Town

4.6
1991 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
"Local first, organic whenever possible, and with Aloha always" is the mantra upon which this unpretentious neighborhood bistro was founded. With a menu that changes daily to reflect the freshest market ingredients, Town features hand-cut pastas and gnocchi, slow-braised meats, fresh local seafood, a wine list of small artisan producers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Drawing inspiration from classic recipes of the Mediterranean, Town's cuisine is best described as Contemporary American with an Italian sensibility, where the ingredients are allowed to shine and nothing is wasted.

With bar and "dog-friendly" patio seating reserved for walk-in guests, the restaurant has become a favorite for casual impromptu dining as well as for special occasions. Town is located in hip Kaimuki, just minutes from Waikiki, and is loved by locals and visitors alike. Go to Town.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food is fresh, local, and cooked to perfection. Amazing service! Our server was joyful, helpful, and personable. We will definitely be back!

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Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, very accommodating; we brought our small dog (who decided not to act well that night). Asked fo an outdoor table even though it was expected to rain. They opened the retractable awning for us. Service was "spot on." Had drinks and heavy appetizers: the charcuterie plate was very nice.

Never fails to satisfy - thanks to Ed and Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

All the foods were so good, and the staffs were very nice!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was completely blown away by my special vegan meal! The flavor and array of beauty on my plate was so outstanding! I felt so cared for!
My friend (a former kama’aina) was eating at town for the first time!! He really enjoyed his Kuahiwi Burger! Everything was so awesome. Mahalo townies!!

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

very good!
It was delicious.
thank you!
I want to go again.

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

Casey is always great to see and she explains the menu so well. Thanks for coming to our table! Cheers

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

The food was exquisite! We had the chef’s daily offerings with the wine pairing. The service was friendly and warm from all of the staff.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The most important thing to know: arrive early and claim one of only 20 gnocchis that are made fresh each day. The bartender is “top shelf” with reimagined classics in the Pacific Rim style.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! They were even able to accommodate our request to change a meat past dish into a vegetarian one and it was delish!!! My friend said it was even better than the pasta she had in Italy. :)

Wait staff very friendly and immediately brought out water for our dogs.

Can’t wait to go back there again!!!!

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Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a date night! Heather took care of us, and was fantastic! We had the 6 course Chef’s special, and it was delicious. I would come back again.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing!! Would highly recommend the tasting menu!

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, nice portions, great colors and textures. Had a cocktail and it was very good. Take your friends and family!

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RF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ambiance was good. Looks like a trendy young place. The steak was grass fed and lean, so as a result it was really chewy and to me not so flavorful.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great! Fewer things on lunch menu these days

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

First table was sort in the middle of traffic and they graciously moved us when asked. We ate at Mud Hen Water (another of Kenny’s restaurants) the night before and it was 5 stars all the way so rating here was comparative. Town is great, just not as great for our taste

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

birthhhhhdaaayyyy

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JD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the simple yet refreshing lettuce salad, and the gnocchi and chicken for our mains complimented each other well. A well rounded, wholesome meal.

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K
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just a bit too salty.

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BJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a party of 6 so we anticipated some delay in being served. but we had to wait quite a while for our food. The food was not remarkable, especially considering how much it cost. We had to huddle together to hear the person sitting across the table from us. The best feature of the evening was the waitstaff. They were very friendly and gracious.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went to Town 18 months ago and loved it, but the food really went south. Steak cooked not to order, famous fries too greasy, salad underdressed. Will not be back.

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BW
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent great food. The ahi appetizer is too good to share!! Guard your plate. Entrees are all amazing. Favorites are the chicken & handcut pasta.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good and friendly

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m
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, prompt & friendly service, lunch was great, the burger is excellent, flavorful & fresh. Their salad with fish of the day outstanding! (Free, easy parking behind their building)

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EC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Town is always a good choice.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

It was a cold & rainy & windy night and we were seated directly in the line of the front doors — every time someone came in or left, we were blasted. Food was so-so, nothing great. Parking is limited and difficult to find.

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Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Love the location. Feels very much dark to table. Clearly a locals spot. Great people watching

Fresh focaccia was awesome
Drinks-Moscow Mule had a strange fishy flavor and the waitress begrudgingly took it back after we asked as she didn’t offer replacement was just ok. Both drinks had a strange flavor
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Fries with dipping sauce. Perfect cook and so fresh tasting
Caesar salad outstanding fresh local Ingredients
Pork shoulder. Over cooked and dry. Seasoning was nice but cook was off
Pasta was good. Nice flavors from the chorizo. Noodles a bit dense
Chocolate tarts with pretzel crust. A big miss as the crust was stale and chewy, the chocolate wasn’t firm enough

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Hawaii
130 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We still love this Kaimuki gem. All of our favorite items are still here: Ahi tartare, pan roasted chicken, gnocci, and the Kulana strip loin. All cooked to perfection. #comfortfood

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Town has delicious food! Sat at the bar, where it seems slightly quieter and had great service. My sister and I had the Pork Shoulder and Strip Steak. Good portions and nicely prepared veggies, it was a such a nice meal!

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MQ
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everyone was moving really fast in the restaurant. We ordered and our kale and carrot salad came right away. It was good, once we got some dressing for it, but it was quickly followed by our pasta dishes. The gnocchi was nice and tender but the sauce had absolutely no depth of flavour. It was basically lightly cooked leek, mushroom and some cherry tomatoes. The ragu sauce was also not spectacular. Overall, the ingredients were quality ones but the preparation wasn’t and it really lacked the feel of a “dining experience”. Rather it was a quick, ok meal.

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner! Saw that Anthony Bourdain came here and wanted to check it out while in Oahu. Great staff and amazing food and drinks! Will definitely come back when we are in town!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was on point! The service was awesome. Come back here again!

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TK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our meal at Town was delicious. Fresh ingredients and so flavorful.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow and food did not come out for a while. When it did come out, 3 tables got their food all at once. Food was excellent. We wanted dessert but 2 hours for lunch is a bit goo long.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The usually great fries were limp and soggy. The medium rare burger was over cooked. Citrus cooler used be muddled and this time there was just orange slice on the edge of the glass and some basil in the drink. Disappointing since I raved about the food to my guest.

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LN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and nuanced. We very much enjoyed the local ingredients and Chef's light touch. Friendly, knowledgable and accommodating staff.

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KH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was good, but not great. We've been here several times over the years, and the quality of the food seems to have gone down some. The Gnocchi were not edible. They were mushy with no consistency or flavor. The chicken however done well and nicely flavored.

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Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb quality at a very reasonable price. Wine list is downright cheap. A great spot for lunch!

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