The Four Seasons brand connotes grace, elegance and discernment, which can also imply a degree of formality and stiffness that’s far from fun. But that’s not the case with its Fish House restaurant, which is as far from stodgy as can be. The idea of seafood towers and shellfish simmers is synonymous with summer fun, and that’s the spirit exuded here.
Ko Olina might be only 25 miles away from the heart of downtown Honolulu, but it feels like a world away when you’re able to leave your cares behind, and one can’t help but take a deep, relaxed breath the moment one is seated here.
Dishes of burgers, steaks and seafood are presented in a room with a rustic, beachy vibe that suits the location mere steps from sand and sea. The interior looks like a page torn from Coastal Living magazine with picturesque details including exposed wood rafters; a lounge area appointed with woven-basket wall decor and throw pillows in nautical colors; a bar graced with stylized fish scale tiles; and hanging features such as fishing nets and glass floats. It would be easy to go overboard with a theme like this, but it’s more aspirational than kitschy, occupying a space we’d all like to live in.
Any time you start feeling particularly uptight as the busy fall season approaches, sharing a few tropical libations with friends can help you find a moment of calm, such as the Pineapple Elyx-ir comprising pineapple juice, vodka, pomegranate, hibiscus, Champagne and bitters, served in a bronze-colored, pineapple-shaped vessel. When the crown is removed, it becomes the base of a pineapple chalice. Nondrinkers will find refreshment in handcrafted sodas, cold-pressed juices and kombucha.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
92-1001 Olani Street, Ko Olina, HI 96707
Hours: Lunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dinner 5 to 11 p.m. daily; happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. daily.
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