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

Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.merrimanshawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8086696400
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui reviews from OpenTable diners
285 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (250)romantic (227)special occasion (227)great for outdoor dining (182)fit for foodies (157)notable wine list (117)hot spot (72)good for groups (56)vibrant bar scene (51)neighborhood gem (50)kid-friendly (25)great for brunch (24)late-night find (13)great for lunch (11)Show More
  • Must visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food,service,ambiance, top notch everything you would expect from a Merrriman's restaurant. Bartender DJ took great care of us while we were at the bar. Great suggestions espcially the Duo plate. Created for those who are torn between the Seafood or Lamb special. Mahalos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • See the sunset
    LportVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was the best place to see the sunset. It was absolutely incredible. The food and service were the best on the island. A must go to when you are in Maui.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WORTH EVERY PENNY!
    gigisgr8
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have come her many times; and once again, not disappointed! The musicians were amazing, again, as usual which added to our evening. The sunset the night we went; some islanders' said was one of the top ten of the year! Great food, view!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    JohnLJ
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went there for our Anniversary and were not disappointed. Our server Davey was amazing. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Doc33
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was one of the best meals we've ever had. The flavors were fantastic. We had a ribeye and filet and the filet was so tender it nearly melted in my mouth. Everything here was worth every penny...and speaking of, yes, it's expensive, but for one night in Maui for our wedding dinner it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around gem
    Luvhawaii
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The entire experience was phenomenal. The food was well prepared, fresh and excellent. Our waiter was very tentive and professional. The views are breathtaking!! We can not wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WorldTraveler
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Try to get there before sunset - gorgeous view. Food and service were impeccable - be ready to pay for it. Best fish on the island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • troyboy
    troyboy
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    2nd dining experience at Merriman's. Absolutely amazing setting and outstanding food. We will definately dine there again. Pre dinner experience and staff for sunset cocktails was outstanding. Regarding our waiter:Always amazed that some staff are not more personable. Striking the right balance means the difference between an 8 vs a 10 experience. It also can be the difference between an average gratuity and a huge gratuity. Our waiter: not bad but not that engaged. Overall: one of my favorite places on the planet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views and food
    Bruha
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This was our second visit to Merrimans. The views are some of the best you will see in Maui. The food is spectacular! We have eaten at numerous restaurants on the island and this is definitely one of the best. If I could say anything that was just ok it was the service. I can handle that because the food is so good. The scallops are awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This restaurant was unreal. The service was spectacular (Brandi was our server) and the food she suggested was beyond amazing. It was some of the best food I have ever eaten. I had the Rib Eye and Ahi. I highly recommend this place for anyone. It was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous meal
    Lexiecorb
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our meal at merriman's was absolutely fabulous ! Service ,food and ambiance ,all a 10
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Everything was perfect... Our food, service and the view were unbeatable. The server was even willing to put a salad on 2 plates so we could enjoy them as a pre-dinner salad and not a meal. The view of the ocean sunset is amazing and it made for a perfect ending to our honeymoon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Merriman's
    Netty
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Should have listened to published review. Food was disappointing. Ambiance amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    deckVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food except for their concept Bloody Mary. Service was very good. Our server made several suggestions, all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Mongchong fish was possibly the best fish I have ever had. Period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We stayed on Kauai before coming to Maui and ate at the merrimans there. It was way better there. Had reservations for both places and in Maui we still had to wait 30 minutes and thre were open tables. Overall it was same quality food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mai Tai!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Loved this place and the view was phenomenal. Limited menu but great choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Maui Experience!
    DinearoundVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We really enjoyed Merriman's! Great location, even for Maui! Fabulous ocean front patio for happy hour ( great cocktails), great outdoor dining area. Entree's we had were all wonderful local seafood selections. Nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    Idahochick
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Incredible food, service, view-loved everything about it. It's dreamy
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodLuvr
    foodluvrVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a fabulous restaurant that we have been to on numerous occasions. However, on this particular visit the hostess dropped the ball and even though we had a 6:00 reservation, she gave our table away and we were not seated until 7:00. We would have left, but we had already ordered a cocktail at the bar, paid $25 for a taxi to the restaurant and could not get a reservation anywhere else we would have liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    SandJfromDK
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went here for mig birthday and the evening was just perfect! Had some drinks and starters at the terrace overlooking the beautiful sunset. After that we went inside to enjoy our entrees - food and drinks were delicious! Would really recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Maui Spot
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Have a drink on the huge deck while you watch the sunset is one of life's pleasures. And having dinner afterwards at this fine dining spot is the whip cream topping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Everything was just incredible. Fantastic experience from view to service and everything in between
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kind of Disappointing
    damoses21VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We went to Merrimans last week, it was our second time, my husband's snapper was burnt and my ahi tuna was okay but had a relish of cucumber and onions and the onions were very overpowering and it just tasted like vinegar, there was a lot of fish though could not finish it all. For the price of the dishes they should be much better. The view is definitely worth sunset drinks and appetizers so that is what we will do next time since we go to Maui every year.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The dinner lived up the View
    DHDen
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Merriman's is in an outstanding location facing the sunset over the Pacific and Molokai. Went for my wife's birthday and could not have found a nicer spot. The food, drinks and service were all great. Would definitely recommend it if you are in Maui
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent but...
    knowdabiz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Setting - gorgeous, view - world class, food - VERY good, service - ugh! After appetizers arrived, it was as if we didn't exist. 30 minute wait for entrees, then into another forgotten zone for 30-40 minutes after we were finished with our entrees, desert menus arrived then another 20 minutes before we were asked if we were interested in desert or after dinner drinks. We were interested in both - 20 minutes ago, we passed on desert (one can only sit in a chair for so long). It was busy, it is always busy, the waiter probably got stuck in the weeds but he had no support such as a bus boy to lend a hand. At these prices, at a restaurant with such a high reputation, you expect much better service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JulieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing experience as always!! The mahi mahi was outstanding Always a favorite when we come to Maui. Server was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stilesVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Menu Food selection wonderful as were the actual tastes. One thing better than the last. We come our last night of vacation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Kapalua
    Robb
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a perfect table next to the bay for a spectacular sunset view. The service was wonderful from the moment we came in the door. I had local fish of the day, my wife had seared ahi - both were melt-in-your-mouth fabulous. We will make this a favorite and come here every year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salty food
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The view at Merriman's was very nice, however our experience was mixed. We got to the restaurant 15 min before our reservation and the hostess looked at us if we came from to the wrong restaurant. She say come back in 15 mins and we will get you a table. So we went to the bar and had a drink which was nice. 15 mins later.. The same hostess said in a rude tone of voice "go close your tab and come back". So I did. We sat at a table next to the bar where that table sat empty the entire time we were there we were sitting right next to it earlier. Very inconvenient. We made the reservation a month in advance and we sat next to the bar! It was very noisy at that spot. The waitress was helpful in covering for the kitchens mistakes as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unforgettable - romantic
    64Vette
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    it was above and beyond my wife's expectations, plus the sunset, especially since it was our first time and will be back again satruday night
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit when on Maui
    Ralph
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went for a romantic dinner on our overdue honeymoon. They did not disappoint. Set your reservation at sunset and bring sunglasses and your phone. High class atmosphere, quality attention in service and in details.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Conniegirl
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Merriman's Restaurant is an exceptionally good restaurant in every way. I highly recommend it to everyone without reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carol
    Carol
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. This is definitely one of the best restaurants we have ever been to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Maui birthday dinner!
    svtexVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great food, great views, and great mai tai's! What more could one want for a birthday! The pineapple bread pudding and mai tai's were seriously the best of our whole trip. Look forward to going back and enjoying aloha hour at the oceanside terrace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, bad everything else...
    Mauihoneymooners
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great view and very beautiful but that didn't make up for the poor service (bus boy basically did everything for us over our server), poor food (I had the chicken and my husband had the fish special and both were like something out of a freeze as far as blan), and the resturant in General was extremely loud (my husband had to basically yell to talk to me). We went to Lahinan Grill the night before and maybe they spoiled us but for the same price as Merrimens I would I back to Lahinan Grill.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious!
    kbtruns
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Beautiful setting, lovely service, watched the sun sink into the Pacific while dining on sumptuous food. The charred Ahi is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    RickyTVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Probably the best meal we had in Maui. Had a 5:30 reservation and sunset was at 6:45 so we were nervous we might be done before sunset. Not even close! We got a great table right in front, starting at the sun. The sunset was like none other and we they really took their time in serving us so that we could enjoy it. We didn't even receive our entrees yet by the time the sun went down, which is exactly what we wanted. My filet was out of this world! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Restaurant
    NYCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is our first time at Merriman's and we can not wait to return! We will get there for the sunset next time!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, pricey meal - best for sunset
    RH80
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We celebrated our first anniversary here based on a local recommendation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get a res before 8:15pm so we missed the sunset. Thus, our 'scenic' experience was sort of meh. We shared the poke app, which was good but way too salty. For dinner, we had the Mahi Mahi, which was also too salty, and the Ahi, which my husband really liked. And, since it was our anniversary, they served us a complementary flower less chocolate dessert. Server was very good! attentive, timely, and courteous. Overall, an ok night, just not as spectacular as I had hoped. There are other, much less expensive places on the island that have consistently delicious, flavorful food (i.e., Cafe O'Lei in Kihei).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.