Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Island of Hawai`i: Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club




October 27, 2022

Visit Island of Hawai`i: Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club

Through Na`au, I have been fortunate to meet the owners of Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club - Chef Keoni and Brandon (they also own Kaunamano Farms), and I was glad I finally had a chance to dine there.

The restaurant focuses on hyperlocal sourcing, and features many menu items showcasing Kaunamano Farms' local Berkshire pork.
Complimentary Bread

I was enamored with the perfectly grilled bread.  The salted butter only added to the yumminess (tip: if you order the Clams & Chorizo, ask for extra bread to dip into the amazing sauce).

Ahupua`a Salad

The Ahupua`a Salad consisted of local greens, Kawamata Farms tomatoes, strawberries, Big Island goat cheese, and Waimeli Honey Garlic Dressing.  It was a delightful salad full of local ingredients, and I appreciated how the salad was split and presented.

`Nduja Toast
The `Nduja Toast was tasty - the Kaunamano Farms pork spread was served atop a charcoal sourdough along with beer mustard and pickled vegetables.  I loved the different textures and flavor profiles.

Clams & Chorizo Cataplana
I enjoyed the clams, but I LOVED the tomato-based sauce.  I would've been content with just eating the bread and sauce along.  Highly recommend this starter!
14 oz Boneless Rib Eye
The Rib Eye was delish.  It was served on a mountain of garlic mashed potatoes.
Kaunamano Farms Pork Chop

The portions were enormous!  

I filled up on so much bread, salad, and appetizers, that I barely made a dent in the huge piece of breaded pork chop.  I loved the sides that came along with it - especially the ho`i`o salad and the ali`i mushrooms.   
`Ulu Puff Pastry

For dessert was an `ulu puff pastry.

The menu is small, but it works, and the service and views were both fantastic.

Highly recommend a visit!

Note: If you made dinner reservations, the gate does not open until 5pm.  If you see a car parked on the side near the gate, that means the occupants are waiting for the gate to open.  Pull up behind any car(s), and don't be that inconsiderate person waiting in front of a closed gate, blocking residents from entering and cutting in front of all the cars who are patiently waiting.  

68-1292 S Kaniku Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

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