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Azure - The Royal Hawaiian Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.royal-hawaiian.com/the-resort/dining-entertainment/azure/
  • Email: michael.swerdloff@luxurycollection.com
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is not the first time we have dined here, and we will be back! The service was excellent, the ambiance was romantic and classic old Hawaiian! We highly recommend the whole fried fish of the day! It is so well done, in its salt burial, then pan fried, with just the right side art! Perfectly done! The salads are clearly island born and fresh with just the right amount of dressings! Nice wine list by the glass too. A great night and the beginning of a great vacation! Highly recommended! "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The best dining experience yet. Service & Food are top notch. Exceeded our expectations on every level & Azure is certainly now our favorite restaurant. Too bad the rating is limited to 5 stars. This is clearly a 10 star rating at the least. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We came away with our 5 teenage children to Hawaii, and I had one night free for a quiet romantic dinner. Azure did not disappoint. We chose the tasting menu , and was going to have he paired wines but our waiter ( whom I forgot to get his name ) was so knowledgable and helpful with wines we went for a bottle and finished with his recommended Hungarian desert wine which was exquisite. Each dish was beautiful my favourite being the butter poached beef with quail egg and truffle sauce. The ambience so lovely. Our waiter was superb. My only slight disappointment was I booked months in advance for a private cabana, and when we arrived they had said the cabanas were full , and I felt an email would have been nice. But I would 100% go back again"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "If you are a foodie and love seafood, this is the place for you. The tasting menu is excellent and provides a great sampling of the chef's delights. There is a wine pairing option, and the selections are excellent and portions generous. The starter was a tuna and hamachi sashami followed by a dungeness crab soup. The 3rd course was a lobster tail on top of risotto (made perfectly) and the final course of beef tenderloin provided a nice balance to the meal. For dessert, the waitress surprised us with a homemade gelato with balsamic glaze and flourless chocolate cake for two. ( 20th wedding anniversary). My husband is allergic to shellfish and could not partake in the tasting menu, but his Ahi tuna w/ signature seasoning was great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Evening dining in the open air on Waikiki Beachfront. Superb service by all the staff. Wide selection of fresh seafood and preparations, with a nice array of appetizers and accompaniments. Could not ask for a more enjoyable experience, and without doubt on our list of restaurants to patronize again. Not the first time we have dined here over the last several years--each time has been consistently wonderful."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went this place for dinner on a Monday night. The view is stunning and food/service is outstanding. We had the tasting menu, and the sashimi were the freshest we ever had. I also enjoyed their creative cocktail drinks."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Azure is tucked away in a corner of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. You can enjoy views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach from your seat. The servers are very friendly and professional, but the real reason to come here is the food. Quite simply the freshest, tastiest seafood you can find. My "big plate" portion was quite generous, I could barely finish it, with a truly special blend of flavors that complemented each other perfectly. Of course, they are not giving it away, but if you want a quality meal to celebrate a special occasion, this should be on your short list of options on Oahu. The only "ding" I would say is you may notice the furniture and menus are rather well-worn, but this in no way detracts from the quality of the meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Deserts tended to be a bit prosaic, but all of the other courses were excellent. We've had several meals here, and still think it one of the best restaurahts on the island."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Made a reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday. We requested to sit outside to have a view of the beach, hostess told us there would be a 20 minute wait. She took my cell phone number down and said she would call when table was ready. We chose to wait next door at Mai Tai bar and got drinks. Gorgeous night out. Hostess came to look for us after 15 minutes (I noticed I had missed her call later when I checked my phone). I thought it was very nice that she came to find us even though I had missed the call. She seated us outside in a private cabana. We were serviced by Richard. My husband ordered stuffed lobster tail and I had risotto. Ordered a bottle of cab as well. Food and wine were excellent. Service was top notch. Best ever! Go!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. Food was excellent. Moderately expensive, but paid close to same prices for locations that were not near the quality here."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Grab a date for a special night get dressed up and go here. Delicious food! Expensive but worth the money. After dinner and wine walk out the back and go for a stroll on the beach."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I took my wife and entire family out to celebrate our wedding anniversary for dinner at the Azure in the Royal Hawaiian which exceeded all of our expectations. We sat out in the beachfront cabana and had the 5 course tasting menu with wine parings, the food and wine were perfectly matched with each course. The setting and service was excellent and we do plan to return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I can't rave about this place enough. We ordered the tasting menu. It was expensive but if you have the money it is so worth it. Everything tasted amazing and I was plenty full by the end of dinner. We were seated as close to the beach as possible and it was so romantic and relaxing. We went a little later so it was after sunset and there weren't many people on the beach. It was really great! Everything was perfect! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and the tasting menu!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding at Azure. We and our guests had an absolutely perfect evening. David our waiter made sure everyone had exactly what they wanted at all times. Food, drinks and service could not have been better. It was the the perfect end to our most important day ever! Mahalo to all involved."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We went for our 25th anniversary. The food was outstanding. Our waiter was terrific as well. The only complaint was the fact that the romantic atmosphere was spoiled by hotel and beach guests walking through regularly and people dining in shorts and t shirts. I was expecting something a little more formal. Now that I know, I'd definitely go back but not for an occasion like this."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Hawaii to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, we had spent our honeymoon there 9 years ago. We had heard many great things about Azure from our travel agent. The staff were so friendly our waiter was funny, friendly and very attentive. The cocktails were delicious and the food was absolutely Devine! We had the tasting menu and can highly recommend it! Every single dish we had (5 courses plus an additional pineapple crumble) was outstanding. The location was beautiful too. It was the perfect place to celebrate and we would go back again next time we visit Waikiki. Thank you Azure!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A Waikiki beachfront dinner at the Royal Hawaiian, it doesn't get any better. Excellent service, seafood and scenery! We started the evening at the Mai Tai Bar and ended with dinner at Azure."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great food, and unparalleled service. Our guests from London were very impressed with everything. Food served perfectly, with excellent staff service. Even accommodated my 4 year old. Will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My girlfriend picked Azure to celebrate my Birthday. Both of us had never been there before despite it being around for 5 years now. Everything was great: sitting out under the stars near the beach; top notch service; excellent cocktails and food; romantic ambience--perfect! We couldn't have had a better dinner and celebration."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My colleague and I have the prix-fixe tasting menu with wine accompaniment. For the stellar food we received the price was very, reasonable. I recommend it on a weekday because you get very personalized service. Well done!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Fit for foodies but our server seemed overwhelmed and bordering on rude"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We chose azure to celebrate my birthday while vacationing in Waikiki, along with my 3 children. Azures staff apparently doesn't understand the very basics as to how to service a family who occupies one of the early tables. Specifically, we went 15-17 minutes at a time without any sight of a waiter, like we had the plague. Also, the children were served entrees during our appetizers. So by the the time our entrees cam, my wife and youngest were long gone, leaving me with half my family during my entree serving. The staff was unapologetic. Bottom line is the staff made it clear that the high chairs and kids menus they provide are where they stop in accommodating a vacationing family with children who wish to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellence in every aspect. Superior service and food. We absolutely love The Azure."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything was amazing!!! One of our best dinners in Honolulu--- Wish we had this restaurant in NYC!!!! Our server was so wonderful as well!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The azure is quite pricey, but the restaurant delivered with high quality food and service, definitely worth going here on special occasions."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Fine dining with richly nuanced flavors and locally sourced food, despite the service. Our hyperactive waiter and overally familiar waiter, permitted a first course substitution but resisted a wine pairing change by insisting the Malbec rose "tasted like chardonnay" and should be fine. It wasn't. I verbally fought with him to get the wine list back as he told me he could recommend what wine would do. Service was erratic and highly familiar and almost circus like all night with the waiter barking comments like "how do you like it" as he rushed by. I felt like Seinfeld. My wife was offended by his inept humorous exchange telling her what wine she had to drink with the next course. Azure's world class reputation, and prices, deserve better!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Febulous fish selections and great view before dark. Will definitely be dining there again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We had one dinner, two lunches and two breakfasts at this Royal Hawaiian delightful restaurant. The food was always excellent but the memorable feature was always the attentive friendly and welcoming spirit of the staff."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Great Seafood Restaurant. We loved it and appreciated that great menu and very attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Came with another couple - we had the topless mai tais. Delicious and perfect for a Hawaiian holiday! The bread service was varied and delicious. My husband and I had the tasting menu. Well worth it. Each course was better than the next."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I stayed in Waikiki for 10 days. During my visit, I had a couple of horrible dining experiences and was nervous to try yet again. I decided to try Azure on my last night and was blown away by the quality of food and amazing service. The view of the ocean is stunning. The setting is beautiful and romantic. Our server was phenomenal and so knowledgeable, offering tips and advice for activities around the island. The perfect way to end a vacation. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Three of us started out the evening at the Mai Tai Bar, which is adjacent to the restaurant , where we sipped our drinks and watched the sun set. Then we seamlessly moved to our outside table at Azure, which I had requested earlier. Our waiter was conversational and knowledgable; my glass of house wine was very smooth (one of us was pregnant, the other still had his Mai Tai); dinner came in perfect time and was delicious. The small plate dinners are just the right amount while the large plates are extremely generous (had to take some ahi home). The gluten-free, chocolate cake arrived with a candle, that our waiter tried valiently to keep alit in the evening breeze, while we all sang Happy Birthday. Couldn't have been better!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The salad and breads were outstanding. The fish was good but not special."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend for his birthday and he LOVED it! From the sunset view to the service to the food ... everything was excellent! Would definitely go there again. Thank you to Eric and Derek for the awesome service!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Went for my birthday, we are from Santa Fe, so we know what a good steak is, or we thought. The steak was absolutely fabulous and huge, our server recommended that we share, we were glad we did. We did indulge in more sides. The recommended wine by the glass was superb. The view, right on the beach was outstanding, sunset and all. The service was great. Friendly, unassuming even if it is a bit high end, and helpful. We are frequent visitors to Honolulu, we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Took my GF to Azure for her birthday and we both had the taste menu. Food was very good and service excellent. I would recommend. They provided a beautiful fudge brownie for the birthday girl too."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "While we can't say anything bad, we can't say it was incredible either. I did have the burnt rosemary Hangar One citron martini and loved it! Some dishes over-spiced, others under. They did have more fish choices than many menus in the area. Overall it was just fine."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "If you are looking for great food, great service and a wonderful time - "This is it" Tradition - can be good and bad, this is definately GREAT Great food, super wine list, wonderful view, great service."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Being Honolulu by myself I went to Azure and enjoyed every moment. I was seated a in a nice table with a view and the service was very attentive but not so much that it was annoying. The five courses of the tasting menu were beyond my expectations, I enjoyed each and every one. This was one of the nicest meals I have had in some time, Hawaii or Stateside! I will go back for certain."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The only thing we had that was notable was the Ahi sashimi that started our 5 course meal . The beef teriyaki was paired with a Yucca purée that we found odd. And that was like the rest of the meal, the other courses were paired with unusual and not complimentary garnishes or sides. The coconut crreme brûlée was more like pudding and the taste still mediocre. That said, the experience overall was nice."
    Dined on 12/22/2013