CanoeHouse

4.8
915 Reviews
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Welcome to the iconic CanoeHouse. Celebrating Hawaii’s soulful connection between land and sea with seasonal menus highlighting the island’s unique bounty—everything from locally raised abalone and fresh caught opakapaka (snapper) to tart poha berries and tender heart of palm. Led by executive chef Matt Raso and general manager Yuka Raso, the talented husband-and-wife team are honored to pay homage to the past while artfully infusing new island-inspired Japanese cuisine. Try the talented duo's 6-course $135 'MY' menu, or relax and enjoy the full menu, portioned and designed to share. Unparalleled Pacific Ocean views and contemporary indoor-outdoor space. Enjoy the mesmerizing glows of tiki torches and fire pits all evening long, and taste the legacy.

Please kindly note that CanoeHouse accepts reservations 24 hours in advance.

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 915 people are saying
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vipHISeekerofdelicious
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous creative food. The new My menu courses were all delicious. Service was excellence with Aloha.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CanoeHouse was the BEST meal we had while visiting the island!! The service, staff, cocktails, food and overall experience were top notch!! Great way to end our final dinner!

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vipALANT
Philadelphia
180 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and setting. Both fish entrees were excellent as were corn ribs 'pull apart bread. A go to place.

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EvanA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, delicious, and elegant.

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PatriciaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food. Totally recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, service, and food did not disappoint! We love Canoe House. It is the best restaurant on the island.

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vipLaurentA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Overpriced. Food ok. Great setting.

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Dina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Within the Mauna lani Auberge resort, this is my favorite restaurant on island. Best food and ambience. It’s always a great time

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SDubs
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the six course tasting and can’t wait to return and try more dishes. The view of the ocean was gorgeous and we were so glad to be there at sunset. Everyone was very friendly and every element of the meal was impeccable. We especially loved the panna cotta dessert.

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LorenH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we’ve had on the island in a while.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Prices are HIGH.

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LiangW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Sunset at seaside, can’t beat that! Food was delicious and service was pretty good too.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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honestJ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, incredibly rediculously expensive

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AnitaC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant on the island! The food is fabulous, and the setting on the lanai is absolutely beautiful.

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PaulP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We ordered a variety of dishes so we could taste as many as possible and loved everything!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside with incredible view , tables well spaced,

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vipSnorkelRoger
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

$22 mixed green salad and $16 bread! The prices are eye-popping for à la carte…and not entirely justified, even in this luxurious island destination. Service is sloooow and service quality appears to depend on who you are and which server you get (some seemed to always be around and very cheerful…ours never was around to check on us or put us in a better mood). My guess is you get more attention if you’re a regular or an Auberge guest. We were neither. Several cocktails and dishes are excellent (warayaki is a must!), and the atmosphere is downright enchanting. You’re paying to be at the golden dining spot of the Gold Coast. It’s a classic Auberge splurge…and a 50/50 chance of being magical, or one where you’re disappointed and leave wondering why you just spent $150-200 a person there.

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FredP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Setting, menu, service, food were outstanding.

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vipSusieschwartz
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning setting to enjoy a delicious meal. Sublime evening from start to finish.

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vipWilliam
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Setting is stunning. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite meal experience on the Big Island. We had excellent service, the meal was fantastic, and then add the atmosphere. It was a perfect night.

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Genevieve
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a vegan friend (I'm not vegan) and most of our dishes were from their vegan menu. We were very happy with the offerings we chose. We had the Kahuku Corn Ribs, Crispy Maitake Mushrooms, Tatsoi Oyster Mushroom Nabe, and Mushroom and Tofu Smoking Pot. They were all excellent. I did opt for a non-vegan dessert, Hawaii Island Goat Cheese Mousse. That was amazing. They also veganized their panna cotta dessert for my friend and she absolutely loved that as well. Beautiful ambiance, excellent and friendly service, and scrumptious yummies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Lamb chop entrees and side order of vegetables were over seasoned and very salty. Could not eat. Sashimi and gyoza appetizers were great.

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BeckyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. A little expensive. Overall was a very nice experience.

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GinaG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best dining experience that we have had in years. The view was breath taking. Service was 5 star and food was exceptional. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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ScottT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on the big island. Go for the prix fix menu

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vipsas412
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery, wonderful service. It’s expensive but for a special occasion or splurge, worth it.

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DeweyN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The radish salad was excellent, kampachi not so much. I miss the old canoe house. Ambiance has been improved slightly but not the food. Their special fried rice in a sizzling dish was barely warm.

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LauraM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful oceanfront dining with outstanding food. Can't wait to go back!

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dragonfly
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stumbled upped this restaurant inside the Mauna Lani hotel. The food was excellent! And the portion was surprisingly generous.

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vipMelindaA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We ate there twice this week. It’s even more beautiful than it was be!ore.
The food is a teensy bit try hard, as was our waiter, but you can’t beat the experience.

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viptucsondiego
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipJenniferO
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! The chefs special Ono was delicious. The oysters are the best I’ve ever had. We were rewarded with a breathtaking sunset as well!

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NeilG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and scenery... what you would expect from a great restaurant...

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vipBunny
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We ordered the fixed price menu. Everything was excellent except for the fish and meat course. The fish (ono) was dry as a result of being overcooked. The beef was a bit tough to chew. Would probably not return as there are better options for less money.

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vipLeeG
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Food superb and service was outstanding. Above what you would expect at a high end restaurant.

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vipKrisA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t imagine a more special setting for a beautiful evening!

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JohnM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food around. But you pay for it.
Excellent atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful meal celebrating anniversary. Absolutely would return and recommend over and over.

FAQs

CanoeHouse is rated 4.8 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.