Ola at Turtle Bay
AWESOMEGREAT SERVICE, FRIENDLY
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
MIMOSA WAS GREAT
DRINKS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE THO
MAI TAI WASN'T THE GREATEST FOR THAT PRICE RANGE...
NORTH SHORE BURGER WAS THE BEST BURGER ON THE ISLAND EVER TASTED
FOOD PRICES ARE REASONABLE FOR SUCH GREAT FOOD, THANKS!!!
WE ENJOYED IT AND WOULD COME BACK OVER AND OVER AGAIN
BUT YAH, PRICE OF DRINKS ARE A BIT TOO HIGH5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOla's at Turtle BayI took my wife and son to dinner at Ola's on Mother's day 2012. The nachos were very good, but the smoked salmon was way too salty. For dinner my son and I ordered the Delmonico steaks. I ordered a rare and my son ordered a medium rare, both were cooked perfectly and were nicely seasoned. My wife ordered the Misoyaki Butterfish and she loved it. She said next time she will ask for a little more of the sauce that comes with this dish. A dessert of chocolate cake, fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream was complimentary with our meal. Good food, not unreasonably expensive, and great location. The appetizer that was too salty was the first dish that was not up to our standards in over six visits. We will be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic evening in the beachWow! What can I say?! Table for 2, in the sand, uobstructed view of the ocean, fabulous waiter named Spencer. Good wine and incredible food. Cannot wait to return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance wonderful; food so-so.LoveAmbiance wonderful; food so-so.Loved the quinoa salad, disappointed in the mushy brown rice.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely setting, not for foodies.Very lovely view right on the beach. Four of us were dining and three of us had the fresh island fish special. The fish was similar in texture to sword fish. I found mine dry. I did not provide feedback because I never trust the kitchen to respond without recrimination. The two other diners who are not as difficult to please were perfectly happy. Our fourth who only eats meat and potatoes said his chicken was "good." The view is stunning and you can actually sit at a table on the sand. The restaurant is quite expensive and I was expecting a higher quality based on reviews and the lovely setting. A local person warned me off. Service was attentive and the wine list was nice.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOla is beautiful...and they care!Absolutely amazing time at this beachfront restaurant.. The setting is beautiful, after all, the restaurant is facing a beach. Torches are lit and you are ready for romance...but you must add amazing service and food. Our waiter, Christopher, was full of life, selling each item as it was the greatest thing ever...and they were. our table was next to a large party...so we asked if we could move our seating. Christopher literally lifted the table and carried it to the front of the beach for us! We were in shock at the care we received from him. And the food? Outstanding. The nachos with pork and the hummus were amazing.. My lobster tail was cooked to perfection. Desserts were fresh and flavorful. Fresh food..amazing service...A++++4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I visited bothMy wife and I visited both Aohu and Maui over the last twelve days and Ola was by far the best restaurant we visited. The food was unbelievable along with the view of the bay from the open dining area. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Ola's is excellent!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to Ola!Simply WOW. Super capable yet friendly staff at all stages. Food was amazing. Everyone in our 7-person group felt food was great.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular view.food.ambiance.archSpectacular view.food.ambiance.archetecture open air in a beach. Truffle popcorn is my new love! Who has it for happy hour? Im there!! Chef DiAngelo may have at least stopped by for a hello to an old friend. As I worked at the same hotel prior to his famous positions now. Mahalo! JuliaO:-)4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great place. I especiallyThis is a great place. I especially enjoyed the opah and pork and goat cheese nachos. The view is awesome.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best steaks I haveOne of the best steaks I have had in a while. A lot better than Morton's Steakhouse.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost, but not quite...There was much to like about the restaurant. Our table was right by the beach. The food was, with one exception, very tasty, well presented and not too overpriced (for Hawaii).
The disappointments came in one of the desserts, and the service. While most of the desserts were incredible, the creme brulee was curdled and overcooked. When this was pointed out to the waiter, he took it away, but came back saying the kitchen did not want to do anything about it! Wow - for a simple $6 dessert, they could have replaced it, or done many other things and received a great review.
One dish does not destroy the entire meal, but the response seems in line with many of the reviews we have read.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHonestly, the best dinnerHonestly, the best dinner we've ever had. Chris was our waiter. Very knowledgable, professional and kind. Five stars for sure!!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect honeymoon date nightEverything at Ola was perfect. My new husband and I wanted to eat right on the beach for our first night here on our honeymoon, and we are so glad we chose Ola. Our server, Chris, was probably the best waiter we've both ever had. He was excited about the menu options, congratulated us on our honeymoon, and even gave us a free desert for the occasion. Watching the sun set while eating the deliciously prepared food was the perfect start to our trip. We also loved how knowledgable not only Chris, but the other waitstaff as well on great attractions to check out while visiting Oahu. We can not say enough how perfect our experience at Ola was!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful in every way!!!!Delightful in every way!!!! The swordfish was fabulous; atmosphere and view of the ocean/beach perfect; drinks great. Wait staff gracious, attentive and efficient. Well done.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved Ola! Our table wasWe loved Ola! Our table was on the beach, and the experience and view was wonderful! Our server was personable and attentive, service was efficient, and the food very good. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Oahu.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM