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Merriman's Poipu

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Wed, 1/16
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Kalua Pig Quesadilla
Fresh Island Ahi Poke
Kona Lobster and Crab Cake
Crispy Kunana Dairy Chevre
Fresh Island Ahi Poke (GF)
Kahuku Sea Asparagus, Crushed Avocado, Grove Farm Sweet Potato Chips
Tahitian Style Ono Ceviche (GF)
AI Farms Tahitian Lime, Shaved Young Coconut, Cucumber, Jalapeno, Cilantro
Keahole Lobster Ceviche (GF)
Avocado, Aji Amarillo, Local Citrus, Sweet Maui Onion, Toasted Coriander
Kunana Dairy Goat Cheese and Kauai Fresh Fruit Jam (GF)
Organic Wheat Bread
Kona Lobster and Crab Cakes
Local Orange, Avocado, Watercress, Salsa Verde
Coconut, Sweet Corn and Clam Soup (GF)
Kalua Pig Quesadilla
House-made Kim‏ Chi, Mango Sweet Chili Sauce
Steamed Chili Pepper - Garlic Clams
Kim Chi, Fresh Saimin Noodles
Bulgogi Spiced Kauai Prawns (GF)
Cucumber Kim Chi, Korean Pepper, Citrus Vinaigrette
Peter’s Original Caesar
Kailani Farms Organic Baby Romaine, Fried Green Tomato
Kailani Farms Kale and Butter Lettuce (V)(GF)
Kauai Roots Hearts of Palm, Roasted Beets, Kauai Orange, Red Quinoa, Sweet Onion, Grilled AI Farms Meyer Lemon-Smoked Local Honey Vinaigrette
Crispy Kunana Dairy Chevre
Kula Strawberries, Sweet Local Onion, Hirabara Farms Earth Grown Lettuce, Cassis Vinaigrette
Merriman’s Fish House Features Locally Caught Day Boat Fish
Fresh Island Fish Special
Nightly Presentation, Fresh Local Ingredients
Merriman’s Original Wok Charred Ahi (GF) - caught by Captain Cody Kimura
Won Bok‏ Cabbage Slaw, Wasabi Soy Sauce 40/35
Olive Oil Seared Mahi Mahi - Caught near Niihau by Nathan Berg
Herb Gnocchi, Umi Farms Kale, Lemon, Local Squash, Fresh Tomato - Garlic Sauce 37/30
Macadamia Nut Crusted Monchong - Honolulu Fish Block
Sake Mushroom‏ Reduction, Moloa’a Green Beans, Roasted Eggplant 41/36
Butter Poached Keahole Lobster (GF)
Hawaiian Sweet Corn - Jalapeno Whipped Potatoes, Hirabara Farms Spinach, Marinated Tomato, Basil Butter
Add ½ Butter Poached Kona Lobster $+25.00
Can’t Decide? Choose Two Entrees to Create Your Own Duo Plate
Grilled USDA Prime Filet of Beef (GF)
Sweet Corn - Jalapeno Whipped Potatoes, Chili Garlic Broccoli, Hawaiian Ginger – Kauai Shrimp Butter 49/43
Marinated Colorado Lamp Chops (GF)
Olive Oil - Scallion Roasted Potatoes, Rainbow Chard, Tomato Chimichurri
Pan Roasted Jidori Half Chicken (GF)
Yukon Gold Potatoes, Hirabara Farms Spinach, Local Mushrooms, Natural Pan Sauce
Hanalei Taro Enchilada (GF)
Spiced Enchilada Sauce, Grilled Asparagus, Aged Cheddar, Garden Cilantro
All Sides are (GF)
Garlic Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
Local Green Beans & Roasted Eggplant
Chili - Garlic Broccoli
Ono Organics Beets with Local Chevre
Sweet Corn - Jalapeno Whipped Potatoes
Hirabara Farms Rainbow Chard & Eggplant
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
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a group of 10 and a couple ladies don’t eat a large variety of seafood and asked for grilled shrimp and they wanted to up charge for it. Less food and more money?? The special was good and appetizers were worth it. Just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank joelj226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was hoping to sit by the edge to watch the sunset but we had a tree in the way of our view. Service was attentive. Delicious Mai Tai's. Had the steak special which was too spicy for me, the meat was good. Partner had fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank susangsays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi is the absolute best for either lunch or dinner. In this second floor restaurant, you have a wonderful ocean view - this is an open air setting so the winds blow through...you are definitely in Kauai. Downstairs they have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alice D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for happy hour and to try the Mai Tai as recommended by a friend. The Mai Tai was over the top! Great flavor and the Lilikoi foam is phenomenal. We also tried a margarita - big mistake, tasted like a bottle mix....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly wonderful meal. For Christmas there was a pre fixe menu with a nice variety of choices and amuse bouches. Within our family, appetizers included a strawberry salad with fried goat cheese, poke, and fresh pasta with truffles, mushrooms and asparagus. All excellent. For mains...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chuckbtravelin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 recently had dinner and enjoyed every aspect of dinner. The atmosphere was terrific with pleasant live music. Our poke appetizer was the best of many pokes we had on the island and all of our main courses were top notch (the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank XMP898
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In over 30 years we have never had a problem with any service provider for a member of our family who has been wheelchair for 30 years. Tonight was a first. In any other situation we have ever been in, service providers have gone out...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Noted for its excellent food this time we simply enjoyed their happy hour. We enjoyed their signature drink lily koi and pork quesadilla. Excellent. Lovely setting Recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BKL33458
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden but great dining experience. I admired the unique lighting and decor of the restaurant. If u want a great view make a reservation! The service was great and the food was delicious. My husband & I enjoyed the ceviche & catch of the the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vyasbach
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the place on Kauai for a special dinner. The seafood is all top quality, super fresh, well prepared and delicious. Yes, it's priced accordingly, but worth it at least once while you're visiting, or for a special occasion. The dining room has an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cary L
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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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