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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
+1 808-885-6822
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped in here after a long day hiking around. It was very pleasant. I love Waimea. So green and such a great temperature. Merrian's is a perfect restaurant. It is a long big room with nice big windows on either side to see the...More

Thank Jdp107
Reviewed July 29, 2015

In Kamuela on the island of Hawaii. There is a nice garden outside. The food is very good but expensive.

Thank CarolKanani
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Merriman's is one of our favorite restaurants on the Big Island of Hawaii. We've been there every trip and it is always a great experience. Would recommend going there if your plans permit.

Thank Gary T
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Merrimans (Waimea) is billed as the flagship restaurant, noted as "the original Home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine". We booked for dinner as a family group of six adults, and first impressions were good - the muted, intimate ambience, with comfortable chairs and spacing between tables,...More

Thank mikebarie
Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was, by far, our best meal we had in Hawaii this trip. The service was impecabale. Our waitress was very knowledgable, she was able to answer every question we had. All of our food was brought out promptly and was cooked just perfect. The...More

Thank kiki77381
Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant could nearly inspire me to mske a trip to the Big Island for dinner...and I live in Michigan! Actually, who needs an excuse to come to the Big Island...but the point is, Merriment's is a must-do if you're in Hawaii. They have a...More

2  Thank Dave21204
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Despite how it might appear no different from the outside, Merriman's is delightfully upscale inside both for its atmosphere and it's service. The food is excellent as well. My wife and I stopped in mid-week for lunch. The menu is diverse and covers a range....More

1  Thank cbed90
Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am in love with Merriman's restaurants in Hawaii. Peter Merriman has created multiple restaurants on the islands and they are all fantastic. However, this was my first visit to the flagship spot in Waimea. We brought the kids, so we had to eat a...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a lovely birthday here. My partner and I are both vegan and they accommodated us so nicely. They even printed a vegan menu for us and gave us a very nice 4 course meal which was so nice! I gave it 4 stars...More

Thank Berker88
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Take the time to go up to this restaurant. We went for lunch twice and once for dinner. I would make a reservation for dinner. The food is all from local area farms and is amazing. Try the chocolate purse dessert. You will want to...More

Thank Happy_Life50
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we bring in our own bottle of wine and does anyone know what the corkage fee is? Thanks.
December 21, 2016|
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Response from Miki G | Reviewed this property |
Yes we brought our own wine but I do not recall the corkage fee. They have an excellent wine list as well. Much better than most island restaurants.
Is there a dress code - can I wear shorts, flip flops and a nice shirt or do I need to wear pants and filp flops?
October 20, 2016|
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Response from LoisonMaui | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is a fine dining establishment. I think you would feel more comfortable wearing slacks and a nice shirt. It isn't really a shorts and flip flops type of place.
Are kids allowed at this restaurant?
October 12, 2015|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Yes Children are allowed...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $75
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1227 Opelo Rd, Opelo Plaza, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8401
    (Highway 19)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6822
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the Big Islands farm community is Peter Merriman's original restaurant; Merriman's Waimea. Chef/Owner Peter Merriman is one of the founders of Hawaii Regional Cuisine and uses 90% or more of local produce, fish and beef. All dishes are handcrafted to highlight the natural flavors of each menu item. Our award winning wine list has selections for all to enjoy. Merriman's knowledgeable and friendly staff will guide you through a culinary experience you will not soon forget. We look forward to serving you!