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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 340
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Best Meal during recent trip

We've probably eaten here four or five times during our annual vacation trips to Kauai, and until now the food ranged from just OK to very good. It never approached the exceptional quality that was expected when Merriman's first opened in The Shops at Kukui'ula--until now. Our recent meal there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Scott H
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Billings, Montana
via mobile
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Billings, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've probably eaten here four or five times during our annual vacation trips to Kauai, and until now the food ranged from just OK to very good. It never approached the exceptional quality that was expected when Merriman's first opened in The Shops at Kukui'ula--until now. Our recent meal there was simply outstanding. Merriman's isn't really a tapas kind of... More 

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Corrales, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very nice place to sit outside during cocktail hour. Their pupu menu is quite reasonable and their drinks are great..the service is good and I loved the ambiance..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The burger sounded like it would be great....however the chef cooked it on the same grill as shrimp and fish, as witnessed by my husband as they have a window to the kitchen. Horrible, fishy tasting burger. We did speak to the manager and they did refund the cost of the burgers. Very disappointing. .......

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went here with 10 adults and 2 kids. It was the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. They didn't advertise that they have a kids menu and they do. They were very accommodating to the kids. The food was delish and the service was great.

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Minneapolis
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the atmosphere as we ate outside. There was a roof over us but no windows which is strange compared to MN, where I am from! The service was excellent and my food was very good. I had the last fish special of the evening and it was nice. Prices seemed high compared to other restaurants but overall... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We are here for lunch after about trip and the food was gorgeous, staff were great and great to watch the world drift by. The garlic fries are mind blowing !

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Jefferson, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I came here twice on our trip! We loved the food, atmosphere and the service was awesome! A little pricey for a burger...but hey it's Hawaii and it was amazing!

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Princeville, Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had high hopes for Merriman's. After a busy day of sightseeing without stopping to dine, we wanted a relaxed atmosphere and a quick casual meal. The pizza and sandwich venue for Merriman's is located in the lower level of the gorgeous shopping center, has a more upscale restaurant upstairs which is very popular. It was impossible to get a... More 

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Pelham, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Merrimans deserves its reputation as a truly first class restaurant. Our family tried many dishes, all were beautifully prepared and honored the fish used. This is the best fish restaurant we've been to in the US apart from le Bernardin in New York. I particularly liked the ono. The wine list was extensive with lot's of reasonably priced excellent wines... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Must go! Good food good people... Joseph was our server and was on top of his game... A++++ must try the dessert menu and the daily special was very good

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?