Dining at Mauna Kea Resort

A Fusion of Flavors in an Island Paradise.

Allow our chefs to treat you to an individualized culinary journey via Mauna Kea Resort’s Community Catering services. The team will collaborate to create a menu showcasing selections from the islands’ bounty, while incorporating popular trends and regional favorites.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Dining
Dine beneath the stars and beside the tranquil shores of Kauna’oa Bay. Whether an intimate table for two or a vibrant, extended family gathering, our customized, private dining is an exclusive opportunity for Mauna Kea Residences guests.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are available.


We know traditions, we’ve been inspiring them for generations: our indulgent Ovaltine Froth or cool Fredrico served beachside at Hau Tree; Big Island fine dining at Manta or tapas at Copper Bar; a clambake under the stars, or our own, legendary Hawai’ian lu‘au. Guest of Mauna Kea Residences can sip and savor the decadent flavors from over a dozen different eateries, including:

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

  • Manta - Signature Restaurant
  • Copper Bar - Oceanview
  • Hau Tree - Beachfront lunch & dinner
  • Number 3 - 1st Tee of Mauna Kea Golf Course
  • Mauna Kea Lu’au - Oceanfront dinner & show

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

  • Meridia – Mediterranean Signature Restaurant
  • Ikena Landing – Oceanview breakfast
  • Naupaka Beach Grill – Beachfront lunch & dinner
  • Piko Coffee + Bar – Coffee + bar & grab-n-go options

For those wishing to explore culinary options beyond Mauna Kea Resort, we’ve compiled our staff favorites:

Other Restaurants

  • Merriman’s (Waimea)
  • Red Water Café (Waimea)
  • Big Island Brewhaus (Waimea)
  • The Fish & the Hog (Waimea)
  • Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery (Hawi)
  • Tommy Bahama (Waikoloa)

To learn more or make a reservation, contact our Concierge team.

Mauna Kea Hawaiian Lū‘au



You remember. The background sound of surf against soulful steel guitars. Tables laden with imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi and the freshest, sweetest pineapple, papaya and more. Teach your keiki the joy of finger-licking poi, dance hula to the “Hukilau” or become enchanted by the fire dance. Created for Newsweek in the 1960’s the legendary Mauna Kea Hawai‘ian Lu‘au delightfully intermingles Big Island culture, music, food and family tradition.