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Merriman's Fish House - Poipu, Kauai

1897 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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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
What 1897 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 (Hawaii)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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!

2.0  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

Docsid (Seattle)
5.0  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.

Beanguy (Hawaii)
4.0  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.

vipLynnO (Portland)
5.0  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!

vipRamu (Detroit)
5.0  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

4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Seafood linguine was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
2.0  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.

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

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

OpenTable Diner 
1.0  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.

yorkfoodies (Richmond)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!!

vipSKS1 (Milwaukee)
5.0  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.

5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

joehock27 (New York Area)
5.0  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.

MoOrLes (New York Area)
3.0  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.