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Ola at Turtle Bay
Ola at Turtle Bay

Ola at Turtle Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olaislife.com
  • Phone: (808) 293-0801
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Fred DeAngelo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Fred DeAngelo, has been catering off property for many years and, has multiple site locations for his off property parties.
  • Entertainment: Friday Nights: Live Music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Turtle Bay Resort
  • Public Transit: The bus comes every 30 minutes.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is in a secured area on the Turtle Bay Resort property.
A word from Ola at Turtle Bay
Chef Fred DeAngelo delights guests with his innovative “Contemporary Hawaiian Cuisine” and partners with local farmers to offer the freshest island products in his dishes. Hau’ula Vine-Ripe Tomatoes and North Shore Cattle Company Beef are just a few of the items that are incorporated daily. Fresh fish and other seafood are readily available and offered throughout the menu, along with vegetarian selections to appease all palatesContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Every trip to the north shore of O'ahu includes a trip to Ola's. Their burgers are delicious and the view is spectacular. On my recent visit, I had a server named Kalei who was most knowledgeable regarding the menu and considerate of my needs. I am so looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Granted we didn't have a full course dinner. I found my risotto to be too far out of reach for a traditional tasting dish. Cherry tomatoes do not belong in the dish. It was suppose to be a mushroom risotto and was a cherry tomatoes and random greens instead?? The risotto was aldente as expected but the fusion aspect was very disconnected."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I had the miso butterfish which was delicious. Highly recommend though don't expect to watch sun set bc the hotel blocks the sun."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We were so excited for the on-sand dining experience and while the views were spectacular, our food was something you would expect out of Applebee's or the equivalent - the $66 steak and lobster tail main was particularly disappointing - a thin rump steak and powdery overlooked lobster. My advice: if you are lured in by the beauty of dining directly on the beach, keep it simple and don't order anything remotely fancy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We spent 4 nights of our honeymoon at Turtle Bay and decided to try Ola's on our first night. They had a table reserved for us on the sand and we really enjoyed being so close to the water. We had a very helpful waiter who suggested the butterfish which was absolutely delicious. It was a very romantic location and we had great service! We ended up eating their again on our last night as it was our favorite restaurant at Turtle Bay."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is a good spot for casual beach-front dining. Hamburgers were a big over-cooked, but fish salad was refreshing. Location on the beach was spectacular. Certainly worth a try."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A real gem of a restaurant on the beach. Great food, ambiance & service. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I really did not expect a restaurant to be this good when it's apart of a hotel, but my expectations were exceeded. My garlic grilled shrimp over pasta and veggies was amazing. I devoted my plate and never eat that much on a romantic date when all dressed up. My husbands meal was perfect. He had the ribeye. He loved it. The view was amazing. The service was very friendly. I know we will be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "mood and service are really nice. this is my mistake, It was supposed to have seen the setting sunset into the sea. we could not it in June."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We celebrated our first dinner on our first trip to Hawaii, for our 30th anniversary, at Ola's. Turtle Bay's resort and grounds are nothing short of paradise and the view from Ola's lets you take it all in while enjoying a delicious relaxing meal. The staff went above and beyond to serve us and were great to talk to. Our first and lasting memory of Hawaii will always be from Ola's at Turtle Bay."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My husband and I stayed at Turtle Bay to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ola on the beach. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waiter Chris was very personable and helpful as my husband has food allergies. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch the next day. Again the service was outstanding. We will be back and recommend Ola to our friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A must to stop and eat for those who are spending time on the North shore. Ask for a table in the sand....you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Chance our host and Kanoe our server were awesome! Food was incredible! The view was outstanding and the people are so full of aloha and treat you like family! We've done lunch here many times but it was our first dinner experience with family from the mainland and looking forward to many more to come! Thank you Kanoe and Chance!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Are you yearning for a great dining experience, friendly service, gentle trades and panoramic view of Kuu'ilima Bay? Ola Bistro at Turtle Bay Hotel has all this and more. What can surpass a cold beer/or tropical drink and an awesome lunch served in the shade of palm trees? Perhaps dining with your toes in the sand will cause you to return to this lovely oasis over and over again. We do! We are local residents who recommend this experience to both kama' aina and tourists. We have not tried dining in the evening yet, but it is on our "bucket"list"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was so nice to be at a quiet restaurant right on the ocean. The food was very good."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We've dined at "Ola" on several different occasions over the years. The on-the-beach location is Perfect-O!! And, the food and service are great, too. It's a favorite of ours. Great place to take out-of-state visitors."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I have eaten at Ola 7 times and have always had a great meal and the service has always been exceptional. The ambiance is wonderful with beautiful ocean views. It is really one of my favorite spots and we always eat at Ola when we visit Turtle Bay."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We arrived just before sunset. On the beach at Turtle Bay, tables are available inside or out. We chose a table just inside with an open air view of the ocean. Service was first class and friendly. It was very quiet so we could converse easily. The food was delicious. We especially liked the Kalua pig goat cheese nacho appetizer. We shared a bottle of Chardonnay with our dinner. I had the braised beef short ribs and my wife had the pan roasted rosemary chicken. Everything was well prepared and presented. Portions were more than ample. I found Ola's veggies so fresh and flavorful that I was surprised how much I enjoyed them. Perfect place for a romantic 40th anniversary."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "a nice, charming atmosphere - comfortable and unpretentious as well as well situated on the beach. the food is very good without being foofy."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Dined here with a 2030 time. Was greeted promptly and was taken to my seat immediately. Hostess was very nice. Waiter was one of the finest I've had. He was very personable and knowledgeable of the menu. I watched as he had multiple tables but worked very hard to accommodate all. Scenery was amazing and the restaurant is perfect for anyone looking for a pleasant evening. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our wonderful Servier Kaohi, from Hau'ula was very kind and understanding of Mrs. Wong. The perfect lunch with a great view. Mahalo nui-loa to the staff of Ola's."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Avoid Ola - This restaurant did not feel clean. The tables were sticky. The restrooms were awful. The food was medicore. I had a burger that had no flavor and was over cooked (no option how I wanted it prepared). The server was pleasant but was too busy to give us much attention - they seemed understaffed. She did take my beer off the bill that I did not drink as it was too bitter (my fault in ordering). The Turtle Bay Resort as a whole has detiorated severely from our last visit several years ago - very sad. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Ola never fails to impress us. Just enjoyed an anniversary dinner with our toes in the sand. They went out of their way to decorate the table with sea glass and our waiter, Brian, treated us like VIP's for the night. Ambience is lovely with the waves lapping onto the shore, the sun setting. Food as always was spectacular. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Best butterfish around! Had to eat slowly to enjoy every bite!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day dinner. They had a great kids menu. The ahi appetizer is fabulous. Salmon was delicious. My husband said the risotto was bland and did not eat it. Warm chocolate cake with ice cream was worth the calories. It was a beautiful place, but probably won't visit again. Once was enough."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Free ample parking. Beachside. FRESH catch of the day, Monchong. Edamame with sea salt and roasted garlic squeezed at tableside. Fresh bread with truffle butter. Braised fall off the bone meaty short ribs. 6 pm seating to watch the transition into night. So laid back. The staff: attentive, personable and on it."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service. Great views and generous portions. Love to come back. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My wife isn't the biggest fan of seafood, so we can't give any place in Hawaii its full due. That said, we ordered three starters and split a main, treating the place a bit like tapas. Hummus was good, a nice variety of three distinct flavors. Server crushed the roasted garlic over the edamame, which was overall very nice. Pork nachos reminded me of tostones from a nice Cuban restaurant - we loved this, as opposed to the pile of food most nachos arrive as. The short ribs were amazing. Some of the best I've tasted - Sage at Aria (Las Vegas) came to mind. Perfectly seasoned, fell off the bone, and just the right amount of fat to add flavor. Service was great, atmosphere was awesome, with a table on the beach during sunset."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "It's hard to put in to words how perfect our evening was at Ola. We celebrated our 15th anniversary there and we were blown away by the staff and service, the food and the location. A special thanks to Kai for the work he did on the night, a true gentleman who knew his stuff and made the experience all the more enjoyable, especially after a few hit and miss experiences elsewhere during our holiday on Oahu. We had the romantic, postcard setting table on the beach just after sunset. Food and wine choice was great, as were Kai's recommendations. Well done Ola! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Excellent service, good food, nice place, great view. what else could you ask for? "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Looking for a special treat away from the "excitement" of Waikiki, two senior tourists found everything they wanted and more: along with outstanding food and exemplary service, they thoroughly enjoyed being part of the local beach scene without having to remove any clothing. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food was good but we ordered appetizers that came out quickly and we asked them to wait on our dinner. Not a minute later, they brought out our salads. Beside the fact that our table was already crowded, the server seemed clueless as she tried to find a spot for the salad. She finally brought them back to the kitchen so we could enjoy the appetizers. Not sure what the hurry was. The gnocchi that came with my dish was very dense and tasteless but the fish and vegetables were good. My friends enjoyed their meals very much. The short ribs were tender and flavorful. It was raining pretty hard but I bet the view would have been fabulous."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The view is great, the service as pleasant, but I am not too excited about the menu. The food quality was adequate but not much more. Staff was occassionally attentive but not professional. Why complain, the place is really expensive. If you don't mind a $14.00 so-so burger and frozen fries and $9.00 a glass cheap Merlot this is your place. Best to dine light and enjoy the view."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food quality was average. We were a little disappointed. Service does need improving. We sat for 10 minutes waiting for our bill. Finally another waiter from a different table came and assist us. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had a terrific dinner here with kids. Waiter was quite friendly, helpful and accommodating. Fish dinner choices were great. Prices a bit high but so is everything in Hawaii - at least food was good (unlike other restaurants at hotel.) Kid menu has choices other than fried foods too."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Had lunch earlier in the week - food was marginal, service was terrible. Decided to give it another chance for dinner. Food was terrible, service was marginal. Daily catch was good, steak unexplainable and lobster over cooked. Wine service was rushed and glasses over poured. Grossly overpriced with a hint of arrogance throughout."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Where else but Hawaii can you combine, sand, sea, and excellent food. Ola gives that and more. You would swear you were right on the beach - wait you are. The sand is steps from your table and the ocean is the same but what is really good is the farm to table food. From appetizers to dessert it is all a delight. Absolutely beautiful view whether it is the ocean or the food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great restaurant at Turtle bay with tables directly on the beach. Meal was delicious. One of my favourite dinners in Oahu."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed Ola's for a nite out to celebration two of my daughter's birthday's. both of them ordered a "medium-rare" steak which arrived more "medium-well" done. One daughter graciously requested that it be sent back so she could get one cooked as she wished and the other daughter accepted the steak although it was cooked a bit too much. Ola's was very apologetic and comped both daughter's meals. The birthday girls also each received a free dessert. I say that was unexpected and exceptional service and we happily look forward to returning. Plus the setting by the ocean is fabulous!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Beautiful beachside location. The salmon is DELISH. Romantic and lovely."
    Dined on 3/27/2014