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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stay at the Mauna Lani every year and had not tried the Canoe House for a few years. Went again yesterday. Service was horrific. Server spent most of her time talking to a couple at the table next to us who she apparently knew. She delivered the food but never came back to see it had been prepared correctly,... More 

Thank Steven T
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Canoe House was AMAZING! Everything from the rolls they brought to our table to the chocolate truffles at the end did not disappoint! We went two nights in a row because of how delicious our meals were and how beautiful the setting was. I would highly suggest asking for a sunset view table! As for the food I would... More 

Thank Heidi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, the view is better than the food! Usually go with friends and the atmosphere is fabulous! Nice service.

Thank PattieFree
Sunset, South Carolina
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had not been to Canoe House for 15 years or so and were interested to see if it was as good as we remembered. It was! The night was very windy and we requested an inside table for our 7PM reservation. We arrived a bit early and was told there were a few parties that were ahead of us for... More 

Thank Robert B
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one of those memorable meals at the Canoe House where everything , and I mean everything, was just about perfect. Arrive early for your dinner reservation and take the opportunity to stroll around the beautiful grounds of the Mauna Lani. One of the fish ponds near the restaurant even includes small hammer-head sharks. At the Canoe House, you... More 

Thank DoctorM
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, you, and service was excellent. Everyone in our party had something different and enjoyed what they ate.

Thank Milleroms
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waiter was a tad pushy for us to order, not very busy, so kept putting him off to enjoy. Expensive wine, expensive everything, so 2 hr dinner was about right for $$$$$ + $$$$$ tip

1 Thank Vail2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Captain's Table at the Canoe House is a wonderful experience. Although it seats up to 8 people. Chef Allan Nagun's philosophy is to offer only to one group. So my wife and I had this large elevated table to ourselves with an unobstructed view across the patio to the ocean. The meal is leisurely and superb cuisine. We have... More 

Thank Coleman M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sunset location and the table had view as requested. The abalone was delicious and the lobster appetizer was a good choice. The chefs seafood special was seasoned perfectly. I would have liked a larger selection of fish. Extra special we were celebrating my husband's BD and they served him a lovely dessert. We were full and pleased with a... More 

Thank 2-2th-dox
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't even think of leaving the Mauna Lani Hotel without eating at The Canoe House. It is a wonderful place to dine with large or small groups and an magnificent atmosphere. The food is amazing.

Thank unclelow

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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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?