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Merriman's - Poipu
Merriman's - Poipu
  • Address:
    2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149
    Koloa, HI 96756
    Neighborhood:
    Koloa
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Merriman's - Poipu Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.merrimanshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 742-8385
  • Hours of Operation: Fish House: Dinner Daily from 5:30pm-9:00pm (Reservations Recommended)



    Gourmet Pizzas & Burgers: Lunch/Dinner Daily from 11am-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Mark Arriola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are able to do group events at the restaurant or off premise. Call us and we will be happy to provide for your function.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can handle small group functions up to 30 people or the restaurant is available to be bought out for the evening seats up to 110.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristina Colburn (808) 742-8385
  • Entertainment: Merriman's Gourmet Pizza & Burgers : Every Wednesdays 6-8pm
    Merriman's Fish House: Every Friday 6-8pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Feel free to contact Kristina via email kristina@merrimanshawaii.com for more information on our special event offers.

    For any buyout inquiries, please contact Danielle Kuck at 808-446-8043

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poipu Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located in the Shops at Kukui'ula. As the only upscale mall in Po'ipu they have self parking for guests.
A word from Merriman's - Poipu
Chef-Owner Peter Merriman has brought his unique style of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine served in a casual yet elegant setting of Old Hawaii Plantation. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh, local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset veiws over the Kukui'ula resort. The aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was great. Followed the special recommendation (fish from same day catch). Friendly and competent service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Merriman's is by far the best meal you can get on the island! Kui, our waiter, offered sublime service. The food runners delivered plates with delicate precision while reciting everything on the plate. The view includes both the ocean and mountains. But then there is the food. The fish is so fresh, the presentation so lovely you hate to take the first bite. I was convinced that I wanted the monchong, but after hearing the daily special...Hawaiian Sea Bass crusted with Dungeness crab and parmesan, served with two jumbo Hawaiian prawns, seafood risotto cakes and chili-spiced broccoli...I opted for the special. It was so good. Expensive, but worth every penny!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fish was cooked perfectly. Also the bread is wonderful! Cocktails were good but too sweet however. Tables with ocean view out on balcony were more romantic and felt like a different restaurant. Empty at 9.30 PM (like most places in Poipu) so reserve before 8.00PM!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was good and well-presented. The waiter was young and arrogant but oh well. The setting was beautiful. But the prices really weren't justified by the portion size and the types of food. Yes, it was good food, but even for a special occasion night (which it was for us), I think we could have done better."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It's Merrimans, you almost don't need to say any more. Fantastic food and service. My favorite is the Ono. I make a point to dine here every time I come to Kaua'i."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Excellent fresh local food! Beautiful atmosphere, great service! A must if you're visiting Kauai!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "What a great fiind! We loved the pupu tasting platter and thought it was a good idea to have a Duo Plate for the entree --- that is, two half servings of different fish preparations."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is a must do for anyone visiting or living permanently on Kauai -- especially the South Shore. The food is excellent and the service even better. As is the case in many upscale restaurants -- especially in Hawaii -- the wine is very much overpriced, but the selection is excellent. The ambience is quite romantic with views of the ocean and magnificent sunsets. If there is any potential drawback it would be the sometimes noise created by the enthusiastic screaming of young uncontrolled children cavorting on the adjacent grassy area below and between Merriman's and the next structure. All things considered though, this is one of the premiere choices on Kauai for dining."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have visited Merriman's on our annual Kauai vacation ever since it opened and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We started with a martini that hit the spot and moved on to the tasting of 3 apps. Poke & Lobster ceviche were dynamite. Ordered the mahimahi & ahi for dinner; ahi was a tad over cooked but still quite delicious. We were too full for dessert. Overall a great experience and would definitely go back when on Kauai."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was my husbands and I's second time dining here, and I look forward to the next time we are able. We had the same server both times (Jarrod) and he is wonderful! Very attentive! We only eat here for special occasions as it can be pretty pricey but we thoroughly enjoy it everytime we do!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "After being ignored at the bar for some time while waiting to be seated, merriment bounced back with an amaxing meal and great service wish we had time to go twice on vacation"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food at merrimans is always spectacular. Great view and even better service. Tiare our server was great recommend her if can get her. Everyone was super friendly and very attentive at the table from water refills to replacing silverware between meals. Manager on duty came around to see how things were which is always a plus when your face to face with management. Definitely would recommend merrimans and will be back next time in kauai. Can't wait for the Oahu shop to open. Thanks again for a wonderful night."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Merrimans! We were vacationing on Kauai for our honeymoon and they offered us a beautiful booth for 2 and complimentary prosecco to start. Our server was excellent! The sampler appetizer is a must and for entrees the ahi and the mahi mahi were superb. So fresh and paired with seasonal, unique sides and sauces. We only wish we had left room for dessert! When we return to Kauai, we will be sure to return to this fantastic establishment."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We found this to be a nice spot for our first meal on the island. Seating was unnecessarily slow - kind of an island gimmick. The service was good, friendly and attentive. Our steaks were excellent. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great dining experience on Kauai, look no further. The food is exceptional. Period. What puts Merriman's over the top is that the rest of the experience is also exceptional. The staff is professional and very knowledgeable about the food and wine. As a foodie and a localvore, you can rest assured that the best of Kauai and Hawaii is selected and served. If we lived closer, we'd eat there every night."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Everything perfectly prepared. I had no complaints with this meal."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have dined at merrimans in the past and absolutely loved it as one of our favorite spots. However, our recent visit was met with poor service from our main server which soured our dining experience. In addition, the fish was good but not great. For $40 plate dining, I would expect a higher standard when so many other restaurants on the island provide similar plates with a much more friendly and casual dining atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of the best dinners my wife and I have had. Amazing flavor from start to finish. If you love food... don't pass up this location!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The new window cutouts brighten and make the place brighter and larger. We enjoyed seafood salads, entres. We were delighted to see a server again, Tiare, who treated us like family VIPs. You don't have to personally enjoy a dish to appreciate it.... we didn't really think the fish-bacon worked well on the salad... too much power on the wonderful fresh local veggies. Lobster ceviche and ahi poke were stellar in quality. We've dined here at least once a trip, every trip since their preview week and find it one of the "must" do's. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "During our honeymoon in Kauai, Merriman's was one of the top restaurants we ate with regards to the food. The opportunity to have half portions of some of the entrees was a great opportunity especially if you've already spent the day filling up on other island foods. The drinks and desserts were also exceptional. The issue was that we saw our waiter in 10 to 15 minute spurts. We didn't get our amuse bouche without asking for it. My dish was supposed to come with fritters instead of mashed potatoes and it didn't. Plus make sure you like your drink, cause you're going to get charged for it even if they take it back and you didn't drink it. Again, the food was one of the best we had, but the service was terrible."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everything was quite nice. A great view, excellent quality food & attentive service all created a positive dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was a great place - the food was outstanding and we ate a lot more that we needed. We also had a great view that allowed us to see the sunset that evening. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The presentation and dinner was very creative and unique...I particularly liked the Risotto Cakes!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way! Food is incredible and fresh as well as local. Service is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Finally made it to Merriman's Fish House. This place did not disappoint. We had their arugula salad & ono (wahoo) with prawns (both were nightly specials). Amazing! Service was fantastic. Will definitely eat here again. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Sat outside on deck at sunset, view is very nice. Salad was perfectly prepared. The fish was delicious! Waitstaff were attentive and friendly. We dune here at least once every time we visit Kauai."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Merrimans and our waiter, Joe was great. He was extremely helpful and friendly which made our overall experience great. The filet was the best I've ever had but the paella fell short. I expected both dishes to be amazing as my husband and I ordered and shared but we both agreed steak was the way to go. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great food but our seating in a booth for 2 didn't allow us to see out. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great food, great ambiance. great views. the service was impeccable. convenient to all poipu locations"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant. Good service, great food. The staff were very attentive and always available or tableside when appropriate. The food was fresh and delicious. Had we come earlier (6:45p Reservation) we may have been able to have better seating in the dining room with excellent views of the sunset! Next Time!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The service was nice, but very slow and confused. It shouldn't take 30 minutes to get a beer, or the same amount of time to raise a sunshade that blocked the view. The food was OK, but not great. The fish was over cooked, and the lamb was nothing special. Even with the expected "Hawaii Premium", a hundred bucks for two entrees and one beer was a bit steep. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our waitor was personable and helpful. The vegetables and fish were so fresh and were prepared in a way that we almost locked our plates! Very enjoyable experience. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Less than friendly upon arrival. Everything is a la carte and for the portions received were, in my opinion, overpriced. A starter provided by the restaurant consisted of a tiny scoop of delicious hummus and five small taro chips...for two people! Food was nicely presented but fish was under-cooked. Waiter asked if we wanted wine with dinner as we were about to finish the final bite of our entree. Nice location in lovely shopping center but view is of fields surrounding the center with the ocean view far off in the distance. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "(upstairs main restaurant): Fantastic menu, fish-oriented. Open-air ambience though all under a roof; nice vibe; professional, friendly staff. The right balance between laid-back Hawaii and perfection coming out of the kitchen. High prices though no more than the standard for upscale places in Hawaii. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Our experience at Merrimans was exceptional. From our waitress, wish I could remember her name, she was very charming, we loved her. The servers were polite. The food was excellent! We will definitely be back next time we are in Kauai."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We've eaten at Merriman's before and once again the restaurant did not disappoint. My husband and I both had the Ahi and it was done to perfection. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. Overall a fabulous evening. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Fine dining with attentive (but not suffocating) service. Food was top notch as was the wine list with lots of variety. Our server knew the menu well and was able to make excellent suggestions. Service was prompt, the meal delicious and the creme brûlée was a perfect end."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The dining room was attractive; open and inviting. The food, however, was a distinct disappointment. The salad was small; if bread was desired it had to be purchased as an "appetizer". A half-sized order of scallops produced two (well cooked) specimens on a bed of creamed corn that had too many bits of cob. The lamb cassoulet boasted two tablespoons of beans and lamb that was dry despite being braised. It was accompanied by undercooked baby carrots. II conclude that the kitchen staff is untrained, oversight is lacking and the main mission of the establishment is to derive up the bill. Drinks were OK but costly. For a mediocre meal the bill was $139.00 before tip. I believe any executive chef and restaurant owner can do far better."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I took my new girlfriend here on our first date. The service and food was excellent. The wine recommendation for our meal was incredible. We enjoyed the view and the servers were awesome. My girlfriend was totally impressed with everything. Thank you for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014