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“Great view, good food and service”
Review of Manta Restaurant

Manta Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 88 Restaurants in Kohala Coast
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 14 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here. Manta Restaurant offers great view of ocean. Enjoyed good dinner and efficient service. Honestly prefer Copper Bar restaurant over Manta at Mauna Kea Beach Resort Autograph Collection.

Thank James H
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

We are happy to hear about your wonderful dining experience enjoying the great view, good dinner, and efficient service. We appreciate your feedback and hope you choose to dine with us again!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Location is beautiful but the service is extremely slow — even for Hawaii. Food was good but the service really detracted from the whole meal.

Thank Bassoup
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

We are disappointed to see your comments regarding your recent dining experience. It is through your valued feedback that we can continue to improve our dining procedures and effectiveness. We are sorry for any inconveniences but glad you enjoyed the beautiful location and great food. Mahalo for your feedback.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The best thing the restaurant has going for it is the location. great views. and at night time nice place to Manta Rays swimming in the ocean when they turn on the lights. We had breakfast, it was so so, on the day we came it felt more like a bus full of hawaiian tourists, then folds truly relaxing on vacation. the food was OK, the service was OK. Nothing great or special - other than the view.

we also seemed to have a "fly" problem on the day we visited

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Thank NickellFamilyTravel
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the beautiful location and great views. We apologize if there were any inconveniences, but welcome you back so we may provide you with an experience that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We liked this restaurant a lot. It was our first time visiting this hotel so when we walked in it really made an impact. The hotel is beautiful nestled with a absolutely gorgeous view of the water just in time for sunset. Overall, the restaurant has a great relaxed vibe. It was an absolutely beautiful place to have dinner that was quiet and beyond enjoyable. Food was very good, overall a nice evening out!

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1  Thank astricy
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

We are thrilled to hear about your enjoyed dining experience with great food! Mahalo for your feedback.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Visited a year ago and was looking forward to a repeat to that excellent visit. This was not that, as they say. Renovation is gorgeous. Decor and views are still second to none. Service is still robotic and weird, not the friendly aloha type we had in other restaurants. Food was ok, one swordfish was overcooked and one was not. I am trying to get through the basics to get to the main issue which are the cats. There are tons of feral cats everywhere. They line up along the hedges in front of the tables and they cruise under the tables. Diners next to us were feeding them. Say or think what you want about the cats, but midway through the meal the overwhelming smell of cat urine pervaded our table. It was this heavy ammonia smell that really ruined the night. And we were seated outside in the open air. I cannot emphasize enough how bad it was. It made us think the entire dining area was unsanitary. We paid and left to go check out the mantas and lo and behold the cat urine smell followed us all the way down the path to the ocean. The cats are everywhere. It's awful. I cannot believe the resort allows this to happen without taking steps to fix it.

I absolutely adore the Mauna Kea and Manta. But I won't return until the cat urine is taken care of. Hopefully this review isn't followed by a resort standard "we will forward to our management team" response.

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2  Thank ToneRock
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Aloha,

We thank you for revisiting us and choosing to dine at Manta Restaurant. We appreciate you recognizing and enjoying the great renovation changes! The cleanliness of our resort is our top priority, this includes our dining areas which is why your feedback has definitely caught our attention. We truly apologize for any inconveniences during your recent dining experience. Your valued feedback highlights an area for improvement that we are subsequently looking to improve. All of the feedback we receive is carefully reviewed and shared with the appropriate department which includes our Management Team.

Mahalo for your review.

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