meridia

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238 Reviews
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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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BB
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 5 days ago

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 5 days ago

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
58 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 5 days ago

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and views. Food is very good.

L
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view and excellent service!

p
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much better than the Four Seasons! Elizabeth, our server, phenomenal! Thank you so much for an unbelievable evening!

a
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good we had dinner here 3 times during our 6 night stay. Food is excellent, service is spectacular and the atmosphere is wonderful. All in all a fantastic experience through and through. Highly recommended.

FM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone! Finally took my family to Meridia and everything was amazing! Food, view and excellent service! Thanks to our server Marita! Even though I knew her from working at Mauna Lani and she knows my family, she made sure we had a great time and treated us like a normal guests. Will for sure send more guests to this restaurant and for sure we'll be back more often :-) Thank you!!!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful 35the anniversary experience, with several special surprise touches. Don’t miss this place!

P
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’m all about fine dining. I love it. The last two times staying at the hotel, this restaurant was closed to the general public and reserved for residents. Now it is open and I was excited to try it out. I stay in this hotel perhaps 35 days per year, so it’s nice to have a fine dining experience available.

The space is stunningly gorgeous. Although sitting outside is wonderful, I almost wish we could have sit inside to experience the ambiance inside.

My business partner and I were having dinner after I had picked her up at the airport. All she wanted was a large salad.

She saw the Greek Salad on the menu for $17.

She asked if that was a LARGE salad, enough for a main course. The waiter said yes, that it was quite substantial and enough as a main dish.

When the dishes came, her salad was certainly in a HUGE bowl.

There was less than a side salad’s worth of greens, maybe 1-2 oz., perhaps a 1oz smear of hummus and a large ramekin of dressing on the side.

My partner asked the runner if that was the Greek salad. He said it was.

The server came by and asked if everything was ok. My partner, clearly disappointed in the salad, asked if this was, in fact, the greek salad. She said yes, not picking up on my partners clear disappointment.

I offered to send it back and get her a larger salad and she declined saying: “I really want something FOUR TIMES this big and suspect they’ll charge us nearly $70 for it, so no way.”

Overall, the experience was a profound let down and a disappointment. Too much money for too little.

P
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live on Hawaii island full-time and frequent all of the island's fine-dining restaurants. And the beautiful restaurant Meridia is one of them. Meridia is located in the Hapuna Westin Hotel, situated directly above Hapuna Beach (the islands best sandy beach). Meridia's delicious food is Mediterranean, carefully prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The service is always friendly and attentive. Meridia offers outdoor dining and the views are spectacular. Meridia is certainly one of the island's restaurant gems.

f
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. The physical space is beautiful with stunning ocean views. Staff is friendly, helpful, and competent. Our server, Erin, provided excellent service and dining advice options. The food is delicious with fresh ingredients and flavorful preparations. Meridia makes you feel special without being pretentious.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing we went to this restaurant twice. The venison pasta is a must try. Phenomenal service, picturesque views and every appetizer and entree is exceptional.

N
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server, Judy, was great. Our only complaint was the hot air; there’s hardly any wind because it’s so far back in the cove but Judy brought us handheld fans which was an incredible gesture! Very impressive!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far our favorite most delicious dinner on the big island. The sunset view was impeccable, each course we had continued to just delight and the service was top notch. We enjoyed two appetizers and shared two entrees and could not have been more pleased all around. This is a must go! Romantic, beautiful views, exceptional food and phenomenal service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Will definitely be back.

D
Pinehurst
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service! A nice place to enjoy a quiet dinner on our first night.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambience were excellent, as usual! Service was spotty (also as usual). Server was extremely attentive at front end of the service...but pretty much disappeared toward end of our meal--we waited forever to get our server to drop a coffee/dessert menu...asked our busser to please let our server know that we wanted to order coffee & dessert (because their "Churros" are to die for) but she never reappeared. Finally walked over to the hostess station to ask if they could please locate our server, and that worked! (Hostess, Sharon, is simply the BEST btw! She understands quality service and always goes over & beyond to give us a stellar experience!)

OT
Naples
86 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant was clean, sleek and a beautiful sunset view. The food and service was average at best. $142 plus tip w/only 1 cocktail (total not pp) for this price point there are many better restaurants to spend our money.
We had the short rib, the scallops, split a flatbread appetizer, 1 Pepsi, 1 cocktail.

JK
San Francisco
152 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant experience. Wonderful food. Unique flavors and play on traditional favorites. Careful going before sunset as we found there aren’t really any shade options, but a nice view of the Westin grounds and expansive beachfront.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Service was great. Food was good but not fantastic

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and spectacular beachside location. Very good selection and food quality. A standout among all Kohala dining establishments, which are almost exclusively resort-based. We sampled several, but this, the Westin offering was the best—not as outrageously overpriced as Kamuela Provision Company (Hilton) and service as good or better than The Beach Tree (Four Seasons). A definite recommend.

P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful special Birthday celebration.

S
Hawaii
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and view. We've been here many times and Elizabeth is usually our server (wonderful) but this time we had Donna and everything was perfect! Her recommendations for specials, food prep and service was absolute perfection. Always enjoy this beautiful place. The sunset views are spectacular.

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