Side Street Inn Kapahulu
Side Street Inn Kapahulu

Side Street Inn Kapahulu

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.sidestreetinn.com/
  • Phone: 8086673939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday: 6:30am - 1:00pm (SEASONAL SEPT - DEC ONLY); Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Colin Nishida
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For Large Parties, Special events, & Catering, Please inquire @ sidestreetinnkapahulu@gmail.com Attn: Rbzs "tata"
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 2 private rooms that can accomadate up to 35 people per room or can be opened up to seat 60-70 guests. These rooms can be reserved in advance pending on availability. There is no charge to utilize these rooms but we do have some requirements when making reservations for parties of 15 or more people.
  • Private Party Contact: Robbie "Tata" Acoba 8087393939
  • Entertainment: Direct TV satellite system - Live NFL Games- Seasonal Private Rooms Accomadations
  • Special Events: WEDDING REHEARSALS, PRIVATE LUNCHEONS, PRIVATE ROOM PARTIES...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Date St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We do offer valet parking that can be accessed from the kapahulu entrance. If you are on Kapahulu, the driveway will be on your right after you past the Prudential Locations building directly across the street for Zippy's Kapahulu. Proceed down the driveway under the building and you will see our valets ready to assist you. Valet parking is $5.00, tips are welcomed and appreciated!!
A word from Side Street Inn Kapahulu
Aloha and welcome to Side Street Inn, Oahu’s hidden hot spot, located in the heart of Honolulu. Recognized locally as the "gathering place" for the island's best chefs since opening its doors in 1992, Side Street Inn remains a true "local bar," that dishes out simply delicious comfort food in a relaxed, unpretentious environment. With a frequent mix of famous faces, professionals and steady regulars, it's the ideal place to enjoy good food and good times with friends.

Side Street Inn boasts something for everyone from sports lovers to wine connoisseurs with satellite-ready, big-screen TVs to view games and a full-bar with a vast variety of domestic and imported beers (even their own signature "Side Street Inn Rogue Ale"). Guests that are in the mood for wine can choose from a nice selection of whites and reds or opt for "Colin's List" that features owner Colin Nishida's premium stash.

Sit back and relax, as we introduce your bellies to pure happiness

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Side Street Inn Kapahulu reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (27)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (15)late-night find (13)special occasion (12)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not What I Expected
    kamaaina
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I chose this restaurant because it is close to the theatre I and my 7 guests were going to. Curtain goes up at 8. We arrived at 5:30 and had a relaxed evening, including dessert and were out by 7:30. This is a family restaurant, serving family sized portions. Many dishes are meant to be shared, but single servings are also available.. Huge platter of fried rice was very good; kim chee fried rice which I have had at their other location, is also available. The thin crust pizza we shared was very good, but I'm not a pizza expert. The escargot was surprisingly small, but the sauce was very good. The boneless kalbi I ordered was tenderized and left a bit too long in the marinade, but it disappeared quickly. Full bar. We'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ono Grinds
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Side Street Inn offers a great variety of food. Everything ever tried was wonderful. Also the service is great and the prices are somewhat reasonable. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual dining
    MMahon
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great casual spot for dinner. fried rice, pork chops and peanut crunch are a must. Ask for Michelle to wait on you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy food
    iluvsmarties
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    food was amazing, beer was cold, football was on. service was okay
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The customer is always right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Booked the res notated there would be a stroller. Received a phone call to confirm time date and number of people where and I quote "confirming 7 people plus a child in stroller" however when I got there the MANAGER gave me so much attitude about how he thought it was 7 including the stroller. Perhaps we aren't on the same page on what the word "plus" means. I was under the impressing it means in addition to not including. But what was worst about the whole thing was the attitude about how they didn't have a table for us dispite the fact I made a reservation and he said it was my fault... How was that my fault?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steve
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Local hangout. Food was delicious. Off the busy tourist area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Gathering Spot
    eatingpeter
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Family sized portions of down-home local Hawaiian fare make this a fun place to get together with family or friends for a relaxing casual night out. Happy hour cocktails are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lisa
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is outstanding. The bar service was a little slow - there was only one bartender on for the entire restaurant. But the rest of the experience was very good. It is definitely a place for locals and a great place to bring a large family. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family-style eatery
    Familystyle
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had the hiyako, spicy chicken, fried rice with lop cheung, and their specialty pork chops plus lilloki creme brûlée & like a fried ice cream dish. Thumbs up for everything but pork which was too dry for our liking and creme brûlée had good flavor but I like mine to be firmer consistency. Their beef chips were interesting but will pass next time since it was pricey. We want to go back to try other dishes, heard smoked meats are really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Side Street Inn,the no ka oi Place!
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food at reasonable prices. Always enjoy going there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go here!
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    what else can anyone say - if you are hungry, go to Side Street for the meal you are looking for! All great, especially the pork chops, Nala salad, Korean beef. WOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Value and Large Portions
    foodforlifeVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We have eaten here on numerous occasions and always have left overs afterwards. The portion size is really big and the food is delicious. We always order the fried rice and the short ribs. This restaurant is on all of my friends "places to eat list for Oahu". You get a lot for the money and will not go away hungry. The place is noisy and always busy so don't expect to have a romantic evening here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My mainland guests love this place, great food, atmosphere and easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Let's Paaaarte!
    LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was the first time I'd been there with hubby, and we were celebrating a friend's birthday. Our friend doesn't like fancy places or fancy foods, and so I chose this place, since it seemed to be a neighborhood gem. It was. The menu was filled with what we call "local grinds," or the type of food Hawaii people like. The place was not one to dress up for---just a tee-shirt and shorts kind of place. We ordered the restaurant's famous pork chops to begin the repast. It did not disappoint. They were absolutely delicious. Also ordered were the boneless kalbi and spicy chicken. Both were excellent and the quantities were way too much for three people to finish. The place was very lively by 6:30pm. A great place for a beer and great food,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Stop looking, go here! THE ABSOLUTE BEST FOOD ON THE PLANET! Always a solid meal with amazing waiters! Ask the waiter for suggestions and order those. Can't miss for an outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    RaeDoubleU
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Side Street Inn remains a great restaurant with delicious pork chops and garlic fries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food with excellent service
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We visit Side Street Inn Kapahulu regularly, yet I have never been disappointed yet. The crew is great, always friendly and helpful while the food is very good as well. Keep up the good work, Side Street Inn!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very large portions and expensive to eat here. Bring a large group or you'll be taking home a lot of leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    KEDCVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food and service was good except for a burger that took almost an hour to get to our table!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would recommend.
    Geomel
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Portions were huge. Meant for sharing. Food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go here!
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    If you want to eat, go here! This is your place whether you are local or from anywhere else in the world. Their food is THE BEST! pork chops, rice, Nala salad, Korean beef . . .you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My family was going home and had to be at the airport by 5:30 , so we booked a reservation for 3:15. The only problem was that there was no parking in the building and I refused to park on the outside being afraid that their suitcases and valuables will be ripped off. I was willing to pay for parking in the building so that worked out. The timing was perfect, we even ordered the delicious whole steamed fish, which is never available at night so all went well. Thank you for the delicious meal and good service. Our Texans came home for a short visit and we ate there twice. They requested your place for their final meal. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great reasonably priced food!
    chewchew
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Love the food. As usual the pork chops and garlic chicken were the best. My son loves the calamari. The best way to enjoy all the different foods is to go in a group so that you can order several of their yummies. Even though it was father's day, the service was still excellent and food was fresh, hot and great tasting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kekosmama
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Their kitchen is fast. You don't wait long for your food and everything comes out hot and fresh. Wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mmoore
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Just like it's mothership store, the Kapahulu location is just as great. The food was excellent, the service was great. Only disappointed that they did not wish my sister-in-law a Happy Birthday. I did enter that in the special occassion section of Open Table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jufyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. Our order was taken and the first courses were at our table quickly but with no rushed feeling. The food was delicious and, of course, we couldn't eat it all. We had the spicy chicken and the short ribs and both were fantastic. If we lived here we'd go to Side Street Inn on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 277 reviews are from the Side Street Inn Kapahulu reviews archive.
  • Good Food at Side Street Inn.
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Nice place with good food. Large portions at resonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would dine there again
    Earl
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food was VERY good and service was outstanding. Waiter was MOST attentive and polite and helpful. However, so many kids in the place that it was very noisy and we were unable to have a conversation. In spite of that, would definitely go back again for a delicious meal and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Side Street Grill on Da Strip
    Mililani
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Reservations are very much recommended. Ours was At 7:00, we arrived 5mins earlier and was very pleased that our table was ready and waiting. The waiter was very pleasant. We ordered their infamous grilled pork chops, so juicy and tasty. Also the house fried rice vs the kim Chee. Had it previously, its so so. Also ordered the market price Kobe beef with bone out very tasty, but a bit on the Salty side I thk next time we will go with the chicken salad vs the fried rice. And dessert was their pretty popular peanut butter chocolate crunch ala mode!! Da bomb!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This is a "must go to" anytime we are in Oahu. The food was excellent & Kyle's service matched it. Can't wait for our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food
    KphjrVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Sometimes you just want to have a great dinner with no pretense... Nothing fancy! Yet the food still must be delicious! Side Street hits the spot. We always walk away, pleased with our meal. The casual atmosphere and reasonable pricing is welcome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The Kula salad and kim chee fried rice was delicious. but our main dish Pulehu beef was over salted. It would have been good if it didn't have too much salt and kid of grisley. This wasn't the first time that I had a main dish that was over salted from there before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    As usual a memorable dining experience. Everything was excellent
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Great
    Elchis
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was good as usual but I think I've had better here. Maybe it was just the selections since ate things we normally do nor order here. Everything was fine but the wait for things was longer than usual. Still a great spot for dinner and one of my personal favorite places to eat on the island.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anyhow,it does not betray.
    shoko
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    In what it asked for, it was wholly delicious. Everybody was satisfied.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Local Food
    Aces
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Food is amazing with local flare and a fusion of island cuisine. Pork chops are amazing and the fried rice is Ono Ono. The finally desert peanut butter crunch will change your whole world, I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good to great food
    cathVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    healthy portions fun to share ervice good. what's up, greeting staff?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to its reputation
    MarcSVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Side Street on Kapahulu in Honolulul is always recommended by locals. Our group of 4 had 3 of the house favorites, fried rice, fried pork chops and spicy fried chicken. The portions are huge served family style and they discourage you from ordering too much. The food was great and the service was quick. It's great when a restaurant lives up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go to place
    nottrendy
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    As someone of Japanese descent, the food here hits all the right notes. Probably wouldn't do the volume of business it it wasn't in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It was very noisy due to to all the people there to watch March Madness. There are too many TVs and the CC was not on the evening I was there. Other than that, the place is fabulous - just make sure there isn't a major sporting event going on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.