According to some fellow Ko Olina residents, the Azul restaurant recently made a switch to an Italian menu. Having just moved to the Ko Olina area for the next 3 years, we thought we would give it a try. Unfortunately the food we had we had was pretty bad so I can't see returning until changes are made.
My main complaint is that the food was very bland which you would not expect for such a nice resort restaurant in this price range. I had the risotto mare which resembled rice mixed in Mac and cheese sauce with some very bland mussels, clams, and shrimp (actually have the heads on which is fine but only 1 of them had a tail to eat). My wife had the mahi mahi pasta with a lime sauce I think and it was equally bland. There just wasn'tuch color or flavor to the dishes at all, not even a little bit. We did have the calamari appetizer as well and it was pretty good, but I laughed when I bit into a "beak" of a squid (not kidding and it was somewhat sharp too)!
All in all, it's a lovely setting, the service is fantastic, but the food we had was well below average and I would even go so far as to say terrible. If you want Italian in Kapolei, you're better off going to Assagio's.
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August 30, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. First and foremost, we would like to thank you for dining with us and welcome you to the community. We sincerely apologize for your disappointment in the food quality you were served at the time. We have followed up with our team to ensure such a situation does not recur. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you will give us another chance to create a new impression.
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