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Date
Fri, 4/20
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8:30 PM
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Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.4
1157 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
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).
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: :00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 926-5050
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Executive chef
Hiro Mimura
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Don Ho
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Parking details
Valet parking available at Embassey Suites entrance on beachwalk. Valet also available Wyndham, entrance on Lewers turn left on Halumoa street, left again into Wyndham. Validated parking $6.00 (not including tip) for up to 3 hours.
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Special events & promotions
Join us this Valentine's day for an aphrodisiac inspried 5 course tasting menu and romance inspired craft cocktails.
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Additional
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1157 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always good food and service. I would like to recomend to my friends.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

コスパも良く ランチ女子会にぴったりです。
唯一の難点は テラス席だったので 外のゴミ収集車が スゴイ音で興ざめでした。

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

A friend from the Colombo Club in Oakland recommended this restaurant and I am glad he did. Great authentic Italian/Sicilian food and a wonderful wine list. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and there was a variety in the selections of pasta, meats and fish. They provided valet parking which was a great extra.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We sat outside. Inside dining would be preferable. Inside ambiance is much better.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was mediocre at best. The California pizza company or cheese cake factory is just as good for hall the price.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wonderful. Excellent food and service. Taormina will be a regular on our list whenever we are visiting Waikiki.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food, as always...

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food is very delicious and the service was great. Presentation was fabulous, but expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We went for lunch as a goodbye to Waikiki, it was just fabulous.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was disappointed experience since we visited there from they open the restaurant.
First of all, they brought us second floor. It was first time for us. I immediately expected the seat will be not good because screaming under three years two kids sat near our table and big Chinese group. As you can imagine, it was worst experience at the restaurant. we can not hear our voice. The each table of next from the noisy group left to other restaurant soon. If it was not rainy day, we also wanted to move quiet restaurant.
Second, the noise level will cause the incident. Our waiter misunderstand our order so one of my important friend did not get main meal same time.
All of those reasons, we can not recommend the restaurant to our friends anymore.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine is where we celebrated our wedding dinner as well as our first wedding anniversary. It was the best experience and we were able to experience with our beautiful daughters. The food was excellent as always and we were able to bring our cake from wedding, 1 year later and they put "happy anniversary" with chocolate and raspberry sauce. It was amazing and beautiful. This is definitely the place for romance or the place to bring the whole family for a nice dinner. The ambience and environment are just perfect. This is my #1 choice of restaurants on Oahu. Thanks for your help in making our days special!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My husband just retired and two of our sons, daughter in law and our granddaughter wanted to celebrate somewhere special. We had never been to Taormina's. The food was absolutely fabulous! Fresh pasta done to perfection! We all ordered something different on the menu so we could sample the dishes. From the lasagna to the Bolognese to the alla caprese, everything was delicious. Service was outstanding and they even surprised my husband with a beautiful tiramisu platter with "congratulations" written in chocolate!
Definitely will be going back!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This restaurant serves good traditional Italian meals that are well presented and tasty.The menu is rather limited but okay

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

誕生日で利用しましたが、事前にお願いなどしていないにもかかわらず、デザートタイムにはHappy Birthday!!のプレートを用意してくれました。
次回も必ず行きたいお店になりました。

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I go there every time I go to Honolulu as I love the food and the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We have been here several times and it is always excellent. I highly recommend this little gem.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Outstanding service and scrumptious food. Lasagna spectacular. Waiter Brooke personable and attentive. Highly recommended

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

雲丹パスタは、ニンニクが効きすぎて全く雲丹の味がせず、まるでペペロンチーノを食べてる感じで残念でした。フィレ肉のステーキは普通でしたが、当日フォアグラをのせて欲しいとリクエストしたら対応していただき嬉しかったです。ちなみにフォアグラは別皿で持ってきてもらい、味付けはサッパリ系でした。
トリュフのカルボナーラは、絶品でした。またハワイ に行きましたら、トリュフのカルボナーラのみでも良いので絶対食べに行きたいと思いました。

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Some nice fresh pasta. Kind of small wine list. all the portions were on the small side, not that I left hungry. Quality was very good

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Poor service, brought water and didn’t even ask us if we wanted drinks. I asked what market price was for truffle pasta and she took that as my order and we had to call her back. Never checked on us, all our service came from other waiters clearing our dishes

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was one of the best overall dining experiences. Food, servers, staff all just excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Superb service and food.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

日本語メニューもあり、2人で行き1人80ドルぐらいのコースにしました。グラスシャンパンで乾杯して、お会計は200ドルぐらいでした。料理は名物のウニのパスタなど美味しかったです。シェアしたいと伝えればお皿を料理ごとに持ってきてくれます。デザートが特に美味しかったです。ただ日本のイタリアンのレベルには到底及ばず「ハワイの中のイタリアン」としては、かなりレベルが高いと思います。次回のハワイでもおそらく食べに行くレストラン候補にはあがるかと思いますが、物凄い楽しみ!という事はないかもです。

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Sicilian food like we found in Sicily.

Pasta was cooked well, and the sauces were well done.

Frutto did Mare one of the best we've had.

Bread was okay.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We went to Taormina for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding. My three companions had pasta which was delicious. I chose the fixed price lunch, which is a lot of food, all expertly prepared. In fact I would recommend skipping breakfast and going big at lunch. Our waitress, Alyssa, did a great job. She was pleasant, attentive and knowledgable about the dishes on the menu. She made an enjoyable experience even better. My wife and I had mentioned that we had recently both celebrated birthdays. We didn’t expect anything, but at the end of the meal we each received a complimentary tiramisu and ice cream dessert from the chef. We will return to Taormina.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. Everyone enjoyed every course and loved the uniqueness of each dish. Pretty reasonable for a dining experience at this level. Hannah, our server, was delightful. Thanks for a great evening! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very good dinner and service. Choose all Sicilian dishes which were outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

ワイキキビーチウオークに面した立地が良く、少食の日本人向きにスモールポーションのコース料理メニューがあるので、残すことなくデザートまで完食しました。

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We eat here whenever we are in Honolulu.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great food. Had the catch of the day. Very attentive and gracious staff. Lots of attention to detail. They even offered (without us asking) an umbrella to get us through the cloudburst that started when we got up to leave.

Will definitely return on next trip to Honolulu.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

味は少し濃いめだったんですが、ワインと🍷一緒にしたらそこまでではない感じでした。食べるペースを見て次の料理を出してくれるところもよかったんです。
昼間だったんですが、落ち着いた雰囲気でいい食事が出来ました。ボンゴレはバッタの味が少しがちょっと強い感じでしたが、ゆっくり食べてもずっと美味しく食べれました。

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I believe if you were seated in the inside of the restaurant, you may have better service. Service was very slow on the outside seating area. Food was salty. Needed to drink a lot of water during and after meal. The Tiramisu and chocolate cake was okay but not great as described.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Beautiful Taormina Sicilian Restaurant . Was greeted immediately by a very Friendly Host .
Seated at a beautiful table facing Waikiki Beachwalk . They had a small late afternoon lunch rush . Was greeted by Jackie very friendly and very informative in the menu . She recommended wonderful choices . I had a pea soup and garden salad with the most delicious garlic vinegarette dressing . Perfect for an afternoon. Lunch .Kazu ( the General Manager) came over and introduced himself was very proffesional and shared the history of how Taormina was conceptionalize .
I ordered the Sicilian as my pasta . Very flavorful and nice touch of spinach as well in the dish
Because I had just celebrated my Birthday
A Delicious Tiramisu with Belgian chocolate ice cream as a Birthday Surprise dessert . I will highly recommend Taormina Sicilian Cuisine for my Guests to dine at during there Stay in Hawaii
Thank you to Kazu , Jackie and Jenn and all the Chefs ... Thank you for making my Birthday very Special . Aloha

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! The truffle pasta is amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

super!

dishes were tidy and tasty.

kitchen offered us a extra dish for waiting long time. i really appreciated it

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our birthdays at our favorite restaurant, Taormina. They always deliver and never disappoint. Our favorite dishes are their seafood bruschetta, vongole spaghetti, sardine pasta, etc. Their desserts are also excellent. We usually sit inside, but were taken to an outside table this time around. It was fine until a huge truck parked tight outside next to our table. It was quite noisy as it kept its engine on. Honolulu is a big city. So, nothing you can do about that. We will probably pick an inside table next time. Taormina still gets our vote as our favorite and best Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

料理はとても美味しくて、サービスも親切で丁寧でした。全体的に食事の量が少なめですが、日本人には丁度良いです。

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

ハワイでの定番のレストランです。
今回もとても美味しくいただきました!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

広めの静かな席を希望していましたが、普通の狭い席でバックを置く場所もなかったのが、高級店のはずなのに残念でした。食事やワインは頼んだもの全て美味しかったです。前菜のヤリイカが特に良かったです。

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was very good, the staff was amazing! Staff was so knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.

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