Dinner at Azul

It was my last night at the Ihilani, so I decided to treat myself to dinner at Azul, the hotel’s signature restaurant. They recently put together a prix fixe tasting menu for just $45 ($20 extra for wine pairing), so we wanted to try it. The tasting menu consists of one starter, an intermezzo, an entree and dessert.

Disclaimer: The public relations company for the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa did let the chef know that a bunch of twitterati were coming, so the appetizer platter is not part of the normal menu.


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To wrap up my last night at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, we decided to have dinner at Azul.

From left, Alex Dahlman, Lena Hanson, Jennifer Lieu, Gypsy Raven, and me.

Overall, we had a great time — it’s nice to have an upscale meal in a very chill environment. We never felt rushed or intimidated; it was relaxing to be able to enjoy a good meal and good company, and the staff did their best to make us feel comfortable.

My recommendation? Go with a big appetite, as their food is very filling. We had to take boxes to go! I don’t know how the tourists do it.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
92-1001 Olani St.


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