meridia

4.4
552 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Inspired by the Mediterranean, dedicated to the islands. Featuring a charcuterie and crudo bar, brilliant cocktails, and a global wine list framed by the forever views of Hapuna Beach, Meridia presents innovative cuisine in an unrivaled setting. Named by Hawaii Magazine as 2019's Best New Big Island Restaurant, and 2018 Restaurant of the Year by the American Culinary Federation.
Located at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.
*Please note that guests not staying in the hotel will be required to complete a health questionnaire and temperature screening upon arrival. Thank you for your participation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 552 people are saying
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4.4
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4.5
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LauraA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is a genius! Meridia is our favorite restaurant in Hawaii

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NikhilP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Noise level was a bit high but not too distracting.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Service was just ok.
Hostess seated us behind a wall. Didn't really ask if we like our table. Just dropped us off. She wasn't very friendly. We had driven an hour to eat there.
Server wasn't very attentive and it was hard to get her attention.
Mai Tai was just ok. Not as good as the Mai Tai's on Maui with the Pineapple foam and it also seemed to lack some of the classic ingredients of dark rum and Orgeat.
Steak was fine but nothing that knocked our socks off.

3 out of 5 stars is appropriate

JR
JxxnRxxi
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Meridia regularly, it is the best restaurant on the island. (We live in the area.) Outstanding and unique dishes, and exceptionally good service. The wait staff is very knowledgeable of the dishes, and easily answer all the questions you might have. I was not very happy with my wine, it was very warm and obviously was not kept in a wine cooler, so I would recommend ordering a bottle of wine instead of a glass of wine.

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RyanW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We ordered 4 dishes and all were subpar. They all came out cold. The Prosciutto Flatbread was the worst. Drenched in overly sweet fig juice which dominated any other flavor. The Prosciutto was baked into the Flatbread and dried out instead of adding after baking. Also literally forgot the cheese. The ciopino dish with clams was ok but didn't have the polenta breadcrumbs and was cold. The chicken stuffed thing also cold with congealed cheese. The octopus was decent but again everything arrived after clearly having sat out for a while.

They also tried to seat us inside as the only indoor table in the restaurant when the whole point of paying the overpriced amounts for the terrible food is to have the ocean view and ambiance.

This was the worst restaurant experience I've had in several years. The view is nice but would just go to the pool or more casual restaurant and get the same view earlier in the day with better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marita was our most excellent, helpful and attentive server. Being on a vegan (plant based) diet we plan ahead as much as possible. Meridia offered many vegetable side dishes that were tasty and served as starters for us. We enjoyed the cauliflower steak dish that was dressed and bursting with many different vegetables and flavors and the chef modified the mushroom risotto to exclude butter...was delicious! Thank you Marita and Meridia.

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vipcarolm
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a plethora of appetizers that were all totally fabulous...from the oysters to the daily special flatbread ...totally tasty & the service was top shelf!

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viphundfschmidt
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with excellent service. The wine list is deep, but a little pricey.

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vipjsdimer
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I felt as if I was 3rd class, seated alone in the back of the restaurant. Service overlooked that I had no beverages that I had ordered ahead when food was delivered. I arrived on time but waited much longer for a table than those who had arrived 30 minutes in advance of their reservation. The first course of the tasting menu did not present well, running together and almost sliding off the plate entirely as they served it. It would not take that much more effort to bump to 5 stars though; just a bit more attention to the customer experience.

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vipLCDGA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience!!! Food was superb!! Service was professional and pleasant!! Ocean view was spectacular watching the sun set while enjoying our evening!!!

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vipRmichael
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was excellent - so sad with all the new renovations the Westin did on landscaping and new pools (fabulous) that they did not not do more upates on the main interior of the restaurant

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Dana
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and Service. I will definitely recommend it to others!

GL
vipGreenLifeMike
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was wonderful..... We thought muchit was better , with healthier portions than Manta at Moana Kea Hotel that is the hot spot. They have a limited number of outdoor view tables and we first got seated at an undesirable and busy table between the bar and the servers workstation. It's a pricey meal and we insisted on being moved. Because of that we never heard from or saw our server after we ordered food. The support crew brought us food in perfect times but there was nothing from our server . Luckily it didn't stop us from enjoying an excellent meal and amazing view if Hapuna Beach.

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jamiek
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved this place when it was Hapuna Grill and still love it as Meredia. It’s where we celebrate birthdays

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Jen808
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Greeted with warm smiles from the amazing and friendly staff from when we walked in till we left. We ordered the ahi/sashimi style flatbread special, pumpking soup and the Pork Milanase! Absolutely delicious. Beautiful sunset topped off a very beautiful!

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Tripp
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Having over the years dined at highly rated restaurants, we expect the dining experience at restaurants to approximate the rating. My Ahi entree was very good but my wife’s Seared Scallops were tough to cut on our first visit. On our second visit to Meridia the Frito Misto was uninspiring even though the Wild Boar Ragu was excellent. Meridia probably deserves a 3.5 rating rather than its current 4.6 rating

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Renee
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was just ok, overpriced and not well prepared. Steak was so chewy, flatbread was dry .

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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vipCarolyn
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The appetizers we choose were very good. My chicken was a little dry and disappointing. Disappointed with the Cosmopolitan I ordered. Do not know why they can very so much at different bars. I specified to please use Grey Goose and Cointreau in my drink but it was a little bitter. Think they did not use cranberry juice but possibly a mixer.

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AnitaH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening, food, service, and location were WONDERFUL. Cannot think of anything that was even close to being a negative. Look forward to returning very soon.

JR
JxxnRxxi
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a restaurant we frequently visit. It helps that we live in the same resort area, but that's not the main reason. The deciding factor is that Meridia is the best restaurant on the island. Very unique and innovative food paired with outstanding service.

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KatieP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, friendly service. Very accommodating!! Food was worth every penny!! Went on Monday for their special Monday thing- it was mango themed and incredible!!!
Go!

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vipLaurieD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, great service and fresh, delicious and unique food. Can’t wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasting menu was so good and fresh. Loved this spot!

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Suel
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was indifferent. Food dropped waiter never checked back to see if it was ok. Wanted lime and salt and pepper and no one in sight. No one refreshing water or drinks. My food was delivered with sauce and we requested sauce on side. My partner had to eat alone and it was 15 min till new food brought. Menu was great food was pretty good but I don’t know if I’d go back for the $$$$

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ChrisP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great, the view was great and the food was good.

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vipSeattlefoodie
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was fairly good but speed of service was slow and quality generally only fair. It took 50 minutes to receive our entree after a 20 minute wait for appetizer and late seating. Waitress described a completely different special fish than what was delivered to us. Never checked back to see how our food was. Whole dinner took 2 hours and we skipped dessert they were so far behind.

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vipPatrick
Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I live full-time on the Big Island. We regularly dine at all of the island's fine-dining restaurants. Meridia consistently serves some of the tastiest and beautifully presented food. The service is always outstanding as is the beautiful ocean-front location.

DH
vipDoloresH
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was very bland. Need to have more vegetarian/vegan options. Beautiful location!

JS
vipJudySSeattle
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Location is beautiful. That said, quality of tables varies dramatically (view, ambiance ). We were there during a non busy evening but table was meh. Server was really nice but had too many tables to juggle hence it was slow to get everything- from food to drinks. There was also a kitchen incident which delayed orders. Taste of food and drink was good and presentation was fine. However, given an average $100 per person average (that includes 2 teens who didn’t drink alcohol)and that it took us 2.5 hours to get through everything without even having dessert, I would opt out of going here again.

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ValP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Aunty Judy!!! She is the Best!!!

Mahalo!
The Price Family

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vipO2BNKV
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The building is spectacular. The food was delicious, especially the rack of lamb, which was an enormous portion and really tender. Our server has been with the hotel for 26 years and the service was excellent. Our only objection was that the lighting for the tables outside after dark was really inadequate for senior eyes. Next time we will go earlier or bring flashlights!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went here for a date night while on vacation with the family. We weren’t staying at the resort, just wanted a romantic spot to get away for the evening and thought we’d give it a shot. Typical of resort restaurants, the “green salad” was mostly beans and the main offerings could’ve come from anywhere - simply weren’t impressed by the food. The atmosphere was acceptable but the half mile hike from the parking area through the property without signage didn’t help. Fine if you are staying at the resort but wouldn’t go back otherwise.

JR
JxxnRxxi
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We live in the resort area where this restaurant is located, and we eat at Meridia regularly. I mean regularly! I am a former Director of Food & Beverage, so I know a thing or two about the business, and I probably have higher standards about food and beverage than most others. We never had any issues at this restaurant, not with the food, and not with the service. It is the best restaurant on the island. Obviously, it is not for the budget-minded, but if cost is not a concern for you than this is your place. I did not give it five-star overall, because as Bobby Bare said, "on the scale of one to ten, there ain't no ten", but this place certainly is a 9.9999.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Ambience was not good. Staff felt untrained. The overall look felt like you were in a cafeteria at a hotel. Tables felt dirty. My food was all right. My husband‘s food was not good. Definitely expected more upscale Decour from a newly renovated hotel. Need to work on the ambience

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WilliamK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The waitress was ok but the food was not as advertised and overpriced. Even though we had an online reservation, we were seated inside at a table with constant traffic flow of waiters and guests, with empty tables outside in much more desirable locations. Very disappointed in our selection of this restaurant.

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Oilandvin
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We loved that the chef really seems to celebrate locally grown seasonally vegetables. Our meal was delicious and the sunset views were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Exceptional service and delicious food. A perfect evening out in tropical paradise.

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vipBillymc
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood experience . Attentive service and creative cuisine and great location over the ocean!

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StephenG
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was very slow. We were a party of four and it took 15 minutes for a server to take our drink orders. It took 20 minutes to get the drinks. 3 out of the 4 drinks were made incorrectly and it took at least 15 minutes before we could find our server to take them back. Finally, our salads were served at the same time as the entrees.

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meridia is rated 4.4 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

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