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Manta Restaurant

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 866-977-4589
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 25 min
06:30 - 10:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful and romantic restaurant. Stunning views, great food and super friendly service. You MUST make a reservation as the really nice outside tables are rare and I would only rate it 4 stars with an inside table. Go a bit earlier...More

Thank Markus E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every morning of our stay began with the buffet at Manta restaurant at Mauna Kea Beach resort. The Food offerings were varied and delicious. Truly one of the largest buffets I have seen. The menu featured staples, but also varied its offerings every day. Menu...More

Thank Randall W
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us, and especially the breakfast buffet. We hope you will dine with us again and we will ensure that the food and your experience are just as memorable next time. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

The restaurant offers a fantastic ocean view during both breakfast and dinner. When it comes to the food, it looks really good when it is presented to you, but the quality and taste fail to impress. One of the biggest things that annoy me is...More

Thank Matthew Y
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Mahalo for dining with us and we are sorry that we have fallen short of providing excellent customer service and food that was not to your satisfaction. Your feedback will be shared with the head chef and restaurant manager, to ensure that situations like this...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Food - some dishes were good like the roast chicken and New York steak but others were not. The short ribs was too messy and carrots undercooked. The potatoes that came with New York steak were undercooked also. The tomato salad was not good because...More

Thank Niv T
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We always find that our guest loves the food and service while dining at Manta and we are sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback has been shared with the Head Chef and Restaurant Manager to ensure that this does not happen again in...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

You'll be treated like a second class citizen...manager and staff aren't interested in hosting the commoners.

Thank Matt A
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Aloha, we'd like to apologize for any inconveniences faced during your meal with us. Our goal is to provide each and every guest a flawless experience and I apologize that you did not receive that. Mahalo.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

I was looking for a great place for an evening dinner by the ocean on the Kona side of Hawaii and stumbled on Manta on the internet and decided to try it. It was excellent. I had the fisherman catch of the day, which was...More

Thank Todd N
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Aloha and mahalo for dining at Manta. We are happy you discovered our restaurant and we are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience. It is always our goal to provide a service that exceeds our guest expectations. We will definitely share your...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We were staying at another property on the island and my wife wanted to see the Mauna Kea hotel, so we thought we do dinner and look around. So we booked into Manta and it did not disappoint. We had a beautiful table outside on...More

Thank Christopher J
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Mahalo for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food and wonderful service of our staff, as it is our goal to always provide service that not only meets but exceeds our guest expectations. We are happy you had...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

First off - we have two kids under 5, so we tend to avoid busy restaurant times and don't eat anywhere too formal. We met another couple (also with kids) right when the restaurant opened and the staff did a LOT to take care of...More

Thank twpercival
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that the staff took great care of you while dining at Manta Restaurant. It is our goal to always provide service that not only meets, but exceeds our guest expectations and we are...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Combination of traditional dishes and seafood. Salad, sushi, waffles and desserts stations. The view on the nearby beach is gorgeous. There even was a live Jazz and Blues band during our last meal there. Somewhat pricy at $69++ per person plus drinks but a very...More

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and the live music. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are on the Kohala Coast.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

The service was fantastic! Our server Kihimi was very good. The drinks were some of the best we've had on the island and the food was cooked perfectly! We were on our honeymoon and they gave us a complimentary dessert!

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Aloha and congratulations once again on your honeymoon! We are honored that you would choose to celebrate it with us and are so glad you enjoyed your meal. Mahalo!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 866-977-4589
  • E-mail
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.
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