About Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

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).

227 Lewers St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: :00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Don Ho

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 926-5050

Website:
http://taorminarestaurant.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Hiro Mimura

Additional:
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

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Taormina Sicilian Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.5

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4.3

value

3.9

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (22)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Business Meals (14)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (名古屋・愛知)·Dined 3 days ago

生ウニのパスタは、ウニが濃厚でとても美味しいです。
生パスタは、麺の硬さやモチモチ感が絶妙でした。
今回は両親との食事だったので、量的にいろいろ注文できず、パスタ類とデザートのみの食事になりました。そうした場合にはコスパが悪いお店かと思います。

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

It was again, a spectacular experience! Kaui, our server and everyone else made us so comfortable. We requested a window table and received it. It was so relaxing and the food was superb! I can't get enough of the Mentaiko Pasta. I cleaned my plate... literally! I definately will be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious veal cutlet and tiramisu. Extensive pricey wine list. Great service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is one of those places you will go back to whenever you are in Honolulu. It is small and intimate but the chef is uber creative, like you would expect from the finest in NYC. Local and fresh ingredients make the meals even better than that. Wine list provides excellent selection at a variety of prices, many very reasonable (i.e. low). Service was perfect. Our waiter, Stan, has been there over 10 years. That says a lot.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were shown to the small upstairs overflow room in the empty restaurant fir our pre booked 5.30 early dinner . We had to insist on a table in the empty main restaurant area . The staff showing us to table had no idea . The waiting staff were wonderful . Old nat king cole + music loud music gave old style ambience . Nothing modern about this restaurant. Top quality food; highly referred and regarded .

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 (東京)·Dined on January 9, 2018

いつもアランチーノを、利用するので初めての訪問でしたがとて美味しくいただきました。とくにステーキは、有名ステーキ店よりも美味しく感じました!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

毎年ハワイに来るたびに伺うイタリアンです。
お店のスタッフさんの笑顔や対応も気持ちが良いうえに、お料理もどれもバランスよく美味しいです!
また次回もお邪魔します。

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our favorite place in Hawai’i!!
Delicious food, friendly personnel, what more you need?!))
And thank you for special deserts ;)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Highly recommended restaurant on Trip Advisor. Our party was disappointed with the quality of the food, outside of the clam pasta dish which was excellent. Everything else was significantly overpriced and substandard in taste. The pasta moderna was particularly unpleasant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The lasagna was delicious and our service was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I was seated in the outside patio with a cover. I would have preferred an indoor seat. Reservations were made some time ago. Prices reasonable but portion was small. It was pasta, so sauce and clams were right, just needed more pasta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

La comida excelente, la parte externa se oye mucho ruido de la calle y deben mejorar las sillas, no son cómodas

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

店長ゆるすぎ。客がいても店員とペチャクチャおしゃべりばかり。
店員は1時間ほどの間に何度も物を落とすなど、酷すぎる。
せっかくの美味しい料理ご台無しでした。

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

昨年食べた
トリュフのパスタが美味しかったので
又家族で食事に行かせてもらいました
前回ほど感動はなかったですが
トリュフのパスタ絶品です

お店の雰囲気も好きなので
又行きたいお店の一つです

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A great spot for authentic southern Italian cuisine

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

すべて繊細でとても美味しかったです!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was way too salty. And don’t get me wrong, I love salted food, but this way way too much. Other than that atmosphere in restaurant was nice as well as service

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food over salted made my squid ink pasta inedible overpriced being renovated stuck in corner with burlap outside other than service was non memorable and not worth the price

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

前菜、パスタ共に美味しかったです。
また利用させていただきたいです。

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We ate here twice during our stay in Waikiki.
Pastas and risotto were superb. Wait staff was attentive and helpful.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I have been on two "dates" since our daughter was born 21 months ago. We decided to give Taormina Sicilian Cuisine a try since we've heard so many good things about it. We decided on the five course menu. All dishes were amazing...and we want to go back to try different dishes the next time! Definitely a must for everyone who loves good food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

5年ぶりに来店しましたが、やっぱり美味しかったです。子連れでははじめてでしたが、とても対応が良かったです。また行きたいと思います。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It took very long to get our food and it wasn’t busy yet. We were there at 5pm. Also we were rushed at the end and was asked to move to smaller table because there was a party o 6 waiting for our table.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was fabulous and the portion size on the generous side. The service was excellent. I could not have picked a better choice for our final night on the island.

My sole issue is related to seating. We were seated very close to a large party with a lady in particular who was extremely loud and intoxicated. It was pretty much impossible for us to have a conversation and would have been nice to have been seated away from that group.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always best Italian in hawaii.
Most authentic : classic or Scilian
Try the spaghetti with fresh uni.
Or amazing Lasagna
TIRAMISU is just like the original in the Veneto. Light and delicious “pick me up”

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

毎回ハワイに行くときは、事前に予約しています。料理は美味しいし、ボリュームも日本人の胃には優しいです。何よりも接客が素晴らしく、幸せな気持ちで店を後にします。次回も必ず来よう!と固く誓って⁈
今回は残念ながら、生うにパスタの塩が効いていなかったと思います。入れ忘れではないのでしょうが、このパスタをお目当で行くので、少々寂しかったです。

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I had the squid ink linguine fruity de mare and it was excellent! The other members of the party enjoyed their meals as well. Great authentic Italian food!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Healthy, Organic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 12, 2017

ハワイでおいしいパスタを食べたいならここ。ランチの時にはいつも明太子パスタをオーダーします。

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great little restaurant, if you want Italian, this is a must!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Rushed. Brought appetizers and salad at the same time, before cocktails. They did this even after I had asked them to make sure they did not rush us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My family visited this restaurant while travel in Hawaii.
We ordered Seafood bruschetta, Sea urchin “Ricci di mare" pasta, Truffle Carbonara “Tartuffo fresco”, Nero “Frutti di Mare”.
Everything we have ordered was under the expectation.
But the atmosphere was fairly good and quiet in the heart of noisy Waikiki.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food, great service, great wine

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

At $68 for the Truffle Carbonara I would have expected it to come out hot which it did not. The starters we had were reasonable and the service was good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was mediocre at best, price are high, poor value for money. I am wondering if the
chef/managers have only saw Sicily in a post card. Nothing worth remembering. No going back for me.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

鰯のパスタのレシピが変わり、以前ほど美味しくなかったが、リゾットは予想以上に美味しかった。 また、予約時間に行ったが15分位またされた。

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

サービスの姿勢とレベルは良かったと思う。
アペリティフは良かった。
最低限の文字数制限はおかしい!
最低限の文字数制限はおかしい!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

i had a great time. the food was delicious and really match with last dinner at honolulu. I highly recommend this place to my friends.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing Italian on the island. One of our new favorites. Will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Restaurant week menu 👌🏼👌🏼

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