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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
4745 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 42 times today

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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 4,745 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

4,745 Reviews
  1. BrookeOB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day 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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. Rafe

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. Arugulaoverload

    New York City

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  5. Great

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

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  6. Lauren

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  7. MikeB

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  10. BeachHouse

    Denver

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  12. Rafe

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  13. PaulaP

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  14. LorrieS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  15. suzannen

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  16. Linda

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  17. LauraE

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  18. 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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  19. ddthusker

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 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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  20. 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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  21. HeidiH

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent - compliments to the chef! Our server, Megan, was very pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. Definitely adding to our list of south shore go-tos!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved my food selection. I only wish the soup would have been a little hotter. Also the mashed potatoes were not that Hot. Both items were just lukewarm. Other than that we loved dining at Merriman’s on Kauai.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, not great. Service is great, noisy place. Compared to other options in Kauai, it is above average.

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  24. LADave

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined at sunset time which is worth every effort! Had a unique cocktail which was superb. My wife had a seafood pasta which was bland and not unique. I had the Ahi wok style and it was very good.

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  25. RichardS

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect including a gorgeous sunset! Thrilled that you had Tanqueray 10,

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  26. Trvl

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! One of our favorite restaurants anywhere!

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  27. JA16

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised at the overall experience we had at Merriman’s… The service, atmosphere and food was exceptional and we plan to return on our next visit to Kauai! Our server Tina was exceptional, pleasant and attentive!! She definitely gets a five star review!

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  28. Shari

    West Virginia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing at Merriman’s. They were very sensitive and accommodating towards my allergy (egg), and the service was friendly and attentive. We had a lovely evening and will go back again. Highly recommend!

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  29. Fifi

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we stepped up to the receptionist desk to the moment we left the staff were first rate. The food was excellent and we were there for one of the best sunsets we have ever seen. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone without reservation.

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  30. saml

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service overall (from hosting to food delivery, etc.) was mostly fair, but our server did try to improve upon it a bit. Food was disappointing compared to previous visits. The steak was undercooked, then the same piece reheated to cook thoroughly. Green beans were limp and shriveled. The fish was pretty good but the reduction sauce was bland, overpowered by the seasoning on the fish. I've had good-to-great meals and service there in the past and had been looking forward to another one, but after this disappointment I'm inclined to look elsewhere for my next night out. It's hard for me to say I'd recommend it to someone else - I'd likely give them this context.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, setting with great views, comfortable spacious atmosphere, very relaxing with great service. A couple of dishes were oversalted, but overall, very good.

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  32. Dickb

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merriman’s has been a can’t-miss-it dining experience for us ever since they opened on Kauai. The food quality and service have exceeded our expectations with great consistency. Mai Tais were also amongst the best. We were waited on by Tina this year, and she did not disappoint.

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  33. DavidAtSwans

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal with excellent service. Had the Fresh Catch of macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahi. Followed up with the chocolate purse and coconut crème brute. Superb. We’ve already been back again and will be there again in two more days. Yep, we’re fans!

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  34. RandyM

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Our server, Eric was fantastic! The food was outstanding and the views and watching the sunset were outstanding! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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  35. annekuuipo

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable and fantastic food. The macadamia crusted mahi-mahi with bok choy and jasmine rice complemented each other very well. The papaya avocado salad was outstanding.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ahi at Merrimans is outstanding. Service & wines are great. Views on one side, wonderful; Open Air breeze on the other side is great when humidity is up. Service is always excellent. Truffle fries are outstanding, my husband orders them each time with his meal. You will not be disappointed. Merriman’s is the best!

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  37. AlB1

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Very friendly and prompt service. Watched a beautiful sunset. Live music was just right. Over the years, we have been to many restaurants in Hawaii, and we both believe this Merrimans has the best Mai Tai's. The google rating of 4.3 is too low.

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  38. Kona

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food choices for the family. Good value and derby the entire staff.

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  39. MichelleL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food and drinks were all outstanding. Merriman’s Kauai is consistently amazing.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Second time dinning here. First go 5 stars. Second go bad experience. Don’t sit at a table with a light directly above your table. The lights attract flying bugs and they ended up in our drinks and food. No one seemed to care when we brought it to their attention. We also ordered truffle fries and they never made it to the table. Brought that to their attention as well and they didn’t apologize or offer up anything for their mistake. No one was rude, just expected much more considering the price and our first experience. Hope this helps someone!

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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 4745 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 42 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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