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Merriman's Poipu

2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8385
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed yesterday

Restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Definitely a higher priced place. Service was attentive but I felt that our 7:45p reservation was on the late side for this place on a weeknight. The restaurant had quite a few tables filled when we got there but when...More

Thank batmik
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Merriman’s consistently impresses as the best seafood on the island. Ain’t cheap but it’s worth the price to serve up fine food expertly prepared. Reserve a table with a sunset view (West) at 5:30, enjoy a cocktail and appetizers as the sun sets then dive...More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Merriman's is in an outdoor mall and provides a comfortable spot to relax from the shopping. The style is typical Hawaiian but don't expect a beach view. The service was very good. I had fish tacos that were made with marlin. I would have...More

Thank Wallace G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Merriman's is one of our favorite "fancy dinners out" in Poipu. It's nice to dress up a bit and enjoy some Hawaiian casual elegance. Our server was Sarde (yes, after the singer) and she was charming, knowledgeable and attentive in just the right proportions. The...More

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great find for happy hour for drinks and light meal. Beers and cocktails significantly reduced in price starting at 3:30. Some say the best Mai Tia's on the island. Also have a nice variety of excellent pizza's, salads,and several other excellent small food plates....More

Thank jammerspot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was average and also expensive. We did enjoy the live entertainment by a local musician who is also a tattoo artist.

Thank ChicagoCrusader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal. Excellent service We had the Mahi-mahi special with lobster sauce risotto & Kauai shrimp. I had the macadamia nut kampachi. Both were excellent and the sauces complemented very well. The Caesar and the goat cheese salads were very good as...More

Thank ChuckIL698
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for an early dinner and the service was wonderful. The food was poor and hardly worth the price. My wife had the Kampachi Fish which was over salted. My Ono and Shrimp was over cooked and dry. This is a restaurant to avoid.

Thank Jay307
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of 10 over for a birthday celebration. A big shout out to the manager Jerrod for setting up our reservation and accommodations. Everyone enjoyed their food, beverages, and desserts. If you enjoy fine dining and a nice atmosphere, then I would...More

Thank G R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful Valentine's dinner at Merriman's. My wife enjoyed her Kampachi. I had the catch of the day: New Zealand salmon. The preparation and quality of the salmon was excellent. The chocolate purse for dessert was a nice finish. A...More

Thank Robert S
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Response from Jennie318 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but agree the top level is more fine dining and the children would be better suited to the lower levels. This was a lovely restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8385
  • E-mail
In a casual yet elegant setting of an Old Hawaii Plantation, Chef-Owner Peter Merriman serves his unique style of Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Kauai's Poipu. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh and local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset views over the Kukui'ula resort. We offer a premium bar upstairs, a downstairs cafe for casual dining, and over 1,000 bottles of wine in our cellar. Our facilities can host private parties and meetings. Our aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.
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