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Manta Restaurant

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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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Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
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OrlandoM
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the manta (my husband and 12-year-old son). We had a fabulous meal. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. It was a very classy place which we enjoyed very much. The dress is anywhere from casual to dress. Very enjoyable experience we would go again!

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Thank OrlandoMJ
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Service Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your recent meal with us. We are delighted to have your family as our guest and hope you will all join us again soon. Aloha! More 

Cambridge, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. The onsite restaurant is the Manta Restaurant. This restaurant has one of the most incredible views we have ever seen. On a clear day you look down the coast with Mauna Kea in the background. The only problem is the food is expensive and not very good.... More 

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Thank Fred H
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to review your meals with us. I would like to apologize that your food did not meet your - nor our own standards. Food quality is our top prioirty and I have forwaerded your review to our Chef in order to address these issues. Aloha! More 

Ann Arbor, michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read some poor reviews before coming, and were concerned. We've always enjoyed the dinner here in the past, but more than anything we love the views and the atmosphere; if you want a beach/water view for dinner, there is none better on the BI. We were pleasantly surprised, the food was very good, as was the service. We went... More 

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Thank Lakeshark2
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and thank you for your business. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Aloha! More 

Spokane, Washington
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time dining here, excellent food, service and great views of manta rays just below. Had chicken curry, which I did not expect to see on the menu, and it was wonderful. She had scallops and they were rich and tasty. Only negative was they new owners took away the wine vintotemp, that you could insert a card and chose... More 

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Thank k2kelley
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your recent meal with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience dining with us! We are very sorry that the wine vintotemp was replaced but we do hope that you enjoyed the other updates that were incoorporated. We hope to have you as our guest again. Aloha! More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel and pretty scenic view. 3 out of 9 of us got the buffet but ordering off the menu was better. We had to keep getting up and down and the wait for waffles/omelettes took a bit and the food under the lamps had lost some flavor. The bento box was a hit and the mini chocolate chip pancakes.... More 

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1 Thank Dayna C
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to review your recent meal with us. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations the hotel offered and the what was offered at breakfast, especially the bento boxes and mini pancakes. We appriciate all of your feedback as it is integral to our ability to imporvce. We hope to serve... More 

San Mateo, California, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Manta at the Mauna Kea Resort is one of our favorite restaurants on the Big Island. Service is usually outstanding and the food delicious. Restaurants will have an off night and last night was our first experience of an off night at Manta. There were two large groups for dinner at Manta. The restaurant is a fairly small, romantic space... More 

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1 Thank Bill Y
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We thank you for once again joining us for dinner and would like to again echo Barry in apologizing for a meal that was not up to our standards. We can not thank you enough for your loyal patronage and appreciate your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to a typical evening... More 

Texas
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379 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Manta offers a great menu, good food and excellent service. The setting is on the hill overlooking the beach. Plan to be there during the sunset and you will not be disappointed. The food is excellent, the portions generous and the service very good. After dinner, walk down the path towards the ocean front and watch the manta rays... More 

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Thank Pam W
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and we're happy to know you enjoyed your Manta experience! More 

Burbank, California
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68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was our second favorite dinner on the island, our first was at The Rim at Volcano House. This was very beautiful and provided stunning views of the sea and a fireplace. The dinner was good but there weren't many options for one of our vegan guests. Overall though everything we got was delicious and the setting and service were... More 

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Thank Megan M
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Relations Manager at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your feedback. We're happy you enjoyed your experience and we'll share your comment re: additional vegan option with the chef! More 

San Francisco, California
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188 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

While staying at the Mauna Kea beach hotel, we had both breakfast and dinner here. The breakfast selection was quite good ranging from cold to hot items such as omelet station, waffle station, oatmeal, sausage etc. it even had miso soup, some pickles and rice when we ate there. We were seated outside for dinner, of course, with great ocean... More 

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Thank 908Laura
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals with us! We hope that you will dine with us again soon and that the weather might cooporate next time. Until then, aloha! More 

Oakland, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We ate at almost all of the top-rated restaurants on the Kohala Coast and Manta was by far the best considering food quality, setting, service and fairness of pricing. It is expensive, but unlike most of the other restaurants in the same price range, you get excellently prepared dishes that are well worth the price. The setting on the water... More 

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Thank MTN70
MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Manta Restaurant, responded to this review

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. We thank you for your kind words as we always strive to not only meet but exceed your expectations. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Aloha! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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