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Kan Zaman
Kan Zaman

Kan Zaman Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://kanzamanhawaii.com/
  • Phone: (808) 554-3847
  • 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, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We had the special "Muscle Stew" and Lamb Cuscus. Phenomenal good and service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Very enjoyable, delicious Mezza sampler, Chicken Taouk. We will return again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Good service, food was good. Sat outside and that was the best spot. They had great appetizers. My favorite was the Chicken Kabob."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The price was good, the amount of food very generous! Friendly and helpful staff."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great place for a sit down lunch in Downtown. Great food & friendly service"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Excellent food and superb service at very affordable price, which equal outstanding value for the buck."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed generous portions of very good Morrocan/Lebanese food, served in a timely fashion in a lovely outdoor setting. A real downtown gem!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "will come back. It was a little hot outside but we enjoyed the outdoors. The food is great. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I love this place!!! I'm send all my friends here so they can get the full experience!! Best hidden place in honolulu "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Really good food and smile is just coming out from my face. Lovely deco. Kebab is my favorite and all are actually just great."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Beautiful ambience (check out the garden or patio seating), exotic cuisine and Wednesday night belly dancing will transport you to a faraway oasis. Small details, like the fragrant orange blossom water that they offer to you to clean your hands and the gracious staff make an impression. Generous proportions...I had a mixed appetizer and the lamb couscous, and it was superb. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great little find. Just found it by accident while looking for lunch reservations for my husband's birthday, which also happened to fall on administrative professional's day. All lunch places were booked, but I got a reservation here and they honored my request to sit outside. Outside is definitely the place to be as it is a little too loud inside if it is full. The food is really good. The soup (can't remember the name) was outstanding. We just had the lamb and falafel sandwiches, but we will definitely try something more adventurous next time. We saw the plates coming out of the kitchen and they looked amazing, particularly the lamb tagine. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great food and service. definitely coming back. note - BYOB and no corkage charge."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Lanai dining was pleasant but a bit cramped. Last time we ate inside and the noise was unbearable. But this time the lanai was very pleasant. Our waiter very helpful and service was excellent. Food very tasty. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Wonderful tasty dishes invigorate your taste buds. The dishes we had were very, very tasty and the service was impeccable. Great intimate ambiance and the attentive staff made our dining experience very enjoyable. We will return!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This reataurant is a quiet oasis in middle of Chinatown. We experienced an outside courtyard which is great for larger parties up to 12 people. The food is good with generous partions and the BYOB as of now helps ease the liquor bill. Great place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Tiny restaurant, horrible service. If you are trying to have a good night, avoid this place."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our first experience at Kan Zaman better than we expected. We went for lunch and ordered the Chicken Kebab Sandwich with Iced Moroccan Mint Tea. I expected the chicken sandwich to be made with two slices of bread but to my surprise, it came in a pita bread. It was a prefect blend of seasoned-juicy chicken with garlic spread on the pita bread served with salad on the side. The ambience was warm and cozy. Service was great! Our hostess never let my ice tea get low and our food was brought out in a reasonable time. We definitely will be dining there again to try other dishes! You should too!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My friends and I found this place on accident while walking to our car. It was closed, but we peered through the window and could see the dining room... the small room with about 10 tables and pretty painted walls. We knew we had to try it! We made our reservations for a Wednesday night when there would be belly dancing at 7:30 p.m. The service was efficient, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere phenomenal! We enjoyed the belly dancing and will be back again for her and for the Chicken!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We sat inside and the acoustics was so bad we could hardly hear the conversation. Next time we will definitely request a table outside. Otherwise the food was good. Service could be a bit better but ok."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Indoor and outdoor patio are offered for eating. Indoor area has nice hanging pictures. No air conditioning, but ceiling fans are used. Mid day is too hot to eat inside. The patio has about 15 small tables, but much cooler. One side looks at the rustic brick wall back of the restaurant which is a reminder of the medinas of Morocco. Opposite looks into a garden area which needs a lot if work. If the garden were cleaned up it would make a world of difference in the ambience. The tables are small, ask for a table for four of you are planning to sample different dishes. Ask for extra napkins. There is a charge for hot sauce. BYOB, Soda, mint tea, coffee is on the pricey side. Food very good and large portions."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant got slammed with a bunch of tables all at once when we arrived for lunch, so our food took longer than we had hoped for, but it was well worth the wait. Every bite was delicious. All 8 of us raved about our choices from lamb kabob to lamb sausage. The owner personally came over to offer his apologies for the delay in lunch and treated us to a pitcher of their house-made Moroccan tea. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and will all be returning for more!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The beef kebab sandwich is my favorite and the side salad it comes with is great - fresh greens with a nice, tangy dressing."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I haven't had my taste buds this excited in a while. Quaint, small restaurant, big flavors in their dishes. Need to work on their service. Waited a while for drinks and received the wrong appetizer. Still planning on going back to taste some of their other dishes. Must make reservations to be seated in the backyard!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. The vegetables with my couscous were fresh and perfectly prepared. The lamb was so tasty. We had the pancake dessert, sweet and just the right amount of crunch with the almonds. Remember to bring your own wine."
    Dined on 3/8/2014