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Hau Tree

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119 Reviews
$30 and under
American

We're reopening Friday October 9! Please note that we are accepting maximum party sizes of nine persons. In the interest of safety and in line with county mandates, we are not able to split larger groups into multiple tables at this time. A temperature check will be conducted upon entry to the restaurant. Approved masks or face coverings are mandatory.

For a fun tropical drink, ice-cold beer, refreshing smoothie, or our signature Fredrico, Hau Tree is the perfect place to watch the waves, savor fresh-made salads, sandwiches or enjoy a Mauna Kea Ovaltine froth. Open for Lunch and Dinner, 11:00am-7:00pm.

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2 people

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Booked 16 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 882-5707

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

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Menu

Starters

  • Poke & Chips*$18.00

    Shoyu Poke, Taro Chips

    • Crispy Gyoza$13.00

      Vegetable Dumplings, Soy Dipping Sauce

      • 'Ulu Hummus and Crudité$10.00

        Baby Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Baby Tomato

        • Shrimp Lettuce Cups$15.00

          Cabbage, Carrots, Onion, Vermicelli Noodles, Sweet Chili Sauce

          • Avocado Toast$14.00

            Toasted Country Bread, Smashed Avocado Spread, Baby Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese

            • Wild Ahi Sashimi*$19.00

              Wasabi, Pickled Ginger, Namasu

              • Surf & Turf Frites$16.00

                Beef & Shrimp Skewers, French Fries, Chimichurri, Guava BBQ Sauce

                • Basket of French Fries$7.00

                  • Chimichurri Fries$9.00

                    Cotija Cheese

                    Salads

                    Add Chicken, Beef, or Shrimp Skewers $6, Fresh Fish* $8, Fresh Sashimi* $10

                    • Caesar Salad$14.00

                      Hearts of Romaine, Brioche Croutons Parmesan Cheese, Anchovies

                      • Summer Beach Salad$15.00

                        Organic Mixed Greens, Tomato, Artichoke, Avocado, Cucumber Kalamata Olives, Herb Lime Vinaigrette

                        • Cobb Salad$18.00

                          Hearts of Romaine, Chicken, Bacon, Egg Tomato, Avocado, Blue Cheese

                          Mains

                          All Sandwiches are served with a Choice of Kona Potato Chips, Guava Slaw, or Fresh Fruit

                          • Kauna'oa Grilled Cheese$15.00

                            Swiss Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Truffle Oil Country Bread

                            • Club Sandwich$18.00

                              Wheat Toast, Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Spread Lettuce, Tomato, Dijonaise Spread

                              • Hau Tree Burger*$20.00

                                Brioche Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Swiss or Cheddar Cheese

                                • Mediterranean Chicken Salad Wrap$18.00

                                  Tomato Flour Tortilla, Lettuce, Tomato, Olives Feta Cheese, Basil, Mayonnaise, Sour Cream EVOO

                                  • Mahimahi Fish Tacos*$23.00

                                    Flour Tortilla, Cabbage, Guava Sauce, Salsa Guacamole, Sour Cream

                                    • Keahole Lobster Roll*$22.00

                                      Hoagie Roll, Lobster Salad, Lettuce

                                      • Poke Bowl*$20.00

                                        Shoyu Poke, Wakame Salad, Steamed Rice

                                        • Tuna Sandwich$16.00

                                          Wheat Bread, White Albacore Tuna Salad Lettuce, Tomato

                                          • Beyond Burger$18.00

                                            Brioche Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion

                                            Beverages

                                            • Iced Tea$3.75

                                              • Mango Iced Tea$4.00

                                                • Arnold Palmer$4.00

                                                  Lemonade & Iced Tea

                                                  • Trent Jones$4.00

                                                    Pineapple & Iced Tea

                                                    • Passion Iced Tea$4.00

                                                      • Soft Drinks$3.75

                                                        Desserts

                                                        • Hawi Guava Lime Tart$10.00

                                                          • Macadamia Nut Brownie$7.00

                                                            • Ovaltine Froth$8.00

                                                              Chocolate Ovaltine Malt

                                                              • Fruit Smoothie*$7.00

                                                                • Fruit Slushie*$6.50

                                                                  Strawberry, Banana, Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Coconut, Guava, Chocolate

                                                                  Last updated: April 23, 2019

                                                                  What 119 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                  4.0
                                                                  4.0 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 3.7Food
                                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                                  • 3.7Value

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                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Minneapolis

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                    Family date night. Stared out ok, service was fine, but once our order was taken our server disappeared until she brought our check. Flies were everywhere and didn’t help when our dishes were never removed from the table. Overall a disappointment.

                                                                  2. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Kansas City

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    Great table right on the edge of the sand. Food was good, but not wow; server was very friendly. The draw here is sitting next to the sand while watching the sunset.

                                                                  3. DK

                                                                    DavidK

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    93 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    93 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 12, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    What’s not to like about Hau Tree? Dining on the beach, good food and a great view particularly at sunset.

                                                                  4. AM

                                                                    AnnM

                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful sunset setting. The swordfish special was delicious and perfectly prepared. The staff was very welcoming and efficient. All in all, it was a delightful dining experience.

                                                                  5. S

                                                                    Sunviking82

                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on September 28, 2021

                                                                    overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                                    The beach setting was beautiful and the service was friendly however the food temperate and quality wasn’t good. The salad while tasty was warm and the chicken dish came out cold, the steak and prawn special warm but lacking flavor.

                                                                  6. DL

                                                                    DanL

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    vip
                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                                                                    overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                    Everything is bland a low quality here. Other restaurants on property are much much better options. Beachside location is great but doesn’t make up for the fact that all 3 entrees we ordered were bland.

                                                                  7. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2021

                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience5

                                                                    I’m not a complainer and Mauna Kea is so amazing that it’s hard to complain, but the service was so bad I have to say something. At first it was laughable, but then it got downright ridiculous. Forgetting our orders, delivering the wrong food, no silverware, no refills on ice tea or even water. Also, misleading menu descriptions. I ordered pan seared garlic shrimp and it was actually pan fried with the heads still on. Not a lick of sauce on the plate. I make this at home with the most amazing garlic butter sauce so it was really disappointing. And the s’more dessert was also disappointing. We have reservations at Manta next week so I’m hoping it’s better. Speaking of Manta, the manta rays were on full display so that made up for everything! Great night overall.

                                                                  8. E

                                                                    Ethan

                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service1ambience5

                                                                    The server came twice. The first time was to take our order and the second time was when I called her to come over. She kept walking past our table but never voluntarily stopped to check on us. When I called her over I asked for utensils but she never came back with it so I asked the other worker who was cleaning the table next to ours. He immediately stopped cleaning and quickly brought our utensils. Other than that the food, music, and ambience was great. I’m big on service and although everything else was great I wouldn’t go back.

                                                                  9. B

                                                                    Brucelocal

                                                                    Mobile

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 4, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Great beach location. Uncomfortable chairs. The food was ok. I ordered wrong. The burger was good. Tangy catsup.

                                                                  10. MM

                                                                    MontM

                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on May 2, 2021

                                                                    overall1food3service1ambience5

                                                                    Sorry to say Wolfi was hands down the worst waitress we had our entire week. Very slow service. What we ordered came wrong and our bill was incorrect. Very poor experience. Locale was gorgeous though.

                                                                  11. O

                                                                    Ondit

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    23 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                    Our poor server was the only one serving the entire beach area. A simple dinner took hours to complete because it took forever to get the food. Appetizers and entrees all came at once. Food was just ok. The view was very pleasant.

                                                                  12. ES

                                                                    EcwSr

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    Food was good not great, reasonable prices ( for Hawaii)…the setting is awesome …. One of the absolute best places on the Big Island to catch sunset.

                                                                  13. AL

                                                                    AshleyL

                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    such good food and service. love the oysters, burrata, and steak with potatoes! the only odd thing was the music it was dance music blasting for being a calm sunset viewing nice dinner. maybe play henry kapono?

                                                                  14. K

                                                                    Kris

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 28, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                    Very average food for above average prices

                                                                  15. ES

                                                                    EcwSr

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    Nice casual supper , reasonable prices ( for HI)….food was very good , relaxed unhurried service

                                                                  16. KY

                                                                    KathyY

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 25, 2021

                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                    Service for things like water and clearing the table was slow. Beautiful location, but not the warm fuzzy vibe we experienced in so many other places on the island.

                                                                  17. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We love Hau Tree! Great place to take friends when they visit—on the beach, beautiful sunset views, wonderful food and drink. It’s always a wonderful dining experience!

                                                                  18. A

                                                                    raquelA

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 19, 2021

                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                    Great spot by the beach but overpriced food for average taste. A side of grilled fish was $12... compared to merrimans (5 star dining) where a kids fish, with sides was $10 for much superior quality. Likewise cocktails are around $20

                                                                  19. c

                                                                    carolm

                                                                    Chicago

                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 19, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Christy was a great server with a good sense of humor, and the nightly fish special (machong) was excellent. A beautiful setting to have a cocktail & watch the sunset while enjoying good fires & fine food.

                                                                  20. Y

                                                                    Yokozuna

                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2021

                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                    Super nice place

                                                                  21. JB

                                                                    JannaleaB

                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                    Nice wait staff, boat catch of the day was too dry! Not many options for dessert and the red wine was terrible!!!

                                                                  22. J

                                                                    Jerry

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Expensive but an incredible place for cocktails or dinner. You are directly on the beach. Food is always good.

                                                                  23. D

                                                                    Daisy5

                                                                    Richmond

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2021

                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                    Great atmosphere. Very nice and helpful staff. Ovaltine froths are great! Food is a bit inconsistent. Chimichurri fries were tasty and a favorite. Fish tacos ok, but fish sometimes dry and very small, tortillas could be corn and lighter. Good the first time, not good the second time. Just ok for $24 tacos! Lovely sunset and atmosphere!

                                                                  24. SC

                                                                    StuartC

                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    18 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 20, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                    We enjoyed a preconceptions dinner and sunset. Thanks for the great meal.

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                                                                    Louise

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 15, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Fabulous location. Good but limited menu. Yummy cocktails.

                                                                  26. D

                                                                    Dkk808

                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 14, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was delicious... Chef Peter Abarcar made is feel like movie stars with his outstanding service...

                                                                  27. w

                                                                    winophile

                                                                    San Diego

                                                                    73 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    73 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 8, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Patio setting by the surf shack and towel stand, on the way to the beach. Lively outdoor bar scene. Tried for lunch and dinner. Fine both times. On the latter, looking for some lighter fare after big dinners the previous three nights. We enjoyed the Tempura sashimi, $19; and catch of the day, $37. At the recommendation of the waitress, we enhanced with three Kona prawns, $12, and it was perfect. Corkage, $40. Similar wine list to Manta, the main restaurant. The restaurant is popular during the day, with a constant flow of beachgoers coming and going. Lively scene. Fun for people watching.

                                                                  28. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Love this place! Must get a sunset reservation to add to the experience

                                                                  29. JL

                                                                    JeffL

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful spot to watch the sunset every evening off of Mauna Kea beach.

                                                                  30. SO

                                                                    SusanO

                                                                    New England

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on March 3, 2021

                                                                    overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                    Chicken fillet was overcooked and tasteless. Rice and asparagus were cold. Short ribs were delicious. Brown rice accompaniment was inedible. Our waitress was very pleasant and you can't beat the sunset at Mauna Kea. Just have a cocktail and dine elsewhere.

                                                                  31. CC

                                                                    ChristineC

                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 25, 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                    Food was great, service was good. Drinks were overpriced.

                                                                  32. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 21, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                    The price on here doesn't match the price that they have at the restaurant . The food was ok, and the service was ok. Everything is ok nothing special.

                                                                  33. n

                                                                    nancyh

                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 17, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Server and food great

                                                                  34. TS

                                                                    TreyS

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 16, 2021

                                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                    We looked at the restaurant in the morning, not sure it would be that great a location and ambience for dinner. Well we were wrong. Just do it. One 9f the best dinners we have had on Kona so far!!!

                                                                  35. T

                                                                    Todd

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2021

                                                                    overall3food5service4ambience3

                                                                    It's a good restaurant but the menu was too limited and the catch of the day was like 3oz of fish.

                                                                  36. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                    Everything at Mauna Kea has gone down over the last 2/3 years. Sad, it use to be a gem worth the price.

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                                                                    jhawkgirl

                                                                    Portland

                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2021

                                                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                    Our server came after several minutes of waiting, said what do you want? Kind of abrupt without offering a drink or water. Rarely came back. Food was ok nothing special for the price. Sunset view was great.

                                                                  38. J

                                                                    Jerry

                                                                    Denver

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    52 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 13, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Sitting on beach watching the sunset. Cold drinks, great service and awesome food. What else could you want

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                                                                    AmericaO

                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on February 9, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful, informal, beach setting. Spectacular sunset views, excellent food and a really fun helpful wait staff. I will be going back soon!

                                                                  40. S

                                                                    Seapet

                                                                    Seattle

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 5, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Hau Tree is always perfect - the Fredricos, the setting, the ambience. There is no place like it.

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                                                                  Hau Tree is rated 4 stars by 119 OpenTable diners

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                                                                  Google Map for Hau Tree

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

                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    Kohala Coast

                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                    Lunch
                                                                    Daily 11:30 am–4:30 pm
                                                                    Dinner
                                                                    Daily 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    American

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                    Resort Casual

                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                    (808) 882-5707

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