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“Fantastic ”
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 88 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 28 September 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here, outside with a view of the manta rays. The ambiance is incredible. Our dinner was the best we've had on the island so far this week, which is saying a lot as we've eaten at great places. This is perhaps my new favorite on the Kohala Coast. The ahi, vine ripened tomato salad, and mahi were all exceptional. As a note, there are some feral cats on the grounds that are around... was fine with us, but this might put some people off. They come within a few feet of the outer tables, so if someone in your party would be bothered, maybe sit at a table close to the building.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Aloha, and mahalo for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear about your spectacular experience. We are glad you were able to enjoy the beautiful view and incredible ambiance of Manta Restaurant. It is great that there were many menu items that you enjoyed. We hope you choose to dine with us again whenever you find yourself along the Kohala Coast.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 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 to enjoy one of the best Mai Tais you can potentially find on this planet at the copper bar next door! Don't forget to walk down the stairs after dinner to see the manta's in the water!

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We are thrilled to hear about your wonderful experience while dining with us and glad you were able to enjoy more than just Manta Restaurant. We are happy that everything was to your satisfaction, including the delicious Mai Tais at Copper Bar. Mahalo for your wonderful review and tips for future guests!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 ordering was also an option.
The view was a great day to wake up!

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Thank Randall W
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

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!

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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 when a server does not switch with another server when they are about to leave the floor for the night. It is disrespectful and unprofessional in the hospitality industry. There is always a better way to do this.

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Thank Matthew Y
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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 do not have again in the future. Again, we do apologize for any inconvenience. We welcome you back, so we may provide you with a premium dining experience that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

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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 the tomatoes weren't good quality. The desserts were just ok.

Service - when good came they had no idea who ordered what.

View - obviously amazing. Shame about the rest.

The price was not worth it.

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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 the future. Mahalo for your review!

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