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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Hawaii / Big Island

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Hawaii / Big Island? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1884)
$30 and under
Hawaiian
Kaupulehu
About the restaurant
Enjoy local seafood with flavors inspired by the Pacific rim, served steps away from the ocean surf and beneath a canopy of stars at our award-winning restaurant. The culinary philosophy is to begin with ingredients from the island and beyond – ensuring the freshest, most sustainable ingredients available. Working with over 160 local farms, approximately 75% of the food served is from the Island of Hawai'i, prepared oven roasted, flame grilled and wok fired – fusing the flavours of Hawaii with Pan-Asian techniques.
Top review
JohnB
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
it was our first time visiting and it was a great experience. we sat at the bar and Doug took great care of us! he made great recommendations and made some great drinks! we will be back - 10 out of 10 experience!
A photo of Beach Tree Restaurant, Bar and Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (820)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Kailua-Kona
About the restaurant
Beach Tree Bar & Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a casual dining option set along the sand and overlooking the ocean, perfect for sundowner cocktails. Toast the sunset with unforgettable views, local flavours, creative cocktails and more.
Top review
DonSvip
Dined 3 days ago
We are locals and Four Seasons dining is usually for special occasions. We had a wonderful meal at Beach Tree, again. This time it was for Father’s Day. Our server, Tyger, was full of personality and attentiveness.
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4.7
4.7 (2889)
$50 and over
Creative Japanese
Kamuela
About the restaurant
Long regarded as the premier dining destination among the Hawaiian islands, this beloved institution is a gathering place for generations of friends, families and neighbors. Helmed by Executive Chef Mark Libunao, CanoeHouse features thoughtful, seasonal dishes that celebrate Hawaii’s landscape through Japanese-Paniolo inspired cuisine, accompanied by craft-cocktails and diverse wine selections.
Please kindly note that CanoeHouse accepts reservations 30 days in advance for outside guests of Mauna Lani.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food was superb, and our server Ayesha only made it better with her warm, friendly attitude! Tables are spaciously set apart giving an additional layer of privacy and exclusivity. Parking is complimentary if you are not a resort guest like we were.
A photo of Miller & Lux Hualalai at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai restaurant
4.7
4.7 (69)
$50 and over
American
Kaupulehu
About the restaurant
The highest-quality steaks with impeccable flavor from the best ranches in America; a robust raw bar; fresh sustainable seafood; and farm direct vegetables – all perfectly complemented by a globally curated wine list – combine to inspire the next chapter in Tyler Florence’s mark on innovative American cuisine. The Miller & Lux cocktail program is curated using seasonal Hawaiian ingredients and artisanal spirits from around the world.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful experience from the service to the cuisine. Beautiful views and the restaurant ambience is excellent.
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4.6
4.6 (1896)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
Inspired by the Mediterranean, dedicated to the islands. Featuring a charcuterie and crudo bar, brilliant cocktails, and an award winning global wine list framed by the forever views of Hapuna Beach, Meridia presents innovative cuisine in an unrivaled setting. Named by Hawaii Magazine as 2019's Best New Big Island Restaurant, and 2018 Restaurant of the Year by the American Culinary Federation.
Located at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.
Top review
Charlesvip
Dined 2 days ago
Our waiter Michael was outstanding. The food was delicious. We have been here a few times, and it is always great.
A photo of Brown's Beach House - The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3566)
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
The breathtaking ocean vistas alone are worth a leisurely evening at Brown’s Beach House, our signature fine dining restaurant. Boasting fresh Hawai‘i Island-inspired cuisine, live Hawaiian music and spectacular sunset panoramas, this dining experience is a feast for all of your senses.

Top review
PhilL
Dined 7 days ago
Stunning views and spectacular music.Food was very good as was the service .
A photo of Manta at Mauna Kea restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1479)
$50 and over
Pacific Rim
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
Manta is the signature restaurant of the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and has breathtaking views of the Kohala Coast. The menu is a curation of Pacific Rim cuisine with seasonal, local, and sustainably-produced ingredients.
Chef Bryan Nagao has gained formidable reputation in the international food community. He was once described by American media as "the most notable figures in rendering Modern Asian cuisine in the Northern hemisphere". The creativity permeating his cuisine stems from the diversity of his culinary background. Bryan's cuisine is a multi-faceted reflection of his Hawai'i Island birthplace, his Japanese ancestry, and decades spent in the finest restaurants in Hong Kong and Taipei.
Manta features live music on Tues, Wed, & Sat.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was delicious and the ambience was charming with beautiful ocean and ground views
A photo of Kamuela Provision Co. restaurant
4.2
4.2 (3943)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Waikoloa
About the restaurant
Creative island cuisine. A breathtaking view provides the perfect atmosphere for a memorable dinner featuring locally grown ingredients, fresh seafood and steaks. Reservations recommended. As a Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant, Kamuela Provision Company is dedicated to sustainably serving you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Portions were perfect. We asked for outdoor seating and were seated ocean front. Service was wonderful. Our server was great at explaining the preparation of the fish we were thinking of ordering. Since it was our anniversary he gave us a chocolate dessert to share. Overall a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting.
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4.2
4.2 (511)
$31 to $50
Asian
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
Fireside cooking meets modern flair at Binchotan: Bar & Grill, Fairmont Orchid’s hottest new restaurant. Gather the ‘ohana (family) around a shared platter of succulent seafood, wagyu beef and crisp seasonal vegetables, fire-roasted to perfection in the time-honored tradition of robatayaki grilling. Enjoy the best Happy Hour on the Kohala Coast from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at our full-service bar.
Top review
Tarrytowngeekvip
Dined on May 21, 2024
As a lover of Asian-influenced cuisine, I was excited to try Binchotan. Their menu had some less known choices compared to other Japanese restaurants. The tuna crispy rice, and the tempura crusted cauliflower with gojuchang, were the two stars of the evening. The mahi-mahi robata with miso miyotaki sauce was also good. As other reviewers have pointed out, the root salad was bland, needing more acid and seasoning. The grilled avocado was a waste of money. It was bland and did not present well either, looking lost on a large plate with soooo little food. The service was almost flawless-our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and great at this job. The setting is nice, outdoors on a lanai facing west. But unlike other restaurants near the ocean, the ocean view is blocked by another onsite property.
A photo of Hau Tree at Mauna Kea restaurant
4.1
4.1 (262)
$30 and under
American
Kohala Coast
About the restaurant
Just steps from the beach and ocean with your toes practically in the sand, Hau Tree is a casual open-air option for relaxed lunches and dinners on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. It’s complete with a gazebo-style bar perfectly situated for meeting friends old and new while enjoying cocktails, local brews and awaiting a glimpse of the sunset’s elusive green flash. Hau Tree’s menu includes sandwiches, wraps, fish tacos, salads, ice cream, and Mauna Kea’s famous Ovaltine Froth.
Top review
NancyKvip
Dined on Mar 19, 2024
Great choice for a lite dinner. Excellent sunset view, Casual good food families. Service was great Wihi was very good
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