Assaggio Bistro - Kahala

4.3
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$30 and under
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Italian
Only the finest, freshest ingredients go into our richly flavored and award winning cuisine. Each delectable dish is prepared individually just before it is served, and not a moment sooner.
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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great attentive service. Classy ambiance. Delicious food, die hard fan of the table side caeser salad. Throughly enjoyable evening.
Mahalo for the experience!

JG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service. We go there for business lunches and find it quite enough to talk yet private enough to discuss clients finances.

F
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch! Can’t complain! Ambiance, food quality, and friendly staff, makes a perfect family night!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and Valet.

E
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The foods and services were great, parking is limited, we parked on the street.

ED
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. It has been awhile since I ate at this particular location and it did not disappoint.

K
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my smallest portion of a meal that I have ever received from this restaurant. Possibly because it was a Holiday (Valentines day)

M
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food for price. Not enough parking & inly 1 valet. We were unimpressed overall and don't plan to return.

EY
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good and friendly service. Location is nearby. Will go again.

JR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reasonable good Italian food

LT
Hawaii
54 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stopped in before a play at Diamond Head Theatre.
Consistent food and great service in the bar!

LA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Linguini is thinner than usual, nearly like spaghetti, and seemed rather flavorless and not chewy enough; clams obviously from can & a bit gritty. Others in our 4-some thoroughly enjoyed their meals.

DH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service we had were both wonderful. However, we asked a "busboy" for take out containers to save the food we had not eaten. We thought he would let our server take care of it, but instead he took the plates away.

When we got home, we found that considerable portions of the food we had left were not in the containers. My wife called the manager to let him know what had happened, and instead of apologizing, he said: "How do I know you aren't lying to me? Are you trying to get something from me?"

In our opinion, this is never a way to treat a customer. We honestly thought we were doing them a favor, but obviously he was way too aggressive in his response. I really don't know if we will go back there.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food awesome, and quite frankly, better than the Assaggio’s in Hawaii Kai. For example, we often had to ask for more wine sauce since the noodles would be dry. But at Kahala, it’s been perfect. Had dinner there twice this week! Although we live in Hawaii Kai, this is our new “go-to” restaurant!

f
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When I made the reservation, I noted that we were celebrating 2 birthdays. There was no mention or acknowledgement of the birthdays at all. We ordered our food and only half of the food arrived so we waited awhile for the rest of the food to begin eating. The waiter was not very attentive and the appetizers were not very good. The entrees were delicious and I would definitely order takeout next time since the dining in experience and service is lacking.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice waiters and they even gave cake for the birthday people :)

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary was not acknowledged but the food and service was still fine. Just would’ve been nice to be acknowledged

OT
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

ランチタイム利用

空席だらけでガラガラでした。

夜は大混雑の人気店と聞いていましたが
ランチタイムもメニューはそれほど変わらないみたいです

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JA
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Poor food .. Asian owners clearly don’t know how to cook Italian . Pretty venue but less than satisfactory cuisine!

VM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is consistent. The restaurant looks a bit rundown. Always very crowded and full which is a good sign that customers enjoy this restaurant. Good value for the money spent. Best to make reservations on OpenTable, or calling the restaurant directly.

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was was good except the plantation iced tea tasted water down. Disappointing since this iced tea you cannot get a refill.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Came in for a New Year’s eve dinner and right off the bat, the service was rude. We came in 5 minutes early for a reservation, and the staff was very persistent on telling us to wait until our set time. Not only did he not wish a a Happy New Year, but he kept say “table not ready” (2x) harshly. We were, however, taken promptly taken back to the table at 7:30, but there was food on the wall (photo enclosed). The food....is another story. The tossed salad is a hodgepodge of ingredients, The Seafood Special with white sauce was terrible, the pesto pasta was bland and over seasoned with white wine. Most of the seafood on the plate was a mysterious white substance that had no flavor, which is awfully concerning. The only thing that was good was the dry mozzarella sticks with a bland tomatoes sauce, and I’ve had better at bowling allies. After all that, the wine wasn’t even that good. For a restaurant off the beaten path that seems upscale compared to most, this was a disappointing experience that doesn’t deserve 4 stars.

HL
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always order the same thing - chicken anchovy olio with vegetables - and it is always amazing!

S
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

It was super surprising that the fish in the fish salad did not taste good. I thought it was inedible but my guest ate most of it anyway. First time that’s ever happened. :(

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken piccata was great portion sized. Small or large both will fill you up. Chicken Assaggio was good but would have enjoyed a bit of Marinara on it. Overall great meal and exactly what my parents needed on their last night in Hawaii.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Due to the holidays, it was the eve of the eve, it was quite busy. Wait staff was as courteous as could be expected with the restaurant being so busy. Food was decent and restaurant is pleasant.

M
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our company Christmas lunch at Assaggio Bistro - Kahala the other day and the experience was exceptional! The service was top quality and the food was sooo good! The prices are very reasonable and food portions were very hearty. Absolutely recommended and will be returning soon!

K
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fabulous and knowledgeable waiter, delicious food and libations.

S
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The staff was very attentive and polite. Very good service but the main course took awhile to come out because according to the waiter, they got swamped.

J
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Assaggio Bistro-Kahala has come to be our "go to" restaurant when we'd like to go somewhere nice without spending a fortune. It is moderately priced and the food is always very good to excellent.

GC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dining at Assaggio is always a great experience.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service is always excellent! Always love to visit!

U
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was cold. The sausage for the pasta was microwaved and cold, the escargot was cold. I had asked for a sizzling plate for the steak which the server said ok not a problem, when meal delivered they didn’t bring the plate I asked for it again and got a regular plate when the server came around to check on us I asked him again about the sizzling plate and that’s when he decides to tell me they don’t have it. Why wouldn’t you say that from the beginning.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant indeed. It was great to have Cesar salad made at the table. So many restaurants don’t offer that anymore.

FN
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Calamari appetizer was tender but not very flavorful. We ordered the fish of the day, monchong - excellent! Tiramisu was ok, again a bit bland.
Lunch so it was quiet and perhaps that's why the waiter didn't seem that attentive; he asked if we wanted a drink but failed to provide a wine list until we asked for one.

OT
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food portions generous but prefer smaller portions and mor interesting seasoning and flavors. Fairly bland, heavy on olive oil, butter.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was the service. Waiter was a little hard to understand with accent but over all we had a wonderful time.

EA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table gave me a table and the resturant is closed for two weeks!

S
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service as well Very attentive and checked on our needs often

R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Assagio's food in Kahala doesn't tastes a good as it once did. Ordered a New York steak with vegetables and vegetables were just thrown on the steak making the dish runny. Wife gave me have shrimp from the seafood combination and shrimp was very salty and didn't eat it.