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Taormina Sicilian Cuisine, Honolulu, HI

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.6
4.6
3107 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).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 926-5050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Hiroyuki Mimura
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Cross street
    Don Ho
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available at Wyndham hotel, entrance on Lewers st. 1) Drive down Lewers st (one way street) 2) Turn left on Helumoa road, (before the Imperial hotel) 3) Turn left into the first parking structure which will be the Wyndham. Valet parking also available at Embassy Suites. Validated parking $6.00 (not including tip) for up to 3 hours.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Hawaii

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Oahu

    Italian

  • Oahu

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

3,107 Reviews
  1. LawrenceG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is one our favourite restaurants in Waiklkl Even though we made our reservations two months in advance we were placed at a table where all of the orders were picked up ….right behind my back - the worst table in the restaurant. We would have been happy, even though we arrived on time to have waited for a better table. Instead they sat us in an. upstairs room. No decor/ no ambiance. It looked more like a slightly dressed up cafeteria. Conversations were not loud but amplified by the ceiling and smaller space. My fish a type of snapper was welled seasoned and tasty. The stems of the arugula salad were to long and difficult to manage , cut , and eat. We also had the spaghetti pomodoro could have been better seasoned. Perhaps a touch of fresh garlic and pecorino cheese. All in all it was a pleasant experience It is one of our most enjoyed restaurants in Waikiki. Perhaps getting there before 7:30 might get you a more acceptable table

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  2. BrianM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious and great service. A must go when we’re in Waikiki

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  3. RobertB

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, excellent service and great food.

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  4. Panurge

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kind of amazing that management has been able to maintain consistency in the food, service, and ambiance, and value. For a restaurant smack in the middle of Waikiki, it's a real gem. They've done a good job.

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  5. Makko

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not good as before. I didn’t get any touched emotions especially Uni pasta and Mentaiko pasta, those were my favorite.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious. Servers were friendly and informative. A couple of small issues; table lamp flickered so we turned it off, and noticed lipstick on martini glass after finishing drink. Server apologized and took it away. After we paid check we stayed a bit to talk but no one returned to offer water etc. Once we paid bill we were basically ignored and as we left no one said thank you or even good bye. Odd ending to an otherwise pleasant experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I’ve had in Hawaii hands down. Incredible. Truffle Carbonara was to die for.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere, service and delicious food.

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  9. AnthonyG

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very nice, and the server was 1st class however, my mother is Italian and has grown her own basil her whole life (84 years). She ordered a pasta dish, supposed to be dressed with basil but instead the kitchen had used chopped spinach and tried to pass it off as basil. I couldn’t believe it, so used a plant species identifier on my iPhone, and confirmed she was correct, it WAS actually spinach. It was too funny for us to be upset about it :-) Moving forward if you're going to try to pass off spinach as basil, best not to serve it to an Italian woman in her 80’s from Calabria who knows more about it than your chef and has been using basil since WW2 Makes a good story anyway… :-D

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    雲丹のパスタがおすすめらしいが、ニンニクが効きすぎてぜんぜんおいしくない 連れのパスタはイカ墨だったがコレは塩辛く唐辛子も効きすぎでキツイ パスタ以外は塩辛いがなんとか食べられるレベル 星4.7とかありえない!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was delicious, just like it was before coronavirus.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu was excellent and just enough were we had room for most of the desert. Super Service.

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  13. ThomasB

    Tucson

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice dinner. Had the fish of the day. Really enjoyed. Our server was fun, attentive and helpful. Ask for Khaiman if he’s available.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Our server was very friendly and funny and made sure we’re doing alright! The staff was so friendly from the receptionist to the bus boys!

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  15. Adeli

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service and food was incredible! The pasta and fish was so fresh. Made it even more special with a birthday dessert! Can’t wait to come back.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The risotto and duck were excellent on a Monday evening without the head chef.

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  17. RayD

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, excellent wonderful food and service! The staff is friendly and the service is prompt and non-interfering. My wife and I had a wonderful quiet lunch of fish and pasta. The food is very well prepared and presented.

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  18. JACcc

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal experience. We had the tasting menu. Food was appropriate spaced, arrived hot and so delicious. Will go again and recommend to all. Seafood with squid linguine was a favorite as well as the filet.

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  19. Tweety790

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was probably one of the best dinners I’ve ever had. After making the reservation, we walked around the city and happened to see the restaurant. We decided to check out the menu they had displayed outside. Another couple that was standing there and saw us checking out the menu told us they had already been there three times because it was so good. We decided to try the eggplant appetizer. I usually don’t like cold eggplant but it was amazing. I had the filet with balsamic reduction. Cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. My companion had the lamb and said it was the best they ever had. It was the biggest serving of lamb I’ve ever seen. I had three pieces and we still brought some back to the hotel. Had it not been our last night in town, we would have gone back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prix fixe was perfect!! Great variety of foods for our party. The service was excellent!

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  21. MFReview

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. A little pricey but good. Highly recommended.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gabriel’s service and attention to or experience was superb! This is our favorite restaurant in Waikiki! The food was cooked to perfection and we did not leave there bloated from too much salt in the food. We plan to go there several more times before we leave. V. Burnett Chapel Hill, NC

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    料理はもちろん美味しかったです。加えて、記念日であることを伝えていたことから、メッセージ付きのデザートプレートを用意していただきました。自信を持って友人らにお勧めできるお店です。また訪れたいと思います。

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  24. TinaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and ambience. Highly recommended.

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  25. JessicaK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One word: Wonderful. From the moment we were greeted, throughout the whole meal and as we walked out the door, EVERY person there was incredibly warm, friendly, helpful & gracious. We LOVED our meal, everything was fantastic. We would return in a heartbeat! This evening was a lovely night & will remain in our memories as a beautiful night. Thank You!

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  26. RobertP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Resturant was nice. I eat out often at a lot of restaurants. Food was good but excessively over priced. 2 small portions of pasta, 2 salads, 4 beers with a 18% tip $330.00 Service was good just excessively overpriced.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. DianeZ

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the tasting menu, excellent Monchong, squid ink pasta. Service was great, small restaurant. An outstanding meal.

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  28. SandyS

    Hong Kong

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty authentic Italian pasta. Pasta was al dente, maybe a tad too al dente. Restaurant’s ambience is comfortable with touch of elegance. Overall, I would highly recommend to anyone who would appreciate quality authentic Italian dishes.

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  29. Bette

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We so enjoyed a delicious dinner while on holiday in Honolulu. The Salmon was prepared exquisitely, as was the Pasta Bolognese. Best Tiramisu we have had, anywhere. Our server was perfectly attentive to our needs

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    やっぱりここのパスタは美味しいです!アルデンテ間違いなし! スタッフもテキパキしていて、良かったです。 テラス席はうるさくなく、隣のテーブルもそれほど気になりませんでした。お値段は安くはないけれど、ワイキキでこのクオリティであれば文句ないと思います。

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  31. EleanorY

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to celebrate your birthday or any special occasion.

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  32. Austin

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. Absolutely outstanding in every way. Will definitely come back next time in Waikiki!

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  33. RonaldG

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Great ambiance, excellent food. Always make a point of eating here every time I visit Honolulu.

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  34. Bette

    Philadelphia

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience again while on holiday in Hawaii. The duck entree as well as the bolognese dish were excellent, prepared perfectly. Waiter was attentive!

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  35. LynH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wine very expensive $80 cheapest bottle Clams were very good. The spaghetti bolognese was better than average but not great

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated Cancer Free Status with a memorable dining experience at Taormina for daughter, granddaughter and sister-in-law. The inside table was beautiful, near the entrance and the high chair in place as requested. The hostesses were welcoming and our server, Amanda, met all of our requests with grace and immediacy. The kitchen responded to requests for child-friendly cuisine (vegetables and pasta with meat sauce) which our toddler scarfed (and us adults sampled) with delight. My Manhattan, served up, was a blend of extraordinary flavor absent bitterness. Our entree and salad selections were split without hesitation. The two salad options were generous and brimming with flavors and textures. We will be back (under better circumstances) to further explore the menu!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as before, excellent food, outstanding service and pleasant atmosphere. Eggplant caponata delicious, clams were wonderful and the pasta bolognese delicious. Can’t say enough good things about Taormina. Can’t wait till next trip from Hilo.

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  38. RYNaka

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and good food. My guest was very happy!

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  39. LisaB

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Monchong (Moon Fish) and it was very good, I would totally recommend it. Unfortunately 2 of my friends had the Insalata del Bosco which was mainly greens, only 1 small piece of prosciutto, 2 pear cubes, 1 cube beet and very little cheese. Very disappointing and they sent them back and got the Monchong instead. Our waiter was awesome.

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  40. WendyO

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The taste of Italy appetizer was fantastic! We also had the veal cutlet. One order is enough for 2 people.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 3107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

227 Lewers St., Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Don Ho
  • Neighborhood
    Waikiki
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available at Wyndham hotel, entrance on Lewers st. 1) Drive down Lewers st (one way street) 2) Turn left on Helumoa road, (before the Imperial hotel) 3) Turn left into the first parking structure which will be the Wyndham. Valet parking also available at Embassy Suites. Validated parking $6.00 (not including tip) for up to 3 hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hiroyuki Mimura
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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