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Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(866) 977.4589
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Ranked #13 of 70 restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Austin, Texas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our party of 8 had dinner here and really enjoyed it. We sat outside and the views are unbeatable. The service was top notched. I had filet mignon and it was wonderful. If I had to give one downside to the evening it would be that after the sun set, it got very dark. So much so that I couldn't... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed your dinner at Manta and appreciate your comment about the lighting. Our menu is evolving continously so we hope you'll return to enjoy dinner again soon. Mahalo. More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The setting of this restaurant is really fabulous--beautiful ocean and beach views with indoor and outdoor dining. The manu seemed great about a decade ago, but now it seems very very tired. If they could upgrade the food to a destination restaurant, this resort would be perfect in every way. As it is for this vacation, we are only eating... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Owner at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your remarks. You'll be interested to know that our new executive chef who has been on board less than a month is looking forward to enhancing the dining experience at our signature restaurant. More

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not quite as big as when we were here last and it was on the main patio of the Mauna Kea but it was still fantastic. Great food quality. We opened the place up and closed it down. It was a very pleasant way to spend part of the day. Even told a couple that we met at the luau... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for enjoying the Sunday brunch at Manta & Pavillion Wine Bar. It is truly an island tradition and we pride ourselves in great food and service with aloha. Hope you'll return soon. Mahalo. More

Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Yes, the fresh to order banana mac pancakes are amazing.. .the best in Hawaii. And they can serve a delicious Iced Tea with a fresh spear of pineapple... But that's where it ends. This restaurant is a disaster. The service is all or nothing and the breakfast buffet and dinner offerings border on inedible. Why this amazing location and incredibly... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha. We are somewhat taken aback by your comments. We are researching your remarks and appreciate the opportunity to make improvements. Mahalo. More

Beverly Hills, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was really a special treat to have dinner here because it's a gorgeous restaurant with an excellent wine selection and the food was great. I'm surprised that anyone had anything other than the best service and experience because we were so well taken care of and found the service to be a 10. Our food was delicious - we... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and thank you for dining at Manta. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Camano Island, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've come her many times in the past and it's been very good. This time I came for breakfast and was immediately not greeted by a very inattentive and seemingly lazy server. We waited to place our order since she said she'd be right over, instead we watched her fall all over herself to please the "older customers." We were... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha. Our apologize that your breakfast was not up to your expectation. We regularly receive rave reviews for both our food and service so we are surprised by your remarks. We are looking into the situation. Mahalo. More

Orlando, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We're in Hawaii on the Big Island for an anniversary trip, and had been looking for information about a good place to go for brunch on Sunday (the day after we arrived). My wife found enough reviews about the great outdoor views and wonderful food at Manta (the restaurant and co-located wine bar at the Mauna Kea Resort). Given the... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha. We are very surprised to learn of your less-than-satisfactory experience at our brunch and we apologize. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food and excellent service and we will thoroughly research your concerns. Mahalo. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First off, the view from Manta was by far the best view from any restaurant that I've been to. Any seat at the restaurant will give you an unobstructed view of the beautiful Hawaiian sunset. That being said, the food was equally perfect. We had the goat cheese ravioli and lobster ravioli for starters. Both we're cooked to perfection and... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for joining us for dinner and then sharing your positive comments! We happy you enjoyed not only the setting, but the fun and delicious food as well. Mahalo. More

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

my wife and i came back to mauna kea resort again this week after spending a fabulous week here last fall. Barry the manager at Manta's was there to welcome us back and greet us with some new appetizers. crispy shrimp, thick cut bacon is the best. the entree were very tasty using very fresh local ingrediants and the dessert... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for returning to Mauna Kea Resort and to Manta....and for sharing your positive review about some of our new menu items. We hope you'll return again and again. Mahalo. More

San Diego
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner while visiting the island on vacation. We were staying at another resort but wanted to try Manta since we are wine drinkers and intrigued by this place. We made a reservation days before and we were told time slots were wide open, so we hoped for a nice table... More

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MaunaKeaResort, Manager at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Mahalo for your comments which we are certainly looking into so that improvements can be made. We thank you for dining with us and extend congratulations on your anniversary. Aloha. More

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