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Merriman's Kapalua Review

mander | Dec 28, 200909:48 PM

Just came back from Merriman's Kapalua. Can't make up my mind about this restaraunt.

Setting is spectacular and the wine list is excellent. Try as I may to like the place, it is afterall a five minute walk from our condo, I can't decide. Everytime we've been there have been disappointments and each time it is something different.

This evening ordered striped marlin sashimi appetizer and entrees of mahi mahi and ahi for my wife and I. Server informs that instead or marlin it is opakapaka tonight. Even better I think and say OK. Server brings appetizer and apologizes that is in fact ahi tonight. I reject it saying I need to reorder as I don't want two ahi courses. He says OK and then comes back with opakapaka. Great I think (but wonder why he didn't just serve that to me in first place) and the appetizer is wonderful.

Trouble is halfway through the appetizer our entrees arise. Clearly the kitchen hasn't slowed down our order after the mixup. We send them back asking that they arrive later and be fresh. They arrive later clearly having been heatlamped. What to do?

Well we cut our losses and decided not to complain again. At what point do you stop telling people how to do their jobs at a high end restaraunt and write the place off?

Did order desert though and the cocunut malasadas were fabuluous.

Merriman's Kapalua
, Lahaina, HI 96761

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