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Merriman's Poipu

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Poipu Road)
(808) 742.8385
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 357
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Probably the Best Fish in Kauai

Merriman's has been around for quite a while and it shows. Experienced wait staff, beautiful views of the distant ocean, and an excellent dinner menu with perfectly cooked fish with a very good wine list make this restaurant a must for a serious going ot to dine in Poipu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
tomgmargittai
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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  • Local cuisine
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We dined at the upstairs restaurant at Merriman's last night and celebrated our Anniversary. We had a lovely table with a great sunset view and were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne by the staff. II had booked through Open Table and noted it was our anniversary in the notes. I had an amazing coconut ceviche and some fresh... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Merriman's has been around for quite a while and it shows. Experienced wait staff, beautiful views of the distant ocean, and an excellent dinner menu with perfectly cooked fish with a very good wine list make this restaurant a must for a serious going ot to dine in Poipu.

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Redondo Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wow, wow - everything was perfect. Appetizers to dessert was delicious, inspired and just fantastic. Wait staff was so pleasant, humorous and a delight. Prices are highish on some things, but well worth it especially for a big night out. Will go again and again and again.

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Spokane, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice dining, some sunset view on the outer edges upstairs butnothing like beach house. The scallops are not always on menu but we're best we have ever had!! Service was disappointing, up attentive, but food trumps the average service. Lilikoi mousse was wonderful finish.

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Spokane, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a terrific meal to celebrate our birthdays! The seafood is very fresh with yummy local veggies and magnificent, complimentary sauces... not overwhelming as to let the fresh flavors shine. We did not intend to go there twice during our stay but we were craving the scallops that were a special and done to perfection.

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Houston
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was good, but the prices were high. Even by Island standards, the prices seemed expensive relative to the quality of the fare. None of us was particularly impressed with our meals, and there is no particularly impressive view to draw you to this location in a shopping center. Our server was friendly and competent, but that is to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The waiter called us by name when he greeted us and when we paid. The lobster ceviche was delicious as were the beets with local chèvre. It was our favorite meal.

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england
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were staying at the nearby Sheraton resort and ate here twice during out stay. On both occasions the food was very good and the staff were, unlike many American restaurants, not too overpowering and did their jobs well and without intruding on our party of six. We all had starters and the scallops especially were a highlight of the... More 

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Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was fabulous however, the young waiter did not do the chef's cooking justice. We brought our own wine, served ourselves, had to ask repeatedly for our water to be refilled. The restaurant was not even close to being full, our waiter was standing at the bar killing time. We had a party of 6, were charged 20% automatic... More 

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Seattle, WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our lunch food was delicious and the service was very good. Presentation of food was excellent. Nice setting. Very nice experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: (808) 742.8385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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