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Mermaids Cafe

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Asian
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, but no amenities

Cool place for outdoor dining with chic food. I like it.....but if you aren't into a casual, informal setting with no real restaurant back-up services this isn't for you. Food is good, but out door and no amenities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
DonPix
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Kapaa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Hilo
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This used to be one of Kapaa's top restaurants. The food was excellent and the prices were under $10 (which is cheap on Kauai). Then the owner sold the restaurant and the best chef (Anthony) went off to college. So the place is just a little hole in the wall (all take-out) with some picnic tables - if you want... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Cool place for outdoor dining with chic food. I like it.....but if you aren't into a casual, informal setting with no real restaurant back-up services this isn't for you. Food is good, but out door and no amenities.

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Phila. PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food at this little on the street cafe is wonderful. The ahi wrap was big enough to fill both my husband and me at lunch. The service is friendly. They use local ingredients. Only down side is you have to sit outside if you want to eat there-- consider take out if it is too hot for you. Their... More 

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USA
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Really loved this place. It's mainly an outdoor eatery, but I was traveling solo so I enjoyed the relaxed island ambiance. They seemed to be quite conscious of providing a fresh product, and it showed. The gal behind the counter told me that they buy organic produce when possible. I had the Peanut Satay Plate. The portion was ample, the... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Organic, vegetarian friendly & modestly priced. Of 5 nights on Kauai we ate there 3 times. The burritos are great and are made with brown rice, as is their big green salad.The women who work there are extremely friendly. It is conveniently located in the heart of Kapa'a Town. It's not fine dining. You order through a window and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I recently enjoyed this little gem. It is right on the Main Street of downtown Kapaa. It features amazing all-natural smoothies, great coffee, and very good breakfast sandwiches. It is a little pricy, $8 - $12 for breakfast, but worth it. After breakfast, wall a block to stroll on the beach path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful fish tacos! Good portions for reasonable price. Great place for lunch. We eat here at least once every time we visit Kauai.

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Expensive for the food you receive. The food variety is good. There are 2 tables and a couple of bar stools. So plan on taking the food

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I stopped by Mermaids Cafe after a kayak trip one afternoon. So glad we did! It was super casual and fairly cheap for the portion of food. I ordered the Kapa'a tacos, and she ordered the ahi cilantro wrap. Both of us agreed that this was our favorite meal we had on Kauai! They also offered organic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place was great. It's made to order, so not fast because there is one cook in a tiny kitchen. But the food was great. Got the noodles dish and split with husband, portions generous. No hesitation, will definitely return.

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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: Seafood, Sandwiches, Asian

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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: Seafood, Sandwiches, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?