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.
leeks, cremini mushroom, roasted tomato, basil
pork, beef, and porcini ragu, parmigiano
risotto cakes, chive
We thoroughly enjoyed our meat at Town; our server, Valentina, was attentive and informative; my wife had the gnocchi and I had the beef cheeks. Both meals were outstanding; we liked the small town feel of the restaurant in a big tourist city. Go there and enjoy!!!
Reading the menu before, it sounded great! But I was disappointed with the food. Whatever ragu is put on the gnocchi was oily and my gnocchi was SWIMMING in oil. The pork was dry. The polenta was also a little bland and swimming in oil. Overall disappointing
Food was fantastic and our server, Page, could not have been more helpful or personable.
Amazing food, loved the carrot and kale salad! Fresh fish catch was mahi
Our Out of town guests greatly enjoyed the food and service.
Amazing, chill, and a delight for the palate all at once. Go to Town for meals that are grown by our neighbors and designed by a craftsman.
Great food and terrific waiters but there must be a continuing problem in the kitchen. On a night when the restaurant was only half-filled, it took 30 minutes to get first course of salads and close to an hour to get the main course.
Definitely delicious, but it took 3 hours for the course.
Good food and beverages. Delightful server. Happily we had a table near the back so the noise level wasn't an issue. Our group of three chose a selection of starters, each of which was delightful.
We’ve been going to Town on each visit to Honolulu for over 20 some years. This time was very disappointing. The noise level was so high that we were unable to converse with each other and the server had to ask us to repeat ourselves. The restaurant was full and there were a couple of large parties. This could have been the reason for the slow service. Taking over ten minutes to get the check after asking for it was a bit much. I ordered the gnocchi in pesto with eggplant. I loved the pesto and the eggplant, not the gnocchi. That I will attribute to personal taste. My dining partner had the handcut pasta. I know what al dente pasta is and feel that her pasta just wasn’t cooked. The servers are all very pleasant. It just must not have been our night to go to Town.
sophisticated food, local, and well cooked. friendly service attractive restaurant
We had to wait a bit for our wine to be chilled and come to our table. Waitress was very cute though. She recommended adding on a tuna tartar if we would split and appetizer-very accommodating. The tuna tartar on the crispied rice cake was good although we both wished for some salt. Mahi-mahi was excellent and felt so fresh including the Farro and Vegetables but the real winner was the house made Pasta with beef and pork. Best pasta I have had on the island and maybe even in America. so good!
Wonderful! Ask for Lauren...
Had a great meal at Town! Service was great and food was excellent. We had the Sweetland Goat Cheese Pancakes, Hand-Cut Pasta, Big Island Beef Cheeks, and the Dark Chocolate-Pretzel Tart to finish off.
We had a wonderful dining experience here- 6 of us at a corner table booth that we thoroughly enjoyed. It wasn’t too noisy so we were able to have fun conversations including everyone! Almost felt like we were dining at home but without all the work for me!!! Our friends enjoyed the chicken, pork chop and pasta Raghu, I had incredible gnocchi, we all loved the tuna tartare and salads. I think after much wine we ended up ordering one of each dessert which were out of this world too!!!
Inedible food and just adequate service
Excellent food and a decent bottle of wine made for another nice dinner at Town even though we had a strange table. Service was warm and friendly and very attentive.
We chose Town because it was recommended in an article in the NY Times. We thought it was a terrific find located in a hip neighborhood in Honolulu away from the expensive high rises, resort hotels and designer brand shops of downtown Honolulu. The food, which is locally sourced, was delicious and well presented. Our waitress was very helpful and truly pleasant to speak with. The restaurant treated us to two flute glasses of Prosecco after they learned we were celebrating our 40th anniversary. What a nice touch.
Great food and drinks. Friendly staff in a casual atmosphere. If you go before 6:30pm thay have a happy-hour food and drink menu. Most order the ahi tartar for appetizers.
We had arrived 15minutes before booked time. There are still many available tables. But the said we have to wait at bar with drink or outside because of controlling spacing between each guests , so we waited at outside because we don’t want to get drink before eating. When we got seat, the food was served so slow. We wait so long even for breads and water. We asked server to get water and to take a box for pasta that we couldn’t eat. But water wasn’t starved and the food never came back. Moreover, during we were seated, there was no available table. Where is rule of spacing that the host talked about earlier?? And finally they gave check with 18% chip included already without any mention. We’re only two people but why they charge with such a poor service. That was very sad experience and worse ever.
Food was slow arriving
Soup was way too salty, and the goat cheese appetizer was quite small. Gnocchi was very good, but missing a hint of something I can't put my finger on. Others enjoyed the pasta (pork sugo) very much. The pannacotta dessert was define.
Recommended by friends, Town really delivered. Absolutely delicious food, and outstanding service. We will definitely return!
Delicious food, great service, comfortable pleasant dining room. What is there to say? Oh yea, about those front steps wit no handrail ...
It’s always good.
Great food! Great service!
We come here a lot ourselves, and recently brought friends who had never been. A week later they are still taking about how fantastic their fish and pasta dishes were. We all enjoyed our meals, as well as the casual but upscale vibe and friendly and very knowledgeable servers. We will definitely be back and love taking guests there to enjoy great at local food expertly prepared!
The best meal I had in Honolulu -- outstanding swordfish and a beautifully delicate tarragon cocktail. Bravo!
This is still one of the best places to eat in Honolulu !
The ambiance was nice the food was pretty delicious. It took about 2 hours to get a bowl of pasta and and hour and a half to get our first appetizer and drinks and that was with tracking down people. In total we almost spent 3 hours there and all we had was pasta and split some goat cheese pancakes. I think the food would have been more enjoyable if we hadn’t sat so long without drinks or food. Also, there were staff outside of our server just looking for stuff to do or hanging out by the check in desk so I’m not sure why all together the staff wasn’t more attentive or helping each other out ? I did enjoy my meal but I wouldn’t go back.
We had a pleasant evening in spite of the noise.
Food quality and service is always outstanding at Town.
Always a good meal at Town. Varied menu built around local ingredients. When we have friends or family visiting Honolulu, this is our go-to place in Kaimuki.
We had a great meal. The best thing we ordered wasn't even on the menu but we discovered it by spying on the people at the next table.
Took someone out who’s moving out of state
Overall great food. Excellent hostess (who did much more than hostessing.). Took 2 hours for a group of 3 without dessert! Our service was extremely slow and Our waitress was not attentive to her section - tables around us were also flagging down other waitresses! Again we will be back for the food.
Town offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 735-5900.
Town is rated 4.5 stars by 2127 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.