Hawaii Mom Blog: Merriman's Honolulu Opens at Ward Village




June 22, 2018

Merriman's Honolulu Opens at Ward Village

A visionary pioneer of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Chef Peter Merriman opens his newest restaurant, Merriman's Honolulu, at Ward Village.

Merriman's Honolulu's design is a medley of different concepts, paying homage to Hawaii, while reflecting a bistro-style ambience.

The new restaurant will serve a menu of dishes utilizing sustainable and local ingredients, including familiar faves from other Merriman locations, and each dinner guest will get a taste of Prosecco (after all, Chef Peter believes that each night is a night to throw a party!).

Last night I attended a media event to preview a few of the dishes ahead of tomorrow's grand opening.

Kualoa Ranch "Smokin Oysters" on the 1/2 Shell
 The oysters are presented to the table in a smoke-filled dome!
Tako & Country Bread
 The Tako is served "escargot style" - it was so delicious!
Fish Taco
Housemade tortillas are topped with fish, avocado, and a roasted habanero and pineapple salsa.
Tableside Poke
Poke is prepared tableside, with guests being able to note their preferences (spicy, more green onions, etc.).
Keahole Lobster Pot Pie
Huge pieces of lobster, scallops, and Small Kine Farms mushrooms filled this hearty pie.
Garlic Butter Keahole Clams
 The clams were tasty, but everyone raved about the accompanying dipping bread.
Kalua Pig Quesadilla
I had the Kalua Pig Quesadilla at Merriman's Gourmet Pizza & Burgers on Kauai, and I once again enjoyed it.  It was served with house made kim chee and a mango chili sauce.
Sprouted Rye & Organic Cream Cheese
The sprouted rye, organic cream cheese, roasted Aloun Farms broccoli, and Maui Tomato was a fave of our table.  I did not think I would like the broccoli and cream cheese, but all of the components worked!

Molten Chocolate Purse
The Molten Chocolate Purse is a staple dessert at Merriman's.  A decadent chocolate filling is enveloped in phyllo dough, and is sure to please any chocolate-lover!

Bread Pudding
The Bread Pudding, consisting of Maui Gold pineapple, macadamia nuts, and a rum butter sauce, was favored by our table of the two desserts we sampled.

The food was great, and I especially loved the desserts.  I already have plans to return!

Merriman's Honolulu
1108 Auahi Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

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