Arancino at The Kahala
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.
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.
Food was great and the staff was outstanding. Made our dining experience, memorable. We will go back again.
Took my wife for her birthday dinner. It was a cool blustery night outside but warm and welcoming inside. The food was excellent and the service attentive. This just became a new favorite.
There was a construction going and was noisy.
Food was ok but not as good as I remembered.
Presentation of bread was changed also.
Thank you for giving wonderful time.
Everything was great! Mahalo.
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A few misses with miscommunication with the waiter but could see waiter was trying to give excellent service but English isn't his first language. Fresh clams were delicious and hands down the favorite pasta dish was the Pappardelle all Bolognese. It is one of the best pasta dishes I've had, very flavorful and generous with the wagyu beef.
My favorite of their 3 locations. The setting and accordion player gives that Italy atmosphere.
The lobster bisque has to be the best on the island. Service is alway excellent. The food also excellent & considering its at the Kahala, prices are reasonable.
Very nice. Very good food and wine and very good service.
Excellent meal, service and experience. Location - great- parking not an issue and not crowed.
Of all the restaurants at the Kahala Resort, this experience was average. Overpriced for the Italian fare and seating was near kitchen and restrooms with a reservation. Would
Went after watching 1st round of 2019 Sony Open at Waialae golf course. The food at Arancinos was AMAZING. First time eating there and we will be back for sure. The service of Cyrus was excellent.
Best Italian restaurant I have experienced a while.
My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion and I was craving a good plate of pasta. Arancino did not disappoint! The service was impeccable and the food was so delicious. we had the Insalata Caprese, Impepata di Vongole, Pappardelle alla Bolognese and the Tagliatelle ai Frutti de Mare. My pappardelle was probably the best I have had on island and the house made mozarella in the caprese was yummy! We would recommend Arancino for your next night out!
Much improved, in the past not outstanding, but this time it was first class.
Excellent food, beautifully presented, with careful, friendly and professional service. The lunch special is a great deal. It’s like getting dessert for free the portions are all full sized and importantly very tasty. Fresh baked bread is always a treat.
This has become a go to place for casual birthday for our family.
Everything was great.
Uni pasta was amazing.
What can I say? The food was fabulous, from the appetizer to the desert. Four friends celebrated holiday lunch and we ordered four different items from the prix fixe lunch menu. I got to taste the wagyu beef pasta, risotto, carbonara, and calamari pasta. Yummmmm. Service was outstanding. Five stars definitely.
Beautiful setting,great service and delicious meal
Got a nice "happy birthday" dessert for my sister!
Excellent first experience at Arancino. Food was flavorful, delicious and well presented. Service was friendly and professional, top notch! Wine pairing was spot on.
What a pleasant experience! With valet parking at the Kahala Hotel and lovely grounds to explore before or after dinner, Arancino is beautifully and conveniently located. Service was impressive. Wine was expensive.
The food was great. Our server was very friendly and caring. The only thing we were disappointed was that we asked to box our leftover, but we noticed our steak wasn’t packed in our bag when we got home. Other than that, it was a nice dining experience.
We arrived 6 minutes early and the hostess told us that she just sat a bunch of people. So she could not seat us until it was closer to our reservations (which was in 6 minutes) due to wait staff unable to service too many people at once. We asked if we would be seated in 6 minutes. She said yes. And that we could wait in the lobby and she would come find us.
8 minutes pass and no one came to get us. So we approached the hostess and she waved to us that she was ready to seat us.
The only table available was directly in the sun. We asked if we could be moved and she said there were no other tables available. But something might open later. She offered to lower the blinds but it didn’t block out the sun. It was unbearably hot. Our waitress approached us. And suggested that a table indoors might open in 20 minutes and she could move us there. But we didn’t think we could survive in the direct sunlight. We told her we appreciated it but would just skip lunch and leave.
Her manager (Maria) offered for us to sit at the bar and she would move us to a table as soon as one opens. And offered us to order our food so that when a table was ready we could eat immediately.
Maria and Linsey (waitress) went above and beyond to not only apologize for the unavailability of a table that wasn’t in direct line of the sun but did make a point to check in with us regularly to insure we were comfortable.
We know the food is always exceptional. And the staff is always friendly. But this time Maria and Linsey made our visit fantastic. They both were able to smooth things over from the strange check in we had at the beginning to the unbearable table that was in the directly in the noon sunlight (no other table at the restaurant was like this).
Mahalo to Maria and Linsey.
We dined at Arancino twice during our stay at Kahala. While I really wish Kahala had a great Hawaii Regional Restaurant Arancino was head and shoulders above Hoku's. We had some really good dishes and a few bombs. Skip the foie gras in the Fig ash whatever. There was almost no foie gras and while presentation was impressive there was maybe a full teaspoon of foie gras. Loved the risotto served in the parmegiano shell. What impressed me most was that management was really on top of the toddlers from overseas that were absolutely screaming and insisted that the parents take to go boxes and take to babes to bed... it is always hard to stay in a resort hotel. I like it when staff takes care of the adults... Parents should understand what the limits of the little ones are...
Consistent in delicious and creative Italian cuisine. Excellent service and pleasant setting add to a memorable lunch.
The staff are extremely courteous, thoughtful, friendly and personable.
The food was excellent, very "top notch".
we completely enjoyed our dining a Arancinos, and will be back again soon.
Absolutely fantastic! Best Italian restaurant on the island, my favorite one.
My friend and I both ordered the 3 course lunch. Wow! You can choose appetizer, entree, and dessert from the menu. Good value. Beautiful presentation, delicious food, and impeccable service.