Hau Tree Restaurant & Mauna Kea Clambake

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Located in the stunning Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hau Tree is a casual and beautiful restaurant and bar that comes with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, a delicious menu, and a full bar.

One of the best aspects about Hau Tree is their weekly special, which is an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet clambake, held on Saturdays from 6 PM to 8 PM. The clambake is regarded by many as the ‘big island’s best seafood buffet’, and includes dishes such as keahole maine lobster, clams, crab claws, mussels, shrimp, prime rib, grilled fish, salads, oysters, sashimi, and even includes a delectable dessert spread, including an ice-cream sundae bar with toppings.

In addition to the wonderful weekly clambake, Hau Tree also offers sit-down lunches and dinners in their open-air gazebo space that is located right off the beach, making for some of the most gorgeous views around. Their regular menu includes casual and tasty comfort food fare such as hamburgers, ice cream, cobb salads, wraps, sandwiches, cocktails, and more.

Their claim to fame is the Fredrico cocktail, which originated at the Hau Tree bar, and is known by many as being one of the most delicious cocktails on the big island. With al fresco dining, incredible service, a delicious weekly clambake, and spectacular views of the ocean, Hau Tree restaurant and bar, located in the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, should definitely not be missed.

Lunch Daily 11 AM-3:30 PM (Cocktails served at the bar until sunset)
Dinner Daily 5:30 PM-8 PM
Saturday Clambake 6 PM-8 PM


(808) 882-5707

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

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