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Azul Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Ihilani.com
  • Phone: (808) 679-0079
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Joel Armas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Chef offers a selection pre-fixe menus with prices ranging from $75 to $125 for private parties. Reservations must be made in advance.
  • Private Party Contact: Roberto Cotrufo (310) 425-6554
  • Special Events & Promotions: We will be offering a special menu for the holidays. Please call our dining reservations for a copy of our holiday menus.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ihilani offers self or Valet parking for $5 with validation. Validation good for 3 hours and must spend $50 at any of our restaurant.
A word from Azul
Our Chef performs culinary magic, enchanting you with a delicate balance of Italian flavors, using only the freshest island ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "For a supposedly "premier" restaurant in a premier J W Marriott Resort, the general lack of a number of fresh seafood entrees was surprising. Almost no lobster in lobster bisque. Child friendly menu items almostnon-existent. Service was OK, but no offer of ground salt or pepper, parmesan cheese or balsamic vinegar for Caprese salad was shocking. Very expensive and definitley NOT worth the $$$. It's a no go for me at Azul in the future."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Yes it is a beautiful setting - although it looks to an internal pond not the ocean. And the food is quite good. But for the money, even in the context of Ko Olina's very high prices, it's just not worth it. Which may be why it was basically empty on a recent Friday. Add to that one of the least well stocked wine lists - they were out of half the white wines on the already desultory list - and it just isn't a high end experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was Amazing! Owen did a awesome job. The owners and cook are both from Cecily which made it worth dinning! We celebrated our wedding anniversary. It was great place!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The atmosphere is beautiful and romantic, somewhere between modern italian and tropical boutique. We had an excellent Italian 3 course feast at Azul sitting outside overlooking Rays swimming in a laggoon. The setting was great, food fresh, incredible and plentiful, and the wine list exhausting and mostly reasonable priced. Received excellent service from waiter Stuart who let us linger well passed closing to finish dessert and a delicious Sangiovese. And all for far, far less than one would expect from a luxury resort."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We dined at Azulejo located in the Marriott Ihilani hotel. The ambience was lovely and relaxing. The good offerings were authentic and well prepared. The restaurant was quite large with indoor and outdoor dining. The canvas awnings provided relief from the sun and discouraged the birds which can be a problem for outdoor diners in Hawaii. Out meal was followed by impeccable desserts and espresso. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Stuart was wonderful. He catered to our every need and helped us celebrate the end of our honeymoon as well as my husband's birthday with a very special dining experience. We would definitely return to Azul and ask for Stuart on our next vacation! We also overheard the table next to us and they were raving about their server as well, asking for his name to request for his section the following night. Looks like the management knows how to hire the right crew for the job!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Although the food and ambiance were good, the cost was much higher than expected."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience eating at Azul. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Azul which is set in the JW Marriott in Ko'Olina, for our 20th wedding anniversary. We asked for Bombay gin, which is a fairly common gin and we were told there was none. They may get it next month then when the entree came it was extremely spicy. The waitress did try to correct it and brought me another entree without as much spice. When we got the bill, the waitress told us they gave us a $7.95 discount on a $90 dinner bill. Instead at being a JW Marriott I must have been at a Walmart. I was very surprised the odd discount. They would have been better off offering us a complimentary dessert. I spoke to the manager and he was gracious and tried to repair the wrong. I still say don't go until they improve."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Better food and price vs. Aulani offerings. Our server Stuart was fantastic and provided a bunch of wine tips as well. Food was above average Italian. Good variety, portions, and style. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We were sat at a romantic table at the side of a salt water pond and were able to watch the sunset over palm trees. Our waiter, Owen, was not only knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine list, but the fish in the water swimming by! He was an absolute delight and engaged in pleasant conversation throughout the evening. The food was perfecto! The fish, cooked to perfection and the vegetables were complementary to the fish. The tastes mingled in our mouths and created better flavors as the food was consumed. We chose Azul as it's close to home (Kapolei) to avoid the hassle of going downtown, but ended up pleasantly surprised at the professionalism displayed by all restaurant staff and the outstanding culinary treasures consumed! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Really like the outside dining feature. Chicken was just okay. Other dishes probably better. Server was way to high energy, rushing around, made me feel uneasy. Not sure he's a fit for this kind of restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Overall the restraunt was magnificent! The staff was very attentive, knowledgable and just overall caring for their customers. Great menu and a very good wine list. We will return the next time in Hawaii."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Went to Azul to celebrate wife's birthday. Initial table was not good (next to noisy wedding reception) and had to ask to be moved. Second table was much better. But, server seemed to have too many tables to handle. Ordered bottle of wine which came after appetizers, and just minutes before dinner, so switched to just 2 glasses. Food was fine, but nothing to rave about, nothing special. Server made no mention of birthday celebration, no extra effort, no birthday dessert. Silver linings: received "birthday discount" off bill, and no charge for wine. Appreciated reductions to bill to make-up for service quality, but would rather have paid full price and had better experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Each time we've been to Oahu, we pick a special night to dine at Azul (our anniversary). The table by the lagoon couldn't be more romantic. Unfortunately this time, there was a problem with the tiki torch by our table, so we had to move, but that was no problem because the restaurant owner, Marco, is more involved in the operation of this restaurant than I've ever seen anywhere. He snapped his fingers and we were set up at a new table in the blink of an eye. He welcomes all diners as if he were welcoming them into his home. With the friendly bartender and attentive waitstaff do NOT miss this restaurant when in Oahu! Andy (food and beverage mgr for the Ihilani?) also went over and above to make sure we had the table we requested."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Nice, clean, great service, the appetizers, food, and desert was good. Portions are a little on the small side but it is filling enough so you don't leave feeling bloated. Our server was great from the beginning to the end of the evening. We will be going back there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Entrees were excellent. Pinneapple and Proscutto appetizer was awesome!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was looking forward to a nice romantic meal. The prices are quite high, portions small, steak overlooked, and the dessert was so bad it was sent back. The crime brûlée was soupy. The ambience was nice but there was a loud wedding party right next to us.this was supposed to be the romantic end to our time on Oahu. It certainly was not!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our second time to Azul in 2 years and thought that dinner was just OK. The food was not impressive for what we paid. We ordered Linguine al Pesto Genovese (Linguine with original Pesto recipe, potatoes and green beans) and Fettuccine all’Aragosta (Homemade Fettuccine sautéed in olive oil, garlic, splash of white wine, Lobster and Cherry Tomatoes). Both were mediocre. My husband said that I make better pesto at home and they weren't very generous with the veggies. The 1/2 lobster in my pasta was not fresh, and slightly mushy. For dessert, we shared a strawberry cheesecake that was fine, but again was just OK. Overall, all flavors were kind of flat and we missed the WOW factor we expect from fine dining restaurants."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten there many times and we were looking forward to our latest experience, however we were very disappointed this time. The food was not anything out of ordinary but expensive. Carpacchio was tough and stringy. We ordered Belvedere martinis and they brought Skyy vodka without asking permission for the substitution. The entre was just ordinary. We felt a definite decline in the restaurant and will probably not return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is the second time I have tried Azul. The food is horrible. Steaks are subpar..and overpriced. I can cook a better one from Costco on my grill. No flavor at all. My wife had the Steak and Lobster and the Filet was like a hockey puck. The chef needs to take the night off and watch how they do it over at Ruth Chris. This is supposed to be an high end Italian restaurant with white table clothes etc. There were people in there with Flip flops on. Needs to have a dress code. The JW Marriott should be embarrassed at the quality of food. I will say on a positive note that the reservation on Open Table was smooth and the server knew what the occasion was for. That was nice. She did check on us throughout the meal but too much."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were here Valentine's Day this year. I guess Italian food is not the thing to get in Hawaii. There was a prix fixe menu. The only course that was tasty was the fried arugula with mushroom salad. It was unique and well done. Everything else was a disappointment. The lobster in the risotto course and the shrimp in the surf and turf courses tasted as though they had been sitting under hot lamps for hours...something like you would expect ordering from a buffet in Las Vegas or something. The service was sad, too. They did not bring us a bread basket and did not refill my water glass. We were going to leave a low tip but then they slapped on a 20% automatic tip. Maybe it was just an off night given it was Valentine's Day? Who knows."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our reservation was at 8:30pm, but we arrived at 8:10 to request Stuart as our server -- we enjoyed having him at our first visit. The receptionist said a table would be ready in 10 minutes, so my wife and I waited outside. While we were having a great conversation, we noticed that it was already 8:50! After I complained to the receptionist, it took another 5 minutes before we were seated. After we sat, the server (it wasn't Stuart!) immediately served us with a fixed Valentine meal which we didn't know (nor were we told) we were limited to. I didn't complain since we were very hungry and I didn't want to make the mood worse. What ruined the evening for me was when the server automatically charged us gratuity and no kamaaina discount!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So close but just not there. Everything was "OK" but nothing memorable. Spanikopita is not a starter, especially not for a surf and turf main course. The risotto was under cooked and bland. The turf potion of the surf and turf was uninteresting. Was expecting more for the price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We certainly did not expect to find this caliber of a dining experience at a resort hotel. Food was great, service was excellent, and the ambience was great, made it feel like we were no longer at a resort.... We will be back next time we are at the resort."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Nice quiet atmosphere with a friendly wait staff, but the restaurant was running behind for Valentines Day. We didn't get our first course until over 40 mins after our reservation. Since they were behind the cooks rushed the food. Our risotto was hard and our steaks were very rare (a problem if you like them medium rare)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Seemed nice, we got the pre - designated 5course meal though. Should have gone with picking our own food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The location was perfect and service was impeccable. The food however was a disappointment. It just lack that something special you usually get when you eat at a restaurant of its caliber. We love a good meal especially Italian having lived in Italian before moving to Hawaii. Unfortunately we are still in search of that perfect Italian restaurant on the island."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The waiter was a little bit of a snob telling us about his life and he was a little rude with my wife when she asked if she could have another glass of wine that she originally had while waiting for our table at the bar. He immediately said that wine was not available anymore. He didn't even check with the bartender and didn't know what wine it was. Not worth the $ we paid. will not go there again."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "love Stuart and love Azul. perfect location. perfect price. perfect service. ask for Stuart and give him our names. Tom and Susan Saterfiel"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I decided to try here because I was tired of driving to town to eat somewhere great. I also wanted to walk around Ihilani afterwards. We made last minute reservations, got a table for 2 at 8:00PM on a Saturday. It wasn't busy at all, there were only a few couples in the dining area and a large party dining outdoors. We ordered the calamari fritti, lobster bisque, the surf and turf and Gamberi alla Livornese. Each dish was delicious and served promptly. The service was outstanding, exactly what I expected since they were slow. But all in all a great experience."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "The Energy here will influence the juices of your appetite and provides the perfect Ambience for a dining experience of a lifetime. Seated next to the pools of sea life yet close enough to hear the soft pulses of the Pacific Ocean is absolutely amazing. There is tranquil life and energy all around this restaurant in which all compliment the elements of the Earth and the cuisine. Allow both your palate and presence to be welcomed and inspired by the moments of bliss, true bliss, from Azul's menu of deliciously created masterpieces and surrounding soulful decor. Service can be summed up in one word. Superior. Release yourself from the outside to enter a Dining Experience of the Decade."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Due to wind we ate inside - otherwise the marks would have been outstanding across the board. The view out on the pool is beautiful. Food was outstanding anyway. Pasta sauces are genuine; appropriate amount as Italians would serve. We didn't have Secondis, but we did have dessert - gelato may have been from Italian receipe. If so, it was too cold and had ice crystals throughout."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We dined at Azul with the notation in the reservation that we wanted to be next to the water, weather permitting, and have our usual server, Stuart. They we able to meet both requests. We were isolated by foliage from the other diners and it was like having your on private dining experience inches from their fish pool. Great food and location."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Great food! Very nice ambiance! No major flaws! Will go again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Food and service was so good that we went back again before we left the island. Our server, Stuart, was excellent. Classy guy, felt like I knew him for years."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Azul was a very romantic, quiet get away into a night of fine dining and good wine. The staff and service were superb. The ambiance was great. All in all, a very romantic special occasion."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Awesome fine dining restaurant! Great choice for locals!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Since we were referred by friends, we had high expectations. The hostess and waiter were very friendly. The setting was lovely, near the pond. What was jarring, breaking the quiet ambiance, however, was the waiter at the next table. He has a very deep voice and spoke very loudly to his guests. Not only could we hear every word but it seemed like he was trying to "sell" items. Our food was okay - but we expected better considering the prices we paid. I was very disappointed in the $12 Lobster Bisque that we ordered (convinced that it was the best Lobster Bisque by that other waiter!). It was very salty - so salty that we couldn't finish it. I was disappointed that it was neither replaced by a new bowl or deducted from our bill."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "My fourth visit- again, the apps are over-priced & minimal. Both of our apps were not as described on the menu and small for the price. Pastas were especially good again and steak was good too- simple Floretine-style grilling. Desserts were way too sweet, like in Sicily. I'd return but for the pastas & great cocktail from bartender Chris again."
    Dined on 12/27/2013