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Merriman's Poipu

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2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Poipu Road)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the macadamia nut encrusted mani, which was served with spicy garlic broccoli, roasted mushroom sake reduction, and macadamia nut brown rice. My husband had the filet, and substituted extra garlic mashed potatoes for the ordinary sides. Everything was delicious, service was excellent, ambiance very pleasant. The meal was a bit pricey but certainly worth it for a special... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a nice and romantic dinner while vacationing in Kauai. The cocktail list was impressive, the fish was delicious ( husband had macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi and had tempura shrimp and Ono. Sides were delicious and the pineapple bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream was something I will not forget. High end, great service, dining room was... More 

Thank Betsie49
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to leave the very flash but ultimately samey same hotel restaurants behind and give Merriman's a visit. So glad we did! We were warmly welcomed and quickly shown to our seats with a view over former plantations towards the setting sun. Our waitress Jordana was excellent with a great knowledge of both the dishes being served and also the... More 

Thank Getinmabelly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every time I eat at Merrimans I am pleased. The service is excellent and the food delishious. They have the best MaiTai on the island.

Thank RCornejo
Southern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Watched the sunset from our table. We split an excellent Caesar salad, although we had to split it ourselves. I went for the lamb chops, excellent and well prepared. My wife had the tempura prawns and Ono, this dish was Ok. Large prawns but the ono was a tad tough. Both dishes came with tasty accompaniments (you do not have... More 

Thank braidmacd
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and tried their sausage/pepperoni and their pork/pineapple pizzas. Both were very good but I would have to give the pork/pineapple the nod if forced to choose one. The crust was very thin and crisp, just the way I like it. Good service and nice outdoor seating. I would return.

Thank 758Paul423
New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Locally grown and fresh foods and fish! Great service. We also happened to meet and visit with an employee whose family we know!

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Las Vegas, NV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service and food was excellent! We enjoyed the cocktails. Our server recommended several and we enjoyed them all! We got the Ono ceviche for an appetizer and were wowed by the freshness! For dinner we had the macadamia nut crusted and wok seared fish combo, adding the half lobster. We also had the tempura Ono and shrimp. Every bite... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

July 12th. High quality Hawaiian slack key/singer. Played the classics extremely well. Server (Sean) and sommelier (Jerri Lynn) were outstanding. The Somm had a true understanding of the nuances of each wine we inquires about and then some. Her recommendations were superb for reasonable prices. She put together a great list in little Poipu....Kauai is starting to build quite a... More 

Thank Las_Vegas_expert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A memorable evening on the last day of these outstanding holidays at Kauai. What an excellent dinner. Fresh prepared fish is their speciality and we truly enjoyed it !

Thank Matthias T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
International, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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 Kalanikaumaka Street #G-149, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Poipu Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: 18087428385
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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