Merriman’s Fish House
Twenty-Five years ago, no one dreamed of growing vine ripened tomatoes, fresh sweet corn or crisp baby lettuce in Hawaii. Sugar cane and pineapple plantations dominated the farming landscape, and most food was shipped to Hawaii from thousands of miles away.
Chef Peter Merriman had a vision for the growth of local agriculture and the potential of Hawaii’s rich volcanic soils. He along with twelve other prominent chefs encouraged farmers to grow local fruits and vegetables, raise meats locally, and start a healthier more sustainable Hawaii.
Peter Merriman is proud to be known as the pioneer of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine Movement, and feature authentic Regional Cuisine at Merriman’s Restaurants. Showcasing 90% locally sourced menus of fresh line caught fish, grass fed meats and Hawaii grown produce, the authentic flavors of Hawaii await you at Merriman’s, The Home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
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.