Manta

4.6
717 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Chef de Cuisine Ryan Brannigan grew up on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, surrounded by the farms and fields of Honoka’a and Waimea. Chef Ryan and the Manta Culinary team expertly create each dish around the produce, meats, and seafood provided by our farm, ranch, and fishery partnerships, allowing the flavors of the island’s provisions to speak for themselves. We are proud to share this unpretentious, yet complex cuisine that redefines Pacific Regional while honoring the rich tradition of culinary excellence at Mauna Kea.
*Please note that guests not staying in the hotel will be required to complete a health questionnaire and temperature screening upon arrival. Thank you for your participation.

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 717 people are saying
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vipSnorks
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! Eclipse of the moon occurred that night. This is the place for special events although we were having a Thursday night dinner. Sushi I was excellent. Wine delightful. Our steaks were perfect. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. Perfectly prepared! And the service was also amazing. Overall a wonderful dining experience!

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KatieH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food and setting!

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RodM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Post engagement celebration gathering with friends. Love the views at this amazing beach and location!

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vipAwinrm
Palm Springs
210 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, outdoor dining overlooking the ocean….great food and service.

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vipRmichael
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have been to the Manta on numerous occasions and the food this go round seemed less than par - not sure if there is a new chef but for the first time ever we walked away feeling disappointed and the price point is high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Expensive and not that delicious. FOod was far from memorable.

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StephanieT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best dinner, veal chop was amazing, Nick (server) was fantastic. Highly recommend!!!

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vipJohnK
Vancouver
109 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our second time here, this time celebrating our 6th anniversary. Mahalo to hostess Peach who seated us in a perfect ocean view table, our favorite (and second time) server Chelsea and busser Jason, who made our celebration even more special.

we both enjoyed the crab tagliatelle, and great wines, topped off by the creme brulee and extra special chocolate sponge cake.

always a pleasure, we will be back

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vipAwinrm
Palm Springs
211 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times….always great food and good service. Perfect atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our best meal of the week in Hawaii. I’m the foodie of our family and you won’t go wrong here. First to sit right on the water and have that view was spectacular. Get there for a 5:45 reservation and watch the sun drop. I ordered the foie gras as an appetizer (seared to perfection with and interesting granola prep on the side and a plum sauce). Next was my lobster salad (light and delicious-could’ve had a few more chunks of lobster.). Our friends ordered the lobster tempura and it looked better. Had the chicken bc I was getting tired of fish and it was also very good. Hubby got the Caesar salad and macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi. He said it was great. He ordered the strawberry shortcake which was light and fluffy. The calories from the Mai tai were my dessert I figured. It was amazing. We thought our meal at Meridia at our hotel was good until we ate here. Manta has them beat by a long shot!

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LauraP
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal and the views and sunset are beautiful. We love going to Manta and recommend it to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was absolutely beautiful. We were on the lower step area with a view right out to the ocean. The service was perfect. The waitress came at the perfect times, but wasn’t over bearing. The staff made sure we always had water which was great after a long day in the sun. The food was amazing. Exactly what I hoped for with how beautiful it was with the view. We also were able to enjoy the music from the inside of the restaurant. It was some beautiful upbeat jazz that amplified the ambiance. Would highly recommend you make reservations and go here! It was also cool to see from the spot light manta rays!

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vipnancyc
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a celebration. Everything was perfect. Mahalo!!!

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Konareef
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and impeccable,e service by Brandon. Couldn’t ask for a better setting.

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vipApache
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipKimJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sunset and location is outstanding! My one disappointment was how rushed we were. It felt like they were nicely trying to get rid of us.

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vipRitchieO
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for making our honeymoon special!

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SelindaS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. You can’t beat the ambiance. Server was knowledgeable and delightful. Food delicious.

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Frank
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was mediocre and expensive. Fish dry, veal fatty, plates bland looking- no color- white fish white rice, mud pie small compared to other places, cornbread was delicious but that is about all. Restaurant barred Kama’aina during tourist peak but we kama’aina were not impressed with the food so no matter…. Many others no longer supporting during off season

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful ambiance, loved the soufflé, lobster tempura, and the corn bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening seeing our first green spot sunset (look up on YouTube).

Seafood platter, steak, and salad were very good. Shrimp were over cooked.

Service was outstanding!!!

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HaAn
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Very cozy romantic vibe. We even caught a few glimpses of manta rays in the ocean!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience

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vipRunnerNE
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, very good setting and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and amazing service!!! Food was excellent with lovely presentation. Loved our server.

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DouglasM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second dinner at Manta . Can’t beat the location fabulous views , waves lapping against the shoreline , romantic lighting , and watching Manta Rays swimming in the lit shoreline ! What more could you want ! Excellent service , and fabulous food . Would highly recommend the Sashimi , Salads , New York steak ….incredible and delicious Lamb chops hmmm .
Kudos to the chef ,all the kitchen staff ,and wonderful attentive servers .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Beautiful location right by the water, we got to see a few manta rays! The food that was delicious, the service was fine.

Unfortunately they were out of the king crab when we went and somehow bread. I can understand not having the crab, but running out of bread by 8pm is mediocre.

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viplisao
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fabulous service and food match the gorgeous setting!

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MarcG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful oceanfront seating with upscale dining. Great service and reservations needed. Food was delicious $$$$

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DianeK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manta dining experience was exceptional. The ocean and sunset view was amazing as well as the food quality. The service was friendly yet professional.
We totally loved the food, ambiance, and servers were exceptional.
I highly recommend the Manta restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal with friends. Enjoyed the food and service.

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jmgoldilocks
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are there during MANTA Ray feeding, was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited over an hour for our main course. It never came. The order never got turned in or it got lost. So we left

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Willdieforgoodfood
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It can be difficult to get a table at Manta if you're not staying at the Mauna Kea but we were lucky to get in at the last minute on Open Table. Food is consistently good here and the atmosphere at sunset is magical. We like to reward ourselves for special occasions and we weren't disappointed.

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Steven
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very tasty; the ambiance was stunning; service was immaculate; prices are very steep, but that is to be expected in a hotel like this.
Food presentation on the plates can still be refined

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MargieK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely SPECTACULAR meal. My daughter and I had the macademia nut-encrusted Mahi Mahi, and my husband had the tagatelle with fresh lobster, crab and squid. Both dishes were wonderful! My son (who doesn't like seafood) declared that this was the best burger he's ever had. For dessert, we had the mud pie, passion fruit ice cream, and the vanilla souffle with Grand Marnier en glace. All were delicious! Add to that, 5 star service and a perfect view of the ocean, including being able to watch divers swim with 12' manta rays in the bay just below us. A magical place - we will definitely be back!

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vipJohnG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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DougM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food was cold and had to be sent back. Inattentive service. Very expensive

FAQs

Manta is rated 4.6 stars by 717 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.