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Ocean Bar & Grill

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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
(808) 885-2000
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Prineville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere. Too bad everything else kind of ruined it. The food was pretty good albeit very overpriced for what it was. The service was completely subpar. Never asked for another service of drinks. Barely made eye contact. No one smiles there. They Didn't want to engage us at all. I would have been better off to go to the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 781 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We had eaten here twice last year and thought the bbq ribs and chicken were great. So we came for dinner one night while staying at the hotel. It was a mixed experience. Service was friendly but very slow. We ordered a pizza to start, then ribs. Long long long wait. I would have ordered a drink if anyone had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We had eaten here twice last year and thought the bbq ribs and chicken were great. So we came for dinner one night while staying at the hotel. It was a mixed experience. Service was friendly but very slow. We ordered a pizza to start, then ribs. Long long long wait. I would have ordered a drink if anyone had... More 

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Soquel, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Ocean Grill is perfect when you want to see a beautiful sunset but don't want to get too dressed up for one of the more expensive beach side restaurants. Great drinks and food. My husband said the fish and chips was one of the best he ever had as the fish was not coated but grilled lightly so you... More 

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San Jose, California
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178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

This place has fantastic views, especially at sunset. They food and fancy, boozy drinks are great too. Actually,they have access to the hotel kitchen, so it's more than your typical pool side grill. The Mai tai was strong. Woooo-weee! The server said, "oh yeah, it's all alcohol except for about a shot and a half!" Try the tiny bubbles. Really... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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279 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The new Mauna Lani manager Rodney Ito seems to be making some changes forvthe better and one is seaside dining at Ocean Grill. The mune is somewhat limited, but the chef's BBQ specials are excellent. I had the ribs...well trimmed, lean, tasty sauce, falling off the bone good. My husband had the chicken, also great BBQ. He really likedthe brownie... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We waited 20 minutes after being seated before anyone came by to wait on us. We complained and the assistant GM was very responsive and ultimately acted as our waiter and waived our wine corkage. The food was good but over-priced relative to the numerous great options up and down the Kohala Coast.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We ate breakfast here and enjoyed the views as well as the friendly service. The food was good, typical breakfast buffet with excellent fresh omelets.

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Eugene, Oregon
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We ate dinner here our first night. My Mahi Mahi tacos were excellent but my boyfriend's burger was lackluster (days later he is still saying he should have ordered the tacos). The bar is cute and inviting but $12 for a glass of wine discourages staying long (beer is more affordable). The menu could be streamlined and be more appealing... More 

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Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I was just thinking that the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows was missing an awesome bar. We decided to have lunch at the Ocean Grille which has bar seating and services the beach. This grille prepared an outstanding Mahi Mahi sandwich that was on par with the best I've had which was in Aruba. Fresh and with a fresh white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: (808) 885-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?