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

Special Events & Promotions:
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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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4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Quiet Conversation (14)
Tasting Menu (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
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Fun (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Groups (5)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 hours ago

Delicious! Already planning our next visit! Thank you for great food 😋😘

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Simply marvelous!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Lunch! Great service, especially our server is very sweet. We enjoyed there very much.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

This place was divine! The pasta and aromatic truffles are a must! Please enjoy the wine pairing with the courses to elevate the liveliness of each dish. Very happy with the 5 course tasting! Definitely a must next time in Honolulu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was good but food was disappointing, slow in coming to the table and then when served it was cold. Appetizer of squid was ok, the char was nice on the squid but nothing to write home about. Ordered the fresh pasta with mushrooms and fresh shaved truffles; very expensive and not worth it at all. Had to send it back because the pasta was cold. Came back lukewarm, saturated in sauce (which wasn't good); mushrooms what a joke; 1 thin slice of shiitake and two other slivers of unidentified mushroom; truffle shavings were nowhere to be found and pasta was so al dente it tasted like a mouth full of semolina flour. Menu is interesting but the preparation needs work. Won't go back.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Taormina is consistent in providing amazing food and service. Every dish I had was memorable and an always craving to go back for more. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent creative Sicilian cuisine with a superb fresh tasting menu, excellently executes and prepared, good wine selection, and outstanding servers. Well worth going out of your way for, but conveniently located in Waikiki. Great for foodies.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

This was probably the best meal we had during a one week stay in Honolulu. Everything served was excellent and high quality. Service was excellent. Meal was a bit pricey, but all things considered as noted, it was the best meal we had and worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Late-night Find, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Best meal we had all week on Waikiki! Warm, welcoming and efficient service by everyone on staff.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

足の悪い家族と同行だった為その旨伝え、
1階のテラスをOpen Tableの機能を通じてリクエストしましたが、
ちゃんとお店へもその旨通っていたようで希望通りの席にしてもらえました。
料理はいつものように素晴らしく文句無し。
やはりこちらのウニパスタは絶品。
サーバーも私達に良く気を配ってくれて良かったです。

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

お友達家族とのディナーで利用させて頂きました。
スタッフさんも雰囲気よくて、
楽しく美味しいお料理を食べながら、
過ごさせていただきました。

ウニパスタはやはり1番美味しかったです。

ありがとうございました。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

ワイキキの街の中ではリーズナブルな価格でパスタやお肉料理も美味しい。
アルコールリストも豊富でした。

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

On vacation here in Hawaii we wanted to try to have some special dining experiences. Taormina Sicilian Cuisine definitely fit the bill. We were ushered upstairs to the corner table over looking the Beach Walk. We enjoyed two very special cocktails their Blood and Sand and signature Manhattan and the evening got even better from their. Our waiter was kind, knowledgeable and attentive. The appetizers were outstanding especially the Sepia. Our entrees the fish of the day and shellfish 🦐 over squid 🦑 ink pasta were perfection. We ended the meal with dark chocolate macadamia nut gelato 🍧 The perfect sweet finish. We highly recommended this special experience and hope to be back on a return trip to beautiful Honolulu!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very slow! Waiter recommendd me go change up what i wanted. It was tastless! My husbands was good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had been to this restaurant before. This time on both nights I ate there, the noise level was so loud that it ruined the evening. While the service was great-food was good, loud customers ruined the ambiance. I will not be returning. Despite repeated requests to the management to assist-the loud customers continued and we left.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A great dining experience, we have been to Sicily and loved it, this is as close as you can get without leaving the US. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very authentic Sicilian cuisine. Very attentive wait staff that offered great suggestions based on everyone's tastes.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (大阪)·Dined on October 22, 2017

便利でした。
現地に着いたら、ショートメールが来て、もう一件のお店を間違えてキャンセルしてしまいました。

次回から気をつけます。

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent service and really appreciate the special dessert on the occasion of our anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I picked the restaurant for the nice outdoor seating area, but we were placed in the back of the restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Awesome! Wonderful special occasion, very professional service, and great food.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overpriced and mediocre quality. Bread came to table with a birds feather literally baked into it. Was told the bread comes from an outside bakery. The other redflag was the couple next to me who clearly wasn’t impressed with their meal as they left. One glass of wine was comped due to the unsanitary bread, but I had lost my appetite at that point. I wish I cancelled my entree and left. Server was clueless. Overall very subpar and the worst (and most expensive!) meal I had in Waikiki.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We waited almost 1 hour for pasta to come out..... but everything else was good.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

最高に美味しいお店!
非現実感が味わえる。
看板メニューのウニパスタよりトリュフのリゾットが美味しかった。

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This place is great. The food was delicious, and the staff is awesome. Definitely recommend this place.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

カニのパスタヲ食べワインを飲みました。とてもいい雰囲気でお店の方も感じ良かったです。また是非利用したいです。

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My wife and I stopped in while visiting Oahu on our honeymoon. It was just what hoped it would be! We received great service, multiple tastes of wines before selecting our wine for dinner, and the entrees were excellent. My wife had the pasta with eggplant and I had the squid ink linguine with seafood. They even provided a complimentary dessert for the special occasion! Staff was very friendly and the general manager even stopped by the table to congratulate us on our recent wedding! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding meal and service! I was a single diner. Sometimes restaurants give you the shabby table and mediocre service when you’re alone. No so here! Very nice table, attentive service and the food was excellent.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lehua and I came in for a Saturdate Dinner.
Jenn was our server , and, she is very good!
We tried the Course Menu and Ala Carte
A couple of dishes were Salt Forward
The Seafood Bruschetta was very rich & a bit surprising .
Pea Soup is great as is the Lamb and Salmon
All in all a very nice evening

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very nice food, good service, great wine and a fun night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Service, Jenn, was impeccable. Food was most delicious. Lots of options to choose from. The seafood bustecca as an appetizer was super. Highly recommend.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

カポナータ(こくがあり、優しい味)、カルパッチョ(良い塩梅で新鮮)、ウニのパスタ(麺の硬さも絶妙。普段加熱したウニは好みではないですが、オススメとのことで頼んで大正解!)、フィレステーキ(普通に美味)、息子にトマトパスタ(バジルは別皿にお願いしたら快くしてくださいました。息子完食でした)

全て絶品でした!!またワイキキに来るときは必ずリピートします!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good quality real Italian food - well cooked & well presented

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Vegetarian options were limited. Only one option on menu. Spaghetti and salad. Menu didn't excite. Service and atmosphere were the positives.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here, and it was wonderful. They put us in a very private area which was great! All the food we had was fantastic, very high quality! And to top it off, they gave us a beautiful dessert tray that said happy anniversary! As we left, each employee wished us a happy anniversary! Just such a wonderful meal and restaurant, I highly recommend!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Really good service and good. The sweet selection was a bit limited.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

友人と伺いました。しばらく行ってませんでしたが、久しぶりに行ってもとても美味しくいただきました。お料理の量は多いので、女性同士ならシェアしても大丈夫な量でした。

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of the more difficult aspects of dining in Honolulu is the difficulty in finding world class service paired with delicious, interesting dishes. You can usually find one of these characteristics but not all three. Taormina staff was fantastic from the moment we entered until the moment we left. The food was not cheap but you did get value for money if you equate quality and price.

Will recommend all friends either living here or visiting to check it out.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Get the seat by the window. Squid ink pasta is amazing.

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