Stage Restaurant

4.6
779 reviews
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Contemporary Asian
At Stage Restaurant & Wine Bar in the Honolulu Design Center we're excited to offer a world inspired, local comfort enthused menu utilizing locally grown products with a focus on Chef inspired local favorites. Our hope is to give our guests a familiar yet modern culinary experience.

Just outside of Stage is our Amuse Wine Bar where we feature an 'Amuse Bites' menu of some familiar favorites from Stage, as well as a unique wine serving system which offers 80 wines from around the world for every occasion. Amuse offers limited reservations between 5p and 6:30pm for parties of 6 or more.

On the first floor of the design center is Stage Cafe, an extension of Stage Restaurant & Wine Bar featuring quick casual lunch fare by Executive Chef Ron de Guzman as well as desserts & pastries by Pastry Chef Cainan Sabey.
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SB
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner very much! Staff was very attentive and the food was very good. The flavors were fantastic. We especially enjoyed the live music by the pianist.

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service and food! Definitely will be going back!

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CR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive and engaging wait staff; creative blend of flavors and presentation; warm lighting and appealing decor. Will definitely dine there again.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was slow and inattentive. After I was seated, it took 10 minutes for somebody to acknowledge my presence and offered the menu. Another 5 minutes for someone to bring a comp appetizer. The restaurant was not busy when I got seated, only 2 tables were occupied. After I placed my order about 20+ minutes later, I waited another 10 minutes and my salad has not arrived yet. 40 minutes had gone by and at least the salad hasn’t arrived, I had to flag down the server to ask about my order. I didn’t get try the food because I left after 40 minutes of waiting. Even for a fine dining restaurant, the wait time for salad is ridiculous. The young female server was also inattentive. I felt I was completely ignored. Not coming back to this place. Nope !

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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I don't think the food is as good as they think it is.

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LI
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing!!! We're definitely coming back. Thank you to all the staff. The Cosmopolitan drink was the best I ever tasted!!!

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b
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating NYE. Wonderful, food as well as the service. Always great.

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AU
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time and I celebrated my birthday here. It was worth it. Thank you for the amazing foods. The presentation was everything. I feel in love with everything. I made reservations for my moms 50th birthday. Can’t wait for her to experience what I experienced. Thank you again for the great service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do not usually write about our dining experiences, but hope people will go to Stage. The food was amazing, and the service was top notch. Great place to take a date or have a family dinner. The fact it is attached to Amuse is great also. You can co to us with drinks!

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CL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food quality have improved a lot. At first we were hesitant to try the restaurant again because of the long wait. Previously, on more than one visit, we had to wait over an hour for our entree and desert to be served. But last Saturday service was really fast from serving the wine, appetizers, entrees and deserts. The food was delicious too. The Stage Restaurant has improved on all aspects and we were real happy.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stage is simply outstanding. The service, the food, the Mui Drop cocktails. Highly recommend it.

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c
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Fixed menu on christmas eve. A little pricey. Ambiance was great. Live entertainment too loud for dinner.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pretty upgrade/ renovation. Liked the “clouds and moon” hanging from the ceiling.
We went for Xmas eve dinner. It was a set menu. The food presentation was excellent especially the Xmas tree dessert.
Unfortunately, the food was not as delicious as it once was. I don’t think we will return as I can get much better tasting food elsewhere, especially, at this price.
Very Disappointing.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots, I always have a great experience.

Service is always amazing, the food is always prepared perfectly and tastes wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration between friends

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely for a special occasion! The ambiance, food quality and service will amaze you.

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forgot about this restaurant and have not eaten here in years. I went for a special birthday dinner for a friend. I was so upset I haven't eaten here in so long! I forgot how good it was. The service is great. The atmosphere and fun decor was awesome. I like the private 2 person tables. Our dinner was perfect. We ordered the tasting menu and wine pairing. Each course was amazing. I need to come back more often! I thought this was better then my last visit to Alan Wongs or Nobu. THank you for the great service and making our special occasion amazing.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food very good. Service very slow. Chairs extremely uncomfortable. We’ve celebrated Christmas there for the last 3 years but will probably look for somewhere else next year.

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p
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant and I would dine here more frequently if they found a way to better manage the pace of the service. A typical scenario: 30 minute wait to get a table (with a reservation and empty tables), 20 minute wait for the drink order, 20 minute wait for the first course, followed by a 40 minute wait for entrees requires a fair amount of patience. If you have 3.5+ hours to enjoy a meal then Stage is for you. The food is divine so bring people you want to hang out with to savor the time.

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LB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation (6pm) for three people and got seated at a table for eight even though the restaurant was not fully booked (still empty 4 tops when we left), two of the three drinks we ordered were incorrect. I was hosting some important guests and was very disappointed. The food, per usual was excellent, but the experience was very disappointing.

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

Stage always has amazing food and exceptional service. I would recommend this place for any special occasion.

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L
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! I had been there long time ago, but didn't find it memorable. While searching for fine dining restaurants, I ran across Stage, looked at the menu and decided to give them a try. The atmosphere is great. We were seated by the windows with the sofa(?) facing the window. However, My wife decided to sit on chairs opposite each other. I really like it that the tables are not so close to each other and the noise level is really low. I can actually have a conversation without needing to raise my voice. I can't stand some of these so-called fine dining restaurants (note Michel's, Nobu) that have cramp spaces and noisy environment.

The service was great. Everyone was very courteous, friendly, pleasant and attentive. We made a little mistake while ordering, but they were very patient, and didn't give us any hint of being annoyed.


The food was delicious and creative. They provided amuse buche to begin the meal, palate cleanser sorbet before the main course and a cookie after dessert free of charge. That was a very nice touch. Both our appetizers (Caesar's salad and crab cake special) tasted great. I also like the entrees (duck lilikoi and catch of the day). The duck paired with the lilikoi sauce was just perfect. The catch of the day tasted fresh and cooked (pan-seared) just perfectly. We also ordered the dessert du jour. It was a salted caramel ice cream cake with a bourbon sauce. It was rich, but not too sweet. It also has brule'd apple banana. I need to make those. Brule makes everything better. I even like the coffee. It's definitely Kona coffee: mild, little earthy, chocolate notes. low acidity.

Great experience all in all. I'll definitely go back. The best part is, they don't charge arm and a leg, unlike other restaurants. The portion of food is just right, which is slightly more than my appetite (both my wife and I are not big eaters).

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DB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal that I’ve had in a long time. Plan on going back before I leave for home

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C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nina our server and the other waitstaff were amazing. We had a 5:00 pm reservation and tickets to the Jo Koy concert at 7:30 pm, but definitely wanted to try out the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything came out perfectly, the food and the timing on each of the dishes were on point. In addition, the ambiance and decor was very spot on to the concept of Stage. Thank you so much for an amazing experience and the great food. Aloha, Casey

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

Wonderful experience and fantastic service, can’t ask for more! Can’t wait to go back!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience ever. 😌

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

Lyman is the best!!!

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SG
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was creative and cooked/presented quite nicely. Prices are somewhat elevated for what you get. Still, a very nice, quaint & classy restaurant. Go early and enjoy looking at furniture in the store within which Stage is located.

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CL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. In the past we had to wait an hour or longer between the time our salad and entree were served. This is the reason some of my relatives and/or friends were hesitant to go back to Stage. Last night the food came out real fast and service was outstanding.

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A
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was ok but the deserts were to die for. The pastry chef is very creative & a find

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HG
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was quite enjoyable and different. Service was exemplary. We were not comfortable seated at a table with cushioned bench seats. If anyone has a chronic back problem, you may not be able to get up after trying to keep yourself supported on the cushions for the entire dinner. There are a few firm chairs available. Suggest you request for that instead of the cushioned benches. That was the only down side to our experience at Stage.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a good experience. Personally not a fan of the shade of purple dessert. Rest of food was excellent.

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1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re on our honeymoon such a unique environment for both the meal and decor! So special something we will always remember

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say a bad thing about this restaurant. Loved this dining experience, from beginning to end!

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Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

お店の雰囲気は良かったが、料理の出るのが遅く、間延びしてしまった。

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JA
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t eaten at Stage in a while. I noticed that the menu has changed and is more condensed. The dessert menu is still great. Service was excellent and the food was creatively made. This is a good restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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GC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stage's Ovation Dinners with wine pairing never fails to bring out the best in local food. Dishes are presented as masterful art. Always a simply wonderful meal.

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n
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to pay tribute to Joel Robuchon and the food was reminiscient of the food we enjoyed at one of his restaurants. We greatly appreciate the switch on one of our entrees as we are pescatarians. The salmon was absolutely perfect! We enjoyed the very professional Stage staff members and educational tour of french wineries for the wine pairings. Had a wonderful evening!

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CW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a truly enjoyable meal, staff was engaging, food was good. I went to an event afterwards and the dining experience was the highlight of the evening. I look forward to returning at a time when I have no after dinner plans

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