Merriman's Restaurant for dining in Waimea on the Big Island Hawaii

Merriman's Restaurant
Home of Hawaii Regional Cuisine
65-1227 Opelo Road
Kamuela (Waimea), Hawaii 96743
Phone: 808.885.6822
Fax: 808.885.8756

Local ingredients are the standard at Merriman's Restaurant in Waimea on the Big Island


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In addition to earning several top culinary awards, Merriman's Restaurant in Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii, is the leader in the movement to support local farmers and growers. Dozens of family farms, both multi-generational and first generation, supply Merriman's with the freshest products. Most farm organically.

Executive Chef Peter Merriman is the co-founder of this movement, which began 15 years ago and is now widely known as "Hawaii Regional Cuisine." Peter and his acclaimed culinary staff often use 90% fresh, local ingredients for their dishes, a standard that is unsurpassed within Hawaii's thriving culinary landscape.

Hawaii Regional Cuisine presented by Peter Merriman at Merriman's Restaurant on the Big Island


Dinner Nightly:
5:30 - 9pm
Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Reservations Recommended
Wine List
Live Music
Take Out Available
Groups, Catering:
Group menus available. Call us for more information.
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Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for over a decade
Ilima Award, Best Restaurant, Hawaii Island, 8 Consecutive Years
Hale 'Aina Award, Best Big Island Restaurant, 15 Consecutive Years
Best Chef Northwest & Hawaii, James Beard Foundation, Three Times Finalist
Gourmet Magazine: Top 5 Hawaii Restaurants

Signature dishes include the wok-seared ahi; daily preparations of the Kahua range-raised lamb and the vine ripened Lokelani tomatoes, often served with blue cheese, anchovies and capers which accentuate the tomatoes' peak, natural flavors.

Peter is a three-time James Beard Award nominee and his restaurant is selected as one of the top five restaurants in Hawaii by Gourmet magazine. For an impressive ten consecutive years, Merriman's has earned the prestigious Hale 'Aina award as a restaurant of distinction.

"His Wok-charred Ahi is to die for."  San Francisco magazine
"Everything at Merriman's ... features the freshest local ingredients paired in exciting ways."   "Merriman's revolution has had wide-ranging effect throughout the Hawaiian Islands."
New York Times   Boston Globe
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