Big Island Dining on the Kohala Coast

The Big Island offers unique cuisine from all around the Pacific Rim... There are many more restaurants to be enjoyed and discovered all over this beautiful island...There is a reason the the Island of Hawaii is called the BIG is BIG!

Ruth`s Chris Great Happy Hour or exquisite Dining

Ruth`s Chris Great Happy Hour or exquisite Dining

One of our favorites for a light dinner at Happy Hour located upstairs at the Mauna Lani Shops. Outdoor dining is available. One of our favorites is the fresh seared ahi. Lovely setting for a really special meal as well.
Location: Shops at Mauna Lani
Phone: 808-887-0800
Dining Kohala Coast Restaurants

Dining Kohala Coast Restaurants

The Kohala Coast offers both unique, local restaurants as well as resort dining at the Waikola Beach Resort, Mauna Lani Resort, Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resort and the small harbor community of Kawaihae or drive south to the Four Seasons at Hualalai.
Location: Kohala Coast

Dining Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Location: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Dining Fairmont Orchid

Location: Fairmont Orchid

Dining The Shops at Mauna Lani

Dining at The Shops at Mauna Lani

Dining Mauna Lani Beach Club Naupua

Muana Lani Beach Club Naupua ~ Chef Keoni Regidor was born and raised on the Big Island, grew up in Honoka‘a and attended culinary school in Hilo and in Honolulu at Kapi‘olani Community College. His years of training and experience with Chef Peter Merriman include opening of Merriman’s Market Café in the Kings’ Shops. Keoni’s first job in the industry was peeling shrimp at Bubba Gump’s, along with lifetime friend and brother-in-law Brandon Lee. Years later, after Brandon came home to raise his family, following a successful stint in sales for Mercedes-Benz, the two friends decided to open restaurants together. Their reason was simple. And it goes back to their roots. Why do most restaurants serve their guests food that comes from where they come from? Why not prepare the luscious, freshest fish and farm produce, the just-picked fruits from trees in the region, and beef from cows raised on Big Island grass? At one time, in generations past, Hawai‘i Island adapted to being 100% sustainable. In a unique and efficient system defined by land divisions called ahapua‘a, folks who lived in the mountains traded hardwoods and other products with folks who lived near the ocean and had aquaculture in place. Farmers in fresh water regions grew taro and vegetables to trade with fishermen and salt-makers, and so on. This balanced and sustainable society produced excess, and the population was able to take time off every year—for the feasting, games and celebration of the Makahiki. Today, Hawai‘i imports 90% of its food. In spite of a rising “eat local” movement, most of Hawaii’s visitors are eating food from where they come from, instead of food from here on the Island. Brandon and Keoni have worked hard to try and source everything Napua needs from within the Honoka’a to Mauna Lani area. In other words, what they see along their drive to work. RESERVATIONS Reservations are recommended Please call 1-808-885-5910 (HST) or reserve with OpenTable. HOURS OF OPERATION Napua is open for lunch daily, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with parking at the Kalahuipua’a Historic Park on Pauoa Rd. across from the Mauna Lani Spa & Fitness Center. The restaurant is a short walk along the beachfront and historic fishponds of Kalahuipua’a—and it’s the perfect way to whet your appetite. This area was once used to cultivate fish for the ali’i. How could it be anything but the best? Sunset cocktails and dinner are served daily from 5 to 9 p.m. and public access from the end of South Kaniku Drive, and complimentary, breathtaking ocean view.
Phone: 808-885-5910

Dining Mauna Kea Hotel

The Mauna Kea offers over 50 years of tradition on the Big Island
Location: Mauna Kea Resort