Merriman's Fish House - Poipu, Kauai

4.5
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2587 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Chef-Owner Peter Merriman has brought his unique style of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine served in a casual yet elegant setting of Old Hawaii Plantation. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh, local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset veiws over the Kukui'ula resort. The aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us we will be serving a special Holiday Prix Fixe Menu $75 per person, children 12 and under $35. To view our special Holiday Menu please visit our website at www.merrimanshawaii.com.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us we will be serving a special Holiday Prix Fixe Menu $75 per person, children 12 and under $35. To view our special Holiday Menu please visit our website at www.merrimanshawaii.com.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us we will be serving a special Holiday Prix Fixe Menu $75 per person, children 12 and under $35. To view our special Holiday Menu please visit our website at www.merrimanshawaii.com.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 2587 People Are Saying
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OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!

EW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice anniversary dinner. Thanks for the glasses of champagne. Excellent server Jessica

GA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish dishes, sauces especially, were very good. Great Hawaiian ambiance including local music.

D
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways. Service was friendly and good. Food outstanding-very fresh fish dishes including the ahi were great. Beautiful setting.

TM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have to compete with the Hyatt and Marriott and Sheraton along with other independents. Overall they are a 10!!

S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating engagement and they gave us complimentary Prosecco

TM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic thanksgiving dinner. Served by Brendan who really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great holiday dinner at Merrimans. We thank him for working on the holiday and making us feel welcome in Kauai. Food (traditional holiday turkey plates and seafood plates) was all very good on the pre fix menu. The dessert really pushed us over our limits haha being a sampling of multiple things. Cocktails were amazingly well balanced. Would come back in a heartbeat.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving dinner as tourists in Kauai was spent well at Merriman’s. The holiday menu satisfied our party of 10 and made it hard to decide what to pick. Thank you for being open on this holiday. Our servers, Brendon and Ely, were awesome and so pleasant. The service overall was elegant as everyone’s food arrived at the same time even with a large party.

OT
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving prix fixe.

G
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bartenders were extremely rude when we told them we had a reservation and would be seated at a table. Our bill was tossed at us. The restaurant was extremely hot, the menu overpriced and we made a decision to escape before it got worse. Tourist trap!

DM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Maybe because it was an off season, but service was less than what I would expect for a place like this.

JS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Don’t miss this place. Don’t eat at hotels - this is much better

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Mai Thai’s are spot on! Macadamia nut crusted Kampachi was amazing!

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic from start to finish! Our waitress did not rush with our courses, we had time to enjoy every bite, which was delicious! We had a front row seat for an amazing sunset as well

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant that I have been to in a good while, best service and incredible staff. Will definitely recommend and return myself.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brendan was a fantastic server, food and drinks were top notch.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, cocktails, staff and all round good experience. Felt relaxed the whole night and not rushed to get our table. Went back a second night for drinks in the bar and would recommend this as the best restaurant in the area for sure!

MM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, friendly staff, beautiful restaurant. We split everything so we could taste more, and it was a wonderful choice. Don't leave without trying the Kampachi!

DW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Service, Fantastic Food, Fantastic View!

J
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice thoughtful birthday celebration. Very attentive server took us to the lanai for a nice couple’s sunset photo

t
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the macadamia nut crusted Kampachi(?spelling) and it was delicious. Our server Michael was attentive without being intrusive.

EC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the kanpachi and poke which were both delicious. Music was a bit hard to hear at times because of the music playing in the next door restaurant. Server was a bit awkward but good. Drinks were great as well. Prices are high but worth it for a special occasion.

GF
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was attentive, the atmosphere was elegant but not over-the-top, and our dishes were well-prepared and tasty. Our knowledgeable server guided my husband through the gluten-free options, which was helpful. We will definitely return if we visit Poipu again.

RR
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We took advantage of their Kamaiaana promotion which offered 25% off the ticket. The reservation was honored and we were quickly seated and our server greeted us and took our drink orders. We were given menus and specials of the night were offered and we made our orders. Salads were slow in arriving and there was some miss understanding on one order that was to split the salad. This order was not received until after the other salads had been shared and eaten. Lots of confusion with the helper who took plates for the shared salads then returned them later. Food was slow coming out but was prepared fine and was delicious. Just need a little tweaking on the table service and food delivery is needed to make this a Five Star experience.

R
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all the way around. Rick, the maitre d’ did a wonderful job. Our server Jared was knowledgeable and professional and the food was off the charts delicious — not to mention the ambience and great views. Highly recommended.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While we had a good dinner, good service, the price point wasn't equal to what was delivered.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was excellent from the appetizers we had the crabcakes and the octopus to the entrées, we had, the ono/shrimp tempura, and fresh fish of the day monchong, to the desserts, the malasadas ans Lilikoi mousse. Not only was the food delicious, it was creative, which can be tough to find on Kaua’i. Our server, Jared, was knowledgeable and professional, all the staff were very professional and attentive.

YB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the fourth review in 9 years for one of my favorite restaurants on the planet. We had the Share plate for $75/each and it was worth every penny. The NY Prime, ahi, and Kamachi were over the top excellent. The appetizers were perfect. And save some room for dessert, WOW! So good. Thank you Merriman’s for always making our last night memorable!

BK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!
Great atmosphere.
Cocktails are great.
Lobster Mac n cheese is the absolute best I have ever had!!!!!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I spoke with our waiter to let him know that I have celiac and a medical need for a gluten free diet. He assured me the daily special was gluten free, it wasn’t. It took 2 days to fully recover and ruined the last couple of days of our trip. The East coast brusque attitude of our waiter was really disappointing. I won’t go back again.

C
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant. It is our first time to Kauai and next time we are here, we will definitely go back

FS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Merriman’s on Kauai. It was fabulous as all the Merriman’s are. We highly recommend the family style menu. You get to taste many wonderful appetizers, entree’s and desserts. There is so much food we had to take our desserts home. Don’t miss Merriman’s, it’s excellent.

MN
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Merriman’s. Our server was excellent and the food delicious. We would highly recommend dining here.

T
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary at this wonderful restaurant. The fresh fish was terrific! The shrimp bisque was awesome!
Camille, our server is a real professional and made sure everything was perfect.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The atmosphere was relaxed and our server was amazing:)

RD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very Good local ingredients fish restaurant. Attentive staff and live music. Expensive but consistent quality. The menu good use refreshing, though some people might like the consistency.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Merriman’s and go back every time we come to Kauai.

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great seafood and service. Local restaurant that represents the island well.

J
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good but little bit pricey