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“Something different”

Sarento's at The Top of The Ilikai
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Ranked #105 of 2,405 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Description: Superb, regional Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Specialties include award-winning homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, veal, lamb, chicken, pork and signature dishes such as osso buco, as well as decadently delicious Italian desserts from their pastry chef. Sarento's offers an excellent Happy Hour with signature cocktails and small plates at the bar from 5pm-8pm daily. Happy Hour goes until 10 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays! With breathtaking views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and Honolulu's famous skyline, Sarento's brings a bit of Italy to Hawaii with style. Old country warmth and hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. Beautiful private dining rooms are available for groups up to 40.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Something different”
Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The glass dedicated elevator is great. The views are superb and the food is great. The decor is kind of dated, but not in a bad way. I was conflicted by the VERY noisy jazz band that was excellent but totally killed conversation. I thought th problem was they started too early in the evening while folk were still trying to chat.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Views, Food, Drink!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Wow, what a great view! Starting from the glass elevator ride up to the top. We were staying at the Iliaki and the concierge told us about the happy hour. We went early on a Saturday and sat at the bar. The bartender was awesome! We ordered a couple things off the happy hour menu and then a couple of 1/2 pasta dishes off of the main menu (yes you can order 1/2). Everything was incredibly fresh and vibrant and the flavors were incredible. The restaurant had just been reviewed locally and won an award for one of the most romantic places. Both, very highly deserved. We'll go back next time we are in Waikiki.

  • Visited January 2013
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NJ
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal and dining experience”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Fabulous restaurant in every way - wonderful meal, service and ambiance. Outstanding Caprese salad with a creative parm crusted fried gnocchi was outstanding. Perfect filet mignon with a truffled mac and cheese. Double stuffed pork chop was amazingly tender. The only suggestion for the management: keep the kitchen staff quiet - the kitchen staff was very loud. The wait staff was excellent. Highly recommended. I would go again.

  • Visited January 2013
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winnipeg
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Took the glass elevator up to Sarento's for Happy Hour .... lovely view! Can't comment on the quality of the cocktails as the 4 of us were enjoying wine and beer that evening. We did order 4 different appetizers and we were happy with all 4 choices. Service was pleasant and attentive. We left early as there is a great fireworks display on Friday evenings - just around the corner -- follow the crowd as the name of the hotel that hosts this has escaped me.

  • Visited January 2013
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great views and food.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Service was excellent and food was also delicious. We sat in one of the alcoves which made it feel very private. There are floor to ceiling windows to look out of.

  • Visited January 2013
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