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Meridia, Kamuela, HI

Meridia

4.5
4.5
1324 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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 1,324 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Scenic View

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Special Occasion

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  1. P

    joseP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service Great view and ambiance
  2. M

    Mooresvillian

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The ambience and our server Donna were both exceptional! But the food left us lacking—the flavor was just not there. I’ve never had such a bland tomato salad, and the green goddess salad was also super bland. My husband truly enjoyed the scallops. I would consider them the highlight of our meal outside of dessert. We had the Spanish cheesecake and it was delightful!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good good and wonderful music
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Average experience at best. Atmosphere was ok but good paella was overcooked and ahi tuna was of poor quality. To top it off, I’m not sure how you can screw up churros, but I’ve had better at a theme park. Cocktails were good. If we’d had a couple more, maybe the dinner would have seemed better!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super romantic night
  6. TZ

    TomZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Had to wait 15 min to be seated. We had a 5:45 reservation. You must be sort handed.
  7. b

    britguy

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice open patio area great to watch the sunset. Food for Hawaii was decent but by SF standards disappointing. Prices were fair and portion size was large. Has Gambas that tasted of nothing w mushy prawns, octopus better but small portion and large paella that was the best dish. Wines overpriced but cocktails and beer were fairly priced. Staff friendly just expect island time and be patient
  8. j

    jlybn

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Meridia is the place to go for a beautiful sunset dinner. There’s a pianist and panoramic view of the ocean. The service was excellent, with an accommodating waiter to speedy delivery of entrees. Fish was fresh off the boat and the short rib dinner was tender. The only thing that bothered us was how dirty the windows were in front of us. It really affected our view of the sunset. They should wash the windows, before opening. The rest of the resort does that by their breakfast area and Piko cocktail bar.
  9. MD

    MichelleD

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've enjoyed Meridia many times, but last night far and away topped them all. The food was fantastic, and I was happy I tried dishes I hadn't before; the Meridia Cataplana, Caprese, Seared Scallops and the Pork Milanese were all excellent. Our server, Judy, was attentive and friendly and we received a complimentary dessert for our anniversary! I highly recommend Meridia.
  10. R

    Resa

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was fantastic! They had wonderful vegetarian options and they were so flavorful. The views were stunning. Service was amazing.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is excellent but service is very slow. Guessing staffing shortage
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Wonderful food. Friendly waitstaff. Perfect!
  13. K

    Karen

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and fresh food
  14. C

    Csolsen2

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Restaurant is old and tired. Service very good. Huge flood lights on you after sunset, horribly annoying. Shines in your eyes. Why the lights??? Good is heavy in Spanish prep not my taste.
  15. BQ

    BillQ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meridia is by far the best dining experience along the Kohala Coast! Thank you Chef Junior Ulep for your incredible culinary creations, Jonathan for your timely, attentive service along with all the amazing Meridia Team.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Beautiful space and excellent service, but honestly the food was terrible. Bland, over cooked, and unpleasant. I’d be hard pressed to return.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Elizabeth was amazing!!! She made our dinner even better than expected!
  18. j

    jenniferedit

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed our first courses. Unfortunately, when it came to our main course, one needed much more time to prepare, and the other one subsequently came out cold. We brought it to the attention of our server, who offered to have another one made up. However, the other serving was so large, we decided to just split it. A manager came out to apologize for the trouble and we told her we were declining their offer to remake the other dish. They appropriate adjusted the charge, although we were a tad surprised that no one came out to double check on us later about the entree. They did bring the dessert out with a candle for my partner's birthday. Overall, it was fine -- and the locale can't be beat -- but it was sad that there was that hiccup.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Aunty Judy, is a rare gem. She is Aloha!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t know what was better, the food or the view…both were spectacular!!
  21. MA

    MARKH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing time tonight at the restaurant. Our waitress Judy was absolutely awesome. The Manager, Kyli was attentive and made time to stop by and say hello. The service by the entire team was spot on. The food was outstanding and the ambiance (beach side sunset dinner and live piano) was the best. We will be back and look forward to telling more people about this place.
  22. M

    Marcus

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambiance and food is great! Definitely overpriced but nice. It’s in a resort hotel so it’s everything you would expect for the location but better food than most hotels!
  23. w

    winflop

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food at Meridia was absolutely top-notch. Both courses for both of us were really excellent. The Spanish Seafood Stew (daily special) really stood out - all the different pieces of shellfish & fish were cooked to perfection and the sauce was just awesome. It was our anniversary and they made it very special Our waiter was very good but the back waiters supporting him weren't. At a top-flight restaurant, the staff should know which dish goes to which person. They should NEVER ask who had which dish. They should know and just serve them to the right people. There are simple numbering systems for this that should be implemented.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Judy was the best server we’ve ever had!
  25. RL

    RichardL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every aspect, please visit if you can make it this far North.
  26. BM

    BruceM

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The lamb chops entree was really good. Everything else was a disappointment. The grilled octopus appetizer was over cooked and chewy and top it off served cold. The side dishes with the lamb were “eh” in both taste and flavor. The risotto main course tasted like creamed rich with not much flavor at all from the mushrooms.
  27. JH

    JeffH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot inside Westin Hapuna Resort. After a long day of traveling it was a perfect ending to the day. Highly suggest if you are staying at the resort or nearby.
  28. r

    rdorn50

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of friends for my husbands birthday. Really the best meal we have had in a very long time on island. Seared scallops, bacon wrapped figs , fresh baked bread and New York strip steak were awesome! Server was very attentive and beachfront location was top notch.🥰🥰🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
  29. H

    Honulover

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Ambiance was nice. Server was friendly. Husband had steak. Was way over cooked even though he asked for med rare. The wild boar ragu was very gamey tasting. Dessert was tasty.
  30. g

    garyb

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very professional and courteous. Food was presented well and tasted great
  31. JH

    JoanH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were warmly greeted by the hostess and then were taken to our table. Our server Erin was very friendly and attentive. Our drinks and bread came to the table immediately and our dinners arrived shortly thereafter. The music was amazing because the pianist was superb. He is a very talented man. All in all we were very happy to have spend our evening at the Meridian.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and service was great.
  33. JA

    JillianA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good, service, and music! Would definitely go back there again!
  34. c

    cheryla

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, beautiful view and a delicious meal. What more can you ask for? And yes a good wine selection!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant. Wait staff excellent & food enjoyable. Will go again s& again on future visits.
  36. C

    Canoe

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our wait staff (Judy) was delightful!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mediterranean cuisine by far! Chef Junior is incredibly talented and takes pride of every dish coming out of his kitchen. Service was top notch from checking in with welcoming smile at the hosts stand to dinner service. Server Marita was very thorough, knowledgeable and very friendly. S/A Vicente was very attentive with a great smiles. !
  38. ES

    ExSFresident

    Palm Springs

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful setting with spectacular water view. After sunset the place became a very warm and romantic setting. Service was very good, as was the food. The pork Milanese was DELICIOUS. Paella serving was Huge! All very good. No complaints other than the high prices, which were expected.
  39. CD

    CourtneeD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Jr is the best! Food is always delicious. I'm not a huge Seafood eater, but somehow and someway He makes it so tasty and it literally just melts in your mouth. Great staff too! Service is truly exceptional.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great experience here. We are staying at the Westin but were a little worried about other reviews we had read. However, our service was wonderful and our food was tasty. They have a great mocktail menu, which was appreciated. We both enjoyed a flat bread and the bacon wrapped dates (don’t miss these)! We were also given a complementary dessert for our anniversary. The prices here are better than most on the island (especially for a resort eatery). The manager was stopping by all tables to be sure everyone was happy and taken care of. Don’t hesitate to have dinner here!

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 4.5 stars by 1324 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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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