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Ola at Turtle Bay
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731
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Ola at Turtle Bay Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chef Fred DeAngelo, has been catering off property for many years and, has multiple site locations for his off property parties.
Friday Nights: Live Music
Turtle Bay Resort
The bus comes every 30 minutes.
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 palates
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Had high expectations for Ola
having eaten the night before at their sister restaurant (The Grove in Kailua), but came away disappointed. Poke appetizer was too salty; risotto mushy; butterfish served cool. Food preparation uninspiring. Service poor - our server was an orbiting satellite, stopping by very infrequently. There are not many fine dining options on the North Shore and Ola is not up to the task to handle the high volume of patrons. Mgt. graciously offered return visit; we declined. For the prices charged, they should do a much better job. Go to The Grove instead. Worth the drive."
Dined on 3/6/2014
As the only beachfront, on the
sand, nice restaurant on the N. Shore of Oahu, Ola's has a special charm. You sit under an open air ceiling built of natural wood. You are right on the beach and have a wonderful view of the protected cove that makes this Turtle Bay beach safe almost any time of year. Watch paddle boarders, waves, and whales in winter while you dine. Have a nice glass of wine or gourmet beer. It's not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion or girlfriend lunch."
Dined on 3/5/2014
Fish of the day, shark, and
butterfish, were excellent, and we enjoyed watching the waves come in. Liked it so much we went back for a second night.."
Dined on 3/1/2014
food was great service great,
scenic and extremely fair priced!!"
Dined on 3/2/2014
Booked well in advance, met our
request for a quiet table by the water, pity it was blowing a gale. protected by weather shutters. Service was attentive..they just seemed to rush the first 2 courses of the special degustation menu. The waiter slowed down the delivery speed by asked before bringing out the other courses...with matching wines. Well worth the money and a great night all round. My valentine was suitabley impressed."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We had Thanksgiving dinner at
Ola's in November, 2013. Our table was literally in the sand on the beach! We dined in our shorts and Hawaiian shirts and it couldn't have been better. Home-style family Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful and priced fair considering the location and the occasion. Would recommend to anyone."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Ola is Hawaiian casual and right
on the beach at Turtle Bay. Food, service and ambiance are perfect in every way. Local produce and catch inspire the chef. We always return."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Good food - friendly waitress.
Overall a very pleasant experience"
Dined on 2/13/2014
It was my first time at this
restaurant and I must say it was an enjoyable experience. Our server was awesome and so nice. The view was so beautiful. The only thing that was kind of a bummer was that the steak we ordered was too charred. We told our server medium and when it came out and was a little too over cooked to well done. But besides that it was great!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
We had a very nice supper after
our day of golf at Turtle Bay and flight back to the main land. We were a bit disappointed that there was no tablecloth on the wood table for supper in the open air dining room but the tables in the sand a few feet away were clothed. Portions are good sized and accommodate changed in the menu pairings of entree and vegetables. Desserts were awesome"
Dined on 1/25/2014
Been to this restaurant a few
times over the years whenever my partner and I visit Hawaii from the UK. It's an idyllic beach restaurant right on the beach. The service is great and the staff definitely know there food selection. The food prices are certainly pricey and there could be a better/wider selection but if you're looking for a romantic beach restaurant this is the place to go"
Dined on 3/10/2013
Excellent evening! We were greeted
by three lovely ladies, smiling! We were seated outside nothing between us and the ocean. A perfect way to start our vacation. Chris, our server made us feel welcome and his recommendation was personal and accurate. We had the octopus and a lovely farmers market salad. We had wine by the glass. I didn't delve into the wine selection, but I was satisfied with the pairing. I had the Butterfish which was served hot! It was perfectly cooked. My husband had the pork belly and told Chris it was the best pork he ever had. We eat a lot of pork. Chris then served us dessert and brought us a treat! Creme Brûlée and chocolate cake. The coffee was delicious too. Thank you for a Wonderful dining experience."
Dined on 1/25/2014
We very much enjoyed the food,
ambiance and view at Ola, but the service left much to be desired. While several of the things we had tried to order seemed to already be gone for the day (and it was only 12:30pm), the food we did receive was also very good. Also, several things we ordered (like drinks) either took around 20-30 minutes to arrive, or never came at all, so that was interesting. But if you just want a nice beach place with locally-sourced ingredients and a laid-back atmosphere where you'll have a relaxed dining experience, then Ola is the place. Despite the ridiculously bad (albeit friendly) service, we would go back, because what we did receive was well worth the wait."
Dined on 1/19/2014
The food is really good, the
service is ok, but the ambiance is amazing to dine in the sand."
Dined on 1/20/2014
When going to a high-end
restaurant, my husband and I prefer to have a cocktail in the bar before dinner. So we arrived a little earlier than our reservation and were surprised to find there is not a bar or cocktail area at all. We were told (by a somewhat snooty hostess) we could order our drinks at the bar where the wait staff gets their drinks and take it to the reception area, which was awkward. Other than that, our experience was good. Our waitress was wonderful and gave us exceptional service, and the food was very good (steak and seafood). We would come back when on Oahu and at the North Shore."
Dined on 1/18/2014
We were very disappointed with the
taste of the foods. Either things were bland, dry, or flavor combinations were not complimentary. The cheese sauce on my steak ruined an otherwise good cut of rib eye because it masked the meat. The garlic soybeans didn't taste of anything. The poke had too much mayonnaise. The grilled tako was slimy and unseasoned. The chocolate cupcake was dry. Service was excellent. They checked on us regularly to fill drinks and remove dishes. Requests we also attended to promptly. Staff was always friendly and helpful. Location and scenery were beautiful! Right on the sand!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
We chose Ola, again, as our dinner
the other night was very good. Not so much tonight. The order was messed up: my mahi mahi with pumpkin risotto arrived sans mahi mahi. Husbands dish was not hot. we alerted the staff: server came over. New dishes arrived. Husbands dish was right. My dish was sooooo salty. Not edible. what is up with that? I wondered if the chef was mad at me! Manager did come over, eventually and said that " sometimes that happens'. sheesh. Server was appalled. She comped us desert, and took my meal off the bill. that was very nice, but, we were surprised that the dining experience was so vastly different than the other night."
Dined on 1/16/2014
Good food, great service,
beautiful scenery, and kid friendly too!"
Dined on 1/13/2014
Expensive for the type of food.
They were also out of many items that were on their online menu. The fish that was on their chalkboard, was not what they had, and our server said that it was last nights special. Very disapointed."
Dined on 1/12/2014
This is a great place for a
romantic dinner. The menu is mostly seafood and it is prepared amazingly. I would recommend a night that is clear with a bright moon or an early evening so the scenery can be enjoyed."
Dined on 1/10/2014
Our table at the window afforded a
perfect view of the ocean and was lovely. The menu was a bit limited, but we selected the Poke to start. If it was fresh, it was prepared in advance, so did not taste fresh. Our drinks were delivered promptly. I ordered the fish special, Hebi with a luau leaf and coconut sauce over Okinawan mashed potato and vegetables. The fish was a bit dry, even with the sauce, which reminded me of squid luau. It really was not flavorful on the fish. The Okinawan mash was not mashed, but runny and cold. The entire entrée was not hot. It just didn’t taste good. I come back but will probably try one of the burgers next time, which was popular that day. As I said, the ambience can’t be beat and the service was friendly."
Dined on 1/4/2014
We had a wonderful dinner for New
Years Eve plus we went back for lunch another day which was also excellent. I personally loved their burger for lunch and seafood for dinner."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Four of us shared a lovely sunset
dinner on Christmas Day (2013) at Ola. Because we were actually able to get a reservation, I was skeptical (so many Honolulu and leeward locations had filled up a month earlier). But we were very happy with the restaurant: even though it's housed in a resort that seems to cater to golfers and their spoiled children, the restaurant itself is separate. It sits right on the beach (one of a very few in the whole state that can say so truthfully) and the surf sound is wonderfully soothing. The bar is ample and well-stocked, and the food selections were filled with local seafood and other regional delights. Wonderful service: our waitperson was a lifelong resident of O'ahu. We'd definitely go again!"
Dined on 12/25/2013
We have had the hummus trio,
butterfish & catch of the day (grilled mahi) plus creme Brulee & mint cheesecake. All dishes were delicious & very nicely presented but the butterfish dish was light as air / simply melted in ones mouth."
Dined on 1/1/2014
If you want a very casual lunch on
the beach this is a great place with a great view. Food is good for lunch. Nothing fancy and served quickly. It was a busy place on a Sunday afternoon. Recommend reservations but wait time did not seem to be long."
Dined on 12/29/2013
We arrived for special birthday
event. They did not have reservation even after we had confirmed. We we sat by the backside of a restaurant that was chosen for beach panorama views. We got to see the sidewalk and random cats scavenging for food. Service was marginal and the food was moderate to lukewarm Overall experience was not good. Would not go back. Party of six so not too cumbersome."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Right on the beachfront, a very
refreshing experience to be so close."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Twice I've ordered the ahi
sandwich and loved every bite. The poke was tasty. The view of the bay on a big wave day spectacular.ann"
Dined on 12/26/2013
What a view! Our romantic table
literally was in the sand overlooking the waves of the North Shore. The food was terrific and so was the service. Couldn't have asked for anything more!!"
Dined on 12/25/2013
Wife's pumpkin resoto was too
salty, my prime rib was kind of tuff, vegitables were over cooked and I thought for 60.00 were small portions. Service and ambiance were very nice. The appetizers were good. The costco plastic table was a bad choice for making our table bigger for 9 people as it looked very cheap and did not match up with the other table and made a glass fall over on the table. Hope this critique will be well received as good feedback to make some improvements as it is a nice location for outdoor dining but for the prices need improvements in the mentioned areas."
Dined on 12/25/2013
We enjoyed the view and service.
Vernon was a wonderful waiter. The appetizer, pork and goat cheese nachos were good but the entree was terrible. It was the lamb shank. I never had a dry tasteless lamb shank before. the vegetables were inedible as well. We like crunchy vegetables but these were totally uncooked. Vernon offered to replace the entree but we weren't hungry by then but we appreciated the offer. We have a lovely creme brûlée as a dessert."
Dined on 12/24/2013
food was okay; it was fantastic to
be able to view the ocean while having lunch."
Dined on 12/24/2013
As always, delicious and varied as
the seasons change with fruits and veggies in their season. Tender rosemary chicken with fingerling potatoes, a fantastic pumpkin soup and new salad creation reminiscent of a Caprese which happens to be my favorite, I always think of Ola's just 10 minutes away on a balmy light evening."
Dined on 12/19/2013
You can't beat the views at Ola as
you dine at your table in the sand. Food is amazing and service is top notch. One of our favorite places to dine on Oahu."
Dined on 12/17/2013
Food was very good, presented well
and lots of it, all under the light of cool tiki torches. We were not staying at the resort and the beach cove dining was only steps from the parking. Had the special combo of butter fish, short rib and scallop, all with its own little presentation and sauce and all very tasty. Prices are good considering the fantastic resort location and superb service. Will go back."
Dined on 12/16/2013
The miso butterfish melted in your
mouth everything was superb from fresh sourdough bread to the kalua pig nachos"
Dined on 12/14/2013
Menu had something for everyone,
food was very good, service and atmosphere was outstanding! Parking was easily available and we wouldn't hesitate to return."
Dined on 12/5/2013
The entire staff from the Host,
Hostess, dinner and bar servers, waiter....everyone was very tentative to our needs and ensured my entire party was attended to from simple meal questions to drinks. The food too was great. Thank you."
Dined on 11/27/2013
Went to dinner on our first nite
at T B. The rosemary chicken was great, very flavorful and juicy. Hubby's mahi was good, itching to write home about. I'd definitely get the chicken again."
Dined on 11/24/2013
After we eloped on the North
Shore, Ola was an obvious choice for dinner with the groom's mom, to tell her about our day! The food was excellent, well-portioned and thoughtfully cooked; the menu varied and with strong emphasis on local ingredients and flavor. Our server was pleasant, well-versed in specials and preparation information, but still able to make comfortable casual conversation. We greatly enjoyed it!"
Dined on 11/6/2013
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