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Copper Bar- Mauna Kea, Kamuela, HI

Copper Bar- Mauna Kea

4.5
4.5
313 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 24 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Chef's Soup$10.00

    • Copper Fries$8.00

      truffle / sea salt / parmesan

      • Copper Buffalo Wings$16.00

        house buffalo sauce / bleu cheese or ranch

        • Calamari$16.00

          cabbage slaw / sriracha aioli

          • Edamame$8.00

            sweet and sour sauce

            • KFC$18.00

              korean fried cauliflower / crispy garlic

              • Thick Cut Bacon$13.00

                szechuan peppercorn dust

                • Green Beans$7.00

                  szechaun sauce / almonds

                  • Mashed Potatoes$4.00

                    • Broccolini$7.00

                      • Caprese Salad$14.00

                        rustic croutons / basil / balsamic reduction/ EVOO

                        • Roasted Beet Salad$14.00

                          roasted beets / arugula / radish / local goat cheese / white balsasmic vinaigrette

                          • Hearts of Palm Salad$14.00

                            mix green lettuce / goat cheese / grapefruit / macadamia nuts /caper citrusette

                            • Caesar Salad$14.00

                              baby romaine / parmesan / croutons / anchovy

                              • Salad Additions

                                Chicken $7 / Shrimp $10 / Fish $12

                                Large Plates

                                • Daily Fish

                                  5 oz. chefs daily fresh fish feature

                                  • Grilled 12 Oz. Ribeye$47.00

                                    yukon gold mashed potatoes / baby carrots & broccolini / gorgonzola / truffle demi glace

                                    • Grass Fed Burger$24.00

                                      wasabi aioli / shiitake / horseradish cheddar / fries

                                      • Seared Diver Scallops$42.00

                                        bacon risotto / green beans / shitake mushroom / paprika oil

                                        • Vegetables Laksa$25.00

                                          rice noodle / cabbage / bean sprouts / green bean / coconut curry

                                          • Baby Back Ribs$35.00

                                            adobo dry rub pork ribs / mauna kea honey bbq sauce / braising greens / crispy fingerling potato

                                            Flatbreads

                                            • Build Your Own

                                              Sauce: bechamel (white) / marinara / pesto. Vegetables: bell pepper / onion / tomato / mushroom / pineapple. Protein: pepperoni / bacon / prosciutto / chicken / sausage

                                              • Starting$17.00
                                            • Margherita$22.00

                                              fresh mozzarella / Kamuela tomato / basil

                                              • Hamakua Mushroom$22.00

                                                truffle / three cheese blend / white sauce

                                                • Cochon$23.00

                                                  wild boar sausage / prosciutto / three cheese blend / bacon

                                                  Sashimi

                                                  • Wild Ahi Sashimi$20.00

                                                    • Organic King Salmon Sashimi$17.00

                                                      • Sashimi Sampler$32.00

                                                        ahi / salmon / kampachi

                                                        Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                        What 313 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                        4.5
                                                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                        • 4.1Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

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

                                                        2. TO

                                                          ToomuchcriteriaOT

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          20 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Beautiful location and ocean views. Great food and entertainment.

                                                        3. 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!

                                                        4. 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.

                                                        5. 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

                                                        6. 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.

                                                        7. 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.

                                                        8. 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

                                                        9. 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.

                                                        10. 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.

                                                        11. 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.

                                                        12. I

                                                          Ijkh

                                                          London

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Fish of the day was over cooked. The locale and service was wonderful

                                                        13. T

                                                          Troy

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful service, beautiful view and great sushi.

                                                        14. JL

                                                          JulieL

                                                          Los Angeles

                                                          32 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          32 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Absolutely delicious. We had the beet salad and the hearts of palm salad to start. Both were crisp and fresh and delicious. We shared the catch of the day which was one of the best dishes I’ve had in a long time. Clean lovely and yummy.

                                                        15. R

                                                          Raisin76

                                                          Seattle

                                                          26 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          26 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                          overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                          Extremely slow service, took 25 minutes to get 2 coffees and a mai tai at 9:15 pm! We had to ask for silverware, napkins, etc. once we received our dessert and finally received our beverages AFTER we already finished our dessert. Not the level of customer service we would expect from the Mauna Kea. It seemed like they didn’t care that we were even there. We will not return.

                                                        16. JS

                                                          JeanS

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                          overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                          Though a pretty setting with a lovely view of the ocean we would not recommend this for dinner. The service was terribly slow—had to search for our waitress to get a second drink, very overpriced, and the food was barely adequate EXCEPT for the noodle dish. It was fantastic.

                                                        17. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                          Ambiance felt very breakfast hotel restaurant like.

                                                        18. KC

                                                          KipC

                                                          Charleston

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          6 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                          The catch of the day and the burger was delicious! Our server wasn’t very attentive but everything else was great!

                                                        19. S

                                                          Seema

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          26 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          26 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                          One great entree - fish of the day. Sushi - pass on it. Not worth it . Not very tasty. Service - good at the outset but server did not check back for refills on drinks. And dessert seemed a bother.

                                                        20. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Portland

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                          Wonderful setting and excellent service. Resort prices. Flatbread was delicious.

                                                        21. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Austin

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                          overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                          Very slow service. Disappointing.

                                                        22. PK

                                                          PamelaK

                                                          Minneapolis

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                          My only concern was service seemed a little slow. Dinner took two hours. I totally realize that we are entering the busy season and most restaurants are short staffed.

                                                        23. m

                                                          meke

                                                          Los Angeles

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Always pleased when we go to Copper Bar. Food is consistently great, and we enjoy the music and hula a great deal as well. Open air, ocean view.... can't ask for a better place to dine.

                                                        24. JW

                                                          JeffW

                                                          Las Vegas

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Fantastic. Great atmosphere. Great food. Definitely put it on your list.

                                                        25. PH

                                                          PamH

                                                          Seattle

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          22 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had a wonderful dining experience at Copper Bar last night. Rusty was super. Great service, great food and drink. The entertainment was really good also. We will be going back on our next trip to Mauna Kea.

                                                        26. BB

                                                          BillB

                                                          Chicago

                                                          129 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          129 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                          A group at the bar was very loud and disturbed most of the diners. Nothing was done to tone them down in spite of several complaints.

                                                        27. C

                                                          Chris

                                                          Vancouver

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                          overall1food4service2ambience5

                                                          Had a reservation to the Copper Bar for sunset drinks, pupus & supper -- one of our favourite spots. Unfortunately Mauna Kea prostituted themselves, and decided to allow a convention function there, and cancelled our reservation with no notice. The front desk lamely said that effort was made to contact us -- As we were hosting a group of 6, they tried to compensate with table at Manta Ray with overpriced menu, average service at best, meager portions -- albeit with great view and nice live music. Furthermore convention buses interfered with valet parking being able to deliver our cars in a timely manner. The only satisfaction we had all evening was being able to block a bus for 10 minutes-- that was fun!

                                                        28. L

                                                          Leni

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Staff is super friendy and helpful! Food is delicious!!!

                                                        29. BC

                                                          BobC

                                                          New England

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                          We had a great evening the food was excellent, the entertainment was very good just that the service was a little slow. We understand because of Covid-19 the restaurants are the last to get back to full capacity with there workforce. Overall the experience was very good.

                                                        30. H

                                                          Haze

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                          overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                          Beautiful spot, good service. Food not fantastic. Sashimi app was the best thing.

                                                        31. DB

                                                          DoctorB

                                                          Charlotte

                                                          52 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          52 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Every part of our experience at Copper was delicious! Service was exceptional too- our server Braxton was terrific! Definitely recommend the Scallops and the Catch of the Day!

                                                        32. MB

                                                          MrBKP

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Overall a great dinner. We had the KFC, scallops and ribs. Everything was delicious and service was excellent.

                                                        33. c

                                                          cardie

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          3.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                          Our meal took 3 hours. Very slow service. We received the wrong pizza ( meat not mushroom), had to ask twice for plates as we shared several dishes, and desert took forever. This experience was considerably worse than what we have come to expect for the Copper Bar. We will return and hope for better, more attentive service.

                                                        34. PC

                                                          PeggyC

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Valentines Day

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          48 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          48 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                          Ok hotel food but nothing to write home about. Caprese salad was a few slices of tomato with a few slices of mozzarella and a very high price. Fish of the day was ahi, overcooked and over sauced. Beautiful space though, nice view, good music. Go for a beer and pistachios— skip dinner. .

                                                        36. JO

                                                          JOYSEEKER

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          GREAT OCEAN VIEW TABLE. SAW WAVES ON THE BEACH; BREACHING WHALES: AND A FANTASTIC SUNSET. MY SERVER (MANNY) WAS EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY. GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS DURING THE MEAL. ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS EVEN THOUGH HE HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK WITH THE KITCHEN. IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY AND HE COMPED US TWO GREAT DESERTS. I LIVE ON ISLAND FOR 22 YEARS AND THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

                                                        37. A

                                                          Andrewp

                                                          Poconos

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had dinner at 5:00 PM . We were seated promptly and our server was there immediately to take our drink order and explain the specials. My wife had the scallops and I had the chefs catch of the day, a sauted Snapper and the Portugese soup. All of the items were excellent. They were made all the more pleasant by the beautiful oceanfront view by which to enjoy the sunset. All in all , an extremely enjoyable evening.

                                                        38. F

                                                          Fantasticfoodie

                                                          Seattle

                                                          48 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          48 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 9, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          What an amazing place!! We had the best server, Robert! He was so fun, attentive, knowledgeable and he made the evening! The food was so fresh, good flavor and you can’t beat the cocktails and malasadas! Love this resort ❤️‼️

                                                        39. S

                                                          Sara

                                                          Atlanta

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          Lovely sunset view although not totally unobstructed. Service was wonderful and the music was a mix of traditional and more modern Hawaiian. Low key spot while still being nice.

                                                        40. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Anchorage

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 3, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great service, food and drinks. Watched the sunset making memorable bday for my wife.

                                                        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- Mauna Kea is rated 4.5 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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                                                        Booked 24 times today
                                                        Google Map for Copper Bar- 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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