Something new after many visits
Sarento's has always been a wonderful experience, especially for dining with visitors or enjoying special occasions. After many visits, we had the privilege of watching the decanting of fine wine at the next table - never seen the mechanical contraption or process at any other restaurant. Our guests absolutely loved the food, view, and experience.
The very minor slip was that the waiter did not refill the after-dinner coffee until dessert was consumed and was specifically requested. Bravo otherwise!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
After you park walk around the front of the bldg to go inside for the elevator. The view as we went up the elevator was breathtaking. After we were seated our waiter told us Happy Anniversary (as I had informed the restaurant when making reservations) Our waiter was very attentive and every dish he described sounded delightful. I chose the chicken rigatoni and my husband had double stuffed pork chops. The flatbread we had with the curry hummus was so good. Our food arrived and my rigatoni serving looked small in the big plate. But it was tasty and I couldn't finish it all. My husbands pork chops were very good! After dinner he brought out a complimentary Tiramisu for our special occasion. It was a great experience we will never forget.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view and service were spectacular. The serving were a bit small for the price.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, but although
Food was great, but although we requested a seat where we could see the sunset, we were seated at probably the worst table in the place. A desireable table was vacant during our entire meal.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Views
I found the wait staff extremely attentive and pleasant. The meals were very good with the exception of the calamari appetizer.(too much frying for my taste). The views of Honolulu are magnificent!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to eat
Great service and staff treated our party with respect and smiles. Great food!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a special occasion
Nuff said, had a great time with the wife there for date night. Pricey, but that's to be expected. Beautiful view, all the staff were very, very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable about the food, drinks, and specials.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Setting
My daughter and I went on a Monday night and had a very good meal. I was particularly impressed by the entertainment - Jeff LInsky - who put on an outstanding show. The great food and entertainment were perfect.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were "blown away" by the view, the food and the service. It's a must for anyone visiting Honululu. The glass elevator ride up the side of the hotel (overlooking Honululu harbor) is stunning. The view from the restaurant (30 stories up) was incredible - our table overlooked Honululu harbor. The food was nothing short of spectacular. We had appetizers and they were equally impressive. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary during our stay in Honolulu and this was a true highlight of our trip. In a stroke of luck, there was a fireworks show off the beach which we had clear visibility to from our table (right outside our window in fact). A stunning way to enhance the already fantastic experience.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very attentive and helpful without being overwhelming. Great view for Friday night fireworks. We will definitely go back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family and I's dining experience here was great! We got great seats by the window with a beautiful view of the city. Service was exceptional, staff was always around and was very kind. Food was awesome and staff gave great recommendations on the menu and knew the menu well. Overall, the experience here was great.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Stunning View
This was our first dinner at Sarento's and we can't wait to go back. Starting with the glass elevator you take to the restaurant, it was an amazing experience. For appetizers we tried the escargot, calamari and the caprese salad. All were excellent. For entrees we tried the osso buco, the spaghetini with filet mignon meatballs and the veal durini. The food was outstanding. And on Friday nights, the restaurant has a perfect view of the fireworks from the Hilton. We loved our dinner at Sarento's so much that we are going back this week!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great dining experience!
I had the Prime New York Steak and my wife had the Double Pork Chop...it was excellent! And for dessert we had the Chocolate Volcano...a must have! Comfortable atmosphere and great scenic view.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow what an awesome experience!
Sarento's was terrific! The view was sensational and we had a great table, back corner. The escargot was divine and the fresh island catch was to die for! Wait staff was excellent and described everything. It was so hard to decide. My girlfriend had the seafood divolo, I think that's what that was but it was large and had huge pieces of shellfish inside, very impressed. Pricing was moderate and I have to say again, the view was exceptional!!!! Make reservations, it does get crowded....During the work week is better, but for weekends, make reservations at least a week in advance. This restaurant is in high demand....
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best view and Good Food Too
Often at restaurants with a view, it seems you the nicer the view the more ordinary the food. Not so at Sarento's. We liked our dinner there so much that we went back a week later. The food is quite good and more interesting that you would find at a typical Italian restaurant. We loved the spaghetti with filet mignon meatballs and the stuffed pork chop. For appetizers the caprese salad with fried gnocchi instead of croutons was excellent. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list. Finally, a word about the view. It is spectacular, with a panoramic view of Waikiki, the marina and the ocean. On Friday nights, it provides an amazing view of the fireworks at the Hilton.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great view. Food taste good and presentation was great.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time dining there. We Loved riding that elevator so we rode it twice before being escorted to our table :) upon exiting the elevator the atmosphere was already pleasent for the ocassion. Its always nice to be greeted by a beautiful hostess :) The Staff and service was very nice and helpful. Great menu and wine list! My wife enjoyed her cocktail twice :) The food was very delicious! Complements to the chief and the rest of the kitchen staff. The only cons that i have would be for our 10yr anniversary it would've been nice if sarento's could have made it a bit more memorable for us. noted When Making reservations. As we haved experience with other restraunts for our special occasions. Overall We had an awesome time Thank you!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful sunset dinner
It had been several years since we dined here, but I remembered how much I liked their osso bucco. I requested a booth with a sunset view. Upon arrival we were cheerfully greeted and promptly seated in a lovely booth with a fantastic view of the setting sun. Our waiter was very professional and knowledgeable of the menu. I had the tenderloin carpaccio to start. It was very tender,delicious and a very generous portion size. My entree was the osso bucco and it was every bit as good as I remembered with a Barolo based reduction sauce. The entire evening was very romantic. We will not wait so long to revisit.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
Had three waiters serving us for our 30th anniversary. Food and service were very good. Excellent experience.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Sarrento's several times and like to take out of state visitors there for a special dining experience. We are never disappointed. Servers are very attentive but unobtrusive. Food was excellent, beautifully presented and full of flavor. We had a wonderful evening and look forward to pur next visit.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view was Awesome! So was the food and the service. Overall a great dining experience. Thank you!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Service and delicious foo
My husband and I went to Sarento's to celebrate our marriage. The staff were friendly, the service excellent, the food was amazing and the atmosphere perfect for a celebrating couple. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant experience I've had in years... The service there was outstanding, their servers were professional and well versed on the menu, and the food was to die for... A great way to celebrate my fiance's birthday... We will definitely be coming back soon!!!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at Sarento's this past Saturday night. It was a perfect place for an intimate dinner, with a view. Loved it. We really enjoyed the food, too. Loved the escargo, Caesar salad, and the shrimp scampi.
We will definitely go back to Sarento's. We love the romantic atmosphere and the great good.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of the Ilikai Hotel; gorgeous
Top of the Ilikai Hotel; gorgeous oceanviews from Waikiki/Diamond Head to Ewa Oahu. Good Italian cuisine, excellent wine list and attentive service. Lamb shank with red wine redictuion sauce and Opah on Okinawan sweet potato hash were very good. The filet mignon carpaccio rolled in crisp greens and garlic aioli was the dish of the night. Go on Tuesday and Friday for the Hitlon fireworks next door that explode outside the restaurant windows.
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome place for a romantic
Awesome place for a romantic night out. The Osso Bucco and rack of lamb are great dishes!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and Food
I went to Sorreto's for my 10th Anniversary and Birthday celebration.. The service was great and the food delicious... Highly recommended in Honolulu..
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a special event!
Ask for a table along the window with a diamond head view!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sorento's was absolutely lovely. The view was wonderful and the service was great. The food was good, but not amazing. You are primarily paying for the experience here, which I would still argue was very worth it.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked this at very short notice and was more than pleasantly surprised. Lovely restaurant with excellent staff along with eith stunning views make this a must for anyone visiting Honolulu.
Thank you for a memorable evening.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Great view!
I had friends from the mainland come visit and they definitely wanted a nice meal and someplace with a view. When I made the reservation at Sarento's I requested a table to view the sunset as our reservation was for 5:30pm. Perfect table, perfect view!! I had the Opah and it was tender not dry, also perfect. It was quiet and the background music low so it was easy to have a good conversation. This was especially helpful since I am hard of hearing and my date also has hearing loss. As we were waiting to take the elevator down, the fireworks over the water started (it was a friday evening). We stayed to watch and it totally completed the evening for us.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just one thing...
Invited my mom and 3 friends to the restaurant. Ambience, service, view, all very nice. Did not enjoy the filet mignon meatballs, but all else was fine. Just one thing....later noticed we were charged for 6 meals when there were only 5 of us and we only ordered 5 meals. :(
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food + Location
Great view and really good food. I had the potstickers (veal shank) + the filet meatballs and spaghetti.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fireworks shows are awesome!
Fireworks shows are awesome! Appertizers are awesome. Service is great!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time.....Restaurant had it all.....view, great food, and service! The fireworks was a great end to our dinner.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Sarento's for our anniversary and it was well suited to us. We sat at a nice table with view toward Peal Harbor and the airport. The service was great, but pleasantly sparse. The menu selection is diverse, with touches of local, but primarily Italian cuisine. My pan fried opah was great, with a surprisingly sweet sauce. My wife;s filet mignon was very good, though it was cooked just a tiny bit more than medium rare, as she requested. The desert menu looked great, we were only able to eat the chocolate vocano with melting mac nut gelato...awesome!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb All Around
We went for our anniversary and I put that info on our reservation through open table. They gave us a great table with a beautiful view of the ocean and Diamond Head. The service was impeccable. The wine recommendation was exactly what I was looking for. It was a great experience all around. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tiramisu was wonderful -- one of the best I have ever had. The calamari was also excellent. The filet and ceasar salad were also very good. The ahi was okay but nothing special. Used to be a great seafood restaurant but doesn't seem to do seafood as well as they used to.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant atop the
Great restaurant atop the Ilikai hotel, upscale dining, great views of the city and beach. Seated next to the windows, you seem to float high in the sky, an added thrill. Nice menu, selections for all. Food very well prepared, cooked just right, very tasty, nice sauces. Nice wine list, primarily Italian but other country selections also. Service was excellent. Server explained specials well and knew all menu items we asked about. Server there when needed but did not hover. A very nice dining experience. An added bonus, there are fireworks visibile on Tuesday and Friday night, spectactular view from the restaurant. And a outdoor glass elevator to wisk you to the top of the hotel to the restaurant. Definitely be back when in Oahu again.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Service Good Food
The only downside was the other diners. At about 745pm fireworks can be viewed, the problem with this is that other diners push and shove themselves right into your table making it impossible to continue your meal. I asked for a table near the window for the best viewing... What I didn't know is this type of stampede was allowed.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made early reservations, since our group can be a bit noisy when we are having fun. The service was exquisite from the greeting to the end of the meal. The food was presented beautifully, and was tasty (try the filet mignon meatballs!) We were honoring a friend that night, and were surprised when the staff brought a wonderful dessert with a candle. Beautiful view as a bonus,
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food, great view!
At the recommendation of the owner of the Ilikai condo I am staying in here in Honolulu, my friends and I had dinner at Sarento's at the top of the Ilikai on Friday night. The view from our table of the city below was beautiful, the service impeccable, and with so many delicious options on the menu, it was difficult to make a selection. We all started with a small Caesar Salad, and two of us had the Double Pork Chop, one had the Pan Seared Opah and the other had the Fettuccini and Tiger Prawn Scampi. All of the entree's were outstanding, as were the side dishes that accompanied them. We also happened to be in the restaurant during the semi-weekly Waikiki fireworks show, which added to our evening. I would recommend Sarento's to anyone.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cannot begin to describe how great our experience was. Wine,cocktails,small plates to dinner. Was excellent. I usually don't care for the traditional tomato sauce. But this was a perfect amount and did not overwhelm the deliciousness. Go enjoy you won't be sorry!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at it's best
We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Sarento's for our anniversary. The food, the wine, the service and especially the ambience and the view were the best we have ever experienced. They made us feel very special on our special day - we would recommend the restaurant to everyone who would like a memorable experience in fine dining.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a little difficult to find when you arrive. There is a special elevator that will get you there. Ask for directions, or you will be wandering around for a while. We we're greeted by the cutest, sweetest host and shown to our window seat overlooking the city. The wait staff was top notch, and the food was second too none. This is a hidden gem.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to view the fire works
This restaurant has a great view of the fire works at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Friday evenings in Waikiki. Ask for Diamond Head side seating in the restaurant if you want to view them. The food and service is very good and price is reasonable. The wine list is extensive and has a large number of selections under $60.00 per bottle. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an enjoyable experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st year anniversary!
This is me and my wife first year marriage anniversary and I wouldn't have spent it any where else but here. It was our second time here and we fell in love with the overall experience the first time we dined here.I boast and bragg to my clients all the time about the sorrento experience and that's my honest opinion taking in consideration I've been to most of the fine dining restaurants in Oahu. Better bang for your buck!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are still talking about it!
I took my family here as a special occasion and reserved on open table. They promptly seated us. The service was top notch. The view was lovely (although I'm sure sunset is even better). I was with two very picky women (one is a caterer and the other use to own a restaurant) and for the first time in my life noone had anything to complain about! In fact,they couldn't stop complimenting my great choice.
Everything from the appetizers to the main courses (we loved the Opah and I hear the filet mignon was also very good) was great.
I'm glad that we found this restaurant. We had ended up there because some of the larger chain restaurant's (roys,etc) were booked for the evening but it was serendipitous. I'm glad we found it! We will be back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing View and Great Food
The view is truly amazing. Really great service and food. Found the whole experience very enjoyable and plan on returning frequently.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Sarento's. Great service, great food, great view. What more can you ask.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM