2019 Wine Spectator – Award of Excellence
2019 Hale Aina Gold Award – Best Wine Program
2019 Ilima Awards – Rave Review
2018 James Beard Foundation- Semifinalist – Outstanding Wine Program
2018 Wine Spectator – Award of Excellence
2018 Ilima Awards – Rave Review
2018 Hale Aina Bronze Award – Best Wine Program
2017 MSN “Best Italian Restaurant in Hawaii”
2017 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
2017 James Beard Foundation – Semifinalist – Outstanding Wine Program
2017 Open Table “Diner’s Choice Award”
2017 Open Table “Fit for Foodies” top ten
2016 Open Table “Diner’s Choice Award”
2015 Travel+Leisure America’s Best Wine Bar
In 2006, Food and Wine named Vino one of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences.” Created by Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya and restaurateur D.K. Kodama, Vino reflects the energy and passion of two partners who love great food and wine.
The energy and passion continues!
“Chuck Furuya, quite apart from quietly being one of the most competitive blind tasters and pool players on the planet, is a great sommelier and leader in the profession. He knows a lot about a lot of subjects, but he most of all loves sharing his knowledge with the community. His reputation across the globe and his teaching contributions to young sommeliers have put Hawaii on the map as a wine destination,” said Larry Stone, legendary fellow Master Sommelier.
The essence of Vino is this joy and love of sharing a glass of good wine among friends. Modeled after an Italian enotecca, the rustic, warm ambience of the restaurant is the ideal setting for Furuya to share his enthusiasm and expertise with guests. The relaxed, convivial atmosphere allows everyone who visits Vino to feel as if they are part of the extended “Vino family.”
When the restaurant was opened in 2004, both partners had a desire to create a dining experience that offered great food, fabulous wines, and good fun. The concise 225 plus bottled wine list and 25 wines by the glass, that are also offered in 2 oz tasting pours, allow guests to explore wines from across the globe. The selections and prices reflect Furuya’s commitment to providing guests with great value and opportunities to enjoy wines that are not often found on local wine lists.
Vino is meant to be a charming, casual, neighborhood bistro, a place to hang out. Our food is Mediterranean influenced, nothing fancy…just good home cooking! This menu features our most popular dishes. We also offer a host of ever changing daily specials, which allows us more flexibility to source new products from our local farmers.
Vino is part of the DK Restaurants group.