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Copper Bar at Mauna Kea, Kamuela, HI

Copper Bar at Mauna Kea

4.3
4.3
342 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The iconic Copper Bar is back. Redesigned to embrace its storied past while launching modern traditions for a dynamic future, it’s 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 is subject to availability.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 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

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What 342 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for Groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Hot Spot

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Scenic View

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. HS

    HollyS

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, salads, sushi and service. Gorgeous view and nice music too!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The setting is beautiful and the food delicious, but the service really left something to be desired. The waiter was uninterested and slow. He rarely came by the table and when he did he seemed a bit bothered. The restaurant was fairly empty so I was surprised by this quality of service.
  3. G

    Georgia

    Hawaii

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This has been one of our go-to places that we love, however, this night was really off. There usually are beautiful flowers on the hostess station - but it was bare and noticeable (to me). Had to wait a few minutes to be seated even though there were only about 5 tables with guests. The service was slow - my husband's ice tea had no ice in it, no refill offered. My truffle fries had a small sprinkling of Parmesan but other than that no different than the fries that came with his hamburger. The music and hula dancer were awesome and added to the ambiance. Overall it just didn't have the WOW factor I'm used to here even though it was a slow night.
  4. JV

    JuneV

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Went for our anniversary and was very Impressed!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Location is unbeatable! Delicious food. Service is a bit slow but overall great dining experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Robert, was prompt and attentive. New York strip and seared Ahi were great. Cocktails great. Thanks for a delicious birthday dinner.
  7. EH

    EricH

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Food was ok. I got a mai Tia to drink. Very strong. I had a horrible headache and was up all night as a result.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Spectacular ambience but food is lacking. Service is very slow so expect to have an extended dining experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert, our server, was especially nice and accommodating. Dinner was delicious
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you again for the wonderful dinner! Rowena is a great asset!
  11. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We went here to celebrate our son’s 21st birthday. The hostess was very nice and welcoming. The atmosphere was beautiful. Server acted like he wanted to be anywhere else but there. 2 of the 6 dishes we ordered were good- fish special and pasta. Truffle fries were not freshly made. Ahi was the worst we have ever had. Overall, expensive for a less than mediocre experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for my wife's birthday and had an absolutely awesome meal and ambience.
  13. SK

    SonomaK

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, ambiance nice but not as lovely as a Hou Tree or Manta.
  14. SS

    StaceyS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the Copper Bar to celebrate our nephew's engagement. Pomai Brown was the live entertainment and he was fantastic. The service was great and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend the experience.
  15. m

    markl

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night at the Copper Bar with first night of the Big Island Blues & Jazz Festival complimenting the excellent food and drinks. Oh...and don't forget the Malada dessert...oh my...Da Best...no ka oi.
  16. E

    Emma

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and beautifully prepared food. Good live music and a beautiful view
  17. LM

    LisaM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was delicious, and we were fortunate enough to get an ocean view so the ambience was fabulous. Unfortunately our server seemed like he just didn’t want to be there and was very overwhelmed and apathetic to the quality of our experience.
  18. O

    Outoftown

    Raleigh

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good. Enjoyed the fish of the day - it was great. Sushi was excellent. Wine selection was a little limited. But overall very nice.
  19. LL

    LynnieLew

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    This is a lovely setting with comfortable seating and sunset views and very good food. Service was a bit slow but that’s the post-COVID world at some places (including this one).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Was my husband’s birthday We wanted some place quiet with local music and great sunset views
  21. CE

    CharlesE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, great service, great atmosphere, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best dinner we have had in the resort complex
  23. LP

    LizzieP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely end of school celebration. The noise level with the music playing makes it almost impossible to talk. Please ask the musician not to use the amplifier. Music should be BACKGROUND!!!!!
  24. P

    Patrick

    Hawaii

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Copper Bar is a beautiful, ocean-front, open-air restaurant in the Mauna Kea Hotel. There is live music and often a hula dancer, nightly. The food is always very good and the restaurant is very kid-friendly and one of the best on the Big Island. The only issue, sometimes, is the service. Often, when large groups are being accommodated, the service can be slow, especially at the initial meeting with the server.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Arugula was not trimmed and stems too tough to eat. No basil on items that included basil. Used basil flakes. I thought that sashimi might have been sliced thinner and that also would provide more in the bowl
  26. D

    Darpave

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The hearts of palm salad was delicious! Also the mushroom crusted mahi was surprisingly good if somewhat busy. Could use a more extensive wine list. Not a bargain, but then if you come here you can’t be surprised. Enjoyed it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Really feel bad leaving a negative review as the people who tirelessly work here are as warm and kind as can be. The food, unfortunately, is really not enjoyable. They took special care with allergies, which I appreciated. Unfortunately I just didn’t want to eat the food after the first couple of bites.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Waitress did not complete drink order, food is marginal, not what you’d expect from such an expensive hotel
  29. KZ

    KrisZ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Shasime was excellent . Caesar salad was bland . Fish of the day was tasty but over cooked , decent meal .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The first night we dined, we ordered a lot of alcohol and we’re treated well. The second night we dined there, we didn’t feel like drinking and the waiter treated us as if he couldn’t be bothered. Guests should not be judged by how much we spend per meal. This seems to be the theme at the Mauna Kea property. It’s very disappointing. I felt like just a dollar sign to them. I guess that’s all i am.. sad.
  31. TO

    ToomuchcriteriaOT

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location and ocean views. Great food and entertainment.
  32. MH

    MaiHawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty vegetarian options, considerate service, and delightful ambiance made Copper Bar my ultimate favorite restaurant on the Mauna Kea Property. I tried the KFC, broccolini, and the mashed potatoes and they were delicious especially compared to the options in the area. The server, Delrae, was exceedingly friendly and checked on me just the proper amount of times. The bartender made an enjoyable Mule with Tequila as requested. Until the very last minute, I enjoyed Copper Bar. If you're looking for a meal nearby and are a veggie fan, I highly recommend!
  33. a

    allang

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food and drinks were just ok. Value poor and service very poor. I don’t mind paying for good food but our meals were fair at best.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Waited while receptionist chatted with couple before us even tho their table was ready. We then had too wait 15 mins at our table before waiter arrived. He also brought wrong beer when asked for refill
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Table not ready at time of reservation. Had to wait a long time for first course. Server lied to us about reason for delay. One of our party’s fish was raw in the center. Server brought a replacement portion of fish that was cooked and said he wouldn’t charge for it. Table was small with uncomfortable seating and wobbled until the sever fixed it.
  36. JS

    JaneenS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The Copper Bar was an awesome experience. The view and ambience is amazing, the music is perfect and the service is impeccable. Like with most hotel restaurants, the food is average, but the overall appeal is well worth the cost of the meal. Definitely on point if you are looking for a beautiful, lovely, well served meal on the big island.
  37. m

    mgdlps

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cuisine we tried sushi menu and fresh fish of the day. All delicious. Staff were awesome
  38. H

    Hans

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Another good dinner at The Copper Bar although my ono was a little over done. Still, the rest of the flavors made up for if and the sushi was outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    KFC was great, beet salad was decent, heart of palm salad nothing special and lacked flavor, burger was burnt and not good. Service was pretty poor, restaurant was busy. Ambiance was nice, live music and dancing.
  40. RR

    RandyR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were delicious although expensive,but no different from most places in Hawaii. The food was very good,I had the Cochon flatbread pizza and my husband had the burger. Both were perfect. We also shared the malasadas dessert. Yummy. After dinner we wandered over to the rocks lit up to draw the manta rays in. Were lucky to see a very large very active ray. Service was very attentive but not intrusive and the entertainment was lovely with a singer and hula dancer. We will definitely return on our next trip.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Copper Bar at Mauna Kea is rated 4.3 stars by 342 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 18 times today
Google Map for Copper Bar at Mauna Kea

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kohala Coast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • 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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