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Town Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.townkaimuki.com
  • Phone: (808) 735-5900
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ed Kenney and David Caldiero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Town is located along the municipal bus line.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a 30-car private parking lot. Also, ample street parking is available once the lot is full.
A word from Town
"Local first, organic whenever possible, and with Aloha always" is the mantra upon which this unpretentious neighborhood bistro was founded. With a menu that changes daily to reflect the freshest market ingredients, Town features hand-cut pastas and gnocchi, slow-braised meats, fresh local seafood, a wine list of small artisan producers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Drawing inspiration from classic recipes of the Mediterranean, Town's cuisine is best described as Contemporary American with an Italian sensibility, where the ingredients are allowed to shine and nothing is wasted. With bar and "dog-friendly" patio seating reserved for walk-in guests, the restaurant has become a favorite for casual impromptu dining as well as for special occasions. Town is located in hip Kaimuki, just minutes from Waikiki, and is loved by locals and visitors alike. Go to Town.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Town is one of our favorite spots. Always good in every way."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is a great place for a business lunch---great food---great ambiance---great service."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was great! Great vibes! Enjoyed the scene. The service was horrible, took forever for the dinner to come. Something thy should work on in the kitchen!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I loves to try different restaurants. We drove all the way from Makakilo to try Town. Food is ok. Nothing special. My husband had the gnocchi because I told him that it has good reviews on yelp. He said its ok, I think it was overrated. I had opa with veggies, it's seasoned good but opa is a lil bit overcooked. We had the mussels for appetizer and we both agreed that it's very good. If we live within the area we'll probably dine again since they change their menu everyday, we would love to try what more can they offer."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Town is my go-to restaurant when I have guests in town, because of their commitment to local-sourced food and, of course, the way they prepare it. Their gnocchi are little clouds of perfect texture and taste. This time, served with sunchokes, it was a delectable dish!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is where it all began. Chef Ed Kenney and his crew continue to create real local based food that is both honest and magical. Try anything with pa'i'ai - or any of the fresh fish of the day- or my all time go-to fave, the pan roasted chicken. Ma'o organic greens and veges rock in any way they happen to be serving them that night. Be sure to make reservations and don't be afraid to sit on the bar as Antonio the Bartender is very charming, attentive, and with his dry intellectual wit will keep you entertained throughout your meal. BTW, we always let Bren the Manager choose our wine- she nails it each time. TOWN- We love you."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. Always good food and service. A winner."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Although the entree selection was small, everyone found something of their liking. We were pleasantly surprised by the dinner appetizers and salad selections which we shared family style. The monchong was excellent and the kitchen was accommodating to switch the veggies of the entrees and split the deserts amongst us. The service was friendly and our waitress expertly explained the entire menu to us with enthusiasm. We felt at home and comfortable in the atmosphere as she appeared to be confident that we would have an enjoyable time. And we did! We found the concept of sustainability refreshing and commendable."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "AMAZING food!!!!! we ordered almost everything & were truly blown away!!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went for dinner on Friday night. Fantastic food, unbelievably fresh and tasty. Medium-sized portions. Terrific service. Mostly all was great except the music playing really loud; my dinner mate and I were leaning over the table and almost shouting at each other. I find it so disappointing when restaurants want to generate a hip, vibrant scene but feel that loud music is a good way to generate energy. Despite the brilliant food, I would not be inclined to return... but I did realize upon leaving that the tables outside are much, much quieter, even with the street noise."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Town has become one of my favorite places to dine in Honolulu. I have a lot of food allergies and will only eat organic meats and non-GMO foods--I can always find options here--they even offer Waialua soda and Town Lemonade which are made from pure cane sugar! The menu is imaginative and always features mainly locally sourced and organic ingredients. So many places claim to do this, but when questioned, the "organic" tends not to be the meats, dairy, or condiments (where the GMOs are), but rather some of the produce. I enjoyed an amazing spaghetti and grass-fed beef meatballs with fresh, hand-made pasta on Friday and nearly died from pleasure! Treat yourself and go to Town!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Town is always excellent. Tonight they were understaffed. The staff did their best to accommodate. Free prosecco as a starter, comped app. The expediter was extremely pleasant and didn't show any stress. We will go back, but hopefully they will figure out the staffing or kitchen mishap"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always enjoy the fresh, creative and tasty food. Especially enjoyed the ahi tartare on risotto cakes, pa‘i‘ai w/ beans and the best gnocchi on the island! Service is friendly, helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! Excellent locally grown food in season. Our party had Ono with fresh veggies, chicken, and hand cut pasta- all outstanding. The sommelier recommended some great wines too. Service was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed lunch here on 20th June. Food was delicious and menu changes daily with the availability of fresh, local and wherever possible organic ingredients. Our waitress was extremely helpful and highlighted some of the more popular items on the menu including the hand cut house made pasta which was beautiful. Served with pancetta, mushroom, kale & chilli. I enjoyed the pan fried opah with seasonal vegetables. Would definitely return for the food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to celebrate our 3rd anniversary here while visiting Oahu. What a great decision! We opted out of the touristy Waikiki area. I booked on open table and said it was our anniversary and have never felt so special. Every staff member knew it was our anniversary and made sure to congratulate us multiple times. We even got complimentary champagne upon arrival! The food surpassed my expectations. My favorite was the rice pudding for dessert! There was a new waitress training that night (she was amazing by the way) and she suggested it. I am not a rice pudding person so was nervous taking the reccomendation - but wow - delicious!! This is the first place my husband and I will go back to in Oahu!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a really nice dinner at TOWN! and I specially thank you for the arrangement for my friend's wedding! Tasty food and nice staff, we really love it!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It was my first time at Town for dinner and we had a great meal. Nothing fancy, just good dishes prepared from fresh ingredients that taste great! Most unique dish for me was the risotto with imu beef and luau. But otherwise no single dish stood out, all selections were great. Servers were all very nice. Ambience was natural, "eco-friendly" and casual."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "leela gave great service. chef de cuisine Alika puts the most amazing selections together that vibrate your taste buds."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I loved Town when they first opened, but as other restaurants began popping up, I accidentally forgot about it :( I am always pleasantly surprised by the interesting drink menu, and the food is very unique. You have to commit to an entree of "different" sometimes... BUT, I mean that in the best way possible. Service: This staff took care of my family. I'm not ashamed to say that my family can be difficult to please, but they did an outstanding job of making sure that everyone was satisfied! They even comp'd a couple of things, just because ONE thing didn't come out EXACTLY when the other appetizers came out! I'm impressed. Thanks Town, you guys were great!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Really good local eatery away from the tourist traps of Waikiki. Well worth the effort and taxi journey to try high quality local fare and service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Cocktails are innovative and refreshing. Food is exceptional and service is top notch!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Brought my son back after several years away (he had to come get some of Town's good food). We loved it. They managed to satisfy us all, a chef/gourmand, a 99 year old kamaaina, and a foodie. We were welcomed like family and service was very attentive. Loved the innovative foods and stylings. Old favorites were still there. Town had it all!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "consistently very good which is tough to find. not your ordinary wine list but there are very good ones at all different price points and it's great to try something new. very friendly team."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Hopefully the title says it all:)) Town must have incredible chefs because the food was Ono ( which was the dish I had by the way ) -the fish was cooked to perfection and the presentation was delightful !for the prices charged , I would expect far less quality and satisfaction . So I have two recommendations - if they have to raise their prices , I would still return to savor a delicious meal . Finally , they should consider changing the restaurant name to something more enticing which would better describe the wonderful food and dining experience there . "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Town is one of my absolute favorite Kaimuki neighborhood restaurants. I always feel good about the food I am eating there, and happy that it's local. The ambiance is amazing, and I love to bring out of town guests with me to see it!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "While happy to get a same-day reservation, we waited 45 minutes for entrees...strip loin too chewy, chick peas in soup still firm."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "So real. So consistent. So simple and honest. The original new food scene restaurant in Honolulu. Try the chicken, the mussels, any fresh fish on the menu, and any dish with local taro."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Town was great. The mussels were the best thing I ate. I also had rabbit with cannelloni beans and dandelion greens which was delish too. Our service was good, friendly staff and food came out promptly. My husband and i loved everything we ate and appreciated all the local Hawaiian ingredients not prepared in typical Hawaiian fashion. Don't be steered away by the up and coming location it is well worth it."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Came in and had a lovely table waiting for us. Lauren our new server was quite friendly and prompt with service. I appreciated the care and understanding the staff had with Mrs. Wong (elderly lady)."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We always drove by and did not have the opportunity to try it. We ate mighty glad that we did. Everything was great! I enjoyed my salad and fish and we felt healthy and good inside and out."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Town. Our waiter,Tuan,enhanced the experience with his friendly,sincere,constant attention to us and our needs. Service was fast at first then slowed but the outstanding bread,olive and oil dip plate(s) filled the gap well. Mussel starter was very good. Salad was okay. Fish entrees were generous, perfectly cooked and tasty. The noise level was loud. We asked for quiet and were in a back corner,but it was noisy on a busy Friday evening. Parking not easy. Overall, positive."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Service and food disappointing this visit. Out of selection even though early in evening. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "A must for tourist and locals looking for farm fresh to table with a Hawaiian local flavor."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • " My hand-cut pasta with pancetta and mushrooms was savory and delicious. Try there lemonade with parsley drink refreshing on a hot day! Will be back very soon. I also like that they use local products and great menu to choose from. Mahalo"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our coppa di testo was an awesome apperitif! Also we had the ulua and ono and both were fresh, delicious, cooked to perfection and not over seasoned. We ended with great deserts. The combination of food and relaxed atmosphere made it an amazing place to eat"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I took Aunty Coco there for her first time, and she loved the table next to the big window on the left side of the hostess bar. Thank you to Rhonda, Wei for really helping us out with our special requests! If Coco likes it we will for sure be back again! Cheers!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I went there with a friend for lunch. It was easy to park our cars. The food was delicious and the service great. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "glad to support local farmers, fishers, producers."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Good food and service with only one disappointment--some veggies in one of the dishes was way too hard and not fully cooked. Side mushroom dish was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014