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“Very Nice Indeed!”
Review of Merriman's

Merriman's
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Kapalua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Dine in the most stunning ocean front location in Maui, directly on the point of majestic Kapalua Bay. Merriman's Kapalua offers a farm to table concept, with 90% locally sourced award winning menu, showcasing the islands freshest fish, seafood, meat and produce. The opulent restaurant offers indoor-outdoor seating, spectacular sunset views, a modern open-air bar, and oceanfront lounge and fire pit.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had a very nice birthday dinner at Merriman's last night. The fish of the day was excellent, in all ways. Preparation, Taste, and Presentation! We had a lovely server in Debby, who nicely accommodated our picky 9 year old son. The wine list was respectable. The ambience and view were amazing! Better than shlepping to Mama's on the others side of the island.

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Thank Robert Y
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The views, the food, the drinks, the service, the experience! We had planned this trip for a long time and had a date night all to ourselves. The unanimous recommendation was Merriman's and I can see why! Everything about the evening was stunning. HIGHLY recommended ... and get there early to see the sun set.

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Thank Leavingonajetplane21
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Food and drink were good, service was great. We were sat on the rail and had a spectacular view of the sunset. The view is the drawcard here.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Go for the outstanding food & the extra treat is the view! Valet parking. This location is breathtaking & if you are fortunate to be there around 5:30-6:30 for sunset, you are in for an amazing show, compliments of Mother Nature. Our server was very nice with great suggestions. Very attentive as well. We ordered the fish special at $49 each & it was amazing. The veggies it was served with as well as the polenta with a butter glaze topped this dish off perfectly. Their special drink is the merman's Mai Tai at $16. Be sure to order it with extra foam - if you like Mai Tai's, you will enjoy this one. The prices are expensive but what a great way to enjoy a delicious meal as well as a beautiful sunset.

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Thank DDDFJD
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Please note that this negative review is not based on the actual food since we did not end up eating here, but on the treatment received. We are visitors from Canada and I made a reservation at Merriman’s several weeks prior, hoping to celebrate a romantic evening with my husband on our last night in Maui. Since the reservation was made well in advance, I requested a romantic table with ocean view, ideally on the terrace. This request was followed up by a phone call closer to our arrival. On the date of the reservation for 7 pm, we received a text at 3 pm saying that the outside deck will be closed ‘sorry for the inconvenience.’ We honoured the reservation nonetheless, assuming they would have a lovely window table for us inside. Upon arrival, we see that the outside terrace is ‘closed’ due to a private event. Surely they would have known about this well in advance? We arrived five minutes ahead of our 7 pm reservation. The restaurant was unbelievably crowded and noisy. We were told to go to the bar and our table would be ready in less than ten minutes. We went to the bar where only one seat was available. My husband wanted to order something on tap, only to be told that they had run out. The couple next to us who ordered Caesar salad were told that they had run out of croutons. Others around the bar were returning drinks. We said we would wait half hour and after having done so, simply decided to leave. There were masses of people waiting for tables. Five minutes after we left, we received a text saying the table was ready and to close out the bill at the bar. Management should have offered to cover my husband’s beer for all the inconvenience. I texted back explaining that we had left and told them why; there was no text in return by way of an apology. For a high end restaurant with equally outrageous prices, this is beyond unacceptable. In a place such as Boston, New York and so forth, they would never survive.

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