About Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Inspired by authentic Sicilian recipes from the kitchens of Southern Italy's seaside town of Taormina, Chef Hiroyuki Mimura pairs fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats. Unspoiled by heavy sauces, Sicilian-style pastas are dressed in pure, extra virgin olive oil. Fresh vegetables, lightly grilled fresh local fish, and lamb seasoned with herbs offer diners a healthy range of options.Featured dishes include fresh Fettucine Carbonara finished with tableside Truffle service, grilled Lamb Chops "Palermo" and Veal "Siciliana." Taormina's specialty dish is Uni Pasta (Sea Urchin), a delicacy enjoyed in Japan and Italy. Italian espressos compliment selections of house made desserts (Dolci).

227 Lewers St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: :00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Don Ho

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 926-5050

Website:
http://taorminarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available at Embassey Suites entrance on beachwalk. Valet also available Wyndham, entrance on Lewers turn left on Halumoa street, left again into Wyndham. Validated parking $6.00 (not including tip) for up to 3 hours.

Executive Chef:
Hiro Mimura

Additional:
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Taormina Sicilian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.2

value

3.9

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Comfort Food (9)
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Worth the Drive (8)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Always wonderful pasta. Outstanding wine menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

I researched this particular restaurant, before I came to Hawaii. Had a Valentine’s Day dinner, and it was fantastic. It lived up to everything the reviews and pictures showed . I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and service. Varied menu with traditional Italian food and modern dishes.

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·Dined 4 days ago

雲丹のパスタもイカ墨パスタ トリュフのリゾットいつも何を頂いても美味しいです
ワインの種類も豊富で
お食事が進みます!

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·Dined 4 days ago

こちらのお店には、知人の紹介にてハネムーンで来店。最後には、デザートのプレートで結婚のお祝いをしてくださりました。料理はどれも満足。店員さんもみなさん親切で心地良かったです。ぜひまた来たいと思えるお店でした。素晴らしいお料理に素敵な接客、大変ありがとうございました。機会がありましたら、また伺いたいと思います。

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Italien Food.....One of the Best Meals That I have Had In Waikiki.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The lasagna was maybe one of the best I've tried. Huge portion. The service was extraordinary; even though they took a long time to bring our food since we didn't ask for appetizers, they made it right bringing us a delicious eggplant and dessert as courtesy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

OMG!The lasagna is to die for! Service was personal and professional. This is a very attractive small restaurant that concentrates on -- and succeeds in -- doing a limited number of things exceptionally well. The Prix fixe menu with wine accompanying 3 of the 4 courses is a great value (especially at lunch).

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

A fantastic evening. Three of us and we ordered two appetizers and two main dishes. Excellent and enough food for all three of us.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have dined at Taormina about 12 tImes over the last 4 years. Each time we thought to ourselves "wow", the food was that good. On this visit however, the food was quite simply
not as good as in the past. We thought to ourselves "meh" : not bad, but noticeably and distinctly more bland and less awesome than before.

In retrospect, we should have brought this to the attention of the staff.

Having said that, we hope it was just a one time thing, and we plan to go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was delicious but entree portion was one the petite side. Would be nice if the bread was freshly baked or at least served warm. The staff was very friendly and service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We visit Honolulu every year and never miss our visit to our favourite restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

いつもハワイに来ると必ず来ます‼︎

今回はお誕生日のリクエストを入れました。

ウニパスタは絶品なので、
注文必ずします。

今回は、
・コナカンパチのカルパッチョ
・イカと豆の煮込み
・ウニパスタ
・ボロネーゼ

どれも美味しいかったです♡

以前に食べたパスタは、
ボンゴレも

フィレカツレツもおススメです。

初めての方はコース料理も美味しいので、おススメです。

お誕生日のプレートをopen tableで入れるだけで、
提供してくれました。

ティラミスでした。

美味しいかったです!

お値段はしっかり取られてましたけどね。
16ドルくらいかな?
でも気遣いが嬉しかったです

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food and service was great. Dined outside on the patio which was very nice however you would get the cigarette smoke and noise from people out on the sidewalk next to the patio.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food. Not just your standard Italian menu but some creative options with lots of flavour. Highly recommend. Good service and nice place.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

店員さんの感じも良く、お料理も美味しかったです!また来ます!アロハ!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding food and excellent service. We loved it but unfortunately didn't find it until our last night in Honolulu. Quite expensive but wirth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

おいしい!お肉と野菜がおすすめ!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing food! Great deal! Great service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was nothing special. Bread was low quality and the rest quite average. For the money they charge you would expect something much more sophisticated.
Staff very friendly and good service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Uni pasta and Vongole were awesome!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

A friendly welcome started a delicious Italian dinner in the heart of Waikiki! Pasta with fresh tomato sauce & delicious fresh breads. My favorite was the olive! A different spin on traditional lasagna. It arrived looking more like a "pot pie" but delicious none the less. The addition of blue cheese gave it a real twist! Yummy! Morton chocolate cake was the perfect ending and nice that the manager is from the east coast!! 😊

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (東京)·Dined on January 28, 2018

2回目の利用です。タコのサラミがお気に入り。添えられた塩味の効いた海藻も美味しい。後はやはりウニのスパゲティ!お高いけれど記憶に残る味。サービスは日本人にも安心の日本語オーケーで有難い。チョイ残念だったのは、ガラス窓が汚れていて外の景色が霞んで見えたかな。

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed the restaurant however would make different choices in the future. I did not care for the squid ink linguini and the fruit Del Mar was short on seafood with one scallop and two small shrimp along with some clams. My husband had king salmon which was good but small. We are from Alaska and anticipated a larger portion. The salad was good - one serving enough to share with extra.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

グラスワインを注文しましたが、あまり好みではありませんでした。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 21, 2018

スタッフもフレンドリーでお料理も美味しかったです。日本語のメニューもあったので、オーダーもスムーズにできました。立地も良く、また利用したいです。

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The bread was very disappointing. It was so hard on top like it was reheated or overheated. We asked for a new batch but that, too, wasn't satisfactory. Again, they left it in the microwave too long so by the time we got it, it was hard. Other than the bread, our entrees and appetizer were fine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (名古屋・愛知)·Dined on January 14, 2018

生ウニのパスタは、ウニが濃厚でとても美味しいです。
生パスタは、麺の硬さやモチモチ感が絶妙でした。
今回は両親との食事だったので、量的にいろいろ注文できず、パスタ類とデザートのみの食事になりました。そうした場合にはコスパが悪いお店かと思います。

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was again, a spectacular experience! Kaui, our server and everyone else made us so comfortable. We requested a window table and received it. It was so relaxing and the food was superb! I can't get enough of the Mentaiko Pasta. I cleaned my plate... literally! I definately will be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious veal cutlet and tiramisu. Extensive pricey wine list. Great service.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This is one of those places you will go back to whenever you are in Honolulu. It is small and intimate but the chef is uber creative, like you would expect from the finest in NYC. Local and fresh ingredients make the meals even better than that. Wine list provides excellent selection at a variety of prices, many very reasonable (i.e. low). Service was perfect. Our waiter, Stan, has been there over 10 years. That says a lot.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were on vacation and found this gem walking by and new right away it was for us. After an amazing meal and outstanding bottle of Italian an wine that Rocko the manager helped us with, we were sad to leave.
Can’t wait to get back! Service was great and Rocko made our night even more special!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were shown to the small upstairs overflow room in the empty restaurant fir our pre booked 5.30 early dinner . We had to insist on a table in the empty main restaurant area . The staff showing us to table had no idea . The waiting staff were wonderful . Old nat king cole + music loud music gave old style ambience . Nothing modern about this restaurant. Top quality food; highly referred and regarded .

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 (東京)·Dined on January 9, 2018

いつもアランチーノを、利用するので初めての訪問でしたがとて美味しくいただきました。とくにステーキは、有名ステーキ店よりも美味しく感じました!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

毎年ハワイに来るたびに伺うイタリアンです。
お店のスタッフさんの笑顔や対応も気持ちが良いうえに、お料理もどれもバランスよく美味しいです!
また次回もお邪魔します。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our favorite place in Hawai’i!!
Delicious food, friendly personnel, what more you need?!))
And thank you for special deserts ;)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Highly recommended restaurant on Trip Advisor. Our party was disappointed with the quality of the food, outside of the clam pasta dish which was excellent. Everything else was significantly overpriced and substandard in taste. The pasta moderna was particularly unpleasant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The lasagna was delicious and our service was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I was seated in the outside patio with a cover. I would have preferred an indoor seat. Reservations were made some time ago. Prices reasonable but portion was small. It was pasta, so sauce and clams were right, just needed more pasta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2018

La comida excelente, la parte externa se oye mucho ruido de la calle y deben mejorar las sillas, no son cómodas

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