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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a very nice dinner at the Brown's Beach House. It was perfect in all possible ways; great food and drinks, wonderful warm breeze and just quiet enough Hawaiian music. We even had a special treat of Hula by...More

Thank travelling_rocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far, our best meal while on the Big Island. Great location right on the water. Very attentive wait staff and the best seafood dishes we had our entire trip.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on our second to last night. Got there at 5:30 to watch the sunset and it was spectacular. Table right outside with unobstructed views. Food was the best we have had on the island and service was 5 Star. Live Hawaiian music playing...More

Thank kkarnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of ocean and sunset, great service, sparkling wine, opah special, and my husband at my side...life doesn’t get better. Ahi poke appetizer shared ( admit we ate that daily it was so good), the fish special was opah with a sauce that placed...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to this restaurant with a high expectation. We wanted to have a special dinner to celebrate our first family reunion in many years, our daughter's 15th birthday and Thanksgiving. There were 9 of us and we were seated promptly. The ambience was beachy...More

Thank Jeeys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent. It was a relaxed atmosphere with fine dining while looking at the ocean.

Thank Annie2222017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Brown's many, many times. Twice a year for the past ten at least. In fact we had a wedding vow renewal dinner at this restaurant. The decor is fantastic, being perched close to the ocean. It's best to get a reservation for...More

Thank AmberUrth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a front-row table for sunset, live ukulele music, and great food. We visited on Sunday night, so not too busy. Every staff member was attentive and helpful. All the food was delicious, but especially the abalone starter, the crab-crusted kampachi, and the Big...More

Thank ToniMatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant at the Fairmont is very good. Better than the normal big hotel fare, but not astonishing. The fish is very fresh, the presentation is careful and interesting, and the wine list was good.

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the more casual (what I thought was)Browns Beach House but was maybe just the Bar By the Pool restaurant. This first experience of casual dining was excellent and demonstrated to our friends who had never travelled to the US how generous the...More

Thank Stephanie P
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December 9, 2016|
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Response from ladykona | Reviewed this property |
Browns would be more than happy to help with your generous and thoughtful gift!
Jaime P
August 25, 2016|
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April 6, 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
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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