meridia

4.3
786 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Inspired by the Mediterranean, dedicated to the islands. Featuring a charcuterie and crudo bar, brilliant cocktails, and an award winning 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 786 people are saying
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Kj130
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Michael was great!

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vipterrywatto
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced for the flavour and presentation of the food. Our server was fantastic. It's a very large restaurant, and she was very attentive in spite of having several tables to take care of, which we really appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Wish we had gone earlier on our vacation and we would have gone again. Perfect combination of flavors and texture. We loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the outdoor patio setting was spectacular and our server Judy was AMAZING! One of our favorite places to dine on the island!

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AlohaGirl
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was so so. Sangria was good. Prices were high.

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vipnick
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This was our worst meal on the Big Island. The octopus app was good and tender but the bacon wrapped dates were overcooked and tasted like gristle and char. The entrees were not much better. Please avoid this restaurant, there are so many better places to eat on the island.

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ElyxadraR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start off, I loved our server, Elizabeth. Her nickname is easy E 😆 she made the entire dinner pop with her bubbly personality and ability to stand out from most other waitresses I've ever had. The tapas were so delicious, the caprese salad had the freshest look and taste. I love burrata cheese and theirs is literally the best burrata I've ever tasted. My servings were so perfect I didn't think that I ordered too much food because I was able to make it all the way to the entree despite having a few dishes served to us beforehand. I had the short rib and my hubby had the solomilo. Everything was amazing and I will definitely come back to this restaurant again in my next trip to Hawaii.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

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Sublime
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food - local and very fresh - paired with exquisite sunset views made for a perfect dinner!

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SueM
Key West
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy great food & a beautiful sunset!

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vipRoseanneg50
New England
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had Elizabeth (ee) as our server. She is the sweetest & most caring person ever. She makes all feel so special. She caters to all 150% & we were so lucky to have her as our server fir our special night - 50 anniversary. But let me tell you, you did not need a special event for Elizabeth to treat you so special - she treats all her patrons the same way with non-stop attention & her being such a giving person.

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SkyKing
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Has the potential to be an excellent venue. On the night we were there, it was significantly understaffed. Other problems included a very poor description of the items available. The portions were just adequate. We brought a bottle of wine we wished to use and they charged us a $40 corkage fee which was about twice what was reasonable. I guess we were supposed to learn not to do that again! What I learned was never to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food on a beautiful resort perched over the water. Amazing ambiance with friendly staff. I would encourage checking this place out while you are visiting. Mahalo ~

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Connie
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service FANTASTIC. Ask for a wine list to check pricing. The $98/bottle price tag for a bottle of Chardonnay was a shocker ! Our fault for not asking/checking !

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vipLibraryMan
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was outstanding -- the food, the service, the setting, and the sunset. Ok, the last one is outside of the restaurant's control, but the other pieces were definitely superb. The squash bisque was smooth and delicious, and the scallops and the rack of lamb were perfection. And the churros were a excellent ending.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The hotel and restaurant setting was lovely. Unfortunately the food was mediocre.

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MiriamC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful View!! We made reservations right before sunset and the view was amazing. Although our food took a really long time the service was great.Our waiter was amazing and every single staff member there was too. When the food finally came arrived, it was pretty good. We would definitely come back.

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vipRealrobertallen
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a really varied menu. Fresh flavors and everything cooked and presented beautifully. Maybe my best meal on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely dinner, only small issue was the server had too many tables spaced to far away, waited a very long time after dinner to get our check.

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Steve
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Wonderful view and experience. Ask for Judy to be your waitress.

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Kahlo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning setting. Creative menu. Professional staff. Perfect experience to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great food and drinks were great and service was fast and attentive!

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dosas
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second meal in just over a week - great food and cocktails! Little noisy from a group playing in the pool (long after hours), but otherwise wonderful!

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vipKathyK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My husband and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary at Meridia. We were notified about two weeks before our reservation that our reservation was cancelled due to some kitchen construction. After calling, I was able to rebook for a very late dinner the day following our original reservation. I called to confirm the day of, and I was advised that it was noted we were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Not one person (greeter, waiter, etc.) acknowledged that it was our anniversary when we arrived. We were seated at a very nice table, which may have been due to our celebration, but there was no comment at any point in the evening. In addition, our water was not cold, and the bottle of red wine we ordered was definitely warmer than room temperature. Disappointing.

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MarkP
Cancun
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location, open air dining with excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Spends but worth it for a very memorable dining experience.

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vipIzzy
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views.

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dosas
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, terrific cocktails, personalized service and one of the best views on the island.

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MichaelA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great break from the normal tourist restaurants. Outstanding menu and excellent service. We still had to wait to be seated even after showing up early for our reservation time. The lamb was the best I had on the island. Great place for sunsets.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Worst service I have ever experienced. We were sat 30 minutes after our reservation time and then didn’t see our server for 45 minutes after the initial greeting. My fiancé and I both ordered dirty martinis and were served lemon drop martinis with olives in them. We waited another 30 minutes for the server to come back so we could get the correct drinks but he never showed so we went and ordered from the bar. After getting up and walking around the restaurant we found our server by the bread station and just ordered from him there. We ordered the Caprese and our two entrées. After yet another 30 minutes of being ignored we had to ask him where our appetizer was and he told us that he forgot to put it in. We told him to just forget it but he insisted to place the order and then it arrived at the same time as our entrées. We barely touched it because we wanted it as an appetizer and had told him to just forget about it. When we got the bill we were still charged for it. At this point we were so defeated and just wanted to get out of there. The table next to us heard us taking and said the same thing was happening to them as well and that they were minutes away from just walking out. This place has so much potential and the view is beautiful but the service really is insufferable.

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michaelz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Meridian is exceptional, from the moment you check in. They welcomed with a nice smile.
The service is top 10. We were served by Elizabeth AKA “E”. She was what made our stay at the hotel memorable. E made us feel like family. The description of the food, and her recommendations of the wines she gave us, made us want to return the following day.

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RobertJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening although somewhat pricey affecting value.Outstanding bread. Great service. Good size appetizers.

Disability access difficult.

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vipBostonmomof2
New England
67 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the terrace overlooking the beach and saw a beautiful sunset over the water. The food was excellent and the wait staff very attentive. I thouroughly enjoyed the red snapper, the catch of the day. Would highly recommend the Meridia..

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viplove2eat
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences that we have had on Island. Our server “E” was so passionate about her job. Describing each dish, made with local fresh meats, vegetables, even the honey in our drinks from the hotel’s bees! This is a gem. We will be dining there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at this restaurant twice during our stay at the Westin hapuna resort, with a third night getting takeout to our room. The first night we ordered the paella and the surf and turf. Second night we had the pork milanese and the lamb rack. We also tried the calamari plate as an appetizer and the churro dessert. Oh my goodness. Let me just say it was a lot of food each time- and delicious! We are foodie people and can get critical with food and service but here you seem to not really be able to go wrong with anything, all was good and reasonable price for the quality and amount. You also get bread before the meal. See photos.

On our takeout night we got two flatbreads to-go since we didn’t have any other dinner options that night. It was the perfect amount of food for two. We had the margherita flatbread and their special for the night was one that had lobster on it. All around great experience here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening and enjoyed an awe inspiring view. Our server answered many questions with aplomb. Food was prepared perfectly and plated beautifully. Would highly recommend for a date night or special occasion.

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vipMaria
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a friends’ get-together at Meridia Restaurant located at Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on 8/17/21. Our friends that live here part of the year recommended the restaurant. Everything the 6 of us had was delicious and Mike provided great service!! The view is fabulous and the sunset was beautiful. Will definitely come back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious, great service

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RuthannD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING! Made this reservation over a month ago for our 30th wedding anniversary and requested a seat outside and noted the special occasion. When we got there they placed us in the back corner right next to the food servers. After I complained they moved us. We were being rushed to place our order. We had to look on our phones for each of the menus which took time and our waitress kept trying to rush us. Our dinner came out within minutes of us ordering. Our short ribs were DRY. I mean dry. It seams the meal were plated and kept warm because the dish itself was hot but the food wasnt. Very very disappointed. Our dinner last night at Forsters Kitchen was soooo much better than this meal. My husband thinks since they saw our Hilton covid bands around our wrists we got bad service be ause we weren't their hotel guests

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vipMichaelM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic epic meal and incredible service from Judy. And killer view//sunset. A true magical experience

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vipjeremyb
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service nice ambiance

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meridia is rated 4.3 stars by 786 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.