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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

4.6
4.6
2788 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 34 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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

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  • Hawaii / Big Island

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  1. SJ

    SilviaJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As wonderful as it was 14 years ago! Would definitely recommend for special occasions.
  2. CB

    ClaudiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place! The food and the service were very good.
  3. JM

    JoeM

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Service and ambiance are best things they have going for them. The food was blah… and expensive. Better places to spend that kind of $$$
  4. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Sadly, we had a less than perfect dining experience. The service was poor and our entrees were mixed up. Our reservations were made months ago and despite arriving before our reservation time, we were seated at a less than prime location. The hostess also sat a family with misbehaving young children next to us. We were ready for our dining experience to end. Disappointing reservation that we had planned for many months. 😒
  5. LA

    LisaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Absolutely glorious venue for a lovely sunset dinner.
  6. SH

    SeanH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    The 4 diamond does not equate to our experience. The ambiance on the ocean was incredible but food was sub par and not what we were expecting
  7. SC

    SusanC

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! To begin, the hostess immediately asked if we had food allergies. Since I do, I very much appreciated the care by the staff to avoid any allergies. The service was outstanding and the setting could not have been more beautiful. Finally, the food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant.
  8. BK

    BrianK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the service is good. The menu needs an update. It's the same menu as last year 2021 and maybe even 2019. My filet was not very big and did not taste like the meat was prime. For $65 this should be prime and thick. The Broccolini had nothing going on with it. Tasted like it was blanched and not seasoned. The Tempura Ahi was of good quality but the accompaniments were drab, the kale tasted unseasoned as well. You can't beat the setting but the food needs to be better. I am only answering that I would recommend to a friend because of the atmosphere.
  9. TJ

    TJB13

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. A truly wonderful evening.
  10. J

    Josh

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Vegan options were simply bad and not worth it. The congee was rather terrible.
  11. RC

    RichardC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Be careful if you order the prawns because they serve the head and everything which is unusual and unexpected.
  12. CP

    CindyP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Can't believe I've never tried this restaurant before. I've been missing out. Great food and service. The atmosphere is unbeatable. I can't wait to go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Food and service were excellent!
  14. EH

    EricH

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Stunning setting, impeccable service and delicious food. Other reviewers’ criticisms of small portion sizes were unfounded. Dessert does not seem to be the focus of this kitchen.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The vegetarian dish, cauliflower steak and roasted vegetables were un edible. The cauliflower was not cooked in steak form but two clumps placed under a broiler and was served hard as a rock with no sauce or seasoning on either the cauliflower or the roasted vegetables. The waiter apologized but didn’t seem to care either way. My husband ordered the fish special and the portion was extremely small for $70 a plate. At the end of the meal the waiter brought two complimentary cookies on a plate that rolled off the plate in front of us and he proceeded to pick the cookies up with his hands and put them back on the plate. This restaurant is completely overpriced and not worth the money.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our anniversary and was so happy that they paid attention to my request; we got amazing seats! The hostess was just the sweetest person! The food from start to finish; AMAZING! First of all the Ube rolls with honey butter is like a dessert! We got the poke for appetizer so fresh and delicious! I got the duck with hash which was savory and sweet! My husband got the Hawaiian venison and it tasted like a filet! Dessert was the tres leche passion fruit cake which was really good; a little too cakey for me but still good. Overall I would absolutely eat here again for friendly service, views, and food! Well done!
  17. CS

    CSF1

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for its lovely setting, gracious service and delicious food. My favorite place to take visitors.
  18. RC

    RumaC

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning beachfront setting, top of the line service, excellent fresh fish prepared simply but with attention to island flavors. Highly recommend!
  19. V

    Victoria

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience. Second time here and just as good as the first time. Service food and ambiance were all excellent.
  20. KT

    KeithT

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is all about class; in service, food quality and ambiance. It has to be in the top 10 on the big island. Food was creative but not over the top. Even the wine list was varied and not priced as high as I would have thought. They obviously want you to enjoy the full food and wine experience. I would highly recommend this place especially for a special occasion. For my wife and I, it was our last day of our vacation on the islands.
  21. A

    Annmarie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner at Brown’s Beach House! Everything was fantastic from the beautiful location, to the delicious meal, to the impeccable service. The entire team made our anniversary dinner absolutely wonderful. Thank you!
  22. KP

    KatieP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance with music. I booked a 6pm dinner to see the sunset. Wonderful views. Champagne was excellent. I LOVED my meal (tempura ahi), my husband didn’t care for his (he found the kabocha gnocchi too sweet). My vegetables and our starter could have used a tiny pinch more salt. Ultimately we will try other places at similar price points before we revisit.
  23. JN

    JerNat

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great anniversary and babymoon celebratory dinner here! Iokua was so friendly and great vibe, also had an amazing tip for us first time parents :-). Romantic ambiance, good music, delicious food, and excellent service. Looking forward to coming back for more celebrations :-D.
  24. RD

    RobertD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant, yet casual. Beautiful beach setting, with excellent service and ambiance. Be sure to time reservations for the sunset. Menu is not overly extensive, but will satisfy even the most discriminating foodie.
  25. PM

    PamelaM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally enjoyed our evening at Browns. Service was excellent, Liana was attentive but not pushy. Her suggestions on our meal were the best. A server even walked me to the restroom which was a distance from our table, because he said the area was not well lit. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The view was magnificent. The Food to die for. Prices are what you would expect for fine dining. The singer was excellent as well and added to our evening. We are returning, my husband made another reservation as we left.
  26. t

    turtle

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent meal and location. Only negative was a large function playing loud music that took away from the atmosphere.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 25th wedding anniversary and the service my husband and I received throughout dinner was top notch! We truly felt like VIPs on our special day! Thank you so very much for making the evening so memorable!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in an even greater setting. Parking is a bit tough but that’s just being picky! Service was fantastic. Sunset from the patio makes this a home run.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for our anniversary dinner. I recommend going at sunset and requesting a table close to the lawn.
  30. GV

    GeorgiaV

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for for our 20th anniversary. The ambiance was perfect, beautiful. We felt so relaxed. Our food and service was top notch. Food was very good. This reservation did not disappoint.
  31. KF

    KarenF

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service, beautiful setting. Go at sunset time to watch the sunset.
  32. SO

    SusanO

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Unfortunately, a large corporate event had a party on the beach 50 feet away and the ambience was tainted by their DJ. Beet salad was amazing, had gnocchi as entree and it could have been better.
  33. j

    jlybn

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a perfect location for a romantic, sunset dinner. Tables are close to the beach, with a spectacular view. A guitarist was playing soft tunes. The filet was buttery tender and melted in my mouth. Cheddar mashed potatoes, broccolini, and sweet potato rolls completed the entree. Kona coffee Mudslide pie was the perfect ending.
  34. PH

    PaulH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Brown's missed mightily on our visit 9/16. They allowed an authorized loud music company party next door while our singer/guitarist was playing. He had to quit for the evening, ruining the ambience for all other diners as well. It was the largest disappointment of our vacation.
  35. KT

    KimberlyT

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The view is the big draw. Food was delicious and our server was very pleasant. Highly recommend.
  36. MS

    MichelleS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and sunset views from our table.
  37. LM

    LisaMarieM

    Hawaii

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here by the ocean. They gave us a great table for our 38th anniversary. The food was excellent. I had the duck and my husband had the filet mignon. An amazing evening all around. Prepare for a leisurely meal. Watch the sunset and the torch lighting complete with conch blowing ceremony. Beautiful! Mahalo Nui Loa!
  38. EL

    ErinLynn

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location and views are amazing, food and service were phenomenal. It was so good we had to go back a few days later to eat there again before we left the island!
  39. K

    Karen

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything about Brown's. The setting is spectacular. We enjoyed the gorgeous sunset views. The food is excellent. We have 2 vegan members of our family and they loved the vegan options, as well as everyone else in our group, loved their dinner choices. The wait staff is superb- thoughtful, paying attention to every detail, excellent overall service. And the mud pie for dessert should not be missed!
  40. LL

    LeaL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was soooo nice and helpful. They don't definitely went above expectations. My husband and I were celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary and everything contributed to the specialness of the occasion.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 2788 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 34 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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, 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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