• Manta firepit and outdoor lounge.
  • Manta outdoor seating.
  • Manta server in restaurant.

About Us

“Creating true flavor does not require many ingredients, provided they are of supreme quality, harmonize well and are prepared with consummate skill,” says Mauna Kea Beach Hotel executive chef Rio Miceli. And such is the philosophy of dining at the restaurants of this legendary grand dame of the Kohala Coast.

Manta and its postcard views of Kauna’oa Bay from every table are complemented by superbly prepared cuisine.

Meet the Chef

Michelin award-winning Chef de Cuisine Bryan Nagao grew up on Oahu, where he trained and completed his culinary degree at the Culinary Arts School at the University of Hawaii’s Kapi’olani Community College. He spent nearly three decades in Asia serving as head chef for restaurant establishments in Hong Kong, Seoul, Taiwan, and Bangkok. His modern Asian-American culinary style enhanced with fresh locally sourced produce and ingredients provide a distinctive taste and style to our signature Manta restaurant and rich tradition of culinary excellence at Mauna Kea.

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