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Meridia, Kamuela, HI

Meridia

4.3
4.3
1209 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.

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Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 880-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Abarcar Jr.

  • Catering

    Available upon request

  • Private party facilities

    Meridia offers a variety of private dining experiences including private lanai dinners for larger groups, Romantic Meridia for Two, and specialty dinners in our Ravello room. Please contact Meridia Manager Kyli Dodson at kdodson@westinhapunabeach.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    wlee@hapunabeachprincehotel.com: (808) 880-3025

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking, Self Parking in Covered Garage

  • Entertainment

    Nightly Entertainment at the Lobby Bar of the Hotel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

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  1. RW

    RobertW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A totally wonderful experience. The food was excellent with a nice size portion and came out quickly from the time we ordered. The service was just fabulous and our waiter was very helpful with he menu. Many nice choices on the menu and would definitely make a return trip.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, service (thank you Judith), and ambiance! I would highly recommend dinner here!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Food was just ok.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    Server was very friendly, but clearly they were short staffed. Dinner for two took about 2 hours…food quality and plating was questionable. Would return for a glass of wine, but would not dine again - especially given the prices.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful setting and service

  6. MK

    MikeK

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Geat place for out side dinning with a decent sunset view.

  7. LG

    LaurieG

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here!!!! Elizabeth was our server and she was delightful!!! She also was very knowledgeable about the food and wine menu. I was surprised how many little kids were brought there by their parents. But honestly, they were well behaved!!! If you are on the Big Island of Hawaii…RUN do not walk to Meridia and ask to be sat at Elizabeth’s table. You won’t regret it!!! Did I mention the homemade bread???????

  8. JE

    JaneE

    Tahoe

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful dinner. Our servers were so very delightful. That plus the incredible food made it a memorable dinner for us. The bread alone is worth the trip.

  9. s

    skiergirl

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    The setting is wonderful, right above the beach. Take the earlier time (5:30) if you want to see the sunset. The Greek Goddess Salad was fresh & delicious. The octopus was only fair. The paella is prepared and served in a cast iron skillet, as it should be. It was well prepared, with crispy rice at the edges. The flavor of the rice was a bit sweet, but we still enjoyed it. The Sonomo Pinot Noir was outstanding. Service was the problem. The server did not adequately explain portion size. The salad and the octopus arrived at the same time. The paella was supposed to take 20 minutes, but it arrived about 10 minutes after the two other dishes and we felt rushed and said so. They did take it back and start over with a freshly cooked paella. Be clear that you want your food served in separate courses.

  10. d

    davidn

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    My short ribs were about 50% fat, and mashed potatoes were tasteless.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food with beautiful views in a clean environment

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!

  13. JH

    JamesH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wedding anniversary! Wonderful server !

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Vacation trip to Hawaii. The service was excellent. The food was great, although they were out of a lot of selections on the menu. Would recommend if you’re looking for upscale dining and are ok with a menu on the pricier side.

  15. JB

    JohnB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My service from Donna was superb! timely, available and helpful

  16. PC

    PatrickC

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing sunset views, outstanding service, some menu items are creative and delicious, others a bit bland but everything was fresh and good quality.

  17. S

    2Sonomadiners

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vacation dining is always special! We had a front row seat to Hawaiian sunset and the server was fun and knowledgeable. We both had rack of lamb and it was cooked as ordered, oh so tender and delicious!

  18. MI

    MIke

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Food needs help. Some came out cold, paella was very overcooked and mushy and short rib was like jerky.

  19. NA

    NichaA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Attentive, great service, nice, quiet ambiance. Pleasantly surprised at the mocktail options! Loved the Chef’s garden on property and use in dishes.

  20. RM

    RobertM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meridia was wonderful. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. The piano player rounded out a great evening.

  21. J

    Josie0903

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As Hawaii residents, we are always on the hunt for good restaurants. Meridia did not disappoint. The valet parking was very convenient and the short walk to the restaurant along the beache's edge was scenic. The views from our table were incredible; beach, manicured landscaping, lava rock and of course, endless waves and some people watching, too. We were greeted by our server very quickly after being seated and she checked in just often enough as we leisurely enjoyed our meal. We were given a variety of fresh baked bread along with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. We were disappointed the restaurant was out of one of the starters we had scoped out prior to coming to dine, but the items we ordered instead were delicious. There were three people in our party and we each ordered a different entree. They were all delicious. There are ala carte sides on the menu, but it wasn't necessary for us to order one because our entrees came with sides that satisfied our hunger and did a great job of completing each dish.

  22. DE

    DarcyE

    Cleveland

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Anniversary They made it special

  23. TC

    TraceyC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience, ambiance and food superb! Lamb chops and Wild Boar Pappardelle were fantastic!!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    I read several reviews about slow service, so I was a little concerned making reservations. However, we decide to give it a chance. Hands down, it was a fantastic experience - from beginning to end. It is a slower pace of service - intentionally slow that allowed for a lingering experience to enjoy the company and conversation of your friends and family. The server was very attentive, yet, didn’t constantly disrupt our conversation. If you plan to enjoy Meridia’s food and atmosphere, plan for a little longer evening - we had 5:30 pm reservations and left at 7:20 pm. Again, highly recommend! Great value and tasty food! Excellent experience all around!

  25. d

    davidn

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Waited 15 minutes for a table. Food OK, but nothing special

  26. WS

    WendyS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A perfect spot for our last night on the island. Beautiful sunset. Exceptional service. Food was very good.

  27. H

    Honolulu

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful view. Great service. I liked the food but really you go for the view and ambience. Awesome pianist too in the lounge

  28. MR

    MikeR

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect from the views to the friendly people all along the way. The food was outstanding and we will go back when we have the opportunity.

  29. TA

    TomA

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Incredible view and ambiance. Food was uneven, some very good some failed. Service was outstanding.

  30. JK

    JohnyKass

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so delicious and you can tell there is a focus on freshness and utilizing local Ingredients. I like the fact that this restaurant supports the local economy by utilizing the vendors on the big island for things like bread, seafood, etc. Our server Elizabeth, or E as she goes by, was very attentive and made the experience very enjoyable. We will definitely be back soon

  31. RD

    RyanD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and ambiance was incredible. The staff is both friendly and professional. The food speaks for itself...a dinner to remember.

  32. GB

    GailB

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and so was the food. Great view. Recommend.

  33. L

    Lovesgoodstuff

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great food. Okay service. Waitress was awesome! Elizebeth was our server. I think the kitchen may be a little slow…

  34. JN

    JerryN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a marvelous evening! Dinner was outstanding. We ate our way through the bacon covered dates, scallops, ahi, short ribs and pork chop. All were delicious. Could not of asked for a more enjoyable last night in Hawaii. Our server, Donna, was just fantastic. Thor, the floor manager came by our table and he was delightful to visit with. Hats off from these old folks for a standup job delivering and great evening. You have an incredible staff and should be proud of how they treated your guest! We will definitely be back!

  35. MA

    MariaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    This experience was simply horrible! We were so disappointed and upset! It took 1.5 hours for the food to arrive. We had 2 kids and it was awful!! The food was not worth the wait! Positions small and expensive!!! Waste of time

  36. JK

    JulieK

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing view, phenomenal paella, calamari too stingy (hardly any!), wish they didn’t start charging for bread refill, but overall as awesome as always. We love the Meridia!

  37. JE

    JasonE

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    We had the WORST service at this restaurant. We sat for a ridiculous amount of time waiting for a waiter to greet us, and even longer to be served a drink. The food was ok, but very expensive for just an “alright” dinner. Our waiter probably was the worst part. Very disappointed!

  38. PY

    PeggyY

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Service poor and very slow. Took a very long time to get the apps and drinks. Food mediocre for the price. . Talked to manager He explained situation last night and the overbooking that occurred. Understood and he adjusted the check to compensate. The physical facility snd view was nice and appealing.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    GREAT place

  40. MO

    MarkO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunset and great meal at the beach, what’s not to like?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Meridia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 880-1111.

Meridia is rated 4.3 stars by 1209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Meridia

62-100 Kaunaoa Dr Kamuela, HI 96743-9749

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking, Self Parking in Covered Garage

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Abarcar Jr.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly Entertainment at the Lobby Bar of the Hotel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 880-1111

  • Catering

    Available upon request

  • Private party facilities

    Meridia offers a variety of private dining experiences including private lanai dinners for larger groups, Romantic Meridia for Two, and specialty dinners in our Ravello room. Please contact Meridia Manager Kyli Dodson at kdodson@westinhapunabeach.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    wlee@hapunabeachprincehotel.com: (808) 880-3025

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