Perhaps the best food on the big island of Hawaii can be found at Merriman’s Waimea, near the Kohala Coast’s resorts. Definitive poke (tuna sashimi cubes), succulent pulled pork, sparkling vegetable preparations that rival Alice Waters’s, and pastry chef Beverly Kypfer’s spectacular desserts make this gem worth the detour.
Merriman's Waimea is open for lunch Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM, and open for dinner daily, 5:30 PM-9 PM. Reservations can be made by calling (808) 885-6822, or online.
Merriman's - Waimea,
65-1227 Opelo Road ,