As the elevator took us up to the 6th floor of the Trump Tower Waikiki, it was a sight to behold. We were immediately at awe of the view as the sun began to set (5:30 p.m.) along the cityscape of Waikiki.
The service here was beyond phenomenal and our cup was filled up with water at all times (Huge factor when dining out to us). We weren’t able to see it this time but guests are able to see fireworks every Friday night (after the sunsets – 7:45PM) from any position throughout the lounge. They also have a bar to enhance the sights and aid in relaxation.
Two very considerable traits this lounge included are FREE VALET when dining at the Wai’olu and that it’s open to the public! That’s right! This isn’t a closed off “only for hotel guests” location. Locals and visitors alike are very welcome!
Daily Hours of Operation
Lunch 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Happy Hour 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Dinner 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Lunch & Sunset Hour Menu | Dinner Menu | Kids Menu
Enjoy Live Entertainment, Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
Now, on to the food!
Drinks from the Liquid Artistry menu of Wai’olu
left: Ilikea Mai Tai (Awarded the title of World’s best Mai Tai)
right: Tropical Wave (Non-Alcoholic Refreshment)
Our first and unlikely dish was the Edamame Hummus with Crispy Tortilla. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a fan of Hummus however, the cooks at The Wai’olu have perfected the taste. In short, it was delicious! The Hummus tasted more like a sweet cream spread than actual Hummus that I’ve tried in the past.
Our second dish were three Mini Loco Mocos. An average size adult could finish it with one bite but don’t let its size fool you! The taste of a regular size loco moco was compacted into what looked like a meatball with a Quail egg to top it off, giving it that famous Loco Moco look – and taste!
Another unlikely dish we had was the Firecracker Sushi Roll. This dish is great for those who crave a little heat in their meal – it was a little spicy but perfect for those who aren’t accustomed to that fiery sensation. I should note that the only real sushi I eat on occasion is Spicy Ahi Poke (A local favorite in Hawaii). Other than that, I am not a real fan of fish but again, The Wai’olu knows how to make their dishes! The Firecracker sushi did not have the fishy taste like most seafood dishes – Reid loved it and ended up eating more than half of the plate on his own!
At last, the final dish: Nachos. It’s hard to get Nachos wrong – Landon ate just about all of it. On the topic of Landon, he tried and ate every single dish. He loved it! Which is very, very rare!
To top it off, we had their world famous Mai Tai which was a great refresher after a long week!
Thank you to Wai’olu Lounge for hosting us. All opinions are our own.
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– Matt Cameron