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Mermaids Cafe

1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
808 821 2026
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Ranked #56 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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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
Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I on our honeymoon decided to head over to this sandwich shop and glad we made the decision. Afterwards, it was one of those meals that made you feel good at the end. I got the Cilantro ahi wrap and my wife got the ahi tacos. The wrap while healthy tasted very bland in my opinion and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The first time we ate here was in 2006. We were so impressed with huge flavours, the price and the service. Boy have things changed. Service is inconsistent, constantly out of product, changing flavours because they are out of something, and very inflated prices. While I understand inflation a burrito that was $7 is now $13. Big jump. The ahi... More

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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I do like this place and visited several times during our visit. I remembered the tofu peanut satay being very good from years ago, but have yet to be able to get it again. One visit they were out of tofu , next visit they were out of sauce. Therefore, I branched out and tried other things. The coconut curry,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Very over priced for mediocre food. I was really excited to eat here, and I didn't love the food. My boyfriend got tacos, they were ok. I got a seared ahi tuna cucumber wrap with rice and wasabi sauce. I don't recommend it unless you love wasabi. I couldn't even finish it, and I like wasabi.

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Liked: Organic type, not busy (8:30pm), flavor of fish taco Disliked: Drinks (too organic for me), walk up window, not much seating.

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Citrus Heights, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Not for me. Bland flavors, overpriced for the amount of fish you get (they were out of Ahi so they subbed shrimp instead), still not impressed. Went back to try the Thai tea the next day (they were out the first time) and again I was underwhelmed. I like to support local businesses, but this place will not be getting... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

sometimes the staff acts their age with their antics in the kitchen but overall the food is good and is exactly as described. they have condiments available to make it how you prefer, a bit on the pricey side but you get a good amount of food

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Calgary
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Tiny hole-in-the-wall, no inside seating and a couple of picnic tables outside. Eclectic menu, great food, very reasonable prices, large portions. It's not a place for a romantic evening, but then it doesn't pretend to be. Looking for a quick, tasty meal in Kapaa - this is the place.

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Columbia, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

First off, this is a small take out place with a counter and some picnic tables on the street in Kapaa. It is definitely a locals place. We had it for dinner one night to avoid spending a ton on dinner. The food was fabulous and a great value. We each had a delicious stir fry with chicken, one with... More

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very casual place with a few tables to sit at outside. The food is tasty, fresh, and prepared right, with the option to get your fish well done or just seared. Try the wasabi cream sauce and the hibiscus lemonade. Service is friendly and quick, and the prices are reasonable.

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