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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: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar Menu: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
    Happy Hour: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:55pm
    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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed Merrimans twice in the past week for dinner. Excellent service, perfect food selection, live music, and spectacular views. The lobster is amazing. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A must for every trip to Maui. Excellent in every aspect!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The restaurant has spectacular views of the pacific and sunset. The musicians playing eclectic songs add to the atmosphere. The food itself was enjoyable. We tried the selection of starters to get a flavor for the food being offered. It came before our drinks which was a little annoying. The food itself was enjoyable especially the lobster salad and the ahi poke. For the main course, we had the fish special and the steak. The steak was a little fatty but the fish was delicious and the two prawns with it were the best part of the meal. My kids had the kids steak and loved it. Dessert was nothing special and they forgot my husband's tea. Overall, the service was ok, the food was good and the setting was fabulous. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Gorgeous views, delicious food, service a little slow, but not horrible. Cannot go wrong dining here. I would not bring young children, but older kids/teens who can be patient for service & mature taste buds."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were on vacation with our kids in Maui and had one night to go out (getting a local babysitter). Merriman's was fantastic. We went at 6p to catch the sunset and were not disappointed. We had the Mongchock and a Yellowtail daily catch special. Both delicious. And the molten chocolate dessert should not be missed. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We always go to Merrimans when we come to Maui - love the spot and the people - I have to say some of the food this time was a little off - the fish special in particular - which sounded great when explained - was very overlooked and dry. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is the complete package. This place has the best views and best food anywhere. This is the most romantic restaurant in the islands and vy's with one anywhere. It is also a great place to go with friends. The music is exotic and popular at the same time. It is expensive but worth every penny."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Merriman's was the greatest dining experience. The views at sunset are spectacular. We were greeted by valets who were polite and smiley, hostesses who were courteous and efficient and servers who were professional and sincere. The staff appeared to enjoy being at work and it showed in their work. Merriman's would be a great place even if it operated out of a mud hut in Hana."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Merriman's must be considered in the top end of Maui restaurants for food quality and ambiance. We have eaten at Merrimen's once on each of our last three trips to Maui and will continue to do so. In fact, we "save" it for our last night in Maui before returning to the mainland."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our favorite spot of the 4 we tried, Roy's, Alan Wongs, Kimos all great, but this was our favorite."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Outstanding service, great food and the best view hands down go at sunset m"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Merriman's has always been a must for us when we come each year to Maui. This year however the food was underwelming. Primarily because our fish was over cooked. There were 4 of us dining and all had over cooked fish. It wasn't horribly over cooked but enough that the fish was dry. For this caliber of restaurant and price of entrees, I expect perfection. Therefore my 'fair' rating on the food. That said, we probably will give them another try next year. It should be noted they do have a great mai tai!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our salads were too salty. It was early in the evening they ran out of wahoo fish special. I ordered scallops which were a bit over cooked and also salty. Their desert- chocolate purse was excellent."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "What a wonderful dinner this was, however our server was a bit standoffish. Not too bad but we all noticed. However, the wine prices were outrageous especially the reds"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is on the ocean with magnificent views of Molokai and the sunset. The prices are too high and the noise level is too high and it felt like a traffic jam at our table. I ordered the Ono special and the fish was dried out. Happy hour might be a better choice or after 8pm."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I stopped for a drink to check it out prior to making a reservation for dinner, and with one step in the door, I knew I had to return. Gorgeous place with incredible views & incomparable food. My husband & I enjoyed drinks on The Point prior to our reservation to catch the sunset, and that is highly recommended! I couldn't decide on food, so I enjoyed 2 small portion entrees - ahi & scallops, and I may get it again on my next visit! My husband is a meat guy, so he had the filet, and it was the best steak he's ever had by far (maybe for me as well since I had to have a taste). I absolutely cannot wait to return! Amazing!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Merriman's scenic views, outstanding service and excellent food from the local area made for a perfect evening. The dinner will be a treasured moment in our Maui vacation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My god what else is there to say? I got the lamb and mahi, wife had another type of freshly caught fish. Was great. I had the special mai tai that was 24 bucks. It was worth it, but I only had one! ha!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very noisy and windy. Waiter got order wrong and scallops almost raw. Overall a disappointment"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant on Maui. It's the first place we go when we arrive and where we go for dinner on our last night before leaving. We have also stopped by without a reservation for drinks and light snacks at the bar. The food is fresh and excellent. The service is great. They have a beautiful ocean view and you can view the sunset easily from your table. Be sure to order the malasadas for dessert with a french press of Maui Mokka."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant came highly recommended by locals and by online reviews. I had high expectations, after experiencing some other recommendations on the island, I was sadly disappointed. The Pupu taster was great. As for entrees, I loved that the restaurant had an option to "build your own" duo. I had the night's fish special and the monchong. The monchong was cooked perfectly, the flavors were well balanced and the presentation was beautiful. The fish special presentation was gorgeous, but it was way over-seasoned. I like salty, but this was too much. Dessert was great. As for service, our server was very awkward and kept skipping asking my dinner companion what he wanted to drink. That just made this dining experience inconsistent. ."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Visited Merriman's for the first time Sunday evening and really really enjoyed the experience. The staff was courteous, knowledgable and professional, the food was well presented and flavorful and the view was great despite the sketchy weather. We will definitely be back and hopefully enjoy a more colorful sunset!! Thanks to management, kitchen and FOH staff for a fabulous evening. Kelley McGlothlin Owner Pono Pools Inc Tammy Robinson Agent/Owner R&R Travel"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I would rate this 5/5 stars if it were not for misses, due to special requests. Most dishes can be split into combos. I picked RibEye and Scallops, only to find out the RibEye isn't eligible. They can't downsize a RibEye (makes sense). Next, I picked Rack of Lamb- They were out that night :-( . I got the RibEye and paid $10ea for scallops, which were delicious. The RibEye was more Med than Med Rare. Our gracious waiter offered to bring a replacement; however it was delicious and I was very happy with it. We also got the Macadamia Nut Crusted fish. We asked to simply substitute the "spicy" broccoli with non-spicy broccoli, which proved very difficult for the kitchen. We appreciated the free delicious dessert (nice touch) and will return."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We tried several well known Maui destination restaurants... Mama's Fish House location was great... food was good.. Service was good.... ... Went to Kimo's for lunch in Lahaina one day. Food was Excellent and beautiful seaside venue. But Merriman's has my vote - hands down! Great view.. Great Service.. Great food. It's on the top of my list next time I'm in Maui!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "After dinner be sure to head to the fire pit with an after dinner drink!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This restaurant was on a beautiful spot on the beach in Maui. The prices were high for both alcohol and the small/large portion price for the entrees. I got the small scallops and there were literally two scallops on the plate. It looked lovely but left a little to be desired. We did not get wine because the prices were so high. There was a two piece music ensemble playing dinner music which was lovely but were were seated next to a table of 8 and they were shouting over the music. The noise level was ridiculously loud. Sorry but I was very disappointed with this dining experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Merriman's Kapalua was one of our favorite restaurants on our recent trip to Maui. The oceanfront setting makes it a perfect place to view sunset while enjoying delicious food such as Kahlua pig quesadillas and Macadamia crusted Monchong. A must visit!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We decided to revisit Merrimans to celebrate our anniversary. The food was outstanding. I had the Mix plate consisting of Ahi, Mahi Mahi and Filet. Prepared perfect. My wife had the special fish of the day. Preparation and presentation wonderful. The waiter was very attentive and there is not a better place in the world to view the sunset than at Merrimans."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Merriman's was recommended to us last year while we were in Maui and it was THE most fabulous experience we have ever had. So, this year, we put it on our list of "must do's" when we came back. The dinner and restaurant were again fabulous. But it just wasn't what we experienced last year. No complaints, maybe it was just so over the top that first time that are expectations were out of this world? Will definately return. Its an amazing place to eat. Food is great - Staff are fabulous!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The only reason I can't give this a full 5 stars is I'm so very disappointed in the level of service here. We made reservations which I recommend still. Arrived early to enjoy a cocktail and sunset - the best on the Island. We sat at a back table for 15 min before it was apparent we weren't going to get a cocktail anytime soon. The night was windy so we headed back inside at had a drink at the bar. Cocktails are great but I have a real issue with being served a second Champagne in a used glass ... a fresh glass goes a long way especially with a nice French Champagne. Dinner was amazing but the service was deplorable!! Our waiter was inattentive and at times disappeared - 25 min wait just to find out what choices were for dessert!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This used to be the Bay Club when we first came to Maui. We loves it then for the sunset and food. Love it even more now. Portions are not large but that's okay. There is not a bad seat for views that I could see"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I go to Merrimans every time I go to Maui. (Which is quite a bit). The food, service and ambience are always top notch, however during Spring break I felt that my waiter was a bit overwhelmed. He said the specials so quickly we couldn't understand what he said and to his annoyance we had to ask again. He forgot my child's drink, my other child's fries, and at the end of the meal I told waiter to forget the fry order he snapped at me and said they were on there way. My filet was medium rare when I ordered medium to medium well, and it wasn't even worth trying to track him down because it felt like a total bust at that point. I would give it one more shot and one shot only and if service didn't improve I would most definitely never go back."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I had dined here in 2009 and had to return after 4.5 years - it was that memorable. Had a couple of amazing cocktails - cucumber/peperoncini (great mixology here) as well as the Poke and the lobster. Lobster was a little mushy but I didn't complain. Had 2 desserts and some VSOP....amazing sunset, whales, romance...... The only thing that sucked was the parents of the three kids adjacent to us who wouldn't stop them from literally rubbing against my chair over the balcony railing - I think that restaurant staff should watch for that kind of intrusive stuff at a romantic dinnertime/sunset meal...especially with couples."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner. Service was great. Nice wine list. Loved the caesar salad. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Amazing sunset dinner spot Food service and the setting are perfect for special nights on Maui"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was by far the best restaurant in Maui. We ate at many "must do" restaurants while on the island. This was the best setting, the best service and the best food. Make sure to get a table outside for the sunset. The best place to see it on the island!!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent Food, Ambience and Service. We have traveled the world and this restaurant would definitely range in our top 5! Wonderful experience!!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We have been to Merrimans before and loved it and so chose it again to celebrate my 50th birthday on March 17th. Was disappointed unfortunately. The outdoor dining area for a cocktail/wine and appetizers is still fabulous with views that can't be beat but dinner in the restaurant left much to be desired. The service was fair ~ our waiter seemed to not really care about taking care of us. Food was good but for a $40 entrée I expect the fish to be exceptional and it was slightly fishy. We tried to use a $100 Visa gift card-the waiter said they couldn't except it-some weird explanation about how they had previously lost money on these "types" of gift cards as they held back a percentage or something? It was a VISA!!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I have been many times to this restaurant. I was not impressed with my fish dish. It was dry and not as tasty as dishes in the past. My wife had the same dish as mine and it was the same. The setting is great. The kitchen however is not up to the volume. If you are in Kapula, this is the place to eat. Otherwise, do not drive out of the way to come here."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "If you are ever in Maui, as one of the best restaurants on the island you definitely don't want to miss this place. Try to book close as possible to Sunset, the food and view are unmatched."
    Dined on 3/19/2014