Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.7
2114 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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 "Luca pecorini" and Veal "Siciliana." Taormina's specialty dish is Uni Pasta (Sea Urchin), a delicacy enjoyed in Sicily, Italy. Italian Lavazza espressos compliment selections of house made desserts (Dolci).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipDonM
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a five start restaurant. We dine here every visit to Oahu (3 or 4 times a year) and the food is excellent and preparation consistent each time . This is a fine gourmet meal, authentic and using quality ingredients. Do not hesitate to book and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner!!! We sat outside (a little noisy from the street traffic ) service was great!

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vipLinda
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere……we have already recommended the restaurant to several friends!

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MICHI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised by the birthday dessert!
pasta was tasty and atmosphere was good!

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HawaiiVisitor
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting concept, fusion Italian and the restaurant delivered an amazing balance. Cocktails were on point.

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ShaunD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot for a romantic birthday dinner. Couldn’t have been happier. The service was great and the food was amazing.

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Fatuzzo
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Practically no Sicilian dishes.

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vipcraig
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beef carpaccio and the sardine finochetti were excellent, authentic traditional preparations, but the star was the truffled carbonara, sinfully rich & delicious. All were generous servings. My disappointment at the absence of my favorite Italian whites (vermentino, verdicchio, vernaccia) was overcome by the Sicilian zibibbo, For those like me who are not fond of the standard white triad I highly recommend it. Misha's service was friendly and attentive. For those who like Italian cuisine, highly recommended.

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Leonardo
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

To much hype...over priced not worth the money. Was expecting a high expectation on food quality

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vipTimB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and excellent food. Taylor was super nice and able to accommodate our request for an outside table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious

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bailey
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. The special attention from the GM and the staff adds to the great food the Restaurants has to offer. Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service and pleasant sidewalk dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The bus boy took my food without asking if I was finished with it. But everyone else was great.

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vipdenise808
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 49th anniversary with our daughter and son-in-law.
I had a craving for Italian food and this restaurant pleased my palate. I had the lasagna, my daughter had the pasta with black truffle special. My husband had the prix fix meal. It featured a filet.
The food is authentic Italian and the pastas were freshly made. All the ingredients were of the finest quality, especially by daughter's black truffle pasta. Great wine
list. we ordered a bottle of California cab. All ins all, we had good value and will look forward to returning to Taomina.

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vipDiamondPhil19
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food awesome! Service fantastic! Its just a little noisy sitting outside. Its also on the higher end of pricing. Well worth it though!

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vipDoctorDee
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place! Great food and super kind people--fantastic experience! We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Staff is unsophisticated! Doesn't know what valet parking is (it's NOT in two buildings nearby), cleared our appetizer plates while one person was still eating their appetizer, asked us if we wanted to order more entrees ( because of last warm food call) before we even received our entrees, made mistakes all evening and were clumsy and intrusive all evening. ( I was very embarrassed from parking to dessert ). If you're going to charge these prices and advertise as upscale dining then please deliver that!!

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AlexandraN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and delicious food! The Pan Roasted Duck Breast was one of the best I’ve had so far.
We’ve been for our anniversary, and the restaurant surprised us with a decorated dessert. So lovely. Thank you 😘

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Enzo
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat Italian often and this restaurant does an excellent job of preparing delicious Sicilian dishes.

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BillyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

One of the best dinners in Oahu I had my whole trip.

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VaRo
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for date night. The spaghetti was good but had a sweet flavor to it. Not a personal fan of sweetness in pasta. Old fashion cocktail seemed decently put together. Wouldn’t order those 2 items again. Would go back to try an out her pasta with wine next time.

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vipJBEAR
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience! Our server, Jackie, was incredibly gracious and efficient. She was especially patient with our 92-year old father. The food was fantastic! Grilled Spanish octopus, mushroom risotto with foie gras, duck breast, pasta with clams, were all excellent! Everything was prepared with a delicate touch. Highly recommended!!!

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vipMichaelD
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Rather bland food. Overpriced for what you get. Most disappointing restaurant we have eaten at.

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, food was delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On arrival for our reservation, reception are a little tight. Difficult to hear receptionist. After short wait was taken to a table in a separate dining area with a large noisy party going on. A guest from another table came over and indicated that we wouldn't be able to have a peaceful dinner due to the party. Went back to host and informed her of our situation. After waiting for a bit the Assistant manager (Tim) approached and apologized and informed me he would have a table for us shortly in outside seating area. It was a nice table and we enjoyed our evening. Tim compensated us with complementary cocktails and appetizer. Totally enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner. Food and service was excellent. Special thanks again to Tim for saving our evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food tasted amazing. We sat outside and there was a nice breeze.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Can’t wait to come back. Uni and truffle pasta are unmatched!

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Woundedwhale
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Honolulu dining spots. We try to go when we’re in town. It was excellent and they did a great job with safety protocols. We shared the eggplant appetizer which was wonderful and shared a blood orange salad as well. My wife had pecsci misti which she thought was excellent. I opted for seafood with spaghetti in a spicy tomato sauce and was not disappointed. We shared a gluten free chocolate cake for dessert. Everything was great and we will be back

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ChristopherJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exemplary food, exemplarly presented ansd served. Highly recommended.

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vipDrDaveMaui
Hawaii
97 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one is an old favorite, better than ever, still the closest experience to our many trips to Italy. We come here every time we visit Honolulu from Maui, a quiet refuge among the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Outdoor table with tradewind breeze good for people-watching before dark. We missed seeing Chef Hiro in the kitchen this time. Service was excellent: Bella and Leon were delightful. Bella made the perfect recommendations modified to our latest dietary restrictions and current appetite levels. The Insalata Rucola with blood orange was amazing. Seppia, grilled squid, perfectly cooked; we liked the dill garnish and the presentation on slate and iron skillet. We even liked the cutlery and serving utensils. The piece de resistance, Pesci Misti, grilled fish/seafood, took us back to signature meals in Capri and the Amalfi Coast, even though the cuisine is Sicilian. Great variety of fish and shellfish, and perfectly cooked. The Tiramisu was a sweet ending.

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vipWendy
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were seated on patio and ordered an expensive bottle of wine that was recommended. It was not great and then a bug flew into my son’s glass. We told the waitress and she asked if she should remove it! Really? My son asked for a clean glass and then she poured him another glass. Unfortunately, there was a full glass in the glass with the bug. Any other restaurant would have offered him another glass on the house when he finished the small one she poured. But no, we paid for it and they didn’t even apologize .
The food was heavy and bland. The seafood in the pasta tasted frozen.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down this was the most delicious meal! From the food to the service- truly amazing! We celebrated our anniversary and the staff and service was so sweet! What a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mom’s first time eating Sicilian food and she loved it. I was so excited that she love it and can’t wait to go back.

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JerryS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fabulous, but they rushed the service. We weren't finished with our salad course and main course was delivered. That is our only negative. Food was yummy!!!

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TomC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always our go to date spot! Food and service is always awesome

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ThomasV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and superb food. Eggplant Caponata was delicious and so were all the pasta dishes. Service was friendly. Reminded us of our visit to Taormina Italy in 2019.

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Ch04
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor setting,great service, drinks and food.

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Chelsea
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We ate at taormina for my birthday, the waitress was adorable and knowledgeable, I can’t remember her name but blonde hair and cute glasses. She gave us great recommendations, although the seafood bruschetta was not what we expected, I thought it was gonna be fresh and lighter with mascarpone but it was heavy like a fettuccine cream. After that we had this amazing salad with pears and beets with a great garlic dressing which definitely balanced the heaviness out from the bruschetta. We shared the truffle pasta and it was perfect, perfect size, great table side shaved truffles which are such a treat! Then came the tiramisu and chocolate lava style cake with a small scoop of ice cream and fresh berries. I personally don’t like tiramisu, but it was delicious, I just rather had the chocolate cake personally, so we got both! I got a cappuccino and it was so perfect with the desserts. I would definitely come back again for that salad! And in the future try out the duck or filet to mix it up. Thanks for a great birthday experience

FAQs

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Taormina Sicilian Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 926-5050.

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 2114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.