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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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted nicely. Shown to an excellent table. Very upscale atmosphere. Our waiter Stanley was superb as usual.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were really good. Service /wait staff was excellent, especially for Waikiki. Main dishes were just ok. Nothing special.

EL
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great waiter Joe!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!!!

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LD
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night! The food was amazing! Carpaccio, lamb chops, pasta were off the charts in flavor and presentation! Our server Stan and all staff were knowledgeable about the menu , made great recommendations and anticipated any needs. Such a wonderful night! Thanks!

MS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Don‘t tast the Pesce Mista - it is burnt food, only.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Taste very good. A little pricy..

JA
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and delicious!

c
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Maki's Specialを夫婦で頂きました。
Italian Prosecco,スパークリングワインとレモネードで乾杯
Appetizer,主人はBeef Carpaccio
私はSeppia Rucolaをセレクト
Pasta,Mentaiko spaghetti
Dolci,Seasonl parfait
期待通りのお料理と接客サービスに満足しました。
今まで4〜5回訪れていますが、今回は初めて外の席に案内されました。気にならない方はいいのですが、
外のお席は駐車場の出入り口の為騒がしいので中のお席をお勧めします。
ごちそうさまでした。

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g
Hawaii
222 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came in for a Thursdate
Sat upstairs overlooking Lewers
Service was good overall from Akana
The food was a bit salt forward on the Ricci De Mare and the Olive Bread
Overall we were not as happy as other visits
Hopefully the food will improve

SC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have eaten at this restaurant before. The food has always been spot on, however service was not up par for fine dining. Server was maybe just having an off night ???

N
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a meeting of Sicily with Hawai’i. Attentive but not overbearing service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service! Me and my friends are very satisfied every time we go there. You guys make us happy!

m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ツアーについてるランチで伺ったんですが、とても良かったです。レモネードまでつけてくれて最高のランチを楽しめました。

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I ordered the pasta with no spicy since my child wanted to eat, but came with spicy a lot.
Focaccia supposed to be served warm but came frozen cold and hard.
Overall taste of the food was poor.
Server seemed no care.
Disappointed.

S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Very pleasant. Food was excellent , service as well. My new favorite in Waikiki.

PV
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing starting with the seafood bruschetta then monching and finishing with the chocolate lava type cake. Our waitress, Jackie, was so knowledgeable, professional and fun!!This was one of our best meals on our vacation. Fantastic restaurant. 💕

RG
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Taormina. Have been coming here for years. The Bolognese "Moderna" is to die for.

LN
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We will return to try the 5 course option with wine pairings as it looked enticing.

We had outside seating and the staff provided us with a table for two, which turned out to be a cozy little setting for us. I had requested for a quiet table and the occasion was a “date” with my wife. I understand the restaurant cannot control the noise level for outside seating arrangements but did find myself leaning over during our conversations.

We had the risotto and the seafood pasta dishes...both were delicious. Accompanying our main courses were white and red wines, admittedly requiring seconds because they both paired well.

We used the Wyndham hotel valet parking in the back of the restaurant and found it convenient ($6 for 3 hours).

Looking forward to our next visit for lunch!

CC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always eat there when on vacation. Friendly staff, great food! I'm Siciliano...trust me, you'll love it too!

AK
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always have a great time here!
Food is great. Service was wonderful.
We sat by the kitchen. It was fun!

e
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was very good. Service was very poor. We had to wait a long time for our entree to be delivered. Very upsetting

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good for Japanese

OT
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

雨のハワイの夜。
かなりの雨でしたがテラス席しか空いていなかったのが残念でした。
もちろん屋根はありましたが、中の雰囲気が素敵だったので尚更そう思いました。
私達はコース料理を頼みましたが
どれもとても美味しかったです。
ウニのスパゲッティも絶品でした。
メイン料理は三人がお魚。一人が羊だったのですが、ウェイターが羊を牛に間違えて、チェンジするのに無駄な時間を過ごさせられたのが🆖でした。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

とても美味しかったです。
特に、雲丹のパスタは、最高でした。
また、来店します。
今度は、ランチもいきたい。

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience and food!

e
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service good
Food good, but not spectacular- especially for the price
One of the few places open after 8:30 in Waikiki

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great highly recommended been here on several occasions

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was terrible, very ordinary pasta for a high price. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone

TC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good place to taste sicilian, but rather italian cuisine in Waikiki !
Top welcome and service, as usual in USA, you're gonna tell me...
Very relaxing and tasty experience, a bit expensive but it worth.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

自分達だけ明らかに出てくるのが遅かった
子供がぐずりだして向こうが忘れたことに
気付いたがランチに1時間半はかかりすぎ

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

12月31日に予約しましたが、ディナーコースは素晴らしく、いい思い出になりました。
店員さんもニコニコしていて、写真撮影にも快く応じて頂けて嬉しかったですね。また来年も行きたいです。

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

大晦日のディナーでしたが、大変美味しかった

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OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

安定のおいしさ。リーズナブルな価格。
室内でよかった。

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OT
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for our meal and it was GREAT!! The manager was very generous giving us 2 free desserts at the end of our meal and giving us a free glass of wine!! The waiter was very nice and very educated with the food that they offered!! Overall the experience definitely earns 5 stars in our opinions!! We will definitely go back! We recommend this place!!

BD
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service here is outstanding as is the food. The uni (sea urchin) pasta is the best on the island for our tastes. The anchovy pasta is a delight in simple straight forward taste. It was neither oily nor salty but well balanced with a mild anchovy taste. The salad with pears and beets was full of flavor. The greens themselves, seemed perfect and flavorful as if they were picked just before serving.
We’ll be back again to enjoy this fine Italian cuisine.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was mediocre

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

食事がとても美味しく感動しました!子連れでしたが店員さんも親切で助かりました。強いて言えば子供用の食器類があればよかったなと思いました。

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B
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding!!! The food and service was excellent. Special acknowledgement to our waiter Gabe who was beyond incredible. Made a fabulous evening even more fabulous.