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All 69 Kohala Coast Restaurants

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 #19 of 69 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The meal at Manta was all you would expect at the prime restaurant of a resort the caliber of Mauna Kea. Setting, service and food were all top notch.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had friends who were staying at the MKB, and we met them for dinner here. Beautiful outside dining was our choice, and we enjoyed the sunset as we ordered. My wife had the Kalbi veal, I had the fresh fish special, which was a local snapper variation similar to opakapaka. My friend had the same, and his wife the... 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. We hope to see more of you now that you've "discovered" Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar. Mahalo. More 

Victoria, TX
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Sadly, the Mauna Kea and Manta Restaurant have decided to do away with the live music provided by the excellent keyboard musician, Karl Kasberg. There is now no entertainment at Manta, and this was really the only reason we went. The food is only average at best and the service is sometimes significantly lacking. Prices are astronomical. Now there is... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate that you enjoyed the music at Manta as we have enjoyed our relationship with Karl for many years. We hope to revisit the possibility of music in the future. More 

Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a sunset dinner on Manta's terrace last year, and we went back when we visited the island again this year. We were, however, incredibly disappointed and won't be going back again. The food is quite good, but very pricey (as in $48-$49 per entree), and the location is lovely, but this year, the service was... More 

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

We sincerely apologize that the service you received was far from what we are known for and what we expect of our staff. Thank you for your comments and we are researching the situation thoroughly. Aloha. More 

Alaska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Mrs. frsbdg had been wanting to try the Sunday brunch here for a while now, so we finally did. It's spendy, but definitely a high-end buffet. No "Golden Corral" fare here, though. Serving starts at 11:30 am, so there are plenty of breakfast and lunch items available. There's bound to be something for everyone, and the real challenge is taking... More 

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

We hope you saved room for a "Maunasada," one of our tasty malasadas! Either way, we thank you for joining us at the famous Mauna Kea Sunday Brunch and hope you will return soon. More 

Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

View + Ambience Fantastic Food + Service very disappointing Cocktail Menu - Lava Flow with ice cream at top of menu -this had me worried - Really tropical's? Ok go with glass of wine - safe choice (i was expecting signature martini or mojito something exciting) Ok the food menu looked on par - but fell apart on delivery Waitress... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for your comments. We do value hearing from our guests and we again apologize that your dining experience was less than satisfactory. Our new chef is currently working to update the menu so there are exciting plans in the works for Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar and we hope you'll consider giving us another opportunity to... More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have previously eaten at this restaurant and loved it, but feel compelled to share this experience. We made a reservation to celebrate a 50th birthday with a sunset meal. The restaurant opens at 6, and the sunset at about 5:45. We asked if we could be seated at our table to watch the sunset, but were told "No". Okay,... More 

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

We apologize that your experience was less than perfect. We have addressed your comments with our dining staff. The fish we feature is fresh-caught in local waters and delivered to the resort daily; it is absolutely not frozen. We do not shortcut any steps in creating fresh food daily and are proud of the local and sustainable products throughout the... More 

Puget Sound
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Marvelous four-course pris-fixed Christmas menu with a perfect wine selection, light ocean breeze, moonlight reflection off the ocean and the sound of waves crashing on the beach - a truly charmed dinner. The sashimi second course offering and the mango chocolate cheese cake dessert were both excellent. The main course was fine, a bit more than I needed, but my... More 

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

Mahalo for your comments and for celebrating the Christmas holiday with us at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar. We hope you'll return soon. Aloha. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I enjoyed eating at the Manta. I believe it's stunning view increases an already wonderful dining experience. I had a wonderful smoked bacon and scallop followed by an awesome onaga dish with mango and tomatoes. The dinner is finished with worlds best soufflé. Next time on Hawaii island dine at Manta🎣

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

We're happy you enjoyed your visit with us...and we agree that along with the views, those souffles are delicious. We hope you'll return soon. Mahalo. More 

Wenatchee, Washington
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188 reviews 188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We were not staying here but went twice with friends for breakfast which was pricey but excellent in every way . The stating outside with ocean views added to the excellent food and service. Great spot for a long relaxing breakfast.

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

Thank you for joining us for breakfast. We, too, appreciate the beautiful views and are happy you enjoyed it, along with your dining experience. Mahalo. More 

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Additional Information about Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar

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