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Mermaids Cafe

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4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
+1 808-821-2026
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10:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 19:30
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Laguna Niguel
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place had the best wraps! Different types of flavors but very fresh and incredibly different. Probably the best restaurant we went to during our 5 day trip in Kauai.

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Thank KevinKo
Livermore, Colorado
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209 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is in the busy shopping area of Kappa. Order from the window and you're name will be called when it's ready. They have seating on picnic tables on the street and some seating in the shade. Or you can take your to-go order to the beach, just a block and a half away. Best wrap ever - Ahi Nori... More 

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Thank Lydia G
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here twice while on Kauai, the ahi nori wrap is excelent as is the satay plates and thai ice tea! Servings are generous and there are alot of vegetarian options. I highly reccomend a visit.

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Thank buffymossman
Comox, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this "shack" on the street in Kapaa for quick made-to-order Tuna wraps/burritos/tacos....SO yummy, great for kids, great for apres beach when you are sandy and dishevelled. Expensive but in keeping with other quality food experiences on the island. Just as good as years ago when I was here before. YUMMMMM

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Thank Sharmeen M
Hamilton, Australia
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176 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. There's several delicious menu items, each with a choice of chicken, ahi (fish) or tofu. Similar in price to elsewhere around town, but the servings are large. The peanut satay was especially good. I'm glad to see there were also options for veggos. Service was quick and when it's not busy, you'll find a shady... More 

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Thank B3NJ1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a salad only to find out that half the ingredients were missing. Upon questioning the staff I was told they were out of certain items. I was not offered a refund nor another choice of food to order.

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Thank KarenAZ912
Lafayette, California
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134 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

First of all, this place doesn't sell coffee, so why they call it a café is a question. It is small kind of local hole in the wall place that sort of tries to act like it is selling healthier items, but then don't look too closely for that as you might be disappointed in the ingredients. I ordered a... More 

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Thank plochez
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We were super excited to try mermaids today and we had heard such great things! When I ordered I was concerned that most of the items I wanted had cilantro in them and we didn't want any cilantro. The cashier really didn't know what to suggest. I asked about the tropical taco and she said that was fine. I asked... More 

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Thank Jacqueline S
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I couldn't believe this place was even a restaurant. It's just a walk-up window affair. But don't walk by without giving it a try. The specialty is the Kapaa Taco and they are well worth it. It can get a little slow if there are big crowds, but have patience and be rewarded with a bite of Hawaiian heaven.

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Thank Andrew W K
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is one of my favorite of 3 eating spots on the whole island! It's a small, quaint spot with a few benches, right on Kuhio Hwy in Kapaa (east side of island). Most people expect to share a table with strangers when eating here, if your table isn't full. It's the Aloha way, after-all! On occasion you'll have some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 19:30
Monday
10:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 19:30
Thursday
10:30 - 19:30
Friday
10:30 - 19:30
Saturday
10:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-2026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?