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Merriman's Fish House - Poipu, Kauai

1903 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Merriman's Fish House: Dinner Daily from 5:30pm-9:00pm (Reservations Recommended)
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Phone number
(808) 742-8385
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Arriola
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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).
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Private party contact
Megan Chalmers: (808) 742-8385
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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.
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Cross street
Poipu Road
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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.
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Public transit
Kukui'ula Store across the street .
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Live Music: 6-8pm Monday-Thursday
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Special events & promotions
Feel free to contact Megan via email for more information on our special event offers.

For any buyout inquiries, please contact Megan Chalmers at (808)742-8385.
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What 1903 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely the best meal we’ve had on the island. And service was outstanding.

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Ambience is great but the food was average at best. Ordered Seared Ahi with Cabbage Slaw. Ahi was over seared and burned black with bitter taste. Had to cut the seared part off to make it edible. Cabbage Slaw was basically shredded cabbage with few pieces of bean sprouts and no dressing whatsoever.
Not worth the price.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was our second time to Merrimans, having been here in 2016. Our meals were both delicious but there was no welcome feeling from either the host or our server. It was a very impersonal experience and when dining somewhere special on vacation, and spending a decent amount for entrees ($40+ range), they should provide a more memorable dinner.
Last time we were here, we also enjoyed it, but for some reason it didn't stand out. I realized it must have been that same vibe.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The overall experience was good. There were a couple of negatives. First, we were not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. There was no effort made during that time to offer us the opportunity to order drinks or appetizers. Also, the restaurant was extremely loud.

On positive notes, our server, Linc, was wonderful. Also, the wine list was extensive and the tasting menu was amazing.

CarlB (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Having looked at reviews, we asked for a quiet table out on the lanai. We were pleasantly surprised that staff read our request in Open Table and seated us the quietest, most romantic table with sunset views. Link, the server, and the helpers were most professional. Service was fast, food was absolutely delicious. Wine was perfect. Expensive by Hawaii standards, but well worth it for special occasions.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We'd call this "Casual fine dining" at it's finest. The very best staff. All the waiters wore ties, were extremely attentive, professional and courteous--but personable and friendly, keeping it from feeling stuffy and pretentious. It had a very relaxed island vibe and it's reflected in the menu and ambience. The food was heavenly and reasonable for the way it's pepared and presented. The one tiny exception was the "add on to any entree-lobster". It was melt-in- your-mouth perfection but it was a bit frugal and sloppy looking. Still, it tasted very good.
The bread basket was very flavorful. The suprise complimentary dessert was perfect. Best restaurant merlot I've tasted in a year. So glad I asked for the waiter's suggestion and he advised the Kampachi entree. It was spot on.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We saw the most beautiful sunset! Our food was delicious and the service was amazing. We will definitely be back!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good - dirty martinis not up to par / lovely setting / sommelier on staff - excellent!!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our Server, Jakob was wonderful, the food really good. Go you won’t be disappointed oh and get dessert it’s magnificent!

Yessah (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was not great i was very disappointed especially for an important evening. Luckily the salmon was great but not enough to sway our opinion of the rest of the food

Docsid (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Requested a sunset view table for a day before Valentine’s Day dinner with friends. Service, food and wine list are exceptional. Post dinner (tasting menu) everyone raved about the food. The combination of the setting, wine, and the food made for the best meal we had on the island. We have refined food and wine tastes among our two couples and were treated to an outstanding evening at Merriman’s. We’ll be back.

Beanguy (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was excellent but our server, Justin, was terrible. Did not come back to ask how the meal was and we had to ask what the special was. He acted like he didn’t want to be there.

vipLynnO (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful dinner, love Merriman’s and love the Macadamia Nut crusted fish. Best service, Link/Eric was utmost professional and very welcoming and knowledgeable! Great!

vipRamu (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had dinner at this restaurant last year when we were in Kauai. Our grand kids loved it and they wanted to come back. The food was excellent and service was very good. We had a wonderful time and we will be back

JessyL (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The staff was very attentive. Food was tasty and portioned well. Cocktails were good but I wish there were more options. They had a lot of wines to choose from but all were really expensive. Overall good experience.

OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Seafood linguine was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Top notch in food quality & preparation, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food did not taste fresh. My fish was very bland. Not worth the money. I would not return. This review is putting it nicely, in my opinion.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

50th Birthday
Jackie was given a desert and it had Hawaiian happy birthday written in the plate. Just lovely.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My boyfriend and I went to Merriman’s for my birthday dinner. We felt very disrespected by our waiter Link. He was rude and made several uncalled for and sarcastic remarks. He wasn’t attentive and didn’t rally seem to care how our experience was going. Link made several rude comments to my boyfriend and by his body language and actions you could tell he didn’t like his job very much.
The food here left much to be desired and the price was outrageous! We have been to a lot of different restaurants that excel Merriman’s.
Eating here was a disappointment and to say the least we will not recommend Merriman’s not will we ever dine here again.