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

Chef de Cuisine Ryan Brannigan grew up on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, surrounded by the farms and fields of Honoka’a and Waimea. Chef Ryan and the Manta Culinary team expertly create each dish around the produce, meats, and seafood provided by our farm, ranch, and fishery partnerships, allowing the flavors of the island’s provisions to speak for themselves. We are proud to share this unpretentious, yet complex cuisine that redefines Pacific Regional while honoring the rich tradition of culinary excellence at Mauna Kea.

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