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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
avocado, ogo, sweet onion, molokai sweet potato chips
Pineapple Bread Pudding
toasted macadamia nuts, local vanilla bean ice cream
Good service even during Covis
Our drinks came out 1/2 way into our dinner. There was only 2 of us. The table next to us sat down after us, ordered after us and got their drinks about 10 minutes before we did. Manager didn’t seem to be in a good mood and I wouldn’t say the wait staff was overly friendly. I live on island and it wasn’t a great impression for visitors coming back.
amazing food, great atmosphere, and great service!!!
Had burger. Was really very good and I only occasionally do burgers when eating out. Wife had king crab tacos and she thought were very good. They have nightly specials which we didn't have.
Have to appreciate all restaurant workers who are helping places stay open and hanging in there!
The musician was very good, and otherwise was quiet.
The food is very good and the service is great. The views are also good.
Very good food, and affordable prices. Nice sunset view!
Made reservations for Sunday night. We got seated right away. The food was very tasty and the music made me forget about Covid19. Feels like the old days.
Everything was delicious and the service was perfect. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Great meal with good friends!
Defintely should stop by for diner while on Kauai :)
Great lobster Roll
I’ve missed live music so much. Merriman’s hosts different solo artists on the weekend. Brought a tear of joy to my eye.
This was our 4th visit in about that many weeks, this time with visiting family. The raw bar selections were excellent as was the dry furmint wine and the service. The only sour note (isn’t there always one?) was that when we received the bill, we had to ask for the much-hyped 25% discount on the wine, which they had somehow forgotten!
Otherwise highly recommended and well worth the new, reduced prices. We will definitely return soon.
The Taco's Tuesday was amazingly delicious. Loved the atmosphere.
At least our third time back since they recently reopened. We went for the seafood Raw Bar and loved it! The meal for three adults came to less than $100 before the tip, since their prices have been lowered on many of the food items. There is also a 25 % discount on their extensive wine list. Best ceviche ever and fantastic B.C. oysters! Huge prawns are served in their shrimp cocktail and excellent sashimi-grade ahi in the poke and fish tacos. If you like fresh seafood, definitely give them a try Friday through Monday for the Raw Bar.
excellent food. friendly staff. overall exceptionally pleasant dining experience.
Had high expectations because of the Merrimans name and past experiences. But sorry to say service was slow and inattentive. Food was so so. Martini was watered down, left too long in the shaker. Grilled veggie dish was tiny and tasteless. The experience was less than expected.
Considering covid constraints, Merrimans is doing a great job.
Lobster Thursday was fabulous. Had an outstanding view and despite the difficulties of the Covid-19, Merrimans has not lost its touch for service and quality.
This was our 2nd post-reopening visit in less than a week. It was half-priced lobster night and we were curious. We chose to be seated at an out-of-the-way table because of the noise, brought water and then forgotten for over 20 minutes. We had to flag down a runner to get menus and the wine list. The owner was very apologetic and the service was fine after that. The 1.5# lobster and sides was $38 (usually $70) and delicious. The wine (PennerAsh viognier) was discounted 25%, as it was happy hour, and the house-made ice cream sandwich was outstanding - large enough to satisfy the 3 of us.
We’ll definitely be back, on a different night, for their raw bar seafood special. I’m sure the service will be back up to their usual high standards.
The pop-up restaurant is a very different place now, much more informal, cheaper prices, smaller menu but still delish. And still the great outdoor dining experience with ocean views. Go to Merriman's!!
The chef seems to have fallen love with chili flakes and red pepper flakes as they were everywhere. One had difficulty find menu items that were not spicy. The staff was diffident about us and failed to ask about any dessert or more wine. The server brought a Lillikoi mousse that complementary and good. Not sure I want to go back a place so expensive that serves inedible food. FYI I eat spicy foods but felt the spice was out of line for this palce.
Best location feels like dining in treehouse looking out over tropical wonderland. Food and service excellent. Pricy make it your special dinner.
Great evening, amazing food, beautiful sunset!
Excellent food and drinks. We were seated at the time of our reservation and the
service by our waiter, Michael, was outstanding. He provided a special dessert treat for us
as we were celebrating my birthday. Merriman's Fish House is great value for the
money and we will definitely return
Excellent service and tastes. The birthday treat was outstanding.
Food was prepared exquisitely. Mai-Tai's were some of the best we've had since we arrived on Kauai. The wait staff provided excellent service and were very attentive. Our view of the evening sunset topped off a wonderful dining experience. Look forward to dining there again in the future.
Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Wonderful location and view! Amazing wine list! Delicious! Highly recommend.
Service was great! Food was not good and it was expensive. Willing to pay more for good food, but food was pretty bad!
We were visiting Kauai and celebrating our anniversary. After a disappointing experience at Red Salt we opted to have our anniversary dinner at Merriman’s Fish House. Our reservation was for 7:45 so at the tail end of prime time. The staff was very accommodating when we ask for a different table out of the main still busy main dining. They seated us in a cozy spot and our server, Brendon provided pleasant, attentive and excellent service. My husband had the tempura dish which he said was the culinary highlight of our trip. I had a fresh fish prepared with a nice light sauce and delicious green beans.
Most impressive it was end of day but the staff was as fresh as if it were the start of their day.
The best meal we've had on Kauai, bar none. Every course consisted of individually interesting components, combined in innovative and delicious ways. Highly recommend.
We went to Merriman’s with another couple. We are upstairs which is more upscale than the lounge downstairs. They had live music which added to the overall pleasant ambiance.
Our server was excellent- no complaints there at all. The meal (apps, salad, mains & dessert) were fine, but not outstanding which impacted the overall value ratio.
Overall, this is a good restaurant, just a little pricey compared to other options on the island. There are better choices for less, as well as better options for similar prices on island.
This was a wonderful restaurant and the food was amazing for the most part. Only one issue with my husbands fish being undercooked. All in all we were happy and would go back again.
Beautiful view . Best Mai Tai . The Mahi mahi was perfect taste,and visual presentation.Service very good. Well versed on menu quick to answer all questions. Expensive but is your splurge night this is the place.
We had a delightful dinner at Merrimans. Waitstaff was incredible and food was delicious. When they ran out of our desired dessert, we were given an excellent alternative, on the house!
Been before, always good
This was our first dining experience of Merriman's Fish House on Kauia. Having eaten at Merriman's on the Big Island and the MonkeyPod on Maui over several years, we had a high expectation of Merriman's Fish House. Our dining experience consisted of great service and food. The real disappointment was the result of our table being somewhat close to the very loud singer. We had a party of four, and we could barely hear each other until she finally left. Fortunately, she left before our dinner was served.
This was a return trip for us and it didn't disappoint. The food was outstanding, the service from all the staff including our waiter Eric was outstanding without being over attentive. We were celebrating a special occasion and were met with a glass of bubbly and received a special dessert. We will most definitely return on our next trip to Kauai. Highest recommendation!
I like their service
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 2739 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.