Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

4.6
2092 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore. Innovative, Big Island inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors from locally grown, sustainable agriculture and seafood. Products using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from our island waters redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, and most recently Big Island Cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2092 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, we had a table looking right at the ocean. Beautiful

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Responded 19 hours ago

We appreciate you taking the time to give us a 5 star review! It's really hard at Brown's Beach House to escape the surrounding ocean view! Our team is especially proud of the food and experience they provide as well. Mahalo for giving us a review! We hope to have you back again soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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fudgbug
New England
99 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Brown's Beach House and we will visit again on our last night on the island. Food and service were excellent and combine that with the view and sound of the ocean waves certainly makes a great evening.

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Responded 19 hours ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! It's great to see you returned and plan on returning another time! I agree with the whole experience at Brown's Beach House, it is most definitely a special location and the culinary and service team do their best to exceed expectations for every guest! Look forward to having you back! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We paid $30 to add lobster tail to our $60 filet mignon... The lobster was a total waste of money and the rest of the meal was just mediocre...

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Responded a day ago

I was disappointed to see that you didn't enjoy your meal at Brown's Beach House. I would love to connect you with one of our food and beverage managers to discuss your time with us. Let me know if there is a way to reach out to you. With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura - Director of Quality

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ShakiraR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were amazing! The food and cocktails were delicious. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough! It was perfect for celebrating our anniversary.

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Responded a day ago

Shakira, Mahalo for your 5 star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to go online and give us a rating! So glad you picked Brown's Beach House to celebrate your anniversary! It is a special spot, hope you return for future anniversaries. With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura - Director of Quality

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Wonderful variety with local options. Perfect outdoor ambiance with excellent service and food worth coming back.

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Responded 3 days ago

Happy Birthday!!Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! So glad you chose Brown's Beach House to celebrate a birthday! I will be sure to share your feedback with our team, always great to share a wonderful review! We hope to have you back at Brown's Beach House again! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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vipBeoBob
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner. Thoughtful, personalized service. Covid-abbreviated -but still diverse- menu. Beautifully presented, tasty food. One of a kind outdoor dining venue. I hope they bring back the live entertainment soon, but the meal remains excellent. Have dined here during vacation most years since 1998.

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Responded 3 days ago

Mahalo for your rating! We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. The restaurant is located in such an amazing and special location, so glad you agree it is a one of kind outdoor venue. I will share with our leadership team you thoughts on the live entertainment, it does add even more to the evening. It is great to see you continue to return after so many years. We look forward to having you back again sometime soon. With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura - Director of Quality

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shellye
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brown's Beach for the best Poke on Hawaii and sunset but stayed for wine, main courses and a desert to share, Mud Pie. They have a German Selback Riesling on the menu for $40 that is just a delightful way to start with the Poke. While I enjoyed the Duck for my main entree I almost wish I had ordered another Poke for myself.

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Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! I am going to let our culinary team know about your feedback on the food and our pastry team know about the mud pie! Definitely a favorite of mine for sure! We hope to have you back at Brown's Beach House again! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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Marcie
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is so good. Our Server Kuo Was amazing.

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Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! I am looking forward to letting Kuo your server know that he was amazing! Thanks for the feedback! We hope to have you back at Brown's Beach House again! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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Shannyt3
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant at the Fairmont Orchid.. We came to stay at this resort when it was the Ritz Carlton 28 years ago on our honeymoon, so it’s always been a special place. Brown’s Beach House was a wonderful date spot. Outdoors and in a lush tropical garden baking up to the ocean, is a very romantic setting. The food menu is a bit paired down due to Covid and lower rates of tourism but still offers amazing courses in every category. Everything was absolutely perfect. The staff was knowledgeable, warm and friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

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Responded 5 days ago

Shanny, Would have been great to say hello when you were here as I helped open the resort as the Ritz Carlton years ago! I find the property is still as amazing and as special as it was then. I am so happy you were here for your honeymoon and have returned! I am looking forward to sharing your rating and feedback with the team. Always happy when I can let them know what a great job they continue to do! We do hope you return very soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful first night in Hawaii...good food too!

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Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review! Honest feedback and reviews are the best way for us to improve! I will share with our Brown's Beach House leadership team about your rating on the value so glad you enjoyed your time with us. We do hope to welcome you back sometime very soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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IreneS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Spectacular sunset vista setting.
Attentive, friendly service.
Creative island cuisine appropriately proportioned.
The ahi tuna is a must.
The comfortable tables are basically on the beach. No bugs.
We live on the island and will certainly return!

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! I was happy to see all your great comments about Brown's Beach House. It's great to see our kama'aina enjoying our wonderful island and so glad to see you enjoyed your evening with us! Great to see you will return! Look forward to having you back! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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vipTracieD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely beach setting, wonderful staff, great food.

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Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! I was happy to see all your great comments about Brown's Beach House and always excited to tell our team that they received a 5 on service! So glad to see you enjoyed your evening with us! Hopefully you will return sometime soon. With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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mikeD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent and the food delicious. One in our party had to get to the airport and Uber wasn’t responding. The people at the valet desk were very helpful getting a taxi.
Would definitely eat there again!

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! I will be sure to share your feedback about our team at Guest Services. So happy they were helpful. It's always great to share a fantastic review! We hope to have you back at Brown's Beach House again! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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vipJc62
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

For an expensive meal the food was mediocre at best!! Would not come back despite the beautiful setting !! Very disappointing!!

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for taking the time for giving us a rating. It looks like we disappointed you this time with us. I am so sorry you didn't have a good experience. We appreciate honest ratings and feedback it is one way to help us improve. We will be sure to share with the Chef and team at Brown's Beach House. We do hope you give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future. With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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vipLovetoEat
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 5 went for dinner. They offer a good and reasonably priced keiki menu. This was our family’s best meal of our 10 day trip. I had tempura ahi with really good veggies like kale and mushrooms. My husband loved his meal as well. The setting can’t be beat. The hotel is beautiful-we didn’t stay there this time but have in the past. The restaurant is right on the water overlooking the ocean. It’s expensive but in this case was worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a BRILLIANT meal in the Most Perfect setting. Ambiance Service and food were Beyond Excellent!!

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating! I will be sure to let the team and culinary staff at Brown's Beach House know about your experience with us. It's great your time with us was beyond excellent!! We hope to have you back at Brown's Beach House again! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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vipalohaboydean
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent but service was subpar. The spacing of salad, entree, and drinks was poorly coordinated. Entrees came as salad was being taken away, we were never asked if we wanted wine with entree, and they brought the check with dessert. It's a beautiful spot and the food was excellent, but we felt like we were being rushed to finish our meal. Not a great experience and the COVID sanitation we observed after guests left was a quick wipe down with a rag...not confidence inspiring.

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo! It looks as if we didn't meet your expectations in some aspects of your time with us. We only get better with honest feedback from our guests. We appreciate you taking the time to tell us. I will be sure to share your review with our team. We strive to give an experience to create wonderful memories and looks as if we disappointed you in a few areas. We hope you give us another opportunity in the future to exceed your expectations. Aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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CarolR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Attentive service. Delicious meal. Appreciated that menu included some land options as well as seafood.

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Carol, Mahalo for taking the time to give us a review and feedback! I will share with our Chef and our Brown's Beach House staff your rating and details. We are always so happy to share with them how everyone is enjoying their service! We hope to see you back again soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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MICHAELM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for intimate date night. You cannot beat the location and setting. Food and service were very good. We are not big eaters, but we did find the portions small.

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Michael, We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review! Honest feedback is the best way for us to make improvements. I will share with Chef and our culinary team about the portions. We hope you return soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was nice overall. The food was delicious. And our seating began nicely as we were on the lanai outside, but when the sun went down they turned on bright/harsh lights that killed the romantic vibe completely.

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast
Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your feedback! I agree the food at Brown's Beach House is so amazing. I will share with our Director of Engineering about the lighting. Definitely want to have the ambience match the whole experience. I appreciate the time you took to let us know. Honest feedback is the best way for us to improve. We hope to see you back again soon. With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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vipchgomomX2
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting....right on the beach. Good food, good service. We enjoyed.

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Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for taking the time to give us a rating! It was great to see you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you back again very soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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ElizabethW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Our favorite restaurant on the Big Island!

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Responded 5 days ago

Elizabeth, Mahalo for your 5 star review!! I love the food as well! I will be sure to share your review with our team. We are always so happy to share a great review especially when we talk about their service. We hope to see you again very soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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Fancyshmancy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Fancy place to dine among the palm trees on the beach. Value for what was delivered? Not so much. And if given the opportunity I would most likely not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team and excellent food as always and the view is perfect

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Responded 5 days ago

Mahalo for your excellent rating! I agree with you the view is incredible! So happy you enjoyed your time at Brown's Beach House! We will be sure to share your feedback with our team! We hope to see you again soon! With warm aloha, Barbie Nakamura Director of Quality

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HawaiiWriterGirl
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we have stayed in the Mauna Lani Resort area many times, this was our first visit to the Fairmont's Brown's Beach House, and it was a delight. The wait-service was friendly and fun. The setting was gorgeous, although we were not near the water. And the food was especially well conceived and prepared. In fact, I would compare the menu to Merriman's Waimea in terms of quality preparation, local ingredients, and innovative cuisine. My only complaints were that the restaurant is quite a hike from the parking lot. (Tip: take the elevators down to the ground floor! Otherwise, you will be taking several flights of stairs down to winding walkways that lead indirectly to the pool. At the Fairmont, there are no straight lines.) The other complaint was a bit of a snotty hostess who tried to convince us old farts that we had a lovely water view, although we were as far away from the shore as she could possibly seat us, perhaps hoping to seat more hip diners waterfront. Whatever. She did not charm us. Nor did she impress us. But the food, wait service, and ambiance did.

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viprobertg
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server was the icing on a memorable evening

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CindyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner.
It was fabulous!
We will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service within a beautiful setting. Able to accommodate kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

$48 for two small pieces of Duck was a bit outrageous but the service and setting were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, glorious setting. Excellent servive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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WineandDineOaktown
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing. The food was delicious. Could use a little music in the background

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip

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Jmn1
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunset dinner was amazing. Superb service by Frank and his awesome assistant Ray.

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vipLoveTheBigIsland
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with creative options. It was lovely to have dinner on the beach with tablecloths !

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Chris
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Browns went above and beyond to make dinner on our wedding night special. The service was fantastic and the food was incredible. I couldn’t recommend them enough for any special occasion!

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sheireen
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most elegant, island-atmosphere around. Quiet, instant zen but not in a hokey, new age sense. Great food infused with local ingredient accents (ulu mash...yum!). Pricey. But worth it!

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MandyP
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was just OK.
Very overpriced for the quality.
Our waiter was very nice.
I would not dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been on the island for 7 nights so far and this was our best meal yet. The service was amazing and the food! So good! We had the filet and the venison, as well as the fish dish. All of us were happy! The servers pointed our kids to the turtles on the bay and chatted then up as they on looked. Best experience yet!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambiance were all excellent! Kuha was an outstanding server!

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Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 2092 OpenTable diners.

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