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All 2 Puako Restaurants


68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808 885 6622
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Puako
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:30 am
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

GORGEOUS setting with fresh and delicious food to match the setting. Also, service was attentive but not annoying. Highly recommend!!!!

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Northern California
14 reviews 14 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is then only restaurant that really serves dinner. The only other option is the snack shack by the pool which serves finger food. The prices are outrageous even for Hawaii. The food falls short on many levels.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We celebrated our 35th anniversary at the Captain's Table in the Canoe House. To start with, the views are incredible, none on the island can compete, even the Beach Tree at the Four Seasons. It is so expansive here. The service was impeccable while being friendly. Just perfect! Everyone made our special evening very memorable. The chef, Alan Hess, was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Although we are the lucky few who own 2nd homes on Hawai'i's Kohala Coast, at the Mauna Kea Hotel, an equally great hotel is 5 miles south. And, the Bay Terrace for brunch outshines any other hotel on the coast. Move over 4 Seasons, move over Kukio. Move over Mauna Kea, the Mauna Lani Terrace brunch, outdoors, in the most... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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238 reviews 238 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Canoe House offers a tasting menu and it is well worth every cent you pay for it. The chef finds out what types of foods you don't like or are allergic to and then creates a five course menu based up that information and what is locally available. the result was spectacular. I ate foods that I would never... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The quality of the meals and the ambiance are excellent. I've dined here at least four or five times in the past and was not disappointed. Expensive but worth it.

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Morgan Hill, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When it comes to an ocean front dining experience on the Big Island, few capture the ambiance of the CanoeHouse. It is quite picturesque how the palm trees line the shores. Came here after a round of golf for a drinks and a few pupus. The drinks here were the best I had on the entire trip, mixed to perfection... More 

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is probably the nicest setting for an evening meal that you can imagine. The patio is lovely with torches and a serene islander crooning to you with his guitar while the sun sets behind waves crashing to the beach a couple yards away. You could tell they were going for a Hawaiian Asian fusion vibe and it all sounded... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

CanoeHouse has a beautiful location on the beach a Mauna Lani Resort. Go early and watch the sunset. Both the food and service are good, but not great. It is a very pleasant and romantic place to eat dinner but there is very little to excite a foodie.

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Cambridge, MA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were way more impressed with the food and atmosphere at Ulu, which is essentially the same concept - outdoor fancy restaurant at a nice hotel with the spotlighted ocean in front of you while you dine. The service was good but the food was only so-so for the price. We didn't bother having dessert, being unimpressed by the entrees... More 

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Additional Information about CanoeHouse

Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808 885 6622
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim

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