Permanently Closed - The Nook Neighborhood Bistro

4.5
193 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. Anyone hungry for a great meal will enjoy dining in the nook’s sidewalk café atmosphere. Tucked away in Puck’s Ally you’ll find a delicious playful menu that is packed with local produce and meats. An ingredient-focused restaurant featuring new American cuisine. The Nook will satisfy at any time of the day.

Support Permanently Closed - The Nook Neighborhood Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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RyanK
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up for our reservation and the restaurant had closed down at some point in the past few weeks. Not sure how long but based on the debris on the patio it had been awhile. They at least could have shut off their reservations before they closed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They’re closed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open tabke you need to update your site. This place is closed

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BrandO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Nook. The food is always amazing. The service is always warm, friendly, and excellent. The place is charming and inviting. So sad to see it close.

KM
KrisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super friendly. Service was fast and the food was absolutely delicious. I ordered the chimichurri pulled pork eggs Benedict and the Nola cold brew. So yummy 😋

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AmberR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as usual! Food, service and vibe is excellent! Would ALWAYS recommend this place!

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KimV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nook is a hidden gem. I’ve been here a few times and tried different things each time. I’ve never not had a delicious food there. And they have very tasty drinks too!

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Thom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I am sorry to see it close.

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CarolinaC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This little place is tucked away and such a great treat! I love to bring friends & surprise them with this sweet oasis off University.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as usual. Food was exceptional and on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous drinks and dishes delivered with aloha :)

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DonniM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, but the timing of the courses out to our table was extremely slow.

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vipLaniT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always amazing. My go to spot for special dinners or yummy brunch dates!

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RODEL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE!

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vipKKimo
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is our favorite and was disappointed when they no longer offered dinners a couple of years ago and only offered breakfast. However to open up for dinners on special occasions like valentine day weekend make it so extra special. Invited a couple of friends and could not stop raving about how excellent the food was. Everything is good.

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DunkinW
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT outing for Valentines Day! The food was AWESOME; the service was spectacular; and the atmosphere was “on point”!!!

TB
TeranceB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nook is a gem, both for breakfast and lunch and their special pop-up dinners such as this one for Valentine’s Day. The owners and staff are so personable, and chefs’ creations delicious and imaginative without fail.

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vipkatsat
Hawaii
59 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing special Valentine dinner. Every course was so creative, beautiful and delicious. Highly recommended!

MJ
vipMJC123
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were welcomed at The Nook with warmth and professionalism. The eclectic and comfort-food filled menu satisfied everyone in our group with everyone wanting to try more but without the space left to eat another bite. We will have to return for round two and looking forward to it! Thank you very much!

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CarrieH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We loved the food! We each had a five course meal and specialty drinks that were fabulous. The only downside was the service was very slow...we liked our server, she was helpful and friendly but it just took a long time to get our food and drinks. I think they make everything fresh and made to order so that may be why it took so long. Just don’t expect a quick meal! We also like that they allow dogs in their outdoor seating area. That’s a plus for us...we like to be around dogs, and for those that don’t, they can always eat inside...very quaint in there.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is just the yummiest place. Never have had anything I didn’t love! Feels like the city!

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EstherS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food is good overall, except the salad dressing is a bit salty.

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Speakerfan
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at The Nook. It is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The owners are really nice and put their hearts into the restaurant. We love it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great holiday dining experience and such creative cocktails!

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vipRandiW
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nook is normally a breakfast/brunch/lunch insider hot spot with just over 20 seats inside and about the same outside-although outside is a parking lot and the restaurant literally behind another restaurant. We were first timers fortunate to have lucked into their Christmas dinner popup. Once you enter, we were transported into culinary heaven. Our gift was a complimentary prosecco infused with cinnamon and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. The menu offered options for carnivore and herbivore food and presentation lovers.

We opted after great debate for the candied yam soup topped with a meringue and duck breast decked with kabocha squash puree and a pumpkin flan that had notes of a gingerbread brulee.

Honestly, everything looked and smelled amazing that came out of the kitchen.

Kudos to the owners and their philosophy and talent! In their own words, The Nook is the brainchild of co-owners Anicea Campanale and Hailey Berkey, and promises to prepare delicious food and drink with integrity, in a fun and approachable atmosphere.

Their regular daytime menu has some refreshing takes on classic daytime food.

Keep checking for their popups!

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Kalaiopua
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Totally unpretentious and Totally Good. The menu is not huge, but it is wide-ranging and we cannot think of too many people who could not find delightful fare at The Nook. The staff is polite, efficient, knowledgeable, and attentive. The fish was fresh, the duck tasty, and the Kauai shrimp ono. It is well worth discovering.

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vipgingembre
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Nook was the best meal we had during our stay in Honolulu, eating out 3 meals a day. I'm so glad we tried it, and we will make a point to visit again. Located near the University, it requires a car or a Lyft if you're staying in Waikiki, but this tiny restaurant is well worth the trip. On the night we were there, the fish of the day was mahi mahi which was prepared perfectly, tender and moist, served with mushrooms and watercress. This dish was a revelation - I've had mahi mahi many times but never fully appreciated it until I had it at the Nook. My pear and spinach salad was also perfect - dressed beautifully and large enough to share with two others. My dining companions enjoyed their dishes too - the brilliant combination of creole with risotto, the fritto misto that included okra and fresh fennel, and the house-made pasta which is out of this world and rivals ay I've had in Italy. Any of the pasta dishes will be sure to please. The creative beer selection was appreciated too. All in all, just a really great little restaurant that should not be missed on a trip to Honolulu.

KT
KimT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to The Nook and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times! They have lots of unique and creative dishes and drinks to choose from. Highly recommend the polenta fries, gumbo risotto, and the mochi churro.

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SarahR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nook is as close to a perfect neighborhood restaurant as you can get. Fabulous food creatively prepared from local ingredients, good wine list that is fairly priced, attentive service, happy staff at all levels and nice atmosphere. Dinner at The Nook was the very best meal I had in a month-long food exploration trip on Oahu. I would praise the owners/chefs personally but did not inquire about names.

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vipGeneTee
Hawaii
76 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience2

First time having dinner at the Nook and it did not disappoint! Had a nice Asian pear salad with wilted spinach, followed by the spicy Gumbo risotto. Both were very tasty. Will go back for additional dinner ventures as well as brunch.

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MKC769
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Friends & I tried this place after a show at DHT. I heard good things about brunch but we were there for dinner & the ostrich burger was intriging. My friend ordered it & it surprisingly tasted like ch... nope! Beef! The large bird had red meat unlike how we expected poultry to be & you want to preferably order it medium-rare. It was good & so were the polenta fries dipped in a spicy aioli. My kobacha linguine was meh... but I’d like to come back for brunch.

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Coconut
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the dishes that turned out to be surprises because the menu was just so creative! Delicious food, fresh salad, friendly and understanding wait staff. The air conditioning was good. We had a great time!

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Suzy
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A hidden gem in the mist of the University neighborhood. Creative menu, small but inviting environment. Overall, an enjoyable evening out with good friends.

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phillbear
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decided to try dinner as I have enjoyed their breakfast fare.
The starter tempura peppers was a bit too exotic for me. The salad was generous and fresh, and finally the entrée of duck was very good.

DG
DavidG
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place with innovative menu items featuring local ingredients. Good vegetarian selection for a mixed group vegetarian and non.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing Food, friendly staff, pretty cool craft cocktails, what more can you ask for?

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the knuckles perfect makes for the best date experience in Honolulu! Such good food, such good service, such good drinks, and such great ambiance.

MR
vipMoanaR
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh, tasty, creative dining with great cocktails

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vipkatsat
Hawaii
59 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful little place with very creative, delicious food. Highly recommended!

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vipkaimukimom
Hawaii
108 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The clams never disappoint. Enjoyable meal to celebrate a birthday or everyday dining!

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Permanently Closed - The Nook Neighborhood Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 942-2222.

Permanently Closed - The Nook Neighborhood Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed - The Nook Neighborhood Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.thenookhonolulu.com/purchase.

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