About Stage Restaurant Hawaii
Contemporary Asian-American Cuisine continues to delight. Stage Restaurant's Executive Chef Ron de Guzman has listened to many of his regular Stage diners and have created a 6 course tasting menu that reflects the "Stars" on Stage's dinner menu. A delectable tasting of seafood, beef, lamb and delightful desserts. It's a "box office smash" that will enjoy a long run to the pleasure of Honolulu's "foodies-in-the-know". Come experience, first hand, Stage's eclectic atmosphere, impressive 400+ wine selection, discrete dining service, Contemporary Asian-American Cuisine, and decadent desserts. Discover why Stage is THE restaurant to enjoy six days of the week… honest! Whether its lunch or dinner, we invite you and guests you'd love to impress to savor a Stage experience for yourselves. Also, be sure to visit Amuse Wine Bar adjacent to the restaurant offering 80 wines to sample by the ounce from a unique and fun self-service wine dispensing system. Convenient location with free parking.
Contemporary Asian, Contemporary American, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch (Tuesday - Friday)
11:00am (Last Seating at 2:00pm)
* Only Afternoon Low Tea served on Saturdays
Afternoon Low Tea (Saturday)
Seating 11:00am to 2:00pm
Dinner (Tuesday - Saturday)
5:30pm (Last Seating at 8:30pm)
Bar & Lime Lounge opens at 5:00pm
Parking Entrance from Piikoi St. after Kapiolani Blvd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary music selections provide ambient background melodies to complement your dining experience during normal business hours.
Stage Restaurant features piano player, Philip Oscar-Pang, every Saturday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Catering for off-premise special events are available on a limited basis, but we also offer a few venues to host events depending on your group size and needs. Please call us at (808) 237-5475 for information.
FREE Validated Parking for the first 3 hours. Our standard rate of $3.00 for every 1/2 hour applies thereafter between 9am - 9pm.
The Honolulu Design Center's parking entrance is located on Piikoi St. Take the first left turn after crossing Kapiolani Blvd. (heading towards the mountain). A secondary entrance is available on Pensacola St. and located on the left, last drive way before Kapiolani Blvd.
Pensacola entrance may be closed without advance notice.
Stage Restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center. Coming from Waikiki use bus routes #3 or #9. From downtown Honolulu use bus route #3, #9, #17 or #18. The bus stops on Kapiolani going both directions between Pensacola and Piikoi streets. The Honolulu Design Center is a distinctive contemporary orange building.
Ron de Guzman
Private Party Facilities:
Stage Restaurant offers three options for private dining and events.
The Cupola Theatre a state of the art venue transforms into a business lecture room, seated dinner space, movie theatre and more. Equipped with top AV equipment, event furniture and stage lighting with the capacity to hold over 175 people, the Cupola is perfect for any type of event. This space is like a blank canvas, you can make it chic and stylish, comfortable and cozy, industrial… whatever you picture, it can be done here.
For a smaller networking event, singles night, birthday party or bachelor/bachelorette party, the Ice Bar on the 2nd floor of the HDC is just the place. The Ice Garden is fantastic for mixer style events, you can have your own bartender, play your own music, and dance in your own space.
Private Party Contact:
Food and Beverage Manager: 808-237-5475x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every second Thursday and last Tuesday of the month, we feature a special 4-Course Dinner available with featured wine pairings. More information can be found on our website:
Stage Restaurant Hawaii Ratings and Reviews
Reservation was for 5:45pm. Salad and ...
Reservation was for 5:45pm. Salad and soup was served within a reasonable time. At 6:50pm our waiter informed us that our meal would be coming in a few minutes. It did not come until 7:10pm. The table next to us with three women, who arrived after us, received their meals way before we did. The lobster bisque had no pieces of lobster. The steak duo was good, mashed potatoes was very good, soft shell crab with soft tofu was excellent, fried calamari was okay. The long wait for our food was unreasonable. We did not complain. There was no apology or explanation for the delay, no "thank you for your patience." The pianist could have played softer dinner music. When I made the reservation, I was asked if it was for a special occasion. I said it was for our wedding anniversary. Other restaurants would usually offer something complimentary. Stage did not.
Had the restaurant weeks special three c ...
Had the restaurant weeks special three course and we are always excited to dine at stage and it lived up to our expectations. The selection, preparation and presentation was excellent. Along with the great food you can always depend on having great service.
Went to Stage for a birthday dinner 2-1/ ...
Went to Stage for a birthday dinner 2-1/2 hours prior to the EWF concert. We were just the 3rd party seated for dinner. Straight off the bat the rushed waiter informed us what we COULD NOT order since the kitchen couldn't guarantee our dinner being served prior to the concert. He noted how busy the restaurant was and continued to pressure us to order appetizers. Even when we notified the waiter that we were willing to go to the concert late he was adamant. We finally agreed so he said he was going to give us a minute to decide on an alternative. It was another 15 minutes till he got back to us. All in all a very disappointing and stressful dinner.
I was very disappointed in the food....t ...
I was very disappointed in the food....the salad had way too much dressing on it (although I love the dressing). For a change, I ordered the meatloaf and was very disappointed. It was like fluffy stuffing and so rich that I couldn't eat it. Three of us ordered the meatloaf and no one cared for it.
The food was very good, but their timing ...
The food was very good, but their timing was off as they delivered my appetizer after the others at my table has already received theirs . . . it even came AFTER my main course entrée. I had essentially two meals sitting there in front of me at the same time. I was not pleased.
Stage is a definitely winner in Honolulu ...
Stage is a definitely winner in Honolulu. Not only is the food terrific, but being adjacent to a wine bar allows them to have a first class wine list as well. The decor is completely unlike anywhere else in Hawaii for certain - modern and more than a bit Philippe Starck.
The food is way better than you might expect and expertly executed. In particular the Chinese Style Streamed Catch was one of the best ever.
Frankly Stage is outstanding and not well known enough.
I always enjoy the different flavors and ...
I always enjoy the different flavors and wine pairings that the chef offers. Tonight was no different. The only thing was the beef was a little on the tough side and when mention to the floor manager, the comment of that is why we give you a sharp knife seemed a little inappropriate.
The occasion was luncheon with an elderl ...
The occasion was luncheon with an elderly friend who uses a walker. The maîtresse d' immediately understood the situation and brought the three of us to a table that was easily accessible for a handicapped person. The food was excellent. Two of us had the linguini with veal which was outstanding; the veal had a crisp and flavorful impanatura while the veal itself was moist. The linguini was al dente with flavors balanced between tomato and (?fresh) herbs. Although I have had lunch at The Stage previously, this was the first time I had the veal and found it extraordinary, as did the second person in our party. Our guest had the salmon salad, which she found quite satisfactory for a light lunch. The portions are large; all three of us took part of our principal course home. She reported that the greens had remained fresh for the second meal. We finished with the warm pineapple crisp which had a light sweetness in contrast to the heavily sugared characteristic of most American desserts. The waiter was friendly and attentive, and he understood that we were there for visiting with one another as well as to dine. The rhythm of the service matched this intent. It was a highly enjoyable and leisurely two hours with good company and memorable cuisine. Luncheon is much more relaxed and less crowded than the dinner seatings.
Food was delicious as usual. The ambianc ...
Food was delicious as usual. The ambiance was perfect, not noisy. While the service was good, it could have been better. The server came to ask for our drink selection, stopped midway, and disappeared missing two of our other guests. I had to ask him to come back to complete our order. Also, it took awhile for our food to come out and there were not many people in the restaurant.
Consistently fantastic dinner. The Color ...
Consistently fantastic dinner. The Colorado lamb, beef Wellington, poki, kampachi sashimi, Caesar salad, watermelon salad, cheese cake, pineapple dessert was so delicious. Thumbs up to chef Ron , sous chef Joy and their staff and waiter Kevin. Will be recommending this restaurant to everyone who wants to enjoy their meal in a fun, relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere. Their wine list is also fantastic.
Great. Caught up with my muso friend Son ...
Great. Caught up with my muso friend Sonny who plays guitar in the hot club of hulaville
Food was set menu which did not suit my wife. Overall a good experience
Head waiter was very good. Called us cab when we left. We will certainly visit again.
This was a last minute decision, but we ...
This was a last minute decision, but we so enjoyed our meal. We both had the steamed fish, delicious, chocolate dessert and martinis! Our server provided great advice and service. I have been there for happy hour also and would definitely recommend Stage for both lunch andhappy hour.
We will be coming back to Stage now that ...
We will be coming back to Stage now that we've experienced it! The food was delicious, from start to finish, with great service from Kevin.
The atmosphere was nice but casual, so my young girls were comfortable.
Expect dinner to be leisurely- we stayed 3 hours, including dessert.
It's now one of our favorites!
The server (I believe his name is Kawika ...
The server (I believe his name is Kawika) would not serve us bread before we ordered food and he wouldn't take our order until the rest of our party arrived (there were 5 of us seated already and we were waiting for 3 more to arrive). After we did order, the food took an hour to arrive. The restaurant was only half full...on a Friday night at that. Moreover, the server would only ask for drink orders on one side of the table. The other side had to repeatedly call him over to ask for more wine/cocktails. And lastly, they had the nerve to add 20% gratuity. Perhaps this is why the service was atrocious...because the server knew he would receive 20% regardless. This restaurant used to be my go to restaurant for date nights and special occasions. Going forward, we'll be going to Morton's or Hy's steakhouse, where the food and service are consistently exceptional.
Mother's Day Brunch
This review is limited to the Mother's Day Brunch. Stage is one of my very favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner, but the Mother's Day Brunch was just really average. I was so disappointed to have to wait 20 minutes beyond my reservation time for just my mother and I to be seated. I could understand if the restaurant had been full, but at 9:50am, the time we arrived for our 10am reservation, there were many empty tables. When we arrived, we were told that there were still a number of parties ahead of us and they would call us when they were ready. We were seated at 10:20 and were in somewhat of a rush since my father was at home with a caregiver and we had a limited time to get back. Once were were seated, the service was just wonderful. The food was ok, and some dishes served on plastic/paper plates. I will still recommend and frequent Stage for traditional lunch and dinner, but would not consider this again for their special occasion buffets
Not as great as we experienced before
Took my wife and two young children to Dinner the Saturday before Mother's Day for my wife's birthday. We were promptly seated after checking in with our 8pm reservation via open table. It was another 10 minutes before being offered water or drinks and another 10 minutes before our waiter came to see us. He took our order and was kind enough to let us know about a Keiki menu for our two kids. No prix fixe menu this time around like I usually order from here and the seafood pasta I originally ordered was no longer available that night due to being sold out so I ordered the lamb chops. Apps came out about 20 minutes later...poke and a beet salad. Not bad, not great either. My lamb chop entree was tasty but the chops were about 1/2 fat and 1/2 actual meat. Hardly a smear of puréed potatoes on the plate and literally two small carrots and some mystery vegetable...that's all for $40!!! Ouch. For dessert we ordered the lilikoi creamsicle....too tart for my taste but my wife loved it. They were kind enough to give us a complimentary birthday off menu dessert that was a tiramisu ice cream cake that was awesome...pls add this to your menu!!! Food was okay, not great like we experienced before, service was definitely not as great as before. Long waits between plates, and it wasn't even that busy. We used to love this place and even had our wedding reception here but now not even sure if and when we'll be back....value wise, it's hard to justify..
The service was great. They were very a ...
The service was great. They were very attentive but not overly so. The food was delicious. We even got a complimentary dessert because we were having a going away dinner for my husband and I. It was rather loud with the piano player though and did get crowded. I liked that the decor was different than most restaurants and that every table had something unique or was based around an artwork that you could purchase if you wanted to.
A local favorite apparently, it is hidde ...
A local favorite apparently, it is hidden from the tourist area in an nice retail area. They have a nice wine bar attached, and a nice menu. The duck breast was very tasty as well as the sashimi. A nice selection of wines by the the glass make for affordable pairings. Hilda our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and bar service. She gave great service. Try the cotton candy, it's like a Marge Simpson up do . They have a cool modern art type of vibe.
New Birthday favorite
For at least 10 years we've been going to A 's for my wife's birthday. This year, she wanted a change... For a few years we've celebrated my daughter's b-day at Stage (her choice).
Now it seems my wife may have found a new birthday favorite!
The menu has changed since the last dinn ...
The menu has changed since the last dinner I had there, was looking forward to ordering the Seafood arrangement, but had a Seafood Pasta in replacement. Doesn't even come close to the Seafood arrangement and it was really salty for my taste. I had a really good dining experience the first time around so I wanted to come back. This time was a little disappointing.
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