Arancino at The Kahala

4.6
294 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.
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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BB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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TN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

There was a construction going and was noisy.
Food was ok but not as good as I remembered.
Presentation of bread was changed also.

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TO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for giving wonderful time.
Everything was great! Mahalo.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate successful business

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LM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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

サービスも食事もとても良かったです。オンビーチウォークではピザを楽しめるお店ですがカハラはイタリアンのコースで楽しめるので オアフに滞在のときはどちらも伺いたいと思いました。

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Very good food and wine and very good service.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, service and experience. Location - great- parking not an issue and not crowed.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

やっぱりいつ行っても最高の場所です。

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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
Not recommend.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ワイキキ8日間からカハラホテルに移動したのでこちらでのディナー。ハワイのレストランの中で1番良かったです。雰囲気もサービスもお料理も最高でした。アラカルトで朝採りプティ有機野菜、ウニのパスタ、オーナーお気に入りのピザ、ティラミスを頂きましたが全てがお洒落で美味しかったので大満足です。
パンも2つ付いていたので2人でこの量は多かったかも知れませんが全て美味しく頂きました。
明日にでもまた行きたいと思えるお店です。
滞在中絶対にもう一度行きたいと思ってます。

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

席がゆったりしていて良かったです。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Nashville
76 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant I have experienced a while.

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DT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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m
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

2年ぶりの訪問でした。
大変美味しくいただきました。
ウニパスタは前回とても感動する美味しさでしたが
今回は前回と少し違うように感じました。
札幌にいるので江別の新店舗にもお邪魔してみようかと
思います。

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

大切な方を囲んでのディナー。予約時に伝えていたリクエストを聞いて頂き、素晴らしいサービスと料理で大満足でした!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

担当の方がとても親切で
アラカルトでしたが、バランスよくチョイスすることができました。
またサプライズでケーキも用意頂き大変嬉しかったです!!
いつもはワイキキの店舗に行きますが、特別な食事は是非カハラの店舗を利用したいです?

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PW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much improved, in the past not outstanding, but this time it was first class.

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BD
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

家族で伺いましたが接客が素晴らしかったです。雰囲気もお料理も素晴らしく、また行きたいです。

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JL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great.
Uni pasta was amazing.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

全てが美味しかった

誕生日祝いも最高でした

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Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting,great service and delicious meal

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got a nice "happy birthday" dessert for my sister!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent first experience at Arancino. Food was flavorful, delicious and well presented. Service was friendly and professional, top notch! Wine pairing was spot on.

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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...

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Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent in delicious and creative Italian cuisine. Excellent service and pleasant setting add to a memorable lunch.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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YK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good location!
Good service!
Good food!
Good price!

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Best Italian restaurant on the island, my favorite one.

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Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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