my husband celebrate his 40th.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dinner on Maui!What a spectacular experience! Every time we go to Maui we make sure to visit Merrimans. This trip we actually went there twice -- deciding that it needed to be the place we had our farwell dinner. The food is delicious, fresh and inventive without being overly fancy or bizarre in how it is prepared. The service is top notch and helpful in putting together the best food/wine combinations. The view and location is amazing and can't be beat. No wonder we saw four brides and their families! It is truly the best dining experience we have had on Maui. Be sure to go!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMerrimans at SunsetHad reservations just around sunset. Came a few minutes early - got a table with a breathtaking view and was able to enjoy the whole experience. The food was great with intriguing flavors and everything was prepared as ordered. Highly recommend for a romantic evening out or drinks with friends by the fire pit!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dinnerI thoroughly emjoyed the dinner I had at Merriman's. the food was amazing especially the dessert! It was a beautiful location but there were some loud people at the bar. The view was amazing and I would recommend this restaurant! Service was also very good and our server was knowledgable. It was a special occasion and Merriman's went out of their way to make it a great dining experience.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMmy new favorite place...great food, great service, fabulous location. We've been coming to Maui for 10 years and while this has only been open 3 its now our favorite restaurant, going back again later in the week....6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWedding gift eventWe requested a table with a view of the sunset and Patrick as our server (at the recommendation of our nephew). Patrick made our evening so very special from service to description of specials. He made up for the trade winds blowing thru the lanai where we were seated. And the special treat of wedding dessert at the end to cap an almost perfect evening. Thank you to Merriman's and Patrick for an unforgettable wedding present from our nephew! Vivian and Kathy6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly if you get an outdoor tableWe got stuck inside and forgotten by our waitress once we were served. Great food but really tiny portions.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMerriman's was recommendedMerriman's was recommended to us by the staff at the Westin Villas. The food and service were excellent. You can even select a smaller portion, which was great. Donavon was a very attentive server. The noise level was loud sitting by the bar area, so next time I would request something further away.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMtop notchGreat restaurant with fantastic food and ambience. From valet to dessert, felt like an invited guest and a pleasure to be served.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic pics on the pointRomantic pics on the point with views of the ocean and sunset. The views do not get any better than this. The food was very good and the service was outstanding.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!We went to Merrimans for our wedding anniversary and it was everything we had hoped for and more. The location can't be beat - right on the ocean with a beautiful sunset. Our server Sean was very attentive but low key. We both had the sea scallops and agreed they were the best we've ever had. And for dessert we had the chocolate purse and the coconut Creme brûlée. On the desert plates they had written happy anniversary in Hawaiian
I highly recommend this restaurant. Expensive but worth it.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Dinner at Merriman'sI took a friend to Maui for her birthday and celebrated with a sunset dinner at Merriman's. Being from the Big Island of Hawaii we are familiar with the original Merriman's at Waimea. The Maui restaurant is much larger and busier than the one here. The food was not quite as good. But, the service was outstanding and the ambience was more than romantic. I quess there is a price to be paid for fame. I still would recommend Merriman's to everyone going to Maui. But, if you have a chance come to the Big Island and try the original.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLoving Merriman's Maui!All four in our party had different dishes, each was superb! The mixed plate had filet mignon that melted in your mouth, Ahi that was seared perfectly and Mahi-Mahi that was seasoned well and the sides with it were just as delicious. Extensive wine menu although on the expensive side. We brought our own wine and were charged $45.00 corkage, worth it since one bottle we brought with a different year was on their wine menu for $290.00! You cannot get a more beautiful setting, we had Lanai seating and it was just as breathtaking as the seating outside. Atmosphere in the restaurant was nice, not to loud but busy with a full house.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal ever on MauiMy wife and I ate here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We were seated at at nice outdoor table on the side of the restaurant away from the hustle and bustle. Our waiter Mike was what really made the difference though. He was very congenial, helpful but not intrusive and very respectful of our celebration. We had the pupu appetizer and forget what you think you know about that, because the Merriman's version is in a different league. The crispy Mahi Mahi for me and the special catch for my wife. Both were delicious, fresh and tastefully presented. The beautiful sunset view from our table was the crowning glory. It is hard to imagine how it could have been a more perfect evening.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, amazing view!Merriman's is located in a neighborhood type area right on Napali Beach. The views are spectacular during sunset.This was one of our best dining experiences. The food was cooked to perfection, nothing was left on our plates. The service was fantastic and the wine list great. The ambiance that Merriman's has created is irreplaceable. Tables were booked for 7 pm because of sunset. I would actually recommend sitting early by 615-630 to guarantee a seat to watch and ask for a patio seat.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWill DEFINITIVELY visit again!Celebrated 35th anniversary, also 1st time in Maui. I recommend reservation and we were seated on time. Great western view of ocean. Menu has many choices including fish and we especially liked that meals featured locally-produced food. The food was excellent - taste, serving size, combination of food choices, etc and was timely served. My wife has dietary restrictions and she was well-accommodated with substitutions. The service was outstanding with great cooperation and coordination among staff. I would have given 5 stars on food, except my meal was not very hot when served (is that really service?).
Highly recommend!!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!For a special occasion in maui, this is the place. The food was excellent as was the service. The view of the ocean is amazing.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMost romantic spot in MauiThis place is pricey but worth EVERY penny. Service is exceptional, as is the food. Still, nothing compares to the dramatic views and romantic ambience. If you are prepared to splurge on just one meal in Maui, make it Merriman's Kapalua. You won't regret it!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionsReally enjoyed our dinner here. Best choice for our anniversary dinner. Great views. Better than top restaurants in lahaina or banyan tree at the ritz.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA Positive ExperienceWow! We were totally elated with our dining experience at Merriman's. The oceanfront view is spectacular!!! The service is extremely friendly and they connect with their customers. The food was exquisite - one of the best NY Steaks we've had. The presentation of the meals was wonderful and, although it is a white linen-style table, it is a very relaxed atmosphere. We have added this to our "Must Visit" every time we return to Maui.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible romantic experience!!!Like many other diners, my husband and I went to Merriman's while we were in Maui for our Honeymoon. We were early for our reservation and they had no problem seating us, and we were there in time to watch the sunset. If you can, ask for a seat on the patio by the glass wall - I wish we had known that before we went. Alas, the food was amazing, wine list impressive, and staff were all very friendly. I would recommend Merriman's over any other restaurant in Maui!!! Also try to check out Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea - same chef, more casual place but equally as delicious food. Enjoy!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Second Visit this weekfood is outstanding--service better....cant say enuf ood thins about Merrimans...try it and see5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMeven with problems we return on satthis place is great. We had the worst seat in the house and our waiter was distracted by a larger party and still it was a very memorable night. The place is relativly small so sitting back against the wall furthest from the ocean is still a better seat than at 95% of most places best seat.The food was fantastic. I had the pork belly with crab dumpling app with a ribeye steak,my wife had the special salad with the rorasted chicken. The ribeye was the best i have ever had. Better than Del Frisco, Homestead, Delmonicos, Craft Steak and others. Add to that a Maui sunset and you have a perfect meal.
This time I am eating later and watching the sunset from the wateredge deck. I have requested a table on the railing nearer the water.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM5-star Gourmet w/ 5-star locationIt is rare to find such a gem: really great food for anywhere (not just Maui) and I live in LA where there are a LOT of comparisons, and a romantic setting. Only tiny little ding was number of Menu items, but no worry there, my wife took the daily fressh fish special (Amberjack) and I took the Merriman's Mix. Awesome choices. Then, it was our 20th anniversary, and they surprised us with a (complimentary) wonderful, rich, flourless chocolate cake with a congratulations message written in Hawaiian. Dinne will set you back $100 to $150 per person (more if you really go for a big wine) but here's the surprise: it's really worth it. Thank you.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIn the same class as Mama'sEverything about Merriman's is fantastic. Food, view, service ambiance all top notch. And consistent over the years. We fine there every time we're on Maui. Can't miss.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!The best food combined with the best view we had in Hawaii! It's pricey but worth every penny! Make a reservation for just after sunset and get here an hour before to watch the sun go down from the outdoor bar. You'll love it!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal in YearsI have dined at a number of highly regarded eateries over the past three decades and Merriman's - Maui is definately at or near the top of the heap. Great food, service wine and a beautiful view. Save your nickles and visit Merriman's soon. You won't be disappointed.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent meal!A great experience! The food was excellent and unlike anything we'd ever had before!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful sunset!First trip to Maui and this was our favorite restaurant. The setting is lovely and we were able to see a beautiful sunset from our table. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The food was outstanding and innovative. They made our special occasion into a memorable evening! A must go to when in Maui!!!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Dining ExperienceBeen coming to Maui for years never been to Gerards. what a mistake! Just a nice dining experience. sat on the porch and ate some of the best food we've had on Maui. Opakapaka in two different styles. I had chilled cucumber soup with a tomatoe lime sorbet---don't ask! Just great. Desserts are superb. Great wine list too. Graet french preps! Waiter was super.Go!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurants on MauExcellent restaurant with an unbelieveable view. A little expensive but worth it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEat hereThe service was great and the food was outstanding. Not sure what else to say. Everytime I'm in Maui I will make it a point to visit Merriman's.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHeaven in ParadiseFor ambience, service, and incredible food, there is nothing on Maui that comes close to what you will experience at Merriman's. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. The service is warm, friendly, and professional. We enjoyed the outstanding, special shrimp appetizer. We moved on to the delicious kale salad and the incredible white bean soup. Our entree was the scallops that were abundant, beautiful, and delicious. We finished the meal with Malasadas (even better than my grandma's, but please don't tell her). They had half-bottles of wine which we loved because we were able to enjoy a perfect cocktail as well as some outstanding Kistler. Dining at Merriman's is like finding Heaven in Paradise! You will love this restaurant!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm memories 4 cold wintersWe had an excellent dining experience at Merriman's! I made the dinner reservations to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were going to start with pre-dinner sunset cocktails outside at the Point bar but it was closed due to rain. We had drinks inside at the bar and still enjoyed the view! Our dining table was perfect for ocean views also! The Mai Tais with lilikoi foam are not to be missed!! We enjoyed the complimentary appetizer at tableside. Our entrees (Seared Ahi with wasabi & Sea scallops) were cooked to perfection and delicious! Thanks, also, to the Chef for the delicious birthday dessert for my husband..big enough to share! Merriman's is our favorite restaurant in Kapalua! You exceeded our expectations ! We'll be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticIf on Maui... It's a must go. Food, service, wine and views are fantastic. Don't miss this place!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!This place ranks in our top 2 best filets ever!! We were celebrating being newlyweds and Merrimans held up to the hype! Live music was a great touch, I though Jack Johnson was there. Very romantic, we sat on the couch after dinner and listened to the music w/a glass of wine. Awesome!!!!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect evening & wonderfulA perfect evening & wonderful dining experience!!! I am rarely compelled to write reviews, but this deserves one!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMJust amazing!Amazing food, amazing service, amazing ocean views and amazing prices but worth every dollar.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectService was exceptional and the food was perfect. The view, directly on the water with Molokai and Lanai in the distance, was phenomenal. There was a duo performing jazz type music which my husband liked so much he bought their cd. Can;t imagine how any improvement could be made! Would recommend or return without hesitation.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter Craig was awesome.Our waiter Craig was awesome. The view was spectacular as was the food.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal and eveningFrom the arrival view it only got better, the wait staff were extremely efficient and knowledgeable about the menu and ways the different items were prepared. It was a great way to end our wonderful week in mauai5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMJust do it!We dined here three years ago and again last night. It appears the room has been expanded quite a bit and some intimacy has been lost as a result but the food and service are still very good and the location and view are simply awesome.
In short..if you go to Maui and don't get a rez here you are an idiot.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!The food, service, ambiance were all excellent. I will definitely return to Merrimans when visiting the island.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect choice for special occasionif you are looking for a great restaurant in a prime location with a scenic view this should be your choice. we had dinner here, the food was great with a regional hawaiian touch and the staff especially our waiter gerry was very kind, attentive and professional. even as spoiled europeans we would recommand all of the food we had (salad of the day, warm goat cheese, merrimans mixed plate, taro cakes, warm masaladas, liliko'i tart, big island coffee) for a reasonable price. they have a nice wine list and the cocktails are great too!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother incredible evening!What another amazing dining experience! If you are visiting Maui, you need to have the dining experience at Merriman's. A complete localvore restaurant, only serving the finest, freshest, perfect preparations to delight the palate. Presentation is excellent. Timing of the courses perfect. Great service! Special surprise was the flourless chocolate cake presented to us to celebrate my wife's birthday - a great touch from a classy restaurant. A wonderful wine list and a dangerous cocktail menu. If you know what to look for there are some obscure low priced wines that are an absolute steal The view is beyond spectacular!!!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMStunning views!!Excellent food. You must go at sunset for the amazing view!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful setting on KapaluaBeautiful setting on Kapalua Bay. Great place to dine at sunset but get there early. Pricey but excellent quality ... fresh fish and veggies ... unique preparations.We loved the Mong Chong preparation and presentation with the black rice! The Taro Hummus was a real treat.
When restaurant is full, noise level is too high to hear music.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were treated like island royaltyMerriman's was recommended by our representative from Diamond Resorts. For us it is a special occasion restaurant where it is almost impossible to spend less than $100 per couple. However;it is worth every penny. Our server was warm and attentive and we enjoyed his detailed descriptions of select dishes. Special care is taken to maximize the view and the food tasted even better in the glow of the sunset.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM