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Copper Bar at Mauna Kea, Kamuela, HI

Copper Bar at Mauna Kea

4.4
4.4
613 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Dynamic Takes on Modern Traditions. Copper Bar is one of Kohala Coast’s favorite dining and gathering places. Casual, creative tapas and entrees incorporate locally grown ingredients and are easily paired with a selection of craft cocktails, locally-brewed beers, and wine. Unwind with a handcrafted Mauna Kea Mule and absorb sweeping ocean views that have beckoned travelers for generations.

*Please note that seating to guests that are not in-house at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is subject to availability*

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon, Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 882-5707
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Kohala Coast
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 613 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for scenic views

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Hot spot

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for scenic views

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Lively

613 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was unacceptably slow. Lovely ambience.

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  2. ChristineS

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mauna Kea never disappoints! We are kamaaina, were married here 23 years ago & it's our go-to for special occasions. Even though we were surprised at the extent of the current renovations happening at the hotel, the service, food, and ambiance were exceptional at the Copper Bar. Highly recommend!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I love a hotel patio dining experience. It was my birthday and I was looking forward to watching the sun set, enjoying a craft cocktail and eating a few pupus on a Friday night. I had outlined this in my reservation. The first table had zero view of the ocean/sunset. The second table I could see the ocean and a glimpse of the sun. If the dining room would have been full, I could have understood. However, the cavernous dining room was underwhelming. Out of politeness, I did not request a third table. The hostess and the waitress were kind and accommodating. I ordered a coconut cloud beverage and it was okay. This was followed by a small plate daily special, thick sliced bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers with aioli dipping sauce. The poppers were so large and the toothpicks made the presentation clunky. Removing the toothpicks was a hardship. Cutting the popper into a manageable bite was even harder. Between the cream cheese filling and the thick sliced bacon, The oil content was immense and there was absolutely no need or desire to dip it in a garlic aioli. Some light pineapple or mango salsa with a Mexican flavor of cilantro would have been a better choice. The KFC cauliflower was delicious and so was the Szechuan green beans. The entire hotel needs a refresh bringing it into the modern day. The '70s color scheme and stuffy valet parking was a little bit old school, although convenient. There was zero buzz of conversation or liveliness that's associated with a Friday night bar venue. Several unused areas were cordoned off with black landscape fabric - I didn't know if the hotel was being remodeled or torn down. The landscaping was my favorite part with a beautiful plumeria trees and established landscaping.

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  4. JTCBT

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice setting, outdoor seating with beach views and attentiveservers. Somewhat limited menu and pricey cocktails. Good for a snack after a travel day.

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  5. Kiki

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. Beautiful view.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t sleep on this resort or dining while construction is ongoing. Saturday night was very quiet as far as crowds.

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  7. MikeS

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place. Presently a lot of reno going on the hotel. Still good and will be even better after renovations

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  8. LorettaF

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Should have been advised the hotel is under major reconstruction.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    料理は美味しい!ピザはおすすめ だか、受付のスタッフが最悪! 予約完了しているにもかかわらず予約を確認出来ないと。 結果、本人が探せないだけであって、とっても不愉快な思いをした

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  10. Nancym

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a casual dinner after golf and had good food, beautiful setting and a friendly and efficient waitress. It was perfect for us for that evening. Mahalo!
    Copper Bar at Mauna KeaResponded on April 25, 2024
    Thanks for the review, Nancym! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience at Copper Bar. Your kind words mean a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon! Mahalo!

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  11. Jkg33

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful setting overlooking the ocean. Live music & a hula dancer add to the atmosphere. The food was great, it was the only hotel restaurant my kids asked to go to a second time on our trip.

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  12. GaryG

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! We definitely recommend.

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  13. Cowboycork

    Denver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Venue and ambiance are great. Service was average, food was just okay. Could have been a much better experience especially for the price. Best part: walking down the path on the hotel property to see the manta rays!

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  14. AlohaJo

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks and food. We were there on a Saturday evening with great live music. Staff super friendly and helpful with local reccs.
    Copper Bar at Mauna KeaResponded on April 23, 2024
    Thanks for the review, AlohaJo! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our drinks and food, especially our live music. We always aim to provide a great experience for our guests, and it's great to know we hit the mark for you. We hope to see you again soon at the Copper Bar at Mauna Kea. Mahalo, Chyanne Perez

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  15. LisaH

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful semi outdoor dining room…sounds of the beach are a great background to delicious sushi and pizza. Pricey but you’re also paying for the view, music and hula dancer. We liked it.
    Copper Bar at Mauna KeaResponded on April 19, 2024
    Aloha LisaH, Thank you for your positive feedback on our sushi and pizza. We're glad you enjoyed dining room and the ambiance. We understand your concern about the pricing and value. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience, and we believe that value should not be sacrificed. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again. Best regards, Copper Bar at Mauna Kea Management Team

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation for 7:30, wasn’t sat until 7:45. No big deal, but nobody even looked at us until we’ll after 8 o clock. I had to ask someone to bring us waters. Food took forever and everyone around us got dinner well before even though they arrived half an hour after us. Then our dinner was cold. Extremely disappointing when they are asking for that much money
    Copper Bar at Mauna KeaResponded on April 19, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback. We're truly sorry to hear about your recent experience at Copper Bar. It's clear that we didn't meet your expectations, and for that, we apologize. We understand that waiting can be frustrating and we're taking your comments seriously to prevent such incidents in the future. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, but we're sorry that the service didn't match up. We're committed to improving our overall experience here at Copper Bar. We look forward to your return in the future. Mahalo, Chyanne Perez -GM of Copper Bar

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  17. Kauakea

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the the copper bar, the food is amazing and great staff

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  18. AllanR

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our overall experience was great but two of us ordered kfc Korean Fried Cauliflower on the menu ---It says crispy fried cauliflower, crispy garlic, kim chee slaw, house pickled chilis. We got deep fried cauliflower and as sauce that was it ---- it was VERY disappointing and not good.

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  19. HeidiY

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks are good but food was less than stellar. We ordered a variety of small plates. The cauliflower was good, truffle fries were ok, roasted beet and caprese were fair and the mushroom flatbread was not good. I know this is a casual setting but the food was not up to par for what I would expect from any dining option at Maura Kea Resort.
    Copper Bar at Mauna KeaResponded on April 23, 2024
    Hi HeidiY, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our drinks at Copper Bar at Mauna Kea. However, we're sorry to hear that our food didn't meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback on the cauliflower, truffle fries, caprese, and mushroom flatbread. We're always striving to provide our guests with quality dishes, and your comments help us improve. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Mahalo, Chyanne Perez

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No water refills. Server and host were friendly. Ordered calamari, a mock tail, caprese salad, and Margherita flat bread. The calamari was a little chewy. I’ve had better calamari in Indiana. The flatbread was okay. The caprese salad was pretty good. Nice ambiance! Went to see the manta rays after dinner which was cool.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. The Szechuan beans are very good. Love the live music.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, ambiance and food. Live music on Mondays is wonderful.

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  23. DocC

    Milwaukee

    133 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Noisy little children everywhere… even at 8:00 p.m. Service was sluggish. Beet salad with Mahi was great. Mahi special with squash risotto could have had a greater amount of squash to rice ratio in my opinion. Wine selection by the glass was good. Music was nice when we could hear it over the chaos around us. We won’t be back. We are too old to enjoy an expensive meal amid such a noisy family settling.

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  24. MarkS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service great, food great, atmosphere great, music and hula dancer perfect…

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  25. Randy

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good however the mai frozen tai cocktail was forgettable and expensive . It was one on the poorest I’ve had. The hula dancer was excellent and the music was good. The ambience was excellent. That alone made the dinner worth it.

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  26. LoriE

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very pleased with the food, one of our best meals on the island.

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  27. KonaB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was super! My Fav Place! Sunsets are stunning!
    Copper Bar at Mauna KeaResponded on April 8, 2024
    Aloha, I'm so happy you enjoyed your time here with us at Copper, we look forward to seeing you again! Mahalo, CP

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  28. HaydenJ

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good but the service was poor and inattentive. We waited 20 minutes from being seated to the server taking our drinks order. A further 40 minutes before our appetiser arrived

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered Beet salad sushi and flatbread . The sushi was outstanding and the flatbread was very good. Beautiful restaurant.

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  30. auntiemalama

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This ocean facing venue is perfect for singles, couples or families. The live Hawaiian music added to the wind and the rare rain. I watched the sun set and the moon rise in a magical setting. Crystal, the waitstaff, special ordered a virgin lilikoi daiquiri for me and paced the meal perfectly. Oftentimes a single diner can be rushed or put into a terrible seat: not at the Mauna Kea Copper Bar. I felt like a treasured guest. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  31. foodlacky

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The daily catch was amazing. The cocktails are great though very expensive (as one would guess). Service was stellar and the live music was awesome. They take allergies seriously and make sure to communicate the needs carefully without making it a big deal. Cost aside this was our best meal at the Mauna Kea resort (both hotels)

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  32. TravelingSteed

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a pleasant evening at the Copper Bar last night. The bartenders know how to make amazing drinks, from their specialties to simple drinks. The Cohoun flatbread had amazing flavor combinations , the prosciutto on it was so delicious and I usually don’t like prosciutto. The Kona ice cream dessert with puff pastry was excellent…. The chefs here really know how to combine flavors. Couldn’t recommend the Copper bar more!!! 6 stars!

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  33. MichaelT

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the view. Oceans a plenty and we even saw whales. Place is immaculate and has gorgeous landscapes. We made a reservation and were still seated after walk ups. We arrived plenty early and were still seated 10 minutes past reservation (cancellation fee 50/person) so show up! Our table was communal and not the intimate beach view comfort we were looking for. Not best place for a Valentine’s Day dinner.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely best ambience and sunset on the island. The live Hawaiian music makes it perfect.

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  35. AnneB

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and great flexible menu that allows for healthish and also fun snack eating as well as full dinners. Loved the Broccolini, flatbreads, and sashimi as well as nice cocktail list. The music and hula dancer added to the very nice atmosphere.

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  36. MarMir

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived at 7:10 for 7:15 reservations and table was not available for st least 30 minutes. However looking around, there were several empty tables. After 20 minutes of waiting, we decided to order food at bar and take back to our room. Very disappointed after a long travel day and we had made our reservations at least one week in advance.

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  37. JoannaC

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was very kind to help us get in early because our daughter's flight was arriving 45 minutes early. Ditto the server. She was ultra kind and helped us with expedient and good service.

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  38. DonS

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Copper Bar is a favorite restaurant at the Mauna Kea Hotel. We have dined here on several occasions over the years. We will be back.

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  39. TimC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mare is a beautiful setting, and the copper bar is a part of it. The food was fantastic, and the service was very professional, but it was a little pricey.

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  40. Calgal

    Dallas

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We stood waiting at the host stand for over five minutes before we were helped. Then when our turn came even though we had a reservation for which we had arrived about 7 minutes early, the host seemed to be at a loss as to what he was supposed to do. He appeared to be a trainee, but was not being instructed very well. We had to repeat everything several times over before he seemed to understand, meanwhile the line behind us got longer and longer. We were seated at a nice table, but it took awhile for our server to take our order. And even though she repeated it correctly back to us, it did not come as requested. We ordered hamburgers with everything on the side, and it came with horseradish already on it. Don’t know if that was her error or the kitchens. That being said the food was good as were our drinks-once we got them. Our drinks took forever to come. Slow to begin with, but then the waitress spilled everything just as she got to our table and had to go back and reorder them. Dessert was slow to come too. It tasted great (we had the profiteroles), but we had to remind the waitress about our order about 12-15 minutes after it was placed, so she went to check on it and finally got it to us. As for the ambience, this is a bar with a lovely setting, but it was overrun by kids. They literally were scampering about with little to no supervision from their parents and no one from the Mauna Kea staff was asking them to be considerate of the other patrons. It was obnoxious how they behaved and that the Mauna Kea staff allowed it.

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FAQs

Copper Bar at Mauna Kea is rated 4.4 stars by 613 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Copper Bar at Mauna Kea

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Kamuela, HI 96743-9706

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kohala Coast
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon, Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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