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OLA, Kahuku

Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku , Hawaii
Tel: 808 293 0801's insider take:

Where the rinky-dink beach concession stand of Turtle Bay Resort once stood, this sexy open-air restaurant now lets the waves practically lap at your table. Ola (Hawaiian for "life") has a menu that's unique to the North Shore: Its high-end cuisine is made with decidedly local, down-to-earth ingredients. Kahuku corn chowder, ahi and lobster poke (a marinated seafood salad), local greens with lilikoi (Hawaiian passion fruit), and smoked beef tenderloin with mashed sweet potatoes are just a few of the delicious choices. Many dinner menu items come with a suggested wine pairing. Prices are a little high for the casual setting, but the ambience can't be beat—unless there's rain or stormy seas, in which case you should stay away. The zip-down fabric walls don't do much to cut the damp.

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