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Sabrina's Restaurant

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3036 Waialae Ave, Ste B3o, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1555
+1 808-739-0220
05:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 05:30 - 22:30
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Arlington, Virginia
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Not easy to find good Italian food this Far from Italy (or NY), but Sabrina's does it. Couple from Italy put a lot of pride in their work. Squid ink sauce on frutti di mare is exquisite. It's located in the Kaimuki section of Honolulu and not easy to find. small restaurant atmosphere and must have reservations.

Thank StationSquared
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I have lived most my life in Italy. . Traveled all the world, and can tell you the island is plastered, with the want to be, fake italian restaurants... Where Half of the items are microwaved and slapped in front of you. Including the expensive ones on the main streets... The quality at Sabrina is second to none on the... More 

Thank Michael E
Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to have a leisure dinner. Just imagine yourself in Rome. Must try are the black squid ink seafood pasta, vodka pasta w/ lobster sauce, the Anti pasta Misto (shaved meats) Sabrina's salad are good starters Also their pork chop and chicken W/ mushroom sauce is very good. Byo restaurant. Parking is limited out in front of restaurant or... More 

Thank lpwaikiki
Kapaa, Hawaii
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It's a very small restaurant with not much parking and you have to bring your own bottle but the food is Excellent! The service is pretty fast and very friendly. They are the only ones in town cooking in the real Italian way, not adapted to the american taste... The food is great and really Italian, the pasta cooked to... More 

Thank Isabella S
Kula, Hawaii
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I think I am reviewing Sabrina's on Waialae Ave. TripA doesn't show an address. We went there last nite for beautiful mussels and veal marsala. Bring your own bottle.

Thank koaliranch
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This intimate restaurant has a warm atmosphere. It is out of the tourist areas so very relaxed. Service is very good with the owners being the chef and everything else. Pasta was fresh, as well as the tomato sauces. BYOB enabled us to bring our own selection. Dessert was also fresh, especially the cannoli. Better than cannoli in Boston. Parking... More 

Thank Francis W
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Slow to serve, but amazing food! The escargot was excellent, the best I've ever had. It's near my house so I'll definitely be going many more times.

Thank velvetine_voix
Honolulu, Hawaii
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Best authentic Italian food! When it's not too busy sometimes Chef comes out to talk story with customers, making sure they are happy with their meal, true Italian guy! The squid ink pasta is amazing, and there are a couple of dishes you may have to reserve in advance but so worth it! Cute lil place near the university, BYOB.... More 

Thank Al S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

You really don't need to eat anywhere else. Ever. Seriously. You bring in your own wine - choose your quantity carefully, planning for a 2 hour dinner with 4+ courses. :) I really don't think I need to go on from there. But I will. Everything on the menu looks great, so don't overwhelm yourself too early. Start by just... More 

Thank Mindy S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We live several miles from Sabrinas and have been going there for about 9 years. If you read the negative reviews, most are old and are complaining about the service. While there have been service problems in the past, they are in the past, and service lately has been right on. Even in the dark days of slow service, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:30
05:30 - 22:30
05:30 - 22:30
05:30 - 22:30
05:30 - 22:30
05:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3036 Waialae Ave, Ste B3o, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-739-0220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?