The Kohala Coast is home to one of the most beautiful natural areas on the Big Island. A glass of sake can be enjoyed at dusk as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean, turning the vast lawn red. The Mauna Kea Resort, which has a sake brewery, was established as a guest house for Rockefeller, and its golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer. Despite the location of the island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the golf course clubhouse is the best place to stay. Traditional sake brewing is carried out in this 8,500 square-foot space.


For visitors who want to learn about the supreme taste of sake and its art, we have established a restaurant called Engawa. The Engawa offers Islander Sake as a meal option. In Japanese culture, Engawa is considered the most comfortable space in the house, with the purpose of separating it from the outside world. Visitors are welcome to chat casually with house guests on the Engawa, or to unwind with a cup of tea or a snack. Taking a sip of our sake will help you relax and forget about your daily work. It is similar to landing at Hawaii’s airport, exiting the plane, and unwinding in the tropical air.


Meeting you means a lot to us and we are looking forward to a pleasant time together. We invite you to visit our most valued area, the Engawa. Drinks and food are part of our menu. It is possible to use it for private parties as well.




Mon–Wed & Fri: 13:00 – 18:00
Thr: 10:00am – 18:00
(Sat & Sun closed)

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Try our signature sakes in a tasting flight, and discover the flavors that make each one delicious and unique. We craft several beverages, brewed in rotation throughout the year. Tastings take place in our dining area adjacent to the brewery, where you can enjoy gentle breezes, taking in beautiful views of Mauna Kea Resort.


Sake Tasting – 3-Sake Flight: $18.00 per person
Sake Tasting – 5-Sake Flight: $28.00 per person


*Additional glasses or bottles can be ordered at any time during dinner.

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Moon Night Soirée (10/29, 11/26, 12/27)


The upcoming dates of Moon Night Soirée will take place 10/29, 11/26, 12/27 at Islander Sake Brewery in Hapuna. You will be able to enjoy sake pairing with chef’s choice of assorted plates, Island and Japan flavored dishes which go well with our fresh sake brewed locally with Japanese authentic technique.


Our amazing chef for the evening is Teruhiko Kakazu, a sushi chef for over 24 years in Tokyo Japan. His course dinner will include fresh fish flown in from Toyosu Fish Market, alongside delicious local ingredients.


*Price composed of Omakase-style, chef’s choice of sushi and assorted plates & pairing fresh sake brewed in Hapuna
* Reservations required
*Guests must inform event hosts of any allergies before service.
* Limited to 40 guests


Moon Night Soirée – $175.00 per person

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by Islander Sake Brewery


Hapuna Golf Course,
62-100 Kaunaʻoa Dr, Waimea
HI 96743


Mon–Wed & Fri: 13:00 – 18:00
Thr: 10:00am – 18:00
Saturday & Sunday – Closed





Do you allow menu modifications?

Generally we do not have menu modifications. However, we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requirements, but cannot guarantee we can meet all requests. Please indicate all food allergies and intolerances when you request a booking, and if we cannot substitute we will contact you personally.


Do you accept cancellations?

Please make cancellations at least 24 hours before the day of your booking. Cancellations made on the day of the reservation will be charged the full pre-fixed price, as we prepare ingredients ahead of time.


Do you accept large parties?

We accept online reservations for parties of up to 8 people. For larger parties, please contact us.


Do you have parking?

Parking is available at Hapuna Golf Course.