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Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club

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68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love that Napua always changes their Menu ... from appetizers, to desserts !! What really caught my taste was the Octopus w/Luau, Chef Keoni's take on a Hawaiian Dish called Squid Luau! Sooo Delish, coconut milk, deep-fried Pai'ai (Poi)...I could've licked the plate !! Duck Confit w/Polenta, Tinono ... another take on a Popular Filipino Dish, Rib-eye! For Dessert... More 

Thank Sooogoodjelly
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot for poke, you can order at a table or get it to take out and bring to the beach. Super friendly bartenders. We also enjoyed the Ahupua'a salad -- consistently good food. Super spot to enjoy the beach! Wish we had time to try dinner here.

Thank nhes
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot if you can find it before dinner hours! We parked up the road about a 10-15 minute walk in historic parking across from their fitness center. They open parking in front of restaurant for dinner. It was a beautiful walk but we ended up turning at golf course instead of following the fish pond. Pretty walk and once... More 

Thank Dayna C
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whole restaurant is like a patio setting with a great beach view. We were 7 people with an earlier reservation (5 pm), so got the best table. Service was great, food was good (portions so you're not stuffed, but not puny either, so no unnecessary frou-frou decorations taking up 75% of plate space). Talented singer for background mood. As indicated:... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a variety of pupus that were great! Lots of good choices of food and drinks and get there before the sun sets!

Thank rmsl1368
Davis, California
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate one lunch and one dinner here while staying at the nearby Fairmont Orchid. The food was excellent and well priced with generous portions. Service was wonderful. The semi-outdoor location looks over a lovely beach.

Thank jaydavison
Corona, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch at Napua and from beginning to end, it was an enjoyable and memorable experience. We weren't certain where the restaurant was so we parked in front of the Mauna Lani Resort and asked. We were told we needed to take the shuttle. Our driver Joe was personable and friendly and he regaled us with stories and even... More 

Thank Melanie M
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was located in the owners beach private area of Mauna Lani resort, but it is open to the public. The food was excellent and the fish was beautifully prepared. We had excellent service. It is expensive but so is everything at Mauna Lani. This was actually the best value of all the restaurants we tried. Excellent wine selection. Would... More 

Thank aduesie
Portland, OR
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Napua, and certainly will not be our last. I am surprised it has taken so long for us to find it. The service is outstanding, the atmosphere is casual yet refined, and the food has a nice touch of creativity that certainly did not feel as if it were mass produced. Try the calamari... More 

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Denver, CO
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times last week for lunch. Great view, great food and service! Leilani was a great server who gave us a hotel tip--going to Volcano House for a night. We are so glad we listened to her. Nachos and fish tacos were top notch.

Thank DoctorTDenver_CO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1292 S Kaniku Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Kamuela, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9729
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: 18088855910
Like a delicious little secret, tucked away in a private ocean cove along the appetizing sands of Mauna Lani Resort is a Big Island restaurant called Napua, waiting for you to discover the foods of Hawai'i Island, shared with the kind of aloha that comes from those who know.

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