We’re in the heart of clambake season here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, one of the top-rated luxury hotels in Hawaii. Our Saturday clambake is widely considered the best of its kind on the Island of Hawaii primarily because of the wide variety of seafood, awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean views, and traditional Hawaiian music. These Saturday evening beachfront clambakes have become a Mauna Kea tradition over the years – our guests cannot seem to get enough of our fresh clams, crab claws, and sashimi!
Guests are encouraged to dine “al fresco” this summer at Hau Tree, our beachside restaurant, every Saturday night from 6-8 p.m. If you’ve never attended a clambake before casual attire is welcomed and the meal offers everything from a diverse seafood selection to prime rib, salads, grilled fish and a decadent dessert spread. Indulge in a wide variety of refreshing signature cocktails that are bound to put an exclamation point on the end of your meal. Hint: our signature Fredrico cocktail is a must!
Reservations are required, so please call 1-808-882-5707 well in advance to ensure your seat on the beach. Each clambake is accompanied by authentic Hawaiian music and dancing in the warm sand. There’s no better way to cap off a gorgeous Saturday along the sandy shores of Kaunaʻoa Beach.
While we’re not going to list every item on the clambake menu, it’s important to list some of the highlights as well as rare regional cuisine that you won’t find in many area restaurants. It’s worth noting that there are five undeniably scrumptious desserts to choose from, including housemade bread pudding, an ice cream sundae bar, and chocolate caramel macadamia nut tart. Here are 10 of our favorite options on the menu:
- Steamed clams and mussels
- Steamed lobster with drawn butter and lemon
- Sashimi with wasabi shoyu
- Steamed Dungeness crab legs with garlic ginger and black bean sauce
- Grilled island catch with a tropical Hawaiian relish and miso butter sauce
- Oysters on the half shell
- Corn on the cob
- Carved prime rib of beef, au jus, and creamy horseradish
- New England clam chowder
- Tomato Caprese salad with olive oil and balsamic reduction
Oceanfront Hotels in Hawaii
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is one of the only oceanfront hotels on the island to offer a weekly clambake. If you search “clambakes near me” while vacationing with Mauna Kea, you’ll unquestionably stumble upon Hau Tree. When you’re not indulging in authentic Hawaiian cuisine, relaxing on breathtaking Kaunaʻoa Beach, and playing 18 holes at Mauna Kea Golf Course, we recommend exploring the island in a variety of ways. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Big Island Bike Tours, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are three of the most popular attractions on the island, regardless of the season. To book a well-deserved luxury vacation to Hawaii, please give us a call today at 1-877-880-6524, or visit us online.