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Review of Ola at Turtle Bay Resort - CLOSED

Ola at Turtle Bay Resort
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Hawaiian, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Turtle Bay Resort
Transit: The bus comes every 30 minutes.
Description: Chef Fred DeAngelo delights guests with his innovative “Contemporary Hawaiian Cuisine” and partners with local farmers to offer the freshest island products in his dishes. Hau’ula Vine-Ripe Tomatoes and North Shore Cattle Company Beef are just a few of the items that are incorporated daily. Fresh fish and other seafood are readily available and offered throughout the menu, along with vegetarian selections to appease all palates
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We wanted a casual place to grab lunch when we were coming in from the beach. A table outside facing the water, good service, prices were reasonable and yummy drinks. The pork sandwich was excellent, we both had it, and the menu had a good variety. The view was beautiful and now it is time for a nap! Enjoy.

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Thank marymaryloveshawaii
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Yummy food and it looks over the snorkel beach and out into the ocean. It's a great place to relax and have a nice meal.

Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I had very high expectations and hopes for this place as it was our first night in Hawaii which happened to be Valentine's day. The menu was changed out for a "set menu" with set pricing at $75 per person. I thought that was pretty steep but went for it anyway, because I really wanted to impress my wife.

The restaurant is located right on the beach in front of turtle bay resort which has incredibly stunning views of the north shore of Oahu. The candle lit tables right on the beach get five stars for the romantic category.

The waiter was an average caliber for an average restaurant. But for a $150+ tip dinner for two, it's NOT ok act like a Denny's waiter. Sure, he was nice enough, but definitely not polished, and I would advise wearing uniforms that are a little more professional.

The food (fish) was very undercooked. I told my wife to send it back, but she didn't want to make a fuss. The sauces and seasonings were OK, but nothing to write home about. The music was some local station playing. Really? How can you have an incredibly romantic setting for dinner on the beach, then play a top 40 radio station as your background? Service get 2.5 stars, Food gets 2 stars.

This restaurant could really be awesome if they made some serious changes to staff attire, service, food quality, and background music. Hopefully they'll read this and get some ideas.

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Thank showlowdoc
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great burgers and amazing Ola fries! sit at the bar where they have the bar menu with burgers and you don't have to make a reservation. They will also serve you on the beach if you sit out on the beach in front of the restaurant during the day.

Thank pedsdoc08
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We ate here for lunch and the food was decent except for the awful oily corn chowder...avoid! The view was perfect, but service was bad. We had eaten here for dinner a few years prior and had awful service but decided to give it another chance for lunch this time. I would suggest it for lunch.

Thank grlgrdgate
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