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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Merriman's - Kapalua, Maui reviews from OpenTable diners
292 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (252)special occasion (230)romantic (222)great for outdoor dining (184)fit for foodies (163)notable wine list (118)hot spot (71)good for groups (52)vibrant bar scene (51)neighborhood gem (47)kid-friendly (25)great for brunch (24)late-night find (14)great for lunch (12)Show More
  • 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
  • Great Maui Experience!
    Dinearound
    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.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food and service
    RBinatlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the time we walked in the door to the time we left, everything was spectacular from the service to the cocktails to the food. Exceptional restaurant overlooking the water!
    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.
  • Best dinner on Maui
    Dennis
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was amazing and so was the view. We tried a lot of highly rated restaurants on our trip and this was the best!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was a tad disappointing.
    OhgeorgeVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Kitchen needs to get their act together as the food was not up Merriman's excellent standards. We love Merriman's so well give the brunch another try as you can't beat the service or the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely perfect evening. Our 5th time there. Food choices great! Attentive servers. Can't beat the sunset view. Nice music. Fine choice for an anniversary trip to Maui when looking for a special dinner. We will return again on our next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fabulous as always! Try to book a reservation around sunset as it's magical to see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING Dinner!
    808Foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Five of us dined at 5:30pm, a perfect sunset seating with a spectacular view! We had the soup special, kale salad, strawberry salad, filet, mahi, the fish special, lobster and scallops for dinner and each of us just LOVED everything. We finished with dessert, coffee and a port that made us all agree that this place is hands down AMAZING! Even the creamed corn & Asparagus we'd recommend more of as we have never had anything as delicious. We loved it so much we decided to go for Brunch on Sunday & seriously, have never had a better meal anywhere in the world. Dinner as well as their Weekend brunch is to die for! The ambiance, the food, the scenery, the wonderful wine list and drink specials, even the service, was hands down incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tropical gourmet
    GJMLDM
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Eating here is truly a Maui must! The atmosphere was authentic with incredible views and a very tropical feel. What made this one of our favorites was that the chef masterfully blended Hawaiian favorites, like Ono and Mai Mai with the tropical flavors of local organic fruit and vegetables, creating incredible explosions of flavors in every dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the view not the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Service was terrible . Unusual long delay in entree coming out. Server mentioned a number of times that it would be only a few more minutes , acknowledging and apologizing for the delay. When entree arrived it was cold. Obviously had been sitting. Informed waiter he in turn sent it back to warm. Mentioned about adjusting the bill due to the problem stating that new people in the kitchen that night. No adjustment was made on bill...we did not saying anything at that pt we just wanted to leave without any more hassle. After all we are on vacation. Very poor management. Go for the view not the food or service. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So good that we're going again
    TomKat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was great and the sunset was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out in Maui
    Bcmalibu
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This restaurant was recommended to my wife and I by a friend , and I must say we were not disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    JohnVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Merrimans
    Seasons52
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Very romantic, service outstanding, try to get there for sunset, make a reservation early because they are booked well in advance, definatly a perfect spot in Maui for a scenic, special dinner! Will go again every time we visit Maui
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    HoagesVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite meal of our Honeymoon!
    TheMikos
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We stayed on Maui for 7 days, and found an online article for top restaurants on Maui. Merriman's was on the list, so we decided to try out their brunch. Zach had the Lobster Benedict and I had the Steak and eggs. The Lobster came on a crab or lobster cake, not a predictable English muffin. And the Steak and Eggs were the best I've ever had. The Bloody Merriman was delicious, very hearty. The Corpse Reviver T'ree was very refreshing. Zach's Mai Tai was his favorite on the island. (He had a Mai Tai at every restaurant.) We had a blast. We will definitely go back for our anniversary trip!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.