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Mermaids Cafe

4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
+1 808-821-2026
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“wraps” (68 reviews)
“ahi” (105 reviews)
“satay” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking around downtown Kapa’a looking for dinner. I’m glad we decided not to shell out to eat at a fancier place, because the coconut curry at Mermaid Cafe was excellent. I wanted some vegetables in my life, so I chose the coconut curry...More

Thank Erin Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was nice, friendly, busy place for lunch right on the main road through Kapaa. Staff person was friendly. We tried the satay chicken with stir fried veggies. Portions were generous. Would go here again. The wraps looked good, too!

Thank dirkskm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just the proverbial "little hole in the wall" kind of place but the food is wonderful. All dishes are made to order with excellent, fresh ingredients. The folks there are super nice!

Thank swimmer123jcc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in downtown Kapaa in a little walk-up storefront. Good food, large portions, reasonable prices. They have a few picnic tables and about 6 bar stools along the wall, so limited seating. They usually take credit cards but the day we were there they were...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried several of their wraps over several days, and everything was excellent! My wife loved the shrimp, and she hates shrimp! We'd be regulars if we lived on Kauai. Mermaids offers high quality flavor combinations that aren't run-of-the-mill. Mermaids is open later than many...More

Thank Dallas D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little yellow stand between two buildings is unassuming and you wouldn't think to stop here uhh nless you see the food. We did a side-by-side comparison with another taco place right down the road and their chicken tacos (Kapaa tacos) were mich better. You...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Shared this wrap, it is enough for two people, it was delicious and very well prepared with a great wasabi cream holding it all together! The Ahi was very generous, and cooked to perfection!

Thank DonLynski
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

On the main thurofare, but worth the street noise in the background. The food is plentiful, delicious, and prepared while you wait. Excellent variety at a walk up cafe that delivers a product beyond expectations. This is the best food I've ever had at this...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My boyfriend and I came here while we were waiting for our hotel room to be ready. It's a little hole in the wall place that doesn't look like much, but I found it in the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, who had given it one of...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is comparable to a food truck/hole in the wall restaurant. It's surrounded by bigger mexican restaurant but it's the best in town. We are veg so while it wasn't tofu tuesday, she offered to put tofu in the tacos. The tofu had great flavoring...More

Thank Anish S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-2026
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