Honolulu Restaurant Guide

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2020 Hawai‘i Restaurant Guide

Kapispa Kapi‘olani Spaghetti House

Map1585 Kapi‘olani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 949-3430
  • Comfort Food
  • Dinner
  • Japanese
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian
  • Ala Moana


Kapispa, short for Kapi‘olani Spaghetti House, is not an Italian restaurant. Our server told us that the pasta dishes are not like Italian spaghetti at all—rather, the chef, Keigo Yoshimoto, applies a similar technique used by sushi chefs: He soaks noodles in kombu water to impart umami flavor. The result is sort of Angelo Pietro meets the Olive Garden—Japanese-Italian with an unlimited salad bar.

Additional Information:

Cost Scale: $$
Hours: Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Parking: Private lot, Validated