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Merriman's Maui

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Merriman's Maui
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice

Mentioned in

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  • A Wine Guide to Hawaii, Island by Islandwinemag.com

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, International, American, Hawaiian
Dine in the most stunning oceanfront location on the island of Maui, directly on the point of majestic Kapalua Bay. Merriman's Kapalua offers a farm-to-table concept, with 90% locally sourced award-winning menu, showcasing the island's freshest fish, seafood, meat and produce. The opulent restaurant offers indoor-outdoor seating, spectacular sunset views, and an oceanfront deck. Prix Fixe dinner offered daily from 4:30 - 8:00 pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
$9 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, International, American, Hawaiian
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Free off-street parking, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has wonderful views, but the food and service are less than average. When paying $120+ per person you expect to be wowed and taken on a wonderful food journey, this did not happen at Merriman’s. The waitress did not explain any items on...the menu and the food was placed on the table without explanation. Service was slow and food lacked flavor. My wife and I enjoy high end restaurants and we would not consider Merriman’s to be one of them. If you want to try a meal by Peter Merriman save yourself the expensive price tag and go to Monkeypod. The highlights the macadamia nut bread pudding with pineapple and Nō Ka ‘Oi cocktail. The bread pudding was super sweet, but crispy on the top and custardy on the inside. Cocktail was well balanced with nice citrusy flavors from the passionfruit and lime. Monkeypod has our vote as one of the best meals on Maui, skip the pricey version at Merriman’s.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Merriman's Hawaii, General Manager at Merriman's Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Aloha we are sorry to hear about your experience. Please email me at danielle@merrimanshawaii.com so that we can resolve this issue. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Merriman's on the suggestion of my brother in law. He said they had the best Mai Tai's on the island. He was right! We were very happy with our experience here. Service superb as was the food. We will be returning.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was fabulous, location easily the best ever!!! Just not to happy with a 3 course prefix dinner with so much food that dessert was hard to eat. At $120 they could have had a four course meal with smaller portions. I really hope they...listen. 4 courses!! smaller portions!!! alohaMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent dining experience. Love the use of local ingredients and creative dishes. The prix fixe dinner makes this an expensive evening and unfortunately, we got the worse table in the restaurant. We missed out on the ocean view and sunset but I guess someone...has to get the worse table and we drew the short straw this time. Dinner was excellent and loved the pace of dinner and the excellent service. My chocolate dessert was out of this world good. Everything was first class quality.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect meal but our server was not the friendliest. In any case, food was excellent. Fix Price 3 courses and everything was great. My wife and I had Poke & the pork quesadilla, then lamb shank and diver scallops. Desserts were great as well. What...can I say. Merriman’s knocks it out of the park again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the backdrop of a beautiful Maui evening on the water and excellent food, this was a special night for us.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a truly special evening meall with wonderful views of the ocean and a sunset in paradise, Merriman's is the place to go. Due to Covid, they are serving a Prix Fixe meal at $95, but the appetizer and entree choices they offer are excellent....Gary, our waiter, was top drawer and exceeded expectations for what we've come to expect as always top drawer service. Reservations can be made a month in advance; as it was, we had to add our names to the Wait List. However, rather than getting an impersonal email to let us know a spot was open, a few days after adding our names we got a long-distance phone call offering us a dining time. This, to me, is one more of example of Merriman's commitment to a good customer experience. For a special night out, Merriman's is our choice!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited hundreds of restaurants on two continents, this is definitely the number one. The stuff was professional, friendly and knowledgable about the food

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there for dinner. did a walk in. sat at the bar. stye require vaccinations and a security guard checks I.D and vaccination cards. reservations have a no show charge so pretty much everyone shows. the bar seats had the same menu and of course...the food was awesome. we had the filet and the scallop dinners.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and, if you do nothing else while on Maui, get here at least once. The service from the moment we walked in was exceptional. Our server Grace was phenomenal! The views, the food, the drinks-all exquisite. Had a sample of their...scallops that were honestly the best we have ever had. Their tomato salad is light and very flavorful. Mahi Mahi was tremendous. This was such an amazing dining experience that we will try to make it back again before our trip is over.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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September 12, 2021|
Response from WaltWinesWell | Reviewed this property |
Aloha. I suggest calling the restaurant directly. They are always very helpful and I am certain that they will be able to assist you.
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February 16, 2021|
Response from MOG808 | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Merriman's Maui

Yes, Merriman's Maui is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Merriman's Maui is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5