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Brown's Beach House

1 N Kaniku Dr, Kohala Coast, HI, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
+1 808-885-2000
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 N Kaniku Dr, Kohala Coast, HI, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the prix fixe @$75 per person We are both gluten free and that was accommodated. For starters we had the ahi crudo and roasted garlic and cilantro prawns. The main course was crab crusted kampachi that was fantastic, cooked to perfection. For Diderot...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BobZim007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is as close to a perfect dining experience as you will have. Outdoor dining by the ocean listening to the waves - it doesn't get any better. I had the Big Island Ka'u Coffee Venison, which was cooked perfectly. I chose the Yukon mashed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anyamare
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor setting with partially covered dining in the rare event of winds or rain. First class service by Cliff. Excellent food. Live music. Highly recommend. Reservations suggested.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DeborahG1552
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food, Location and Service all a 10. Try and get a table as close to the Ocean as possible. The PorkBelly "appetizer" was a must have - every time we ate at this restuarant. Though be aware its a very large (very tasty) portion -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mel D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Location is what this restaurant can offer, great ocean view but food is blah! Menu is limited and pricing is way too expensive. It’s the type of restaurant that you should experience if staying at the Fairmont Orchid just once.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Berry112008
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brown's Beach House located at the Fairmont has a lovely ambiance. Dinner at sunset over the ocean with soft, live music in the background was lovely -- well worth the experience. We started with poke appetizer, beet salad and shrimp - all were well-prepared and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suntravel2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for sunset dinner with beautiful views, good food and friendly service! Went two nights at sunset and had great surf to watch. Vegan options too!☮️🌊

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank julierS6486EN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Browns beach house on our honeymoon in november. The food was very good our server Alice was attentive and friendly without being too much. The view and atmosphere was outstanding. Would definately go again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank illdds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brown's is located in the Fairmont Orchid hotel, and is mostly outside eating with great views of the water (there are a few tables under cover, but most are outside). Very nice selection of dishes, with nice sized portions, and excellent flavors in the food!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cowhead4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have given Brown’s a five star, excellent rating for years. I can sadly only give it two stars this year. We arrived on time for our reservation. The restaurant wasn’t very busy and we were promptly seated. We received our water and bread basket...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 187billy
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Rindy G
December 9, 2016|
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Response from ladykona | Reviewed this property |
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Jaime P
August 25, 2016|
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Response from Jaime P |
I called. $25.00 corkage fee if you bring your own bottle but it has to be something they do not offer on their wine list. Just thought I would write in case anyone else was wondering! Thanks!
April 6, 2016|
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Response from Julian L | Reviewed this property |
Go 45 minutes before sunset..Eat at HaleKai which is 150 feet to the right. Make dinner reservations there. It's the same sunset. Brown's BH is way overpriced and we do not find the food good enough to warrant the cost... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Kohala Coast, HI, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-2000
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Fairmont Orchid's AAA Four Diamond Brown's Beach House restaurant is well known for incomparable Hawaii Regional Cuisine and a spectacular oceanfront setting. Our innovative cuisine draws from simple pure flavors of locally grown produce and a diverse variety of fresh seafood. Exceptional nightly Hawaiian entertainment by resident soloists and romantic shoreline sunsets blend naturally with the outdoor open-air seating for a memorable evening under the stars.
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