- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Lobster & Crab Cakes
ok kings farm local greens, salsa verde
Ahi Fish Tacos
three fish tacos, pico de gallo, crushed avocado, cilantro lime cabbage slaw, corn tortillas
Mac Nut Crusted Locally Caught Fish
mac nut organic brown jasmine & wild rice, citrus beurre blanc
We miss the offerings from the cafe (pizza and burgers) but the food was great as always!
Excellent food, drinks 🍹 (Mai Tai is amazing), and service
Great ambiance and food. Our waiter was subpar unfortunately. He was very attentive to other tables except ours… not sure why 🤷🏻♀️ It would have been 5 stars if our waiter at the very least checked in on us or cared to bring our food.
Our meal was great, and the service excellent. We always book at least one reservation at Merriman's when we come to Kauai!
We arrived right on time and had to wait awhile to be seated. But we had a table with a great view. Food was delicious. Great flavors
The food is amazing and so is the view! The team is working extra hard right now and you can tell!!!! Go support this business!
They gave me a free dessert for my birthday which was so thoughtful and our server was very nice and friendly
Beautiful atmosphere and nice views if you get a table facing the ocean. Food was good, but not great. Menu was probably limited due to COVID. Pricey for what you got in terms of the meal, but a nice place overall that I would recommend trying if you are in Kauai.
The Merrimans crew hit it out of the park once again. Mac nut crusted kampachi was perfectly done, lobster/crab cakes were amazing, and the kalua pork quesadilla is always a favorite. I don't usually eat dessert, but the white chocolate malasadas were amazing. Everything was fantastic and we had so many of the staff working together to make our evening memorable. Mahalo nui!
Was awesome. Loved the bread appetizers. Mai tais we’re strong umamami burger was great
Not sure what happened to this restaurant. Used to be white tablecloth and a fine dining place. We barely saw our server. The food was just below average. No ambience. People were in sweatpants and bathing suits. It was dark and the bales were set up very oddly. I don’t think I will be returning quite a disappointment. I’m wondering if Covid had a very big impact on this restaurant that used to be very good and one of the best on the island
Food drinks and ambiance
The service was very good. There were two of us dining. One person ordered lamb & it was excellent but the burger ordered by the 2nd person was over cooked and the fries were over salted.
I contribute the burger to a flood that was happening in the kitchen while we dined.
We’ve been visiting Merriman’s restaurants since 2012 on the Big Island our first visit, been to Kauai, Maui as well..
We loved the food and service was good considering COVID times and everyone being overwhelmed… the lobster and crab cakes were excelled ,so was bone-in steak , salads caesar and Garden were very fresh as expected! Got truffle fries and mashed potatoes and biscuits were amazing Loved the chocolate “purse” dessert .Probably the best place to eat on the very quiet island !
Best Mai tai around. And they were very kind in giving us a nice table and glasses of Champaign for our honeymoon. Enjoyed the meal and our server was great
As always, still our favorite meal on Kauai, hands down! From the appetizers, to our entrees and dessert (oh my, the Mac crusted Kampachi fresh fish dish with mushroom, macadamia and wild rice with amazing sauce, and frizzled greens...if it wouldn't have appeared disgustingly rude, the plate would have been licked clean by myself OR my husband, and the finale of the 'chocolate purse' for dessert), everything was perfect, including the stellar service by Bobby.
Wonderful. Food was great. View was terrific.
Nice servers and excellent food!
Too few menu options
Everything was amazing!
Ahi was outstanding.
Food was delicious. Our waiter only checked in a few times and we kept asking for water. But the food again was amazing!
We realize it is covid times still and service is slow due to understaffing but disappointed there was no communication. We were celebrating our anniversary and no special measures taken. We sat for 18 minutes before anyone came by with water or asked for a drink. Once we ordered a drink it took another 15 minutes before it arrived. Food was ok. Lamb chops over cooked. Waiter finally redeemed himself with witty banter but overall not what we expected from a usually fabulous place to eat.
Waitress slow and uncaring. Slow bringing cocktails - it was warm. Ordered bread …biscuits…they were cold. We normally really enjoy this restaurant guess their night was really off but as expensive as it is should be on point always.
We had an incredible meal at Merriman's! They handled our allergies so well and they were extra careful. The food was delicious and service was excellent. And the view from the restaurant is hard to beat!
Delicious food. Excellent service. Seated on reservation time. View table. Fun family dinner! Will go back.
This is not the merriemans we remember. In past dining it had an upscale creative menu. This just wasn’t on the at par. It was good, just not the experience we remembered. Maybe post covid has changed things up.
Expensive but good
Justin was a great server, food and drinks were next level!
Great experience with excellent food.
Everything was delicious. Great table with wonderful view. Our waiter was perfect
Overall an average rating. The food was good but nothing special. Not a lot of atmosphere I expected more but it was a Monday night. No music on Mondays so kind of dead. The waiter was not overly friendly but ok.will maybe need to try this restaurant again when we’re back in Kauai this winter.
Good was really good, but our service was quite poor. There are other local options I will choose next time.
Restaurant was open and light. Fresh air throughout. Plenty of space between tables.Staff were working hard to make sure our needs were met. Waiter was good -not outstanding, however there could be issues with understaffing. Wine glasses were dirty initially and asked for that to be corrected which he did quickly. Food was excellent as usual, so happy for that. (We got the lamb chops) View is beautiful during sunset but very bright just before if facing out. All in all -very glad we came -just think I have to consider that just as Covid measures are lifting -staff are returning as well. Plan on visiting on our next visit! Thank you
Great happy hour and the food was amazing but the service was very poor. We had to go up to the bar and order another drink because our server went so long without checking on us multiple times, yet we saw him fraternizing with other tables without checking on our table. We spent a decent amount of money at this restaurant and saw the manager visit every table around us yet she also ignored us. On the way out we walked right by her and she didn’t acknowledge us let alone offer a simple “thank you for dining with us”. We visit Kauai very often and we will not return here if business is not appreciated. There was also a 4% kitchen surcharge not noted on the menu.
Outstanding food-the chef is making magic! The service is excellent, too
Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food. Good variety of choices for entrees (lamb, steak, fish, salads, seafood) A bit pricey but seems like everything is expensive on the island. Very friendly staff.
Food was great! Very sunny on the porch, sometimes blinding.
The service and food was amazing. The seafood was very fresh. Will come back here again.
The food at Merriman was excellent. All the ingredients were fresh and served beautifully plated. Definitely a must if you are in Kauai and looking for fine dining. You will get what you paid for. Service was good and the view was amazing.
Merriman's Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-8385.
Merriman's Kauai is rated 4.6 stars by 2981 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.