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“Great views...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of HAU Tree Gazebo Bar

HAU Tree Gazebo Bar
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Ranked #42 of 69 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Gainesville, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great views...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great views of one of the best sand beaches of the big island. Ate lunch there and the Mahi sandwich which was very good, but pricey. Expect to pay very high prices for the view and above average food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
midwest
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“great place to eat right on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Can eat lunch here daily and dinner some nights. I do love the grilled mahi mahi sandwich and the cobb salad is very good. It's pretty pricey for lunch but very convenient if you are spending the day on the beach.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I can't believe the negative reviews I have read about the Hau Tree. I ate there 4 times while staying at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and I was never disappointed. The mahi mahi sandwich, the ovaltine shakes, and the turkey club sandwich with avocado and bacon were all delicious. The ovaltine shakes may seem odd, but they are delicious and I have made them since I returned home to bring back memories of my time at the Mauna Kea.

Service was always superb and on my last day,eating lunch before going to the airport, the waitress refilled my tea and then, without asking for it, brought me another iced tea to go for the drive to the airport.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Rafael, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
1,140 helpful votes 1,140 helpful votes
“Lunch at the Beach.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This rating is comparing to other beachside restaurants. We ate lunch here while staying at the nearby Fairmont. We wanted to check out other hotels. This was not easy to get to with our baby and stroller, but once we were there it was decent. Most of the beach view was blocked by beach chairs though. The menu was limited, but the food was pretty good. I had a salad with avocados and artichoke, it was pretty tasty. We thought the service was very good, but that might be because we said we were comparing this to the restaurants at the Fairmont. It was slightly less expensive than the Fairmont. The hotel also looked very nice, but we didn't look inside the rooms. If you eat here, i would tell them you are comparing ( if you are) restaurants and you might get better service. If you think this review was helpful please check that little button that says so. Thank you.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lihue, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Perfection by the sea.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012 via mobile

The food: stellar. Wagyu beef burger cooked perfectly, salad greens crispy and fresh with ripe avocado. Nice wine selection. Kids menu has great choices. Setting: unbelievably gorgeous beachfront dining. They were super busy, but our server Ashlynn was excellent. Can't say enough about this place. Portions were sized great for the price as well (compared to the tiny portions and high prices at Beach Tree at Fouf Seasons).

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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