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1131 Nuuanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817
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Restaurant Epic Details
Hours of Operation:
LUNCH Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm DINNER Monday - Saturday 4:00pm-9:30pm Sunday 4:00pm- 9:00pm BRUNCH Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm BEAT THE CLOCK HAPPY HOUR 3:00pm - 6:00pm DAILY Our new Happy Hour features drinks and special menu items, starting at: $3 from 3-4PM, $4 from 4-5PM and $5 from 5-6PM
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining rooms that seats up to 8 guests or 24 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Brian Chan (808) 545-7877
Restaurant Epic is not accepting reservations for happy hour 4:30pm-6:30pm. Thank you, the Restaurant Epic.
Special Events & Promotions:
BREWMASTERS DINNERS FARM TO TABLE EVENTS FIVE BITE FRIDAY WINE EVENT LOCAL CHARITY EVENTS LIQUID THERAPY TASTINGS TASTING ROOM TUESDAY WINEMAKER WEDNESDAY WINEMAKER DINNERS
Valet service available.
A word from Restaurant Epic
Restaurant Epic is committed to providing great food with reasonable prices in a chic and trendy atmosphere.
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Overall experience was lacking.
Hadn't been to this restaurant in years, but this experience left me lacking. Food was moderate with the menu's looking old and abused with food stains on the. Was disappointed as I like this establishment before"
Dined on 3/5/2014
Happy hour is from 4:30 - 6:30
p.m. and the appetizers there are very affordable and tasty so I highly recommend the place. Excellent service as well."
Dined on 3/4/2014
Food was yummy! We had a couple
salads and pupu's and shared between the 4 of us! I might go back tonight!"
Dined on 3/4/2014
We've enjoyed dining at Epic
before and this visit was another winner. We had a friend in from Portland, Oregon--a "foodie" city-- but never hesitated taking him here. Our waiter, Geno, was professional and friendly--something we've come to expect at Epic. We feel extremely lucky to live only a couple of blocks from this fine dining establishment and, of course, will be back."
Dined on 2/26/2014
Can't Wait To Go Again! I knowI
rated this "kid-Friendly" and even though there is no kid menu, my 8 year old loved everything we ordered. I had a mixed dining group from senior citizen, 20 year old and 8 year old. Everything we ate was very well presented and great tasting. We started with the strawberry arugula salad, escargot poppers, spicy ahi sushi, then rack of lamb and surf and turf, ending with the peanut butter chocolate dessert. I have been to Epic for lunch but OMG, this is definitely on my fave list for dinner!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
The menu makes you wonder what
about the style of place this is. Lamb, sushi, fish, burgers, beef brisket. It's confusing - like the name of the restaurant. But the lamb was really tasty. Crusted rack of lamb (3 ribs) served on herbed mashed potato with a raspberry reduction sauce and gravy. Yummy! Chioppino was ok. It was sweet. I like my broth savory. I like Italian food and will go to an Italian restaurant the next time I want Chioppino. The menu is like of like food roulette. Spin it around and put your finger down on the menu. Pick whatever is closest to your finger. You won't know what to expect."
Dined on 2/15/2014
I was excited to go back to this
restaurant as I was impressed with the food and the ambiance the first time I went. My Valentine's visit was disappointing. They seem to have prepared an overly cheesy playlist for the occasion (i.e. My Heart Will Go On) that really killed me. The concept for the prix fixe was good but the execution was poor. The appetizers were served in too big a portion. The entrees were sub par. The steak was very charred but cooked medium as specified. The Butterfish served with rice was cooked perfectly but was overpowered by the sweet chili sauce. When you are given only 2 entree options you expect it to be made well; unfortunately they weren't. I would give it another shot but not anytime soon."
Dined on 2/14/2014
My husband and I went to
Restaurant Epic for Valentine's Day, it was our first visit. We had great service. For the occasion they had a fixed menu which was prepared excellently. We definitely want to go back and try other things on their menu. Also, if you get the chance to enjoy an evening here, try the chocolate flavored beer, it leaves a nice, light after taste of chocolate and isn't too sweet like chocolate flavored wines I have tried in the past."
Dined on 2/14/2014
If you are looking for innovation,
visit Epic. The food is very reasonably priced with exceptional quality. The curry risotto, brie apple quesadilla, and Mac cheese and short ribs were some of my favorites. The tastes and combinations were so unexpected, but delicious. We ate family style which allowed my guests to taste quite a variety of flavors. To top off the dinner, I ordered the cobbler which was served warm with ice cream. So good! The servers were very welcoming, friendly, and efficient. The restaurant, when totally packed, still allows a conversation without having to shout. I parked in the underground parking lot. Very easy and convenient. Epic is a gem in Honolulu."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Limited menu, fairly simple.
Service impeccable. Food okay but expensive, portions small. Older crowd. Nothing to write home about."
Dined on 2/8/2014
My son and I had dinner at
Restaurant Epic. The service was FIRST CLASS...Jeno was our waiter. He was Awesome!! The food....oh my goodness...everything we ordered was amazing. We ordered the chicken curry potstickers and the apple brie quesadilla for our appetiziers. For our entree's, the Thats a heck of a lotta bacon burger and the braised short rib ravioli. Both were quite tasty and portion perfect. Dessert, yes we HAD to!!! We enjoyed the Chocolate chip cookies with Bacon which sat over a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with bacon bits. WE WILL RETURN and I highly recommend"
Dined on 1/24/2014
This place has amazing food!
Everuthing I had was absolutely tasty. I am going to recommend Restaurant Epic to everyone I know traveling to Honolulu. I give them a 5 out of 5!! Simply THE BEST!"
Dined on 1/7/2014
Great casual evening spot, full
bar service, nice wine list. The room is comfortable and the noise level allows for private conversations and hearing the waithelp. The food is great and the menu changes frequently. Good choice of small plates as well as regular entrees. Leave room for some truly lovely desserts…….."
Dined on 12/28/2013
I went to restaurant epic with a
group of five and it was very reasonably priced. This is a good place to go for a nicer dinner without having to pay too much money. It wasn't too crowded, and our waiter was very polite. Parking was a little harder (since it's in Chinatown) and a little expensive, but if you carpool it shouldn't cost more than a few dollars per person. Overall, I'd recommend coming back to this restaurant."
Dined on 12/23/2013
Restaurant Epic has a small but
good menu with different offerings. The Escargot Poppers and Epic mojitos are a MUST! The mac and cheese is also amazing! The service might be a little slow, it seems as if there are only 2-3 servers for the whole restaurant, but they did mention that they had a 25 pax party that night, so perhaps everybody else was occupied."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Overall we had a nice time. It was
fairly noisy since the restaurant was full and busy. Service was a bit slow, took about 2 1/2 hours for dinner but wouldn't it consider it fine dining the food was good portions and very tasty. Service was slow though. No coffee was offered with dessert, were finally asked after most of dessert was gone."
Dined on 12/20/2013
My friends and I dined here 2 says
before the menu changed. Thus, many of the options were already sold out. My Cobb salad came out as a small, mundane house salad. But my friends food looked and tasted amazing. Particularly the sliders and the escargot poppers."
Dined on 12/20/2013
This restaurant is a hiden gem and
in an excellent location, especially if you are attending a function at the Hawaii Theater. The food is awsome!"
Dined on 12/14/2013
8 pm reservations for Sat of
Restaurant Week. We were seated and given menus but not the Restaurant Week menu. After several minutes we were able to flag down a server who informed us that they were all out of the specials even though they had "made more food than the night before." One item (not the one I wanted) was still available on the regular menu at regular price - hmmm could you have made that into a Restaurant Week special? Ok, I'll reluctantly have my second choice... What? You are out of that too? No wonder it has been a year since we dined here (and that too was not epic). Food we did get was decent enough - too salty for me but my companions liked their gumbo which was really pasta. Sorry we won't be back."
Dined on 11/22/2013
I really enjoyed my first dining
experience here. Our waiter was a little aloof, but I guess it's because we ordered from the pre-fixe menu. The food was awesome, and we were surprised that we liked the salmon dish more than the meat."
Dined on 11/20/2013
What a wonderful place this is.
Our waiter, Aaron, was pure genius at making us feel like his only customer while handling what seemed like the whole restaurant, all by himself! He was on top of EVERYTHING. The meal itself was brilliant in choices for restaurant week tasting. Perfectly prepared and presented. The 6 minute egg touch on the caesar salad was unique and tasty. I hate meatloaf, but because the two main course choices on the prix fixe menu were salmon and meatloaf, I opted for meatloaf because I eat salmon all the time. I now LOVE meatloaf…EPIC meatloaf! Wrapped in bacon, topped with sunny side up egg and grilled asparagus, all on a bed of polenta. I would eat this same meal three nights in a row - it was that good!"
Dined on 11/18/2013
The food here is certainly EPIC!
It was the first time for my group of friends (5 total). We all decided to order and share. We ordered pretty much everything on the appetizer menu. They were all great, especially the BBQ egg rolls, butternut squash ravioli and short rib ravioli. The steak bruschetta was a little chewy for us, but the flavor was there. Main courses were short rib mac n cheese (awesome), thai jumbalaya with seafood (also tasty), but best of all was the dessert...chocolate peanut butter molten cake....such a great finish to a great meal...oh and not to forget the Chinatown iced tea...subtle, but good..."
Dined on 10/25/2013
We had a great meal, inventive
drinks and excellent service. Mahi and vegetable risotto were perfect along with the creative Caesar salad and fried egg."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Lets face it, China Town has some
shady spots but this place is a gem. Very well decorated, great ambiance! It was our 5th Wedding Anniversary and we wanted to try a place we had never tried. We had our infant daughter with us and they were very accomodating. The restaurant is nice and quiet. The service was outstanding! Food was a mix of American and Japanese; definitely asian inspired. highly recommend for an Anniversary or just for a date night. Nice selection of different wines and beers. They even had Chimay Red (a plus), wish they offered more Belgian beers but I can't complain."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Went here with a girlfriend and
shared 5-6 small plates but share the larger portions for a proper meal as not all small plates are appopriate for sharing. Great food, nice ambience, confit pork belly is very morish!"
Dined on 10/4/2013
I can't say enough about Chef
Brian and his delectable and creative food. We tried small as well as large plates at very reasonable prices. Full of flavor and very generous portions. I would come back in a heart beat, save some money and enjoy the great service."
Dined on 9/26/2013
This is an unlikely fit for
Chinatown, but the food is great and the prices are reasonable. Imaginative dishes that defy categorization."
Dined on 9/24/2013
Excellent cuisine, service and
ambiance once inside the restaurant. Went at 6:30 on a Saturday night and parked on the street down the block. We had the ahi and pork belly appetizers and both were delicious. My cioppino was excellent with crab, scallops, fish and clams in a tasty tomato broth. Service was friendly and professional. Definitely will return."
Dined on 9/21/2013
Located within the downtown area
therefore rather quiet neighborhood after working hours. Food and service were superb. Parking very reasonable after in municipal lot or free street parking. Recommend the fresh fish of the day."
Dined on 9/1/2013
We actually picked this restaurant
initially almost as a joke. We thought the name was funny. Turns out that menu had a wide variety of interesting food. The menu was rather different from most of the places we ate while in Oahu. I have a food allergy and they were very accommodating with it. We had the bacon wrapped lamb as a small plate, and the blackened ribeye as the entree. They both were very outstanding dishes."
Dined on 8/29/2013
We were looking for a place away
from the crowd in Waikiki This restaurant was the perfect find! I recommend it"
Dined on 8/21/2013
It's quieter than most places in
Chinatown and the service is very attentive and friendly. At 8 p.m. on a Saturday, they were out of a number of menu items. The menu was a little more imaginative than usual, and the food was generally good but not great. The chef has a heavy hand with flavorings -- a little too much butter on the ravioli, a little too much chili on the bruscetta, etc. The small plates are generous and filling. Avoid the steak, which is thin-cut and quite tough. The restaurant is clean and spacious, so you can actually have a private conversation, although the decor is bland -- no art, no candles, nothing to soften all the hard surfaces. Overall, it's a nice neighborhood place with potential."
Dined on 8/18/2013
Great food. A bit pricey. No
parking. Have to find parking around downtown."
Dined on 8/10/2013
loved the food, but dessert was so
good! must try the peanut butter chocolate molten cake."
Dined on 8/8/2013
Restaurant Epic was a wonderful
dining experience. We'd read about it and since it's in our neighborhood, decided to walk over for dinner. The menu offers both small and large plates which is a great feature. We shared a small plate (pork belly) as a first course and it was fantastic. I stayed with another small plate for a second course, while my wife chose a large plate, which in this case was a bowl of cioppino. Again, we were thrilled with our choices and in particular, how well everything was seasoned. No salt or pepper was on the table, but happily, we didn't taste the need for any--a rare thing today, with sodium level awareness causing many chefs to under-season everything. The desserts were wonderful, too. Great time!"
Dined on 8/1/2013
We ordered a variety of small
plates - Brussels sprouts, linguine, asparagus, butternut squash pot stickers, and escargot poppers. The flavors were fantastic! They have something for everyone - sliders, ahi tuna, bacon wrapper jalapeno tater tots, salmon, rib-eye, and cioppino, to name a few. Also try the desserts. I was not disappointed by the Jack 'n coke bread pudding. This is restaurant definitely a new favorite!"
Dined on 7/19/2013
I went to Restaurant Epic with a
big group of friends and we had a great time. The food was amazing and there is something for everyone. We ordered the escargot, it was garlicky and delish!! We also tried the butternut squash potstickers, crispy risotto cake, braised beef short rib ravioli, and I'm embarrassed to say a few more too. The bacon chocolate chip cookie was incredible. The only bummer was when the check came. There were 5 couples in the party and they said they can only split the check three ways. If we're going to spend several hundred dollars on a dinner the restaurant should be more accommodating."
Dined on 7/18/2013
If they have the rissotto cake
over sausage with and egg, you MUST try. Also, bread pudding with whiskey in the ice cream is a very smart dish. One suggestion: this place would do very well with white tablecloth"
Dined on 7/16/2013
Thought of Epic as a great place
for 5 friends to get together for great food and conversation. Some other places were thought of but I felt would be too noisy for good conversation It was a very lovely night and the 4 hours(!) went by so fast. The food was so good. Appetizers, dinner and dessert, we ate family style to taste everything. It was ALL great. Not one bad or neutral dish. I would recommend eating family style. Our server is really good. He's a professional all the way. He added value to our overall experience!"
Dined on 7/14/2013
start with the chinatown tea and
you won't be disappointed. the escargot poppers are a must have and they're delicious, the torigashi seared ahi is light and good too. my other half got the miso salmon and i ordered the full moon ravioli and they came out a bit over cooked and broke apart way too easily. we ended our meal with the bacon cookies which were unique and savory and also got the peanut butter souffle."
Dined on 7/11/2013
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