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Brown's Beach House

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American, Seafood, Polynesian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
+1 808-885-2000
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18:00 - 20:30
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food in a great setting. Save some room for dessert if you can. Nice wine list with some reasonably-priced options.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a higher end restaurant with exceptional service and tasty local items on the menu. The daily catch was delicious and prepared with local vegetables and accompaniments. House-made ginger ale boasts yummy crystallized ginger. The service really was exceptional.

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Ottawa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to plan to book this at least once at sunset during your stay, great entertainment as well.

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Thank 151rogerl
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I used to go here many times for our anniversary. It is a great romantic place to be. The ocean sounds and just the lighting makes you nit want to leave. The food though is so amazing!! We need to make it for this year again. Thank you Brown's!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the restaurants you have listed in Puako are in Mauna Lani 5 miles away. Puako is residence only no restaurants Brown's is at the Fairmont Hotel your listing is all wrong about Puako, as I live in Mauna Lani

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Thank Sherrie A
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend Brown's for the ambiance, service and food. You sit close to the sand, with the sun sinking behind the palm trees and a soft guitarist playing in the background. The service is both friendly and professional. The food is pretty much to die for! We eat mostly vegetarian food and they even have a vegan menu which... More 

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Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
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137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the holidays they setup a poolside grill station to relieve some pressure from the main restaurant and poolside service. First time was great, Tori was excellent and fun to chat with while I waited for my order. The idea is to order a combo for $18 with a choice of chips or fries. Compared to other resort costs, this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Two locations - main part of the hotel and by the pool. Went to the pool location for takeaway coffee, smoothies and breakfast options.

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bainbridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had 6:00 dinner reservations- just as heavy rain started to fall. They had to move all the tables under cover so we had a 45 minute delay before seated. We watched an angry dad complain about the wait despite having reservations. We were fine with the delay knowing the circumstances were out of their control. I was wondering if... More 

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Brown's Beach House, responded to this review

Aloha Jen, Thank you for your kind review, while we apologize for the inclement weather, we certainly appreciate your understanding of the situation. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, as well as the malasada for dessert (it's one of our favorites too!). We hope you will visit us again, hopefully soon! More 

Fredericksburg, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We were staying just down the beach at the beautiful Mauna Kea Beach Hotel but a friend told us it would be worth the trip to Brown's. Our friend was right! We enjoyed the ambience and the live music on the beach but the food is what makes this place so great! At our server's suggestion, we ordered the Kona... More 

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TheFairmontOrchid, Guest Relations Manager at Brown's Beach House, responded to this review

Aloha Jill, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Brown's Beach House and hope you may have an opportunity to stay with us hopefully in the future! Mahalo! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Polynesian, Contemporary, Hawaiian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 20:30
Monday
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Kaniku Dr, Puako, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9731
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Puako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-2000
Description
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Brown's Beach House is the place for the quintessential island fine dining experience located just steps from shore. Innovative, Big Island inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors from locally grown, sustainable agriculture and seafood. Products using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from our island waters redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim, Hawaii Regional, and most recently Big Island Cuisine. Exceptional nightly Hawaiian entertainment by resident soloists and romantic shoreline sunsets at a hand's distance blend naturally with the outdoor open-air seating for a memorable evening under the stars.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?