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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
Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Okay, so maybe not the most reliable restaurant. But we went multiple time during our week long stay in Kauai, and every meal we had was great. One time they said they were out of chicken, one time they said they had a shift change and to come back in 20 minutes. Which all worked out fine for us. The... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Mermaids was recommended to me by friends who own a condo in Kauai and who said it is often their first stop when they arrive on island – and I can see why! First a negative, though: for those of us who like our beverages sweet, not only are the Tropical Hibiscus Iced Tea and the Tropical Hibiscus Lemonade unsweetened,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to this restaurant for dinner since it's open till 9pm and according to reviews, their Ahi is good. We wanted to be some what healthy that evening. We got there around 8pm and were told they are out of Ahi. Ok, fine, we were too lazy to search for another place. I just ordered garden salad. She asked if... More

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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

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

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
2 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Asian

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