- 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
What a letdown. Had the ono special (dry, overcooked), two in my party had the bone in NY and was very bland and the char taste was overpowering we asked for salt to make it palatable. The lamb chops however was better than average. I gave our waiter about 5 min in the beginning to see if his demeanor would improve otherwise we were a few minutes away from walking out. I kiddingly said “hang in there you are almost done” and he then switched gear (attitude) to make it more tolerable for us all. The place is in a busy shopping center and as always full of tourists and probably at the end of the day (our reservation was 8pm) every employee has had it… if the the food was exceptional I would have tolerated minor misses but it wasn’t.
We dined at Merriman’s in Maui and loved it so that was our comparison. My dinner salad was excellent - very fresh but my husband’s lamb dinner was just lamb with a few minced veggies underneath. It needed a starch and we didn’t realize that we should order a side dish as well. Also, the wines were overpriced and the choice for bourbon was limited. The restaurant was pretty and service was good.
Great food, excellent service and amazing view.
Our waiter was not pleasant or friendly. Our food was extremely small portions and extremely expensive prices. We had to get food somewhere else after because my husband was still hungry. I was very disappointed.
Service was bad. Food was priced way too high for limited menu, bad service and items not available (cheeseburger on a kids menu).
Overall , we thought foods were heavy on salt.
Anyone watching salt intake should ask for low sodium when ordering.
My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary while on Kauai and decided to mark the occasion by taking our family out to dinner along with us at Merrimans restaurant in The Kukuiula Shopping Village.
Everything from start to finish was absolutely outstanding!
First of all, our server Bobby was attentive, professional, and committed to providing us with a memorable evening.
All of us decided to have the freshly caught Opah and everyone agreed that this may have been the best tasting fish dinner that we’ve ever had while on Kauai.
Add to this, fresh baked buttermilk biscuits as an appetizer and Merrimans special ice cream sandwich for dessert and you have all the makings of a wonderful dining experience.
Thank You Merrimans for a fantastic anniversary meal and a memorable anniversary dining experience!
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
Spent a lovely date night at Merriman’s and we’re blown away by the food, service, and views. The Mai Tai is not to be missed — same with the lilikoi mousse for dessert. Highly recommend.
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
Merriman's Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 742-8385.
Merriman's Kauai is rated 4.5 stars by 2989 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.