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Mermaids Cafe

1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1661
808 821 2026
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Ranked #54 of 103 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
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

just stopped here after a day at the beach. great fish tacos and cool art. right off the main road but local flare food. fun experience

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Pamiruru
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128 reviews 128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Oh wow - you have to try the fish wrap - big enough for two. It's one of my favorite stops in Kapaa for lunch. The service is friendly and food is so ono!

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ate there twice on my trip. The people working there are lovely and go out of their way to be helpful and make great food. The ingredients were great but a few of the things I tried were a little bland. Would eat again though for a quick snack.

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Simple - fresh food, refreshing drinks, unique favors, roosters hanging out. We love Mermaids! We especially like the fresh ahi wraps.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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180 reviews 180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A resident of the island told us that the ahi nori wrap was to die for, so we tried it out. Seared ahi, cucumbers, a mayo/wasabi-based sauce, lots of brown rice, nori, and a wrap. That's all it was. It was bland and uninteresting. I gave them a 3 rating only because they used quality ingredients. Quality ahi served seared... More

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tucson, az
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped by Mermaid's for dinner the other night. I watched the chef use a dirty already used skillet, one that had not been washed or even wiped out after use, to cook someone else's dinner. Aren't they supposed to use a clean skillet each time? It really grossed me out and we left without eating. This place has really... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had to take time and post a comment! I traveled all over maui and then the beautiful island of kauai, I love to eat and love to try new foods, in all my travels I must say that mermaids cafe blew me away!!!! I was hooked for the rest of my stay, either lunch or dinner I had to... More

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Kentford, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Apparently Sunday is not a good day to eat out for lunch in kapaa. Ordering was easy, but it took 20 minutes for the food to come out (it was not packed at the cafe) and the order came out wrong as well. The waitress seemed to care less. Tasty food though, although we won't be coming back.

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Came here twice during our vacation to Kauai since our hotel was very near Kapaa. The first time, we had the Ahi Nori wrap and lemonade and it was awesome. Service was a little slow, but nothing significant. The wasabi cream that came with the wrap was amazing and was perfect with the wrap. Since our first visit was so... More

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