Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Taormina serves the timeless cuisine of Southern Sicily with contemporary style and flair. Inspired by the authentic flavors of Taormina, a seaside village in Sicily.

Executive Chef Hiro Mimura pairs fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats unspoiled by heavy sauces, Sicilian style pastas are dressed in pure, extra virgin olive oil. Fresh vegetables, lightly grilled fish, and lamb seasoned with herbs offer diners a healthy range of options.

Featuring fresh Sicilian cuisine for lunch and dinner, Taormina welcomes guests with indoor and outdoor dining in its Waikiki Beach Walk restaurant, designed by Peter Vincent & Associates. A wine list selected by Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes rounds out the experience with over 125 selections and Hawaii’s most diverse collection of Italian wine.

The village of Taormina, the restaurant’s namesake, shares many similarities with Waikiki. This Sicilian tourist destination overlooks sun-drenched beaches, just 45 minutes from Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna. The remains of the “Teatro Greco” (“Greek Theatre”) were rebuilt by the Romans in the 2nd century B.C. and continue to be used as a stage for operas, concerts and theatrical performances today.

Taormina is the first concept restaurant for the privately-held WDI International, Inc. Founded in Japan, WDI International is a subsidiary of WDI Corporation, which operates over 200 restaurants in many countries. With a complete range of dining experiences, WDI offers everything from Wolfgang Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener to California Pizza Kitchen and Hard Rock Café in Japan.

*Parking after 3pm is $6 for 4 hours with validation. Parking during hours of 11am~3pm is free of charge. You will need to have your parking ticket validated by our Hostess and present your lunch /dinner receipt to the Valet. Valet parking at the Embassy Suites and Wyndham Hotel.



Our mission statement is:

・Great service and great food prepared with a smile in a world class atmosphere;
・Knowledgeable & caring staff gathering together to make every experience a lasting impression for our guests;
・We pledge to keep our environment clean and safe for everyone to enjoy;
・Our goal is to treat each of our staff members equally with dignity and pride.