Copper Bar- Mauna Kea

4.4
264 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 264 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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Unimpssd1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family reunion during the holidays

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OCTop
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi and scallops.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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.

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vipVickiJ
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JordanC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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

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vipVickiJ
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 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.

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vipChris
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 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.

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Dogsloveart
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ScottW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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

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WendyH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 8, 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.

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vipBobo
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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.

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Robb
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 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…

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 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.

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FrankP
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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.

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LYEmil
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 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.

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jeffc
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jeanetteo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 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.

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vipAwinrm
Palm Springs
213 reviews
Dined on November 15, 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.

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vipPatrick
Hawaii
64 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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.

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AnnetteO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 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.

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vipElias
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipMac54
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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DianeG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKimT
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on October 31, 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!

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MariS
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Vacation Dinner

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Galvanda
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipMatt
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRobert
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on October 24, 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.

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DouglasM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sushi was delicious !!

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vipDeedsanddan
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 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.

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DavidH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Had a solo singer which was nice. Nice view of the sunset. Been coming out for years and recommend the fish of the day

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Vegetables Laksa was just bad.
Nice staff.
Great location.

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
234 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Light meal only - soup and salad - very good. Resort prices.

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SumiR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing view and location
Pleasant staff
Relaxed atmosphere and good music
Good place for appetisers

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vipShawn
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 30th anniversary at Copper Bar last night and the experience was outstanding.

Service was impeccable. The food was as good as the best we’ve had in the world.

Most importantly, even though we were not hotel guests, the chefs and service professionals made us feel special.


On our next visit to the Big Island, we will be guests at the Mauna Kea. 😊

Sincerely, thank you for such a memorable night.

FAQs

Copper Bar- Mauna Kea is rated 4.4 stars by 264 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.