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Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

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227 Lewers St, Ste 100, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1944 (Don Ho)
+1 808-926-5050
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I was pretty excited about heading back to this Restaurant after a 5 year hiatus. On my last trip to Waikiki, we ate here 3 times in 6 days, so you can imagine our excitement! But noooo!!! This time was so disappointing, and to be honest it could be easily pleased with better service and the wonderful quality of... More 

Thank Meredith W
Pearl City, Hawaii
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fresh Southern Sicilian dishes for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located on the Waikiki Beachwalk. It is very convenient location for lunch after shipping or nice relaxing dinner. They have very moderated pricing for lunch around $15.00 and up.

Thank mamacat28
Shelby Township, Michigan
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here while vacationing in Waikiki due to reviews had read. We did not have reservations, but only had to wait a few minutes before being seated. The restaurant is on 3 levels along popular Lewers Ave. We had soup & lasagna. The lasagna was very good & had a combination of beef & pork & a slightly richer tasting... More 

Thank Donna48315
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place was half empty. Walked in and was told they were booked. Judging by the looks I got from the two hostesses, one Japanese national and one caucasian, It was obvious that I was not the local customer that they wanted in their establishment. There were open double tables on the lanai. Walked by 20 minutes later and those tables... More 

1 Thank GFKWaikoloa
Jocko W, Manager at Taormina Sicilian Cuisine, responded to this review

Aloha, My name is Jocko and I'm the Assistant General Manager here at Taormina. I'm reaching out because I'm disappointed and frankly shocked to hear about your recent experience when trying to join us for dinner. First of all I want to apologize, we encourage and train all of our staff to provide service with aloha first and foremost. While... More 

Manly, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was desperate to find this restaurant again, we had visited with my whole family 5 years ago and the restaurant name has such a connection with our life. My husband and I married in Taormina 13 years ago to this day. The restaurant obviously brings back great memories for me and my family. I sat there on my own... More 

1 Thank lrobinsoncd
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were 4, all of us career restaurant and catering people, and this is a must do at the beach...the restaurant is simple,but chic...the service was impeccable,and are we fussy!!...then the wine...then the best mushroom risotto we have ever had and that includes rome...black squid pasta was flawless...treat yourself to this delight it is worth every penny.

Thank peteaway
Moscow, Russia
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the beginning the staff is nice enough and seem to be happy. The place is fairly seafood orientated for an Italian restaurant. The bread they serve is terrible. I had pasta with meat sauce that was kinda dry, but tasted ok. I have only been once, so maybe I just had experience below their normal service. I probably would... More 

1 Thank thetraveler420
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying at the Outrigger Reef, and were undecided where to dine. We had walked past this restaurant nearby a number of times, and it had looked good. However, we hadn't made a booking. We looked at the menu in the window and liked what we saw. We went in to see if they had a... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It was a recommendation and it was good. Had the black squid ink pasta with fruits of the sea. Loved it! Pasta was done perfectly and presentation along with ambience was perfect. Although I had a new waitress, she did great! I wouldn't normally suggest Italian, but you can't go wrong here.

Thank Jane M
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had no intention of going to an Italian restaurant in Hawaii. Boy are we glad we stopped in. Sicilian food is a bit different than Italian food and this place knows how to do it right. Homemade fresh pastas, fresh seafood and a huge wine list. Grilled squid was a great starter.Lasagna and the squid ink pasta with fruits of... More 

Thank RetiredinPahrump

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 Lewers St, Ste 100, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1944
    (Don Ho)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Waikiki
  • Neighbourhood: Waikiki
  • Phone Number: +1 808-926-5050

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