The Royal Hawaiian's Azure Chef Jon Matsubara Announces New Menu

The Royal Hawaiian, the iconic pink hotel in Waikiki with a huge history and a bigger heart, has announced a new menu - The Taste of Azure - care of  Executive Chef Jon Matsubara.  In the latest food craze to sweep the islands, the Azure Restaurant is now serving a five-course menu featuring unique island dishes prepared with local-caught seafood and locally sourced ingredients.  The “Taste of Azure” menu is offered nightly from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for $65 per person or $85 per person with wine pairings. 

Executive Chef Jon Matsubara gives his new menu a whirl

The “Taste of Azure” menu consists of the following menu items:

Azure Sashimi, Hawaiian Yellow Tail Ahi, Japanese Hamachi, Avocado & Watermelon Radish Salad, Ginger Vinaigrette, Papadum Crisp

Wine Pairing:  Crois de Susana Balbo Malbec Rose’


Ocean Cappuccino

Dungeness Crab & Black Tiger Shrimp



Kona Lobster Tail Risotto

Marinated Tomato, Saffron, Waialua Asparagus

Wine Pairing:  BEX Riesling


Braised Veal & Quail Egg

Hamakua Mushroom, Taro & Brandy Puree, Liquid Parmesan

Wine Pairing:  Vita Nova Merlot by Jim Clendenen


Kula Strawberries & Fior Di Latte

Balsamic & Cinnamon Fadrizzle

"We are excited to share this amazing menu of locally sourced seafood that’s been carefully prepared with special ingredients unique to the islands,” says Chef Matsubara.

Azure provides the ultimate dining experience in a relaxing and sophisticated setting with  spectacular views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach.  For restaurant reservations or more information, please contact the Starwood dining desk at 921-4600 or e-mail [email protected].  Four-hour complimentary self or valet parking is available.

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