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Copper Bar- Mauna Kea

4.4
4.4
269 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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Booked 35 times today
  • 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

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
  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

9:30pm - 10:30pm

Late Night Bites & Snacks

  • Olives$7.00

    castelvetrano / nicoise

    • Copper Fries$8.00

      truffle oil / parmesan

      • Thick Cut Bacon$10.00

        szechuan peppered / wasabi aioli

        • Szechuan Style Green Beans$7.00

          slivered almonds

          • Sauteed Broccolini$7.00

            lemon / red pepper / garlic

            • Copper Buffalo Wings$16.00

              house buffalo sauce / bleu cheese or ranch

              • Today's Soup$6.00

                • Butter Lettuce$15.00

                  asian pear / manchego / white balsamic vinaigrette / walnuts

                  • Ceasar Salad$14.00

                    baby romaine / parmesan / croutons / anchovy

                    • Grass Fed Burger$24.00

                      wasabi aioli / shiitake / horseradish cheddar

                      • KFC$18.00

                        korean fried cauliflower / crispy garlic

                        Sweet & Savory

                        • Chocolate Flourless Cake$13.00

                          white chocolate kahlua sauce / passion fruit coulis

                          • Mini Malasadas & Dip Trio$12.00

                            • Fresh Baked Crumble$14.00

                              apple / vanilla ice cream

                              Nightcaps

                              • Campari Bitter Aperitif$11.00

                                • Baileys Irish Cream$11.00

                                  • Grand Marnier Centenaire$30.00

                                    • Johnny Walker Blue Label$55.00

                                      • Knob Creek "MKR Limited Release Single Barrel" 120$18.00

                                        • Remy Marin VSOP$14.00

                                          • Hennessy XO$32.00

                                            • Louis XIII

                                              • 1/2oz$65.00
                                              • 1oz$125.00
                                              • 2oz$250.00
                                            • Clase Azul Ultra Extra Anejo$175.00

                                              • Taylor Fladgate 20yr$20.00

                                                • Macallan 18yr$35.00

                                                  • Dalmore 25 yr$100.00

                                                    Late Night Libations

                                                    • Coconut Mocha$18.00

                                                      Malibu / Tito's Vodka / cold brewed nitro coffee / chocolate / cream

                                                      • Barrel Bonfire$20.00

                                                        Mauna Kea's Single Barrel Knob Creek Whiskey / pineapple / honey / bitters / smoky finish

                                                        Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                        What 269 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
                                                        • 4.4Service
                                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                                        • 4Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                        Loved For

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                                                          Hot Spot

                                                        • Hawaii / Big Island

                                                          Scenic View

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                                                        1. FC

                                                          FCFC

                                                          Sacramento

                                                          37 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          37 reviews

                                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The sushi, flatbread and seafood special were all wonderful. Cocktails were great. Very relaxing evening had by all.

                                                        2. G

                                                          Georgia

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          52 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          52 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Loved the California Roll and the pineapple crisp. Great setting for a gorgeous Hawaii sunset. Love the furnishings, the setting, the food, and the music. One of my go-to places

                                                        3. RG

                                                          RayG

                                                          Los Angeles

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          A beautiful place to dine. The food was good, some even excellent (Ribeye, Ribs, Sushi). The service was outstanding and the waiters and waitresses were all very friendly. We ate dinner here 4 times. The copper bar gets a big thumbs up!

                                                        4. C

                                                          Carolina915

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          43 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          43 reviews

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                          The ahi tuna w macnut sauce was fresh and tender A+. The server was pleasant but had too many tables, so she became an order taker C- The setting is delightful, beautiful. A

                                                        5. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Dallas

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                          The place was noisy with live music and patrons speaking louder to hear over all the background noise. Service was lacking. My wife and I don’t drink and started with non-alcoholic drinks and an appetizer. The KFC was good but not what I expected. Essentially fried cauliflower with only the generic Asian side sauce remotely resembling anything Korean. The server was very inattentive. We were done with our app before he came over to even check on us for a main course. This was slow coming out. The California roll was not put together well and kept falling apart. The pizza was ok but rather bland and seemed under cooked. Service was my main complaint. Just slow and inattentive.

                                                        6. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Copper Bar was such an unexpected delight! We got an amazing table for sunset viewing, had wonderful cocktails (try the smoky Manhattan which comes covered to keep the smoky flavor until it’s on your table), had a delicious sushi roll for an appetizer followed by crazy good entrees…the scallops with bacon risotto were the best we’ve ever had! We’ll be back for sure!

                                                        7. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Diego

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on January 19, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful atmosphere and great food!

                                                        8. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Dallas

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I was traveling solo, not a Mauna Kea guest, but have always stayed there with my family. I had one of the last reservations (9:00). I was one of the last people there and they were very attentive and kind. I mentioned that I was trying to be quick so that they could get home and the servers told me to order another drink and that it was still early. They could not have been more kind.

                                                        9. U

                                                          Unimpssd1

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Family reunion during the holidays

                                                        10. OC

                                                          OCTop

                                                          Chicago

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Sushi and scallops.

                                                        11. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                          My ribeye steak was improperly cooked and it took over 20 minutes for our server to check on us to assess our food quality and preparation; Not an acceptable experience.

                                                        12. VJ

                                                          VickiJ

                                                          Denver

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always a vacation highlight! Beautiful view, excellent food, fantastic live music and great service.

                                                        13. JC

                                                          JordanC

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 16, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                          The margaritas are way too small for $20. The restaurant is indeed in a beautiful setting though.

                                                        14. VJ

                                                          VickiJ

                                                          Denver

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was fantastic! We both got the Ono special that was cooked to perfection served over creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes. The vegetables were cooked and spiced to perfection as well. The service was excellent and the live music that played was really nice.

                                                        15. C

                                                          Chris

                                                          Los Angeles

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service3ambience5

                                                          Service and view were excellent, but again they overcooked the Tough Calamari and the Tomato in the Caprese was thin and tasteless as was the Mozzarella, their sister Restaurants Meridia and Manta generally do an excellent Job in both of these but apparently at Copper Bar you get the other ran. Even after I sent back my it wasn't important for a manager to speak with me because they probably get the same complaints night after night.

                                                        16. D

                                                          Dogsloveart

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always wonderful.. food is fantastic! Drinks divine!!!

                                                        17. SW

                                                          ScottW

                                                          New York Area

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                          My birthday, but there was no special attention to it despite my acknowledging it to the hostess.

                                                        18. WH

                                                          WendyH

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                          overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                          Service was slow, I had to go to the bar tender for more water. We asked for soy sauce for our sushi, it came 30 minutes later. The wine we ordered for our meal arrived just as we finished our dinner. The food was good, not great.

                                                        19. B

                                                          Bobo

                                                          Seattle

                                                          19 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          19 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                          overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                          Food was okay but not great. Server was very good. Since we weren’t hotel guests we didn’t get a table with a nice sunset view.

                                                        20. R

                                                          Robb

                                                          Toronto

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service3ambience5

                                                          We were there in January 2021, the prices were similar but the portions were basically double. Now they are serving dinner on small side plates. Looks full but it is actually not very much food for a big price. I guess this is our new normal but hard not to feel like they are taking advantage and trying to make up the Covid losses in one season…

                                                        21. SS

                                                          SteveS

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service2ambience5

                                                          We split the rib dinner. The food arrived lukewarm. The waiter did not care. If the food would have been hot it would be 4.5 stars. We had the beet salad. It was excellent. Also the Caesar salad. It was ordered easy on the dressing. It had so much dressing some of it was not edible.

                                                        22. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          This was a flawless experience. The food was better than most Michelin star restaurants (and less expensive). The service was amazing, the ambience romantic. Our favorite moment on the Big Island.

                                                        23. FP

                                                          FrankP

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          18 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was tasty, hot and served as ordered. Only downside was hostess, after seating us, asking if we received voice message earlier in day encouraging us to arrive 30-45 minutes before our 9:30pm OpenTable reservation time. Server informed us kitchen was closing at 10pm. Needless to say we felt extremely rushed during dinner. Did not receive voice message as we were taking part in a night dive. Our server worked with us so we could finish dinner and enjoy a refreshing ice cream dessert. Suggest OT modify website to cut off reservations at 8:30- 9PM instead of 9:30PM so future diners are not rushed to order, eat and leave before 10PM.

                                                        24. LY

                                                          LYEmil

                                                          Houston

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          Definitely have one of the best sunset views! Food was good but we did have to ask our waiter to slow down. Felt like they were trying to turn the table quickly. Once we told him, we were able to sit & enjoy our drinks, appetizers & dinner. The KFC is a great appetizer & salads are big enough to split if you’re ordering an entree too.

                                                        25. j

                                                          jeffc

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 30, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent food and experience. Beautiful view and very nice staff.

                                                        26. j

                                                          jeanetteo

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 30, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          Food was very good. Service was a little slow but ambiance was nice so not upsetting

                                                        27. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                          overall4food3service1ambience5

                                                          Service took too long and food was okay. Buffalo chicken tasted like korean chicken. We were approached within 15 minutes since we were seated.

                                                        28. A

                                                          Awinrm

                                                          Palm Springs

                                                          214 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          214 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 16, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          An interesting and varied menu of salads, sushi, flatbreads and a few main dish entrees. Good service…great ambiance….night music and hula dancer.

                                                        29. P

                                                          Patrick

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          64 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          64 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Copper Bar is certainly offers one of the island's best dining experiences. The food, service and atmosphere are all outstanding. Additionally, there is live music and sometimes a hula dancer, nightly.

                                                        30. AO

                                                          AnnetteO

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Eduardo & Mirmar did an excellent job serving us. We enjoyed the evening immensely. Loved the music & hula dancer. Also the manta Ray's were awesome. The food was amazing.

                                                        31. E

                                                          Elias

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great place

                                                        32. M

                                                          Mac54

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          117 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          117 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 8, 2021

                                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                          Wonderful salad and cochon flat bread, however, the octopus appetizer was so overdone that we had to send it back - a shame.

                                                        33. DG

                                                          DianeG

                                                          Orlando

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Beautiful setting. Live local music, gentle not noisy. Truly enjoyable.

                                                        34. KT

                                                          KimT

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          46 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          46 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 1, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We asked to be seated where we could enjoy the sunset, and they found us a perfect spot. The food was terrific! I added fresh fish to the Butter Lettuce salad- perfect! My husband had the fish special, and it was perfectly cooked and very tasty. Can’t wait to go back later this week!

                                                        35. MS

                                                          MariS

                                                          Caribbean

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                          Vacation Dinner

                                                        36. G

                                                          Galvanda

                                                          Memphis/West TN

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Nice atmosphere. Seated quickly. Great service. Food was good.

                                                        37. M

                                                          Matt

                                                          San Diego

                                                          41 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          41 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful experience with fine food, service and entertainment. A perfect setting to enjoy.

                                                        38. R

                                                          Robert

                                                          Seattle

                                                          39 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          39 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 25, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          You cannot pick a more beautiful location to sit and enjoy your meal. The staff are wonderful and serve you with hospitality and courtesy. The food is good doesn’t blow you away but definitely good. A wonderful experience sitting looking at a beautiful view.

                                                        39. DM

                                                          DouglasM

                                                          New York Area

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                          Sushi was delicious !!

                                                        40. D

                                                          Deedsanddan

                                                          Phoenix

                                                          27 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          27 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                          Copper Bar used to be a quiet, romantic spot, a perfect place to watch the sunset and listen to Hawaiian music. Last night it was overrun with kids, was noisy, and service was very slow. When we first arrived families with kids we’re up dancing by the musicians while they played Baby Shark! That should have been our clue! Kid we’re there til 9PM - they should have been in bed by then. Very disappointing.

                                                        FAQs

                                                        Copper Bar- Mauna Kea is rated 4.4 stars by 269 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.

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                                                        Booked 35 times today
                                                        Google Map for Copper Bar- Mauna Kea

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

                                                        • 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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