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

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

4.7
4.7
2669 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.

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Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-2000 ext. 7330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Viviano

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact hotel for more information

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,669 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Hot Spot

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Scenic View

  • Hawaii / Big Island

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  1. l

    love2dine

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress made our wedding anniversary extra special. Linda was a doll, food was delicious and gourmet and the setting was beyond beautiful! Worth every penny. A real treat with Hawaiian hospitality

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Gorgeous views of the ocean. Nice music. Food was good. Not great.

  3. ST

    SkipT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Food was really tasteless and very expensive. Service was very basic. I would not go there again.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fantastic 10/10 So thankful to have had that experience We had the opportunity to have a premium prime tomahawk ribeye at a great market price of $185

  5. MA

    MattA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful time and had some of the best service I’ve ever received at a restaurant. Food was delicious and very filling. Drinks tend to be a bit expensive but that’s to be expected.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined here at sunset on Father’s Day. From start to finish, everything was perfect. There was no rush to get us out of our seats after dinner either. Location, service and food is absolutely top notch and worth every penny!

  7. E

    Ednar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    We ordered pork belly, lobster bisque, and prawns to start overall very good the prawns were nothing impressive. For mains we ordered filet mignon, ribeye, and a fish dish. Honestly for the price the ribeye left us with more expectations.

  8. s

    shawna

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing and our waitress was so friendly and helpful. We loved everything about this place. Would definitely go there again.

  9. YD

    YeseniaD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous views , the resort was beyond beautiful and the food was amazing . it was a hidden jewel

  10. RC

    RebeccaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service and food quality! I took my mom for a special birthday dinner for her while we stayed at the Fairmont. We ordered the clams, mushrooms and duck. All the food came out timely and wonderfully. Plus, their purple sweet potato rolls are amazing. In an unusual turn of the weather, it rained that evening and the restaurant staff had to move all the dining tables under cover. They had to do a lot of work to accommodate their dinner guests with the rain but they were all very pleasant. I give them kudos for providing excellent service despite the weather challenges. I'll definitely be back to Brown's for other special dining occassions.

  11. DL

    DebraL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best setting ever. Even rain didn’t dampen our evening, although Felicia moved us as soon as she could to a table underneath roof cover. Food outstanding and unique. Really honored our anniversary with personalized dessert

  12. KO

    KristinO

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience for our honeymoon! We loved Erik and the rest of the staff were all so friendly. Food was fantastic - the lobster bisque was insane. Especially loved hearing the awful family next to us get bossed around by the mom all night. Felt like we were in an episode of White Lotus!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at Brown’s. I could only get an 8pm reservation, but they called earlier on the day and offered earlier times so we were able to get a table at sunset. The ambience is sublime and the sunset was spectacular. Our server, Janice, was very attentive and answered all our questions about the menu and other aspects of the Big Island. The food was outstanding. The pr icing is what you’d expect from a top tier Hawaiian resort restaurant. That makes it special occasion for us and the whole experience was special. The live music was delightful and the whole evening was a tropical dream. I highly recommend this if it’s in your budget.

  14. TP

    TheoP

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Beautiful outdoor setting. We all thought the food was good. Our waitress was excellent and attentive. It was way overpriced but I'm glad we tried it.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting and ambiance. Lovely Hawaiian music. Food was good. Wonderful evening.

  16. JT

    JoeT

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great time celebrating

  17. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Food is boring or not tasty, atmosphere is great.

  18. JS

    JessicaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Good views poor food

  19. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Beautiful, romantic location. They were short-staffed this night and service took a long time. Food and drinks were good.

  20. LK

    LoriK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For a special occasion you couldn't find a better place. Food was great, service was impeccable and location was perfect. We're local and this has alway been a special place to eat. We'll be back.

  21. E

    Elly

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, great service in beautiful Hawaii. Just wish it was somewhat less expensive.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant!! One of my favorites. Nice music as well and not too loud.

  23. LC

    LCOmaha

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most incredible meals we've shared. They made my mom's 90th birthday so special.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a special place! We had a great experience. The food (especially the poke and venison) was amazing. The ambiance is wonderful. And the service was also wonderful. I am so glad we were able to get a table at this place. Highly recommend.

  25. VP

    VladP

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got married (eloped) and came to Brown’s to celebrate. The most memorable and romantic experience we have ever had. We were seated in time to watch the glorious sunset! Everything was perfect… from the champagne to desert and everything in between. We could not recommend any more highly.

  26. 1

    1313

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary meal at Browns Beach House. Right from the start we were pleased that the table was private and afforded us a a ‘front row’ view of the stunning sunset. Thank you for such a lovely table! We started with two cocktails. The bar service is excellent. Knowing we were going to order a lot of food (everything on the menu sounded so good!) we split the Caesar salad. It was amply sized, fresh and the dressing was creamy and perfectly balanced. For appetizers we ordered the poke, the steamed clams and the pork belly. The clams were perfectly cooked. There was a generous amount of smoked pork belly, mushrooms and bok choy in the dish. I found them overwhelmingly smoky but my husband enjoyed them. My husband also enjoyed the pork belly (he said it was tender, a bit sweet but very flavorful). My husband also ordered the poke which had avocado in it. Because of an avocado allergy I planned not to eat it. To my surprise the thoughtful chef strategically placed the avocado purée on the plate so I could get bites without avocado. Thank you chef. For our entrées I had the kampachi with coconut rice(perfectly cooked, flavorful and basically Hawaii on a plate) delicious! My husband enjoyed the filet. He said it was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. The cheddar potatoes, onion rings and the sauce made for a beautiful dish. Our server Iokua was friendly, knowledgeable about the food(he took time to explain each dish) and frequently checked in to make sure our meal was going well. He and his other team members have mastered the balance between meeting your needs and providing a pleasant dining experience without hovering. Thank you! For dessert we shared the mud pie which came on a plate with happy anniversary written in chocolate. Just lovely. The French press Kona coffee was another example of Browns Beach House taking the extra step to elevate everything they serve. We highly recommend this restaurant for pleasurable meal.

  27. MB

    MeggieBux

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful location, delicious food and drinks, and outstanding service!

  28. JC

    JohnC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was our wedding anniversary and Linda took us to a quiet table at water's edge. Gave us a complimentary champagne toast and took great care of us during our visit. Food was very good albeit from a limited menu. But I'd rather go to a restaurant with a smaller menu that does everything well. Staff was friendly and efficient.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Delightful!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful 65th birthday celebration. Service was terrific. Food was delicious. It was a memorable evening. Thank you!

  31. HI

    HIBill

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Yesterday, we had our third dinner at Brown's Beach House this year. The sweet potato bread was as good as ever! The lobster bisque tasted very, very strong, and I thought it was extremely over-salted. I should have returned it. I had the tempura ahi, and also thought that this was over-salted. I'm a bit disappointed, as the other two meals we had there were fantastic.

  32. JK

    JustinK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinner…amazing setting and amazing service all added up to one magical evening

  33. RE

    RichE

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner, great location and great service. Have never been disappointed.

  34. 3

    3islands2022

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was tremendous. Had to lower service rating because we waited 25 minutes before we tracked down our server to get the bill.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    Setting was nice, but the food quality and service were poor - NOT worth the price…

  36. SF

    SethF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting with exceptional service. Expensive but delicious. Be sure to reserve way ahead for a sunset dinner!

  37. RB

    RobertaB

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting especially at sunset. The servers are fantastic. The kampachi dish was the favorite of our table. My duck was a bit tough, so stay with the fish options. Would highly recommend for a special occasion. They treat you well.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The drinks and ambiance

  39. TV

    TommyVega

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding setting, service and food.

  40. S

    Stepha

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. The sunset views are amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast is rated 4.7 stars by 2669 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast

1 North Kaniku Drive Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary valet and self parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Viviano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-2000 ext. 7330

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact hotel for more information

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Kwok: (808) 885-2000 ext. 7360

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