Merriman's Honolulu

4.7
1211 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

Gift Cards
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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 1211 people are saying
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Gma888
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Visitors to Hinoluku

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RonO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipYoli
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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ShaneG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DonnaH
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!!!

JB
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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vipNemzer
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DorisH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Over priced-small portions! Service was horrible!

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vipsunshine
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Definitely one of my top favorite restaurants.

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RizZnna
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and thoughtful service.
Artistically beautiful dish, filled with flavors that slowed time as we dined. Two hours passed gently with peaceful outdoor dining.

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DukeP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was great, music was perfect, and the food was delicious.

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TerriH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute an amazing place to dine would highly recommend to those looking for a quality high end dining at a casual environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and good quality food

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PamelaO
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and food was delicious. Felt comfortable eating in a restaurant with the new vaccine mandate.

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KailuaKween
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate lunch on the outdoor terrace with a friend who doesn’t do lunch. He scarfed down the Caesar salad with fried green tomatoes and shrimp. I couldn’t finish my frisée/beet/goat cheese salad and jalapeño corn chowder after eating two to-die-for biscuits. Plantation iced tea makes it to my top 3 list. Wish I’d had room for dessert. Our server was very attentive. How do they memorize all those details?

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed the food and service. Everone was very friendly and welcoming. My husband enjoyed the special birthday dessert. Thank you.

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vipHate2Wait
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fresh, delicious meals. Impeccable service and friendly staff.

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ericjames
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel our server is awesome! Knew exactly what we wanted and needed. Very attentive. We Celebrated our birthdays and was surprised at the end with a treat.

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KAREND
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merrimans is always a great place for dining lunch or dinner. It’s so reliable and never disappoints. Great food great service and really good drinks.
Everyone is so welcoming that it feels really comfortable.

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CarolF
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merriman’s is reliably pleasant in spite of Covid regulations.
No one told us to move on. We were able to carry on a meaningful conversation with our good friends while enjoying Happy Hour prices on several MaiTais and five delicious pupus.

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SummerC
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Loving the taro falafels at the moment! But everything is really good. Had the Caesar salad and French onion soup combo the last time for lunch and it was spot on! Perfect place to socialize and the staff are all excellent and accommodating.

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FineDiner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and even better meal! First time visiting Hawaii and by far the best restaurant experience we had

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vipLorraineP
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too noisy, difficult to have a conversation. Music is too loud. The noise just bounces off the walls and ceiling. My husband wears hearing aids and they cut out whenever the noise is too loud. The hearing aids cut out.

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vipAlvinA
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for Happy Hour with two friends, we had the best time being served by Chris!! He's an excellent server, super engaging, entertaining, personable, kept the energy up the whole entire time, Food quality, location is prime, I've now made Merriman's one of my favorite HH's and will be coming back for more!

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vipJLEC
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant have always been a favorite. However, on this visit (lunch) it took quite a while - from the time we sat down and the time we left was about two hours. The wait time between entrees was quite long. Still a favorite, but keep in mind if you need to go back to work, it may be a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant that can offer a wonderful variety of mainland staples and Hawaiian delights. The staff was so kind and attentive- and wonderful at explaining the different dishes and what made them special.

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RonaldH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow the cast iron chicken was amazing!!! The Mai hi mai hi had wonderful flavors. John our server was attentive and allows checking on us. Live music which is hard to find anymore was the cherry on top! I give this place a 10!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A staple on Oahu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient while still being welcoming and friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Second time in 3 days i went there on a date with my husband. Everything was delicious, a bit pricey, but well worth it.

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vipSnowflake
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed with Merriman’s. We’ve been there dozens of times & yet there’s no recognition from staff or hostesses. Got there at 5:15 pm & there were multiple tables open. They seated the four just behind the front desk. I asked if we could be seated further back as there were empty tables. She said no & that we would have to wait 10 minutes. We took the table near the front but noticed the other tables were empty for awhile until other guests that walked in were given the tables we would have preferred. The food seems to be going down hill and we may be chalking this place off our prefer list. We have out of town guests often & usually we take them to Merriman’s the first night of their visit w/us.

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 1211 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.