ONE MONTH after celebrating her first birthday, Mariana Lighthouse wants to continue giving back to the community in recognition of the sponsorship and support of local residents.
Besides high quality Arabica coffee, Mariana Lighthouse serves the best brunch menu of Western and Japanese dishes.
While enjoying panoramic views of Saipan’s lagoon and the island’s west coast, guests can enjoy Mariana Lighthouse’s superb cuisine that includes sushi, pork and chicken barbecues, Marie Ann said. Razon-Isip, restaurant operations manager.
Mariana Lighthouse is open weeknights from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., stays open until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. on weekends, and takes orders until 8:30 p.m.
Mariana Lighthouse livens up dinner parties with nightly musical performances: Jammin’ with Jerry performs Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.; Baraha Band dominates the Tuesday night market from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and ups the ante on weekend entertainment from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Customers can sing along at karaoke nights on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
During the Tuesday night market, Razon-Isip said her customers can enjoy a variety of affordable dishes, including beef pares, yakisoba, yaki udon, shawarma, lamb skewers and more. by local vendors while listening to the live performance of the Baraha Band.
Mariana Lighthouse also offers itself as a venue for small and large banquets for special occasions, such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, baby showers and more.
For reservations, please call (670) 322-3353 or Marie Ann Razon-Isip at (670) 286-0610.
On April 17, Mariana Lighthouse will be offering an Easter buffet dinner with a mini Easter egg hunt for children ages 5 and under.
For $39 for adults and $19 for kids ages 6-11, the special Easter spread includes egg soup, California roll, spicy tuna roll, tempura roll, barbecue chicken, barbecue of pork, a sweet and sour fish, sautéed vegetables, a Mongolian grill, sliced fresh fruit for desserts and bottomless infused iced tea. Children 5 and under eat free. Also available are the 10% local discount, Proa benefits and the 15% senior citizen discount.
How it all began
The company behind the successful restoration of the old Navy Hill lighthouse is Bibong Corp.
According to company comptroller John Park, their chairman and CEO Bongheung Lee visited the island in 2018 and saw the lighthouse for the first time.
Just then, Lee saw his potential. He then held several meetings with officials and staff of the Department of Public Lands, which gave him the opportunity to rebuild the lighthouse in October 2019.
“We have done our best to make improvements but, at the same time, we have tried to preserve the historic value of the structure,” Park said. “We started our construction in January 2020 and opened the restaurant on March 12, 2021,” Park said.
He added that starting a business during the Covid-19 pandemic “was really difficult, but we have made a lot of progress and everything is improving”.
Bongheung Lee, for his part, said he wants to serve the community by providing good food, entertainment and tourism events.
“We’re trying to give something back to the community by creating something exciting in a nice restaurant where you can relax,” he added.