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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vipRick
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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

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jeffp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server, Page, could not have been more helpful or personable.

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Jen43
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, loved the carrot and kale salad! Fresh fish catch was mahi

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motog
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

料理が美味しいのはもちろん、子供連れの我々に最高の接客をしてくれた事が嬉しかった。
二回目の再訪だったが、またハワイに来る時は間違い無く、予約を入れるだろう。

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vipSleas
Hawaii
84 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Out of town guests greatly enjoyed the food and service.

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TMWilson
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJenniferT
Hawaii
84 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Definitely delicious, but it took 3 hours for the course.

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SharonB
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipAnnetteS
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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julie
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

sophisticated food, local, and well cooked. friendly service attractive restaurant

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CarolM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Ask for Lauren...

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EricC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GHfoodie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipBarbaraD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Inedible food and just adequate service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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WTJCO
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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kaze
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SadExperience
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

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vipTurner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was slow arriving

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SallyC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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BMcM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommended by friends, Town really delivered. Absolutely delicious food, and outstanding service. We will definitely return!

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KaimukiMan
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, comfortable pleasant dining room. What is there to say? Oh yea, about those front steps wit no handrail ...

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JohnC
Amsterdam
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always good.

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haru
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2回目の来訪。なんでもとても美味しい!パスタがやはり絶品

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PatrickO
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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SammyS
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJulianna
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I had in Honolulu -- outstanding swordfish and a beautifully delicate tarragon cocktail. Bravo!

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shaunk
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is still one of the best places to eat in Honolulu !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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.

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vipRich
Hawaii
72 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a pleasant evening in spite of the noise.

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CamilleC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and service is always outstanding at Town.

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DavidG
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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judyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GwenJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took someone out who’s moving out of state

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MiekoN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

カイムキの町中でハワイっぽい雰囲気を持ったお店。
アヒタル、ハンドカットパスタが美味しかった!

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vipGaryB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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SaltAir
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

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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.

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