Copper Bar- Mauna Kea

4.5
242 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 242 people are saying
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vipAwinrm
Palm Springs
211 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
62 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
113 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
44 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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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
6 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
33 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.

JT
JayT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Arrived on time for 7:00 Saturday reservation. Hostess asked if we were staying at the hotel, when we said no she grilled us on where we were staying. From there she was rude, told us to wait and finally seated us at the worst table. Food mediocre, cocktails the same. Waitress tried hard. Won’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Copper Bar for a 24th anniversary for my wife and I.

The hostess Andrea, provided quick and excellent service and had us seated with menus in hand in less than 2 min. 5star+++

Our server Evette scored a perfect 100% in all aspects….she may very well have provided the BEST service experience I have ever had… hands down….

Food!!!! Oh my my……… let’s just say zero….
Zero complaints
Menu has a wide Selection at excellent prices…. Food quality?? My family and I are blown away…… today still thinking about how good it alll was.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely music and hula from Father Daughter band!

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gobeach2
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! The servers were friendly and attentive, the ambience was quintessential Hawaiian including live music, and the food was excellent from start to finish. This meal far exceeded our expectations and was better than most in the area.

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Sunsets
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience is what I picture when visiting Hawaii! Perfect sunset and enjoyed listening to the live music and enjoying the appetizers and drinks!

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Kathy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten dinner at the Copper Bar on numerous occasions and have always been pleased with the food, service and ambience. It is one of our favorite places to dine so we will definitely be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing live music and kind, attentive service.

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vipjohnf
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have always wanted a reason to go to Mauna Kea. Stayed next door at Westin Hapuna Beach, so went to Copper Bar for dinner. Beautiful, classic setting, great food and wine list! Live music with the waves in the background

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Katie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service. Food was good but a bit over priced

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AmyD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was awful. Service was ok. I wanted to see the sunset. Couldn’t see because of huge columns and all the plants. Wasn’t worth the effort.

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vipScrumptous
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, live background music and delicious food along with terrific specialty cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and food!

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vipBillieK
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday

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Deborah
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View and food were off the charts. Drinks were so-so. Not very strong for the price, but still great meal and sunset. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great spot! Awesome cocktails. We all ordered the fish of the day…the most expensive item on menu and the fish was dry and veggies mush. Bummer.

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vipLauraK
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good below par and not as previously experienced at this restaurant. Drinks from bar were overly priced and average at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a group of 11. 4 adults and 7 kids. They say the kids next to us and charged an 18% gratuity, which was fine. There was music, sunset and lots of memories made. The only thing that was a little off was the timing of the kids food and desserts. They were served nearly 10 minutes after us, luckily they were all very happy and the timing didn’t bother us.

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vipJonH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always fun! Always quality food.

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viplindyv
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our server did not write down any of the items ordered. He had an arrogant attitude. He repeated verbally the items we ordered before he left. We corrected him as he stated an incorrect sushi roll. When the food was brought to the table, the incorrect sushi order was brought. We had to wait 30 min. for the correct roll to be brought out to the table. The worse part was that the server charged us for BOTH sushi rolls—the correct one and the incorrect one. We had to again correct him.

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Potsie
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good but need a bit more variety. We felt a bit rushed during our dining experience.

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vipJeanneM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wishing to experience a taste of Hawaii. The food was outstanding, the service first rate, and the hula dancer and music was just beautiful only rivaled by the amazing view!

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mind523
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had an 8:30pm reservation on a Sunday night. Showed up about 45 minutes early to see if we can be seated early and was told by the hostess that they are busy and are seating people on time only, which was fine. Bought some drinks at the bar and proceeded to wait in their waiting area as the hostess recommended; she said she would come get us when it was time or if they had a table open up early. 8:25pm came and we perked up, expecting her to come by at any minute. 8:30pm. Then 8:40pm. Meanwhile, people are lining up and being seated as we are waiting. And from our vantage point, there were several empty tables (socially distanced, of course). Finally I went to the podium, waiting for my turn to approach. The hostess gave a weak smile and "sorry" before she seated us. I know it was not her fault; they seemed to be extremely understaffed. The waitress was nice but was obviously stressed. We ordered a flatbread and a sushi roll, which were delicious. Husband and daughter both had the ribeye, which were cooked perfectly. I had the scallops, which were sweet and fresh but overly salty. There was also a pool of oil under the green beans. Overall the food didn't disappoint, but seeing how this was our last meal in Hawaii it definitely was a poor experience. Management at Mauna Kea needs to step it up.

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Copper Bar- Mauna Kea is rated 4.5 stars by 242 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.