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About Stage Restaurant & Wine Bar
At Stage Restaurant & Wine Bar in the Honolulu Design Center we're excited to offer a world inspired, local comfort enthused menu utilizing locally grown products with a focus on Chef inspired local favorites. Our hope is to give our guests a familiar yet modern culinary experience.
Just outside of Stage is our Amuse Wine Bar where we feature an 'Amuse Bites' menu of some familiar favorites from Stage, as well as a unique wine serving system which offers 80 wines from around the world for every occasion. Amuse offers limited reservations between 5p and 6:30pm for parties of 6 or more.
On the first floor of the design center is Stage Cafe, an extension of Stage Restaurant & Wine Bar featuring quick casual lunch fare by Executive Chef Ron de Guzman as well as desserts & pastries by Pastry Chef Cainan Sabey.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Contemporary Asian, Seafood, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Sat 9:00 am–5:30 pm
Sun 9:30 am–4:00 pm
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Amuse Wine Bar
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Entrances on Pi'ikoi St. & Pensacola St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Friday: Kurtland Mooney, Pianist
Saturday: Timothy Kallan, Pianist
FREE Validated Parking for the first 3 hours. Our standard rate of $3.00 for every 1/2 hour applies thereafter between 9am - 9pm.
The Honolulu Design Center's parking entrance is located on Piikoi St. with a second entrance available on Pensacola St. and located on the last driveway to the left before Kapiolani Blvd.
Stage Restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center. Coming from Waikiki use bus routes #3 or #9. From downtown Honolulu use bus route #3, #9, #17 or #18. The bus stops on Kapiolani going both directions between Pensacola and Piikoi streets. The Honolulu Design Center is a distinctive contemporary orange building.
Ron de Guzman
Private Party Facilities:
Located adjacent to the Stage Restaurant dining room is the Cupola Gallery - a newly renovated art and furniture gallery that can accommodate up to 22 guests for Chef's Table dinners in its private dining area or up to 150 guests for a standing cocktail reception within the gallery.
For casual get togethers, the Ice Garden room next door in Amuse Wine Bar can seat 20-25 guests with room for up to 40 guests standing.
Private Party Contact:
Elise (firstname.lastname@example.org): (808) 237-5475
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every last Tuesday of the month, we feature a special 4-Course Dinner with wine pairings as part of our Wine Ovation Dinner series. More information can be found on our website:
Stage Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
We went to Stage to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The food is always great there —from presentation to the taste. Service is excellent and the staff always conveys what is brought to the table so you’re informed what you’re eating.
The only downfall with this restaurant is their chairs. I’m under five feet so even with heels Ono was tippy —toey to sit comfortably in my chair—ended up with a backache the next morning. Maybe I should I asked for another chair or table but it was a busy night so I didn’t bother and jus enjoyed the awesome meal.
We went to Stage for our Valentine’s Day date but the food was just okay. We usually come here for special occasions and Stage is our favorite place to eat, but for Valentine’s, the taste and portion of the food compared to the price was to me, not very worth it. Stage on a regular day is pricey but my boyfriend and I have no problem paying for a quality meal, and we rave so much about Stage to our friends. However for Valentine’s, the price was more expensive than their normal tasting menu, and the portions were smaller and the taste of everything was slightly overpowering. I will still come to Stage and we’re still loyal customers, but I’m a little apprehensive about going to Stage for special occasions now.
This was my first time at Stage. What a nice surprise. First, walking through the crowded Amuse
Wine Bar to enter the restaurant, it was apparent that this is a Honolulu Hot Spot. The much quieter Stage looks like a lighting showroom with a range of high end pendants over the tables. Service was attentive and informed. We were offered several tasty gifts from the chef as dinner proceeded. Food was EXCELLENT, and beautifully presented. I’ll be back.
Dusty and Wes continue to reinvent Stage, all to the good. Whereas the old Stage rarely changed its menu, the new Stage and Chef deGuzman regularly challenge themselves to innovate. The wine program has improved considerably, as has the attentive service. There is always a superb 5-course menu for $80 and excellent wine parings for $60, both deliver well beyond the cost.
I ate only appetizers and drank from a $50 card, sampling about 10 different varieties of wine. That was quite interesting, and i even could have sampled more varieties on my card, I just did not. The appetizers have a certain sameness to them. Individually, they are quite good, but when you sample 5 or six, you begin to see that they are all variants of the same basic formula. They are all quite rich and therefore, one reaches a saturation point where one more bite would be too much.
Always been my favorite eatery. I bought my sister there for her birthday and to buy a gift card. We were treated so royally from the start to finish. We each the tasting menu which was quite pricey but superb. They were even kind enough to make substitutions for us. The lobster item was soooo good. Also best pannacotta(?) I ever had!
For me, I go to a restaurants to taste the food. Normally I order too much because I like to have a little bite of everything. I was so tempted to order the special of the night, which was the filet mignon, truffles, and foie gois, however I was encouraged by the knowledgeable staff to try the tasting menu. And it was to die for. The portions were huge and they were delicious. You really were able to see the chefs talents. The wine pairing was on point. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. The drink menu was incredible curated and themed. It felt like you were going into a speak easy or some hidden away jem. It was romantic and quiet so that conversations could be heard. This seems like one of Oahu’s tucked away unassuming best kept secrets. We will return.
Everything was awesome and I would highly recommend to anyone who has an appreciation for fine dining and open to adventurous wine tasting. Although it’s understandable that the view is fixated on the traffic outside, I believe the seating would be best if rotated to focus on the ambiance inside. The value is perfect, but I see an opportunity for repeat customers or a membership discount.
Over the years, Stage has continually improved the food selection, kept the excellent service and continues to have a very large wine selection. We enjoyed the "small plates" for our meal. The selection of diverse preparations and choices made it hard to choose. Everything was perfectly prepared. One of the best restaurants in Honolulu, year after year.
Thank you Stage for our best meal on the island. Your quality of the food (both taste and presentation), amazing service made it a very fun evening for the family. We had the tasting menu where each dish was incredible. The wine pairings were spot on with each plate. Their dessert chef does an amazing job with the presentation and flavor of their desserts (we know as we had 4 of them). Look forward to coming back with your next trip to Oahu!
If you miss the attentive service and flavorful meals of restaurants in the past, you will re-discover it with this gem called Stage. From the greeting we received when we entered ... to the incredible service of the wait staff (mahalo Hayden), to the menu offerings, presentation and flavors of each culinary delight....our visit at Stage was exceptional. The wonton appetizer was a pleasant surprise -- especially with the sauce that was part of the presentation. We ordered the seared ahi with kauai shrimp and clams as our entree, which was also excellent. The lilikoi creamsicle dessert was also outstanding to the palate. The pumpkin bread, amuse bouche and intermezzo were fun respites throughout the evening, Definitely a winner in my book.
Everything was great, and it was almost a perfect meal. We ordered the 5 course dinner.
Only 2 hiccups was that when they seasoned my poached lobster, someone dropped what seemed like a pinch of salt in one spot. The dessert was merely a trio of ice cream. That was a let down...
We tried a variety of selections offered including 5 course dinner. All the food were tasty. The Kona lobster was fresh and tasty. The duck breast, lamp chop and Ahi were excellent. Pleasant surprise because the quality of food has improved tremendously since the last time we were here probably 1 to 2 years ago. Don't know whether they changed the menu or changed chef . I would definitely recommend this restaurant. A little pricey but worth it.
I always enjoy my experience at Stage... came here for the Hawaii Restaurant Week special menu, which was delicious! Escargot with a delicious cauliflower puree and thinly sliced baguette, and the king salmon, so rich and flavorful. The chocolate tart was spot-on, and the amuse-bouche and palate-cleansing sorbet were such nice touches! The waitstaff were attentive and responsive. The only complaint is overall, the prices have risen considerably in the last 2-3 years, making my visits less common. But restaurant week always a great deal. Thanks Stage for a great dinner!
Service was outstanding, the wait staff team was friendly, attentive and personable. They made us feel welcome and important. The atmosphere here is nice and comfy. Seating is spread out that you don’t feel all cramped like some other comparable places. Upon arrival we were greeted right away and shown to our table with a smile.
The Restaurant Week menu is what attracted us here. Unfortunately the food was a mixed bag, with both good and some not so. My wife ordered off of the Restaurant Week special and myself from the regular menu. The hamachi sashimi appetizer from the special fell way short as the coconut milk overwhelmed the dish. Her kurubota pork chop was tasty, but a tad over cooked. My appetizer was the steamed clams, this was a winner. Flavor combo of the clams, pancetta, Swiss chard, onions & tomato in a delicious sauce was great. The seafood pasta was a bit of a let down. Star of the pasta dish was supposed to be the Kauai Shrimp, but this was way overdone and dry. The half lobster tail was so small, about the same size as the shrimp and cooked dry as well. Very little seafood on the plate for $45! The pasta was touted as hand cut, but it was stiff and stuck together. Highlight of the evening was the desserts and the French pressed Geisha Kona Coffee.
Haven't been to Stage in 6 months but the positive changes were impressive. The mostly-new-world-Napa wine list has now expanded to include solid selections from France, Spain and Italy. Som Dustin knows his stuff and pairs wines to suit your taste. In-house made breads were sublime. Had the five-course tasting menu which featured the best of their dishes (a bargain at $80). Will be back soon. Michelin star worthy.
Aloha, every last Tuesday of the month special Ovation wine dinner at Stage is a must if you are a foodie. Chambers & Chambers sommelier Sky Cameron will show off his wine & sake knowledge paired perfectly with Chef Ron de Guzman’s cuisine. This really is an excellent restaurant that should not be forgotten. Every dish was fun, delicious, and well paired. Can’t make that date? No problem, there is typically a daily Chef’s tasting menu paired with fun wines by in house manager/sommelier Dusty G. Great easy parking and you get to window shop for the latest furniture too. We’ll be back.
It was a cute and romantic experience for our 15th anniversary. The host and waiter were very friendly. The live piano music added a nice touch. I love how we were able to get our wine refilled ourselves when we wanted, without having to wait for our waiter.
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