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Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(866) 977.4589
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This restaurant is at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Today
6:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delicious View…And the Food Good Too

You could not ask for more…a spectacular sunset followed by a gorgeous array of orange and yellow hues against a cobalt blue sky, seating on a beautifully appointed patio overlooking the ocean beyond. A gentle breeze. Fire torches dotting the landscape around. The restaurant decor is beautifully... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Dave M
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. It is expensive, but we decided to splurge to celebrate my birthday. I don't mind paying for good food, and at these prices I was expecting really good. I was sorely disappointed. I got the grilled ono, which was very tender and fresh, but lacked flavor. The rice it came with was very... More 

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

Aloha - we sincerely apologize that you did not enjoy your meal. It is our goal to always exceed expectations and we are sorry we fell short on your special occasion. More 

California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

located on a wonderful property, spectacular view and ambiance, excellent friendly wait staff, inventive delicious well prepared and cooked food. Can't go wrong. We started with a very nice bottle wine and shrimp wantons which were delicious. followed by an Asian pear salad that was not only beautiful to look out but tasted great. A fantastic paring of sweet and... More 

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

Aloha and mahalo for dining with us and sharing your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope you'll dine with us again soon. More 

La Jolla, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We recently dined at the very special and beautifully scenic Manta Restaurant outdoor terrace. We shared a delicious farm-to-table salad with wonderful fresh greens and the catch of the day fish, which was grilled Ono. The meal was fabulous and the service very attentive. They take very good care of their guests and therefore, it was a wonderful dining experience.... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us! We are delighted you enjoyed your dinner and hope you'll return soon. Mahalo. More 

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

You could not ask for more…a spectacular sunset followed by a gorgeous array of orange and yellow hues against a cobalt blue sky, seating on a beautifully appointed patio overlooking the ocean beyond. A gentle breeze. Fire torches dotting the landscape around. The restaurant decor is beautifully appointed with dark wood, Polynesian-Hawaian accents, perfectly set lighting yielding a relaxed and... More 

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

We are happy you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to sharing your comments with the team at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar. We hope you'll return soon if your travel plans bring you our way. Mahalo. More 

Huntington Beach, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we visit manta several times a year. unfortunately, it's not going in the right direction. the setting itself is the best of any hotel restaurant on the big island but the food is simply nothing special. i will say that is the case for most of the higher end hotel restaurants. if you're expecting a great meal at manta, brown's... 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 are in fact working very hard to make meaningful changes and updates to the menu of this, our signature dining venue. We are confident that under the leadership of Manta's chef de cuisine and our hotel executive chef, you will be happy with what you discover when you next visit. More 

Glendora, California
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My husband and I had our last night in Hawaii dinner here and we were not disappointed. The service is impeccable-your wait staff is quite attentive, different people bring you water, take your plates, take your order, bring you your food, etc. You truly feel catered to. The wine menu is quite impressive! Loved having the option to pay to... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar and that the food , service and ambiance did not disappoint. Mahalo. More 

Seattle
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First, the view is unbeatable. I have no problem paying resort prices. It is part of the drill. The food quality was pretty good. What was really disappointing were the cocktails: A 12 buck vodka roks, fine. But give me a decent drink ok? I called the server's attention to it, and she then brought me a "double" charging me... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us and for sharing your comments. Our sincere apologies about your drink. We have shared your comments with the appropriate team members so that they are aware and will improve in the future. Mahalo. More 

Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We loved the Manta terrace restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach hotel. Beautiful ocean view over a fragrant garden. The food was To Die For. We had a very creative lobster salad appetizer, veal chop and opa entrees in an enchanting atmosphere. In the evenings, below the terrace, they shine a light on the water which attracts fish and Manta... More 

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

Happy anniversary! We're glad you chose to celebrate with us and that you enjoyed the evening. More 

Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a late dinner here our first night at the hotel. The food was good and the lilikoi soufflé that we split as a dessert was delicious. After dinner we walked down the path to watch the rays feeding. They also have a nice fire pit that you can hang at after or while waiting for your table

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

That souffle is delicious, we have to agree! Thank you for your comments and we're glad you enjoyed the ambiance that is Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar - inclusive of manta rays and the fire pit! Mahalo. More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Manta restaurant, located in the famous,MaunaKea,Beach hotel, has incredible food, service and view. The lobster,salad with local microgreens was delicious, as,was the local catch ('ono, ahower and mahi). Be sure to order the souffle. ..chocolate or lilikoi. Scrumptious! !

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

We have to agree! The views...and the food are great. Thank you for dining with us and we hope you'll come back soon. Aloha. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: (866) 977.4589

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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?