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Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 866-977-4589
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06:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
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Portland, Oregon
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here while staying for a few days. Some of the best seafood around. Excellent view and ambience.

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Thank WorldTravelerOR
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for leaving your lovely review about your dining experience with us at Manta, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel! We are thrilled you enjoyed not only the gorgeous views and ambience, but that you love the food as well! We cannot wait to welcome you back again soon, as our esteemed guest and patron. Plenty more seafood... More 

San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting for this restaurant is amazing, the service is friendly, the menu looks interesting with some out of the box options. The starter Caesar salad was wonderful, as was the bread basket. The entrees were a bit lacking. We had the chicken curry (with a side of tasteless lentils) and the short rib loco moco (which just had way... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for taking the time to leave your review about your dining experience at Manta, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the setting and service, but we'd like to apologize that you felt the food quality and value was lacking! We are so sorry, and we will be forwarding your comments... More 

Kennebunkport, Maine
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manta is appropriately named since the restaurant overlooks the point where one can view Manta Rays at night. The setting is tremendous. We ate at several excellent restaurants on the Big Island where the location was a large part of the attraction (Brown's, KPC, Manta). Manta was the best overall with an excellent meal and service augmenting the great location.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and mahalo for your lovely review about your experience at Manta, at the Mauna Kea Resort! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience, and thank you for taking the time to leave us this winning review of our favorite restaurant. We cannot wait to have you back as our esteemed guest, once again! Mahalo, and A Hui Hou! (Until... More 

Seattle, Washington
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242 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the fine dining restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort and the food is really good. The ambiance cannot be beat with a fine view of sunset and the ocean. Expect a really great experience and expect to pay for it.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you so much for taking the time to review our fine dining restaurant, MANTA and the Pavilion Wine Bar! It is one of the fanciest and most exceptional restaurants in all of Hawaii, and we are thrilled that you had such a perfect experience! For your next special occasion, we hope to find you back as one... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was so good a few years ago. It's undergoing construction but that shouldn't affect the food quality. Worst dinner we had on the island and the priciest. Very romantic spot overlooking the ocean. Service was spotty and when we needed someone no one was to be found. Brought out a bread basket of fried crackers and what we were... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you very much for your review, and candor. As most hotels, sometimes the guest experience may slip through the cracks. This is something that we never want to happen again at Manta, and we would like to formally apologize for your experience there. We are currently finishing our renovations and expect everything to be back up to... More 

Sierra Madre, California
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338 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went here with friends on our last night here. We were greeted warmly upon arrival. Excellent, attentive service without hovering. The hotel property is exquisitely designed, so that is part of the experience. I had the fish of the day which had delicate sauces and flavors. They have an extensive wine list and good cocktails. They are almost done with... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Manta restaurant, and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our new remodel/expansion of the bar area is incredible indeed, and we cannot wait for you to come back to experience it sometime soon, and hopefully as our esteemed guest at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort! We... More 

Newport Beach, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The views and the atmosphere make this place special. The food is always very good. You should try the Poke, tasty and fresh. The tomato salad is also very good. The strawberries on the salad make it extra yummy. The wine list is also impressive

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for submitting your review of Mauna Kea's Manta restaurant, and your great suggestions! We hope to see you again soon. Mahalo! More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While this restaurant was in our hotel, we would have run back a second time even from another hotel. Great food, serene atmosphere.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Aloha, and thank you for your great review of Manta restaurant. We hope we get to see you there again sometime in the near future! Mahalo! More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place looks amazing, the food it's pretty pricey but very tasty. Service was amazing. The best part of the evening was the dessert, delicious soufflé, best ever. You can check out the manta ray after dinner and even swim with for free. 😉

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Service Team at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed the soufflé. We can't wait to welcome you back. Aloha! More 

New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Food here is pretty decent and wine selection is ok. The appetizers here such as tataki, foe gras, lobster salad, kampachi, and tempura were great. Excellent plating and taste. The entrees were good but not great. They seem to be more courageous with seasoning the appetizers but shy away from doing the same for the entrees. The loco mocco for... More 

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Service Team Member at Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar, responded to this review

Mahalo for providing us your comments. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate team leader so that he might address your concerns. Aloha! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?