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About Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island

Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com

68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive # 101
Kamuela, HI 96743
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American, Caribbean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 881-8686

Website:
http://www.tommybahama.com/

Entertainment:
Please contact us for our Live Island Music Schedule

Executive Chef:
Stennis Hirayama

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us for Island Time Happy Hour for great deals on small plate signature appetizers and our tropical libations.
4pm-6pm

Private Dining

A warm reception awaits you and your guests. From an intimate luncheon or dinner to a lavish cocktail party or wedding reception, we'll work with you to tailor our services to meet your needs.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Fun (41)
Special Occasion (40)
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Live Music (40)
Casual (38)
Good for a Date (37)
Local Ingredients (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Scenic View (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Happy Hour (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Lunch (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Healthy (15)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tapas (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
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Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

We always make it a point to go to TB’s every year. Made reservations 24 hours in advance. Got there after having our couples massage at The Fairmont. Was seated in the bar. Very disappointed with table. Especially knowing that the bar is open seating🙁Two tables away from the kitchen door. The only thing that made up for it was the servers. They really know what teamwork is about. Will give them another chance to make up for the table designation next year

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food!!!!!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

David was an excellent and attentive server.
We were seated on time per reservation.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server Dillon or Dylan was very personable. Our food was served hot and was very tasty. The musician was perfect...his music was gentle and background so we could visit and still hear the music.. our table was close to him ..behind him, actually, and he came to our table to see how the music was and if we had any requests. It was fun.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing best on the island!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service as usual. Manager stopped by to check on Service level. Great Happy Hour selections.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Live Music, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately, very slow service. It took 40 minutes to get one cocktail and the food arrived moments after. So much for having wine with my meal...not enough time to finish the cocktail! Food is okay. Noise level is off the charts loud. Will go to the nearby grocery store for takeout before ever returning here.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Food historically inconsistent. Last night it was fabulous.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Staff wonderful and gracious on a very busy night - Valentine’s Day. Service excellent, very responsive without being overboard. Mahi mahi good, moist, cooked well. House salad excellent. Crab bisque wonderful. Cauliflower steak and vegetable plate poor. Not cooked well, not seasoned well, basically a plate of underdone vegetables with exception of faro salad. Dessert was good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service and food for Valentine’s Day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a great experience at Tommy Bahama’s! Good food service and drink. We had a late lunch so wanted a light bite. We had salads and appetizers and drinks. The crab cakes were delicious and the scallop slides were too.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We always go to Tommy Bahamas when on the Big Island. I love their Thai scallops and coconut almond rice. Great service and great specialty drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very reliable. Nice venue. Although they knew we had a special occasion they forgot. Oops. No worries we’ll be back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious. My only complaint is that we were very rushed during the meal. We were just finishing our appetizer when the entree arrived. As soon as I finished my last bite the plate was taken away and we were asked about dessert. I said I was full however I did want to look at the dessert menu. We were never asked about coffee or tea and the bill was slapped on the table and we never saw the dessert menu.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a surprisingly good meal and this visit the service was particularly good

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were seated in a reasonable time. Our server came over right away to welcome us. He explained menu options, and was smiling and friendly even though he was busy.
The food was wonderful and no one had to wait while others at the table were served.

Tags: Scenic View, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was not good. My wife’s Mahi Mahi was soggy and had strong fish taste. Sent it back. Fish and Chips was ok.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and service were good. Reasonable for a good restaurant in Waikoloa.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was great! Pineapple creme brûlée is the best!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We have been to Tommy Bahamas a few dozen time and it’s always great. But, on Tuesday the wait staff changed four times then went back to the original waiter. Service was good, but multiple staff members asked how everything was...seemed odd and felt like they were having an off night. We will keep going because the food is good.
The restaurant needs more waiting room area, it’s hard to leave when the tourists feel they don’t have to move out of the way.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Healthy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Getting the fish specials is really the way to go. They do awesome with the fish that is brought in. Try to get a table outdoors or on the balcony inside of inside - it is a little quieter than inside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had the macadamia crusted mahi mahi, which was fabulous!! My husband had the daily special which was a swordfish like fish and also wonderful. Our only complaint was the wine list had wine, which when they brought them out were several years younger than on the list. When we finally found one that would do, it was way too warm (probably around 70 degrees) . This is not OK for this type of restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Waiter messed up order completely because he didn’t write it down.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food, Server David was awesome and just a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We eat at the Newport and Palm Desert locations regularly. The food quality and seasonings used weren’t comparable!! We would never eat at this’ll cation again. The recipes other than the butter aren’t the same!!!!
Filet flatbread was dry and the steak was not filet. The coconut shrimp were small and very greasy!! The shrimp stuffed with crab were good but the sauce had way too many peppers in it!! The cream of lump crab didn’t look like lump crab it was black and not tasty.
The 2 visits weren’t memorable

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great specials offered. The mahi-mahi was very fresh

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Salads, Coconut Shrimp & Thai Shrimp & Scallops were all very good. Service, Beth, was friendly & prompt. Have enjoyed 2 nice dinners here recently. Sure wish they still had their chocolate layer cake for dessert. It was the best ever but its no longer on the menu.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Da best ribs as usual. Good service and manager drop by as usual. Great Happy Hour starters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our server was really great! Husband enjoyed the ribs which we heard were good. I had the Parmesan crusted chicken and was really happy with it. Topped it off with an amazing peanut butter pie

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Made reservation a day and a half early, was not happy with seats. Back in far back corner in a booth type seating. Changed our seats for us only
after we complained a couple of times. Will come back again, If it happens again won't be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Overall, restaurant was great. It had a wonderful decor, view of the sunset (minus the water) and was open air dining as well. Our waiter, Henry, provided excellent and attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 30, 2018

As usual Tommy Bahama's at the Mauna Lani Shops was fantastic ! The cocktails, food & service were great. we always come here when we are on the Big Island !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Had to wait 30 min beyond reservation time

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was top notch.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Scheduled our 50th anniversary dinner here. Food was excellent and service very well done, especially considering how crowded it was. Cocktails excellent too. However they dropped the ball on our anniversary cake which I had pre-ordered on the reservation form. I checked at the desk on the way in and they said they would have one, or maybe half a cake, which I agreed to pay for. There was no cake. No special anniversary presentation at all, no song even, just the usual tray of assorted desserts. So that moment was lost forever. Maybe that staff will realize what they cost us if any of them ever reach their 50th. I hope we reach our 60th so we can have a cake somewhere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great pork chop. Pleasant staff

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Overall the food was very good and the service was excellent but my biggest complaint is that the wine list is for the most part much too expensive for a restaurant like this. This is Tommy Bahama’s and we shouldn’t be seeing wine bottles in the $90’s and $100.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Amazing management. Definitely the best Tommys we have visited in the US. Perfect food and service

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It is a bit pricey but we are in Hawaii, excellent meal with fantastic service. Even came with a view of the sunset.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very pleased with both service & food on this visit. We had the Spicy Ahi Poke, generous amount & very good. Shared the Shrimp Summer Roll, very tasty with large pieces of shrimp. The blue cheese on the wedge salad was excellent. The parmesan crusted swordfish was excellent along with the tasty risotto. No room for dessert on this visit but we'll be back. I think our servers name was Dylan. He IS very good. Pleasant, helpful & friendly. We've been here several times over the years & in the past the service & food was 'spotty'. They were Right On last night.

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