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Brown's Beach House

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1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
+1 808-885-2000
18:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
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San Francisco, CA
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection for the last night of our most recent Hawaiian vacation. We had an early reservation and enjoyed an Oceanside table with a great view. The property is beautiful and not over crowded. Our meals were excellent and the service was perfect. A great way to enjoy our last evening in paradise.

Thank JoeHSanFrancisco_CA
Flower Mound, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went expecting a terrific special evening celebrating our 30th anniversary with the family and experienced an awful environment. The restaurant itself was lovely...however the hotel was hosting a convention in the lawn next to restaurant which included blaring canned music that completely drowned out the guitar soloist playing at the restaurant. No one on staff seemed to care and what... More 

Thank Chuck N
Napa, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this isn't the best oceanside dining on Hawaii then I'd be surprised. The setting is simply magical and they don't screw it up with poor food or service. Truly by the water outside dining....highly recommended. For wine knowledgeable guests it is notable that the Fairmont Orchid has one of the worst wine selections on the island, but you'll find... More 

Thank NapaWineboy
Dayton, Ohio
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brown's Beach House located in the back of The Fairmont near the ocean. They are basically outside dining and a prefect way to see the sunset. They provided romantic music. Our server was helpful and answered our menu questions. I had the chef's special. It was Ono with a delicious sauce over it. I also tried their award winning dessert.... More 

Thank Deb O
Livonia, MI
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here one of the nights we spent at the Fairmont Orchid. The food was very good and the location, on the beach, was beautiful. I had the crunchy big eye tuna and was able to substitute breadfruit for the wasabi potatoes; I had never had breadfruit before and the waiter suggested that I try... More 

Thank jpwmi
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a sunset dinner. Arrived early thinking we could have a drink at the bar. Unfortunately the expensive restaurant wanted us waiting in a certain area...not at the bar. I tried to get a drink at the bar to carry over to the waiting area but bartenders were too busy prepping drinks for waitresses. Traffic flow between the bar... More 

Thank Flowergrl004
Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's almost a given...every luxury hotel restaurant will feature ocean views, outdoor seating and prices that cause heart palpitations. How to differentiate...the food! Brown's Beach House checks all the boxes and even offers a reasonable 3 course "Founder's" menu for $65! Value and excellent preparations. Setting is perfect overlooking their private sandy beach and protected bay. Intimate tables for 2... More 

Thank Retiredhokie
Folsom, California
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood, location with an ocean view and superb service. The restaurant doesn't get any better than this one when visiting Hawaii. We always come back.

Thank Mahaloken
West Deptford, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so fortunate to have our last dinner during our stay on the Big Island at Brown's Beach House... Outdoor dining by the ocean was an amazing setting & the food was prepared to perfection... Wonderful appetizers, the freshest of fish & desserts that ended our meal in the best way possible! We certainly saved our best meal on... More 

Thank Brian C
Palmer, Alaska
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Except that our reservation was messed up, the evening with friends was perfect. From weather, to locale; to views; to cleanliness and comfort; to music and ambience, to friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and well-timed service; to cocktails and wine; to our meals with dessert... all fabulous. This place is one well-oiled delicious machine. Will be back.

Thank acjo22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-2000
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore. Innovative, Big Island inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors from locally grown, sustainable agriculture and seafood. Products using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from our island waters redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, and most recently Big Island Cuisine. Exceptional nightly Hawaiian entertainment by resident soloists and romantic shoreline sunsets at a hand's distance blend naturally with the outdoor open-air seating for a memorable evening under the stars.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?