meridia

4.4
839 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.

Experiences

  • Five Course Chef's Tasting Menu

    $175.00 per person

    Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2021

    Indulge yourself with a menu created just for you by Chef Junior Ulep. You'll enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes featuring the best local ingredients the Big Island has to offer while watching the sun set over the Pacific. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions please let us know. You can put them in the reservation notes or email us directly at dmckeown@westinhapunabeach.com. We're looking forward to serving you.

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 839 people are saying
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viploncanderson
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were seated near the bar in the main room. The views looked stunning and the room was magnificent. Service was very good and well paced. The food was good, not outstanding. Overall we had a very nice evening.

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Heydelovely
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Meridia in the Westin is a lovely island oasis. Perched above the white sand beach. Delicious high quality plates, selection of wines and great service - mahalo Michael. Highly recommend.

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Chicho
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was by far one of my best dinner I ever had, Johnathan was Superb, very professional and attentive the food just excellent, highly recommended well done

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Sadbutrue
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I want to recommend it, but the food was over cooked and my bread had a nice big bug.

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vipCyrus
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff is amazing! Super helpful to our needs and making sure our dining experience was great with our two kids (6,3). The menu, though great for adults, we found wasn’t so kid friendly. Limited options and generally bland. Our food the steak, cauliflower steak, shish kibab and the bisque we’re delicious! The churro was so just perfect. Views are amazing and overall a great experience.

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vipWinendine
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on the patio with a fantastic sunset view over the water. Food and service were both outstanding. Pictures are of grilled squid and bacon wrapped fig appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good overall. Service was fantastic.

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RenA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had to figure out open table and put a credit card down for reservation which were set in stone, no flexibility to accommodate our auntie who surprised us for my husband’s 60th birthday and would’ve cost me to change plans to include her. We left auntie behind, arrived on time for our reservation and were asked to wait 6-7 minutes, missing sunset. We have been coming to Hapuna since it opened as Prince and since it changed to Westin we’ve been disappointed. We even had to send a meal back undercooked. I don’t do reviews and if it was only one thing I wouldn’t have bothered, but I thought you should know.

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Jillz
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table with an ocean view; beautiful evening and great ambiance. Tables far apart enough that we did not hear other people’s conversations; this may be due to Covid-19 restrictions, but it any case it was very nice. The food and wine were both very good, but top billing goes to our server, Elizabeth, who was delightful. A lovely evening.

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DJDM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, especially our server Angel. Not much food for the price.

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yummy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friends & Celebrating Life ❤️

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vipHIfoodie
Hawaii
222 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The servers were delightful and worked so hard while being very gracious as seemed a little understaffed. Food was good, but steak was not tender and flavorful. Scallops were cooked well, but the crispy noodle was overly greasy. The whole branzino fish was excellent. For how beautiful a setting, we were expecting to be wowed, while enjoyable - fell a little short.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The server kept reusing the same gloves all night. Cleaning off tables, serving food, and constantly messing with her dirty mask. We left mid way through the meal. So disappointing, and disgusting.

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elCAK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food and service was ok, hostess was not very helpful

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Buddy
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend eating there. All of the staff were very nice and extremely helpful.

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vipLenH
Tucson
188 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was 5 star. I recommend the Ahi Credit and the Churros for desert.The waiter John who was on his second day was OUTSTANDING! The cocktails costing $24 for a routine Hendricks martini was ridiculous. Parking was a hot mess. No way to see where the gate was for parking. No signs indicating parking for Meridia was behind a gate. Had to take a card ($3.00 per hour). Told we had to get it validated at front desk for Westin check in with our bill. But upon eventually finding our way through the maze, we got parking validated at the hostess desk. Leaving was not easy. The validated ticket was not going into the reader. The speaker to contact someone rang incessantly with no help from anyone. Finally a smart aleck valet came out to retrieve a car. He saw my distress and yelled at me to get closer?? I was so close I had no problem sticking my card in slot, the machine did not work. He then clicked his remote and gate opened. Ruined the entire $300 evening (for two). No clear markings where to park, the "validation process" was ridiculous. Honestly, I will not be back. Too bad, the food and service were great. But if Westin wishes to have people pay $30 a day to park for a hotel stay and $3 an hour for other guests, they should just open the lot for Meridia diners at 5 pm and close it at 10 pm. Nobody is going to that secluded, hard to find hotel in the evening that is not a hotel guest or trying to locate the restaurant for dining. Once in the parking garage, the elevators do not provide any instructions as to where Meridia is located. It took quite a few twists and turns, ups and downs to get to the open area in hotel where there was a sign for Meridia. Call me when you have solved the parking issues otherwise there are just a delicious and less expensive restaurants on the Big Island that welcome their guests.

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vipTravellerNFoodLover
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great service and delicious food. Everything is good. I love the tapas menu!

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CarinC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Our server, Erin was outstanding. Appetizers alone would have been plenty. Would love to come back.

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vipBoCoLP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michael provided excellent, attentive service and recommendations. The food was excellent all around with great wine pairings. We had a lovely evening.

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Ljng
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was hit and miss. Oysters, octopus, and grilled fish of the day were wonderful. The server had the kitchen split our entree and plate on separate dishes, which was very nice. Really appreciated that. Do not recommend the charcuterie plate. Complimentary table bread was stale and very airy (not much bite). Service was off - very slow; waited awhile between dishes; dishes served without any description. The waitstaff didn’t seem to coordinate between themselves at all. Also, would have appreciated a call to bring a jacket due to the extreme winds that evening. The restaurant that we dined at the previous night gave us a heads up about the wind.

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MCuti
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The grilled octopus was amazing! The location is so perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here was amazing. Stunning view and great food.

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konafoodie
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and and exceptional setting. Perfect for a romantic celebration.

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Dana
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous! The service was exceptional! Our waiter Jonathan was terrific! Can't wait till my next dinner their.

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Bobbyj
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Understaffed. Had the Rack of Lamb which was fatty. The other 3 in our party were satisfied but would not go out of our way to go back.

The front of the house was not to the standard expected in the Hapuna. We were directed to a table that was behind a partition while there was an unoccupied one with no obstruction. We asked to be moved with a curt reply that she had to ask the front. We had made the reservation 3 days in advance. Of course there was no problem moving.

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, friendly staff snd delicious food. We were at Meridia for dinner after our intimate wedding ceremony. The restaurant staff was so complimentary and every person taking care of us acknowledged the special occasion…so nice!

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Thatsright
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was very accommodating and got us a special table as it was my mom’s birthday. Service was excellent, food was amazing (get the grilled octopus) and view/ambiance was stunning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was awesome. Food was great, the view, drinks.. our server was so sweet but took a little long to get our drinks, she just talked a lot so we ended up being there for four hours which is a little too long to be at a dinner. But we’ll definitely be back in the future!

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vipPBLocal
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL restaurant! Food delicious, creative and local. Service friendly and professional and WHAT A DYNAMITE VIEW. Probably our favorite higher end restaurant on the Kohala Coast.

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome service awesome just wished I could see what I was eating

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vipLarry
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Beautiful setting. Oysters crudo tasty. Ahi appetizer prepared well. Seafood paella was very enjoyable - recommend for sure. Spouse loved wild boar ragu. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will try and come back tomorrow.

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DavidS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning in every way - you pay for it yet still get excellent value.

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StephenT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very creative menu. Flatbread was excellent. Portions were good. Very nice quiet seating arrangement, excellent service!

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LindaG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The short ribs had no flavor. The scallops were on a bed of thin pasta that was so oily I felt sick after having them. I had high hopes for this restaurant, but was very disappointed. The reviews I read were great. There was another event at the hotel and this could have been the reason the food was lacking love.
I said it was our anniversary when asked when making the reservation and there was no acknowledgement.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Food took too long, over 40

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the amazing food and service here. Our server Elizabeth was absolutely incredible!

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LutherJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, outstanding sunset, great service and food!

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Hyde
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, yummy food, and decent portions

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Ladeeem
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing view of the white sands and clear aqua waters of Hapuna Beach. The entry to the restaurant is impressive with beautiful grounds and building. Our server was so friendly and service was quick and very responsive. We had a summer beet salad that was very good. The fish special and desserts (tiramisu and sorbet) were also very good — fresh and tasty. The pappardelle ragu was a bit salty and the steak was a bit over cooked, while the pina colada was a bit too sweet for our taste. We enjoyed our dinner and it’s a great place to celebrate a special occasion. It has a nice wine, beer, and cocktail list. We would return.

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vipGMDen
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with perfectly attentive yet relaxed service. Food was on point featuring many local ingredients & influences.

FAQs

meridia is rated 4.4 stars by 839 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.