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Kahala - Arancino at The Kahala, Honolulu, HI

Arancino at The Kahala

4.8
4.8
871 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
1st Place 'Best Italian Restaurant' winner of the 2018 2019 2020 & 2021 Honolulu Magazine Hale 'Aina Awards - we invite you to enjoy our award-winning Italian cuisine in our beautiful ‘al-fresco’ setting and experience a culinary journey of Italy through Executive Chef Daisuke Hamamoto thoughtfully crafted menu – featuring fresh locally sourced products and fine ingredients imported from Italy. 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 50 premium wines from Italy and Pacific Rim countries.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 380-4400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daisuke Hamamoto

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Parking details

    Validation for valet and self-parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music Friday through Monday.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Holiday Menu TBA

    $220.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    Holiday Set menu only on December 24, 25, 31 2022, and January 1st, 2023
  • Holiday Menu TBA

    $220.00 per person

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2022
    Holiday Set menu only on December 24, 25, 31 2022, and January 1st, 2023

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What 871 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Great for fine wines

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Oahu

    Great for fine wines

  • Oahu

    Romantic

  • Oahu

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday at Arancino’s tonight. First time eating for the both of us and heard it was really good so we wanted to check it out. One of the best restaurants I’ve been at and blew expectations out the roof. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. Our server, Ken, was extremely polite and truly made our night. He was genuine and even shared with us his favorites on the menu when we had trouble selecting a dish. Thank you Ken for the amazing experience and Arancino’s for the wonderful night!
  2. JE

    JEFFP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner. Great service. We loved our evening
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    yummy food and super kind staff
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Had a TikTok meal, Cacio e Pepe and a Negroni sbagliato with Prosecco. Stunning.
  5. A

    Andy

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried Arancino for the first time and was very impressed. We couldn't decide what to order so we did the 5 course tasting with the wine pairing, making our decision process simple!! The caviar tartar pupu was excellent and the lobster bisque was lucious!! My wife's capresse was excellent, I had kind of a veggie dip concoction, interesting and good but would opt for the capresse next time. Both our pasta dishes were delicious and all wine pairings hit the spot. Only minor nitpick we might have is we were anticipating a nice port or some after dinner drink pairing with our deserts but there wasn't. Service was excellent. Overall, a very nice evening and we will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Five Stars. Amazing ambiance and knowledge of specialty Italian meats.
  7. FC

    FilippoC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and fantastic food. The closest food you can get to Italy!
  8. TF

    TheFlyingFork

    Hawaii

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best Italian in Oahu
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good delicouse
  10. EB

    ErikaB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I was impressed when I went last year, but this time I was disappointed that the food and service were not as impressive as last year.
  11. k

    kaboolie

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to go for a great meal. The tableside pasta and risotto was fun to see finished in large wheels of pecorino romano and parmigiano reggiano. Staff is so welcoming and knowledgeable. The Kahala Resort is a wonderful setting for a unique Italian dinner.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    新婚旅行の最後の晩餐で利用しました。スタッフの方がにこにこ笑顔で親切に対応頂き、とても素敵な時間を過ごせました!
  13. CN

    CaptainNemo

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting food and friendly staff. Would come again.
  14. W

    Waterboy

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great date night last night. The food was excellent again and Josh, AJ, and everyone who helped us gave us an awesome experience. Tyler even stopped by our table to say “hello”. My wife said from now on when we’re craving Italian we are coming to Arancino Kahala even though it’s much farther for us. Sorry Noe :(
  15. MB

    MattB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele and the entire staff were amazing. Highly recommend this hidden gem!
  16. KG

    KellyG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant. Disappointed in the owner's pizza. Absolutely no flavor. It was our first night in Hawaii at the Kahala too my dinner wasn't better
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husbands birthday. It was awesome. This was our second time coming here and we got great service from Keola. He was so pleasant and always checked up on us. We will be back in the future.
  18. KK

    KenK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Honolulu. Ambiance and service is second to none, but the food, so mouthwatering and exquisite. Wine selection and pairing is also a bonus.
  19. RM

    RobynM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and fabulous service - had to forget about the Aussie peso exchange rate - it was all worth it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the staff was first class. Thank you for the experience!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    ハネムーンで利用しました。
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The course menu is well thought out and the wine pairing was perfect. Portions were good as well
  23. AR

    AROD

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything was very good. We especially appreciate Maria, the hostess, and Carrie, the waitress. Both ladies are excellent in so many ways.
  24. D

    Drew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arancino at the Kahala is always reliable for an excellent meal. It is one of the few places I go where no dish is disappointing (I'm really picky). The service is wonderful. It feels nice being almost like a terrace-café and then to walk the Kahala Hotel's beach for a few minutes before heading home. The calamari is not to be missed, but everything was wonderful.
  25. j

    jpeepz

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful experience here! Ordered the sangria for the two of us and loved it so much, from the taste to the presentation. Then on to lobster bisque so good we almost asked for seconds 🦞 We had the carbonara and bolognese, both of which were some of the best bites we've ever had on the islands. We closed with a delightfully decadent dessert and late harvest pinot noir not even on the menu that the server brought as a special option. We so loved the experience front to back at Arancino. We can't wait to go back!
  26. f

    foodfan

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the waitstaff were so friendly! The chef brought out the most beautiful birthday dessert. We all left so happy.
  27. PL

    PlanoLuvinit

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great, service and his recommendations all added to our experience. Pasta was fresh and just right portion. Kitchen was a bit slow.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ハネムーンで利用させていただきました。 きめ細かいサービスと美味しいお料理で、食後に結婚記念日のお祝いのデザートも用意してくださり、とても素敵な時間を過ごせました。 またぜひ利用させていただきます。
  29. TA

    TonyA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Arangina. Service and food were excellent. We would definitely go again! Tim is an outstanding waiter....but all the servers were great.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Seafood spaghetti. Two shrimp cut in 4 chunks 2 scallops. Cut in chunks. Ver small portion of seafood. Not worth it. 90z steak cut up pupils style and placed hot on wilted arugula .Attentive waiters and ambience fine. Very disappointed w the cook.
  31. P

    Purpleloverpml

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole experience..food, service, staff, inside ac settings...
  32. HS

    HSBDChris

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went here on our vacation and it was amazing. The food was absolutely incredible and the service was beyond amazing. The gentleman who took care of us was considerate and offered great suggestions. Everyone was helpful and just so lovely. It was nice to feel so incredibly welcomed and we both felt like it was a great experience. My husband had the steak and I had the lamb. Both were unbelievable and cooked to perfection. I had an Arancino to drink and that was perfect too. Also? The tiramisu was the perfect ending to the meal. I’d love to go there again and I’m so glad we went this time. If it sounds like I’m overly complimentary, I’m not. I could go on but I’ll stop now. Lol. Seriously, this was an experience and I’m grateful to have had it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    とても良かったです!記念日やお祝いにおすすめです!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    しっかりとマネージメントされたお店と感じました。
  37. MD

    MelayD

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful location with the most professional staff. I came with a few girlfriends for a birthday dinner. I made a reservation on Open Table and had to change the # in party several times by calling the restaurant. They handled it extremely well and accommodated our day of changes. We had several appetizers, a few are a bit costly considering how much food is in the appetizer. The pesto that comes with the complimentary bread is delicious. We also ordered a few pasta entres. Black squid ink pasta had lots of fans at the table. It's light and flavorful. The carbonara is different than how it's traditionally made and a bit heavy but also tasty. Lastly, they surprised us with a very small happy birthday pastry. It was a beautiful dessert. With happy birthday written in chocolate sauce on the plate. I did indicate on the reservation that it was a birthday dinner so it was nice that they took note of that.
  38. GL

    GinaL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding Italian restaurant hidden in Waikiki. The arancini are delicious!
  39. GH

    GilbertH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, food was great, service was wonderful. Will be back!
  40. J

    Jilly

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    I was quite disapointed with our dinner at Arancino at the Kahala. The main course, pasta with shrimp and scallops, was small, about a cup and a half of pasta, one scallop cut in half and maybe 1 and 1/2 shrimp cut into pisces for $38! The sauce was good. We past on an appetizer, because we thought the main course would be substantial. For desert I had the the fruit sorbet, which was again small, 2 scoops, 1 strawberry and about 6 blueberry's. The next folks on the table next to us had the pizza, which was large and looked good. Overall we felt it was overpriced and overrated. It was our last night at the Kahala, we thought we would have a memorable dinner to end our vacation, but we came away feeling cheated.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Arancino at The Kahala offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 380-4400.

Arancino at The Kahala is rated 4.8 stars by 871 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Arancino at The Kahala

5000 Kahala Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816-5411

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Validation for valet and self-parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daisuke Hamamoto

  • Entertainment

    Live music Friday through Monday.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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