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Merriman's - Poipu
Merriman's - Poipu
  • Address:
    2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149
    Koloa, HI 96756
  • 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
  • "Not as good as Merriman's in Maui....ambience is very different"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Too many noisy babies. Really just about ruined our perfectly good meal. They need a policy to handle this. It's unbelievable Merrimans would let a screaming toddler take over the place. Finally, the people got their meal packed up to go and left, but too late for us. The food and presentation was wonderful, but we might as well been at McDonald's."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Durong a recent stay in Kauai we dined here two times, the first night and the last. Each dinner was exceptional. Portions are generous aand allowed is to share each thing we ordered.the clam appetizer was put of this world. The service was friendly and spot on. We would have eaten there again if we had extended our stay"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Exquisite taste & textures. Surprisingly delightful since the views alone are worth visiting."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great food and very nice options "of the day". We had already been in Maui, at same level!!!!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Everyone from the chef to the wait staff cares about the good served at this establishment. The freshest of the fresh ingredients prepared in unique ways to perfection. Even the cocktails were something to write home about. Was hoping to revisit this spot after the first meal, but now having regrets for not making that happen. Guess it means I'll just have to go on another vacation soon!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had a really nice meal here. Every table except 2 had families with children, mostly large groups. Just keep that in mind if you're looking for a romantic dinner for 2, might not be the right place. Good service, though not exceptional. Food was excellent, my salad made with island butter lettuce was one of the best salads I've had- I think the secret was in the dressing. Fresh fish, lobster, all good. I ventured out and tried the taro balls, and confirmed that mashed taro is not my thing. Desserts were scrumptious, we tried several. Room stayed cool with open windows and ceiling fans. One downside is the expense; I think Merriman's is overpriced for the big family atmosphere and service."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "One of the few of choices on the island after 9pm. Merriman's is consistently good across all of his resturants and does a good job with the local fish e.g. Monchong"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was amazing! We got the Kobe beef and Uku specials respectively. Steak was out of this world, melt in your mouth, delicious! The uku sat in a brown butter bath that tied the entire dish together."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Outstanding, friendly service! Choke aloha and totally professional waitstaff! Mahalo nui to Jared! Food was onolicious and arrived very quickly! Definitely one of my favorite special occasion spots on island!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "My husband and I went to this place two years ago--it was fabulous then as it was this week. Its hard to find good food on the island that isn't just fried food and burgers. Knowing where the food comes from--even better. Organic, locally grown--although you are in kaui its surprising there are so few restaurants that actually cater to foodies. This place delivers on many levels! My husband loves fish that isn't tuna and there were multiple options. I am a vegetarian--there were many options for me too.."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Merrimans clearly uses as many Hawaiian items as possible. Given the lusciousness of the local produce, fish, and livestock, this is a really good thing! There is a great deal of imagination and skill in the kitchen--we will never tire of the incredible variety of Hawaiian fresh fish, but it was fun to have it prepared so creatively. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and presented. Wait staff is incredibly skilled and very personable. Also, one person in our party forgot a valuable personal item in the restaurant and they tracked us down to let us know before he realized it was missing. If only we could live in Hawaii and go to Merrimans every week!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Tried various "better" places on the Poipu side. Outstanding service and food. Nice setting overlooking greenery and ocean. Not enough room to write a detailed review but definitively best place on the Poipu side. Went to Red Salt as well and while we enjoyed it on a previous visit it fell way short this time. Menu at Merriman's is innovative, not over loaded with choices, well executed, very well selected wine list, service very attentive. Some of the seating could be some what improved but nothing major!! Well worth the money!!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My wife and I chose Merriman's for our 15th anniversary dinner, and could not be happier. The appetizer; lobster ceviche was amazing, which led us into main courses of seared ahi and macdemia crusted monchong. Our waiter, Jared was about as friendly and professional as could be. To end the evening, we had the chocolate martini-very good and truly the show stopper was the chocolate purse with mac nut ice cream. We agreed it was one of the best dinners we had ever had!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Locally sourced, organic, amazingly high quality food with elegant flavor all fused together. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My husband and I with our 2 kids absolutely enjoyed our meals in this restaurant. The wait staff are very attentive and nonintrusive. I would say that we had the best Poke in all the Hawaiian islands ( having visited Maui, Oahu, Kona and Kaui)! My husband ordered the t bone steak and it was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten!! Truly a gem for foodies and the place is kid friendly too. Definitely, on our list to visit next time we are back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a great night at Merriman's Poipu. The service was great, and the food was even better."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "Food was great. Followed the special recommendation (fish from same day catch). Friendly and competent service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I truly had an amazing experience at Merriman's. The service was incredible, the food was out of this world, and the view could not be beat. Was the perfect location for some before and after shopping at the local spots! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Everything perfectly prepared. I had no complaints with this meal."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Outstanding in every way! Food is incredible and fresh as well as local. Service is excellent. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014