A Fusion of Flavors in an Island Paradise
Playing host to some of Hawai’ias top restaurants, Mauna Kea weaves together traditional and modern elements, offering truly sumptuous dining experiences. Take a seat beside the moonlit ocean as chefs prepare fresh seafood plus local produce to equal a truly extraordinary indulgence.
Dining at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
We know traditions, we’ve been inspiring them for generations: our indulgent Ovaltine Froth or cool Fredrico served beachside at Hau Tree; Big Island fine dining at Manta or tapas at Copper Bar; a clambake under the stars, or our own, legendary Hawai’ian luau. Guest of Mauna Kea Residences can sip and savor the decadent flavors from over a dozen different eateries, including:
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
- Copper Bar
- Copper Bar Café
- Hau Tree
- Number 3
- Mauna Kea Lu’au
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
- Meridia – Mediterranean
- Ikena Landing – American with a plentiful breakfast buffet
- Naupaka Beach Grill – varied cuisine
- Piko – deli, snacks, grab-n-go options
Also, learn more about our Legacy Dinner Series and the scholarship it supports.
The Mauna Kea Hawaiian Lū‘au
You remember. The background sound of surf against soulful steel guitars. Tables laden with imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi and the freshest, sweetest pineapple, papaya and more. Teach your keiki the joy of finger-licking poi, dance hula to the “Hukilau” or become enchanted by the fire dance. Created for Newsweek in the 1960’s the legendary Mauna Kea Hawai’ian Lu‘au delightfully intermingles Big Island culture, music, food and family tradition.
Oceanside Dining & Family Gatherings
Dine beneath the stars and beside the tranquil shores of Kauna’oa Bay. Whether an intimate table for two or a vibrant, extended family gathering, our customized, private dining is an exclusive opportunity for Mauna Kea Residences guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available.
Mauna Kea Resort Catering
Allow our chefs to treat you to an individualized culinary journey via Mauna Kea Resort’s Community Catering services. The team will collaborate to create a menu showcasing selections from the islands’ bounty, while incorporating popular trends and regional favorites.
Island of Hawai’i Dining
For those wishing to explore culinary options beyond Mauna Kea Resort, we’ve compiled our staff favorites:
- Merriman’s (Waimea)
- Red Water Café (Waimea)
- Big Island Brewhaus (Waimea)
- The Fish & the Hog (Waimea)
- Sushi Rock Restaurant (Hawi)
- Bamboo BBQ
- Ruth’s Chris (Waimea)
- Tommy Bahama (Waimea)
To learn more or make a reservation, contact our Concierge at 808.880.3490.