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Canoehouse Exteriror - CanoeHouse, Kamuela, HI

CanoeHouse

4.7
4.7
2765 Reviews
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Long regarded as the premier dining destination among the Hawaiian islands, this beloved institution is a gathering place for generations of friends, families and neighbors. Helmed by Executive Chef Mark Libunao, CanoeHouse features thoughtful, seasonal dishes that celebrate Hawaii’s landscape through Japanese-Paniolo inspired cuisine, accompanied by craft-cocktails and diverse wine selections.
Please kindly note that CanoeHouse accepts reservations 30 days in advance for outside guests of Mauna Lani.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creative Japanese, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 885-6622
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mark Libunao
  • Neighborhood
    Kamuela
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,765 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Overall

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Food

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Innovative

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Romantic

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

2,765 Reviews
  1. nikkib

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sunset dinner! Service and food exceptional.

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  2. MikefromMichigan

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is clearly a luxury splurge dinner on the beach. Overall it was worth it, though the salads were a bit underwhelming as to creativeness and variety. It is almost priced beyond reasonable, especially drinks/wine, but again, recognize it as a splurge for a very special occasion and enjoy it. Very classy overall, super attentive and kind staff.

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  3. KaileeP

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous space. Excellent food. The poke ahi sashimi is to die for. Do not skip the ube cheesecake. The pull apart bread is the softest bread we’ve ever had. Recommended to everyone who visits the big island

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, exceptional food, exceptional ambiance. This is the place to come for your last night in Hawaii.

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  5. SIEGFRIEDR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere, service , and food. Mahalo!

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  6. JeffreyR

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since the remodel of the hotel we have visited the canoe house at least twice a year or more. I’m sorry to say that we were extremely disappointed. Not with the bar tenders (we like sitting at the bar) but with the food and the Items they removed from the menu. Makes sense when we heard “new chef”. Just very disappointing since ambiance is excellent.

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  7. ABauer

    San Joaquin

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were impressed with CanoeHouse in every aspect: service was friendly and welcoming yet very professional and staff had excellent knowledge of the menu options. We received terrific recommendations and learned about the chef’s technique and approach. The setting is spectacular and there is not a bad table in the house. Food was expertly prepared. Recipes showed creativity while not becoming so exotic as to leave diners confused. The restaurant is designed with efficiency and care to every small detail. Staff worked really well together and it was a really outstanding experience for us. This is by no means your typical hotel restaurant. Make the effort to visit CanoeHouse even if you are not a Mauna Lani guest!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and food. We had a large party and it couldn’t have been better.

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  9. Winepress

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster was one of our top meals. I would order it again. Our server, Sam is also a Canoe House treasure. Love this place and will return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing evening at Canoehouse! The Pork Jowl and the Whole lobster were delicious, the service attentive and the location is jaw dropping.

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FAQs

CanoeHouse is rated 4.7 stars by 2765 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for CanoeHouse

68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Kamuela, HI 96743

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kamuela
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Creative Japanese, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark Libunao
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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