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Merriman's Kauai

4.7
4.7
3693 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 742-8385

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dominic Garcia

  • Private party contact

    eventskauai@merrimanshawaii.com: (808) 742-8385

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Cross street

    Poipu Road

  • Parking details

    We are located in the Shops at Kukuiula. Self parking available.

  • Public transit

    Kukuiula Store across the street.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Daily from 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,693 people are saying

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4.7
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  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. L

    Lolita

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Farm to table, what a difference!
  2. Y

    Yegofry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Cocktails were particularly great.
  3. S

    Shazza

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Got to the restaurant just before sunset and was seated at the perfect table to view the sunset. My husband and I both had salads as our appetizer and the produce was amazing - so fresh and flavorful without the chemical taste. I had the scallops and shrimp with the noodles and it was delicious. My husband had the chicken entree which was a new addition to the menu. It was moist and very flavorful. We mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary and our waitress came out with the mousse dessert which had Happy Anniversary written in Hawaii in chocolate. A nice touch! Overall a very nice dining experience!
  4. CC

    CherithC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Take your servers advice on what to eat and what to pair your drinks with. Truly you can not go wrong!!
  5. C

    Cuartz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food may seem “small” for the price but the taste of the food makes it well worth that price. We literally snagged a reservation for 4:30 @3:30 and had an amazing time! The view was beautiful and the food and drinks were even better. My wife had tomato cucumber salad (her favourite salad on the island now!) as well as the scallops and shrimps. I had the soup of the day and the lamb! Hands down our best meal on our trip and our server Eric was simply amazing! He topped off our experience with his impeccable service! We know we will be back to Kauai sooner than later and Merriman’s will be at the top of our list when we do!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waiter so was very kind and helpful
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    We had an early dinner reservation for a family of 4. The food and atmosphere here are great. The rating is less than perfect because of our server. It was obvious that server was trying to turn the table and get us out quickly. We barely sat down when she started asking what we want to drink. Then she was at our table every minute. It was a bit ridiculous. She also tried to take a plate while my son was still eating. Part of going to Merriman’s is to enjoy the atmosphere and the views. Not for a rushed meal. It was also a birthday dinner and the server really put a damper on our celebration…oh, and she got the birthday person’s dessert order wrong. I don’t know that we’ll be back.
  8. BJ

    BeritJ

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merriman’s was the perfect spot for the last dinner on our trip. Elegant but casual, festive and relaxed. Incredible food and service!
  9. EA

    EA11

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent in every way.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    This was a bit of a let down after eating at Merriman’s in Kapalua last week. Evening started out great…. We got a great table on the balcony facing the ocean and sunset. Our server was very cordial and friendly at first. Then things went down hill. Our dinner was delivered with all of our dirty salad plates and cocktail glasses still on the table. No effort was made to remove them. We finished our main course and our server finally came by and asked us if we wanted dessert. We looked at the menu but chose not to have dessert. Then, the most rude thing I ever experienced from a server happened!!! There is a sign on the greeting counter that states that each guest is allowed 2 hours at their table to enjoy their meal. Well, our server came by our table a few minutes after we paid our bill and said to me, “Are you finished because we have someone waiting for this table!!! I was shocked as we had been at OUR table for exactly 1 hour and 12 minutes. The sign said it was ours for 2 hours. While we wanted to continue our discussion after our wonderful meal, we immediately got up and left. On leaving we noticed many empty tables which really angered us because we were basically asked to leave. as we left our table, the bus boy who was hiding behind a partition rushed in to clear our table. Our evening was actually ruined by this poor display of customer service and appreciation. As we were leaving, I briefly told the hostess what happened and she apologized for the server’s shameful behavior and asked if I wanted to talk to the manager. I declined because I was too angry to drag this bad experience on any longer. Hopefully my comments here will get to the right people. I doubt we will be visiting Merriman’s in Kauai ever again. We go to Kauai every summer and have enjoyed Merriman’s in the past.
  11. RB

    RichardB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    worst margarita ever, limited menu, expensive pp
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Server was uninterested in being there at all
  13. EC

    EmilyC

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Yikes. Food was great service was horrible. Susan was our server and she was cold and unknowledgeable. I asked a question about wine and she said “I don’t know” didn’t offer to find help or another option. We ordered another wine- no problem. She brings it WARM. When asked to have it in ice we were made to feel that we were unreasonable to not want to drink warm sauv blanc. Puts two bottles of wine in a single bucket with no ice. Can’t even make this up. Food came out in stages. Drinks were forgotten. Overall horrible experience. Annoyed that we had to pay a 20% grat for horrible service that I wouldn’t even pay for. Do not dine here if you expect to enjoy your time at this establishment.
  14. MN

    MichaelN

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with awesome customer service and the food was excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We were celebrating our anniversary. Receptionist wished us happy anniversary. Our waitress didn’t ask if we were celebrating something special. We weren’t extremely hungry so we shared appetizer, entree, and dessert. Waitress seem less attentive since we were not being big spenders tonight. Food was okay. I actually redeemed my open table points for open table gift card which was associated with this reservation. Felt like I was being looked down on for having the gift card too. Waitress said she never heard or seen such a thing. Said her manager didn’t as well. They said they were unable to redeem it. I explained that it can only be used associated with reservation made. I asked if she called the number on the gift card (for troubleshooting). Her response was you can. That was it. Didn’t even bother to work with us. Later I found out from open table customer service that restaurant did indeed redeem the gift card- funds in process being sent. Apparently waitress charged the full bill amount and not the amount of the gift card was worth so we did not get a discount on the bill from gift card. Whole thing left a bitter taste. Never coming back. Open table said if we want the gift card funds, we would have to call the restaurant. Not worth the trouble or anguish.
  16. AP

    AmandaP

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had while in Kauai! Definitely recommend for a nice date night or evening out.
  17. GY

    GaryY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great service, wonderful food.
  18. AF

    AlanaF

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is fantastic. Two friends had steak and 2 had fish. The Mac crusted swordfish was to die for. Special was Makai and was amazing. Service was fabulous, friendly and accommodating. Great cocktails and enough wine choices to satisfy all kinds of tastes. Hope I don’t wait another 10 years to come back.
  19. TM

    TammyM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We showed up an hour early as I mixed up the time… we were told we could dine at the bar, even though the restaurant was about 1/2 full. Food options are limited… their main fish was swordfish, which I don’t care for, and the back-up was Marlin, which is even worse… both are poor choices for fish when you have so many great options from the islands. The crab cakes were good… ribeye was charred and over cooked on the outside, which gave it a burned flavor and was unappetizing. The bartender, who was our waitress, was lovely. The hostesses were cocky and rude, period. For a $200 dinner for 2 people, I would say save your money and eat at Bubbas.
  20. BL

    BelnoL

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Excellent sauces with our fresh swordfish and lamb.
  21. H

    Heather

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Usually great service, but no server came to our table for 20 min. after we were sat down. After that it was OK. Food normally great...beef was just ok this time
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food and setting. Excellent and well informed service. My only complaint was that they won’t seat a group larger than 6 together so our party of 8 had to be split into two four tops.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  24. T

    Tucsonguest

    Tucson

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Ashlynn made our experience so enjoyable. She should train all wait staff everywhere! Our fish dishes were amazingly good. The noise level challenged me, but I would return over and over again!
  25. PD

    PeterD

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our friendly server Jennifer. Food was good but too pricey.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always a Merriman restaurant means quality food, drink, service and location. awesome sunset view last night with great steaks.
  27. TW

    ToddW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I visited on our last night of our honeymoon. The staff was very accommodating when we asked to move our table to an ocean view, and they treated us with friendliness, courtesy and enthusiasm. The food was extremely delicious, fresh, locally sourced. An ideal place to dine.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fun time out with my mon!!!
  29. M

    Mhw152

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We, a family of 6, went to Merriman's to celebrate my mom's 75th birthday. The food and drinks were fabulous but the service was what made it all worth while. Our server, Karen, treated us like family sharing her food and drink recommendations for our dinner, specific to the menu available that evening as well as for things to see/do on the island. She is a gem!! We had the Smoked Taro Hummus, Crab cakes (best I've ever had), Mai Tai cocktails with likikoi foam (amazing), New York and Filet steaks, Shrimp with noodles followed by the Chocolate purse and the Lilikoi mousse. All perfectly presented.
  30. TF

    ThaiFoodLover

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary last night and it was exceptional. The food, service and view were all wonderful!
  31. CF

    ChrisF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family dinner. The food was expensive but we thoroughly enjoyed all of the dishes. Our server was very attentive and the view was utterly spectacular.
  32. DD

    DitnerDinesOut

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous view of the sunset and great ambiance. Service was fantastic. The food was incredible. We tried both preparations of the fish - amazing. I had the Mac crusted swordfish and it was maybe the best I have ever had. Bread pudding was wonderful. Music was wonderful. Night was a 10z
  33. J

    Jandel

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant, always great service and the food is really good! I always have the filet mignon and it is so tender. My husband had the shrimp & scallops on garlic noodles and absolutely loved it! Liliokoi Mousse was delicious.
  34. BR

    BryanR

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Very affordable. Must visit when in kuai.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th wedding anniversary.
  36. RC

    RachelC

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was decent, but overpriced. Our service was terrible. It wasn’t a busy night as there were plenty of open tables and a few servers were working still. Our server only checked on us once and forgot the truffle fries I was so excited about. After that mistake, he didn’t do anything to remedy it either. We ended up tipping our busser because he did a great job for us - much better than our actual server. I’d recommend going elsewhere with actual views for the price you pay.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. A friend of mine has been here a month and this, in her opinion, is hands down the best restaurant on the island.
  38. TR

    TrinaR

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful- food was delicious. Enjoyed our meal
  39. TK

    TinyKingdomFoodie

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, beverages, and service were excellent.
  40. c

    christians

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the view as the sun set was hard to beat. Had live music too. Highly recommended

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Merriman's Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-8385.

Merriman's Kauai is rated 4.7 stars by 3693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Merriman's Kauai

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149, Koloa, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Poipu Road

  • Neighborhood

    Koloa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We are located in the Shops at Kukuiula. Self parking available.

  • Public transit

    Kukuiula Store across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dominic Garcia

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Daily from 6pm-9pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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