Great fish at Azure
This restaurant was ideal for it's selection of fresh fish. For the freshest fish, each day fish is bought from pier 38. I enjoyed my preparation of onaga.
My wife had a whole snapper that was quick fried and was to die for. Overall, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was romantic. We would definitely return to try other dishes.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to take a stay cation and try some restaurants we have never tried before. Azure proved to live up to my expectations of what a fine dining restaurant should be. Our server really impressed me with his knowledge of the ingredients, his attentiveness to making our dining experience special really made me appreciate this restaurant . We had the tasting menu which gave us a sample of the chefs talent. Simply delightful .
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Hawaiian Meal - A Delight
My fiance and I ate here as our first meal in Hawaii and ordered the Pre - Fixe. We started with the highlight of our meal, a delicious sushimi of ahi tuna over guacamole and continued on with a seafood cappuccino filled with crab and tiger shrimp. We also enjoyed a pork main course that was tender and flavorful. This all overlooked Waikiki beach which was nice, but we were placed next to another couple when the rest of the restaurant was essentially empty which made it a little less intimate. Overall the food and service was amazing, and although the environment could have been a little bit better, it didn't take away from the meal and fantastic view.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything we hoped and more!
The service setting and food were all perfection. I had the machong prepared Black Magic style and my friend had opah prepared classically. It was delicious with great service! The garlic shrimp and ahi were the perfect starters.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner in Paradise!
This was our second visit to Azure and it was just as good, if not better than our first visit. We did the tasting menu both times and I did the wine pairing. The wine pairing was good because I didn't care for one of the choices (too sweet), so they offered me a different choice. I thought that was nice. Every course was fantastic, well made, balanced and beautiful. There was a fish option rather than the beef course, and they were both great. You can request a table outside so you are steps from Waikiki beach and you could enjoy a fabulous view of the sunset or the Friday night fireworks. This place is outstanding for visitors and kama'aina alike. We will definitely go back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the tasting menu
The tasting menu with the wine pairing was fabulous! The only reason I gave the ambiance a low rating is because there was a lot of loud noise from a outdoor fashion show rehearsal being out on at the hotel. Even our waiter thought it was a bit excessive.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fish was excellent here. beautiful view and romantic.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful venue, great food
Too bad about the noisy Paris Hilton fashion show next door. Barring that, it's a beautiful view of the beach and the wait staff is very professional. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairning and other than too much contrast between the lobster and its accompanying plate-mates, it was wonderful. And that last bit is me just being nit-picky.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hade a very nice meal with my sister. Though I must say that I was slightly disappointed that the espresso was served in big cups.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Undiscovered Gem on the beach
Somehow Azure was missed in the guide books. If you are looking for wonderful seafood, look no farther. Great food, great service and you can't beat the view - beautiful Waikiki beach and Diamond Head in the distance.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service, Food, and Wine
Azure was awesome! Our reservation was at 8:15pm, we were seated immediately with no wait. Within seconds, our sever appeared with a friendly greeting and to explain specials of the night. He took our drink orders and gave us lavosch with a delicious dip pairing. Overall, the service was amazing. Everything was brought to our table in a timely manner. Server was attentive to our needs. It was not overbearing. My fiancé were also provide provacy for a romantic evening..The food was amazing. Every bite was epic. We were seated outside by the water and the view of the ocean and moon was spectacular! Definitely going back to Azure. Also will recommend to friends and family as it was highly recommended to us.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We lived the prix fixed menu with wine pairing. A fabulous experience. We had no idea we had been at the restaurant for 2 1/2 hours. Very relaxing.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, great ocean view
Service was great and the food was outstanding. The tasting menu with wine pairing was a nice way to experience a little of everything that the restaurant had to offer. The price was right as well. Will definitely go back again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. Fine dining
Great experience. Fine dining on the beach. Great seafood.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Husband and I love this Restaurant. It defines Fine Dining!! From the ambience to the views of Diamond Head, this is truly a check off the bucket list!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service!
We came here on our honeymoon. The food was delicious and the server was very efficient and personable. Worth it!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding menu selections.
Outstanding menu selections. Superb wine list. Gracious and friendly service.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service was excellent
People from the beach using the restaurant was distracting. They should at least be made to wear a shirt.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive Service, Excellent Food
We reserved a table here for our anniversary and the level of food was among the best in Oahu without all the pomp and frills other fine dining restaurants have. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable and there was even a complimentary dessert in celebration of our anniversary.
We had the tasting menu and the attention to detail for every dish was spot on, although my wife thought the second course was a bit salty, but she thinks almost everything was salty. To my palette, everything was seasoned perfectly. The courses came out very quickly, much faster than the norm for tasting menus at other places, which we preferred; it might have been because the servers noticed our baby starting to be irritable.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a reservation at Azure
I made a reservation at Azure after reading so many positive reviews. It did not disappoint! The wait staff were so professional, knowledgeable and attentive. The drinks were generous pours and our food, from apps to entrees and dessert, were some of the best food we've had on the Island this week! Wish we had time to return! It's a beautiful restaurant in a stunning hotel! Highly recommended!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary at Azure
My husband & I went to Azure for our anniversary and had a wonderful dining experience. We brought a bottle of wine; our server overheard us talking about & questioning our wine choice & had the general manager/sommelier Mike come over and speak with us. He didn't try to steer us into buying a bottle from the restaurant's list; on the contrary, after talking with him we decided to stay with our wine & not order from the wine list. We were very impressed & will speak very highly of both Mike & Azure because of this. Loved the Hibachi Garlic Prawns & also the Kiawe Smoked Petite Butter Poached Filet w/ Foie Gras. I'd go back to Azure if only to have the filet & foie gras, this was one of the best dishes I've ever had the pleasure of eating!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible Foods, good service
Restaurants come and go. Azure will be here for a long time. Every dish I had this evening exceeded my expectations. The petite filet with foie gras being my favorite is incredible, a must order. The Azure sashimi practically melts in your mouth, and it is evident it will do so before you even taste it. Colorado Lamb topped with Spanish Almonds in a berry sauce was to die for, definitely one of the better preparations that i have had.
Service was pretty good, waiter forgot that my date had ordered a wine pairing and was a little slow to start, but once that mishap was over he was on the ball. Very knowledgeable and didn't rush us.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
We had the tasting menu, which was delicious. The fish is outstanding. The service was top notch. We were outside with a beautiful view of diamond head, a great night!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic chefs tasting menu
Fantastic ambiance, great accommodating staff. Could not have asked for a better meal. We did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings and everything was spot on. A must at the royal Hawaiian beach front
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oceanfront Setting for Two
Great beachfront dining atmosphere. Very good food and service along with the night view of the ocean. Seafood, dessert and after dinner drinks were pleasing to the palate.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh seafood with a great cocktail list. They have an amazing take on a Mai tai which is worth a try. Ambiance is quite nice as well.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great for a special occasion or one of those romantic date night dinners. They have a great menu and the taste palette is so wide range and yummy. I really enjoyed myself. If you can't figure out what to choose I suggest the tasting menu. The tasting menu is a great price and there is variety of flavors that your mouth will love. It's probably going to be a longer dinner since they come one by one, but sit down and relax....enjoy the atmosphere and ambience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food and service
Best food and service.
Server name "Brent" was so professional and awesome service.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and my friend gave high marks to the wine pairing. The service was both professional and friendly from the instant we were seated. Mine was a business dinner but the ambiance and service would have been perfect had my wife been with me. And the view ... perhaps the most iconic view on the entire island: Looking down Waikiki beach toward Diamondhead as the evening turns to night.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
The menu was notable for the abundance of local seafood and produce used in the dishes. We each ordered one of the fresh catch seafood preparations (high-heat roasted and "black magic" spiced and shared them. Both were excellent, as were the sides we selected for the roasted fish (Molokai purple sweet potato Naked Cow Dairy butter & red Thai spices and the sake braised big island spinach, garlic chips). The sides that came with the blackened fish were also very tasty and complemented this preparation well. We started by sharing the chilled seafood platter--pricey but very high quality and very good! We ended with gelato and sorbet--generous portions and great "local" flavors. Service was great, as was the view!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This beautiful restaurant is located in the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. It was very romantic be seated in the outdoor dining area on the beach to celebrate our honeymoon. A great place to see the sunset at dinner. We would definitely return someday!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an Internet find whilst we were on holidays and it was absolutely amazing. Service was exceptional. Food was absolutely delicious and the view was spectacular!
Will be recommending this to anyone after a fine dining experience on Waikiki beach, and the opportunity to escape the tourist crowds into a quiet, romantic beautiful setting.
Thank you Azure!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be sure to request outdoor seating.
If you want to enjoy their outdoor seating, be sure to request it upon making your reservation otherwise they will seat you inside like they did to us even though we made our reservation 2 months in advance.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to the 70's
It was nostalgic and felt like we were back in the hey-day of Waikiki. Pink stucco building right on the beach. We had an outside table and watched the activities on the beach and in the water. Food was very good. My wife had a tasting menu which gave her a good representation of several dishes. I had 2 appetizer dishes which were large enough for me. Both meals included a filet with foie gras which was outstanding. The tasting menu included a lobster/shrimp bouillabaisse which was excellent. All in all, a very good experience.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a meal of an extremely high standard. The quality of the food is outstanding. The service was knowledgeable and friendly, without being overly familiar. I enjoyed the 'taste of Azure' menu which is extremely good value for the price. This is the fine dining restaurant in one of the best hotels in Hawaii (not to mention one of the most famous hotels in the world) and it does not disappoint. It was a very special occasion and one that I would happily return to in the future. Well done!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great. Food was excellent. Good music, My date said the wine was good, We had the tasting menu. That was a wise choice. It was awesome. Started with the fresh fish, then the seafood disk, so yummy ! followed by the lobster resoto. good balance. And finally the steak was cooked perfect. and a small desert.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great romantic dinner
My husband and I went for a romantic honeymoon dinner on our last night. The service, food and scenery was amazing! We had a great time and would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for seafood and a beautiful atmosphere!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'd suggest to visit instead of other restaurants on Yelp or etc.
Identified very reasonable prices after having a testing menu pairing wines(about $200 for 2 persons).
Visited next day to have champagne with seafoods(total about $185 for 2 persons w/ Tattanger Rose), much satisfied.
The highest quality food and service, I want to thank chef who has amazing creativity and balances too.
Reserve a cabana for wonderful senset!!!
One more reason to want to come Hawaii was added, thanks!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the tasting menu...
It is hard to beat the location. Everything was just right. The food, service, and ambience were all great.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
a perfect dining experience
Azure is a must on my visit to Honolulu. Superb food, beautiful location and friendly, knowledgeable service. My only gripe is that the beef carpaccio was taken off the regular menu - still on the degustation menu however -- shame... but I'll still be back
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our third visit here. Did not give 5 star due to slow service. The sashimi is to die for, will not share this dish next time...
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely worth the splurge
Boyfriend and I sat on the patio right next to the beach and had an amazing view of the waikiki beach shoreline with all the hotels lit up, tiki torches blowing in the light sea breeze, but just far away from the main section of waikiki to avoid the crowds/noise. We had the five course tasting menu and loved every bit of it! The service was top notch - the food came out seamlessly and was beautifully presented. Our waiter was attentive but still managed to give us the privacy to feel like we were the only two people on the beach. We were both really stuffed by the third course despite the deceptively small looking tasting plates. Dinner was pricey, but definitely a worthwhile way to end our trip to Hawaii!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was amazing..
The food and service was amazing.. It was recommended to me and it didn't disappoint..
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfection on the beach
We had an amazing evening at Azure. We had the special Restaurant Week menu and it was wonderful! The service was beyond anything we have experienced on the island, very helpful and friendly. It is such a beautiful setting and everyone makes you feel special. The food is excellent and inventive. We go ban and again.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was well orchestrated, the food, the ambiance and the service!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved it all...GREAT food, AWESOME service, and PERFECT ambiance...
food was great, and price was better than i expected...will definitely dine there again...it's become me and my wife's new favorite spot.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a special restaurant in a historic hotel. Right in the heart of Waikiki but away from the crowds. Service, food and ambiance all are special. The server knows your name. The outdoor seating is steps from the beach and the view of Diamond Head and the sunset are memorable. Extensive wine list and creative presentation. They comped a nice dessert for our anniversary. We will put this on our list of "must do" things when we visit Oahu again.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful place for special night
Their seafood salad and ahi tuna & scallop are delicious. They also have great sashimi.
Everything is in order at this restaurant. They also have a great price on their Far Niente chardonnay, which is delicious with their sea food.
Their chocolate brownie dessert was rich and satisfying ...perfect with a cappuccino after an amazing dinner.
Conveniently located right on the beach, you can go for a romantic walk on the sand in the twilight to create a special moment.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Meal and Ambiance
Had the tasting menu - they don't req. the whole table to participate in the tasting menu unlike other restaurants. Also had ocean salad - very tasty. Restaurants is right off the beach. Can't wait to return to try more items.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Black Magic spice
Enjoyable meal. Food was very good. Large portion sizes for all - appetizers, main course and dessert. Did not order a salad, but saw others that did and appeared large enough for two or more people. The black magic spice used on the fish is great. Very enjoyable dinner.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM