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“Excellent in All Respects!”

Arancino at The Kahala
Ranked #69 of 2,431 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Arancino at The Kahala showcases a modern take on classic Italian dishes made with fine ingredients imported from Italy combined with local products from land and sea. An after dinner menu also featuring dessert creation by our patissier and after dinner drinks are also available for your enjoyment. Discover and experience the culinary creations of Italy through Executive Chef Daisuke Hamamoto's thoughtfully crafted menu that will feature a wide selection of house-made pastas, brick oven pizzas, gibier (game meat delicacies) and more. In addition, an extensive wine list designed by Shinya Tasaki, winner of the World's Best Sommelier Award in 1995, will feature different premium wines from Italy and Pacific Rim countries around Hawaii.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were treated to dinner at Arancino Oct. 12th. by our super good friends just prior to them moving to the mainland. Restaurant is in the Kahala Hotel with delightful al fresco dining in a pleasing atmosphere. Our table was attended by Omni who has an endearing manner, quick wit and impeccable service ably assisted by other young men who also did an excellent job. For salad or soup my three companions had the lobster bisque which they thoroughly enjoyed, I loved the Cesare salad with the romaine lightly flame grilled and it was both unusual and very tasty. For antipasti two had the Arancini and one had sautéed foie gras which they all thought wonderful, I had the prosciutto and papaya which was a bit disappointing as the fruit was over-ripe and mushy. For “Primi” I thoroughly enjoyed the Okinawan potato gnocchi and proscciutto which was outstanding. Two of us had the Muscovy duck with organic mushrooms and that was tender and flavorful and grilled to perfection; another had the fish special which she enjoyed and our fourth really liked his lavender-infused Tajima beef. For finale three of us devoured the rich and delightful dark chocolate torte. This was our first time at Arancino and we will return. Excellent food, perfect weather and outdoor ambience, super good service, wonderful dining companionship… what a fantastic evening! Five-course meal at Arancino is a bit pricy but quite filling and well worth the experience. It is super for a special occasion… or just go and it will actually become a special occasion!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had the distinct pleasure of dining at Arancino at the Kahala. The five course menu was a feast for the palate and the eyes. Each course was beautifully presented and the accompianments to the 'star' of each course in taste and texture wonderfully enhanced the course. The wine pairings to the courses were exquisitely matched. The servers were not only well informed regarding menu items and polite and cordial, but were also very welcoming and friendly, creating a casual and comfortable atmosphere without pretension. Cudos to our server, Omni. Spectacular food, wonderful setting, and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff---a perfect evening! Grazia tanto e bravo!!!!

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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We dined twice here during our stay at The Kahala. First time my wife & I celebrated our wedding anniversary, second time, we brought friends. Both times we found the food ,staff, & atmosphere outstanding. The food presentation was unbelievable. Staff very informative & attentive. 10 out of 10.

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