Had reservations and the restaurant didn't call to say that they had closed. We were stuck without dinner reservations!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Always consistently fun. The menu offers something for everyone. Many opportunity to share. Music and service create perfect atmosphere.
Celebrated Valentine's the day before with my hubby. The prix meal was superb. Thank you for making our valentine celebration special.
Overall very mediocre. Waitstaff was not attentive nor friendly.
Too bad this restaurant closed. This is a great place. Excelled comfort food. Glad I at least dined before it went belly up.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Excellent food and great prices! Great service too. Can't wait to go back again!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Love the duck salad
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Exceptional experience Five star all around Escargot poppers to die for
Had a wonderful experience and would go again. The food was excellent and service was very good
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
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!
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.
Excellent food & service. Well worth the price. First time there will guarantee be back again
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
Very good food at very reasonable prices. Nice ambiance, good service, good cocktails. One of the few restaurants of this type in Chinatown/downtown.
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.
It was a first time for two of us. We were very impressed, great food and friendly wait staff.