Side Street Inn Kapahulu

4.5
980 reviews
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Comfort Food
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").

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We ordered the house special fried rice and the fried chicken. The food took a long time to come out and when it finally did arrive, the rice was barely warm and the chicken had a burnt tatse to it. Overall, we were disappointed and will not visit them again.

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AK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and the portions were big. There is a pay-to-park lot next to the restaurant or you can valet park for $6.

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IV
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It's anybody's choice. Side Street is very popular. The first time I went was at you other restaurant, the service there was excellent and food good. Poke was very tasty and same way as yours, we enjoyed the poke. So I will still recommend your restaurant to friends.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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L
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and always tasty meals! Mahalo

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the size portions were big and I liked that the plates were shareable.
Prices were good for the amount of food that you get.

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Best food in the whole city!! Our waiter was lovely too.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ono food combined with great service. Try the pork chops. You won’t be sorry.

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HI
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing as always and my guests from the continental US were raving about it. Our server was on it and the restaurant was energetic and loud. I always lament the increase in prices over the year.

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b
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

love it. this sounds weird but i almost wish they would offer smaller size portions since going with less than 4 people really limits how much you can order. along time ago at the original location they did offer smaller portions and that was nice. no more unfortuantely. but the food is always amazing, the staff, the service.. everything is consistent.

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G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good meal. Great size portions made for family style sharing.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As recommended to us and I would def reco this place to anyone. Great service, food quality, portion sizes were more than plenty!

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M
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was GREAT! Mae was our server and she was AWESOME! I go every so often and will continue to keep going. Always Great! Colin is smiling down on what they continue to do...

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

A highly looked forward to meal, after being amazed a few years back, fell short of expectations. Portions either Luke warm or straight from fryer. Something was off, vibe and flavors were lost.

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PE
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local treat! Glad we got to enjoy during our visit. Loved the Fried Rice and Teriyaki Beef! Thank you!

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Bad experiene. All the main entrees came before the appetizers. By the time we were served the appetizers, we were full from the main entrees.

Poke was tasteless. Chicken and chops were dry. Teri beef was nice though. Roast pork wasnt crispy. Fish and chips was dry. Too much garlic on the garlic fries.

Too packed that nite too

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the side street favorites- it’s a can’t miss!!!

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DW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, great food, service like you're at best friends home! Love Side Street, a must for every visit to Oahu!

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P
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the food was great.

People who bust tables should take more care in how they clean table. Gather food particles in wiping cloth rather than letting them fall on chair or ground.

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SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were sharing the Side Street experience with family members from the Mainland and they were delighted. We ordered the classic family style prix fix meal and raspberry iced teas all around. The platters were abundantly full and delicious: a bountiful salad that included shrimp, capers, taro chips and a fabulous red wine vinaigrette dressing; steamed edamame; sweet and spicy fried chicken; awesome fried rice; fried pork chops and tasty BBQ short ribs. Chy's service was beyond expectation; checking on us frequently, bringing drink refills and packing up our leftovers even though she had a huge party that had just arrived. This place is a must!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My out of town guests loved Side Street Inn at Kapahulu. There favorites were the fried rice and garlic chicken. Place was very busy with 3 large tables of guests. A little loud but they were having a good time. Highly recommended!

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FB
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. This time there were only two of us but we thoroughly enjoyed the pork chops and fried rice. We wanted to order more but as vacationers, we couldn’t take the leftovers. Highly recommended making reservations as they get busy

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G
Hawaii
145 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Side Street Inn in Waikiki is a great place for both food and drinks. Always enjoy my
visits to the restaurant because I will not be disappointed. If you have never been to
this restaurant I would advise you that you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!!!!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Hi all,

I would recommend SS Kapahulu as I've enjoyed both locations over the many years. However, I'd also say to be wary of your servers. In this last visit, disappointment is the first impression that comes to mind. This takes away from all the things your company does well.

positives
-easy location to find
-child friendly
-awesome desserts
-lots of TVs.
-bar

negatives
-server (caleb) not that great. friendly at first, but lacked any everything else. I've been in the industry for 30 years and the service was below par. my suggestion is to have him do customer service retraining. he did look a bit inexperienced/nervous and lacked attention to details.

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-water/drinks not refilled in a timely fashion
-the apps and first part of the order came out lightning quick
-he did not realize he forgot a main dish, we had to remind him (Pork Chops (popular dish) - we had placed 2 orders and it came out barely warm!!!) someone else brought the dish out and with no apology as to why it took so long.
-no explanation of market prices
-albeit was a Saturday night i'd imagine stations may be slow, but not 20 minutes behind.
-while serving the booth next to us, he told them he would not charge a $10 fee (for what ???) because he liked them better.

better than who?!?!

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SP
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DELICIOUS FOOD, LARGE PORTIONS! Make reservation, otherwise it's very hard to find a place.

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TF
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yummy, yum!!!! It’s just that simple!!! 😋😋😋

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EE
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Colin's Special was outstanding. Recommend all to give a try. Won't be disappointed.

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GM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The kalua pork sliders were an excellent appetizer. And the pan fried pork chops were just as stated before...crispy on the outside, but juicy and flavorful on the inside. Couldn't finish them, along with the fried rice side dish. Will order something different next time just to try something new.

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OF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Disappointed because food took forever to come out. We waited about an hour until real food came out. Food was cold and they kept forgetting items we ordered in the side. Our waitress was really nice but only filled our drinks once or maybe twice? Love the food just a little cold to enjoy it

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GN
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service! Food is excellent- such large portions- great for Family and friends! Always take out of town guests here first!

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LY
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG! Side Street is AWESOME!
We ordered the Farmers Salad, the Works Fried Rice, Fried Pork Chops & Peanut Butter Crunch!!

All the dishes were HUGE!!! i dont know if they increased the portion sizes but such a GENEROUS SERVING of everything! The salad and fried rice were a huge mound of food! 3-4 large pork chop bones that my husband loved!

The Brownie was extra large & lots of ice cream & whipped cream!

SUPER DELICIOUS! The service is GREAT too!

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b
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Huge food portions served family style, make this place great for family and friends. Couples should expect to take home leftovers. Yummy pork chops are a specialty.

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M
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All Good , we were early so sat at bar while we waited . Friendly Barkeep , table was ready within 2 minutes:)

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GY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought an out of town guest who was told that your restaurant is one of the best! So she was excited and looked forward to the food and service. Sorry, we forgot our waiter's name, but he showed the true aloha spirit to our guest (and us too). As usual, your food was excellent and tasty as well. We were glad for the 'privacy' in a booth, so we could talk of our issues without the ears from fellow crowd folks. THANK YOU...

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SK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

6 of us after work got the Prix Fixe $105, includes all our favorite dishes. We were stuffed and still had enough leftovers to pack 2 take out boxes. Great value and all was served hot & delicious!!

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j
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Made a reservation for 4:45 and arrived on time. Table was not ready. The restaurant opens at 4. How can table not be ready? Only draw back. Everything else superb.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive waitperson quick service and LARGE family style portions. Killer Kalbi!!!!!!

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CW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the special fried rice and garlic fried chicken. Must visit again when coming to town.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from San Antonio, Texas! A friend told us to check it out and we did and loved it!!

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CT
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our waiter gave very good suggestions WHEN they were dishes he was familiar with. We ordered the Mahimahi. All our food was out except for the fish. Our waiter said it would be about 3-4 more minutes. It took about 15 minutes, and everyone was pretty much done eating.

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