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About 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").

614 Kapahulu Ave, #100
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Hawaii Regional Cuisine

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Bar - 3 pm; Kitchen - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Bar & Kitchen - 1 pm

During Football Season Only - Breakfast is served from 7:45 - 10:30 am
(Please inquire)

*Last-Call Kitchen: 11:30 pm

Cross Street:
Date St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 739-3939

Website:
http://www.sidestreetinn.com/

Entertainment:
Direct TV satellite system - Live NFL Games - Seasonal



Catering:
For parties with 15 or more guests, private parties or catering, please contact Lisa Meyer, Director of Catering & Events via e-mail Monday through Friday:

lisa.sidestreetinnkapahulu@gmail.com
(808) 738-6047

Parking Details:
Valet - $6
*Entrance to parking garage from Kapahulu Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Colin Nishida

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Meyer, Director of Catering and Events: (808) 738-6047

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Side Street Inn Kapahulu Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (27)
Good for Groups (23)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Live Sports (15)
Fun (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Great Beer (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Holy wow! Our waiter was the worst. He screwed up the order. Our entree and appetizers came together. The drinks came waaaaay later. General overall attitude like we had nerve to be there. And $145 meal that we basically just walked out on in disgust.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant to take friends and family who are visiting and want to task some of the local favorites.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place with great food and wonderful service. Keep up the good work!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Meeting friends from out of town means a meal at Side Street. They never disappoint, always serving excellent local food and great service. Albert is a friendly and able manager! Awesome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Family portions and well worth the price. Friendly and fast service. Waiters a little slow on drink refills though. Best place overall. Be careful not to overorder!!!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Friends get together. Boneless kalbi was delicious, but overpriced for the amount. Pork chops could be cut a little smaller, but very tasty. Poke sampler was great, whatever the spicy one was , it had great flavor with the right amount of spice. It was packed on Saturday night so the service was a little understandably delayed, however the waiter could have been more apologetic about it. Basic crinkle cut fries cooked perfectly. Overall a pretty good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome. We all had a great time. Service was great. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (東京)·Dined on January 3, 2018

予約して伺いましたが、大混雑で少し受付で待ちました。
日本人は1割もおらず、ロコで溢れていますので、順番まっているよ!と言うアピールは多少必要ですが、ちゃんと案内してくれます。
ちょうどデイナータイムということでウェイターさんも大忙しのようでしたが、
必要なものをちゃんと聞いてくれるし、満足でした。
お料理もボリューム抜群で、毎回チャーハンとボーンレスカルビは必ず注文し、持って帰って温めて食べるのも定番です。

Tags: Authentic, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The cocktails were less then expected i.e., lychee martini; no lychee flavor.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (大阪)·Dined on December 29, 2017

毎年いきますが、大人数で行くには最高です。
ポークチョップ、ガーリック枝豆、ハラミは絶品ですよ。
また、今年も行くと思います。

Tags: Casual, Fun, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

ビュッフェになってて残念でした

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was so awesome. Our server was attentive to keeping drink cups filled and the used plates cleared out. She also cleared the basket of crab shells. the person carving the prime rosst wss accommodating and very cheery!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was very good.
Thank you very much.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Casual, down home good food! Great food actually. One of our new favorite places to eat.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was awesome. The Mochiko chicken, fried rice, and pork chops were outstanding. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is a Hawaiian local staple. Good food, good place to catch up. I highly recommend. Always worth a stop when I come to town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a great meal!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always great food and service! Very busy restaurant but never disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thank you Side street!! We came in for your Thanksgiving brunch and had a blast. Didn’t have to cook or serve or play Tetris with our refrigerator with leftovers!! Mahalo to you all. Service was filled with aloha from the door to the table to the valet service It was such a beautiful day.

Pitfalls....here are a few things that could be improved upon... just a few...
1. Dinner plates and entrees wasn’t refilled fast enough.... leaving selection of food minimal
2. Self parking machine was broken unless you had used the system beforehand...otherwise 10-15 online trying to pay for parking is a waste of time
Good thing valet made up for it in service
3. Price....the service fee was well priced!! But the food could have been a little better as well as the desserts for the price we paid.

We will come back no doubt!! And appreciate your hard work on this holiday

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

As usual, great food and descent service. Place was packed this time. They seem to do very good business.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Definitely crowd- pleasing! We expected — and got enormous portions of the best fried rice EVER, chunks of yummy fried pork chops, delicious yakisoba, tender slices of smoky pork. Hubby devoured his escargot en croute and shared his ceasar salad (thumbs UP). We are creme brulee fans — and to have LILIKOI creme brulee was a pleasant surprise. Noise level was high due to the football game on the too-many TVs, but didn’t dampen our appetites at all. Service was slow and she had to be reminded about a few missing items...nothing major. Best to bring a crowd so a variety of these family-size portions can be enjoyed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Terrific food, great service. Boneless Kalbi beef and fried rice to die for.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

ハワイに恋して
を見て、行ってきました。
ボリュームがありますが、ペロリと完食しました。
雰囲気も素晴らしく、ザ.ローカルレストランです。
日本語メニューもあり、注文も楽でした。
今、熱いカパフルの中では1番のおすすめです。

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 (東京)·Dined on November 6, 2017

料理は変わらず美味しく、持ち帰って二度楽しんでます。
スタッフのフレンドリーさ、ホスピタリティは素晴らしい!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This place is really, really good. Caution though- portions are gigantic.. great place for a group, otherwise you better count on having leftovers! Not fancy, not touristy, just legit, Local style cooking done right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service excellent. Food came out very quickly. Huge portions. Looks like lots of local patrons.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice place with very nice food!!!! Always busy so obviously a lot of other people feel the same way.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I am sort of embarrassed that I recommended this place to friends. My past experiences have always been so positive! Saddened to say the food and service leaves a lot to be desired. Used to love their flavorful pork chops which turned out to be bland. Unacceptable especially for $22+. Expected the shrimp scampi dish to be served with (Italian) pasta not egg noodles. The smoked pork appetizer made an appearance at our table towards the end of dinner and only after I asked the waitress if I could cancel it -- to which she replied "the Kitchen may have started making it". It was an appetizer for goodness sake not an entrée.

7 people in our party and each person ordered one to two dishes a piece. It seemed like one person would get a dish, then the next wouldn't come until 5-10 minutes later. Kind of hard to enjoy a family dinner. To add insult to injury, when we got our tab, there was an order on there that we not even served. Instead of asking for it to get removed from the tab, we opted to just pay for it and mentioned it in passing when we left the restaurant. While my party proceeded towards the exit, I lingered behind to hear what was being said and the response was "The Kitchen is so messed up tonight". Not the kind of response I want to hear. An apology would have been nice but alas, it didn't happen. Will just need to try other restaurants for the next outing because this once fabulous local bar/eatery has definitely declined in all aspects of what used to make it a jewel in the local culinary scene.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent family style menu with large portions. The best value in Waikiki.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always, I took people from the Mainland to dine here and they loved the food. I have never been disappointed when bringing family, friends or business associates here for dinner. It's a great experience from the moment the valet greets you and until he brings your car to you once you're done. Totally impressive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Local venue with great comfort food. Dishes are large enough to share.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Live Sports, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Simply great food and great service. One of the best!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Everything ok except i have problem
with the valet parking that i already talked
to the manager today.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place to watch a game on TV, but not a kid-friendly atmosphere. Food is alright; decent price. Highly recommend it for a "girls'/boys' night out" of drinking and watching sports.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is excellent! Love the fried rice & garlic chicken.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As usual, a very good dining experience; with the access to Open Table, this restaurant is now super easy to get a reservation. Attentive service and great food: KimChee Fried Rice and Fried Pork Chops and Chinese Crispy Roast Pork.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great place with great food (meals), nice drinks and good service. What else can one hope for????

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

We enjoyed the dinner!
I'm looking forward to go again soon!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We arrived an got seated quickly. The restaurant had a lot of guests. I’ve only been here a couple times but Side Street is really popular so Open Table reservations are recommended.

My wife is vegetarian and we ordered the fresh Nalo Green Salad, hot Fries, Yakisoba noodles. These were great! I had the NY Steak with mushrooms and onions on a hot iron skillet. It was tasty!

We’d come back for sure!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Definitely recommend making reservations. Portions are very large and served family-style so come hungry or have 3+ in your party. They are known for their pork chops but the boneless kal bi was just as delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Tapas, Live Sports
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