Permanently Closed - Restaurant Epic

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378 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Restaurant Epic is committed to providing great food with reasonable prices in a chic and trendy atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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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
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Phone number
(808) 587-7877
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer private dining rooms that seats up to 8 guests or 24 guests.
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Private party contact
Brian Chan: (808) 545-7877
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pauahi
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Parking details
Valet service available.
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Entertainment
Restaurant Epic is not accepting reservations for happy hour 4:30pm-6:30pm. Thank you, the Restaurant Epic.
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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
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Had reservations and the restaurant didn't call to say that they had closed. We were stuck without dinner reservations!!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2017

My girlfriend and I enjoyed shared two courses (a salad and a main entree) and it was definitely worth the value of the meal. They could have put a little more seafood in their ciopinno, however the soup overall was delicious. On top of that, they were courteous enough to split the soup into two separate bowls for each of us to enjoy. Definitely recommend to couples enjoying a nice evening together and will most likely be returning for the right occasion again.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2017

We started out with Epic's apple, walnut and brie quesadilla. Just right. For our main course we opted for their special pasta of the evening - shrimp with a rich lobster sauce and veggies over al dente linguine. Yummy! Terrific service.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Tuesday turned out to be Mardi Gras, and Epic was heavily populated with people celebrating the event. Several customers wore masks, and there were several larger than usual parties. The bar was full! Lots of laughter. We started out with a special appetizer, skewed teriyaki chicken that was perfectly grilled. Our entree was miso salmon over linguini. The salmon was yummy and the pasta, as usual, prepared al dente.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2017

Epic's salads are wonderful. Last night we had a caesar salad with grilled chicken. Just right. We then enjoyed their seafood Thai curry. We intentionally saved some of the curry sauce to enjoy over rice at home. Terrific service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Always consistently fun. The menu offers something for everyone. Many opportunity to share. Music and service create perfect atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Celebrated Valentine's the day before with my hubby. The prix meal was superb. Thank you for making our valentine celebration special.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Overall very mediocre. Waitstaff was not attentive nor friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Too bad this restaurant closed. This is a great place. Excelled comfort food. Glad I at least dined before it went belly up.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2017

Let me start out with dessert. We frequent Epic and as such they gave us the dessert they developed for their Valentine's Day dinner: a strawberry nutella crepe layer cake. Outstanding! Epic ought to add this on their regular menu. Back to the beginning of the evening. We started out with their Asian roast duck salad - perfectly prepared. Incidentally, all of the salads we had at Epic are worth a try. We've had most items on their menu, and I've decided that my favorite entree is their truffled garden pasta with chicken katsu. Any time we have had their pasta it's prepared al dente with a yummy sauce and crispy chicken katsu.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2017

The restaurant was very busy! Food yummy as usual. We shared their tasting option the included their Asian roast duck salad followed by a tasting that included miso butterfish, fried pork chop and crab cake. The pork chop itself would generously serve two for an entree. The crab cake was fine, except the menu said we would get seafood ravioli instead of the crab cake. If it matters to you, I'd confirm that you actually do get either the seafood ravioli or the crab cake. Great service!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2017

We started out with their Full Moon Ravioli which were filled with spinach, mushroom and ricotta, then covered with a macadamia nut pesto sauce. Outstanding! Although we try to not have two pasta dishes in one meal we decided to try a new dish - shrimp with lobster sauce served over angel hair pasta. So yummy! Service was wonderful. Attentive without being intrusive.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

We decided to take advantage of their advertised "Tasting Menu" special for January. Great deal for $35...flavorful duck salad to start, followed by the entree featuring miso butterfish, seafood ravioli and fried porkchop, and finished with a refreshing coconut ice cream! What a great selection. Service was friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Restaurant Epic is a special place because it works for both a special celebration or a casual evening. We saw date-night couples and business groups - all having a fun evening. Don't forget to sample their ahi poke, escargot poppers or crab dip. The bar was especially active.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent food and great prices! Great service too. Can't wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Restaurant Epic's salads are done right. Crisp lettuce, just the right amount of dressing and fresh ingredients. This evening we had an Asian roast duck salad. Then we had their special, salmon with crust furikake. Yummy!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2017

We started out with their special appetizer - skewered teriyaki chicken. Their special entree for the evening was a perfectly prepared pork chop with mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts. A lovely evening!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2017

Ono food and big portions! Great service too. The pri fixed specials for $35 are an excellent deal and a great way to sample a variety of dishes.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Service was awful. We had to constantly find and ask server for various things. Food was good but my scallops were undercooked so I had to send them back. They then came back over cooked and rubbery texture. Everything was good but the service was horrible.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Restaurant Epic has a bacon Bloody Mary I will continue to have dreams about until I can get there again and have another. We went for Christmas Night, and it was a nice, fairly casual place that wasn't loud and had good food.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Love the duck salad

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Excellent Christmas dinner special. Everything nicely done and beautifully presented. Very very tasty. Portions are quite generous. Will definitely be back here for lunch and dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Christmas menu was very good, and tasting menu was good too.
Service was not very attentive and very slow.
Ice and water was on the ground on the aisle and under the table, but it wasn't taken care of.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

The service was very professional and the food was worth every penny. I will be telling my family & friends about this hidden diamond in downtown. Awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

We started out with their ahi poke. Just wonderful! Then a truffled pasta dish with chicken katsu. Very nice. We've enjoyed several items on their menu, but the truffled pasta is a favorite. Top of the line service.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Had a wonderful experience and would go again. The food was excellent and service was very good

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Exceptional experience Five star all around Escargot poppers to die for

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Lots of laughter from the bar! We started out with their escargot poppers. Very, very nice. Followed by the Seafood Trio: shrimp, scallops and a lobster tail perfectly prepared

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

We shared a roasted duck salad, two appetizers and a bottle of wine: apple, walnut and brie quesadilla and crab dip with (extra) crostinis. Their salads are perfect - just the right amount of dressing with properly crisped ingredients. Restaurant Epic's service is friendly and especially competent. A pleasant evening!

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Unfortunately, service was slow. Also, Internet was down when it was time to pay the bill

We do enjoy the food. They need to improve on the timeliness.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Excellent food & service. Well worth the price. First time there will guarantee be back again

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

We started out with their ahi salad - several slices of ahi over a nice mixture of crisp lettuces. Their special that evening was a large pork chop with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts. We splurged on one of their popular desserts - apple pie en croute. It's worth the 15 minute wait!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2016

We really needed the night before Thanksgiving out to relax. Restaurant Epic was busy with people who seemed to also wanted their yummy food and great service in advance of a very busy day. We started out with their arugula with strawberries salad. Just enough dressing, properly dried and crisp arugula and nicely chilled strawberries. Our main course was their Thai curry with chicken katsu. A very pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2016

Restaurant Epic is conveniently located in downtown Chinatown, and around the corner to the Hawaii Theatre. Try their ahi poke and chicken/caesar salad for starters. Although we often opt for their lamb chops or fish, this time we selected their seafood pasta special. The linguini was cooked al dente and the mahi mahi perfectly sauteed. No room for dessert, however we liked what we saw at other tables - especially the apple pie en croute.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Food was excellent! A friend recommended Epic Restaurant and dine we were going to the Hawaii Theatre, we had dinner prior. We were not disappointed especially since our friends raved about this place! And service was great too! Two thumbs up!!!

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

We had dinner at Epic prior to the show at Hawai'i Theater. Very convenient - parked at the outdoor lot next to Marks Garage - $20 bucks vs. $8 at Marks but we didn't know until we parked. Epic is a block away, as is the Theater. Checked in and were seated right away. Food and drink were great value - reasonable prices all around - salads, Epic Burger, Furikake Ahi Burgers, and Chicken Katsu Curry. Quality, taste, presentation of the food was wonderful. No room for dessert. Down side: the wait staff was very unfriendly - took our dinner orders almost as if they wanted to argue about things, inattentive - water glasses were empty quite a while before they got refilled, unhelpful -- we watched a woman pushing her wheelchair partner struggle to get up and out the door as the wait staff ignored them so we got up to hold the door for them. All in all, I think we'd go back for the convenience and quality of the food and hope the staff is in a better mood.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2016

We had a wonderful evening at Restaurant Epic. We started out with their yummy crab dip for a special appetizer. Next time we plan on trying their ahi poke We thoroughly enjoyed their special pasta of the evening - blacked shrimp over linguini. Just perfectly done! The service met the right balance to take good care of us without being intrusive. A special night!

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2016

Very good food at very reasonable prices. Nice ambiance, good service, good cocktails. One of the few restaurants of this type in Chinatown/downtown.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2016

In general - all was fine. Food is good, moderately priced and good value. Misoyaki butterfish seemed to be somewhat undercooked and would have preferred it to be charred just a little. Deserts were good-apple tart and peanut butter chocalate molten cake.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

It was a first time for two of us. We were very impressed, great food and friendly wait staff.

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