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About Stage Restaurant Hawaii
At Stage Restaurant in the Honolulu Design Center we're excited to offer a world inspired, local comfort enthused menu utilizing locally grown products with a focus on Chef inspired local favorites. Our hope is to give our guests a familiar yet modern culinary experience.
Just outside of Stage is our Amuse Wine Bar where we feature an 'Amuse Bites' menu of some familiar favorites from Stage, as well as a unique wine serving system which offers 80 wines from around the world for every occasion.
On the first floor of the design center is Stage Cafe, an extension of Stage Restaurant featuring quick casual lunch fare by Executive Chef Ron de Guzman as well as desserts and pastries by Pastry Chef Cainan Sabey.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Contemporary Asian, Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Stage Restaurant Dining Room
Tuesday - Saturday
First Seating - 5:00 pm
Last Seating - 8:30 pm
Stage Bar & Lounge
Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Hour: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Amuse Wine Bar
Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Hour: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Parking Entrance from Piikoi St. after Kapiolani Blvd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Friday: Kurtland Mooney, Pianist
Saturday: Timothy Kallan, Pianist
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:
Located adjacent to the Stage Restaurant dining room is the Cupola Theatre - a newly renovated art and furniture gallery that can accommodate up to 24 guests for Chef's Table dinners in its private dining area or up to 150 guests for a standing cocktail reception within the gallery.
For casual get togethers, the Ice Garden room next door in Amuse Wine Bar can seat 20-25 guests with room for up to 40 guests standing.
Private Party Contact:
Elise ( email@example.com): (808) 237-5475
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every last Tuesday of the month, we feature a special 4-Course Dinner with wine pairings as part of our Wine Ovation Dinner series. More information can be found on our website:
Stage Restaurant Hawaii Ratings and Reviews
This place is my usual go to with my women colleagues and happy they had availability for this special Sunday. We dined here to celebrate Mother's Day and from the start, the staff were friendly and didn't mind that our complete party wasn't there at the start of our reservation time.
Everyone at Stage made for an awesome Mother's Day and will definitely be back.
Stage is one of the best restaurants in Honolulu. Their culinary team has carefully designed a delectable menu full of flavor, heart and soul. The poke is one of the best I've ever had and I could go on for hours about the desserts I was fighting the people at our table to finish the ice cream sampler we had. The wine selection is the best I've seen in Hawaii (it includes a large tasting selection at the adjacent bar, Amuse), the service was superbly on point, thoughtful and caring (Rominick was our server and he was so incredibly attentive to my 1-year old son. I won't forget that- he was also versed on the wine list) and the stylish atmosphere there makes you feel as if a chic NY runway show is about to blast through the kitchen door at any moment. All in all, this is my favorite place in Honolulu to eat and I look forward to my next visit. Stage is TOP NOTCH! Don't miss out! Definitely go there for your special occasion- a little known fact about Stage is that they make home-made celebration cakes for pre-order. They're delicious!
Had a friend in town for business, wasn't sure where to go. She suggested Stage, I had been to their wine bar but had never had the pleasure to dine in. Upon arrival we were greeted several times as we made our way through the lounge to the restaurant. I had requested a nice table, when seated I was very happy with the area in which we were sat. Our waiter Romnick was great attentive but not invasive, Knowledgeable and have great recommendations. Dusty the general manager touched the table several times to make sure the dining experience was going well. He hand picked wines to pair with our entrees that worked seamlessly. Not only explaining the pairing but the story behind the wines as well which made the experience that much better. Food was amazing timing was perfect, flavors were bold! Highlighting the proteins and not masking them. The restaurant sent out apps which worked great as an addiction to what we had ordered. The amuse was a great way to start the night and the intermetso worked great to cleanse our pallets before the entree course. Overall top notch restaurant from A-Z, would say this is a hidden gem, but idk why it's hidden this restaurant has been around for over 10 years now and it's def. here to stay! If you haven't checked it out you have to! And if you have go again they just revamped the complete menu and decor it great! Much Mahalos for a wonderful dining experience #topnotch 🤙🏼
NEVER DISAPPOINTS....We have been fans of STAGE since it opened 10 years ago, and having the opportunity to get to know the staff has been a pleasure. The restaurant is a fun experience with all the tables and chandeliers different and the staff always attentive and knowledgeable
Chef Ron and his team are consistent and creative AND accommodating to our requests and we love his new menu of smaller plates and glad his lamb chops are still available, as we
so enjoy them. And, Pastry Chef Cainan's desserts are some of the very best we've ever had the pleasure to enjoy, especially the Vietnamese Chocolate Flan (for me the best dessert ever!) and
the Lilikoi Creamsicle - yummy and refreshing and oh, so satisfying.
We enjoyed the team's James Beard menu - super creative and an opportunity to try some of
their new creations. The Lobster and pork adobo dishes in particular were outstanding! Hoping
they will be added to the menu or featured regularly.
I went to Stage Restaurant two nights in a row during their 10th anniversary with the special menu that was the same one prepared at the James Beard House in New York in late March. I did not mind eating the same dishes (an ala carte option of other menu options were also available on both nights) especially the 3 oz. Kona Lobster tail that was deliciously prepared. The other highlight both nights was the beet salad with smoked goat cheese and a lilikoi dressing artfully placed on the side and Kona Kampachi Kilawin (coconut and lime juice, with chili pepper water, ogo and mini Thai basil. The dessert at the end was beautiful and made of many elements and not too sweet, a very nice end to a grand meal. (I couldn't help myself and ate 5 potato rolls throughout dinner. . . )
I wanted to celebrate Stage Restaurant's 10th anniversary and I'm glad they chose to present the same menu that was presented at the James Beard House in New York just weeks ago. While the final main course before dessert was a tad bit too salty, all of the other courses were wonderful, especially the 3 oz. Kona lobster tail that was nicely complemented with bits of mushroom and longanisa and sweet corn. A word of caution, the bread rolls here are so delicious I had a hard time trying to limit myself on them. I love the funky ambiance of the restaurant. Good food in beautiful surroundings. I hope they celebrate many more anniversaries.
Wonderful meal, again. Mahalo! I had a business associate from New York in town and we were fortunate to eat when Stage was replicating a special tasting menu with wine pairing. We were both extremely pleased with all courses, the wine pairing was spot on, service amazing as always.
We've been here many times but it seems over the last few years the food just doesn't hit the high mark we have come to expect for the prices charged. Our most recent experience left us disappointed for a few reasons. First of all, the service and ambiance are great. We ordered the beef Wellington ($40) again and it wasn't trimmed well so there was gristle that had to be cut out. You should be able to eat every piece of a filet without having this issue. The bubu arare salmon was overcooked and dry around the edges. We ordered many more dishes but honestly nothing stood out as being exceptional. Our bill for 4 was over $400 which included 1 bottle of wine and 2 cocktails. We are sad that we won't be returning because we love the ambiance but we can't justify paying this much for food that doesn't live up to our expectations.
ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
We've been fans of STAGE for a very long time, and Chef Ron DeGuzman and Pastry Chef
Kainan are just so good at what they do and their creativity is on a par with any restaurant
We've been busy and hadn't dined there for a while, and the experience we recently had with
their new tapas/small plates was exceptional. Every dish, from the salmon to the varieties
of ahi creations were just outstanding! We had four small plates and shared Chef Ron's amazing lamb chops that were so thick, juicy and tasty - we wish we had room for more....but, we HAD to
have room for Chef Kainan's Lilikoi Creamsicle and Vietnamese Coffee Flan - both of which HAVE TO BE IN OUR TOP TEN DESSERTS OF ALL TIME - ANYWHERE! My husband calls Chef Kainan a "sweet genius" which he definitely is. And Chef Ron - is always upping his game.
No wonder they are headed to the James Beard House at the end of this month and we wish them only the very best.
The restaurant itself is just beautiful with the unusual decor and the staff super-attentive.
We look forward to our next dining experience very soon.
The food was very tasty. The Cesar Salad was served just right, crunchy and flavorful. We had the steak, salmon, garlic fries with truffle oil and a decadent chocolate dessert (which was truly decadent). The servings were generous. They also brought in an extra dessert for my nieces birthday with her name and a candle which was very thoughtful.
When I go back, I’ll have the dessert first, the main then the salad.
The service was very good and we didn't have to wait too long for the food.
Pros: Good menu, food and ambiance. Prix Fixe Menu (120/person): Hamachi Sashimi, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Kona Lobster Tempura, Chilean Seabass, Braised Pork Belly, A5 Japanese Beef, Desert (Smoke Bomb).
Cons: Dessert (underwhelming.) Waiter stated, "Gratuity is included." Not so. Gratuity of 20% was ADDED to patron's bill, thus eliminating the choice of whether, and how much, to tip.
As always, Stage has been a go to place for my coworkers and I to celebrate our holiday get together. This time was especially great as Kevin our waiter provided exceptional service! He was very knowledgeable, helpful and always ensured that our party was well taken care of. Service like that will definitely bring me back again and again. Mahalo Kevin and Stage!!!
Interesting decor inside a furniture store. Lots to talk about with my friends about the wall art and furniture art... seats are very comfortable. We went for lunch and had the best burger there. salmon was tender and moist, a little on the salty side . Ahi BLT is excellent also.
The room midday was a little warm until the air conditioner picked up but otherwise very comfortable.
We have always enjoyed our dining experience and the amazing service at Stage restaurant. Sadly, Christmas Eve was very disappointing since they were short on kitchen help. The wait between our set menu's courses was unbearably long, a dinner that took over four hours.
Booked this place for our office Christmas luncheon because they accept reservations, it's not crazy crowded as some of the newer, hipper places in town, and they have a lot of parking. The food was good, but the service was horrible. The food was slow to come out of the kitchen, and it took ridiculously long to pay for our meal. Given that this is a place frequented by folks like us who are looking for fine lunch dining during the lunch hour, I expect service to be a lot quicker than it was.
On their website, it says happy hour from 5-7pm, that's why I changed my reservations to 6pm. However, they are really talking about amuse wine bar right outside that had a bunch of ppl. Inside stage there was only just 2 ppl eating! Felt odd but got used to it quickly. My duo of beef was excellent except I wasn't sure of one of the beefs were supposed to be prepared more on the "burnt" well done side. It was quite hard to eat (the one over the potatoes). But overall I'd come back! Food was really great especially with amuse bouche coming in between! :)
We've been a few times, always fantastic! Food is phenomenal &service is top notch! Our server was Lyman &he's awesome! Was super polite &accommodated me &my dietary restrictions. My father &I ordered the five course but I don't eat red me so he let me chose another dish to replace the short ribs(even though the five course is "no substitutions"). Will definitely be back! Thank you to the staff &chefs! (:
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.
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