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Brown's Beach House

1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
+1 808-885-2000
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The pluses - great location, beautiful views, very nice ambience (the live guitar player was great and really created a good vibe) The negatives - The food was decent to average. Specifically, the sirloin was pretty grizzly and not up to par at all. And...More

Thank Pablo V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would say overall our meal was good. The bread basket was awesome. I loved the garlic in the macadamia nut hummus. Our meals were good except oddly, the macadamia nut Mac and cheese came a little bit cold even tho everything else was hot....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We made reservations for our anniversary dinner about 5 days in advance. Browns is in the Fairmont Orchid hotel which was not far from the resort we were at. Valet was complimentary which was nice. The table we had was on the edge of the...More

1  Thank LMcFred
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, great food, loved the turtles shoreside. Highly recommend. Service was excellent

Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined as a couple our last night of a 5 day stay at the Fairmont. Beautiful outdoor seating under windy but warm (enough) skies. It was surprisingly cool for Hawaii. We did not need it but staff were at the ready with towels to help...More

2  Thank Randyhol
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful breakfast with about 80 people. They did a wonderful on the bacon and the buffet was well varied with items.

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I were traveling on the Big Island and we decided to splurge on dinner. It was well worth it. Our server Alice was wonderful & so knowledgable & pleasant. The specialty mule drink was delicious with the candied ginger. We had the...More

Thank ncyankee61
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in this area, and at the Fairmont Orchid or the Mauna Lani in particular, there are two seemingly similar ambiance-focused outdoor/indoor upscale restaurants to chose from: the Canoe House at Mauna Lani and Brown's Beach House at the Fairmont. Choose the...More

Thank FrozenMe
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to see the neighbouring campus from Mauna Lani, and felt the atmosphere was more special at Brown's. The service was very good, the food was excellent, the wine choice was good, and the overall prices were not terrible (but not cheap!)

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very delicious and delightful dinner at Browns. The service was outstanding “Nick”. We started with an ono appetizer. Followed by a golden beet salad split for two. I had a amberjack fish encrusted with crab. Hubby got rare tuna for his entree. Great...More

Thank Ryla_M
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Response from ladykona | Reviewed this property |
Browns would be more than happy to help with your generous and thoughtful gift!
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August 25, 2016|
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Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
Go 45 minutes before sunset..Eat at HaleKai which is 150 feet to the right. Make dinner reservations there. It's the same sunset. Brown's BH is way overpriced and we do not find the food good enough to warrant the cost... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-2000
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The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore. Innovative, Big Island inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors from locally grown, sustainable agriculture and seafood. Products using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from our island waters redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, and most recently Big Island Cuisine. Exceptional nightly Hawaiian entertainment by resident soloists and romantic shoreline sunsets at a hand's distance blend naturally with the outdoor open-air seating for a memorable evening under the stars.
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