Kan Zaman
Kan Zaman

Kan Zaman

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://kanzamanhawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8085543847x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Thursday 11am - 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday 11am - 10:30pm
    Sunday CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
  • Executive Chef: Kamal Jemmari
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Onsite and offsite catering available
  • Entertainment: Belly Dancing Wednesday nights
  • Special Events: Middle Eastern themes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. King Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lots across street
A word from Kan Zaman
Authentic Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Kan Zaman reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (42)fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (30)good for groups (25)special occasion (19)romantic (15)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • winmag
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had an excellent experience at Kan Zaman. I ordered the lamb couscous and it was delicious. Service was great! I am looking forward to eating there again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • HIDDEN GARDEN IN CHINA TOWN
    Daisy18
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is a great place to have a unique dining experience. BYOB. We enjoyed Mahi Mahi and also the chicken "Kabob". Everything was very good. We will go back. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eclectic
    hawaiidahn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent food & service! Will definitely be going back...Park in Chinatown gateway municipal parking, which is right across the street! EASY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Restaurant in Downtown HNL
    HNLDiner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have been to Kan Zaman a number of times. Lunch, dinner, and in between. Each experience has been exceptional. Without overdoing it... I would say that this restaurant is a GREAT find in downtown Honolulu - and without a doubt my favorite. The staff is aways amazing. The place is incredibly clean. The food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    After having lived in the Middle East for over 4 years and visiting often for the last 20 years, I was disappointed. The lentil soup, tabouleh, and chicken taouk were good. The soup was really good. But that is where it ended. I would have never guessed I was eating babaganoush. There was no flavor of eggplant at all. The pita bread tasted straight out of a plastic bag and was not warmed. Then my lamb kebab was floating in grease, so much so that just touching the plate left your hands covered in grease. That might have been helped if there had been an appropriate amount of rice to soak it up, but there was barely enough to see. I did get a huge amount of lamb, but the amount of grease made it inedible.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    After looking for a new place to eat, we decided to use "Open Table" for a new place and what a find! I've always enjoyed Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine and this place did not let me down. The patio in the back was fantastic where a nice size group can relax or it can be set up for just a nice romantic dinner. The service was great! I will be back soon for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepito
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Some of the descriptions in the menu misleading [to a person who has dined in the middle east]. But, the food was tasty [salty?] and plentiful. Lots to share. Recommend the appetizer sampler. For something different, this would be a good place to eat at. I don't know why any of these "Mediterranean" restaurants in Hawaii don't invest in a real shawarma roaster. That would be the attraction for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Definitely go here!
    DiningDr
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Honolulu. It breaks from the abundant Asian inspired restaurants in Honolulu to give an expanded cuisine experience. The noise level was low but we went on a Monday. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neodocVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food, nice ambiance. We sat inside but there is a great outdoor patio area behind that looks like a great space as well. We shared some hummus and tabouleh to start, both were super fresh and really tasty. For dinner I had the lamb couscous which was great, super tender lamb shank, great flavor and my wife really enjoyed the chicken tajine, also super tender chicken with delicious sauce and fries. We shared the turkish chocolate coffee cheesecake which was awesome as well, rich and creamy, great texture and flavor. The waitstaff were all friendly and responsive. Overall great dinner and we will definitely be back... likely requesting to sit outside next!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Foodie808
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary for lunch. The food was great. One of the dishes was a large lamb piece over a bean soup. The owner asked if my husband wanted rice with it. He did and they brought a huge bowl of rice with seasonings and didn't charge us for it. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Moroccan Food
    EatDrinkRepeat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good price, good food, and good ambiance. Came here with a party of 10 and they were able to accommodate us on First Friday. This place is also BYOB so that was awesome. I plan to go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always enjoy coming here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is amateurs good and the staff are very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Russkar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Kan Zaman is very good and should not be missed.. Their Moroccan food is fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a delight!
    Hungree
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our second visit to Kan Zaman, and it was their first anniversary in business. We each tried dishes different from our first time here and were very pleased. The Mezza sampler included babaganoush, hummus, warak inab and taktouka, along with a basket of delicious pita bread. The hummus was the best we've ever enjoyed, anywhere. The eggplant in the babaganoush had a fabulous fire-roasted flavor. The stuffed grape leaves and cooked salad were delightful, too. We also enjoyed the house-pulled mozzarella with zaatar. I had ful for a final dish, while my wife chose beef shwarma. The flavors of each were wonderful. With high ceiling and hard surfaces, the noise level transports you to Morocco or Lebanon! It's GREAT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    love the chicken taouk & babaganoush. mmm, that garlic sauce is awesome! i want to try it on everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Little Place
    FunFamilyGroupVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had the special "Muscle Stew" and Lamb Cuscus. Phenomenal good and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday review
    alohafoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was very good and I just loved the little surprises like the orange blossom water at the end of the meal and the belly dancers (only on Wednesdays). There were a lot of people there, with a private party in the courtyard, who were enjoying the food and ambience. I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming garden setting
    LovetoEat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The tomato with pulled mozzarella was good. The chicken tauk was delicious, the lamb couscous bland and fairly tasteless and the lamb tajine quite good. The oranges with cinnamon for dessert could have been tasty if they had been chilled. The waiter we had didn't seem to be interested in being a waiter. He forgot a beverage order, forgot other requests and brought the holder for the bill without the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Middle Eastern Dining!!
    HIfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Serving sizes are generous. Food is high quality and delicious. You can tell the chef takes great pride in their food. Tastes are developed and not over cooked or under cooked. Highly recommend you add this restaurant to your "regular" eat out spots.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    kuy612
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My sister and I sat at a table near the front door and had to yell to be heard. After yelling at each other and waiting over ten minutes for the waitress to return, we decided to leave. It was very uncomfortable. Also, when the waitress seated us, she picked up a used napkin that had fallen on the floor and stuffed it in her back pocket, then set our table. It would have been better if she had left it on the floor, set our table, and then picked it up. Let's just hope she washed her hands after throwing the napkin away.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Lexus
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very enjoyable, delicious Mezza sampler, Chicken Taouk. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Food & Generous Servings
    HIfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My 1st time dining at Kan Zaman was a great experience. Food was freshly prepared and deliciously refreshing on a sunny Hawaii day. Servings were generous. Specials of the day were creative and yummy. Plan to go back to try more items on the menu. Only thing that could be improved was the pitas - seemed like they were industrial made vs. a more creative locally made pita.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious!
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    we had a great time! mezza sampler, chicken taouk, lamb kebab & chicken tagine were awesome! too bad they ran out of the special appetizer which sounded like a moroccan caprese with mozzarella & tomatoes. wonderful service too! we sat inside with the hopes of A/C, but it was not turned on until we were almost done with dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ogi1Canogi
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good service, food was good. Sat outside and that was the best spot. They had great appetizers. My favorite was the Chicken Kabob.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Lunch
    LunchBunch
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The price was good, the amount of food very generous! Friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Welcome Addition to Downtown
    THamVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great place for a sit down lunch in Downtown. Great food & friendly service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try!!
    gemm
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent food and superb service at very affordable price, which equal outstanding value for the buck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Kan Zaman reviews archive.
  • Favorite place to eat . . .
    HawnFoodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food is very good and prepared consistently! The wait-help changes too often, thus, service suffers and is not consistent, making this the only issue I have encountered the 5 or 6 times I have returned to this establishment!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentically wonderful
    Jujuholt
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    having traveled to the middle east many times over the years it's near impossible to get the taste and flavors from abroad replicated in your hometown, but KanZaMan has been able to keep the experience just as lovely as if you were dinning in some far off exotic tent in the desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    FabulousDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It is BYOB which makes the overall bill much nicer...good food. I recommend the vegetarian couscous...and I am not even a vegetarian. Tasty with a lamb dish. Great for sharing plates.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A welcoming spot!
    1212ewr
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We enjoyed generous portions of very good Morrocan/Lebanese food, served in a timely fashion in a lovely outdoor setting. A real downtown gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy Place for Moroccan in Town
    JadeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent food. Although sometimes a little too oily, the lamb tagine is still really yummy and the beans are nicely cooked. The taktouka is one of my favorite appetizers. The chicken taouk is very moist and flavorful. I really especially liked the beef kebabs. My friend ate some of my beef and preferred to have it cooked more, but for me who likes my beef to be rare/medium-rare it was exactly to my liking. The chicken/lamb with couscous are also really yummy. No matter what you order, the portion sizes are very generous and I don't think you'll be disappointed with the taste of the food. I prefer to eat outside because of the better air circulation. Sometimes it gets stuffy sitting inside even if they do have the A/C running.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with mediocre service
    Lancer808
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Kan Zaman is a hidden gem in Chinatown Honolulu. I truly enjoy the dishes. My favorite is the Chicken Taouk. The belly dancer complemented our dining experience. However, service was lacking the evening of my dinner. My guest and I were seated near the window next to the door. We felt neglected and waited ten minutes to order. I had to get the attention of a server. Overall it is a great restaurant and Honolulu is very fortunate to have a place that offers Moroccan/Lebanese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Lunch Gem
    LittleMiss
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I ordered Kofta Sandwich, similar to a burger. A very tasty burger served on pressed baguette. I picked this one because the server came over and told me about it. I tend to need a nudge so I was happy for a suggestion. He told me it came with fries. It came to me with a salad and I said "Oh, I thought it came with fries". He took it back and here is good service, he brought the sandwich back to me while they made the fries FRESH. Turned out the fires were an extra $2. No ketchup. Boyfriend ordered the Lamb Kebab sandwich. GREAT PORTION SIZE! He said it was tasty. Mint tea tasted refreshing, free refills which was good cause the restaurant is a little stuffy since no AC. The outside lanai looked inviting, we sat inside though. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enjoyed it
    V123VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    will come back. It was a little hot outside but we enjoyed the outdoors. The food is great.
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  • Love love love this place
    Jonathan
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I love this place!!! I'm send all my friends here so they can get the full experience!! Best hidden place in honolulu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time won't be my last
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    loved the food!! we were invited to sit in the patio out back & it was nice! the food came quickly & it was all good. the appetizer sampler was good, especially the baba ganoush. the catch of the day was excellent. we were told it changes so this preparation was new. mahi with whole prawns on mashed potatoes. delish! the chicken taouk was awesome as well & it was served with a yummy rice. my merguez couscous was also tasty. baklava & pancake dessert was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alway a Winner!
    Jujuholt
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Kan Zaman has got to be the best place in the entire state of Hawaii to experience middle eastern dinning. The atmosphere & food is authentic, tasty but not intimidating to the unfamiliar or those inexperienced with foods from the other side of globe. My favorite for lunch is the spicy lamb sausage & cheese sandwich... and the garlic fries are absolutely addicting! Mint Ice Tea & that date cheesecake are also a must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Openmouth01
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Really good food and smile is just coming out from my face. Lovely deco. Kebab is my favorite and all are actually just great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite!
    ladyj
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This is hands down my new favorite place to eat, so much so that I had dinner her two times in a week have been here with my girl friend and back with the guy friend. Love the service and the outside patio nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.