Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

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$31 to $50
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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).
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RT
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person, Hannah was very attentive and knew her menu.
Granted she, was the only server for that entire second floor.
We were there in August and now we were able to share this restaurant with
relatives all the way from Rhode Island.
See you again.
Roy

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner

BD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food and wine. Fresh made pasta

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Awesome service!

BC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing italian restaurant. Would have to be the best in waikiki and one of the best restaurants overall! Highly recommend.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, people, and atmosphere!!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous cuisine, fresh seafood made with great care. Loved the squid ink pasta, cooked perfectly!
Attentive service and attention to detail. Will be back soon.

M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's not the same. Food can be test better. It was just ok. However, staff is very attentive and friendly! Love the service!

c
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Bella, she was very personable and attentitive . We had come for dinner 9/2/19 I don't remember our server's name she was courteous and we enjoyed our meal so much we decided to go back for lunch. We were glad we did because Bella made the return visit even better.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

大人2人、子供3人で伺いました。子供が席を立ったり、うるさくしても、嫌な顔せず、常に笑顔で接してくれました。

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EB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband loved the veal chop.
For him one of two meals only he really enjoyed during our two week stay.

J
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, exceptional quality, and great ambience.

Everything was crazy decadent and delicious. Leave your diet at the door! Hahahaha

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

初めて行かせていただきました^_^
コストパフォーマンスが良すぎだと思います。
ご馳走様でした。

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We dine here to celebrate our Anniversary. All staff was very friendly from hostess, bartender, busboy etc. Our server very knowledgeable of the menu and wine selections when we asked for recommendations. She even had pictures of their food on a tablet for us to look at and help decide our choices. The gave us a free tiramisu dessert with happy anniversary written on it. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert and top 3 on Oahu. The chef is the same as Appetito on Kuhio. It gets busy so highly recommended making reservations.

r
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent eggplant caponata and pastas!

f
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Knowledgeable wait staff. Reasonable prices. Delicious food.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Dining inside is refined and quiet, but al fresco is street side, noisy and in full view of passing tourists and “street people.”

Our server was rushing us, bring out the appetizers and salad courses at the same time she was opening the $245 bottle of wine. We had to ask her to take back the salad until we were finished with the appetizers and not have the entrees fired until we were done with the salad.

Food was good, but poor service really soured our experience.

TH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now one of my favorite place to eat at! The food was so delicious, I mean really delicious. Cant wait to come back and eat here again!

R
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, prixe fixe menu for lunch was fabulous and Jen was the best!!!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would eat here again when I come back to Oahu. Phenomenal food and service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

ペアリング注文したものの、マリアージュイマイチ

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

以前と違い、ポーションも丁度良く
全て美味しく頂きました。サーバーの方も親切で非常に満足。また伺います。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

いつもハワイに行くと必ず行きます
今回も期待を裏切らず、何を食べても美味しく大満足です
今回は、ハワイを離れる直前にこちらでランチしてから空港に向かいましたのでまずい機内食には手をつけなくてもぐっすり眠って日本まで帰ることができました

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

いつ来ても美味しいワインを出してくれます。
料理ももちろん美味しいです。
イカスミのパスタが絶品。

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S
San Francisco
264 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a very nice dinner at Taormina. Traditional Italian but with a Japanese take on the pasta, all three dishes we ordered were outstanding. Our server Akemi from Japan took care of us as did the rest of the staff. A great place for sophisticated Italian dishes in the heart of Waikiki.

TE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I made reservation through OpenTable, everything was going very smoothfully and no stress at all.

Staffs do welcomed us with friendry smiles.

I do visit this restaurant again within this year and will recommend Taormina to all my friends.

Teruo Ogawa, Nara City, Japan
terubon@m3.kcn.ne.jp

OT
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

家族で利用しました。どのお料理も美味しく、スタッフの心配りも行き届いていました。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

コースがあの料理であの値段だったら納得というか安い。店員さんもとても対応が良かった。

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u
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

My honest opinion:
•Although friendly, the server (not the first time we visited) was somewhat rough in removing our plates. On another occasion, the server took away my guest's plate before he was finished.
•The ravioli appeared to be just a bowl of cheese (reason I never order it); very unappetizing.
•Although making reservations in advance, not the first time the hostess/manager was unable to accommodate us...table within the restaurant, etc.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

サービスも良く、料理も美味しかった

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OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

スパゲティもいいが、ラムチョップやヴィールチョップも良いし、デザートも良かった!

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k
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

最高です!!


美味しいワイン・店の雰囲気・食事・・・・・・どれもGOOD!!

また行きたいお店です!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

ウニのパスタが最高でした!

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YU
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

コース料理を食べました。前菜からデザートまで、とても美味しくいただきました。特に、雲丹のパスタは絶品でした。スタッフの対応も良く、また行きたいです。

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g
Hawaii
101 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome chef's menu..

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

honeymoonで利用しました。
サプライズケーキも出てきて最高でした。
個人的にはヤリイカがうまかった!!

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SL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday. They did everything they could to make it a fabulous celebration. And, they succeeded. Thank you!!

n
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food! Will be back for lunch again soon.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The place is nice but we were sitting facing the kitchen so was not very nice view. The tables are really close to each other, and you can hear the whole conversation the other table is having. I would try again but outside sitting next time. We did get free desert for our wedding anniversary and it was great. Overall I would give ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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