Merriman's Honolulu

4.7
1235 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
**If your preferred reservation time is not available, we do save 60% of our tables for walk-ins each day. Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, there's a 90 min limit per reservation. Please arrive on time as we don't hold reserved tables for more than 10 min. **

Peter Merriman brings Hawaii Regional Cuisine to Ward Village in Honolulu. Reflecting Peter’s personal style, the restaurant combines the feel of a neighborhood bistro with hints of old Hawaii. Lively, urbane, and whimsical, Merriman’s Honolulu is not just for special occasions. It’s an everyday place for those who appreciate great food and warm, friendly service!​

Awards:
- Honolulu Magazine, Best Oahu Restaurant, Gold
- Honolulu Magazine, Best New Restaurant, Silver
- Honolulu Magazine, Best Wine Program, Silver
- Wine Enthusiast, 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2019
- Hawaii Magazine, Best Farm to Table Restaurant

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1235 people are saying
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Rrpars
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, friendly and warm. Ceasar Salads we smaller than normal. Mac Mahi Mahi was overcooked, dry with hardly any sauce. Second time we have been really disappointed with this restaurant's food. We are local - enjoy great food at Monkey Pod Ko Olina consistently so what is the problem?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to dine at!

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vipProfJoe
Jacksonville
132 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large lovely Oahu version of the Merriman group. We missed seating in Maui Waimea branch so we're pleased to get to dine here. It is in a relatively new upscale neighborhood in Waikiki. The ample space outdoors or the noisier indoor seatings are well staffed. And the food was way superior to upper price Waikiki meals. A chef is in charge herewith! We started with an appetizer of octopus and shellfish served a l escargot on garlic points --superb..we had one order of whole fish with an intriguing sauce and a seafood sampler plate of tasty shrimp. Scallop and Mahi Mahi on mash potatoes. The spicy string beans were fine but a but too sharp for my palate. All accompanied by a decent Sancerre. Very good wine list here.The Uber rides to & fro to Waikiki Beach hotel row were quick and an interesting city tour.. very nice. A rich but happy night out.

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FredM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Food and Service was excellent. The indoor dining was rather loud and energetic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and customer service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great restaurant. Quality of the food was great but not exceptionally memorable or unique. With that said, it’s worth re-visiting if they rotate their menus, or if you just want quality food with great ambience.

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vipSweetjustice
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki restaurants, the food and service are the reason to go, especially for a special occasion. Lined with beautiful tropical plants, the outside dining experience effectively masked the fact that they sit on the corner of a busy street. We began our meal with the taro hummus plate, making a traditional starter feel more Hawaiian. A caesar salad was made special with the addition of slices of perfectly fried green tomatoes. The macadamia nut-crusted salmon was perfectly complimented with an earthy mushroom reduction. This was by far the best mac-crusted fish I have had. The special short ribs was tender and hearty. Since this was a birthday celebration, they brought out homemade ice cream presented beautifully with a cocoa stencil of Happy Birthday in Hawaiian. We would definitely return when we visit again.

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EDcW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was mediocre ,service was excellent. Drinks were also good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate birthday

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filmphotographer
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience, everything was superb. Our server was one of the best servers we ever had. Would recommend 100% whether it be a special occasion or even a treat to yourself or loved ones after a long week at work.

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SueM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always had a great experience at Merriman’s. It starts with the exceptional staff from greeting, delivery & follow-up to ensure all is top - notch and the food is always fresh, tasty and creative. I appreciate that the staff is well educated on the menu options to help guide your selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was good , drinks were excellent.

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vipElikapeka88
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal I have had in Honolulu. Cristanne is a fantastic service. Actually everyone was fabulous. Had the chicken special with mushrooms and the poke was WOW!! Beyond happy with Merrimans

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aeischen
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and awesome seafood pasta special

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food as always. Outdoor music was a little loud but pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sat on patio, nice and breezy but traffic noise was loud. Our server Allison was very pleasant and provided up with a lot of attention. Fantastic customer service. The food was delicious we had the fish, shrimp and chips, beet salad with shrimp, shrimp appetizer and spicy green beans. All great choices but kind of surprised with the $3 per shrimp add-on charge for the salad. My mom is in a wheelchair and the place is disability friendly from a space/maneuvering standpoint and staff helpful with opening doors. Thank you. Will come back again.

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vipAmber808
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our food was poor at best however the manager did come over to talk about it. The shrimp was over done even when they brought out another order. The fish added on was extremely tiny. The kids burger was burnt on the outside and rare on the inside. Usually we have a great time.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Monkeypod and Moku Kitchen have tasty food with great service so I expected even more from Merriman’s, but I was very disappointed. We ordered the specials. The mahi was over seasoned and the risotto was under seasoned and undercooked. The beef dish was one dimensional-the same taste throughout the whole dish. You can get better tasting food for half the price at other restaurants in town.

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LQA4
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wagyu Umami burger was delicious! So tasty, done right, gruyere & pickled onions complimented the flavor so well. The tako like escargot was marvelous! Such a great idea. Biscuits & watermelon mojitos made lunch so much more enjoyable. Our waiter, Chris was knowledgeable & personable. He made our celebration extra special. Outdoor seating was so pretty, bright & cool. Would definitely dine here again.

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vipChrisJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in until leaving we felt special. The location is very cool. The host were polite and friendly. Mark was a great waiter. The food was amazing. Wonderful way to start our vacation and celebrate our anniversary.

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Yumyum
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

John our server was courteous friendly and professional.

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Gma888
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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Moreeyesonus
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here and it was outstanding. Our server, Chris, made it so. He kindly gave his foodie opinion when we asked…therefore, the food was awesome. The restaurant gave a complimentary birthday dessert….very good. We bought a bread pudding to go….that extended the celebration. We hope to see Chris next time we go. Mahalo Chris.

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RonO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food & beverages as well as outdoor dining
option.

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JeffU
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner with friends to celebrate moving to Hawaii! It was a great meal as usual - the food was tasty, the service excellent, and the prices reasonable. We dined outside on the patio and the temperature was perfect. We were seated far enough from other tables so that it was easy to talk and not overhear other conversations. Excellent evening!

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vipYoli
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Not only were the Mail Tai’s the best, but the food was fantastic and service was excellent! We felt Tyson took care of us as if he had only our table even though we know he had a very busy evening. Terrific back up staff too. Water filled, food served timely and just a lovely evening altogether! Our friends who joined us said they had been there for happy hour but never had dinner there before and were totally impressed in every way! Thank you Tyson snd staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Merriman’s was the perfect replenisher after the Stadium Swap Meet. Just when I was totally exhausted and depleted…Tyson brought us all the good eats.
From farm to table fresh, to delicious masters and mixtures of spirits, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We had the Maui onion soup, a perfect combination of savory and sweet, large fresh garlic shrimp, the catch of the day, shrimp with the most fragrant salted rosemary fries you’ve ever had!
To top it off, Tyson remixed fresh homemade strawberry & Kona Coffee ice-cream cones just for our picky pallets!
The watermelon mojito and Ale’s were in point too.

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vipluv2dine
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Enjoyed the food but disappointed with screaming toddler next to us. It wasn’t a pleasant experience.
They should have been outside. Spoiled the ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I understand that there were 2 hours limit, but my guest and I felt like going to a Chinese restaurant where they got you in and out as soon as possible. I would prefer making it less rush from a dining experience.

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CTNB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The restaurant gets good reviews but I don't know why. Our food was good, but not stellar. More importantly the service level was terrible. One dish ordered well done came rare, another ordered rare came well done. Lots of confusion about what came with a dish and what kind of up charge to expect for fries of various sorts. We added a biscuit to a 4 biscuit order, to make 5. We got charged 60% more for that extra piece compared to the piece price of the standard order. It was a very small difference, but led to a feeling of getting nickled and dimed.
Perfunctory "how's your dish", and then running away before answer could be stated. Plates were being cleared in a rush, as if the table was needed, even though it was not. It was also done in a rude manner. I was boxing my leftovers and the busser kept reaching around me to clear the plate - I finally had to say "could you please wait until I'm done". Asked for review of bill and that was not handled well - deletion of some minor items but nothing done about the dish that came rare, not well done. The wait staff just didn't seem to get it. A decent meal was marred by bad service. I realize every restaurant is challenged these days, but this was not acceptable. We asked for general manager and he did come over to speak to us, but the damage was done. Service needs improvement before we'd return.

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ShaneG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time This location. Food was great and service was excellent
Amazing bread pudding!!

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DonnaH
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish & shrimp & chips was awesome.
Great wine list. Wagyu burger was great.

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SteveC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome!! We would definitely come again!

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ShelleyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tako escargot, taro hummus delicious!
Excellent service. Relaxing, NOT noisy comfortable outdoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! The staff was incredible. We all felt very comfortable because of the local feel🤙🏾 and the food was AMAZING! And the drinks were DELICIOUS!!! We will be back!!!

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vipJBEAR
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was even better!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service great food awesome experience.

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PCMo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The service, drinks and service were all great. There was live music, which I don’t usually enjoy, but enjoyed in this setting. The music was also unique and not your usual.

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GTST
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was fantastic - clams were outstanding - fresh fish very good

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vipAlohaFoodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merriman's is amazing, Great service, Food and Vibe.
Love the Mai Tai

FAQs

Merriman's Honolulu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 215-0022.

Merriman's Honolulu is rated 4.7 stars by 1235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.