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“A perfect dining experience”
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 88 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The restaurant is nicely elevated above the sea on a terrace to afford a superb view of the bay and sunset. A green flash on a clear evening is a distinct possibility. The Manta is one of the best restaurants on the Kona coast.
This was one of those sought after occasions where are all aspects of the dining experience came together to provide a 5 star result.
There are two rows of outside tables----all are well located and welcomingly presented. One of the most outstanding elements of the evening was the service. It would be difficult to speak too highly of Charles our server who was very attentive to all our needs and provided a very elegant and genteel presence.
The menu while not extensive was of high quality and did not disappoint in any respect. There will be some dishes that please more than others but that will be a matter of personal taste. The chef knows what he is doing and the selection covers all food groups.
In all a very solid restaurant choice that should please most every one.

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Thank Hugh L
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

After a less than happy experience at a neighbouring waterfront high end restaurant we decided to go to Manta. From the first moment upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and led to our table. Our server introduces himself, Charles, and it is apparent he is a professional and very welcoming. Service was wonderfully attentive allowing us time between courses with no rushed feeling at all. The food was excellent. We shared a starter, along with salads and mains. The lamb was beautifully cooked to each person's preference. Every aspect of our dinners was perfect and in fact we intend to return to Manta with 2 other couples this Friday as we know we will have a wonderful evening. The setting is romantic with a very pleasant guitar being played in the background from 6-9...
I would not hesitate now to recommend this restaurant over the other one just south of Mauna Kea Resort.

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Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The food at Manta is always nicely done, but the real treat is listening to Karl Kasberg on the keyboard inside. Most people sit outside on the patio but just inside, and still open to the outside view and sounds, you can listen to the great keyboard stylings of Karl Kasberg. He is an excellent entertainer and a wonderful asset for Manta.

Thank DonaldBreech
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This where we had our "last night's dinner in Hawaii." Wonderful fish in elegant setting at fair prices. Wine list is expensive. You have view of 210-degree view of bay, beach and sunset overlooking lush gardens and lawn. The tiki torches burning on the garden pathways give it a classy feel. This restaurant is in the Mauna Kea Hotel. If not staying there, just valet car. Great service.

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Thank Bob W
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

First call: "are you staying at the hotel"? No, I am at the Shores of Waikola. "well, sorry we have no room for you". 2nd call 2 days later, "No we have no availability, if you are not staying in the hotel." 3rd call, 5 days later for an off night, "No, we cannot accommodate your request if you are not in the hotel..."
Wanted to spend my $300 there but never got the chance. Their loss. Unless you are staying there, dont bother calling this place. If you tell them you are staying there, they will check the room number, so not fib. No aloha spirit here.

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