Azure - The Royal Hawaiian

Azure - The Royal Hawaiian

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.royal-hawaiian.com/the-resort/dining-entertainment/azure/
  • Phone: (808) 931-7440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: James "Shaymus" Alwin IV
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking
    Hotel Self Parking
A word from Azure - The Royal Hawaiian
This beautifully redesigned island seafood restaurant features locally caught fish fresh from the auction using high heat aromatic herb roasting or prepared with authentic local tropical flavors. A carefully chosen wine list accents the delicate seafood flavors. Open only in the evenings the venue spills out towards the Pacific with views of the water from nearly every vantage point.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Azure - The Royal Hawaiian reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (51)scenic view (50)fit for foodies (42)great for outdoor dining (40)notable wine list (17)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Very enjoyable resturant week meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Fantastic dinner. A couple weeks earlier we were at the hale aina awards and thoroughly enjoyed the soup dish presented at the awards and was pleased when I saw that Azure was participating in resturant week. Each of the dishes were a wonderful progression of tastes.Kampachi sashimi loved the Yusu dressing. Very creamy soup w roasted pumpkin seeds. Yum ! How can you go wrong w filet and foie gras. Perfectly presented and seasoned. Pumpkin and apple panacotta was just right. Nice and light. Our server also asked us if we wanted to have our desert n coffe outside. Very relaxing end to a very enjoyable meal. Will def return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Everything from our drinks to desserts were noteworthy and delicious. We came in for our anniversary and we were treated wonderfully by the host staff, server, and food runners. It was a pleasure dinning with you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    I've heard nothing but good things about Azure, and my date and I were not disappointed with the whole experience. Right away, just being in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel made it feel It like we were royalty indeed. We were seated shortly after being greeted, thanks to our Open Table reservation, and were led through a very open and intimate environment, to our outdoor table that was literally steps away from the beach. It was Restaurant Week, and we had the menu they created for it, my personal favorites being the prawns and the filet with foie gras and Hamakua mushrooms. And every dish was paired well with the right wine. From the hotel, the decor, the wonderful wait staff, excellently done meal and wine pairing, Azure has made me a fan. I'm glad that I have a new favorite for a quality dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed.
    808foodie
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Azure is my personal favorite special occasion seafood restaurant. Sitting on the lanai at sunset is ideal and romantic. We went there during restaurant week for purely sentimental reasons . I thought it was strange that their tasting menu ended with a filet, not a fish entree. We weren't asked how we wanted it done ( it came out medium- medium rare) the piece we got was about 3 inches long , about 1.25 inches wide and a small piece of foie gras. The steak was slightly chewy. The only fish was an appetizer 2 piece kampachi sashimi in ponzu /shoyu sauce.. The butternut squash soup with lobster was the most filling. Something came out with a tiny sized salad, but I forgot what it was. The dessert was very nice. Too bad I didn't save the little menu.. When I remarked my surprise that the restaurant was serving meat for the entree, the server told me that if someone complained, they were offered fish instead. But they weren't offering it unless there was a complaint. I wish I had known that. We did know what they were serving, it just sounded better on paper. It was the priciest of the Restaurant week menus we looked at. I don't feel it was a good value and I was disappointed with the food for the first time in 7 years. We had a much better meal at Chef Chai's earlier in the week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We was given a table outside facing the ocean which was great. We tried their "Restaurant Week Hawaii" special which consist of 5 courses. The food was great and very tasty. Service was excellent. Definitely will go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet food and gorgeous views
    kaimukimomVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food was fantastic. We came with two other couples and all ordered the restaurant week menu. The foie gras was melt in the mouth tasty! Everything was wonderful and worth every calorie! Definitely putting Azure back on our dining favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best meal in waikiki!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I have a had a great experience every time we visit Azure at the royal Hawaiian. It is a must for all my trips to Oahu. You cant beat the fresh fish and beautiful views. You have to get the sashimi and whatever they recommend for the fresh fish, i love the opaka paka. This is a great place for a special occasion or romantic dinner. Thank you azure for yet another great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Oahu!
    SjrollergirlVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Azure is an outstanding restaurant with excellent service, romantic ambiance and exquisite cuisine! A true gem in the middle of bustling Waikiki!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable meal
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was our second time at Azure and it was even better than the first. Our server Greg was so helpful and pleasant and happily shared his knowledge of the menu and wine list with us. The food was outstanding. We did the 5 course degustation menu with matching wines which we thoroughly enjoyed. This is our favourite restaurant in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Timers H
    m9z1VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Decided to try someplace NEW for our dining adventures & I'm glad we did. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was Tom & he was AMAZING. My BF had the Island Spiced Ahi w/Scallops & I the pre-fixed chef's dinner w/wine pairing. All we can say is EXCELLENT. Portions are perfect & the price is right. At the end of our dining experience Tom introduced our chef (Mark ?) to us. Great guy! Will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waikiki experience
    EduHavaiUS
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had such a Great Waikiki experience, nice service and food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    Waikanae1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service here was excellent though the benches were too low to eat comfortably on. Food was good but sadly underwhelming. I was expecting more finesse and flavour
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Taffster
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A lovely restaurant. The Tasting Menu was lovely however the Risotto was way too salty. Also table booked for 8.45 meant we felt we were being rushed through every dish. One arriving as the previous was being removed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beachside dining at its finest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful meal in a perfect setting, fresh fish choices were excellent;,staff most accommodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • beautiful
    AlohaEats
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A favorite restaurant of my wife and I. Right on the beach. Beautiful sunset and beach dining. Love the whole fried fish. Fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    dassodope
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service was great as well as the FOOD!! I have recommended this place to several people already. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diamonds and Pearls!
    PinkPower
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Azure is a gem! Whether with a significant other or in this case GNO, we enjoyed every minute and every detail! From start to finish, it is a flawless and memorable experience. The food, service, ambiance, and even the clientele fits every aspect of what I want in a dining experience. Simply amazing and highly recommended as reservations are needed in advance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was the highlight
    TriciaL
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I did their tasting menu skipping the bread bowl. First course sushi with ginger soy was delicious even though I don't usually like yellow fin. Second course was seafood cappuccino which can be likened to a cioppino which reminded me that I should make one for my birthday. Third course of lobster risotto was slightly salty for me. Fourth course was beef poached in butter topped with quail egg. The quail egg didn't add anything to the dish. Fifth course was a very forgettable dessert of some sort of ice cream. That was a let down. If I go back, I'll skip the appetizer, head straight to main course of steak and ordering a decent dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Azure is a treat at every level of the experience. Our server (Sadly I forget his name) was literally the best server I have ever experienced. The perfect mix of attentiveness and privacy. We will DEFINITELY be coming here each time we're in Waikiki.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    2HonestVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This unsuspecting hotel restaurant delivers.... In every way. The food is excellent, focusing on local super fresh fish. Good value as each entree comes with various sides. Atmosphere is lovely, quiet. The waiters are experienced, sophisticated adults who know service. Very refreshing. Drinks are innovative and super fun. We have been a number of time and Azure is consistently good. The deconstructed Ceasar salad is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food excellent service
    Aussiegirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We came here after reading good reviews online. It was one of the best dining experiences I have had. We had the tasting menu with matching wines. The food was superb and the wind selection matched perfectly. Tom our waiter was an absolute gem and took great care of us. I would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    Aldo
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent services, very good fish, very good wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I celebrated a special occasion at Azure and it was the absolutely ideal romantic evening for us. Everyone from the hosts and hostesses to the bartender and waiter were very welcoming and did everything they could to make us comfortable and happy. The five course tasting menu was one of the best culinary experiences of our lives. Every dish was prepared and presented to perfection. I would strongly recommend this world class restaurant over all others to anyone looking to enjoy the best Waikiki and Oahu has to offer. There is no equal on this island.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu - fantastic
    ModernCentrum
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The tasting menu and wine pairing is divine. One of the best meals in Honolulu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    How many restaurants can you go to where there is an insert in the menu where there is a box indicating which fish on the menu was selected at the local fish auction? I'm guessing, only this restaurant. We ate what was arguably the best ahi we have ever had; it was so tender and flavorful. One should definitely try the exquisite "black magic" spiced seared yellowfin and scallops, as well as the sweet 5 spice opakapaka. The atmosphere on the beach is impeccable and the service is refreshingly low key but informative. If you are a foodie but shy away from the stuffy atmosphere at most fine dining restaurants, Azure is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FoodieLCVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I booked a reservation at azure after a quick look at the menu, and seeing it was right on the beach. The view and the ambiance were lovely, but the food and the service were just so-so for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence!
    thatfoodguyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary here and could not have been more pleased! The fish was prepared flawlessly and the service was excellent! Truly a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We celebrated our Twentieth Wedding Anniversary at Azure. The walk through the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian was great. This place is absolutely beautiful. The food was terriffi as well as the complimentary anniversary dessert. Since this was our anniversary, I didn't worry about the cost and knew it would be expensive and it certainly was. However, our server must have been new or something. She was barely there for us except to rush us. There was a waiter serving a table near us that was very helpful but not ours.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    DP314
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Amazing food and service if you don't mind spending some money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful restaurant to dine in.
    Conabba
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Absolutely beautiful ambience accompanied with great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 534 reviews are from the Azure - The Royal Hawaiian reviews archive.
  • Repurposed Rooms Don't Work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The reservation says that this is supposed to be "business casual", as this is a repurposed breakfast/lunch venue, it turned out to be island wear. That's all well and good if that is what the restaurant allows. And yet, when we went to Orchids during this trip it seemed as though the same dress code was actually observed. The food was too complicated, much like Chef Mavro. We ultimately had champagne and appetizers and dessert. The staff, and I want to make this very clear, was wonderful. When we return, however, we won't be coming back for dinner.
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  • Jim65
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Outstanding menu selections, especially the number and variety of fresh fish. Excellent wine choices. Can not be beat ocean side location on Waikiki Beach. Gracious and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence in dining!
    Wilkongk
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Excellent food, service and dining experience overall. I would highly recommend Azure especially for a fine dining experience for a birthday or anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great, awesome service and nice wine selection. Seafood risotto dish was great, "Black Magic" prepared opah was overcooked. Side foie gras and lobster tail were the saviors. Desert selection was not extensive, but finished the evening nicely. The birthday surprise was a really nice touch, too. Thank you! I'm sure we'll be back for more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    APrice
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had the tasting menu and everything was excellent. The wine pairing was amazing. The scenery from the cabana table was beautiful. It doesn't get any better than this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy with Table
    Will
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    More effort should have been made by hostess to better accommodate table request. Although reservations were made far in advance, we were given a table near the entrance dealing with plenty of foot traffic. Request for particular seating not honored. Very disappointing. Everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't have been better
    traveler1tVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I stay at the Royal Hawaiian on business trips to Honolulu. While I often eat breakfast at Azure, I haven't had dinner there in a long time. I took my son and daughter in law there recently and we had a wonderful time. The ambiance couldn't be better--right on the beach with a view of Diamond Head. The service was fantastic, as was the food. We couldn't have asked for a better evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    luvfood
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Loved the tasting menu. Just the right amount of food and it was great!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Tastebuds
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had just checked into the Royal Hawaiian and were so relieved to have a relaxing dinner with delicious food and gracious service! Our reservations were at 8:30 and we loved the sound of the waves and seeing the waves crash on the beach.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very unique menu of fresh seafood and other fusion dishes. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, the preparation and even the origin of the ingredients v impressive. Food was a ten. I was surprised that the portions were larger than you would anticipate at a fine dining restaurant so it is possible to even split certain dishes. Which makes this a great value since it is superior to most places that I have been in Hawaii. The only negative is that there was a very loud private party that night outside the restaurant and it kind of spoiled the ambiance. The hostess did do her best to locate us where it was minimized. But I would do there when in Hawaii over almost any other restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic