About Napua @ Mauna Lani Beach Club

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach is known for offering American, seafood, Polynesian and Hawaiian cuisine for an eclectic and adventurous menu. Napua's atmosphere is coastal and inviting since it is located in its own private cove. The restaurant is often described as one that weaves traditional Hawaiian cuisine with contemporary dishes that appeal to the locals and foreigners alike.



Napua offers nightly specials with the fish of the day such as mahi mahi with lobster and roasted corn. However, the menu also includes land based cuisine such as the classic Ribeye steak and barbecue pork ribs. Appetizers and main courses include both seafood and meat items such as calamari, seared ahi, grilled pork loin among others.


68-1292 S Kaniku Dr
Kamuela, HI 96743
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 885-5910

Website:
http://www.napuarestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Keoni Regidor

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar

Napua @ Mauna Lani Beach Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.8

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4.4

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Scenic View (31)
Waterfront (25)
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Local Ingredients (21)
Romantic (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Live Music (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

As always, the Calamari appetizer was excellent. Tender & flavorful. We have never had calamari prepared like this. Unique & melt in your mouth goodness. The 2 of us had salads. Nice greens & light dressing. The tomatoes were very disappointing...hard, colorless & no flavor. Husband enjoyed the Mahi mahi very much, & the Ahi was excellent. Very nice to have a piece of fish that isn't covered in heavy sauces. The mahi mahi was served with HEAVILY salted green beans. Inedible. Dessert was macadamia chocolate cake & french press coffee. Absolutely Delicious. We look forward to coming here every time we are on Hawaii.

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Always love going to Napa when we visit the Big Island. Excellent Hawaiian food and superb, friendly service. Thank you!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Well, it had potential but we were the late shift at 7:30pm for dinner for 8 and our waitress looked so tired, she commutes from Hilo, is a single mom with 4 kids, and the service reflected it; she was exhausted.
Our food was good but two fish dished were dry and overcooked; one ribeye order, the same.
My ahi tune entree was awesome!
The wine was great but the place was pretty empty by 8pm so my advice is to come early at sunset around 5:30pm.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

A wonderful quiet beach setting to enjoy a lovely fresh meal with friends, family or a date. Service was excellent. Will return again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Wonderful dining experience and our server was incredible. Great evening and I would highly recommend Napua. Locals told us about it and they were right.
Mark Low

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We ate here three times for lunch (you can't beat it if you are spending the day at the beach) and then twice for dinner. For lunch we had the hamburgers, hot dogs, tostada, fish and chips and fish tacos. The only thing that really lacked greatness was the fish and chips. For dinner, the ahi and the fish specials were great...fresh fish, tasty sauces and done just right. The ribs were also a hit. All in all, the friendly wait staff, great location, and tasty food was a great combo. So often places like this that have an awesome location just seem to phone it in on the food and service but not these guys.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Napua is one of our favorite restaurants on the Big Island. The staff is wonderful and always welcoming. And of course the food is great !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

we recently ate at Napua twice on our vacation. Each time we had incredible service from our server Joel . He remembered us and went out of his way to make our dinners extra special. The restaurant is a wonderful find! Great food- had great local music on Friday- just lovely!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Octopus Luau, the Tuna Poke, the Fresh Catch, the seared Tuna were all wonderful. The view of the ocean at sunset is spectacular. We had an ideal seating and ideal place to watch the sunset.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our family went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Our party of 5 ordered 5 different entrees. Everyone was thrilled with their choice. We then ordered 5 different desserts and shared. A real treat. The service was outstanding - friendly, prompt, and casual like eating dinner at a family residence. We will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent catch of the day in a beautiful setting. Nice wine list

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server Joel was outstanding, as was the musician group kahulanui . Views over the ocean at sunset beautiful.
Appetizers, drinks, pork, rib eye and ahi amazing. Fish was a bit dry - the only negative.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Like every time we visit: A phenomenal service experience, menu design, food and ambiance. Attention to detail too! Highly recommended

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Another phenomenal experience. Caring, warm-hearted yet courteous staff makes a visit worthwhile. A hidden gem. This restaurant deserves a Michelin Star!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The best restaurant in the greater Waikoloa/Kailua-Kona/Waimea area on the Big Island (Hawaii). Outstanding service, live Hawaiian music, phenomenal food. The location (next to a beach) makes everything an amazing experience. If you like a personalized meal and attention to detail, this is the restaurant to go to! This places deserves a Michelin star! Highly recommended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had one of the best meals of our trip to the Big Island here. Food was outstanding - the BBQ ribs I had were the best I have ever tasted. Superb, creative, fairly sophisticated take on the cuisine. Fish was incredible. Staff were super friendly (lovely woman who drives from Hilo and back every day!) and service was great without being overly intrusive (one of my pet peeves). Phenomenal meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A beautiful setting with great food. We had a wonderful meal of surf (local seared whitefish) and turf (ribeye). Band didn't show up but ambient music was fine. Service was good. Pricey but setting was worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

On vacation

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had lunch here twice last week and then had dinner on our last night of vacation. All three visits were outstanding. Our dinner was very enjoyable, our party of five all really liked our meals. Service was extraordinary with Angie who is as sweet as can be and we were fascinated listening to some of her local stories. She is a true gem and so is Napua.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoy Kuhulanui band and a wonderful dinner. It was a great way to start our vacation!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Maitre D' and waitperson were both excellent. We love the band, Kahalanui and were seated very close to the them. The food was OK, not great. The poke was bland and the caesar salad small and flavorless. The ribs were nothing special. In that way, it was overpriced, though the service, the setting and the band were outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Superior service, stunning views, and mouthwatering, fresh food. Great for lunch and dinner. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service and food were outstanding, the feel of the restaurant very relaxing, and we could hear ourselves talk.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved our experience at Napua. It was beyond our expectations in quality of food, ambience and as many have written, the service is impeccable. We had Joel. He cared for our every need, going above and beyond, as well as we never felt rushed. He was a memorable 38th anniversary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have been there many times and have always had exceptional meals Farm to table produce Friendly and efficient wait staff an extraordinary wine list and the view is incredible.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We started at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail and appetizer, I had the shaved ice martini and my wife had a chardonnay. We moved to a table with an incredible view. Our waitress was spot on with her timing and explanation of the specials. I had the rib eye steak, which was well prepared and my wife enjoyed the ahi. The evening was memorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is our very favorite restaurant and we live here. The ambiance and the always dependable food are excellent. That’s topped off by the friendliest crew you’ll find anywhere. A first class spot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What a gem in this plastic faux world of manufactured ambience...especially in tourist settings. Napua is understated perfection. The old, classic resort beach house setting is genuine and comfortable. The setting is natural...so beautiful and so well fit into the land and the ocean view. The food was excellent...yes, in Hawaii! The staff and service were ideal and all delivered with a genuine friendly happiness to have you there. Many people will not see how great Napua is because it won't sparkle enough for them...but those of you who know how to enjoy subtle, slightly nostalgic excellence will be very happy here.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Best restaurant on the island, always an amazing experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The setting was great, open room near the ocean. My fish was over cooked thus tough. The accompaning string beans were burnt. A fellow diner’s string beans were greasy from the accompanying pork belly pieces. An ice cream pie was orded for a tablemate whose birthday it was. The waitress brought the pie with a lit candle on top. That was great. However, she failed to provide individual plates and forks. The place was not too busy, so the waitress’ inattention was not due to being overworked. In summary, overpriced food, not cooked properly and served by an incompetent waitress. Spend your money at another restaurant when on The Big Island.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal. Napua is one of my favorite dinning venues. Very lovely staff.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great spot for a romantic dinner. The Ahi was awesome, the pork ribs OK, could‘ve been served warmer. Great service and ambience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We come here 2x a year on our Big Island visits. It is a perfect setting. So relaxing and wonderful food. Leilani is the most wonderful server.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Octopus amd goat cheese as apetizers: cheese was.just ok, nothing special (no herbs, no sweet contrast, just some modena vinegar), octopus was tasteless and not as tender as one would expect (for example like a galician dish).

Main was Hawaian seabass (special for the day, 40$) and the catch of the day (forgot the name). Seabass was again tasteless, came with good sauce but watery, and potatoes and brocoli: i was disappointed as the special was simple.and tasteless. Catch of the day was okm

Nice ambience, with live music.

Given the disappointing octopus and seabass, i decided to ask for another glass of wine instead of the desert.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Beautiful setting, with fresh local fare. The price point is far too high for the portions served, we could not even share an appetizer and dinner does not even include a salad.
The portion was 6 bites of fish with 1/2 cup steamed vegetable, a smear of sweet potato and sauce. That was the entire $39 special. No salad. No soup. No sides.
Flavor and presentation is very artistic & beautiful.
Enjoyed the staff and aloha they bring.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food, service and location are all exceptional. Limited seating (about 15 tables) requires advance reservation through "OpenTable". Most tables are open to beautiful beach and ocean with local guitarist/singer. And absolute must if staying at Mauna Lani.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our fifth time to the mauna Lani and orchid hotels in the last eight years. One requirement our family has with each visit is the Napua restaurant and specifically for their guava ribs but their entire menu is outstanding as well as their ambience and ocean views. Service is predictably top notch as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite places on the Island! Staff is always welcoming. Service is wonderful and food is good.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at Napua on the last day of our honeymoon. We booked dinner for 5:30 to take advantage of the sunset on the beach. It was a clear day and the waitress (Angie) pointed out Maui to us. It was extra special since we got married there a week ago. Great ambiance - they have a singer/guitarist. We had the octopus appetizer and it was delicious. My husband had the seared ahi and liked it. I had the fresh catch of the day (Ono) and thought that it was a bit overcooked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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