Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.6
1443 reviews
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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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JL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta here is amazing and the service is outstanding. I have a recommend the bolognese.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Bread was amazing. Food was great too. Just wish plates were bigger. I wanted mooore.

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CR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! Highly recommend. Went on a Monday and it was easy to get in. Brook was our server and he did a fantastic job.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Taormina's staff is welcoming, polite and accommodating. From the time we entered to when we left we were made to feel special. Special, too, was the food. On this occasion our table indulged in the pasta dishes which were cooked to perfection.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Never miss when we are in Honolulu . Love the food and service.

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LS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional cuisine, service and atmosphere. Strongly recommend!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

受付もウエイターさんもすばらしいです。
日本にいるみたいに安心出来ました。

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Hawaii 4 times of year and always eat here. Very good food and service

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GM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think this is as good Italian as you will find in Hawaii. If you order the VEAL chop - its for 2 people at least - it is HUGE; it is also delicious!! Our friend ordered the Truffle Carbonara - it was one of the best truffle pasta dishes I have eaten. The black truffle was extra - it was worth every cent!

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Good selections in course menu! I took my mom for Mother's day gift and she loved their food. We also had desert that came with the course and the portion and taste were so good.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taormina is one of our favorite restaurants every time we visit Honolulu, it's our 6th visit and never disappoints. Thank you for making my sister's birthday so special!

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service ! A must try if you live in Oahu or visiting from a neighboring island.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had been a few other times when we had been in Hawaii. However, what we noticed most was the appreciation the staff showed us. As we left, EVERY staff member we passed thanked us for visiting! That definitely makes a person want to come back! Thank you to the staff and management!

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HF
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Taormina for a business lunch and had a fabulous time! The service was excellent and the staff very attentive. The ambiance was nicely elegant and perfect for a business lunch. We have been here before and always have a wonderful time. The pasta is perfectly cooked with magnificent flavors. A must try!

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MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great but the lasagne was so good that it didn’t really need the heavy thick Parmesan crust. A thin crust would have been better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

美味しかったし楽しかった!

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MB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Had the fish of the day special with grilled vegetables.... delicious....service was great

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i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

キッチン前の席だったため、厨房からの音や、その前で準備するフロアーメンバーたちの声が聞こえて少し騒がしかった。料理は期待した通りとても美味しく食べることができて満足しました。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

日本人?従業員が、実に押し付けがましい。オーダーも間違う。そんな状態で、チップを18%以上を押し付けられても、ねぇ、

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L
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine selections, food was delicious and service was outstanding. The manager was very engaging and accommodating.

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TY
Osaka
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

知人に勧められて訪問しました。
ハワイで本格手なイタリアンがいただけるお店です。
ボンゴレビアンコのパスタ、ポルチーニのリゾットともに
本場イタリアでいただいているのかと思うほど絶妙な仕上がりで
十二分においしいお料理を堪能させていただきました。

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C
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. We were served so,etching that was not what we expected. Description from server was not a all what was served. And over priced. I know this is in Hawaii , we would not have minded paying if the food was represented truthfully.

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r
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here once for lunch, twice for dinner. All in one week vacation, because we loved the food so much soon as we tried it. The lasagna is amazing. The taste of Italy appetizer is great. So is the Boscu salad. Everything we tried was fantastic. Hope to go once more before our visit ends.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fav restaurant!! I think their uni pasta is hands down the best!!

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DJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing
Amazing
Anazing

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H
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the terrace and truly enjoyed our dinner. It was quiet enough to carry on a conversation without raising our voices and the gentle breeze was perfect. The three of us ordered pasta ala Norma, lasagna and spaghetti with clams after antipasti "taste of Italy" and caponata. All dishes were delicious and ample, the lasagna being enough for two. We were presented with a beautiful dessert selection, with all three being superb. Hannah, our server was a delight. We never felt hurried and she accommodated our every wish. We highly recommend Taormina.

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DD
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outdoor table perfect. A lovely meal. Pleasant staff.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegimos este restaurante en nuestro viaje familiar a Oahu porque nos encanta la comida Italiana y viajamos a Sicilia hace unos años, cuando leímos que tenían nuestro postre favorito, Cannolo, fue un poco decepcionante descubrir que ya no estaba en su carta, a pesar de haber leído que lo tenían.
En cualquier caso disfrutamos de la comida, todo muy fresco y delicioso, la pasta al dente, la Lasagna espectacular y todo el personal muy profesional y amable, pedimos extra queso rallado parmesano y nos trajeron un bol lleno.
Repetiríamos sin lugar a dudas
El postre de chocolate endulzó la falta de cannolo😉😍

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d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We split an order of calamari, which was well prepared, a little crusty and tender within. I had mushroom risotto with grilled fois gras, excellent! Very rich with complimentary flavors. My wife had pasta with sardines, also quite nice. For dessert we had tiramisu, prettily presented. We are moderate eaters and these dishes were sufficient.

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r
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

パスタがとても美味しかったです。
明太子とパスタが絶妙に絡み合いいっきに食べてしまいました。
料理を運んでくださるタイミングもぴったりで良かったです。

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t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food and delightful service. Wonderful dessert!

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Très bon restaurant mais plutôt cher. Les plats s'enchaînaient trop rapidement même si nous avons demandé au serveur d'espacer les services.

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FG
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tastes good and good service. A little pricey but then what in Honolulu isn’t. Will dine there again when next in town

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CD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the 5 Course with the drink accompaniments and it was fabulous.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

味はまったく悪くないのですが、残念ながら行くたびにサービス品質の低下を感じますね。
やたらと味はどうか?と聞きにきてくれますが、飲み物に何かのゴミが浮いていて指摘しても「わからない」と返され何の対応もありませんでしたし、(私自身別に英語でも日本語でも話せるのでどちらでもかまわない)日本語ができるスタッフさんもいましたが、声をかけても返事はするものの後回し(というか忘れて来ない)ような状況で、せっかくの記念の食事もなんだかなぁという後味でした。
そんなこんなで、これ見よがしにチップ20%に大きくマルをつけて会計伝票をテーブルに持ってこられても、気持ちよく払うことはできませんでした。大人げないですけど私もサービス業に携わってますので。
ご参考まで。

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very fast, dark, and over priced dinner. Not like Taormina at all. Wanted an upscale dinner on our last night of vacation and left very disappointed.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabriel made the celebration of our 27th anniversary very special. Thank you all! The surprise was as great as everything you all do.

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P
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, fantastic service a little noisy with street traffic when dining on patio

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P
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very limited menu not offering enough salad choices or pasta choices. Everything has bacon on it.

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C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual. On our yearly trip here we go here at
Least twice.

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