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Merriman's Poipu

2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
+1 808-742-8385
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a fantastic anniversary dinner. Food was cooked perfectly. The servers were all very attentive and worked together to provide a World Class experience.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Merriman's twice on our recent visit to Kauai, although we stay in Kapaa. We found out that the restaurant has been sold to a large corporation. However, our experience was the same as in the past. We love the concept...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had never eaten at Merriman's in the 5 visits to Kauai. Our intention was to just have dessert, but after arriving we thought maybe we should try someting on their dinner menu. My husband had the wok seared ahi, served rare, and it was...More

Thank singlestep74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been wanting to eat here for years but staying on the west side made driving that distance at night not something we wanted to do. Since we are in poipu for the week we decided this was the time to go. My first...More

1  Thank swj1051
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a treat to ourselves for our anniversary dinner and had requested a window seat, which we got in a corner overlooking the shops and restaurants, not the sunset side! Very busy foot traffic and our waiter had far to many tables...More

1  Thank asteen59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good yet not stellar place for dinner. My Opah was tender and moist, and my wife's seafood paella met expectations. The menu is filled with fresh, local items. A bit on the pricey side.

Thank Q472PNdon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on recommendation from the hotel concierge, we celebrated our anniversary at Merriman's. The food was excellent. Service was outstanding.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend by our tour guide to try the Mai tai's here. They certainty were hand made and very yummy, the best we have tried in Hawaii!! The local bar tender was friendly and great to chat to also. We also had the salami and sausage...More

Thank TLL05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and drink upstairs with warm evening breeze through the open windows. All of your usual fine dining choices like lobster, steak, etc. but very well prepared, good service and extensive wine and drink menu. Their signature lilikoi foam mai is worth trying. I...More

Thank cameragirl555
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended Merriman's and we were so glad we booked a table. Out of the complex we thought this was the best restaurant. GREAT service, good menu focusing on local produce, nice ambience and FANTASTIC cocktails.

Thank Elisabeth D
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Response from Jennie318 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but agree the top level is more fine dining and the children would be better suited to the lower levels. This was a lovely restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8385
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In a casual yet elegant setting of an Old Hawaii Plantation, Chef-Owner Peter Merriman serves his unique style of Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Kauai's Poipu. A pioneer in the "Farm to Table" concept, Peter serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught, using only sustainable methods. His international menu items are prepared in a manner that highlights the natural flavors of these fresh and local foods. Located in Poipu, we feature both mauka (mountain) and makai (ocean) views as well as sunset views over the Kukui'ula resort. We offer a premium bar upstairs, a downstairs cafe for casual dining, and over 1,000 bottles of wine in our cellar. Our facilities can host private parties and meetings. Our aloha-friendly staff, with a food and beverage knowledge second to none, will ensure that you have an extraordinary dining experience.
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