Azure is certainly one of the best restaurants in Waikiki, with top marks for food quality, taste and freshness as well as unmatchable service and an oceanfront view. Restaurant patrons rave about the tasting menu, which offers five courses with optional wine pairings, like the Kauai Shrimp. Locally raised shrimp is marinated with arugula pesto and served on an Asian pear with locally harvested baby arugula salad, tossed in a creamy ume (Japanese plum) vinaigrette, a favored taste in traditional Japanese cuisine. Azure specializes in five-star seafood, served oceanfront just steps from the sandy beach. Every dish here is an absolute winner.
For eighty-five years the “Pink Palace” has been the standard of style and luxury in Waikiki. Today the Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, redefines that role through its flagship restaurant, Azure. Offered are ‘small plates’ to taste, ‘large plates’ to indulge, and today’s selection of fresh fish straight from the morning auction. Azure’s chefs have a knack for reinventing contemporary dishes with intricate flare as local ingredients shine throughout the menu in beautiful presentations, with the keenest attention to detail. Dine inside the elegant restaurant or reserve an oceanfront cabana for a more exclusive and private affair. Pair with a glass from Azure’s extensive wine list, and savor an island experience that is beyond compare.