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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
+1 808-885-6622
06:00 - 05:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 05:30
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, super surprise for a beach-front restaurant that was so conveniently located. We were blown away by the ambience and service, not to mention the menus and preparations. I have never had conch prepared like this and it was fabulous. The lamb chops were also amazing as was the ahi tuna. and My colleague will tell you to try the... More 

Thank SJHMesa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from this amazing. They don't open until 5:30 even the bar - we were 15 minutes early and they sent us to the beach bar?? I was dressed for dinner I wasn't going to walk over to the pool to get a drink. I had to return my mai tai twice because it was very sour, even after... More 

Thank Tina T
San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I vaguely remember coming here maybe 18 years ago, but it felt like a new discovery. Atmosphere is excellent. And while our waitress was a little cooky, it was in a good way. Good food in a nice place without pretentiousness is always welcome. And is the food good! My starter was the most amazing dish. Sesame crested mochi wrapped... More 

Thank sfimporter
Los Angeles, California
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved this place. The food was fantastic, the view is even better, and the service was on pointe. Would definitely come back.

Thank kcharlotte
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit in 18 months, the food is good, good wine selection, service friendly and informative but we found the experience a bit soulless this time.

Thank Gary S
Frisco, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is absolutely fabulous. Service was wonderful, the wine list was great, but the food was just ok.

Thank CA-TXBeachGirl
Sao Paulo, SP
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150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the drinks were amazing. There was also live music that was surely a charm. The staff was suboptimal and often a bit pushy.

Thank oviajador
Detroit, Michigan
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our meal at Canoe House was quite expensive considering tells tiny portions. We had a wonderful time staying at Mauna Lani but next time will dine elsewhere.

Thank hobsonmedia
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to end (or start) your Big Island vacation with a wonderful evening I would highly suggest the Canoe House. This was our second time (first time was 8 years ago) eating at the Canoe House and we were excited to go back. You simply can not beat the location and the view of the restaurant - located... More 

Thank travelingbuddyMaine
Urbana, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Staff and food continued to delight us during our stay. Menu offered items that are true to the area yet other items to remind of home

Thank remko b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6622

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?