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Mermaids Cafe

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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 168
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Go next door

We decided to go here in the afternoon, there was only one couple in front of us. We ordered the satay chicken stir-fry, it took 35 minutes!!! Just as I was about to ask; our food came out. The food was nice enough, but do yourself a favour and head to Java Kai next door or Mariachi's across the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Andrew S
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here in the afternoon, there was only one couple in front of us. We ordered the satay chicken stir-fry, it took 35 minutes!!! Just as I was about to ask; our food came out. The food was nice enough, but do yourself a favour and head to Java Kai next door or Mariachi's across the road.

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here (after being allured by the beautifully painted mermaids on the surrounding walls) for dinner after a full day of beaching it and are so glad we did!!! My husband and I got the peanut satay (chicken) and the coconut curry (ahi) and both dishes were so delicious! Food is ordered at a walk-up window and while the... More 

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Western Colorado
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32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed in the Mermaids Cafe. They were out of so many items, basic items, such as orange juice. We ordered 2 breakfast burritos, and mine had a hair in it. I took it up, and the girl working behind the counter offered to make me a new one instead of refund my money like I asked. When... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon Mermaids while strolling through Kapa'a on the way to Princeville. As fish taco connoisseurs, we stopped in for the Ahi version at Mermaids. Delicious. If offered, try with the homemade lemonade or hibiscus.

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are not looking you will easily miss this tiny place with only two outdoor tables and six counter stools. They served the best fish tacos we had on for islands. The chicken tacos were also superb. You will wait because they only cook to order. Luckily there is parking behind because street parking is tough. Only disappointment is... More 

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Ventura, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

outside patio seating, no shoes, no shirt all ok. The fresh juice with ginger was delish and we shared an order of fish tacos that looked weird but was so good.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

this place is tiny but hard to miss because of the amazing eye-catching artwork on the building . The menu is pretty small and it varies from tacos, wraps, salads even curry plates and stir frys. We had the black bean burrito and peanut satay wrap and it was heavenly. I never finish a whole wrap but couldn't help myself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Furikake tacos the bomb but the ahi stir fry my favorite always fulfilling been eating here for the past five years

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Kenora
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very good food and lots of it, make sure you bring a doggy bag. Cool little place, very fresh food they make right in front of you.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you didn't know better, driving through Kapa'a in Kauai, you wouldn't notice Mermaid's. A local told us about it and we were not disappointed. It is a walk up place on the street, which is almost always busy. There is not a lot of seating and you have to stand around and wait while your food is prepared. I... More 

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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: 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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