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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: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
    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 vegetarian food to go!

Great place to pick up food to go! I have only tried three dishes here, but all of them are quite delicious. For vegetarians, the curry brown rice plate is my favorite; very surprising to get such amazingly good curry at a tiny roadside cafe! The thai peanut wrap and the burritos are also yummy. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TeresaOmara
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food, one of my favorites in Kapaa. Ate there three times and had ahi every time and it was always really good! Food is really well prepared and plated. Vegetarian friendly as well!

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Thank Niklaus L
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to pick up food to go! I have only tried three dishes here, but all of them are quite delicious. For vegetarians, the curry brown rice plate is my favorite; very surprising to get such amazingly good curry at a tiny roadside cafe! The thai peanut wrap and the burritos are also yummy. My husband and I love... More 

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Thank TeresaOmara
Toronto, On
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Mermaids Cafe on our first night in Kapa'a. You know it's a good place to eat when they have run out of some of their most popular dishes towards the end of their shift! I had the Chicken Taco (made into a wrap as they were out of taco shells) and it was really good, huge serving,... More 

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Thank k9shwgrl
Georgetown, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived mid-afternoon and were immediately informed that they were out of Ahi. Although the Ahi would have been our first choice, we were OK with ordering the chicken tacos - which arrived with no cheese, since they were out of that ingredient as well. The food was very tasty and the portions were generous. We have no idea if... More 

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Thank nomadgram
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mermaids Cafe is a great pit stop for a quick, fresh, and delicious lunch. Menu options are limited, and they don't serve alcohol (so bring your own).

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Thank tidwellchad
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us had different menu choices. the chicken satay bowl was hearty and spiced well. the peanut sauce was also well prepared. We ate there late near their closing so they had to substitute ono fish for my chicken in the tacos. Either way, it was delicious. Friendly service. Minor negative is if there is a stream of... More 

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Thank MoneyRick
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the look of this tiny place dissuade from trying. The food was really good! Fresh ingridients. You may have to wait a few extra minutes for the food because it's a small operation, but worth it.

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Thank Daniel M
Breckenridge, Colorado
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! Ahi Nori wrap was amazing and worth waiting in line for. I would go back for lunch in a heartbeat! Plan your drive around stopping at this place!

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Thank Lisa S
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed my satay wrap here and the service was friendly and upbeat, with the girl managing ordering and cooking the food with ease. Multi-tasking at its best. It's all cooked fresh and made to order, with very cheery service. Limited seating, but a great vibe.

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Thank Niteskye
Denver, Colorado
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Mermaid came with high accolades and it didn't disappoint. We had a Ahi Burrito, Ahi Tacos and Chicken Tacos. Overall the food was solid and it came out fairly quick considering each dish was cooked to order. Simple drinks like lemonade were a little over priced, but I'd pay another $4 for a Thai Ice Tea.

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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, Asian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?