Mediocre food, great service, exceptional view
First off, I was definitely looking forward to this meal. It was my ""special"" meal of the visit as I knew it would be pricier and I was craving fish. The description of the fish special (blackened ahi) made it my choice. I ended up having the tenderloin on a hot rock as an appetizer and the blackened ahi as my main dish. The ahi was supposed to be seared (basically raw inside), which is exactly how I like it.
The asiago sourdough rolls with mango and fig butter were amazing. The duo went well together and the servers were quick to bring another roll around.
The tenderloin was very good and a pretty sizeable portion. It was presented well and was fun to eat - sometimes you had to place your slice of meat back on the rock to cook it a bit. I was by myself, but this would have been lots of fun with another person.
Needless to say, I was excited for the ahi. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed. Instead of being seared it was almost cooked. It was a weird inbetween - not just seared and not quite cooked so it was flaky. The cut was ok and gave you enough to be full, especially with the purple mashed veggie they served the ahi on. The seasoning rub was a little too peppery. I like spicey, but this was too much of one spice and ended up being a little too much at the end. I saw other people's dishes (steak and lobster) and they looked like much better options.
My waiter was attentive and nice. He realized I probably didn't want too much attention as I was alone, but made sure I never wanted for anything. The view is the novelty. It's a revolving restaurant, so you get a 360 degree view of Wai'ki'ki. I was there for about 45 minutes to an hour and I think I saw most of the 360 degrees. I'm not sure how long it would take to complete a revolution.
Overall, I personally wouldn't return. The novelty is good once, but I ended up paying 50 dollars for a meal I wasn't quite satisfied with. Maybe the meat is better.