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Merriman's Poipu

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2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571 (Poipu Road)
+1 808-742-8385
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just walked up with 9 people. They adjusted tables and had us all comfortable within minutes. Our waiter was very nice, and tried hard, but did make a couple of mistakes with drinks (mango icetea never showed up, passion fruit drinks mixed up, etc) but nothing major. Food was quick and good, with a range from pork quesadilla, fish... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice table in the corner for our somewhat large group. The food was good but slightly below expectations for this price-point. Service was fine but again slightly below that at similar prices restaurants. Suggest you also look at Rumfire which is just down the road.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for late afternoon snack on downstairs restaurant. Before 5:30, they have 25% discount on food as well as discount on wine and beer. Fish taco and Kahlua pig carnita were very nice. They also have pizzas and burgers and salads on the menu. Service was friendly and good.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been at least 6 times. Always return when on Kauai. The service is always great and the cocktails creativity made to accompany a fabulous wine list by the bottle or glass. Fresh fish dishes vary considerably but you can always count on their ahi and macadamia nut white fish of various catches. The chocolate silk purse dessert will... More 

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Thank jblmdmba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate downstairs for lunch. Kids loved their pizzas and my kale salad was wonderful! The burgers and pork tacos were also hits!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got reservations for dinner for 8:15. Arrived and was seated promptly. I felt that this reservation time was a little late for the crowds and the restaurant was quite empty. I did not have really high expectations since the menu seemed more fussy then inviting. However, the food and service was outstanding. DH ordered a seafood pasta of the day... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Merrimans Fish House (upstairs) 2 times during our stay on Kauai. Both times we had Erik as our server. We eat out 3-4 times a week due to business and we meet a lot of restaurant staff. Erik is by far one of the most professional, knowledgeable , genuine and caring server we have... More 

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Indiana
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and sat outside with a view that looked like a vineyard. The food was excellent, however the service was very slow and no apologies or bothering to clean up when the waiter spills the drinks while serving. We were starving when we went but the food was well worth the wait!

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poipu
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beware that this establishment adds a 20% gratuity on your bill for groups of 6. This is on alcohol as well. What is more insulting is the fact that there is a 2% surcharge on good for the kitchen, which again is a top regardless of what they say. I guess their prices are too high to include it in... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Merriman's (upstairs) 3 times in the 5 weeks I've spent in Kauai and it is my favorite restaurant on the island, as well as that of all my co-workers. The service is tops, the food is consistently excellent and the atmosphere is open and airy. As a bonus, if you go on Friday or Saturday evening there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2829 Ala Kalani Kaumaka St # G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-8571
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-742-8385
Description
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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