Exceptional service and amazing food as always.
Excellent service- friendly, professional and helpful. The soup of the day- a tomato, fennel, mushroom was DELICIOUS! I came back a second day just for that and their amazing fresh baked bread. Fish sandwich was good and the fish of the day- mahi- was good, but didn’t having that usual, tender moist flakiness. Regarding the ambiance I love sitting outside with a scenic view, especially when I’m in Hawaii, so this setting is less than exciting for me.
A wonderful date night with my beautiful wife. Merriman’s is our Big Island favorite!
Dine at Merriman's at least once during our annual trips to the Big Island. Never disappointed. Dishes are always prepared with the best quality ingredients and out of this world delicious. Servers are very professional and knowledgeable, as well as very pleasant. A dining must on the Big Island. Easily the finest restaurant on the island as well.
Made a reservation at Merriman's because it came highly recommended by a friend. My family and I had a wonderful lunch. The service and the food were both excellent. We enjoyed wonderful cocktails and wine over a relaxing and delicious lunch. My sister really loved her Mai Tai. The grilled Mahi Mahi fish tacos were also great!
Best meal we had on the Big Island by far. Service was tremendous, we felt like we had a personal wait staff. Food was incredible! Wine selection was very robust, even had a great selection of by the glass wines from some great wineries.
It's a long way to get here, and there's no ocean view (far from it), but the food is excellent and it's worth the trip of you are up for a drive.
Special call out to Makani; v. Nice service and presentation
Best dinner ever last night....one of the best meals my husband and I have had ever in the Big Island since early days of Alan Wong at Canoe House!
Merriman’s has become our new favorite restaurant on the Big Island. At this visit, it became apparent that nothing happens by chance here. Our table for two was set up when we arrived and everything fell into place in an efficient manner, but without a feeling that we were being rushed. Service was impeccable and the food was superb, and that from someone who is not prone to hyperbole.
Food was excellent but thought portion size for price paid was just too little, even adjusting for finer dining restaurant. 5 stars for taste but reduced score for $ / portion ratio. Went to get a cheeseburger after the meal.
Really fantastic. We went there for lunch with kids and then, because it was so good for dinner. Better price and better food than any of the restaurants on the coast.
Loved this restaurant! The food, wine and service were all spectacular. Even ordered dessert , which we typically don't do. Lovely setting. Highly recommend
GreT food and wonderful service. As always, we enjoyed very much
This is a must every time we are on the island. The food was great and inventive as usual. The service from our greeting to our waiter was genuine and prompt. This place is one of a kind on the big island.
Everything about Merrimans was very nice.
We arrived very early for our reservation and they made special effort to accommodate us. Food, service, everything made for a special dinner. Thanks Merrimans. Extra Yummy!
Captured Hawaiian traditions
Food was wonderful
Ahi unlike any other
I think this is the best Merriman's. Everything was most enjoyable. I had dine by myself but the staff made it a very pleasant experience. I had fish, which was perfectly cooked.
We eat here every time we are on the big island. Always delightful. This trip, we will be there three times: Saturday happy hour, Sunday happy hour and Wednesday lunch. Highly recommended!
Very noisy - food very good
Excellent. Best food and service on the island.
Terrific food and service. Our server, Irene, was exceptional!
Lovely birthday dinner - very attentive staff and a delicious meal Signature ahi was perfect.
Amazing food for big island
Came here while on vacation. Very good food, showcases local suppliers and cuisine. Decent choice of wines by glass. Suggest reading about Peter Merriman’s (founder) personal story, provides interesting backdrop to the restaurant.
Absolutely fantastic food and wine with great service. The lobster pot pie was spectacular. The green salad was so fresh and vibrant - it tasted like the greens had come directly to the table from the garden. Super wine list with 4 Turly wine sampler. Lovely waitress. We almost went back the next night! We will definitely revisit.
Best mai tai on the island!!
The food is consistently delicious and the service terrific. It's a little bit of a drive from Waikoloa Beach resorts and condos, but very much worth it.
An exspensive glorified chain restaurant.
$41 for cold seared tuna on a “slaw” which was more of a garnish then a vegetable.
Way over priced. There was a party of 36, a banquet which totally overpowered the restaurant, loud. Made our conversations impossible.
A big disappointment.
When we complained no one said sorry just made a joke of it. A tourist trap.
waited 7 years to eat here - way disappointed in the fish dish I ordered and the raw fish dish my son ordered. NOthing special that I was crazy about. Love your menu at MonkeyPods so much more. Definitely not worth it.
We had a great meal to celebrate a birthday. The food and service met the accolades about the restaurant before we arrived. The lamb dish - both loin and stewed shoulder - was spectacular!!! We will definitely return on our next visit to the Big Island. The service was also out of this world - the ladies who took care of us worked so hard!
Thats fine dining! Good service, perfect food in a nice environment!
Recommended by friends, Merriman’s is a delight. They were one of the first farm-to-table restaurants on the Big Island. From cocktails to dessert, this was one of the best meals I’ve had anywhere.
The food was fantastic and the service even better!! Would go back anytime!
Have been a few times over the years. This trip left me underwhelmed. The fish special was bland and we felt rushed through our meal. This is usually one of our favorites but not this time.
Went back to Merrimans after 20 years - just as good as we remembered. This is the best restaurant I have been to in Hawaii. Food is creative and delicious. Expensive but worth it for a special meal.
Best meal on the island. Celebrated my birthday. The steak was perfect. They were willing to substitute sides and the dessert was divine.Will return again.
I’ve been going to Merriman’s for many years. But it’s been a while, so we tried it again. I was impressed! The food & service were excellent. Consistently works here. Don’t know why we waited so long in returning. Only concern, the acoustics. It seems a bit loud when it’s crowded. But the food makes it worth it.
Yummy. Delectable. Superfluous. This is the best all-around restaurant on the Big Island. Merriman's does an excellent job of preparation and delivery of great food. This was my 4th visit in four years of traveling to the Big Island. I always make a stop here. It is good for a group of friends or a warm, friendly date-night. The cocktails are tasty, the wine flights and list is well-done (though they should get more Washington and Oregon wines!). The food is mostly all locally sourced, and fixed to an extravagant flavor and sight.