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Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr. Send to Phone
Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar boasts ocean views and a high-tech Enomatic system that dispenses tasting-size pours of wines. Read GAYOT's in-depth review of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
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Breakfast daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar Restaurant Review

: Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel overlooks a cove where you can often spot manta rays swimming near the shore at night. The sprawling restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a glassed-in private room where guests can still enjoy the ocean views. White tablecloths bring a touch of elegance, and the exhibition-style kitchen shows off the chefs at work. The menu, overseen by executive chef Peter Pahk, highlights sustainable fish and local meats and produce. (Diners can request gluten-free selections from their servers.) Start with Hawaii chevre ravioli with lobster, edamame and house-smoked bacon in buttered shrimp broth or kampachi served tataki-style with black sesame miso sauce, ume oil and arugula salad. Among the salads, you may find local hearts of palm with asparagus, olives and lilikoi vinaigrette. Continue with mains like the duet of pan-seared foie gras and ahi tuna with guava demi, onion rings and flat leaf parsley and frisée salad. Petits four and macadamia nuts covered in white chocolate precede desserts like soufflés topped with vanilla sauce. Traditional eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and much more can be found at the breakfast and brunch buffets. The comprehensive wine list, which is heavy on California offerings, is a legacy of Laurance S. Rockefeller’s devotion to fine living. (He was the visionary behind this dream property.) The restaurant boasts a high-tech Enomatic system that dispenses tasting-size pours of wines. Local beers and tropical cocktail are also available. Service is friendly and efficient.

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