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Review of Mermaids Cafe

Mermaids Cafe
Ranked #45 of 130 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Loud but good. Around the right side (one eats outside), the music was too loud to9 talk erasily. In the front, music less loud but at least this Saturday night, the motorcycles and hot rods were out in force. Chicken coconut curry excellent. Conversation less so. SUch is life.

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Thank UrsaMajor23
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This small, counter-service cafe was always busy. The wait could, at times, be long, due to the size of their kitchen, best rest assured that your food is made to order. The staff works very hard to keep up the pace, but they are so popular they fall a bit behind during busy meal times. Still, it's worth the wait. And, you can call ahead if you're in a rush. They are on the main street in Kapa'a, so place your order and spend a few minutes browsing the neighboring shops (like the bamboo store) while your food is prepared. They are convenient to the Bike Path and they are opened later than some neighboring restaurants. (So many places in Kauai close early!) I recommend both the burrito and the noodle plate -- huge, delicious portions. I would definitely visit again.

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Thank Christine C
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The first time I came here, the restaurant was already shutting down, but all the staff welcomed us and told us that we could still order dinner. We all shared each of our selections (Chicken Satay plate, Coconut Curry Chicken and Tropical Tacos) and we all loved everything.

Thank Bruddhashark
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This small hole in the wall has a lot of charm and good music. We had two of the wraps (nori and cilantro) the fish was terrific, but the flavoring was way too strong and killed it. Also way too much rice, turning an otherwise healthy wrap into an uncomfortably filling meal.

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Thank Yoshikaz
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Mermaids Cafe is tucked snugly into the heart of Kapa'a's main shopping area and, when you visit, memories of your meal will be tucked just as snugly into your heart. We made a point of stopping here during our trip to Kauai after having read the glowing Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. My wife, a notoriously picky eater, enjoyed the chicken focaccia sandwich and I thought the Ahi Cilantro Wrap was fantastic! Another person in our group ordered the Ahi Nori Wrap and gave it high praise as well.

We ordered our food to go because all the tables were full when we arrived, but the timing of orders seemed to work out so there were natural transitions and no one was left without a seat after receiving their food while we were there.

If you're in Kapa'a and your stomach is grumbling (heck...even if it's not) between 11 and 9 every day, make sure you stop by and give Mermaid's Cafe a shot!

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Thank Doug_J_MO
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