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Halani, Kamuela, HI

Halani

4.7
4.7
775 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Start your morning at our open-air eatery overlooking the pool and expansive Great Lawn with Kona coffee and a breakfast spread. Enjoy the freshest fish and locally caught shellfish from the island's local fishermen. Enjoy local hearts of palm, kale and fresh vegetables from nearby farms and try the best pizza around. Let our Hālani master chefs serve up the best the island has to offer for breakfast then unwind with a Mai Tai at Hā Bar & Grill for Lunch and Dinner.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 885-6622
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Kamuela
  • Cross Street
    68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 775 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Overall

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Food

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Service

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Ambience

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Best Value

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Child-Friendly

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Innovative

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Healthy

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Hot spot

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Lively

775 Reviews
  1. Sarah

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for an upscale restaurant for our last night on Big Island near where we were staying and are so happy we picked HaLani. The food was excellent as were the cocktails. The staff was very friendly and wonderful! We got to watch the sunset and listen to live music while we ate. I enjoyed every moment and plan to go back next time we visit Big Island!

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  2. JonD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest places I’ve ever eaten. Such a wonderful experience.

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  3. JesseS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, relaxed feeling. Crab cakes were fabulous. Blackened ahi and Mahi Mahi were both excellent

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from all of the staff. Peaceful and quiet. Perfect way to end your day

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  5. NanetteG

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We wanted to try a new place. Very disappointed!! Way way Over priced hotel food!! Poor quality food!!!!! The tables need replaced or at least put a table cloth on them. They were all chipped on the edges, looked very old and  dingy !!  the chairs need new pads on them, so uncomfortable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Great food and beautiful location. Will be back

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  7. JRthewino

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    We had the whole kanpachi prepared two ways and it was fantastic. One of the best meals we have had in some time. The restaurant is being renovated and they have moved it to be in another area starring at some bushes. That was the very disappointing part. I feel they should be more transparent about this when booking.

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  8. MARYS

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very beautiful setting, architecture was amazing and serene. Salmon and Ahi dishes were good, the couscous with Ahi very spicy, too spicy for me.

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  9. LisaT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful work dinner at Halani! Great food, great service!

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  10. Northporter

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was great and the staff was excellent.

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  11. Mark

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inspired & Interesting cuisine! Consistency was on point; we ate here 3 separate nights, arriving with a craving for certain items, and they delivered on the elements we loved every time! Attentive service, genuinely engaging staff, and beautiful ambiance.

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  12. KatS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was relaxing and amazing ambience, the service was good and the food was amazing

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  13. Dennis

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very expensive place, $30 for a individual pizza for example. Nice place if you can afford it.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazeballs, especially the lobster Mac and cheese. My mouth is drooling just thinking about it right now. We had Brussels as well. My fiancé got the steak frites which was delicious and I got the braised short ribs which was also tasty. Love this place would def come back. Staff was sooo nice and welcoming. The environment and vibe was sooooo cute

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is relaxing. Wait staff was attentive and professional. Food was flawless. I would highly recommend this place!

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  16. FoodFanatic

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner and experience with Jason last night. Blackened tuna with curry couscous was absolutely delicious! Looking forward to dining here again.

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  17. MARCR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The location is beautiful, the service is good but the food is not so good. Steak and lobster came out cold.. sent it back and they "reheated it". The filet was very good and the lobster was ok. Also had Wagyu beef and Frites which was good. It was a nice meal but, considering the price, the food was only mediocre.

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  18. Sheila

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Pretty sure waiter was high! Couldn't get attention side was missed. Took forever to check out Anniversary and placed in middle of a bunch of young kids. I'd go anywhere else first and food was mediocre

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience at Halani tonight. Kiana, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu items. The best margaritas we had by far were made by our favorite bartender Austyn. Kealen (manager I believe) a young, professional and enthusiastic staff member guided us to a great night by touching our table in a timely manner. He kept us informed and entertained the whole night. Highly acknowledgeable front of the house staff! Shoutout to the back of the house chefs, one of the best meals we’ve had in Hawaii.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Dinner. Charlie is simply the best! Gorgeous views

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  21. PeterF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The Wagyu steak was cooked perfectly, as was the seared ahi. Our server was attentive, fully engaged, and obviously loves food. And the setting was lovely.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The lights were blazing from the ceiling, and despite asking three times for the lights to be toned down, the manager ignored us. The food was okay but service was nonexistent. So much potential at this restaurant but sadly disappointed. 

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  23. DonS

    Los Angeles

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Ha Bar / Halani many times as we live nearby. We are always impressed with the service and the quality of the food. The Mauna Lani hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels in Hawaii! Keep it up!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant and awesome knowledgeable staff. Ordered the surf and Turf, both lobster and steak were a little over cooked. The chicken pesto pizza was amazing def recommend. The wagyu was a little more on the chewy side. I wish they used a better cut of meat then flank for the wagyu. But overall very good

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  25. MelannieS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halani is one of our absolute favorite restaurants to eat at on the Big Island. The food and drinks are delicious and the service is always wonderful.

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  26. KoleaGal

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Cullen, was terrific! The hostess helped us get the table we requested. And the whole grilled fish was the best meal we’ve had on the island—and we’ve dined at all of the best places in the Kailua-Kona area. We will definitely go back often

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  27. Bren

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very beautiful view and ambience. Pricey but the food was very good.

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  28. chrisO

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time, dining outside at this friendly restaurant. Food was presented beautifully, perfectly cooked with well thought out and interesting flavour combinations. Staff were friendly and welcoming especially the lovely Cori (thank you agian to her). A very family friendly venue, outside the hotel so plenty of space for children to run around on the lawn, but all this was quite far from our table that we did not experience any noise issues. Would definitely eat here again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I loved it! The whole dining experience was amazing and memorable!

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  30. MelannieS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halani is one our favorite places to eat on the island. The staff are friendly and sweet. The food is always amazing no matter what you pick and the sun set is breathtaking. A must stop when visiting the island!!!

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  31. LawrenceM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and very well presented. The service was reasonably fast and accurate. The ambient is beautiful and relaxing. Perhaps the choice of wine in glasses could be larger.

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  32. KatieT

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, incredible views, and incredible service! I very much hope to eat there again!

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  33. SuzanneV

    Orange County

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with amazing ambience. The service and food is excellent! Highly recommend!

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  34. WilliamS

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant. We were treated great would totally recommend this place for date night.

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  35. NYCRestaurateur

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The property is BEAUTIFUL! and we were looking forward to this dinner but the little gnats and flies were eating us alive and there werent enough swatters to keep them away. The food was nice though nothing outstanding/notable to recall two weeks later as we leave the review. There were live music and a nice crowd of guests on the night we came, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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  36. nicolek

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleasantly surprised with Halani! Great last minute decision to eat here. Our server was excellent and all of the food was delicious. Portion sizes were big and everything was prepared perfectly. We are so glad we decided to eat here while staying at the resort!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halani check all of the boxes for a romantic dinner with my babe. Thank you!

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  38. SimonK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Expected more for the location and price. Disappointed that there was no special treatment for birthday. Some of the fusion dishes were a miss.

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  39. TSreview

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was average at dinner but drinks were watery. We were very surprised and disappointed, especially at $20+ each. Wait staff was friendly but dressed as if serving at a pool bar - a little too comfortable for dinner at Halani at 8pm. Having visited many other resorts for dinner, we would not return here.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice dinner with reservations shortly after sunset. Very good food with a very professional and attentive service staff, and a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Our first time to Halani was in July 2022 for an anniversary dinner, so this was our second visit. We definitely look forward to returning for additional visits in the future.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Halani is rated 4.7 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Halani

68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Kamuela, HI 96743

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, HI 96743
  • Neighbourhood
    Kamuela
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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