meridia

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$31 to $50
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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.

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What 257 People Are Saying
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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, outstanding service, and great cocktails. Will definitely be back. Thank you!!!

LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service food and location.

K
Palm Springs
117 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant so much, great view, great service, just a wonderful restaurant. We went twice during our visit to the Big Island and can't say enough about the service, especially Ms. Judy, what a wonderful person. We will def. be back soon on out next Hawaii vacation. Mahalo

SL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful server (Donna). Beautiful sunset but rather warm since torches are used for light. Highly recommend the scallop crudo. Easily the best dish we had during the entire trip. Charcuterie also good but would’ve liked some cheese. Bread was terrific as well. Other dishes were fine.

A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, service was outstanding, beautiful restaurant overlooking the ocean, will definitely return

D
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular! We balked at the $48 entrees, but after the first bite we rolled our eyes and said it was the best prepared fish we’d ever had. Absolutely delicious! The staff was very friendly, the service impeccable and the outdoor seating fabulous. We highly recommend it.

m
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ahi was really delicious! The service was amazing! We were very well cared for in every way

R
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the Whole Branzino.... Delicious!

JW
Palm Springs
69 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an absolute beautiful place for a sunset dinner with great (gourmet) food preparations and exceptional service!

AM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had on the island. We never ate at the same place twice. Excellent restaurant and atmosphere. Judith made our dinner special. Mahalo.

K
Palm Springs
118 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect sunset dinner and cocktails. A beautiful relaxed dining experience right on the beach. Martinis and tropical fruit drinks while watching an unbelievable sunset. Our server Judy was a joy and made our night extra special. The appetizers salads and the main courses were delicious. I had scallops and my husband had the venison pasta specialty. Both were wonderful. We were celebrating a Birthday and were treated very well. Would recommend and we will def. be back soon.

F
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friend who referred us to your restaurant and more specifically to ask for Elizabeth as our server. I have to say that was some of the best advice we have ever received. We also got menu suggestions and everything was beyond our expectations!

The poquillo peppers were my favorite item, and we could have had an additional serving each.The flavor combination was unusual and outstanding for the overall flavor profile. I would never imagine mango and peppers together but that was part of the surprise.

I also had the venison pasta which I ordered by recommendation from the same friend. This was an unusual choice for me as I do not eat game of any kind, but the additional flavor of orange and perhaps cinnamon put it over the top.


Now on to Elizabeth: She is delightful and refreshingly enthusiastic about life, wine and your menu. It was a joy to have her company as we dined, and the table
Next to ours was also enjoying her outstanding service. The
Evening was altogether perfect. Many grateful thanks.

D
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good seafood. Mashed potatoes were room temperature. Bench seating was a little bit uncomfortable, but the location is spectacular

R
Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and our server,Judy, is excellent. You can't beat the view. It all adds up to a great experience.

BF
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! Is always a good spot for food and nice view, etc, but she made it special.

CW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner and location!

WL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Meridia at Hapuna Beach couldn't be any more picturesque located right above the sand! The ambiance of the restaurant and ease of reservation are great as well. We have celebrated a few birthdays and anniversaries here and keep coming back.

Our last visit was a bit less spectacular due to the slowness of service especially from the bar. This may have been an isolated issue but is still worth docking one star.

Aloha!

NY
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a dream. You are lucky if you can dine here, at least once.
The staff is amazing, we had Judy, her level of excellence was beyond measure. Felt like we were home.
If outdoor seating is available, do request! Loved the Poquillos, and the steak kebabs.

BB
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great place to see the sun set. One of the best combination dinner and sunset events on the Big Island. Fantastic management staff.

D
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had had dinner at Meridia a few nights earlier and enjoyed our dinners very much. We weren’t as hungry this time but we’re eager to have their delicious Greek salad again. Paired it with a couple flatbreads and we were happy and well satisfied. Beautiful setting and attentive staff make Meridia a new favorite spot for us.

D
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ocean view is beautiful! Get there in time to watch the sunset. We enjoyed the Greek salad, as well as the sea bass and mahi-mahi. Good service. We’ll be back.

TA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Judy was ours waitress , immediately were felt like we knew Judy as a friend and sister, she was professional and she made us feel very comfortable, you easily see that she loved her job , we are coming back because of Judy.

meridia
Responded on October 15, 2019

Aloha, Thank you so much for your kind note about Judy. We will make sure she hears about your wonderful experience with her. We look forward to your return!

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three things make a great meal; The setting, the food, and the service. Meridia hits a triple play. Gorgeous location on the beach and the restaurant itself is beautifully designed. The food is inspired: We weren't sure if Mediterranean food made sense in Hawaii, but it does: LIght, flavorful Mediterranean recipes, made with local ingredients--it's genius! You know a serious chef is working here. We weren't too hungry, so we each enjoyed the Kombucha Squash Soup, and then split the Caprese salad, with local tomatoes & herbs, and milky burrata, and the lightest, freshest, non-greasiest Frito Misto we've ever had. We had a coupon for a free dessert, so opted for the churros. These were as good as any we'd had in Spain...but the hot Kona Chocolate for dipping made it even better. But the highlight was our server Elizabeth. She was an absolute delight. Professional yet warm, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food (and our food choices) and a delightful human being! (She even had the pastry chef draw out "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on the dessert plate when we casually mentioned ours had been the day before. ) Elizabeth added that special something to a spectacular meal. I hope she sees this review!

meridia
Responded on October 15, 2019

Aloha Leslie, Wow, thank you for such an incredible review of your experience with us. We will be sure to pass along your note to Elizabeth. I hope we can welcome you back to Meridia again soon. Mahalo!

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AG
Las Vegas
61 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining. We got there after sundown so I'm not sure if you can see the water from the terrace seating or not. (I think so.)
Incredible staff!
Great menu that is Mediterranean fare but with local ingredients (fish, vegetables.)
Everything we had was executed beautifully!
This was one of our nicer and better dinners that we enjoyed while on our 10 day Hawaiian vacation...even better than what we had at Manta (Mauna Kea) and Mina Fish House (Four Seasons Ko Olina).

JR
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Meridia regularly (we live in the area) and we have never been disappointed. I have been a Director of Food & Beverage for 24 years, so it's not easy to impress me, but this restaurant pass all the tests with flying colors. Great and unique dishes that you will not find anywhere else on the island, and a very attentive service. Highly recommended!

meridia
Responded on October 15, 2019

Aloha! Thank you so much for your kind note. It's wonderful to hear such incredible feedback from a loyal guest such as yourself. We'll see you again soon for your next visit!

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive staff. Great food and in an amazing location. Highly recommend to everyone. A treat.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service! The view of the beach, sunset, so lovely!! I would definitely go back again and next time stay at the resort.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was great, the service was outstanding, the cocktails were delicious and the food was tasty.

meridia
Responded on October 10, 2019

Aloha! Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Meridia. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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j
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to Meridia was last December, when it was so windy that there was no outdoor seating, which is a shame in Hawaii. This time, we had a table at the outer edge of the seating area and had a wonderful view of the sunset. Our server was a delight, and the entire staff was very concerned about my food allergies and trying to figure out how best to accommodate them (I told them that I wasn't so sensitive with most things that I wasn't concerned about cross contamination on prep surfaces, etc., and that made it easier). There was actually a group of six or seven from the kitchen having a consultation about it. I rarely see first-hand that kind of attention to my issues. The dinner itself was just a smidgen below my top rating, but it was probably more what I ordered than how well it was prepared. Sometimes when you try something new or different, it just doesn't match what you expected. But it wasn't a flaw, by any means, and my partner enjoyed his meal tremendously. We'd certainly go back the next time we're on the Big Island.

LA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. The vegetable polenta dish was delicious. My husband had the lamb and was very happy with it. Great service and ambience. We will definitely be back!

meridia
Responded on October 10, 2019

Aloha Laura, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Meridia. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the polenta and the lamb! We're excited to welcome you back again soon.

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MP
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portion size of the appetizers was less than expected for the price. The charcuterie was the first I’ve ever had with no cheese options. Given the Jamon serrano , a nice manchego would be nice. The paella was excellent the shrimp included were some of the best I’ve ever tasted.

meridia
Responded on October 10, 2019

Aloha Manny, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're so sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the portion size for the appetizers, but very much appreciate your recommendation for adding a cheese option to the charcuterie. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the paella. We hope to welcome you back to Meridia again in the near future. Mahalo!

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DH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and ambiance are superb. Our waitress Elizabeth was very accommodating and very sweet. The food was good, not outstanding but it did not deter from the overall experience. Great place for a special celebration.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent food. The shrimp were amazing. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and sunset. I think the dishes in the restaurant are favourable for Japanese.

S
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s convenient as it’s a fine-dining place inside the hotel, the view is great especially during the evening time where you can see the golden sunset while enjoying the food. However the food is not that great and the pricing is definitely expensive.

Z
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Felt a little rushed. Had our reservation at 8pm felt like they were trying to get us out asap. They visited the table often which was great but they kept trying to refill our champagne glasses and take away plates even before we were finished. There was still food on the characuterie board and plates and they kept asking if we were done. I dont think it was intentional - i think they were trying to give good service but we wanted to relax and celebrate.

BM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was flawless. Food was excellent- peppers and cáptese for starters. Entrees- pappardelle, short rib, branzino. 10x better than browns or any other spot we tried during our stay.

U
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and views. Food is very good.

L
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful chef. Food was delicious. We ate there 3 out of 4 nights during our stay. And had the fish special each time. Same kind of fish (snapper) But was fixed differently every night and delicious.
The server Elizabeth was delightful. Happy, helpful, friendly and great service! She even sent home cream for our in room coffee for the next morning.
Mathew, the manager was great as well as Sharon, the hostess. Made us feel right at home and special.
We don’t usually like restaurants located in hotels. But this was an exception for sure.
Definitely look forward to returning here again and again.

DM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view and excellent service!