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Brown's Beach House

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1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
+1 808-885-2000
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Orange County, California
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We sauntered into the beach front restaurant at 5 famished after our helicopter tour not anticipating any difficulty without a dinner reservation being resort guests and Fairmont members. We were wrong, but we were lucky Aliana got us a table for 5.30. We were served by Alice who was very gracious, attentive and knowledgeable with the menu. After our pineapple... More 

Thank lilchickadeesmommy
San Mateo, California, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of two restaurants that we make sure to visit when we're on the Big Island! The food and service at Brown's Beach House is outstanding! It's a great place for a romantic dinner! I don't have the gentleman's name that took care of us on Saturday night but he exemplifies the quality of the service you can expect! Most... More 

Thank Bill Y
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Buffet type of food, breakfast was good and very relaxing, you get to sit outside and watch the ocean, very nice.

Thank john3612
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our favorite in two weeks on the BI. Service excellent, food taste and presentation excellent, decent portions (fine dining scale), expensive but no more so than at home. Soft live music- could still converse. Outside seating was nice too. Made reservations days in advance. Guy working to seat people and accommodate no reservations was working hard. We notice... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here. Really appreciated the recommendations of our hostess as it helped narrow selections that would fit my tastes. Great location, great service!

Thank 457khz
Brentwood, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romantic and fabulous food. Chef Justin is fabulous chef; knowledgeable and friendly. Fresh local fish and vegetables. Staff is excellent. Service impeccable. Highly recommend the big eye tuna.

Thank June H
Fresno, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

View is nice and food is very good, but not out of the ordinary. Not sure it is worth the price. I love octopus. Theirs was good, but I have had better. Pork again good, but very expensive. My son said their sorbets were excellent. Mud pie average.

Thank traveldiva97
Davis, California
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here while staying at the Fairmont Orchid. Reviews suggested that their specialty was seafood, so that's what we ordere.. It was fresh and well-prepared with generous portions. Service was superb. It is a semi-outdoor location near the beach and a live musician enhances the romantic surroundings.

Thank jaydavison
Indian Wells, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard to find anything to criticize about dinner at Brown's Beach House at the Fairmont Orchid hotel. The setting on the shore by a lagoon is beautiful; our server couldn't have been more charming; the cocktails were innovative and really good and the food was marvelous. We came here on the last night of our Kona coast vacation... More 

Thank Judith S
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to celebrate our two special birthdays with our entire family. The food was so delicious and the service was without question the best. The menu selections pleased all and there were nice choices for the kids too. The restaurant is on the water, just beautiful for sunset pictures. A perfect setting for the evening. So glad... More 

Thank Matt K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?