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“Perfect for our last night in Hawaii” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
68-1292 South Kaniku Drive, Mauna Lani Resort, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
808-885-5910
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Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Woodinville,WA
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56 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Perfect for our last night in Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Knowing we'd be ending our vacation, we decided to make reservations at Napua, as it was close to where we were staying at the Golf Villas at Mauna Lani. It was marvelous! Reservations accepted. Easy parking. Our fish was served perfectly, the service ( especially the wine server) was personal and outstanding, the music added a lovely touch to the evening. We were given a table near the outside of the former Beach Club, and enjoyed viewing the nearby beach, and watch our final day turn into night. A bit pricey, but wine prices reasonable. Worth it!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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124 restaurant reviews
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“Ate 3 dinners in one trip, think it's great and it allows corkage!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Although we had not planned to do so, we wound up having 3 dinners here in a 2-week trip. The combination of food, service, location, and value was compelling compared to alternatives north of the Four Seasons.

The restaurant is located at the Mauna Lani Beach Club; the parking lot is open to restaurant patrons at dinner…ask when you reserve. Reservations are wise since it’s quite popular with hotel and condo guests and homeowners in the resort. The site is beachfront, with sweeping views of the Kohala Coast and Rift Zone, but not sunset views due to the angle. So plan your meal time accordingly if you want to catch sunset from the hotel area or around the Point.

Service is warm and professional. This reflects the caliber of staff and management commitment to training.

The wine list is small but thoughtful. They have a $20 corkage fee. We took advantage of this the second and third dinner and brought champagne over from Foodland Farms (chilled it in the room refrigerator and had it iced there).

We especially enjoyed the fried green tomato and crab appetizer, the ribs, and the duck confit. Most memorable is the haupia (coconut cake) dessert—well worth the calories!

Before tip, dinners cost $135 (including 2 glasses of wine and one dessert), $126 (including corkage and one dessert), and $141 (including corkage and 2 desserts).
We definitely will have more meals at Napua and look forward to returning next trip.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Serving a Great View with Your Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

On our recent visit to the Mauna Lani condos, we used this beach most every day.
Lunches there are good. I found the fish tacos to be tasty. My husband had the ahi sandwich. We ordered drinks there once. The service is friendly, the food is good and the view is the number one reason to go.

Visited January 2013
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Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Perfect atmosphere and yummy food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We think this is the best place on the big island! The atmosphere can't be beat, overlooking the beautiful private beach at Mauna Lani. Our waiter was fabulous, great service. Wonderful live music, mellow. Food: fantastic poke appetizer, hubby had the ahi, which was perfect, I enjoyed shrimp and catch of the day. Perfect spot for a special meal. It's spendy, like every nice place in Hawaii, but this is our top choice for fine dinning on the Big Island.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Setting is a 5”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Unfortunately I only thought the food was average. Beautiful spot on the ocean with great ambiance. Had lunch there after a wonderful snorkel off the beach. Lots of tiny nats flying all around near the foliage was annoying. Fish tacos were not that good. tuna sandwich again, just ok. It's not bad, but it could be better in the food area. Can't beat the setting.

Visited January 2013
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