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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 #14 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
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Return trip to have dinner with friends and as always such a great place to eat and enjoy the view. We all ordered the Mahi and Ahi and was very good. The only negative is the service was awful and real slow. I had to go tell the waiter who too busy playing with wine for another table to give... More

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

Aloha and mahalo for dining with us. We are glad to hear your meal was enjoyable. We sincerely apologize that the service was not up to our standards and we will address this immediately. Mahalo. More

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great setting, decent service, typical American attempt at fine food, seriously expensive. For this kind of money they really should nail it. Uninspired menu, with presentation an after thought.

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

Aloha and mahalo for your comments - we always appreciate knowing what our guests are thinking so that we might continuously improve. Aloha. More

Thousand Oaks, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The view is lovely and it is wonderful to dine outside and enjoy the beauty of Hawaii. The food was delicious and service was excellent. I was impressed that they knew I was Gluten Free since my HH had asked them prior to our arrival. This was first time I was offered a Gluten Free bread basket at a restaurant.... More

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

We thank you for your comments and are happy you enjoyed your "Gluten Free" dinner with us. Hope you'll return soon and enjoy the views...and another great meal. Mahalo. More

Sun City, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Manta is the really nice restaurant attached to the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We tried to eat there the first two nights we were there but it was closed. It was worth the wait. From the moment we arrived we could tell it was a first class restaurant. We sat outside with a beautiful view of the hotel grounds. Our... More

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

Aloha and thank you for dining with us! We're happy you enjoyed your dinner and hope you'll return and dine with us again soon. More

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
26 reviews 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
101 reviews 101 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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