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Margotto Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Margotto Hawaii

4.5
4.5
36 Reviews
$50 and over
French
I can shave the truffle myself?! Of course you can!! Or have it done by our captains as you would at a high end restaurant. Margotto e Baciare in Tokyo has received numerous awards such as Tokyo’s Best Restaurant, and recognized by International Academy of Gastronomy, Commanderie de Bordeaux, and Red U-35. After 8 years, we have decided to bring this TRUFFLE experience to Oahu by opening Margotto Hawaii, a TRUFFLE centric French-Japanese fusion restaurant and the first Krug Ambassador in the State. We welcome 50 guests per night, including a 6-seat Chef's Table, to savor GENUINE HIGH QUALITY TRUFFLES from all over the world throughout the year, paired with our award winning dishes, fine champagnes and wines. Margotto Hawaii is nestled in the Ala Moana and Kakaako districts and minutes away from the famous Waikiki. Join us for a special dining experience at Margotto Hawaii.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 592-8500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yohei Yagishita/ Kenta Kayama

  • Private party facilities

    Customized to fit the specific desires of each party, our private dining and options range from an 8-person,20-person seating in our Private Dining Room to a full restaurant takeover for up to 60 guests.For large-format celebrations, our team will attend to all the details of your event, from customized menus right down to floral decorations.

  • Neighborhood

    Ala Moana

  • Cross street

    Pi’ikoi Street - <br />Hopaka Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hawaii

    Notable Wine List

  • Hawaii

    Special Occasion

  • Oahu

    Fit for Foodies

  • Oahu

    Notable Wine List

  • Oahu

    Special Occasion

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  1. DF

    DragonFoodie

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal and well worth it. Run, don’t walk to Margotto.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded 3 days agowow! Thank you so much for dining at Margotto and for your RUNNN comment. We hope to see you soon again as white truffle gets matured!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary celebration
  3. N

    joelNnancy

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Margotto's for our Anniversary and loved it. Food: great food. No complaints at all. Everything was a total delight. Service: top notch...they were very attentive to our needs and explained everything about the food, wine, truffles wine pairing: We have ad many wine pairings with our meals at many restaurants, but I think this may have been the best pairing we had that really matched our food. Truffles: The black truffles were a great addition to our food; not too overpowering but adding that oh-so-great flavor to each dish We are already planning to go again for the white winter truffles that they are getting.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you so much for dining at Margotto Hawaii and we are so glad you enjoyed your dinner!! We keep improving and await your next visit with perhaps next time with winter white truffle!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience is beyond words and left me speechless. Just incredible. Easily the best and most beautiful food I’ve ever eaten.
  5. k

    krisy

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience4
    I was insulted and made to feel uncomfortable by the host gentleman. I can say that it was the worst dining experience of my life.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on September 6, 2022On behalf of all restaurant, to protect our dignity, your review is very dishonest. Sometimes restaurant has to speak up. You reserved for 5 that is eligible for private dining room, cancelled 1 online on the day you came, and 3 showed up. Our restaurant rejected large size group as the room was occupied. We asked for cancellation fee for 2 but you insisted to pay for 1, we took it just to stop argument on your dinner. Including review like this, I hope you don't do the same to any restaurant.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods very delicious and service great

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you so much for coming to Margotto! We will keep brushing up to welcome you back again!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service and delicious menu paired with some amazing truffles!! Will definitely be back soon!

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you so much for dining at Margotto Hawaii! we will keep improving to welcome you again!

  8. LA

    LoganA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, wine and service. Totally unique experience!

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you so much for dining at Margotto Hawaii and for your review! We will keep improving ourselves to welcome you again!!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fantastic wine and outstanding service! We’ll be back!

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you so much!! what a compliment! We will keep improving!

  10. LE

    LindsayE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Overall a very pleasant evening! We would like to see increased spacing between tables as we overheard most details of nearby conversations. The staff were excellent and personable!

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 28, 2022Than you so much for dining at Margotto hawaii and for your advice. We will change table layout to seek for better!

  11. PC

    PhilipC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant spells CLASS. Undoubtedly one of the best (if not the best?) fine dining restaurant in Honolulu on par with those in NYC, Tokyo, Paris, Seoul, and Hong Kong. I really wish there were more options like this in town, especially for a diner like myself.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you sooo much for your dining at us and for your kind words! We try our best to welcome our guests with every thinkable good food and wines, sometimes jokes, Looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

  12. R

    Rick

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by knowledgable attentive servers. Great wine recommendations by a very informative and knowledgeable host. Our group of 5 enjoyed a non rushed meal and conversation with waiters and waitresses.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you so much for your comment. we will keep making effort to be better and better!

  13. RS

    RobiS

    Hawaii

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, delicious dishes! Lee is a perfect manager...charismatic and helpful with recommendations. Actually, the entire wait staff was attentive and efficient! Must go back for another special occasion!

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you so much for your comment! service guys are really encouraged by your generous words! we will keep improving for your next visit!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience friendly staff

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you so much for dining at Margotto and for your kind words!!

  15. D

    Dkw1

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you so much for dining at Margotto Hawaii. We will keep improving for your next visit!!

  16. c

    cyokichan

    Kyoto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6月オープンという事で行って来ました〜 スタッフの方、オーナーさん、とても良くして頂きました。 息子のお誕生日でHBDプレートも。 truffeは何グラムか選べました。 雰囲気も良く、また予約一杯になりそうな…
  17. T

    Twinkleteeny

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    You must order a prefixe menu to dine here. Portions are small but exquisitely prepared and very tasty. Fresh truffles are required to be ordered by the gram. Of course, this is why diners choose this restaurant. These fungi come from many locations around the world & vary by type & season, so what you get is a gamble. Ours looked beautiful but did not taste like truffles, more like slices of ordinary mushrooms. A 20% service fee is automatically added for tip + administrative fees. Dinner for 2 will cost over $400 without alcohol.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on August 16, 2022Thank you for dining at Margotto Hawaii. Tasmanian winter black truffle is like a burgandy wines, pls try winter white from Alba italy next time which has such a strong aroma coming out to market from the end of september!

  18. KK

    KKay

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Service was the highlight; servers were funny and attentive. Overall food taste and technique did not reflect price; TKG with special blend of shoyu was the best dish of the night. Wine tasting pours were generous. Their A/C is broken and I wish they would have told us this so we could reschedule to a later date when it’s fixed. It was VERY hot and uncomfortable.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on July 31, 2022so sorry about the AC. It was working properly but broken all of a sudden. Now it's working OK but we will install new ones in a few days.

  19. BE

    BEWARE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    RIPOFF ALEART! 20% auto service charge for party of 2 is unheard of, I then understand why after eating the food and drinking that “cheap” wine tasting. I took the hit guys for $700 don’t fall for it. My wife loves truffle that’s why we came to try and it’s a total disaster. Just go to La Vie at Ritz Carlton, our favorite French cuisine in Hawaii.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you for dining at Margotto. Service charge is informed on our web site linked to open table, instagram not to confuse our customers.We don’t ask for any other gratuity. It's unfortunate your wine taste didn’t match with our old world wine collection. I understand everyone has a different palette. But I'd like you to know we don’t rip off nor serve cheap wines. Thank you again for dining at Margotto Hawaii and we will try our best to keep making progress.

  20. MY

    MelanieY

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience here! I can’t wait to come back!
  21. AT

    AlanT

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite simply one of the best restaurants in Hawaii. Don’t be misled by the seemingly pretentious implications of a “truffle” restaurant. The staff and vibe of Margotto are anything but pretentious. The service is world-class. And the sommelier will help you pick something that goes beautifully with your meal. Each course is very good to excellent. No losers. But don’t be fooled by the $100 per price. With extras, truffle, a glass of wine, 20% service charge, tax, the cost per person is more like $300. But worth every penny.
  22. m

    maexdae

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was well thought of - from the restaurant’s ambiance to the food and beverage(s). A great fine dining experience. The food was heavenly. Great for special occasions. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  23. TC

    TrissyC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Truffles had no smell and no taste at all! I’ve been to many restaurants around the world that served truffles and i know what truffles are supposed to taste like. This place is a total rip off, trying to sell you truffles that have absolutely no taste?! The dishes were so basic even my son could cook that at home, and the wagyu was two pieces of fat with no meat. The staff was so disorganized, walking in and out of the room not knowing which table they served or not. The sommelier had no clue about what he was pouring, and their wine tasting was not paired to the dishes at all. The dinner lasted 3 hours for 7 dishes that was way too simple and with multiple shavings of truffles that again, had absolutely no taste! This place is a total fraud. I have truffle oil at home that i should’ve brought with me to add on to my dishes instead! I have never written a bad review and this is my first but i felt that the consumers needed to know that they’re should skip this place all together!
  24. HS

    HiroS

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful dining experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a decadent experience! I’m fortunate enough to have two foodie juniors (boys, 15 and 19) who enjoy this type of fine dining… the service, food presentation, to the caliber of tastiness was second to none! We will definitely be remembering this meal as a super special one! Top class all the way 🥂🤙🏼 this was truffle paradise! Even the owner was so sweet and friendly—I’m hoping to visit his Tokyo location in the future!
  26. A

    Akemi

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There were a couple hiccups in the delivery of food. Seemed to be a little confusion. But wasn't too noticeable ...but after the first, and coming from the industry, I couldn't help but notice after. Food was very good, and the simplest dishes were the best. Very Japanese where very little goes such a long way. I typically can't stand oysters but was able to eat and even chew that one. Found out I'm really not that much of a truffle person as I thought...interesting.
  27. E

    Ebs1

    Hawaii

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    We were hoping to enjoy a good tasting menu here, but was quite unimpressed. The service was good and it has a nice ambience, but the food is nothing special. Felt like going to place where the sales people try to upsell you (truffles, caviar, wagyu). The experience was 3 hours (way too long for the offerings).

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on June 29, 2022Thank you so much for dining at our place. As our server explained you, we are truffle centric restaurant. Some of our courses are designed to have with truffles. That's why every customers are required to purchase at least some truffles. We explain on our web site as well but we will be more careful in our communication to our customers. I believe price of 10 gram beluga caviar, A5 wagyu for 30USD is by far cheaper than market price but of course they are just optional. Thank you.

  28. DL

    DougL

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate and modern decor - unexpected due to outside incognito façade.
  29. N

    dineNwhine

    Hawaii

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Base 7-course pre fixe for $100 is quite reasonable for what you get. Add-ons also reasonable: $30 caviar, $30 A-5 Wagyu, $60 Tasmanian winter truffles. Wine program excellent for the price. A must-try.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on June 29, 2022Thank you so much for dining at Margotto Hawaii! and we appreciate your kind words. We will keep making best effort to improve!

  30. DL

    DanielL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Margotto last night and it was top notch start to finish. Beautiful attention to detail, excellent service…the food and wine are exquisite…takes you out of Hawaii, and reminiscent of Joel Robouchon or Guy Savoy.

    Margotto HawaiiResponded on June 29, 2022Wow thank you so much for your generous words!! We will keep trying our best to welcome you back!!

  31. GT

    GrahamT

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  32. s

    spoiled

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but the pace of the courses were a little slow. We ended up staying about 4 hours for a 9 course meal. The owner was extremely nice and the staff was wonderful.
  33. MK

    MKG96816

    Hawaii

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food Amazing! Really need to return to give a better review as all the pieces are there...just needs some fine tuning. Had an electrical issue on the Grand Opening that really took away from experience but, that should be fixable. Looking forward to returning in a few weeks.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for our anniversary dinner. Delicious food, superb service, and overall excellence. Best truffles I've ever had. Highly recommend the wine pairing. Each selection was perfectly balanced to bring out the best flavor of both the dishes and the wine.
  35. CC

    CC88

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time dining! The food was SO tasty! And they were able to provide diary free alternatives! Lee was great with the wine suggestions. Robert, the owner, greets and talks to everyone. Our server was little hard to understand, but service was great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! I went during the soft opening and let me say I was not disappointed! I got the $100 pre fixie meal, the menu only list the main ingredient however I learned from our waiter that the chef makes a different line up each day depending on the ingredients they acquired. The courses are moderate in size but because you’re getting so many it’s very filling. I ordered a Tahitian lime & yuzu soda which tasted like a crisp sprite. It was very good! I got to pick the truffle that will be used for my courses and the amount of grams I wanted to purchase to be used throughout my meal. The truffle is billed as a separate line item. 20-50g is the recommended amount for all courses. I got 30g. Each course was beautifully plated and the portioned out truffle shaved table side. I loved all the dishes, but my favorite was the scallop and wagyu course. I would definitely go there again for dinner. I listed all entrees below. 1st: Minced Mushroom on a cracker w/truffle. 2nd: Scallop on heart of palm purée, micro greens finished with a little olive oil. 3rd: Raw oyster w/mouse topped w/ dehydrated strawberry, jelly & green onion(scallion). Ahi tartare w/avocado & micro greens on a cracker. Mini shrimp egg roll . 4th: Mini eggs in a basket w/a demi glacé topped w/ truffle. 5th: Waygu steak, potato gratin & truffle. 6th: Tamago kake gohan topped w/truffle. 7th: Panko breaded seared ono topped w/ micro greens on a bed of ginger/yuzu cabbage. 8th: Pasta w/ragu sauce (possibly a Bolognese sauce) 9th: Mango parfait (mango, mango sorbet, mango pudding, caramelized graham cracker) Small treat: Pudding in a chocolate cracker shell shaped like a truffle on chocolate covered cereal flakes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

Margotto Hawaii is rated 4.5 stars by 36 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 4 times today
Google Map for Margotto Hawaii

514 Piikoi St, Honolulu, HI 96814-4308

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pi’ikoi Street - <br />Hopaka Street

  • Neighborhood

    Ala Moana

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yohei Yagishita/ Kenta Kayama

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 592-8500

  • Private party facilities

    Customized to fit the specific desires of each party, our private dining and options range from an 8-person,20-person seating in our Private Dining Room to a full restaurant takeover for up to 60 guests.For large-format celebrations, our team will attend to all the details of your event, from customized menus right down to floral decorations.

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