Enjoy An Evening of Private, Fine Dining

Big Island Guide Travel Guide

While any trip to Hawaii is sure to be special, many people come to celebrate a specific special events. For honeymoons, anniversaries, weddings, and other special occasions, there’s an extra step you can take to make that fancy dinner even more memorable: a private dining reservation. If you’re taking a trip to Hawaii’s Big Island, there are plenty of establishments that will gladly help make that tropical dining adventure even more singular, typically by adding a beachfront table, private cabana, or chef-made menu to your evening. If you’re looking to make your special night into a lifelong memory, these are some of our favorite private fine dining opportunities on the Big Island of Hawaii:

Four Seasons Hualalai – Dining Under the Stars
72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 325-4756

A fixture of the Big Island’s fine dining scene, the chefs at the various Four Seasons restaurants also offer private dining in their “Dining Under the Stars” packages, with settings ranging from private beachfront tables for two to an expansive family-style dinner with private chefs cooking tableside. For a romantic, secluded evening, there’s no better setting than the gorgeous beachfront at the Four Seasons Hualalai with gentle waves and a sky full of stars to set the mood.

The Canoehouse – Captain’s Table
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743

The Canoehouse is already ranked as one of the best restaurants on the Big Island, but for a truly awe-inspiring meal, the Captain’s Table is the way to go. Offered Thursday-Saturday evenings, the five-course blind tasting menu provides an insightful look at Hawaiian cuisine with 85% of the ingredients sourced right here on the Big Island. Seasonal, flavorful, and personalized, the Captain’s Table offers a fun and interactive way to experience a great Hawaiian dinner and create a memorable evening.

Brown’s Beach House – The Knoll
1 North Kaniku Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
(808) 885-2000

Just steps from the waters along the Kohala Coast, Brown’s Beach House is a mainstay of Hawaiian fine dining. Drawing inspiration from island cuisine and approaching each dish with simple, fresh flavors, Brown’s has earned its reputation as a reliable source of incredible seafood dishes. Taking it up a notch, the Knoll is Brown’s take on the private dining experience, placing guests along the shore of Pauoa Bay beneath palm trees and bright, beautiful stars.

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

Considered a crown jewel of the Kohala Coast’s fine dining scene, the restaurants at Mauna Kea Resort leave no stone unturned. Fresh, expertly-prepared seafood, traditional Hawaiian cuisine, and incredible cocktails combine for an unforgettable dining experience, but for a rare treat or to commemorate a special occasion, the resort offers private dining for romantic dinners or family gatherings. With settings ranging from private dining rooms to seaside lawns and even the 3rd tee at the adjoined Mauna Kea Golf Course, there’s hardly a disappointing vista to be found.

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