Arancino at The Kahala

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$31 to $50
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Italian
1st place 'Best Italian Restaurant' winner of the 2018 & 2019 Hale 'Aina Awards, Arancino at The Kahala showcases a modern take on classic Italian dishes made with fine ingredients imported from Italy combined with local products from land and sea. An after dinner menu also featuring dessert creations by our patissier and after dinner drinks are also available for your enjoyment.
In addition, an extensive wine list designed by Shinya Tasaki, winner of the World's Best Sommelier Award, features 100 premium wines from Italy and Pacific Rim countries.
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DT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average food. Paltry portions. High priced sliced beef came on a bed of leaves. Overpriced routine Manhattan ($18).

LH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

VW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I ordered from the "Restaurant Week"menu. I think I've make a mistake in doing that. Although it allowed me to taste the different foods in smaller portion which I like. Food may be pre-prepared. It remind me of going to a wedding banquet and the food was not prepare when it is ordered. Therefore it resulted in lacking the quality of a better dining experience.

BK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very enjoyable evening reminiscent of our time in Italy. The courtyard was like a bit of Tuscany and the accordion music furnished the right touch.The service was superb! Would have knocked us off our chairs if"Happy Birthday" was sung in Italian. A great big BRAVO!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても素晴らしく素敵な場所でした!
またハワイに来たら行きたいです。リピート間違いなし!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahalo to our server Michelle and the Manager Maria!!! My Wife and I had the greatest table for our anniversary, tucked in the corner under the stars, nice and quiet as we listened to a man play the accordion. Food was fantastic and service was extraordinary!! Definitely recommend this spot!!!!!!

HA
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

芸能人やテレビで美味しい 美味しいって云われてるから楽しみに行ったのですが、まあ普通よりちょっと上だと感じました。まあ味覚って人それぞれ ハワイを美味しいもの探すのは難しい…

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best authentic Italian in Hawaii. Hands down. Great service.

YU
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had enjoye family lunch at arancino kahala! magro tartar is totally my recommend!

V
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chose Arancino for lunch since my friend had not eaten there before. The staff was very friendly from our arrival to our departure. Was quite impressed with our server. She was very informative, friendly and efficient. The food was awesome. Great presentation and very delicious.My friend was very happy with her first experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Waiter Christopher (?i think?) and all wait staff was super awesome, food awesome, reception/hostesses were way awkward and kinda rude-but I think they were just nervous or something-was a weird intro to an otherwise perfect meal.
Not to nitpick, but I did notice that the lighting is kinda harsh. Recommend some dimmer bulbs or shades to better direct the light.
Otherwise-awesome :)

Arancino at The Kahala
Responded on November 13, 2019

This is Momoyo Fowler, Arancino Guest Services. Thank you for visiting Arancino at The Kahala and giving us your feedback. I’m sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. We will make use of your opinion and we will try our best to improve the services. Thank you again for your feedback.

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h
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent‼︎
全ての品が美味しく、サービスも良く、とても素晴らしいレストランでした。
是非、カハラホテルに宿泊した際には予約して行った方が良いと思います。

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with delicious food and amazing service

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とてもおいちかった。
駐車料金には注意!

Arancino at The Kahala
Responded on November 13, 2019

アランチーノ ゲストサービスのモモヨ・ファウラーと申します。この度は、アランチーノ・アット・ザ・カハラへご来店いただき、また貴重なご意見をいただき誠にありがとうございました。カハラホテルの駐車場に駐車された旨をお申し付けいただきますと、無料のスタンプを差し上げております。お手数をおかけいたしますが、その日の状況につきましてinfo@arancino.net まで詳細をお知らせいただけましたら幸いです。いただいたご意見を生かし、こうしたことのないようサービス向上に心掛けていく所存でおります。またのご来店をお待ちしております。

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AA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I love the "Arancino" at the Kahala, so whenever we visit Hawaii, we cannot miss to make a reservation! The atmosphere is very nice and romantic, the service is good, and everything of the menu is delicious! It is not an unexpensive ristorante, so it will be great for a very special date!

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

From the northeast, probably should have lower standards for Italian but spoiled with the North End. Ok food, excellent service.

GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with excellent and knowledgeable service.

JA
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need to provide bigger bottles of sparkling water. Food was great, service was great also.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

レンタカーでカハラ店に行ったが、日本人が結構いた。
雰囲気、料理とも最高❗️

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A
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our most favorite restaurant for lunch.
It was my last day in Hawaii, I picked Arancino without doubt before going back to Japan.
Unit pasta, Robster linguine delicious, lunch set menus so much worth it.

RW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Second time at this restaurant. First was fine, last visit my wife and I each ordered the Whole Main Lobster, we each got 1/2 of the same small lobster.
One claw each too, how obvious was that.
Flavor was flat.

KL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a perfect evening. Nick made our dining experience very enjoyable.

A
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good. Great service. I was just a little cold. Restrooms outside restaurant, into hotel. Easy to find and clean.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

EP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very small portions slow service and no large 1 pt bottle of sparkling water available

WJ
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As usual, great service and food and a comfortable atmosphere for a birthday celebration. Always enjoy Arancino Kahala and look forward to coming back again. Love the food here!

SS
San Francisco
157 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This was not our first time at Arancia. Our last visit was perfect and that is why we reserved this evening. There were five of us celebrating a birthday for our friend. The best part of the evening was our server, Jason, and his helpers. He was attentive, friendly and professional. Two of our group didn’t like their meals. The manager was very apologetic about it. The birthday guest was treated very well. The most negative parts of the meal were 1. The noise level and 2. The reception young woman. She had a rather haughty attitude when we asked for our seating preference which we did not get. We understood that both our choices were reserved already but we did not find her to be either friendly or accommodating. All five of us decided that we would not return another time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

今日はワイン好きの妻と田崎真也セレクションのペアリングメニューを楽しみました。
真ん中の5メニューコースで130ドル。
料理も素晴らしく、ワインも意外性もあり、非常に楽しめました。
なお、さすがカハラホテルのレストランで
食事していたら赤西くんと黒木メイサ夫妻が来たり、その隣の席には林修先生家族がいました。
ワイキキからUber で16ドルくらいで行けます。
次のハワイ旅行でも来ようと思いました。

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RR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Came out hot and tasted amazing!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

最上級のサービスとお料理です。ありがとうございました。

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TO
Kyushu Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

家内の誕生日にお祝いまでいただき感謝しております。気さくな料理長と記念撮影までいただきました。来年また伺いたいと思います。

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

杖使用の客に対して椅子の引き下げなど配慮がない。
残念…。

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R
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years, Arancino has become our go-to for date night, anniversaries, birthdays, or truffle and pasta cravings. Our most recent visit did not disappoint as the food was just a great as ever... Service was as awesome as ever. I am very grateful to be living in a time when Arancino exists.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arancino never disappoints, it was my first time going to the Kahala location and it sure won’t be my last. Most of my favorites dishes from the Waikiki locations is at the Kahala location. Next time I’ll most likely try their course menu.

K
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

カハラホテルの玄関車寄せの脇にあるので、景観は悪いです。
車を飛ばしてカハラまで行くのは、料理のためと割り切ったほうがいいです。
ランチでしたが、どれもおいしかったです。パスタの味付けが少し塩辛いかなとも思いますが、ホノルルのイタリアンでは十分合格点ですし、ワイキキ店に比べればずっと高級感も落ち着きもあります。
店員が若く、とても気分のいい笑顔で接客してくれますが、決して馴れ馴れしさはなく、日本人好みでしょう。

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OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

ランチコースで前菜、パスタ、デザート、美味しかったです。
ワイキキのお店とは違って料理の盛りつけから楽しませてくれました。
また、機会があれば行きたいお店です。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea urchin pasta was delicious,
The soup was very impressed!

K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are always consistently very good.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss. Arianna is so good
service & very friendly .