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Hawaiian Vanilla Company

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43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
+1 877-771-1771
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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387 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not to missed since this place is so unique. A family-created and run operation since 1998, they strive to do their best! There is food available but you must book in advance for the special lunch.

Thank ResourceTeacher
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

highly recommend- my teenagers loved learning about how vanilla is grown and tasting all thedifferent foods.

Thank Mike M
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had only heard about the Vanilla Company through reading through TripAdvisor (thanks TA contributors!) and decided it looked good enough to make the hour and 15 min trip from the Fairmont Orchid. It was WELL worth the trek! The "TL:DR" version is it's a haul to get to as it's in the middle of nowhere, do the lunch as... More 

Thank AdamTilly
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Didn't get to do lunch, but thoroughly enjoyed the VERY interesting tour. Learned lots of new ways to use vanilla and now that I have learned how to make my own, I will never buy vanilla extract again! Be sure to buy some of the vanilla soap, it was a huge hit as a gift for friends at home.

1 Thank ellenj211
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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188 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Friends took me to the Hawaiian Vanilla Co for lunch and a tour. What a surprise! Located up Mauna on the beautiful Hamakua Coast, this family-run business offers tours, products, and information. We started with a yummy lunch - shrimp appetizer, burgers, potatoes, and a fantastic salad of local greens, goat cheese, pecans, tossed in a vanilla/balsamic dressing. Everything was... More 

1 Thank GlobalTutu
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Family run business explaining everything you wanted to know about vanilla. And there's food and ice cream incorporating this wonderful flavor. They'll also teach you how to make your own vanilla extract and have a supply that never runs out.

1 Thank Tom M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the lovely lunch featuring of course the use of vanilla in unexpected ways. Absolutely delicious!!!! The tour that followed was very informative and answered many questions about what it takes to grow vanilla bean pods and ripen them for use. The family run enterprise is remarkable and worth the 90 minute drive from Kona.

Thank Deflouey
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Really enjoyed visiting the vanilla farm yesterday with my Mum. The lunch was delicious and the tour very informative. The whole family is involved in the operation. It is rare, and inspiring, to find people so passionate about what they do! Was recommended by a friend, and I will be recommending to others.

1 Thank lonealbatross
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A visit to the Vanilla Company was recommended to us by a local Marriott customer service rep, and it turned out to be a really enjoyable experience! Worth the hour drive from the Kohala Coast. The owner, Jim, and his sons were outstanding hosts, servers, and tour guides. The lunch with everything vanilla-infused was really good and very generous in... More 

1 Thank Jim H
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Delicious food, every course had vanilla in it. Very interesting tour of the orchid house, had no idea of the labour intensive production of vanilla before this tour. Highly recommend taking this tour and luncheon, you won't be diappointed.

Thank Lesley F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Paauilo
  • Phone Number: +1 877-771-1771

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