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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 29 restaurants in Poipu
Price range: $25 - $100
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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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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a lovely time at Merriman's but were disappointed because we had been told about the fabulous lobster with a yummy butter sauce by the concierge at our hotel so we were really looking forward to that. When we arrived we had to insist (a little forcefully) that we get a table outside for the sunset which our concierge... More

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Kahala, Hawaii
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate here when it first opened(it was ok) and recently came back to try it again. They have completely changed there menu( for the better) they are now a fish house with many fresh fish options. We had the Ahi and Opah. The wine list is Wine Spectator rated! The service was VERY good and the view of Poipu... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Atmosphere is outstanding and service is great. My food and drink was good but not great. I would come back just to sit upstairs again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

So very enjoyed two nights upstairs!! Excellent food! Service was outstanding! Meet great people. Bartenders Bob and Eric were so personable! Hands down to Christina! Can't wait to go back!!

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