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All 105 Kapaa Restaurants

Mermaids Cafe

1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
808 821 2026
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Ranked #58 of 105 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Surrey, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A snack after hiking part of the Kalalau trail - so yummy - like a big giant sushi roll wrapped in a spinach wrap. I'd go for the cilantro one as well!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Cute little spot for grabbing something quick. I was hungry and the tropical fish tacos were delicious. Don't expect it to be a sit down restaurant. If you're in the area and hungry, give it a try.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Recommended by a local tour guide. Very understated and small. Good prices. Stay away from the Coconut Curry plate; not much flavor. Overall, once is enough.

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Lexington, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just okay, nothing special. I had the peanut thai satay (?). Waaaay too much peanut butter. I've made better at home. My husband had the tuna tacos, he seemed to enjoy those more than I did my dinner.

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southern california
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Large servings, takes a while to get your food, but you know it's just been made! Tasty, lots of choices and I always have left overs to eat the next day.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate at this little spot and really enjoyed the food. I would recommend the coconut curry plate if you are very hungry or want to share or have left overs. Also, the Keiko burrito was a hit with my grandson and the guys enjoyed the fish tacos. Highly recommended!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Came here spontaneously looking for some local healthy food. I ordered the peanut satay w/ veggies, tofu & brown rice. My husband ordered the black bean burrito with chicken in a spinach tortilla. Mine had a perfect taste to it, although next time I would ask for more sauce. The brown rice soaks it right up. My husband was looking... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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436 reviews 436 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were attracted by the colorful mural of the cafe in the morning when we drove by. Decided to drop in for lunch for a light salad - as stated in the menu. There was no salad. So we both ordered an Ahi Tuna Nori Wrap, I must say, it is a large wrap. The tuna is a bit blend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Sitting here right now on my 34th minute waiting for food.... There are 6 total people in the restaurant. Just got my food... It is as impressive as the customer service. I hope the old owners don't have to see this. Used to be so much better

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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stopped here on our first day in Kauai while we were walking through the shops of Kapaa. Pretty great food. I had the cilantro Mahi Mahi wrap and my wife had the mahi mahi tacoss. Both were excellent. I wanted to try the seaweed mahi mahi one but they ran out of seaweed! Apparrently we got there before the... More 

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Additional Information about Mermaids Cafe

Address: 1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
Phone Number: 808 821 2026
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Asian

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