Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.7
2264 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
What 2264 people are saying
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KimH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food wasn’t as good as I remembered because lack of salt/taste. There were a few things not available on the menu. The waiter kept having to walk back and forth due to not having a tray.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner here for our first night in Honolulu and it definitely did not disappoint! My boyfriend and I started off with the Steamed Clams and the Beef Carpaccio. Then for entrees, my boyfriend got the Bolognese Moderna and I got the Sea Urchin Pasta. We had no complaints about any of the food. Everything was flavorful and the portions were just right. I loved that there was a pause between the starter and the entree. It gave me time to digest and prepare for the next course. The inside is not extremely big, so most will be seated outside. If you absolutely do not want to eat outside, then I would mention this when you book. We were seated outside, but we both did not mind at all. Overall, our experience at Taormina was spectacular and I’m extremely glad that we chose to eat here for our first night!

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vipMKCCFP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and Jackie is an excellent server.

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vipTeresaT
Tahoe
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Taormina and it was our best in Waikiki thus far! Every course tasted wonderful. The wine list had a great selection of Italian wines. Our server, Joe, was friendly, solicitous and professional. We will definitely dine here again!

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vipBillL
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, excellent service, delightful atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. Cozy atmosphere. Wonderful for an upscale dinner. Best pasta I have had, by far.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef carpaccio and uni carbonara should not be missed

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vipFantastic
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is by far, the BEST dining experience we have had in Waikiki this year! Exceptional menu and preparation, nice attention to details, and fantastic service from arrival to departure!

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vipmatthewc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food.
Spaghetti ai ricci super buono.
Alla prossima

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Miss the lasagna that was our favorite and they took it off the menu. It was super disappointing to not have the lasagna as an option. We had the bolognese that was quite good.

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vipKianiDPO
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our pre-fix dinner, all dishes were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. The truffle pasta was amazing. Great ambiance and service.

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vipnone
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Taromina but when the waiter first came over, he told us about several items they were out of which included the veal chop. We made the reservation there because my wife and I both love their veal chop. We were highly disappointed especially since it was Tuesday night at 7 pm. and would not expect them to run out so early in the evening early in the week. We were celebrating our birthdays at this meal. We went with the pre-fixed menu and all the food was excellent. But we did not give 5 stars because of the veal chop issue. I do not know how they ran out of the veal but this should never happen on a Tuesday night.

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Dianne
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and delicious food. Squid ink pasta is a must

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vipJoeP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taormina is an upscale Italian restaurant that seems to attract both locals and tourists. This is NOT low-end Italian, so be prepared to spend some time (and some money) appreciating what they have to offer. If you can, get a table on the covered "lanai" alley to catch the evening breezes. Oh, and reservations are a must.

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vipGFoodie
Toronto
71 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good and the Italian wine selection was outstanding. Due to short staffing, the food service was a bit slow but the servers were very friendly and hospitable.

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vipRichardC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years dinner with our family. Everything tasted fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional food, service and attentive staff. Eat here on every visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very romantic outside on the patio. The waitstaff were extremely nice and attentive.

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vipDrDaveMaui
Hawaii
108 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please issue the Open Table points for the on-time New Year's Eve reservation. I checked in with hostess with reservation and vax info, but no points have been received.Gabriel was great server. Food excellent, as always. Chef Hiro is aways great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time eating at Taormina while vacationing in Hawaii for six days. This time we got the pre fix menu. Everything was absolutely delicious. We are making it a mission to come back here every time we are in Hawaii.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chilled eggplant appetizer was so powerfully tasty, as were the perfectly al dente pastas. We will be back. Service was impeccable. So nice to have authentic, but modern Italian on Waikiki.

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vipphilips
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Terrible food presentation
Food was poor quality
Would not recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most pleasant surprise of our trip! We have traveled all over the world, and extensively in Italy for many years, and this restaurant had all of the quality and essence of Sicily as promised. Wonderful staff, amazing details, fresh ingredients. The best meal we had in our 10 days in Oahu. Just excellent.

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vipmargie
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. We dined for dinner with our 2 kids and everything was delicious. Our server was attentive and helpful with making suggestions. Would definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good foods

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Virginia
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My partner and I have been eating a lot of fish and seafood in the Islands so we wanted a change. My duck was perfectly cooked but the dish was served slightly cold. My partner had an adequate lasagna dish. The glasses of wine were all right.
The service was good. We ate outside and it was good for people watching but detracted from the romantic atmosphere the restaurant could create if it tried.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent pasta. We are in Honolulu for only a few days but are thinking about eating here again before we leave. Yes, it’s that delicious!

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vipDonatello
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best food I have had in Honolulu, ever. A gem! Food was superb, as was the service. Atmosphere is lovely, but I ate on the patio and toward the end of the meal a large truck was parked across the street, idling its engine, which was pretty noisy. I absolutely will return to this wonderful restaurant. One of my favorites in all of Hawaii.

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DavidK
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Oahu. Beef carpaccio was fantastic, beef was rare and tender. Sea urchin (uni) pasta was exceptional. My son got the veal cutlet, incredible! I got the Colorodo lamb, very expensive. My wife had the Mongchong fish. Everything was delicious. Totally satisfied, glad we made the reservation for Xmas.

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Sam was professional. The Chef was great. We were supposed to get two lamb chops which cost $15.00 extra in addition to a $74.00 meal a piece. We got one lamb chop with meat and two bones. My daughter and I love lamb and cook it at home all the time so we know what a lamb chop is. My son ordered Sea Urchin and he just got a taste. The waiter just assumed that we were inexperienced, but that was not the case. My children have very high stressed jobs and we just wanted a relaxed and good meal. Like I said the chef was good, meaning the food was good and the waiter was professional, but we felt that we were shorted. I gave the waiter a very good tip because of who I am and I have mercy. Mahalo. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 5 ate here for Christmas dinner during our stay on the island. We had seafood bruschetta which was tasty. Three of our five ordered lasagna-rave reviews! My husband had the seafood pescatore-high marks and I ordered the truffle pasta which was superb. We will definitely recommend this to anyone who goes to Oahu and we will dine here again when we visit.

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vipJackC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taormina is a fantastic restaurant.
The food, service, wine list and ambience are excellent.
I’ve been there 4 times this werk!

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vipRachelS
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food and fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and meals! Highly recommend for those that like finest of Italian cuisine.

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vipWenlau
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there celebrating my big birthday! Server Jackie was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent! Son got prix Fixe tasting menu and the rest of us ordered from the menu. I got uni pasta. Did not disappoint! Got a tiramisu decorated as my free birthday dessert! Love the place!!!!

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vipTammyK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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linda
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love it. We came back for a second time. both time we had a great time.

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OlgaG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service!! Highly recommend them to visit! I am second time here with my family and happy 😃!

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 2264 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.