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68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
+1 808-885-6622
06:00 - 05:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 05:30
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice restaurant near the beach with lights towards the sea so you can actually see the waves during dinner. High end restaurant with good service and nice menu with prices being set accordingly. We recommend.

Thank oliviermH5019GN
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240 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service with out charm or a smile, but a big price. Shame the waiters can't realise that ppl who dine here flew thousands of miles and are creating a family memory. They are in fact part of the memory how about a little bit of aloha spirit for us My appetiser was awful. I called for the manager and sent... More 

Thank MrsWorldly
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All world experience. Food, setting, staff. One of the best meals that we have ever eaten. It it pricey but worth it.

Thank dmn1110
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our party of 8 was very happy with the food and service at CanoeHouse. We were seated outside- a singer serenaded all evening. Make a reservation and be prepared for a big bill, but that's not unusual in this part of Hawaii.

Thank Sally C
Home Base - Massachusetts
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of six enjoyed a lovely dinner sitting outside at the Canoe House under a perfect evening sky. With the waves crashing close by, we dined on delicious food and drink. Service was excellent. Menu choices covered a full spectrum on choices. This should be a go to place if you are in this part of the Big Island.... More 

Thank MassTraveler
Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is right on the beach and has great views. The service was really good and the food was yummy. They had some unique food options and a good wine list as well.

Thank marisadefilipps
Naples, Florida
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151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Canoehouse. Located right on the beach. I had the mahi-mahi entree and my husband had the appetizer portion of the ribs. Good enough selection of wine and great island cocktail menu. Excellent service and table was ready when we arrived. Suggest having a small flashlight wherever you go since most of the beach side... More 

Thank not2woryluv
Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our 40th Anniversary dinner here. Our reservation was at 7:00 so it was dark when we arrived. The dining is steps away from the beach. The atmosphere was beautiful, perfect lighting. We ate on the patio and were immediately greeted by our server. I had previously viewed the menu and knew what I wanted. I got the macadamia... More 

Thank Laura B
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Canoe House was our dinner destination twice, both times with large parties. The meals were excellent, menu varied, and service remarkable. Serving large parties takes skill and this team has it. But I visited the restaurant four times, not because I drink much but because the bartenders are truly expert and have a remarkable memory. They remembered what I... More 

Thank Richard R
Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location by the beach and relaxed, efficient service. We've had excellent seared seafood in many places on the island but the preparation and imagination of the chef made the dishes stand out here. Would definitely return.

Thank LD222

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Seafood, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9726
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-6622

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