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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.
Kamuela, HI 96743
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar
Napua @ Mauna Lani Beach Club Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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