Address: 62-100 Kauna'oa Dr. Waimea, HI 96743
Hours: Monday to Sunday - Open Daily from 5:30pm to 9pm
Location: Waikoloa Beach Resort - Kohala Coast, Big Island
Parking: Guest and Complimentary Valet Parking
Directions: Headed on highway 19 north from Kona, Hapuna Beach Hotel entrance will be on your right approximately 30 mins from the airport.
Official Website: Meridia Restaurant
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On the slopes of the Big Island's Kohala Coast, lies a famous resort called Hapuna Beach Hotel by Westin. Midway throughout you will find one of the best dining options in luxury and comfort. Meridia as we all know it, is home to one of the best menus in Hawaii for fantastic food complimented by a resort setting that will rival any other. Once you enter the grand entrance through the front lobby after leaving your car at the valet, you will make your way down several sets of tiered stairs towards the oceanside. Meridia is located approximately halfway down on your left hand side. In the evening the beautiful Meridia custom sign meets in guests upon seeing a hostess or host to take you to your table. A most casual spot serving elegant Mediterranean dishes with a Hawaiian touch. There are several fantastic drink options as well as wine choices galore. The kabocha squash bisque is superfluous and tasty.
Al fresco seating and a crude bar area all complimented by their house made artsanal bread. Meridia is Hapuna's newest signature dining destination. Sunset cocktails add to an already perfect picture setting. Their handcrafted libations are full of exciting flavor and an already momentous occurrence. Very few restaurants in Hawaii offer the ambiance that Hapuna Beach does. It is an iconic place with historical significance on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Some flavorful options include; Waimea Greens Salad, Grill Octopus, PFA Flatbread, Almond Crusted Ahi, and the Seared Scallops. As if that was not enough here are some more; Island Mushroom Risotto, Pork Milanese, Suateed Island Mushrooms, and Grilled Baby Rack of Lamb. In 2018 Meridia opened it's doors to everyone with an authentic and thoughtful full on remodel. The $4 million undertaking was so worth it that now when you are there you slip away into your own mesmeric world.
From the Hawaiian Island, Hawaii's own Chef PeterAbarcar Jr. takes on this career lead as Hapuna's very own. He enjoys pairing ethic flavors and mixing varieties to come up with new and exciting tastes and results. An outstanding and imaginative chef he comes from one of the top culinary and conscientious backgrounds possible. the comfortable lounge offers handcrafted cocktails making everyone's evening is memorable and unlike any other. A tremendous environment with plenty of community and visitor support, this restaurant is sure to be championed for years into the future. The entire Hapuna Beach Hotel has always been a Big Island of Hawaii staple and go to place. However, now that it has seen multi million dollar construction improvements, it is hard to want to go and visit anywhere else. At Meridia much of the inspiration is founded upon the island's beauty.
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