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Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 866-977-4589
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The setting of the restaurant was very nice. Unfortunately the rest of the visit was average at best. Service was poor. Food very average yet prices were very high. We visited several other very good to excellent restaurants in this area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Mauna Kea for 6 nights and purchased the package that included breakfast. The buffet was very diverse and had high end options. Lots of breakfast meats, eggs Benedict and always good warm, sweet options and plenty of bakery options too. Wish they had some more veggies, but they had lots of fruit (I don't usually eat... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Manta on our last night in town and what a treat. To see the Mantas up close while the guided tour swam with them down below was magical. The food was good and pricey, although my ono was a thicker cut and the inside was not cooked. But...as I love poke, it was fine... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the manta for dinner on both trips to the big island and both times have had a great experience. Yes, I do feel it is a touch expensive for what you get(but where isn't in any resort on the Kohala coast!!??) but given the view, ambience and great service I feel it is a worthwhile investment. To... More 

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Texas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Played the Hapuna Golf Course three times during our 2 week stay. Loved it! Also, had dinner at the Manta Restaurant - outstanding food and service. We arrived 30 minutes prior to our reservation and found the manager's reception in process - the manager himself invited us to attend (we did not stay on the property) to enjoy a glass... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Had dinner here while staying for a few days. Some of the best seafood around. Excellent view and ambience.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for leaving your lovely review about your dining experience with us at Manta, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We are thrilled you enjoyed not only the gorgeous views and ambience, but that you love the food as well! We cannot wait to welcome you back again soon, as our esteemed guest and patron. Plenty more seafood... More 

San Francisco, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The setting for this restaurant is amazing, the service is friendly, the menu looks interesting with some out of the box options. The starter Caesar salad was wonderful, as was the bread basket. The entrees were a bit lacking. We had the chicken curry (with a side of tasteless lentils) and the short rib loco moco (which just had way... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for taking the time to leave your review about your dining experience at Manta, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the setting and service, but we'd like to apologize that you felt the food quality and value was lacking! We are so sorry, and we will be forwarding your comments... More 

Kennebunkport, Maine
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Manta is appropriately named since the restaurant overlooks the point where one can view Manta Rays at night. The setting is tremendous. We ate at several excellent restaurants on the Big Island where the location was a large part of the attraction (Brown's, KPC, Manta). Manta was the best overall with an excellent meal and service augmenting the great location.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for your lovely review about your experience at Manta, at the Mauna Kea Resort! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience, and thank you for taking the time to leave us this winning review of our favorite restaurant. We cannot wait to have you back as our esteemed guest, once again! Mahalo, and A Hui Hou! (Until... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is the fine dining restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort and the food is really good. The ambiance cannot be beat with a fine view of sunset and the ocean. Expect a really great experience and expect to pay for it.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you so much for taking the time to review our fine dining restaurant, MANTA and the Pavilion Wine Bar! It is one of the fanciest and most exceptional restaurants in all of Hawaii, and we are thrilled that you had such a perfect experience! For your next special occasion, we hope to find you back as one... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This was so good a few years ago. It's undergoing construction but that shouldn't affect the food quality. Worst dinner we had on the island and the priciest. Very romantic spot overlooking the ocean. Service was spotty and when we needed someone no one was to be found. Brought out a bread basket of fried crackers and what we were... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you very much for your review, and candor. As most hotels, sometimes the guest experience may slip through the cracks. This is something that we never want to happen again at Manta, and we would like to formally apologize for your experience there. We are currently finishing our renovations and expect everything to be back up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 866-977-4589
Description
In the mornings, the open-air bay view restaurant is home to a legendary breakfast buffet with made-to-order waffles and omelets, fresh tropical fruits and juices, healthy whole-grain cereals and tasty pastries. With the sunset, the ambiance changes as Mauna Kea Beach Hotel chefs prepare fresh culinary dinner delights in Manta's exhibition kitchen and the Bar & Lounge area come to life. The restaurant's award-winning wine list enhances the dining experience.

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