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Canoehouse Exteriror - CanoeHouse, Kamuela, HI

CanoeHouse

4.8
4.8
1850 Reviews
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Dine amongst the company of friends old and new, celebrating Hawaii's soulful connection between land and sea while marveling at the golden sun as it sinks into the Pacific. A storied and special restaurant cherished by visitors and locals alike, CanoeHouse enjoys Japanese-inspired dishes crafted mindfully with diverse ingredients.

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

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 885-6622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • 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

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What 1,850 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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

    Good for special occasions

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and tasting menu. Best meal of the week on the Big Island.
  2. SS

    SeattleShoegirl

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Canoe House is absolutely gorgeous and the food and service was amazing. Ian was very attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were last there 5 years ago. It was one of our favorite restaurants. They have changed it into a Japanese restaurant. It is very expensive and the food was only ok. We had to hunt for things we wanted to eat that were affordable. We won't be going back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our friends anniversary with the tasting menu. Amazing experience, wonderful food. Loved it.
  5. MM

    MichelleM

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner. It was my birthday and this was the perfect place to celebrate. The views were amazing. And the food was amazing. We will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food amazing ambience
  7. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Great setting. Very, very expensive for what you get.
  8. L

    Luke

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great atmosphere great food
  9. J

    Jhh2

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good but for the
  10. A

    Annie

    Anchorage

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    We knew it was pricey before we made reservations but the food was just mediocre and not worth the price. I had the Koji Chicken and it was dry. We had the shiitake mushrooms for an appetizer and it had no flavor. The pull apart bread was okay. My husband liked his lobster but he has had better. A glass of wine was 38.00. If you’re going to drink wine buying a bottle is the way to go depending on what bottle you choose. The waiter seemed annoyed when asked questions about the menu. it took 10 minutes before he even approached us when we first sat down. The only great thing about this dining experience was the restaurant’s location on the beach. We were there at sunset and it was absolutely beautiful!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Did not enjoy the table location on the side outside of the restaurant
  12. M

    Martymaz

    Hawaii

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are able to get reservations for Canoe House you are in for a treat: Ambiance: World Class Ocean Front with memorable sunsets amidst elegant yet casual and comfortable decor. Service: Friendly, intelligent, thoughtful and over flowing with aloha. Food: Unique, ambitious, and just down right delicious. You thought the last course was the best until you get the next one. Drinks: Made perfectly - so delicious. Experience: Memorable and special.
  13. CH

    ClaireH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melody was our waitress and extremely knowledgeable with recommendations and making sure that most of our picks were made gluten free. We had the peppers, maitaki mushrooms, the clams, a fish entree and the roasted veggies. Everything was delicious and the final highlight with some great desserts.. flourless chocolate and goat cheese cake.. yummy .
  14. JK

    JimK

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Over priced
  15. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent location and great service. Although pricey, but foods is very good with high quality.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere. Prices were way higher than necessary. Food was good, but not at the level that the prices would indicate.
  17. C

    Carl

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Beautiful setting and friendly (though very slow) service, but the food was not good at all. Scallop sashimi the lovely scallops were ruined by way too much salt. Likewise, tuna poke sashimi, the excellent tuna was totally overpowered by the crispy garlic. Kanpachi was bland, oily, and barely edible. Fried rice flavorless and a total rip-off at $25. Waiter was charming, but was obviously being pushed to recommend profit-makers such as the rip-off fried rice. High prices not justified by the very poor execution. A huge disappointment.
  18. TS

    TSiena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite experience from beginning to end. Perfectly prepared and presented in a stunning environment with exceptional staff.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever
  20. B

    Birthday

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We liked it so much mid-vacation that we went back for our last night
  21. a

    adab

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food tasted like it had been reheated in the microwave.
  22. GG

    GeorgG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant!!!
  23. GK

    GregoryK

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very attentive & food was delicious
  24. GB

    GeriB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The Sancere wine and the fried lobster appetizer were the best. The rest was just ok
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Canoe house is our favorite restaurant on the Big Island. From the first cocktail to the last bite of dessert, we were appreciative of the chefs and staff. The setting is second to none as we watched whales swim by as the sun set. Love this place!
  26. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a beautiful sunset on a beautiful, and solitude piece of the world. Fabulous dinner and accommodating a special request for a dinner favorite, of past, to blend with the Chef’s Selection for the night, was nothing short of amazing.
  27. SD

    SarahD

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was amazing; very relaxing. Food is very pricey, but overall very tasty as well. Make this your once a year dinner for a celebration!
  28. DM

    DeliseM

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Service was pretentious, uninvolved and uncaring about making our experience positive. We were 50% done with our appetizer when our dinner arrived. It was corrected. But I nearly choked on the shrimp appetizer, was coughing and gulping water. They did not even bother to ask if I was ok. Food was over salted and lacking flavor of the ingredients. We have had dinner here at least 50 times before Agarbage took over. It was one of our favorite restaurants in the world. This was the worst experience we have ever had in a very long time. We will never go back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife here for her 31st birthday. Phenomenal food, service, drinks and a killer sunset view. We set a reservation for 5:45 but didn’t get the table we requested for in the reservation notes, but the staff were accommodating and moved us to a table closer to the water/view which was nice. A definite must go to restaurant when visiting the Big Island!
  30. F

    Foodie

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had the tasting menu. Excellent. This is one of the better restaurants on the Island.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Maybe because this is a post lockdown syndrome, but it seems the nice environment and service has really gone backwards!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good overpriced food. Great setting. Adequate service. There is better fine dining in the Kohala area.
  33. AD

    ArielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing place on the island with amazing scenery! The food was yummy!
  34. BO

    BOBW

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is pretty good. But the weather is so boring
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth the money! Outstanding meal all around!
  37. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service - beautiful location.
  38. KP

    KathrynP

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food setting and service- just very expensive
  39. DP

    DarleenP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another delicious meal in a beautiful setting. The corn ribs, lobster tempura, and shared garlic rice highly recommended.
  40. MK

    MarkK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

CanoeHouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1850 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 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

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • 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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