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Merriman's Kauai, Koloa, HI
Merriman's Kauai, Koloa, HI
Merriman's Kauai, Koloa, HI
Merriman's Kauai, Koloa, HI
Merriman's Kauai, Koloa, HI

Merriman's Kauai

4.7
4.7
4763 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 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 742-8385
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Charles Akins
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,763 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Kauai

    Best Overall

  • Kauai

    Best Food

  • Kauai

    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

    Hot spot

  • Kauai

    Great for fine wines

  • Kauai

    Great for scenic views

  • Kauai

    Good for special occasions

  • Kauai

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine

  • Kauai

    Most Booked

4,763 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table on the porch with an outstanding sunset view. Celebrating anniversaries-complimentary champagne toast. Alex was an enthusiastic, personable waitress who made our experience even better. Food was delicious!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner- great ambiance. Loved the crab cakes and Cesar salad. Biscuits were great and the pineapple upside down cake was phenomenal!

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  3. ChristopherS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merriman’s never disappoints!!! We had an amazing dinner, wonderful server! Well worth it!

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  4. MargaretS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Not huge portions unlike most American restaurants so order accordingly. . We had musicians the night we were there and a waiter doing an impromptu’ hawaiian dance. Prices were a bit steep for amount of food received but overall a positive experience..

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party and they accommodated us very well!

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  6. susanw

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of four loved everything we ate. The Ma Kai was excellent as well as the crab cakes. The server was great on helping me with dairy free options and my daughter had a wonderful desert for her birthday. We will definitely return anytime we are in Kauai!

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  7. Phil

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merriman’s on Kauai is a perfect constant. We have eaten here over the past 10 years and they have always produced a great product. The wait staff are excellent and the food is well prepared and presentation is superb. We’ve tried other restaurants on Kauai, but we come back to Merriman’s.

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  8. MartiK

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Love this place! I had the Taro Cakes (yummy) and my husband the fish special. The fennel salad was also excellent. Thank you Bobby for a great experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and drinks. Ales surprised us with champagne and a dessert for our anniversary. 10/10 recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating my Mother’s 99th birthday. She loved it and had a great meal. Everyone loved everything from cocktails to dessert. Thank you!

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  11. DavidM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing. The fish was over cooked and the scallops undercooked.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from the moment we arrived a little early. The bar area was very accommodating with great drink offerings and with gregariously engaging patrons. The service was phenomenal and paled in comparison only to the delightful and always to be remembered flavors and presentation of my macadamia nut crusted, mahi-mahi. We’ll be back again soon!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the food ingredients is outstanding! And the preparation of the dishes is perfection! Cannot say enough about the wait staff team…anticipated our needs, so friendly and knowledgeable! It’s a vacation tradition to find here and it never disappoints!!!

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  14. TinaF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. Appetizer selection could have been larger. Server was terrific. We'll be back!

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  15. RonC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and the food was awesome. We will definitely dine here again.

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  16. BrookeOB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, music, atmosphere and service! Could not ask for more!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely the best food of our vacation. Ashlyn and the rest of the staff did a great job

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  18. Gardener

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an amazing restaurant with incredible food and cocktails. Plus live music several nights a week. Highly recommend the macadamia nut crusted fresh catch entree and crab cake appetizer. Finish a grand dinner with the Lilikoi mousse.

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  19. Aces

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Camille was our server. She is outstanding! She rocks.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Delicious food. Lovely ambience.

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  21. JohnQ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn't have been better. We love this place. Almost always a guaranteed excellent sunset. Fantastic service.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whenever we come to Kauaii this is a must go to for date night, the food and drinks (Best Mai Tai on the island, seriously) Local fish, fresh vegetables. Highly recommend, our server was above and beyond amazing. Thanks again for an amazing dinner. Mahalo

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  23. Rafe

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dishes were great but I really miss the variety of choices that was on your menu pre-Covid. Your menu now is quite limited.

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  24. Arugulaoverload

    New York City

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful table beside the window overlooking gardens and the water. One of my favorite restaurants in Kauai, menu is creative and food well prepared and presented. Our server Hana was very good. We’ve never been disappointed. The type of restaurant we would frequent at home, worth dining out.

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  25. Great

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food , service, view and overall experience

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  26. Lauren

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caren was an awesome server! Food delicious, amazing mai tai and beautiful views.

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  27. MikeB

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, one of the best we have had on the island. Service was great and one of the best Mia Tias so far

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious! Bobby the waiter was very good. We enjoyed very much!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had the same wait staff for 3years in a row—he seems very uninterested in us as customers. I don’t think we can go back there given our repeat bad experience with this wait person

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  30. BeachHouse

    Denver

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bobby was an incredible server. Unhurried and stopped to answer questions. Every course was flavorful. The onaga ceviche special set a great tone for the evening, along with creative cocktails. But the highlight was the surf and turf main course which featured an amazing macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahi. You made our anniversary special with the lilikoi mousse right at sunset.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the kalua quesadillas. The salad with papaya in it was good and light yet tasty. I personally was not a fan of the ramen. It tasted like too much fish oil and too smoky in my opinion. It was overpriced for what it was. The service was good though . I liked the restaurant just thought it was pricey for what it was.

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  32. Rafe

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic dinner- great food and our waitress was just right- engaging yet efficient. However, I nearly walked out because there was a loud rock band outside the restaurant for Chinese New Year- and Merriman’s couldn’t do anything about it. Thankfully, the hostess came back and offered to move us to the opposite end of the dining room where the noise was more tolerable. Even better, the band quit altogether after 20 minutes. I understand the urge to celebrate but all the restaurants in the area are open air and the noise was very disruptive. Merriman’s did their best and made it right- kudos!

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  33. PaulaP

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood pasta dish tasted like they opened a can of tomato’s threw in 3 tiny clams, an over grilled pieces of fish and had no flavor but ketchup. I was became ill late that night. Very disappointing. My dining partner had a filet and it was tough and had no seasoning. Mashed potatoes were the highlight of that dish.

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  34. LorrieS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and ambiance were all excellent. A great eating experience!

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  35. suzannen

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best. We enjoy a visit at least twice a year when we visit Kauai. Love it....

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  36. Linda

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early 4:30 dinner for my wife and I. Eric, our server and all staff, were terrific. We shared the Ceasar salad and both had the fish of the day, which was o'paka paka. Prepared wonderfully. One of our favorite fish. Ended with the chocolate purse. Pretty amazing. Terrific first dinner on Kauai.

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  37. LauraE

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was delightful! She was friendly and explained the menu well, recommending the best Mai Tais on the island. The food was fresh, delicious and well presented. We loved the atmosphere.

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  38. Maggie

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Live music was a little loud but we appreciated that they turned it down a bit. All in all we had a great experience!

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  39. ddthusker

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    6:30 Valentine’s Day reservation for a party of 4. Food and drinks were average. Waiter Bobby S. not particularly friendly. Brought wine for one of us but no wine glass was at the table so took my husband’s, I thought this was an upscale establishment. After supper busboy came to check on water and Bobby shook his head no. While we were talking over our second drink after tabbing out we were asked to vacate table as people were waiting. At that point, wish we could have changed our tip. We were there less than 90 minutes and a bill of $500.00. 3-4 tables our size were empty and no one waiting. Bobby the waiter watched us leave while laying on bar visiting. Having been there before we were not only disappointed but embarrassed since we had talked it up and made reservations in early January. Would not recommend and will not go back as long as it is same establishment.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always… The salad was divine. Glad they’ve kept it on the menu…Again the macadamia crusted ahi was incredible. Music was great. Waitstaff were all right on top of things without being obsessively attentive. We were treated to an anniversary dessert which was wonderful. Only trouble was we then ordered two more desserts and ate too much! Again we plan to return next year. Thank you to all! Aloha.

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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 4763 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 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Charles Akins
  • Entertainment
    Live Music Daily from 6pm-9pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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