We decided to try the cafe downstairs at Merimans.
A waiter brought a menu, told us the Pizza was half price during happy hour and took our drink order.
At the next table a couple began complaining to their waiter that their Gourmet Pizza was mushy. Asking if they wanted the chef to put it back in the oven, they declined and left.
Ignoring a red flag we ordered a fish burger (Mahi Mahi), a shrimp salad and some fries.
During the first bite of the fish burger something was wrong, it was missing the taste and texture of fish. After seperating the two bun pieces, (we are being generous saying) a small piece of Mahi Mahi 1/8th of an inch thick was found buried in a much thicker layer of aioli. It was essentially a bun, aioli, cilantro etc. (an essence of fish burger).
Of all the items served, the fries were the best, the salad was ok, the fish burger was a disaster.
We do have mention our waiter. He was very cordial and would be an asset anywhere. Unfortunately, increasing the the fish portion size was out of his hands.
With bun pieces and aioli on our plates and no fish in our stomachs we left, disappointed.
We have had other fish burgers on Kauai, they were good and their portions and quality are not being compromised. This one should have never been served. We expected more (class) from Merrimans.
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