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CanoeHouse

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Asian, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808 885 6622
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6:00 am - 5:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic evening by the Pacific Ocean

My husband and I were staying at Mauni Lani and saw people having dinner at Canoehouse. We decided to go and check it out. We didn't have a reservation and I was worried that we wouldn't get a table, thank goodness we were a pair and got a table outside. The appetizer was amazing, I had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
AlohaTray-ceeL
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing service. Wine list was only OK, but food was fantastic and setting was lovely. I preferred the Canoe House to Browns at the Fairmont. The setting is nicer, the food was better, the service was better. It felt relaxed. Be sure to make a reservation!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Second time here equally enjoyable. The location sells itself but the quality of food keeps you coming back. The attention to detail on everything from the salads (which the Cesar was awesome) through dessert show one thing - pride. Get the Creme Brûlée. OMG Live background acoustic music is always and excellent touch and it was well placed with adequate... More 

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The canoe house was a pleasant surprise, especially after reading some disappointing reviews, but nothing is ever perfect ;-P we really enjoyed our dinner, and actually came back a second night. The seafood dishes were excellent, the ribeye was outstanding, and the kids dishes were perfect! The views are amazing and were blessed with a spectacular sunset dinner our second... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I show up at this place and let them know of our reservation, "Is it under another name?" No it's under my last name. After five minutes of questioning the hostess says, " you are 30 minutes early." Like it is my fault she didn't recognize our name. We stop at the bar and get watered down coke. We waited... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

When you are looking for a great view, delicious dinner, normal portions and terrific service go to CanoeHouse. Definitely lived up to a yummy farm to table menu. We selected the restaurant for our last night in Hawaii based on the trip advisor reviews. So happy we did. Our server Rosie was the best! Thanks for a great evening!

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband and I were staying at Mauni Lani and saw people having dinner at Canoehouse. We decided to go and check it out. We didn't have a reservation and I was worried that we wouldn't get a table, thank goodness we were a pair and got a table outside. The appetizer was amazing, I had the cheese plate (with... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had one of the best dinners of our many,many trips last night. the chef Clayton is off the charts good and the service and outdoor seating were some of the best we found..

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a great restaurant on the beach. My wife and I had cocktails while watching the sun disappear into the ocean. We had appetizers of abalone and pork ribs. The twice cooked ribs were fall off the bone with a yummy BBQ flavor served over garlic flavored root veggies. The abalone was served in a shell over a bed... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I felt that the food was just OK, but the prices suggested otherwise. We were staying at the Mauna Lani, where Canoe House is located, so it was a logical choice for dinner. We were there twice and the meals we had were fine, but nothing spectacular.

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The setting is beautiful. You're sitting outside listening to the waves crashing and a man playing Hawaiian music. The wait staff was friendly and the food has a wonderful presentation and is quite tasty. However, with the view, comes the price. If you're looking for a romantic dinner and price isn't too much of an issue, this is a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: 808 885 6622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Monday
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Friday
6:00 am - 5:30 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 5:30 am

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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?