Town

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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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JG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Makes the sustainable idea taste great in a casual elegant setting

EQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner or drinks. Staff is always on point and food is tasty.

OT
Hawaii
135 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Still love TOWN after all these years! Order the ahi tartare, the roast chicken, and the best gnocchi on the island. Service is loving but with an inconsistent tempo. Still feels good tho!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

1:45 for a single course birthday dinner. No appetizers. No dessert. Nearly two hours. No one checked in on us. No one explained the delay. And no one apologized. We won’t repeat this mistake.

W
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and very well presented. The service was well timed and she had the entire restaurant to serve. The value was exceptional for Hawaii.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Interesting choices and each delicious. Server and staff on top of everything, pleasant and explained the types of dishes very well.

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

m
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

久しぶりの訪問でしたが、バケットが揚げてあり、残念でした。
メインの白身魚と豚肉も値上げされ、以前より高くなりました。
味は、変わらず地産地消でオーガニックな野菜が食べれるので満足ですが、メニューが少なくなったのも気になりました。
始めは、美味しかったのに数年経過すると経営にシフトするためか、はじめの頃のよさが失われていくのが残念です。来年は、行かないと思います。

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L
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and i enjoyed the ambiance of this quaint restaurant. Our servers were friendly and informative. I had a dish with beef cheek and beans that was fabulous, and we enjoyed the chocolate tart for desert.

TK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Service was slow, the restaurant was warm and the food (goat cheese pancakes, pork belly and roast chicken) was overcooked.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered tasting menu , ragout pasta and bruschetta.
Everything was tasty!
Staffs were nice and friendly.

GM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food & even better service.
Inside was little loud so we decided to sit outside this time.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My husband and I were excited to bring our friends to this restaurant as we had an fantastic first experience...but that was years ago. Times have changed. The opah was D.R.Y. and I that has never happened at other restaurants. Sadly $300 later we left to go to Encore in order to salvage the night.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very San Francisco in a really good way. They serve dishes that feature fermented food that’s done on site. I loved the little green tomatoes that they picked up from a local grower. I was very impressed with all the flavors. As someone that is into fermenting, I can really appreciate the food here. The staff was very knowledgeable on all the dishes and my waitress seemed to love the food here too. Everything on the tasting menu was a grand slam for my pallet, starting with the fresh baked focaccia bread, fermented green cherry or baby tomatoes, green goddess dressing that I would call a gift from the gods, a charcuterie with savory pork and picked to perfection veggies and scrumptious stone ground mustard, pasta that could rival Might possibility better then Flour + Water in San Francisco, the flavors in the fish with the smoked cabbage cannot be describe with worlds, the pork loin was out of this world tender with polenta that is worth a trip along with delicious porcini mushrooms accompanied with escarole that was superbly sautéd, and topping the meal off with a decadent chocolate tart with some tasty olive oil and sea salt. I even liked the art work and last night I ate dinner at restaurant that had Picassos hanging on the wall. This restaurant is something special and definitely worth a visit.

BM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was disappointing with my meal at Town. I go here because the food and service has consistently been superb. However, this time many of the dishes were small, lacking flavor or too salty.

OT
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and warm service. Never disappoints. Quality.

L
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The people are friendly, they really try to get to know you and remember your favorites. I especially love the farm-to-table choices and freshness of their ingredients. They are dog-friendly and there is a real feeling of community.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Amazing food - try the hand cut pasta if it’s on the menu. Great service and ambiance. Very welcoming.

PA
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite places when i'm in Honolulu. I food is farm to table and always creative and delicious. The gnocchi is lighter than air. Service is friendly and excellent.

MH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. All fresh ingredients. Excellent service. Highly recommend

BL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and great value. The ambiance was quaint and food delicious.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine

F
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Order multiple dishes - good for sharing and allowing everyone to sample their diverse menu

WT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Town is something different with a Italian/Hawaiian background, food is tasty, we did not try the desserts. Not cheap, therefore price/quality moderate to good.

M
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional. The staff is friendly and so gracious. The food was excellent; so tasty and perfectly prepared. Nice wine list heavy on French and Italian labels. We will definitely return!

MC
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After overcoming the parking issue - took us almost 30 minutes to locate a parking spot - we we warmly welcomed by the hostess Paige. She made the parking struggle worth it. Overall the food and drinks were great. Cocktail selection was good and we shared the goat cheese pancakes and mixed green salad to start. For main course I chose the chicken which was amazing. The greens and grapes with the chicken were delicious. Husband chose the hand cut pasta which was OK- the chicken was much better. For desert we each had gelato which was creamy and delicious. A great venue away from the touristy Waikiki area. Highly recommend.

DH
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Eating here makes me realize we should cook at home more often

B
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you’re looking for an expensive, hipster-y place that sources its food locally, this is the place! The taste is just satisfactory, but there’s a lot of satisfaction in supporting local producers.

D
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Town never disapoints! The food is always local and delishous!

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always awesome! Really wish they would get rid of those same cheap napkins that shed all over your clothes. They use the same ones at Mud Hen Water.

EE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

And it depends actually. We’ve always had a pretty good experience here but this past visit, the service to get our first drink was SO slow. And water refills. The servers were AMAZING but the service itself was slow. And for the first time ever, we had to request bread and olives? We will go back but with cation to pick a time when perhaps they have more servers on hand so we get better service.

c
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We entered the restaurant and noticed only two other tables were seated at 6:20. A staff meeting (?) was occurring at the bar. We were sat at a small four top by the window. “Prime Real Estate” per the hostess. Our request for a larger table with “booth” seating on one side was declined. Had to be saved for 5 or more. We were a party of three. It took 5 plus minutes before we met our server or anyone for that matter. We hadn’t even received water. I must say our server was very nice and apologized for the delay. Our entire order including drinks was taken at once. While waiting for our drinks a party walked in and overly loudly greeted one of the seated parties. The extra loud drunk woman laughing began. I felt like I had to shout to be heard at my table. Eventually, they toned it down. The appetizers came out one by one after bread. Fortunate as the table was to small to hold more than one at a time. Each plate arrived awkwardly as they removed the older plate simultaneously. During this time my husband and I noticed that the air conditioner was blowing water droplets on us as we sat. We had a shifting of seats and tried to continue with our dinner. The appetizers sounded fabulous but were lackluster. Maybe it was everything going on, the wait, the obnoxious laughing, the shifting of seats and tableware to accommodate our appetizer and the water being blow on us. Finally the entrees came and viola! Wow! The gnocchi and pasta were amazing. The gnocchi was light and savory. Best I have ever had! The pasta was rich but not heavy. Can’t say enough about how surprised and pleased I was. I don’t know if my requested table ever filled while I was there. I know the restaurant did not fill. I know restaurants fill by section but being so small and empty, privacy was have been appreciated. I will go back, skip the appetizers and go straight to the entree.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family outing

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ahi tartar was delicious.

HO
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Kaimuki. We enjoyed the food, service, staff, & atmosphere. We’ll be going there again soon.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited Town for our anniversary. Everyone from the hostess to all the servers that stopped by our table were incredibly friendly and helpful. They were very well informed about the menu and could answer any questions we had. The food was wonderful!! I would highly recommend to anyone in search of a great date-spot.

OT
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

野菜が本当に美味しかった。
また行きたい

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OT
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Aloha welcome from hostess and wait staff. Every dish is special. The Charcuterie starter is amazing. The pasta ragu was maybe the best pasta I have had in a very long time. Timing is excellent, not rushed. This is a favorite.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

メインの肉料理に添えてある野菜でさえ手が込んでいて、ボリュームもあるのにびっくりするほどリーズナブル。
お店の雰囲気もカジュアルでスタッフも気さくで本当に良いレストランでした。
ただ、お店おすすめのレモネードはチャレンジメニューかも。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

とても雰囲気の良いお店でした。人気店のようで、予約して行って良かったです。どのメニューも独創性があり、美味しかったです。量がホノルルの標準的なお店に比べて少なめ。どの料理も1人分、と言う印象です。人数分きちんとオーダーした方が良いです。もちろん、追加オーダーも出来ます。メニューが名前からは分かりづらいものがいくつかあり、説明書きは材料名のみです。お店の方が丁寧に説明してくれるので、しっかり聞きましょう。日本語は通じませんが、お箸の用意はありました。季節により(週がわり?)メニューが変わるようなので、またぜひ行って違うメニューを食べてみたいです。

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