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About Merriman's Fish House - Poipu, Kauai

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.

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149
Koloa, HI 96756
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Merriman's Fish House: Dinner Daily from 5:30pm-9:00pm (Reservations Recommended)

Cross Street:
Poipu Road

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 742-8385

Website:
http://www.merrimanshawaii.com/fish-house

Entertainment:
Live Music: 6-8pm Monday-Thursday

Catering:
We are able to do group events at the restaurant or off premise. Call us and we will be happy to provide for your function.

Parking Details:
We are located in the Shops at Kukui'ula. As the only upscale mall in Po'ipu they have self parking for guests.

Public Transit:
Kukui'ula Store across the street .

Executive Chef:
Mark Arriola

Private Party Facilities:
We can handle small group functions up to 30 people or the restaurant is available to be bought out for the evening (seats up to 110).

Private Party Contact:
Megan Chalmers: (808) 742-8385

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Feel free to contact Megan via email eventskauai@merrimanshawaii.com for more information on our special event offers.

For any buyout inquiries, please contact Megan Chalmers at (808)742-8385.

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Merriman's Fish House - Poipu, Kauai Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Local Ingredients (36)
Good for a Date (35)
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Creative Cuisine (34)
Scenic View (32)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Live Music (30)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (20)
Casual (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Waterfront (7)
Organic (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed in the very limited menus that was cut down from our last visit last year

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

Mix up on early bird drinks. Wine was 25% off but only at bar, even though website showed discount and server said discount, but bill didn't show discount and corrected bill was still night right.
Service was friendly, and food was good. Limited selection of wine by the glass. Prices high $15 for Caesar salad.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 5 days ago

Merriman's served very good food for our table of 8. Ambience was good, Live music for the beginning of our reservation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall positive dining experience - only issue was the live music was too loud - we were present from approximately 6 - 8:15 pm - will eat again before departing the island - a go to restaurant when on Kauia

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

The catch of the day dish was not edible. Shrimp was dried out and fish was overcooked, dry, tough. Polenta was watery. Neither of us could eat it. Disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great experience dining at Merrimans! Excellent service combined with excellent food made for an awesome evening! Highly recommended!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Nice, waitress attentive and fun

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The setting is lovely, including wonderful sunset view, and the service was good, but the fish (fresh caught) was over-prepared, too salty and overdone. Very disappointing in a restaurant of this calibre. Keiko's was much better.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had an opportunity to eat out for dinner each night of our vacation. I was excited about eating at Merriman's Fish House because of our dining experience at their restaurant in Maui so I saved it for last. Our server was awesome and that is why I rated them a 4. Unfortunately, the quality of food didn't hold up to the other top 5 restaurants we visited prior during our trip. I'm sorry to report this but being very honest.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Got off to a bad start when we were seated just as we were ordering a drink at the bar. When we were seated, we were told the happy hour prices were not honored in the dining room. We could pay full price or go back to the bar and take a chance on a table being available later.
The rest of the evening went about that way.
No salt and pepper on the table, and we had to request pepper for the Caesar salad, which was disappointingly lacking in flavor. The entrees were well prepared and flavorful, and the ambience was very nice, with a beautiful view of the Hawaiian sunset.
The wine list was pretentious and very expensive.
Overall, we found this restaurant to be underwhelming and unwelcoming for the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Strawberry salad with goat cheese & clam corn chowder were lovely starters. Tasty fresh fish (uku and tempura shrimp and ono)
prepared as ordered. Pineapple bread pudding wasn’t too cloyingly sweet and with coffee a nice end to our meal. Live music added to the sunset and open air atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Just being in Hawaii from Boston is a special occasion.
Sunset was spectacular.
Food outstanding.
Service(?Michael) amazing & so personable & enjoyable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great restaurant, excellent food, and friendly staff. Bar has some great cocktails to enjoy before dining. Recommended.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Ordered the fish special - monchong. It was way over cooked and the preparation was overpowering for this delicate fish. The waiter said it was not spicy, but it definitely had a kick to it. Should have sent it back. Husband enjoyed his seafood linguini. Recommend with reservations.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Waiter was outstanding. Dinner was also excellent but the service put it over the top.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As usual, great dining experience, friendly service, excellent food

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The service and food were terrible. Our server forgot our drinks several times. We had our salads, which was the best part of the meal, before we had our drinks. They never filled our water glasses unless we asked. Other smaller tables had much better service. It didn’t make sense until we received the bill because our tip was already included. Our food arrived and it was ice cold. My wife’s steak was super rare, so much so that it was very cold. Overall, it was a major disappointment and too expensive for such poor service and food quality.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was perfect, including location, food, service and ambience. HOWEVER, our party of 6 (with advance reservations) was initially put at a table right next to the singer. It was so loud that there was no way we could even hear one another. We requested to change table and were told there was no other availability, except for another table which they could clear just a few feet away. The same noise issue, of course. We didn't accept. In the end, the hostess offered us a table outside the restaurant, by the reception area, which we accepted. It was a bit odd, but kind of nice. Away from the very loud music...

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve. Had reservations for a party of 2 for over 2 months. Arrived plenty early and got stuck with the worst seat in the house. No view, behind a machine and although off the main walkway, that left us with mediocre service—out of sight out of mind type service. The limited menus was a complete disappointment and it was not disclosed when we made reservations. Probably our worst dinner experience in Kauai.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Merriman's on the Big Island is our favorite restaurant. Unfortunately we were disappointed in this location's food. Uninspiring and mediocre. We went for a special New Year's Eve family dinner and it squelched our celebratory mood. Sunset was wonderful though!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was disappointed in my experience. The restaurant is beautiful, but we were seated in a corner overlooking the back alley. We requested to be moved and were placed only three tables away from our original location when there were seats in the main dining room. The service was totally mediocre and the food was nothing great especially for the cost. Totally underwhelming experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Used to be the place to go, but many other better options are available.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I thought it must be good based on good price, not the case.

Sever was ok, steak was over cooked, server never asked how it was, fish had mayo on it, my wife and I didn't finish either dish. However they had great bread $200 later lol...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were a group of four for their Christmas Day fixed price meal. The poor quality of the meal was matched by the incompetent service. First the food...it was terrible. We had the vegetable Wellington, which was one of the worst dishes I have ever been served. The promised mushrooms were just a paste surrounding a cluster of barely cooked carrots, wrapped in undercooked and soggy puff dough. It looked like a pair of lousy supermarket egg rolls, with less flavor. This was supposed to be the main course in a $79 pp meal? We sent them back and dined instead on 2 poorly trimmed lamb chops. Waiter forgot to serve the salad course until we reminded him after we received our foregettable appetizers. The poke compared poorly to the poke I had from a local food truck that afternoon. The included dessert was 3 bars we were supposed to divide between two people. Why didn’t they just cut them in half and serve individual portions? The coconut bar tasted like jello on a crust. Maybe someone likes that, but hardly what one would expect at this price. Even the butter had an odd color. Waiter seemed continually confused and lacking in any sort of professional demeanor. We have been to several Merriman’s restaurants before, so this was a massive disappointment and huge waste of money for what was supposed to be a special holiday meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at Merriman's in the past, but the 2017 Christmas dinner was a big disappointment. The food was good but not great. This makes the second year in a row where Christmas dinner at the restaurant disappointed us. We will not return next year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great Xmas dinner at Merriman’s! Have dined here numerous times over the years and never been disappointed. Great food, great service, and a wonderful place to find local ingredients on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We ate here on christmas and I was less than thrilled to learn when we arrived that they had a fixed menu and didn’t think I liked many of the choices, however the food ended up being PHENOMENAL, the service was great and they even brought us a little champagne for our honeymoon! Other than being a little more than we wanted to spend it was perfect so if you go on a holiday be sure to ask about the fixed menu!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for Christmas Dinner, a prix fixe menu. Salad to share was barely enough for one, very tasty dressing. Rushed service from there. Brought husbands lamb to table very rare, we were not asked preferred temperature upon ordering. Waited for new entree, when it came, which was quickly, my entree was cold. Dessert was presented and less than a minute later the bill. No offer of coffee or after dinner drinks. I guess special occasion just means move them through for this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Never gotten such bad service for such an expensive meal! Our server clearly did NOT want to be there on Christmas Eve, and so he made no effort whatsoever. We asked for share plates for our appetizers - by the time he came back 10 min later, we were practically finished. We told him we did not like the dessert (the coconut cream was utterly flavorless, and the lilikoi mousse was on a gingerbread crust that completely obliterated the taste of the lilikoi). He shrugged and asked if we'd like the check. Meanwhile, we saw other diners having alternative desserts like ice cream, so he could have easily offered us a different option. We would have liked to speak with the manager, but he or she was nowhere to be seen, much like our waiter for most of our meal. We've been to Merriman's on Maui and it was great. Would not recommend or plan to come back to the Kauai location.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The checkin process was a nightmare, they wanted to put any couple in the worst table they had, between the kitchen door and the bathroom with no view. They switched us to another table, as well as at least 3 more couples after that. The food was great and our server (Nick, also). Prices and comparable with other restaurants in the island. Except the checkin everything else was wonderful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Probably the best place to get local seafood. The clams from the western part of Kauai, simply steamed, were heavenly. Also one of the few fine restaurants that serve Kauai shrimp. Kona lobster is also on the menu. Great menu for seafood lovers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Not living up to its reputation. We were attracted based on our wonderful experience with Merriman’s Waimea, Hawaii. Remarkably similar in pricing, which is about as far as it goes for being a great place to go out for dinner.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Memorial dinner for my dad. Good music and great service! Drinks and food was excellent! We closed the restaurant down and the service was awesome till the end :)

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing food and dining atmosphere! I paid for my folks, who were visiting on holiday, to enjoy my mom's birthday dinner here. According to them it was fabulous, live music was wonderful, and their entrees they'll remember for a lifetime.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Another great dinner at Merriman's. They seemed to have changed the menu from past years a little, but portions are larger than in the past and quality is excellent as ever.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Nice feeling with live music. Our server didn't really know the menu well so we couldn't get much in the way of recommendations.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the finer seafood restaurants we have been to. The preparation of the mahi-mahi was exceptional and other dishes we saw looked superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful dinner with stunning sunset views. The food was great, especially the ahi and the chocolate purse - recommended with all my heart. Go for a romantic moment and enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The high food quality you would expect of Merriman’s
The prices are high as well
Great selection from wine list, appetizers, main courses and deserts

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We split the dual entree option, which was plenty for the two of us.

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Casual
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