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Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine, Honolulu, HI

Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine

4.6
4.6
565 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Experience the new and exciting seafood dinner menu at Wai‘olu Ocean Cuisine. Also enjoy our sushi offerings of 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 11a - 5p for lunch and 5p - 9p for dinner Tuesdays-Sundays. Live music from 5pm to 7pm on Sundays.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 683-7456
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Yoshi Ohata
  • Catering
    Celebrate with friends and family at one of the most spectacular hotels in Hawaii. For more information about intimate size special events including venues, receptions and banquets, please contact us at 808.683.7404 or waikiki.sales@trumphotels.com<br /><br />
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Cross street
    Kalia Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking up to 4 hours with validation.
  • Public transit
    Honolulu City Bus
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Oahu

    Great for scenic views

565 Reviews
  1. GiovanaR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place honestly surprised me the Brussel sprouts were the best I ever had. The ambiance amazing and the service was great. Would definitely recommend

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  2. Miles

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the ahi and the scallops and they were both excellent. The food was 10++ on the 1-10 scale. Highly recommended.

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  3. Greggs

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for our anniversary. The food the drinks, the service was great. Getting to watch the fireworks, made it special.

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  4. Messi

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience. Not crowded and a nice place to go if you’re looking for a nice date night.

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  5. JonG

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Happy Hour at Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine, and this time the service, ambiance and the setting were all excellent. The food was also excellent, except for one item. The Shrimpburger has always been one of my favorites, but it would appear the new ownership overlooked the need for shrimp in the sandwich, as they were not there. The sandwich did have a shrimp paste of sorts, but was lacking taste and, as I indicated, shrimp. Overall experience was good, and Kelly was outstanding, but .........

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Waitress was very helpful and attentive. Food was delicious. The California roll with Alaskan crab, the miso black cod and the scallops were all excellent. Mai tai was top notch. Surprise birthday brownie was great touch to a wonderful birthday dinner with a nice sunset view!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For 14 years, I've cherished this place. The staff is incredibly friendly, with Sally standing out as exceptionally warm. The sushi and rolls are consistently delightful. Highly recommended!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great. However, it was really cold, rainy, and windy out and one of the workers decided to pull up the shades which made the windy situation in the restaurant worse. I understood why he did it because he wanted patrons to enjoy the view of the skyline but I felt it was highly unnecessary given the current weather conditions.

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  9. ANTONIOB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great either the corn chowder and the blackout cod Service impeccabile and price lwas fair

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  10. BrittanyZ

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service, delicious food, beautiful view at a reasonable price.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet oasis for a romantic dinner date! Cod was prepared perfectly & each bite melted in your mouth. I was worried about the wasabi mashed potatoes but had nothing to fear as The dash of wasabi enhanced all the flavors with over powering.

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  12. Randal

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had our 23rd wedding anniversary dinner here. Excellent choice! The staff and waiters were friendly, helpful, and attentive. They even greeting us with "Happy Anniversary!" as soon as we walked in the door. The ambiance was relaxing, quiet, and scenic, with a view of the Fort Derussy park, the ocean, and the festive lights of all the other hotel buildings on New Year's Eve. One reason why the atmosphere was so peaceful was that most of the seating is outdoors or on a veranda, so we didn't any echoing clanking of dishes, nor any conversations from adjacent tables. The food was excellent, though not many choices. What we appreciated is that we didn't need to wait a long time for the food, as we sometimes do at other upscale restaurants. Some of the staff had strong Japanese accents, so they were a bit hard to understand, yet they were always friendly. Our waiter's English was excellent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel and everyone were absolutely amazing! The food was spectacular! Will definitely come back!

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  14. AmyH

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and the service was top notch. Beautiful atmosphere and quiet surroundings.

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  15. Tundraguy808

    Hawaii

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thought we were eating breakfast at Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine, but they don't serve breakfast, so our reservation was at In Yo Cafe around the corner, next to the pool. We had a party of 9 and they were able to accommodate us without a problem. Although the staff was very friendly and offered good suggestions, they did miss a few drink orders. Other than that, it was fantastic. We opted for the breakfast buffet and it was well stocked. Staff cleared empty plates very quickly and they even provided to-go boxes for some of our leftovers. Something you don't usually see at a buffet. Finally, they presented my wife with a birthday dessert, on the house. How nice.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service excellent view food was phenomenal. Was not as pricey as I was expecting. Highly recommend. Anything with the Trump name is excellent. Tump 2024

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time? Ask for Daniel! Amazing service always makes the food taste even better, and he went above and beyond! He will not disappoint, trust me!! Excellent food paired with his excellent service! 😁🙌🏻

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  18. LTSAI

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and Daniel is impeccably good with service.

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  19. Dfresh

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, outstanding cuisine and great service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it 10/10! Service was truly amazing! Would come back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    サリーさん、ありがとうございました! とても素敵なバースデーになりました。 美味しいお料理とお酒、素晴らしいロケーションに感動しました!!

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  22. Xoff

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Being a Trump hotel, it's a pretty despicable place to have a restaurant. One of the most horrible places in Waikiki.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far, the BEST Mai Tais and sushi we’ve ever had. Delicious food. Courteous staff.

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  24. DakC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food lacked flavor. Waitress was grumpy. Nice view

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  25. PeterB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    If writing just about the food I would have given a much better review. They have multiple menus based on the time of the day but don’t volunteer up the different options. Parts of all menus are available to order from. However, the biggest complaint is the lack of hot food. The kitchen is about a 10 minute walk to the dining room (per our waiter). Getting hot food is a near impossible feat. I recommend the restaurant for cold appetizers and very pricey drinks. Great views.

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  26. MikeS

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location in Trump Tower. Impressive food selection in a casual, comfortable, lounge-type seating. Terrific server (Sally). Great drinks and dessert, too!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful staff, great food, beautiful location, great views of the ocean and the city, well spaced tables so it felt intimate, would go back.

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  28. MonicaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience overall. Fine dining level cuisine at a reasonable price range. Wonderful service and ambiance. The sunset view is stunning!

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  29. RyanN

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    was awesome the view the service the menu the energy

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  30. Jonathan

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was well prepared. The staff was highly professional and very attentive to our needs. The restaurant and the hotel were noticeably quiet. Normally I would have expected more people in a heavy tourist area. In a perfect situation, the menu itself would have been more robust. We found the menu selection limited at best.

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  31. MarkR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for romantic dinner! Great views with some of the best service we experienced on vacation. Food was outstanding!

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  32. MollyM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful environment, food, and service! There was live music at a volume that allowed us to have a conversation.

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  33. CharlesG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, great view, great atmosphere and great service. Exactly what I expected from a Trump hotel.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had sushi, sashimi...absolutely top quality and freshness; wifey went with a roll + chef selection 6 piece and she barely finished roll and 1 piece, so portions are not small. I went ala carte sashimi 5 kinds 3 or 4 pieces each, and it was spectacular quality melt-in-your-mouth! Large selection coctails, spirit menu, wine, etc. Service amazing, great view, and quiet because its 6 floors up from the bustle of the street below. Will mark special occasions there again

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  35. JulietLima

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful view of the Friday night fireworks. The sushi and black cod for dinner were fantastic. Daniel gave great service to make sure our visit was perfect!

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  36. Foodfriend

    New York City

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice quite comfortable and easy dining experience Casual but elegant

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good and we had a really good meal If i come back hawaii , I'll eat here The price is also good compared to the price of Hawaii. Very nice resturant

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  38. antoniol

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every thing ok; the service is really first class. The only thing in the food was the coriander (that I hate), but was my fault not to communicate to the waitress.

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  39. MichaelM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think Wai`Olu is a great location. This was my second visit, and the service was consistent, and the food was great. A little pricy but worth it.

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  40. DavidG

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a good time. The server was timely and gave the appropriate amount of time.

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FAQs

Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Wai'Olu Ocean Cuisine

223 Saratoga Road, Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kalia Road
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking up to 4 hours with validation.
  • Public transit
    Honolulu City Bus
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Yoshi Ohata
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (808) 683-7456
  • Catering
    Celebrate with friends and family at one of the most spectacular hotels in Hawaii. For more information about intimate size special events including venues, receptions and banquets, please contact us at 808.683.7404 or waikiki.sales@trumphotels.com<br /><br />
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