The Restaurant

Like a delicious little secret, tucked away in a private ocean cove along the appetizing sands of Mauna Lani Resort is a Big Island restaurant called Napua, waiting for you to discover the foods of Hawai‘i Island, shared with the kind of aloha that comes from those who know.



Chef Keoni Regidor


Owner Brandon Lee

Owner Brandon Lee and Chef Keoni Regidor are lifetime friends who grew up on the Hamakua Coast, where they learned to swim, surf, fish, hunt and farm with family, carrying on the multicultural traditions that reach back generations.

And when the ‘ohana got together, there always was music and storytelling, hula, laughter and many blessings, and always amazing food on the table.

Named for Keoni’s mother, Napua brings those family traditions to your table, with some of her culinary secrets, and all of her love for genuinely good food. It is Hawaiian food, yes, and European too, as well as Asian and Pacific Rim—with the delicious diversity of fusion in cuisine that we call “local.”

Local food, harvested and prepared by skilled hands within 50 miles of your plate, is the nourishment for body and soul you will discover at Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club.

We think Keoni’s mother would be proud.