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Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
9:30 PM
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Side Street Inn Kapahulu

4.6
747 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • 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").

Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
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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
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Phone number
(808) 739-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Colin Nishida
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Private party contact
Lisa Meyer, Director of Catering and Events: (808) 738-6047
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Date St.
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Parking details
Valet - $6
*Entrance to parking garage from Kapahulu Avenue.
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Entertainment
Direct TV satellite system - Live NFL Games - Seasonal



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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 747 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent food and drinks...The waitress, Adrienne, was very attentive to our group of 8 and we had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always great service from Adam and the entire team. We’re never disappointed!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience with family.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic. I can’t believe it took me so long to eat here! I’m bring all my mainland friends. Perfect intro to Hawaii and it’s food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

雰囲気も食事もとても良かったです。ハワイに行く機会があれば絶対にまたいきたいです。家族とでも恋人とでも誰とでも楽しめる雰囲気でした。

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Everything was really great the evening our group dined at SSI Kapahulu!!! The location is usually always busy so we had to verbally "grab" our server quite a few times!!! AND we ordered the brownie dessert thinking it would be a fast turnaround to our table. It was not. Our group was enjoying lively conversation so that helped. Food was not a disappointment and it never is!
Mahalo!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Outstanding food and great value!!!! Keep up the fine work

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I am never unhappy when I leave this restaurant. Whenever I have guests in town I bring here because it's a local gem. The food and service are fabulous. Making a reservation ahead of time is a must. This is a popular restaurant for locals and tourists. My FAV dish is the Kalbi (YUM!)

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing food!!! Huge portions for everyone to share!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food delicious. Choice of mini or full portions recommended. Good service although initial greeter (front desk) not very cheerful.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

as usual, the best food in town, family style, you gotta get the roast pork & Char siu sliders * (5 stars). Fried Rice the best in town! Service - excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our go to pick for a fun filled friends night! Always awesome experience with great customer service and great, friendly staff. Chef Collin’s legacy lives on!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience! Food and staff were fantastic. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This is our 7th visit to this location. Had 9 in our party. Ordered too much food for the 7th time. The Chinese chicken salad was awesome with fresh ingredients. Got the rib eye steak on the hot iron plate-Smoke was very abundant when it arrives on the table. Boneless kalbi, bbq sliders, fries, fried chicken, fried saimin, Korean fried rice lined up our order. Food came quick even on a busy evening. Some flaws in the service due to their busy hectic service. Had to ask twice for soy sauce. Water came flowing whenever it went below 1/2 full. I’d say it was a good experience. Food very consistent with other visits. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very short wait from our reservation time. Food is always great and portions are worth the prices.
Casual scene and fun for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

ずっと行きたかった「サイドストリートイン」!
とにかく量が多いと聞いていたので二人では行けずにいたのですが、今回念願叶って5人で伺いました。
5人で7品+デザート。全て評判通りの美味しさで感激しました。二人で行く場合には、チャーハンをパスするか、
初めから持ち帰りを覚悟しておけば大丈夫でしょう。周りのローカルも皆さんお持ち帰りしてました。
ガーリック枝豆は無限に食べられそうな旨さ。名物のポークチョップはもちろんですが、魚介も想像以上の美味しさ
でした。コストパフォーマンス◎。予約は必須です。

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our place for a friends get together. Pleasant and friendly staff; ono food.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place with GREAT dishes. people are very friendly and always try to help!
Keep up the great job!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food. Absolutely delicious fried rice. Bring the family and appetite! Portions are large. Great neighborhood spot but also worth a trip. It’s great to watch the plates passing by. The aromas are awesome. Everything looks so good it’s difficult to choose. Great bar too.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We got the spicy garlic chicken and the signature fried rice and both options were amazingly flavorful and worth it. Food is family style and you get more than enough to share. Finished off our dinner with the Creme brûlée and was not disappointed. Hidden gem with reasonably priced food and drink in an area known for being expensive

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

口コミの評判通りのボリュームで味も美味しく大満足でした!
ハワイに訪れた際には必ず行きたい場所の一つとなりました♪

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Consistently good food and friendly service in a relaxed sports bar atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fried pork chops and fried rice with lup chong were very good as usual. Chinese chicken salad was okay, not very tasty, missing some spices. Ordered the Chinese style tai snapper; not so good, not hot barely warm, fish not very tasty. Brownie w/ice cream, molten chocolate cake, and lilikoi crem brulee were excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food we ate was delicious. They only have happy hour from Sunday through Thursday though. It gets quite noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Side Street is our Go To restaurant for all special occasions and it exceeded our expectations again. Love the food and service. Mahalo

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

There is no finer food on the Island!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

You can’t go wrong with anything you choose. Their food is always delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Huge portions of food. Self parking is hassle. Suggest to valet parking ($6.00) instead of public parking next to the restaurant ($10.35).

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The people here were very friendly and the service was great. Maybe it was me but the food was just OK-too much for sure but even the fried rice was just ok.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The availability of Open Table is a great boon to the experience! The food as usual was delicious and tasty: the Chinese roast pork had the perfect crispy skin. It would have been perfect if the pork was cooked to the usual firm, "white" color... it was just barely perceptible pink hue, just short of perfect. The Fried Rice was bomb! as usual and the Pan Fried Pork Chops was its usual excellent taste and texture. The chops were "honored and reverently" consumed by all, in honor of the recent passing of the founder. He was the chefs, go to place of local culinary comfort! We were all grateful for having the Side Street Inn.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great place for comfort food or to introduce someone to local cuisine. The portions are generous and food reliably good.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

A great Hawaiian experience. We go to dinner here every time we visit the Island.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Celebrated my children’s birthday today. Open table asks why we are making a reservation, date, birthday, etc. The restaurants never acknowledge the occasion when I book on open table. Doesn’t make sense to ask if the restaurants don’t really follow through.
Besides that, food was good and server was attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food is down home comfort food. Little flourish but honest and hearty. A good place to sample Pacific rim hybridized comfort food.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The most fun you can have at dinner without getting arrested. Go with a group of 4 or more to experience the most variety. Get drunk, eat a ton, joke with your servers, and celebrate life.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Always good

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The works fried rice and garlic chicken was delicious, but a friend wanted beef. The waitress suggested kal bi Korean style short ribs on a bed of kim shee. The ribs were good but there was so few of them that it was not worth the price at $31.00 a plate-way over priced!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Your restaurant lacked a little friendliness. Not as welcoming. There were 3 people at the reception desk looking down and talking when I entered. Would of liked at least one person to acknowledge. And even when they did, no smile to say "Welcome to Side Street Inn". Though I was there a few minutes early, they did say my table wasn't ready. I mentioned that I would be outside waiting.
I waited 15 minutes or so and decided to check if my table was ready since know one came to let me know. As I entered in, we bumped into another friend joining us as she was heading towards the ladies room. To my surprise she mentioned that she was already seated 5 min. ago.
Also are seating was located right by the set-up station that was a little noisy.
The Host on 2 occasion asked for the menu list. I sense they were short of menus. But we were still not done deciding. We still haven't even ordered dessert yet.
On a positive note, your food is good. Your waiter Petee was amazing and gracious. Your Valet service was also great and ended with a "thank you" and "Have a nice day". That made the evening end well.

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