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.
Staff was amazing and our meal was beyond perfect.
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!!
Good food, friendly staff
Wonderful & delicioso food with impeccable service.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Great service, and outstanding food .
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
It was an overall great experience there at the restaurant. Will definitely coming back again for sure.
Wonderful - food is excellent, service impeccable, and ambiance fabulous!!
Three perfectly prepared lunch courses at an affordable price. Very enjoyable and relaxing experience.
As always, amazing.
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.
Excellent service, food disappointing.
Great greeting, smile and the service for an occasion. The food was delicious as expected and the portion was perfect.
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.
I expected a lot more from the dining experience. Neither my wife nor I have a desire to return.
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
My cold appetizer was not cold,kinda room temperature 🙁 it was Caviar and Amaebi, should be nice and cold ! Then matching my white wine!
Birthday celebration enjoyed
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.
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
Will dine again
Celebrated our daughter’s 20th Birthday
Wonderful risotto and presentation. Pizzas excellent. Had as first course.
Lovely al fresco lunch. Great service!
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!
Always a pleasant experience. Great service, delicious food, and good cocktails.
Great food and service. Reasonable pricing for a more upscale experience.
I love Aranchino at TheKahala,
but... near smoking area
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.