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“not worth it” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Merriman's Poipu

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
Poipu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“not worth it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The restaurant is over-priced for what you get. The Ono fish was overcooked and had to be sent back; the shrimp entree was just ok. The waitress was great, the view fairly nice but we won't return

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Eagle River, Alaska
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We enjoyed our seafood meals very much. The open air restaurant atmosphere was outstanding as was the service.

The only negative was that we felt the prices were a little high for what we received. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

Visited April 2013
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Sedona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Don't even think about it!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The staff was warm and welcoming, but that was the only good part of the experience. When you go to a new restaurant with a fine looking, albeit high priced bill of fair, you expect to receive a good to very good meal. The appetizer (lobster and and cheese) was out on time and was fine, but the entrée took 22 minutes and was awful. The Ono was alright, although a bit cold, but the green beans weren't cooked (I like al dente but you could pick these up and snap them)! The waitress tried to replace them but that took 10 more minutes and I was done with the Ono by then. Suffice to say, for a simple meal for two that (including a beer and a cocktail) came to $125.00 we were VERY disappointed. Should have seen the TripAdvisor had them as 14 of 24 in Poipu. Bummer.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Our experience was relaxing and quick, the food was very good as was the service! We went to this restaurant twice on our visit to Kauai and will go back again! The shops in this center are all very nice too!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a very good dinner at Merriman's on Kauai, but it was very expensive for the amount of food served. The Beach Club was every bit as good with more ambience and not as expensive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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