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Merriman's Poipu

2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
(808) 742.8385
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Ranked #12 of 28 restaurants in Poipu
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Koloa
Cross street: Poipu Road
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73% Recommend
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Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the Merriman's on the Big Island and were really impressed. This location has reasonable food, a creative cocktail menu, and a wine list that made us choose the flight(s) so that we could test a few from their list. Don't get me wrong, the food isn't bad, but for the price, I just was expecting the same level... More

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Poipu, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

"Tried various "better" places on the Poipu side. Outstanding service and food. Nice setting overlooking greenery and ocean. Definitively best place on the Poipu side. Went to Red Salt as well and while we enjoyed it on a previous visit it fell way short this time. Menu at Merriman's is innovative, not over loaded with choices, well executed, very well... More

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Laguna Niguel, California, USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Nice location, friendly staff and terrific pizzas. Also highly recommend the lamb burger, BKE burger and the garlic fries with homemade ketchup.

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It was just ok. Shrimp salad was kind of sad with just 3 shrimp. A little overprices for what you get in my opinion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I am a female,solo traveler. I wanted a great seat in an upscale restaurant to view the glorious Kauai sunset. From the time I spoke with the hostess to the end of my meal I was treated royally. I was seated in what I considered the best seat in the house with a perfect view of the sunset. Justin was... More

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Onancock, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Buffet lunch at Merriman's (downstairs) was included with a tour off of the NCL cruise. While the competition wasn't very stiff, this was easily the best lunch we had of any of the tours (we did a tour all six days). Again, the competition wasn't stiff, but lunch really was good here . . . and we just had the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to Merriman’s Restaurant (upstairs) both for their happy hour and for dinner. We were very satisfied with the happy hour specials and appetizers that were provided (try the pork quesadillas and poke). The mai tais were very reasonably priced and were delicious. Though we did upgrade to try their Merriman special Mai Tai, which was not only delicious... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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182 reviews 182 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary while in Kauai, and this place was nice for an upscale evening without being stuffy. Their fresh fish is delicious, and their 2 fish sampler is a great way to try some fish that was caught locally that day! We enjoyed their street corn & forbidden rice side dishes (just a couple of many... More

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Orinda, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pricey for sure-we had a party of 5-and they sdeated us late and in a not great spot even though we made reservations..hostess was a littel snitty-BUT the food , drinks-apps, dessert-WOW. Not often we eat in Hawaii , pay this much and are this impressed...Really really good and the sunset -was intense and gorgeous-Not to be missed. we have... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful list of items to enjoy your quality with your cocktails as you relax in the outdoor bar. Try the pork quesadilla or the ahi - wonderfully prepared. Really reasonable prices for excellent happy hour tidbits.

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