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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6822
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 - 13:00All hours
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend recommended this place since we were staying only about 30 minutes away at the Fairmont Orchid. This place is definitely worth the trip. We went for dinner and were not disappointed. The waitress knew everything about every item on the menu, and many...More

1  Thank AHIDAD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Saturday lunch at this well-known restaurant. We ordered fish tacos, grilled fish of the day, and Kalua pork sandwich. All the dishes were tasty but I did have a problem with the fish tacos. In LA, fish tacos are served on thicker tortillas...More

Thank FarmerRK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Farm to table fresh food that is exceptionally prepared and served. The waitstaff is so friendly and knowledgeable about the food and so enthusiastic about the menu; it made great food even better. I had a simple heirloom tomato salad that was the best I've...More

1  Thank Ed D
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the experiences that a foodie could want: chef created fine dining farm to table fare that is a destination in its own right.

Thank BrooklynTravelersPPS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch and absolutely loved this restaurant. Our waitress, Leslie, was very kind and really knew her stuff. I had a delicious cup of coconut/pumpkin bisque and a fabulous goat cheese salad! We really enjoyed this place, it was clean, stylish, and comfortable!

Thank Gracie27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While taking a holoholo around the island, we called ahead and they took us with 15 minute notice. Shout out to Jay for spreading the aloha!! Finally! Someone who can prepare Ahi to perfection!! I had the wok-charred Ahi and it was perfect!! And the...More

1  Thank Matthew808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is, by far, the best restaurant in Waimea. The vibe is casual, plantation style but some folks dress up and others don't. The wait-staff is highly trained and amazing. No detail is missed yet it's a relaxing environment. I live on the Big Island,...More

Thank ScubaSue49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peter Merriman's original restaurant location features dishes made with lots of local ingredients. Excellent service, preparation, desserts, selection and full bar with excellent wines. Best place for important celebrations!

Thank 949guntherm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Favorite meal of our trip. Food was delicious, service was great, quaint atmosphere, semi-open kitchen. Only bummer was the 30+ minute drive, but worth it.

Thank cmerenich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Hawaii. Food, service and cocktails are amazing. Love that you can do small plates so you can taste several items. Love it!

Thank Marlnc
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9 August 2017|
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Response from loriwoodsansohn | Reviewed this property |
You should call for the exact times. Approximately 2-4:30. The drinks are good prices and a fair menu for happy hour Then they close for dinner. We came early for drinks, outside on the patio, then switched to inside... More
22 December 2016|
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Response from Miki G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring your own wine. I think it was $25 corkage but I could be wrong.
21 October 2016|
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Response from LoisonMaui | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is a fine dining establishment. I think you would feel more comfortable wearing slacks and a nice shirt. It isn't really a shorts and flip flops type of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
10:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!
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