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Mermaids Cafe

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1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
808 821 2026
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10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 171
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  • 110
    Very good
  • 40
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  • 21
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great casual lunch!

A little pricey, but the food is healthy and delicious. I enjoyed the murals and sitting on a busy street for people watching while I ate. The hibiscus lemonade was super refreshing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Abby S
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A little pricey, but the food is healthy and delicious. I enjoyed the murals and sitting on a busy street for people watching while I ate. The hibiscus lemonade was super refreshing.

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Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Once we actually got the food it was pretty good but I cannot say it was worth the more than 30 minutes we waited for it. It seems to be a pretty popular spot and a favorite of the locals but I can't say it was the best food I've ever had. I wouldn't bother to come here again.

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laval,quebec
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I had the Ahi Poke wrap with rice in it , it was so yummy. Then I had the salad (with ahi poke as well) , and it was a big portion, the cook was really nice and gave me two different kinds of dressing to try, they were both super good. It's a friendly and chill atmosphere and the... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food. Reasonable prices. Ahi tuna wrap is amazing. Service is on island time slow but worth the wait. Limited outdoor seating

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous coconut curry plate and organic salad. Huge portions. Fresh local food, wonderful service. Thank you!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We decided to go here in the afternoon, there was only one couple in front of us. We ordered the satay chicken stir-fry, it took 35 minutes!!! Just as I was about to ask; our food came out. The food was nice enough, but do yourself a favour and head to Java Kai next door or Mariachi's across the road.

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stopped here (after being allured by the beautifully painted mermaids on the surrounding walls) for dinner after a full day of beaching it and are so glad we did!!! My husband and I got the peanut satay (chicken) and the coconut curry (ahi) and both dishes were so delicious! Food is ordered at a walk-up window and while the... More 

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Western Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were very disappointed in the Mermaids Cafe. They were out of so many items, basic items, such as orange juice. We ordered 2 breakfast burritos, and mine had a hair in it. I took it up, and the girl working behind the counter offered to make me a new one instead of refund my money like I asked. When... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon Mermaids while strolling through Kapa'a on the way to Princeville. As fish taco connoisseurs, we stopped in for the Ahi version at Mermaids. Delicious. If offered, try with the homemade lemonade or hibiscus.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are not looking you will easily miss this tiny place with only two outdoor tables and six counter stools. They served the best fish tacos we had on for islands. The chicken tacos were also superb. You will wait because they only cook to order. Luckily there is parking behind because street parking is tough. Only disappointment is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 808 821 2026

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

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