Wai’Olu has become one of our most favorite restaurants while in Honolulu. We always have exceptional and friendly service. In fact, our server remembered us from last year even though we’d just been twice. When the evening breeze was a little cool on the terrace, the hostess brought us shawls. How thoughtful! The view of the neighboring park (Fort DeRussy) and the beach is wonderful. The food beautifully presented and delicious.
Lobster was bland and disappointing. Chowder soup was fantastic and a large portion.
Lovely place for small plates of food. Wonderful flavors and choices of different menu options. Excellent service and wonderful live soft music.
The View, our waiter and the food was AMAZING. We even got too see Fireworks. Put this Restaurant on your list as a must do on any Friday at 7.30pm so you can see the Fireworks that go off at 7.45pm. Enjoy
We loved everything about Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine and our dinner...our server was great, the food wonderful, the guitar player talented, and the view of sunset spectacular!
Great celebration of my father in laws bday! Mahalo
Great atmosphere and excellent service! We will come back soon!!
This is a nice place to bring out-of-town guests for easy parking, beautiful scenery, music not too loud and fireworks display on Fri night. We both enjoyed our meals and although not many vegan options, the one I had was tasty and fulfilling.
The one complaint I have is that the waiter hardly stopped by to see how we were doing. My friend had ordered crab for the first time and didn't realize how difficult they are to eat. When we finally got the waiters attention, he brought out scissors. My friend was still struggling for a long time. We couldn't find the waiter so my friend told the receptionist. They were very generous in telling him that they won't bill him for that and then quickly walked away. I assumed they walked away to get him a menu so that he can actually order something that he can eat. No one showed up anymore so I got up and asked for a menu. I would think that any restaurant would want their customers to leave full and happy.
That was the only negative experience. He enjoyed his meal after that and we even went back the next day for lunch and had a pleasant experience.
Nice dinner! Quiet like hidden place.
Ate mid-afternoon. Very quiet - very few people - pleasant after hustle and bustle of Waikiki beach front. Distant ocean view from table. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Terrific Mai-Tai! Palm heart salad very good, small expensive portion of sashimi.
On vacation here in Hawaii and wanted to experience delicious food and great ambience, Wai’olu has both! We were floored by the great view of Waikiki, you can see the waves 🌊 breaking on the beach even in the dark! Our waiter was happy to snap us a few pictures to commemorate the visit! He also helped with Our menu choices. The cocktails were perfection as was the sushi 🍣 The Trump Tower was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed the entire experience! We ate at several outstanding Waikiki Restaurant during our vacation but this was the most beautiful restaurant experience of our vacation!
Went here on a Friday night and the food was very good, service was good and fairly priced. I would highly recommend this to anyone
When: Sept. 2nd, 2017, 11:00 am; 2 Adults
For most patrons, Wai'olu Ocean View Lounge is the perfect locale for Happy Hour drinks and appetizers...and of course the million dollar ocean views. With Fort DeRussy as its neighbor, there are no buildings to block the ocean views. But my wife and I may have un-raveled another gem for this establishment...Having lunch here on a Saturday, without the crowds and still enjoying the ocean views without the sun shining directly at you.
My wife ordered the Wai'olu, which is a Chicken Katsu entree that comes with steamed rice, greens salad and a scoop of locally made Ice Cream. I had the Local-Moco, which is a spin-off of the local plate lunch favorite, Loco-Moco. A Hamburger Steak on the bottom, Sunny Side Up egg on top and covered with a demi glaze sauce. This entree also, came with a scoop of Ice Cream as well. For some, paying $34 for dishes easily found as plate lunches, may be hard to accept, but believe me, the quality and tastes of the food is 1st class all the way.
The service here matches the 5-Star service that the Trump properties are known for. On this day, the bartender Kelly greeted us at the podium and provided us with friendly conversation and professional service. On this day, we had the place to ourselves, for about a half-hour, until a trickle of lunch patrons came slowly strolling in. For non-hotel guests, there is complementary 4-hour valet parking available. My wife and I will be back soon and will definitely recommend this establishment to friends and family.
Fabulous dinner on a Friday evening to see the Hilton fireworks. We booked a 7:15 reservation and were there in plenty of time for the show. Mai tai's were excellent as was the food. Great sushi, lamb chops and spring rolls. Would definitely recommend.
Great service and very accommodating to our party of 7 which included 3 small children. Food was good and happy hour prices were great.
Amazing food. The taste of food was big league. The quality of service was huge. This made dining great again.
I brought my girlfriend here to try the food and watch the fireworks show from the Hilton Hawaiian. Everything was outstanding! The view of the ocean and skyline at sunset was so beautiful! Our server Jamie was the best! She provided recommendations, was very attentive and took great pictures! The food and drinks were nothing short of excellent.
Very pleasant food was great.
Our hostess and waitress was wonderful. She was gracious and very helpful. We enjoyed our drinks and the small plates we ordered. I did not like I was supporting a Trump property. The view of downtown was beautiful, but there was no view of the ocean as the name suggests.
We went there for the first time to celebrate Mother's Day dinner--very relaxing as there weren't many kids. It's an open patio so it was fairly cool, but the night skyline was beautiful. The ocean is a bit far away but there. This is more of a gastropub, but we were satisfied with the selections.
Good ! We enjoyed.
Commendable dishes with beautiful presentation; delicious and looked good, too. Perfect place to have good time and to entertain friends. Would have given 5 star, but the service was not quite up to my expectation because I almost had to ask, every time, to have my ice tea refill. Perhaps, too few waiters to handle/serve too many tables. Lastly, I was a little disappointed with my booth table; watched the singer's back all night, not the way to entertain friends who were first time there.