Copper Bar- Mauna Kea

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130 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Open Daily 6:00am - 11:00am

Enjoy daily Grab ‘n Go breakfast and coffee at Copper Bar Café. Sweeping views of Kauna’oa Bay are the hallmark of Copper Bar, our gathering place for families and friends. Enjoy creative, casual cuisine for lunch & dinner along with hand-crafted cocktails including Copper Bar’s signature cocktail, the Mauna Kea Mule! Sunset hula and music nightly.
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.1
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DouglasK
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

My wife and I came over from the Westin Hapuna in order to enjoy a relaxing dinner. Unfortunately, due to the number of adolescents and small kids walking through the restaurant, we did not feel the level of relaxing that we have in most of the other restaurants we have visited during our trip to Hawaii. The food was excellent and the service good.

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vipEmilyL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Live music and hula dancer
Very friendly service

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LindaM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Best sunset on the Island with lovely drinks and appetizers. Gorgeous views, spacious seating, memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place great views great everything!! Not cheap but it’s a special place.

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MarySueS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely evening topped off with seeing the manta rays.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The atmosphere is good. Our table was dirty. The sushi was really good. But it went downhill from there... the ribeye was terrible. Our waiter barely paid any attention to us. Our meal was one hour and forty-five minutes. We saw our waiter four times in total. That includes when he dropped the bill off. We had to stop him as he rushed by our table to order another drink. Just terrible service. Overall, the food was just not great (except the sushi). The view is beautiful and the live music was great. Just go down to the beach at the Hau Tree for better food.

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vipAwesome
Atlanta
209 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ocean view with live entertainment. Great ribs and excellent service.

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Foodiegal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a beautiful, upscale venue on the ocean. Really enjoyed having live music, which was not loud, so we could still enjoy conversation and listen to the ocean. It was a beautiful spot to watch the sunset, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

While we had a great experience with a couple of staff members, Ginger and Sierra were great, our waiter was very distracted, inattentive and acted as though we were a bother.
Food itself was so-so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner on the beach. Food was excellent as was the service. This restaurant has a beautifully understated atmosphere. Casual beauty and a magnificent sunset view.

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notafoodie
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had heard good things about Copper Bar but unfortunately we were very disappointed. Service was terribly slow and the food was awful. My wife ordered a ribeye steak for her meal. The waitress didn’t bring her a steak knife to cut it and when it arrived, we had to wait a few minutes to get one. After getting the knife, she cut into the steak to find it was undercooked. Since the waitress didn’t wait around to see if it was ok, we had to track her down. After they supposedly cooked it a little longer, it came back still undercooked, and somehow was tougher than a boot.

There are only a few choices at the resort, but this one was not the one for us.

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vipLowelleC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Delightful experience at Copper Bar in the Mauna Kea Resort. The entertainment was delightful and the food and service delicious.

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AbbyW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There was a sewage leak at the bar, therefore the initial impression was slightly unpleasant. The drinks were good and bartenders very pleasant. The waiter couldn’t remember the one special available. The food was generally under seasoned but entree portions were decently sized. However, the ribs were delicious! The salad was refreshing but overpriced.

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Katvan
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and excellent service. We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Highly recommend Copper Bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very slow, very pound and quality of meal was low. Normally a great place to dine when we come to the island.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my 30th birthday & it was such an amazing experience! Our server, Desty, was so awesome & very attentive! The food & drinks were incredible, and they even gave us free dessert for my birthday! We can’t wait to come back on our next visit to the Island!

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RachelS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Entrees are overpriced but otherwise, great service, ambiance, view!

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vipbigislandeats
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great spot to eat. Food and service can be inconsistent but usually on the good side

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vipLisi
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and entertainment. Casual but upscale. Thoroughly enjoyed

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vipLmbd
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, I wish there were a few more vegan options. Overall good and the decor and music were excellent

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viplindyv
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It takes forever to get food served at the Copper Bar. This problem has existed for several years. The food tasted very good.

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vipRicharddad
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Copper Bar at the Mauna Kea was okay but I would go to the sister property "Westin Hapuna". We had two great meals there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

All of our food was cold. One person asked for a medium well burger without cheese - they brought the burger with cheese but without a bun and cooked very well done. It was so hard she couldn’t eat it. The waiter said he would take it off the bill but didn’t offer to have a new one made. Waiter had disappeared most of the time. Manager should have been sent over to address burger issue. Fries were cold and soggy. 3 ramen noodle dishes all cold, scallops cold and pizza was room temperature. Very nice hotel and expensive restaurant with very poor service.

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vipbhak
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had the Puna Chicken Tsukemen. It was the strangest and most confused dish, it was noodles that you poured chicken broth over (fine) but instead of the chicken being in the noodles, they brought you a thigh/leg on a plate ! Very strange ! Has the potential to be a great dish but the baked chicken on the side is a huge mistake.

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vipBillB
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed a flat bread and salad and were pleasantly surprised by some delicious fried Korean cauliflower.

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Alli
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely setting and great to have live music. Easy to go to and great local for those staying on the property. The food was ok, not amazing. Dessert was excellent.

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IngvarP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome sunset!

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ginnyC
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and food, and we watched manta rays after dinner.

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vipMaryn
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ORDERED THE SCALLOPS AND THEY WERE SCRUMPTIOUS. ANOTHER PERSON HAD THE VEGETABLE LATKE WHICH WE ALL TASTED AND LOVED. I'M HAVING THAT NEXT TIME. MY HUSBAND AND THE CHICKEN WITH RAMEN AND HIS ONLY COMPLAINT WAS HE WISHED THEY'D DEBONE THE LEG AND THIGH BEFORE SERVING, BUT HE LIKED THE DISH AND ATE IT ALL. THE FOURTH PERSON IN OUR GROUP HAD THE California roll AND HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH SUSHI? HE THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT, AS WELL.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambiance is great. Food is good but price is a bit high for the service that you get.

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Barb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was a mix-up on our order, but they remedied it and even comped the two kid entrees that were mixed up. An acoustic guitar player was playing during our dinner and he was fabulous. We enjoyed it.

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vipSandySeashell03
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu has vastly improved since our visit last year! Much prefer to Manta for sure. Love the ambiance, music & staff. Good job!

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vipBonBon
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Left more of a tip than I feel the server deserved. Definitely would not recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun very good service would go again

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moniquea
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open air but covered, sea breeze, beautiful sunsets, peaceful, life music, great service and their caprese salad is extra good!.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, music and dining. The view is amazing at sunset as well.

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IslandDiner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Copper Bar. The ambiance, the sunset music and hula (great when entertaining friends from the mainland) and of course the food. We all shared some calamari and an app special-Korean style cauliflower. Yummy! Be sure to allow time to wander around the beautiful MAUNA Kea Beach Hotel. We were with an architect friend and he couldn’t get enough.

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vipTimA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Matthews ours server was very friendly. The mud pie is the must try.

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JanetD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Beautiful location, but menu limited. No bread or crackers. Ordered the New England Clam chowder, kitchen ran out of that soup, and was given some type of pumpkin soup without asking, or giving me another option for an appetizer.

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vipAliaG
Las Vegas
67 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the live music and hula!
The food is just 'ok'. I ordered a hearts of palm salad with grilled chicken. (The chicken was dry.)
The husband ordered a flatbread (aka pizza) that was quite tasty. The crust is thick yet supple so it's not tough.

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Copper Bar- Mauna Kea is rated 4.2 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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