Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine

4.4
338 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Experience the new and exciting seafood dinner menu at Wai‘olu Ocean Cuisine. Also enjoy the new sushi bar offering traditional nigiri, and new wave maki sushi options made with the freshest catch sourced from the Pacific. Wai‘olu Ocean Cuisine with its open air ambiance is the perfect setting to watch the sunsets. Wai'olu is open from 4-9 PM Thursday-Sunday.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
What 338 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t be anymore satisfied! Everything was great! Would recommend to anyone!

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vipladieswholunch
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service in a nice open air setting

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Chakola
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening with great service and a very delicious meal. It was a great way to enjoy our staycation in Waikiki.

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JoyceR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here! Beautiful views and great food, excellent service. Valet parking is easy. The favorite dish by all in our group hands down was the blue crab bruschetta. Sunset views and city lights make for great photos, bring your camera!

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FarnooshF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , small portions but was tasty , a little bit pricy

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LeeT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue for fresh fish appetizers and dinner selections. Our server, Kevin did a great job helping us decide on different appetizer and entrée options. Thanks Kevin for making our evening a memorable one.

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vipChrissy
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the food menu was very limited, everything we ordered were delicious and high quality! Waitress was very friendly and accommodating. I would come back here again.

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Lass
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, surf and turf and service! Will definitely come again. Highly recommend

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Rich
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

When we first arrived, the restaurant had three families with many kids running around. However, they all soon left and the romantic environment soon took place and the rest of the time at the restaurant took place as written on the website. The hostess and waitress were extremely nice and welcoming and were the epitome of customer service excellent. The mai tais were the best I’ve ever drank and the food was great.

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vipJohnM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi. Beautiful location. A wonderful oasis in Honolulu.

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viptina
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outdoor venue with good food. Hamachi was very fresh. Prices are reasonable for Waikiki.

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Melody
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. 100% recommend. You will not regret! Amazing!!

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vipjackryanb
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Squid Ink Pasta had no flavor; accompanying seafood tasted frozen/not fresh. Tiger Shrimp nigiri was dry & bland. Tiger Roll was below average in taste and appearance. Gin martini was watery and was sent back. Sweet drinks were pretty good. Unagi & ikura nigiri were very good. Scallop appetizer was very good. Total came to $150 with tip. Left disappointed.

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vipMattY
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Sushi rolls and drinks were good, a little overpriced. The view was great. Unfortunately there were cockroaches crawling on the floor around our table, which ultimately ruin the great ambiance of the experience.

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Yanyan
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi rolls are so good and the duck breast is very juicy. Yummy!

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DameaR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this restaurant had a nice selection of small plates that taste amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We got a very good table. Big and in the open terrace. The waiters have been very kind. The rolls were absolutely good. We were quite disappointed with the wine list. Very short choice and too expensive. Very bad for such a restart!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view, great view, and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I had high expectations for this place. It had good reviews and was located at a great hotel.

Underwhelming , mediocre food at beat. Bartender couldn’t even make an old fashion. I hope they get things together because the location was good and it has potential. They are just not there yet.

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KYbuddy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food and service were good. Nice atmosphere.

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vipDenny
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, excellent friendly service, delicious food

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vipsunsfanatic
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice view and good seafood. Well prepared and served.

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Chakola
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening throughout all the courses. Sean was an awesome server and he ended our ending with a Happy Birthday dessert for my husband. The ambience was perfect for my husband because he enjoys casual dining.
It was great to have a spectacular view of the fireworks. The music was fabulous.

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vipAnnetteS
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was some confusion about my “special request” for seating and it seemed it would be impossible to rectify given the restaurant was full. However, they managed to make us very happy. Special kudos to our waiter Todd who was a very good sport.

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Todd
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, creative, and visually pleasing. The service was excellent and the ambiance with the live music added much to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere with great food and good value. Very good happy hour with wonderful live music

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TaylorW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very poor service, ok food. It wasnt busy on valentine's day when we went so it seemed that the poor service was not warranted given how slow it was. You can review my yelp review for more detailed information.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place, definitely a nice place for live music and the firework show. The service was very chill we didn’t feel rushed or anxious the server we had was so kind and gave great suggestions. Will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Surprised it was in a Trump hotel. Had we known that, we would have picked another restaurant. But, the view was great and food excellent. Expensive, but very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, loved the happy hour!

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vipGeneTee
Hawaii
81 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were surprised at the reasonable prices and good quality of the food.

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
137 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location. Open air setting. Great seafood. Very professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We took some customers for a relaxed meal and everyone enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent and the ambience very relaxing. Our waitress was lovely but on occasions the service was a little slow, but it didn’t spoil the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought we would try the Trump Hotel’s restaurant after we were informed about the 4 hour free valet parking. Turns out happy hour prices and food were AMAZING! Best hot wings I’ve ever had and the shrimp salad w/house made dressing was tasty and huge (for only $10)! We were only in Hawaii for a week but we came back 2 more times because the service was OFF THE CHARTS! Upon arrival, the first time with my sister in law who is blind, the valets helped her as if she was their relative seeing to it she was gently placed from the car to her wheelchair. At the restaurant, the hostess was equally as accommodating, moving chairs so her wheelchair could make it to the table they had for us...all with no prompting from us...they just went into action without a word. This was just one of many examples. Our second time there, we brought a larger group and I ordered the crab legs after asking if they were cut in such a way to make it easy to de-shell. The waiter explained they were not cut horizontally length-wise but that it should not be too bad to de-shell. I still wanted them so I ordered BUT when they came, ALL THE CRAB was de-shelled by the chef at the waiters request for me! My husband and I were astounded! NEVER had we had a restaurant do this!! They under promise and over deliver!!! What a treat! Hope the waiter enjoyed his large tip and we will always seek out Trump Hotels because THEY KNOW HOSPITALITY LIKE NO OTHER! You can tell instantly that excellence must be rewarded by whoever is in charge! Everyone is kind, competent, attentive, and sees what needs to be done AND DOES IT! Trump and his family are geniuses! 4 hour free valet?? (Unheard of in Waikiki!) But they must know that we will tip the valets more (valets happy) and more business at the restaurants (more business, more revenue and more tips for employees)! PURE GENIUS!!! Loved our experience! Was one of the highlights of our trip!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

予約時のコメントに沿っていただきありがとうございました。

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

食事やドリンクも美味しく、また席も金曜日のヒルトン花火がみえる素敵な席でとても良かったです。また利用させてもらいたいです。ありがとうございました。

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ディナータイムに行きました。
ハワイには珍しく大量の提供ではなく日本人にも食べやすい量でした。
味も良く雰囲気は最高。
生演奏も聴けて文句なしのお店。
日本語堪能なスタッフも数多く過ごしやすいレストランです

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Just ok. Not much else to say

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

思ったより、お安くお米が美味しいです!

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Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine is rated 4.4 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

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