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Kahala - Arancino at The Kahala, Honolulu, HI

Arancino at The Kahala

4.7
4.7
840 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 36 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

    $200.00 per person

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

    $200.00 per person

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

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What 840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Oahu

    Notable Wine List

  • Oahu

    Romantic

  • Oahu

    Italian

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  1. TA

    TonyA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. P

    Purpleloverpml

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole experience..food, service, staff, inside ac settings...
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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。
  7. MD

    MelayD

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. KK

    KarenK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My husband and I ate at Arancino on September 19th. Although the food was good and our waitress was great, I was disappointed that we were seated in a back room. Part of the appeal of the restaurant is sitting in the open area with the lights above. The area where our table was located was in kind of a side room by the kitchen and had only a few tables in it. We sat at a table for four even though there were only two of us. I felt kind of weird sitting in this area and wasn't very happy about it, considering we were staying at the Kahala and had made these reservations weeks ago. Since our waitress was nice and had already started to help us, I didn't say anything about our table. I did notice, however, that two other couples that were being seated in our area asked to be moved. I think that the hostess should ask if you would mind sitting in this area or would rather sit in the open area. It is an expensive meal to not be happy about the seating.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    結婚記念日で訪問しましたが、アニバーサリープレートを用意して頂き、ありがとうございました。 お料理もとても美味しかったです。
  13. S

    Snoopy

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal. Everything was cooked to perfection and the presentation was spectacular. We loved our waiter. He was very professional. All of the staff made us feel very welcomed. The whole experience was wonderful. Thank you 🌺
  14. CC

    CatherineC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    They were out of everything. No premium vodkas, no truffles, no more Caesar salad. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. The only saving grace was exceptional service by Keola. We were so disappointed because we’ve waited almost 3 years to return to a favorite restaurant and celebrate our special occasion and it was a hot mess. Even the mojito that my husband settled on, only had 4 mint leaves and no taste of lime. It was as though the bartender did not really know how to make it. Very strange and disappointing night…that is, except for Keola. He tried very hard to turn the evening around for us.
  15. L

    Larry

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent venue, food and service was great. Time our waiter was attentive but left us alone also.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable atmosphere and casual surroundings made our meal very enjoyable. Food was appetizing and delicious. Excellent experience.
  17. m

    marchan

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner! Food was outstanding. We started with the bagna cauda and had the seafood tagliatelle and the salt encrusted branzino. My dessert was the toasted almond panna cotta with coconut granita. It was all good! They seated us inside which was fine since it was a hot and humid night but the noise level in the small room was loud. All in all a very nice dinner!
  18. GS

    GayS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The carbonara is devine!
  19. H

    Happyguy

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent view of the night sky with some relaxing background music. Creates a really nice ambience. Service was very attentive and timely. Food was phenomenally good.
  20. JB

    JanetB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu choices from appetizers to mains to pizzas. Refreshing cocktails and carefully thought out wine pairings to go with each menu choice. Staff was exceptional from knowledge of menu to interpersonal interactions. If Italian is on your radar, Arancino is your place.
  21. HM

    HardyM

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Wedding anniversary. Our server was outstanding. Food was a 6 out of a 10. Overall experience was a 8 out of a 10. Because of our server and the manager was very nice. Desert was amazing. Nice show for our special night. Thank you.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner, great service
  23. KT

    KatherineT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and the food is excellent… we’ve been twice and both times our waiters were knowledgeable and surprisingly kind
  24. HI

    HISeekerofdelicious

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uni pasta was amazing!
  25. c

    coco

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    パスタやピザ美味しい🍝🍕💕 お料理もスムーズに出てきます👍 ワインも美味しいです星✨🍷✨ リピートしてます😋
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had our Anniversary dinner at Arancino’s and the food was outstanding. The Tomahawk and Risotto are a must try. The staff provided a sweet Anniversary cake enclosed in a sugar glass cloche-like dome. Picturesque and lovely! We were married at the Kahala and these experiences keep us coming back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here with wife and son. We are fans!
  28. JY

    JulieY

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was a bit slow, however the server was very knowledgeable and provided great suggestions. Food was excellent.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out with wonderful food, service and ambiance!
  30. R

    Rise

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service- food was excellent
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so friendly, attentive and really made the birthday celebration a memorable one. The food was amazing!
  32. JC

    JayC

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and fantastic service from Josh. First time at Arancino at the Kahala (love the ambience and viewing the hotel as well), and was there to celebrate my wife's birthday. We'll definitely be coming back again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good
  34. PB

    PeterB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, service was excellent, the ambience was wonderful!
  35. k

    kaukaudiva

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Our server was far below the usual service levels. Slow slow slow to clear the table after each course, not friendly at all.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and great price!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    お皿やカトラリーの交換がもっとスムーズであれば、満点です。
  38. AM

    AMAMA

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I truly had a wonderful dinner. Our waiter and the other staff were very friendly and thoughtful. Beautiful restaurant! There are dining tables inside and outside. Nice selection of wine and drinks. You can choose from the set menu or the a la carte menu. Everything we had was delicious! Thank you!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    料理は完璧でした。アランチーノは何度も来ていますが、コースの食事で初めての料理がいくつかあり、アラカルトでまた選びたいものが見つかりました。やっぱりウニパスタは最高🍝
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jon was our server. And he was awesome. He explained menus and about the resorts very well and insightful. I would definitely recommend this place.

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 4.7 stars by 840 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 36 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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