Arancino at The Kahala

4.6
333 reviews
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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.
What 333 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing and our meal was beyond perfect.

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1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my friend’s birthday and they gave her free birthday surprised cake that was very thoughtful hospitality. My friend was very happy for that. The food was very tasty too!! Especially a pizza!!

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J
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly staff

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LC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful & delicioso food with impeccable service.

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P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better make a reservation now before it is impacted like Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck. This restaurant will soon eclipse Alan Wong’s as the best restaurant in the Islands. Fantastic menu, great wine list, fabulous service, perfect location and ambiance. The surprise is that the chef at this Italian restaurant is Japanese! What a commendable job he is doing: tiny silver spoons for the osso bucco marrow, rissoto prepared in a Parmesan cheese wheel, uni pasta. Order a glass of the white verdiccio wine to start and follow the waiters recommendations and you will be rewarded with a 5 star dining experience.
Da best!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The waiter was happy to upsell us on a wine pairing, but left us for long periods of time when the restaurant became busier. And despite our marking the reservation as a birthday dinner, he did not offer us a birthday treat (although he did offer the table nearby an anniversary treat).

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M
Palm Springs
62 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the wonderful setting at the Kahala to the terrific food and service, Alessandro and Maria and Cyrus and Royce what more can I say; Bravo.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

家族で行きました。これまでビーチウォークのアランチーノには、2度行った事があり、とても良い印象を持っていました。
今回はカハラホテルに宿泊した事もあり、初めてカハラに行きましたが、ビーチウォークとは全く別物だと思いました。
田崎真也さんがペアリングしたワインも素晴らしいものでした。
それについて店員さんに聞くと、値段が高い分、素材も料理も変えていると教えてくれました。
確かに少し遠くて高いけど、行く価値は充分にあると思います。
もし、次の機会ではホノルルに泊まっても、食事はカハラまで行きたいと思います。

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, Italian food at its finest. We had the lobster bisque for appetizers and pasta as a main; both the funghi pasta and carbonara were very tasty. For desert the deconstructed tiramisu was devine! Can highly recommend. We sat indoors which has a little different, more upscale dining ambiance than the outdoor terrace yet was still very enjoyable.

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S
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

少しお味が落ちましたか?パスタもリゾットもアルデンテではなく、少し茹ですぎ。デザートのココアプリンはとても美味しかったです。雰囲気はとても良かったと思います。サービスの方達の笑顔も素敵でした。

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and outstanding food .

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LE
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Italian food on the island!! Everything is so creatively presented, and a pleasure to savor each bite of food!! It’s close to home, and I look forward to going to Arancino!! I must have tried almost everything on the menuu, but definitely prefer the pastas over the pizzas. Desserts are soooo creative and tasty— who would’ve ever thought of combining panna cotta with shaved ice and a sorbet?? Yumm

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an overall great experience there at the restaurant. Will definitely coming back again for sure.

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1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - food is excellent, service impeccable, and ambiance fabulous!!

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GN
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three perfectly prepared lunch courses at an affordable price. Very enjoyable and relaxing experience.

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R
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing.

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BE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were seated at a very bright table outside. The inside dining room was even brighter with crying children. We asked to change our table but were told the empty tables had been "requested". Drinks were brought promptly. Caprese Salad was good except you could easily miss the the balsamic caviar. Grilled caesar was also good. Dinner was served immediately after the appetizer plates were removed. Pasta with spicy seafood was good but not spicy. Requested hot pepper flakes to rectify. Bolognese was very good. Children crying throughout the meal. Maybe take out is the answer.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

料理の質は悪くはないですが高すぎる
そこまでの価値はないと思います
あと、料理が出てくるのがやたら遅くて一つの量がかなり少ないので時間がたってお腹がいっぱいになってしまうパターンです

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MH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, food disappointing.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great greeting, smile and the service for an occasion. The food was delicious as expected and the portion was perfect.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The whole dining time was too long. We almost waited 40-50 minutes to receive our entrees. The Keiki meals and appetizers came pretty quick. The server seemed that he didn’t really care or check our orders.

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Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I expected a lot more from the dining experience. Neither my wife nor I have a desire to return.

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AT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My pasta con vongole was bland, wasn’t served with small
clam fork with which to remove clams from shells and the portion was significantly smaller than Cafe Sistina and Baci Bistro. Disappointing. Won’t return

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

My cold appetizer was not cold,kinda room temperature 🙁 it was Caviar and Amaebi, should be nice and cold ! Then matching my white wine!

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HD
Hawaii
61 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration enjoyed

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LT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. Self parking limited. Easy to make reservation on Open Table. 3-course fixed menu is a good way to order salad/appetizer, entrée and dessert at a fair price.

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j
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service on both occasions we dined in Arancino. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great, I felt like I was in Italy. Knowledgable staff who were really informative about the tasting menu and wine pairings, definitely worth a visit

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C
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pastas
Will dine again

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our daughter’s 20th Birthday

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful risotto and presentation. Pizzas excellent. Had as first course.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

アルデンテのパスタではない。
メニューが少ない。
わざわざカハラホテルまで行って食べる
お店の価値はない

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L
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely al fresco lunch. Great service!

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p
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurant experiences in a very long time. Loved the 4 course set menu and wine pairing as recommended by Jonathan. We'll be back!

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AS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience. Great service, delicious food, and good cocktails.

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JH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Reasonable pricing for a more upscale experience.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

ランチ利用、ハワイのなかではコスパ良い。料理は何でも美味しい。

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Aranchino at TheKahala,
but... near smoking area

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AN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

We were totally unlucky due to the big Silver age people party. They delayed the arrival and extended over the time so that our reservataion time was overrided. We thought Arantino should manage big party as well as existing reservation professionally. By the way, the service and food were so excellent.

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c
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the staff was outstanding. Made our dining experience, memorable. We will go back again.

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