Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.5
1368 reviews
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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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San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceeded expectations. Delicious birthday surprise was much appreciated.

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Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to taormina for day after Valentine's Day and they still offered special meal. As always the food was outstanding, service five star and the staff made us feel welcome.
This has become one of my favorite restaurants.

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

去年、家族で初めて行った店なのですが、今年も行きたいとみんなの意見が一致したので行きました!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was great! Definitely will be back!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance, we did prix fixe (4 course and 5 course), most was excellent, but fish (chosen in the 5 course meal) was not as tasty as we have had at other restaurants in Hawaii. Pastas were superb and the filet mignon delicious. We wished that tiramisu was one of the choices for dessert but the ones we got (liliko'i sherbet and pistacio mousse) were very good.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

美味しくて、サービスもいい。雰囲気がお洒落なのに気取った感じなく、出てくる時間もそれほどかからなく子連れでもささっと食べれる。とにかくウニパスタが美味しくて、滞在中2回は行ってしまうレストランです。

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Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at taormina and it was great! Customer service abounds throughout the entire meal. Sicilian food was good and no comparison to american sicilian food. Kudos to the chef and homemade tiramisu was delish!!
Will be coming back.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

店員さんのホスピタリティが素晴らしかった。
お料理はハワイの中ではきっとかなり美味しいと思います。
日本人の

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

今度はランチで利用してみたいです

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Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

料理も想像以上の美味しさで大満足です。接客も大変良く、また訪問したいと思いました。

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

Service and food is perfect but 不味い水道水と切れないナイフにはがっかり。フィレ肉が悪いのかナイフが悪いのか悩んでいたら、アスパラガスでさえ、すーって切れないほどの切れ味。でも、メインの料理もサービスも良かったので気にならないです。

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LC
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined this last week and we truly enjoyed the 5 course meal with drink pairing. Thanks for the delicious experience in Hawaii!

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CZ
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taormina is a family favorite for special nights out whenever we are in Waikiki. The management and staff provide a personal and exceptionally high level of service each and every time we walk through the door. We are never disappointed with the delicious and inventive dishes on the menu and the entire team never fails to make us feel special. We always get an order of the lasagne to share, which is a particularly rich and decadent take on what is normally not a noteworthy selection on most Italian menus. There’s usually a one of a kind item we can’t resist, which was a sumptuous abalone on the half shell this trip-amazing! We can’t wait for our next visit~

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

予約時間の変更も柔軟に対応してくださいました。
サービス、お味ともに文句なし。
バースデープレートをお願いしていましたが、ちょうど良いタイミングで用意してくれました。
気取らず、でもちょっとお洒落に利用できるホノルルのお気に入りのレストランです。

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e
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not impressed with the taste of their food. My wife has clams & spaghetti and I has Spaghetti Bolognese. wife's meal was tasteless, could tell they did not use fresh garlic. I can't ever remember have a Bolognese that was brown versus red. Taste was so-so.

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DU
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe our waiter was very professional and courteous. Food presentation was excellent.

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A
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and consistent restaurant that we visit every time we are in Honolulu. My caprese was very good so was the snapper like fish. Jenn our server was nice and courteous. Great Italian place.

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RG
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Waikiki. Nice ambience, great food.

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was highly recommended and completely lived up to it. Great food, attentive but not intrusive staff.

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TH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very delicious and good service.
I want to visit soon.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, beautifully presented, and the right size (enough for a hungry adult).
I had the lasagna, and my wife had the grilled chicken. We both recommend those.
I don’t remember having ever had a lasagna this good in my entire life.
The price is right too.
I plan to return soon.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

青じそたらこパスタがとっても美味しかった!

うにパスタは濃厚だけど味があまりしない不思議な濃厚パスタ!

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k
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance but we were disappointed because of a business group conducting their business meeting very loudly right next our table and we could not here ourselves talking to each other. They need to put this kind of group in their own separate area. We will have to talk to the restaurant next time if we make reservations in the future.This I was our third visit there and were not too happy.

We will have to think about it next time .

Would like to have you share this comments with the restaurant.
Thank you

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M
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was excellent, but the sevice was poor. The hostess did not personally escort us to our table, and the waitress did not explain the fact that the uni pasta and lamb had an extra cost tied in. Both the waitress and manager stated it was self explanatory and only when I explained my position to the manager did he agree to take of the added cost of the pasta (but not the lamb). Since it’s dark in the restaurant it was not easy to notice the added costs. Coincidentally, the dinner party to the right and left of me had issueswith their service. The party to the right of me was upset because they were not seated, and had to wait, but saw me sit down as soon as I came in. Both of us had the same dinner time reservation.
Not a good experience at all.

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DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The seafood bruschetta and risotto was incredible

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NT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

オーダーを忘れられたのでサービスは星二つ、料理の味は何時ものように美味しかった。

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

Everything was perfect. They're the perfect balance of classy and comfortable. I'm going back again for more!

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YO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

とても雰囲気のよいお店です。
私が行った時には日本人のスタッフがいて、質問に対して丁寧に説明してくれたので助かりました。
混んでいたので、予約をしておいた方がいいお店だと思います。

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TP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

You need to change your menu ... it has been the same for years

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

ムーディーな音楽が流れ、料理のビジュアルも美しい。
何を食べても満足な美味しさでした。

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

家族とのディナーで利用しました!外側の席で風も気持ちよくとても有意義な時間を過ごせました。
食事はパスタをオーダーしました。
とても美味しく、また是非ハワイへ訪れた時には利用したいと思います。

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GK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent place to celebrate special occasions. Good Food and Awesome customer service👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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DA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great--truly authentic Sicilian cuisine. Ordered wine by the glass (one white and one red) which was a mistake. Both were skanky.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

初めての利用でした。
マキスペシャルのパスタ、ボンゴレ、ウニをオーダー。
ウニ以外、全て美味しかったです。
ウニは味が薄いような…
ワインも前菜も美味しかったです!

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AK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Gave our reservation away after less than 20min. We had a child and a baby so they were helpful in accommodating us after we were less than impressed that our reservation was given away. We are told they would need the table in one hour which was fine with us except the food took a long time to come out so we had to quickly eat. The food was very average

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wedding anniversary

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

美味しい
大人の雰囲気

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Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding
Our Gabrielle gave us a super service
We did not expect a good Italian Honolulu but this one betrayed us

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

お料理はどれもとても美味しかった。
ロケーションは路面店の為、通路側になると歩行者からの視線が気になる。
お値段もそこそこな為、チップもそれなりになるけど、それほどサービスが良いとは思わなかった。

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KT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined on New Year's Day, where only option was 5 course tasting menu. Very crowded downstairs and really tiny waiting area, so we were eased to have been seated upstairs where things were a bit calmer. The food was generally good and attractively presented. Servings were small, which was okay as there were 5 courses. Best course was the bucatini with pancetta and truffles. The steak was cooked as requested and tasty. The lobster and scallop cold salad was interesting and good. Salmon starter and whipped dessert were okay. Server was friendly and attentive, but the process seemed a bit rushed, probably because the first dishes were pre-done. Overall we felt the dinner, while good, was way over priced. (We knew the price going in, but thought we would be more wowed by the event than we were). We may have had a different opinion if we tried regular menu on a regular night.

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