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Manta Restaurant

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
+1 866-977-4589
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

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...More

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!

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...More

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...More

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....More

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!

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

Reviewed 17 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....More

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!

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...More

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!

Reviewed 11 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...More

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!

Reviewed 28 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...More

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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.