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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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3.8

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Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
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Scenic View (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Authentic (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Waterfront (8)
Bar Seating (7)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 12, 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

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·Dined on February 12, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Seafood linguine was delicious.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 10, 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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

On our last night in Kauai our friend’s treated us to an outstanding dinner at Merriman’s. Everything aspect of this restaurant is outstanding and a real treat, including watching the sunset.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Best meal on the island! Merriman's does not disappoint!

We saved this meal as our last meal on the island... we have been to other Merriman's on other islands and we felt the service and food was the best ever!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent! This was our last night in Kauai and we wanted a special place to celebrate our trip. We were seated on the back lania which I highly recommend for the view and how quiet it is in that area. Each dish was carefully prepared. Portions were perfect, not too big or too small. Wine list was decent. Mandy our server was cheerful and attentive. Definitely will be back next year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Organic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our table was ready & we were seated where we requested.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Had a great meal here after a recommendation from a business colleague. Our server was excellent even though he was quite busy. Enjoyed the “combo” meal. Drinks and wine were great too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The service was very good - similar to Merriman's on other islands. The food was more bland than we have experienced at other similar restaurants. They did not have the salad that my wife was anticipating. The location in the middle of a shopping center made it feel ordinary.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Tempura overdone, lobster perfect.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening here. The hostess and our wait staff were friendly and attentive. The prices are moderately expensive, but the quality of the meal and its ingredients are worth it. The rib eye was really good, the potatoes and broccoli complemented it nicely. They made accommodations for our son, who has special needs and a shellfish allergy. We will be back.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Another great meal for us on a rainy, stormy night. Excellent service from Michael . Merrimans has the best oysters on Kauai --Kushi oysters on regular menu. Salads, fish specials and passion fruit mousse dessert are our regular meals and cannot be beaten anywhere on Kauai.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Rainy night in Kauai and we read the reviews. Simply said: AMAZING! We booked short notice after a day of exploration. The service was outstanding and the food was truly on point. The staff was very friendly. All of the tables really seemed to be enjoying themselves. One of the best meals we have had on Kauai.

Side note. I had meet with friends at the lower burger/pizza bar a few nights prior and that was excellent too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service was great but much too noisy!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We celebrated my wife’s 50th birthday at Merriman’s Poipu, Kauai. It was spectacular in every way, from the ambience, the service, the food, to the entertainment. Highly recommended!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Spouse and I ordered local catch snapper. Excellent

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food and service were both excellent! My only complaint was we had a 7:30 reservation and didn’t get sat until about 8:15 pm. But it was made up for with a wonderful server (Link) and excellent food

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The salad was very good, crisp and light, but our main course was horrible. I had the appetizer shrimp - it was mealy and slimy. My husband's ahi wasn't much better. Will never return.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Ruth’s Chris has better steak! The lobster was very, very tiny.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Over attentive, but not helpful server; silly, incompetent hostess; music too loud for conversation; ordinary food at high prices; overpriced wine list; not much of a view. Choose someplace else.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Corn and clam soup and Caesar salad were quite good as was the seafood pasta. The tempura shrimp was over cooked with a small cob of corn that was tough, old and over cooked. Nice selection of by the glass wine and very nice guitar music.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The four of us had an outstanding dining experience. Our waiter and busboy were very professional and friendly without being intrusive We enjoyed being able to taste a flight of three wines and the food was great. The background music (a woman singing mostly old classics and Hawaiian songs) was tasteful and the volume was low enough not to interfere with our conversation.

The prices are almost comparable to New York but worth it. My only minor complaint is that the restaurant adds a 2% surcharge for the kitchen staff. I agree that the kitchen staff are underpaid relative to the wait staff who receive tips but think that their compensation should be part of the restaurant's overhead or the restaurant should charge a mandatory service charge to be shared between the wait staff and kitchen staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were very pleased with the dinner. What attracted us was the locally sourced ingredients and the attention to a well thought out menu. Highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent service and good food

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Really was a nice dining experience. There was live music the night we were there, and as the music began, the volume of the restaurant went way up as people were trying to talk over the music, which made dinner conversation more difficult. Our waiter, Justin was wonderful. Attentive, but not overly so. The Kampachi was good, not excellent. I was disappointed there were not more wines under $100. Still, having said that, I would return so we could try other dishes.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Incredible as always

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Camilla our server was amazing! We were celebrating my Mom’s 85th birthday and my Mom and step Dad’s 25th anniversary! It was a beautiful sunset, the food was so fresh and delicious~ a true Hawaii experience!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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