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All 61 Waimea Restaurants


65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 885-6822
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Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $75
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Highway 19
Description: 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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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

On our way from Waiakaloa to Hilo, we stopped at Merriman's due to Trip Advisor recommendations. The excellent reviews are well-deserved! Sunday brunch featured beautiful local foods and a local musician. The Lilikoi Mimosa was delicious, the fresh fish tacos amazing and the local rendition of eggs benedict superb. We had a crepe torte for dessert which was out of... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The best meal we had on our trip. The ingredients, the prep, the presentation are all worthy of a James Beard award chef. My wife loves ahi tuna, and Merriman's was like going to tuna heaven.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Expensive for the value we get... There aren't many restaurants around... Cocktails were great!! Real strong :-)

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North Carolina
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259 reviews 259 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was glad that there was a farm-to-table restaurant on the island. Merriman's did not disappoint in serving fresh and flavorful meals. I went on the advice of a local helicopter pilot. Filet was excellent! Service was very attentive without being intrusive. While the island is casual, this is a step up from shorts and t-shirts. Nice white tablecloths and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Shawn our server was so delightful! We had the florentine eggs benedict and the burger. Both outstanding. Everything is fresh and made to order. There are gluten free and vegan selections too.

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San Francisco, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at Merriman restaurants in Waikoloa and Maui, as well, and they always offer very good meals and wonderful service. Merriman's Waimea was another in this vein and a nice choice upcountry. The atmosphere is rather nondescript, however, and would benefit from a little more of a design update. Lunch prices are moderate and portions, equally so. Live... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We're referred to this restaurant by a pilot from a helicopter tour we took. Didn't make reservations thinking it would be a casual Hawaiian place. Dropped in wearing shorts, t-shirt and ball cap but quickly realized it was fine dining. The hostess didn't blink, and quickly found us a table. The service from our waiter Jim was outstanding and the... More

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San Francisco, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was bummed when I booked a res far in advance and then they called a month before my trip saying they were going to be closed for renovations so they needed to cancel. Luckily, our friends didn't know about this and called to make a res when we were already there and they were still open, so we all... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Relaxing venue with good live music on the Sunday we were there. Fish tacos were good although the tortillas were bland, stale, dry and tasteless and the fish was too spicy in places. Asian Bloody Mary also had far too much Tabasco. The eggs florentine was very good. The coconut brûlée was great but very rich.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The service was great, and the food was okay. We went with another couple and it was about $70 a person (that included tip). The food was good, but nothing outstanding for the price. The decor was great tho.

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