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Hawaiian Vanilla Company

43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
+1 877-771-1771
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (88 reviews)
“beans” (24 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best and most informative tour of our whole trip. Ian did a fantastic job of walking us through the process of production. He was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and easy to listen to. We booked the lunch and the food was delicious. The...More

Thank Jenn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were amused to read on the ingredient label for the vanilla extract of the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, the very first item listed as love! The tour of the family run orchid nursery and the information on how to grow orchids for the purpose of...More

1  Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour, drinks, ice cream, and employee service. Very educational tour of their family run facilities and of the vanilla grow out and production process!! We learned a lot as everyone should about the vanilla industry. We also learned how to make our own vanilla...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lunch and tour at the family run Hawaiian Vanilla Company was well worth the price and then some. The owner gave us some ‘cooking with vanilla’ tips and even cooked up our shrimp appetizer right before our eyes. The lunch was very tasty and...More

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We signed up for this tour before we left Maui and since I am a food tour owner on Maui, I love to learn about and experience other food tours. I found the presentation and the passion of Jim, the owner, to be interesting and...More

Thank molokaifriend
Reviewed 9 December 2017

After my 10th visit yesterday, I can now say, without hesitation, that this is a NOT TO MISS activity on the big island. The Reddekopp family comes through on each visit with a delicious lunch and tour/talk about vanilla that is fascinating. To top it...More

Thank SundanceinHawaii
Reviewed 3 December 2017

If you are considering this tour stop right there and book. Food is amazing. The family run business is amazing. The tour is amazing.

Thank charlestonpanic
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is the third review by completly unconnected reviewers from yesterday's lunch tour at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company. We were 3 generations (8 yr old, Mom and Grandma) who agreed that the delicious vanilla-themed lunch alone would a good reason to drive for an hour....More

Thank LolaStella
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The Hawaiian Vanilla Company is a small family business and they do an outstanding job with the meals, the presentation, the history, and the store. I live in Kona and heard about the company from a local friend. I brought a friend and his wife...More

Thank rayingram2017
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The lunch was beyond excellent! Everything was explained in detail. The Tour very informative..the gift shop! Well let's just say..well worth it! My second time there!

Thank Jac M
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15 May 2017|
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Response from GlobalTutu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, reserve the tour (and yummy lunch). You can purchase items without tour, but I recommend the whole package 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road, Paauilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96776
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Paauilo
  • Phone Number: +1 877-771-1771
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