Discover Diverse Island Flavors and Creative Cuisine

Fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients available from land and sea, combined with imaginative cocktails, and epic views of the Kona Coast are the perfect recipe to exceptional dining at either of Kohanaikiʻs two signature restaurants, Kōnane and Beach Restaurant.

Both restaurants feature daily menu specials curating only the latest local ingredients available - line caught bottom fish from Ono lane, savory and perfectly seasoned lamb chops from upcountry ranchers, beet poke over a spring mix of greens harvested at our community farm - our culinary team, led by Executive Chef James Watts, aims to create the unexpected. The one thing that you can come to expect at our restaurants is consistent quality, friendly faces, and those never-ending ocean views.

Twenty Years of Culinary Excellence

Executive Chef James Watts

With an impressive culinary journey spanning over two decades, Executive Chef James Watts has honed his skills in renowned kitchens across the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. Notably, he has spearheaded culinary teams at esteemed establishments like the three-Michelin-starred French Laundry in Napa Valley, Hana Maui Resort, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, and Sal Salis Resort on Ningaloo Reef in Australia.

Chef James embodies the spirit of culinary exploration, driven by an insatiable curiosity and an open mind towards all types of cuisine. With the world as his culinary canvas, he navigates a never-ending and thrilling voyage for our members. As the visionary behind Kōnane and the Beach Restaurant, he curates an ever-evolving dining experience at Kohanaiki, blending the finest local ingredients with carefully selected treasures from Pacific regions. In addition to this culinary tapestry, Chef James orchestrates special events that create the perfect recipe for shared moments and unforgettable experiences.

An Exceptional Dining Experience for the Senses


Serving unbelievable sunsets nightly, Kohanaiki’s signature 120–seat chophouse and sushi bar at the main Clubhouse offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Date nights, family dinners, and special occasions are hosted daily here in a casual yet elevated atmosphere.

Serving Fresh Coastal Cuisine by the Shore

Beach Restaurant

A postcard-perfect oceanfront dining experience featuring classic Hawaii regional cuisine in a casual and relaxed setting. The ideal site for many of Kohanaiki’s special events, the Beach Restaurant is our surfside venue for dining with your toes in the sand and the salty sea air enveloping your senses.

Oenophiles, Take Note

Wine Program

Kohanaiki Master Sommelier Andy Myers guides you through exclusive tastings held monthly in our private wine room as well as wine education classes, sharing his expertise and love for indulgent grapes. Our curated wine offerings at Kohanaiki feature rare wines found nowhere else in Hawaiʻi. Take a vicarious trip abroad with exclusive dinner experiences with vintners from all over the world and receive guidance in stocking your personal wine locker with only the varietals you love.

Farm to Fork


Fresh ingredients sourced from over 40 local and Hawaii-based farms are the staple of our robust menus at both the Beach Restaurant and Kōnane. Through our personal relationships with local fishermen, farmers, and ranchers, we are proud to support local and often return our food scraps in exchange for their quality meat products.