Delicious, fresh, local, and quick.
Posted on 12 / 13 / 2010
Mermaids is one of my top choices to eat on Kauai anytime I am home for a vacation.
It is located on the east side of Kauai in Kapaa, right on the highway.
They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, though I have only ate lunch and dinner here before.
Mermaids is a hole in the wall, one room open air kitchen with counter service. There are a few sidewalk seats and counter stools, so if it is busy, you might want to get it to-go and eat it on the beach.
Everything is made right in front of you so you can tell them more or less sauce or extra anything. The service is very friendly.
The food is typical mix of sandwiches, plate lunches, salads and wraps. They have freshly brewed iced teas and lemonaids.
The most popular item on the menu is their ahi wraps . I cannot vouch for this since I am vegetarian,but I can say that ALL of my friends that have EVER eaten them die and go to heaven for them. They tell me the fish is always fresh and seared to perfection.
I have had a variety of sandwiches that are always great. My favorite item is the tofu satay wrap. It comes with homemade peanut sauce, lots of sprouts, brown rice and herb salad. I crave it all the time. It is perfect after beach snack.
Since it is located right on Kuhio Highway, Mermaids makes an easy location to stop by on your way home from the north shore or on your way up.
Kapaa town has interesting shopping in that area. Mermaids is also located conveniently on the half way mark of the Kapaa to Kealia bike path.
Local, Made fresh
Limited menu, Closes early