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About Town

"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.

3435 Waialae Avenue #103
Honolulu, HI 96813
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
9th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 735-5900

Website:
http://www.townkaimuki.com/

Catering:
Please visit our sister catering and event company UPtowneventshi.
Town Restaurant is also available for renting to accommodate any type of celebration.

Contact:
Uptowneventshi
catering@uptowneventshi.com
tel:8083801379
3458 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu HI, 96816

Parking Details:
We have a 30-car private parking lot. Also, ample street parking is available once the lot is full.

Public Transit:
Town is located along the municipal bus line.

Executive Chef:
Ed Kenney and David Caldiero

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Town Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (24)
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Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (17)
Organic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (10)
Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was very slow. Quite delicious food but we waited 45 minutes and they weren't very busy at 6:15.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

A private chef recommended Town to us and we're glad she did. We sat outside and savored every bite. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a neighborhood restaurant which has excellent food served by very friendly and helpful staff. They are very accommodating with food allergies and provide a great dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was my first time and I will definitely go back again. The food was fresh, creative, and original. The portions looked small, but it was just right. They had a tasting menu that I would love to try on my next visit to Town. My friends and I had a great experience!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had dinner here in March 2017 and loved the food so much that I booked a reservation from Canada before we left.The food was as exceptional as the last visit-the best meal we had in Honolulu.
The only comment I have to make is that it is extremely noisy and hard to hear anyone at the table unless they are sitting right next to you.Definitely not the place for a quiet,romantic evening.
But I will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our service was terrible - server had a real attitude. We waited 2 hours for our meal and were ready to leave and our meal was finally served. Talked to Manager and she complimented our meal, which was very nice, but we would not go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were welcomed enthusiastically, seated promptly and were quickly off to a beautiful evening.
Our group tried the vegetarian plate, the pasta and the roasted chicken. Each meal received a rave review.
Our delight continued with the chocolate pretzel pie and the panna cotta desserts. A reasonable wine list and cocktail menu was available. The restaurant was full but the noise level still allowed pleasant conversation. My thanks to Cat for tying it all together for a perfect experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Town was the beginning. What I mean is that 6 years ago my wife and I move from NYC to Oahu, Hawaii. The only thing that was missing from our total package was the food scene. There was basically none. We were Wine Educators for over 30 years in NYC so food and wine were very important to us. Then we found Town. We felt that we were back in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The other night we had their hand cut pasta with pork and beef. Really an amazing bolognaise. As close to my wife’s as possible. The ultimate compliment. And to top it off you have multiple choices from their super wine list. A great staff adds to the Total Package.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We found the food to be delightful and tasted wonderful. My daughter had the Ulu and leek soup which was amazing. The eggplant bruschetta gave a whole new twist on using shisto peppers. The Ahi tartare was just the way you would wish it to be.
The entrees were also delicious. My husband got the fish of the day which was Mahi Mahi. He did not share much but the taste I got was perfect. I got the pork loin and the flavors were sublime with the portions right on. My daughter got the pasta and it was a lovely take on comfort food.
Our server was pleasant and very knowledgeable. We did not want for anything.
We were pleasantly surprised when the manager recognised us from eating at one of their other restaurant and came over to say hi. It made us feel like regulars even though this was our first trip to Hawaii.
If you are a foodie - this place is for you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely love dining here. Food, staff, decor, open air all appeal to me.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was good, but steak was tough and staff didn't offer a well needed steak knife. When server delivered food, she had dangling bracelet which dragged through food as she served across the table.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very disappointing

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

ワイキキからバスで行きました。
13番乗車 乗り継ぎ9番と不安でしたが
ドライバーが親切 バス停も教えてくださり
気軽に行けると思います。
メニューの案内を詳しく教えてもらえますし 対応も爽やかでした。

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Salad was negligible. Flavor profile was poor. Could make better salad at home. Pasta was okay. Hand cut noodles were okay, but again flavor was just passing.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The madness if Waikiki had us both needing something else. This was the perfect antidote and then some. We decided to dine at the bar where we had wonderful service from Sonny - standouts were the pork and the light hand rolled pasta. Thank you, we will be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went to lunch with my friend. Clean, polite, a very relaxed atmosphere. Menu is small, but all sounded yummy. My friend got the pasta. I sneaked a bite. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the meat sauce so delicious. I ordered the salad with chicken breast. The chicken was so moist. We ordered fries on the side...thin, crispy, and we couldn't get enough of the dipping sauce. Town is such a great place to dine. I love that they use local food whenever possible. I could survive dining at Town and Ed Kenney's Kaimuki Superette and Mud Hen Water diagonally across the street from this gem. Local food at its freshest and best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

You can never go wrong at Town. This is truly one of the best locations in the city for dinner. Amazingly fresh ingredients and creative dishes. Service is always exceptional.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Soup was cold. Burger and fries mediocre. Extra Parmesan for other entree was sticky and seemed to come from someone else's table?

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

No question the worst restaurant we’ve been to on the island. Not only did our waitress take ages to even acknowledge our presence, only half of our table got their food after waiting over an hour and the rest of us didn’t get our food until after the first half was already finished eating. Only a table of 5 people...half of us ordered steaks. Not a tall order for an restaurant worth their salt.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Perfect lunch. Very fresh ingredients. Simple preparation allowed unique flavors of each dish to shine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Exceptional Mahi fish for Lunch! The flavors blended so well, cooked perfectly! (sorry I don't recall but it was served on bed of barley or something.....it was outstanding, I ate it too quickly to recall) Service was great, friendly & attentive. S true neighborhood gem, thank you Town!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Organic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love this place! But I was a bit disappointed in the quality and taste of what I ordered this past time.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Was surprised that such an innovative reputable supposed great chef couldn’t come up with a meal that didn’t have raw onion or garlic . We were suggested to order a bowl of polenta ... really , what a huge disappointment .

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I've been eating at TOWN since it opened for business. Since then, the flavors and creativity of the food has gone down. I love pasta. I always order the hand cut pasta. The pasta with the pork and porcini argue has gone down considerably. It's ground pork, very ordinary. Pork belly is the buzz ingredient right now.... possibly they should consider incorporating pork belly into this dish. And at $18.00, the value is poor.
My barometer is "when I can cook better, then it's not worth eating there."

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional experience! Food is incredible andamazing value. Will be back!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The wait staff were VERY accommodating with regard to allergies, other dietary needs and special requests. We were quite appreciative!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

大味じゃなくて食べやすかった。

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fresh farm to table meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was excellent, very farm-to-table menu, however, the service was inattentive at best, the food took a long time to arrive, and the air conditioner was blasting straight down on us from a unit on the ceiling by the hostess stand -- avoid tables right near there if you can. Outside/patio seating may be a better bet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. The food was fantastic, and the service was great. We each had a main course, appetizers, and dessert. We both thought it was a bit loud, but it is right om the street and very open to the outside. Would not prevent us from going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My favorite restaurant on Oahu, with maybe the exception of its sister restaurant Mud Hen Water across the street. Great food and people, that I make a point of enjoying every time I go to Hawai‘i.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding! Greens we so fresh they tasted like they were just picked. Food was well seasoned. Not too salty which was great. Mahi was cooked perfectly and the porchetta was unreal. Skin was super crispy. So ono. Love chef Kenney’s approach to food. Can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our hosts recommended the restaurant. It is a bit off the beaten path so even better. Very interesting goat cheese pancakes, delicious port loin and absolutely evil dark chocolate pretzel cake. Nice wine list. Service by Mia excellent. We definitely go again. Save time to find a parking place. We parked on the street a block away so fine, but took a few minutes extra to find a place.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Heard about this reastaurant from a man on the plane flight to Honolulu and so grateful!!
Interesting that three separate concierge were not familiar with this place. More of a local feel and loved the experience. Focus on local farm to table and sustainability.
Highly recommend!!!!!!!!

Tags: Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

OUTSTANDING! The food is simply amazing, the wine pairings were perfect, and the staff members were attentive, knowledgable and FUN! I went for lunch and then again for dinner selecting the Taste of Town last night. SO GREAT! Can't wait to go back on my next trip to Honolulu!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Organic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Tasting menu with wine pairing every time. Always blows my mind.. and mouth! I wasn't hungry when I went in, but still gladly devoured and enjoyed every bite and sip. If the experience of the bitter earthiness of radish being perfectly balanced by the citrusy tang of roasted orange sounds appealing to you, TASTING MENU!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Place felt sterile, Food was too non conforming - portions small - required a specific taste and not very tasteful - almost all got different dishes and result was pretty much same for all. No on tap beer. However, staff were very helpful and available. We only had 6 but still had difficult time talking across table and we were in a corner.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The limited, creative menu at Town always has something that appeals to me.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

It took a long time between meals so we couldn’t enjoy the entrees much as we got stuffed. That was unfortunate. Other than that, the service was great(little hard to reach out to our server...) and the atmosphere is good here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place and great food. Very kid friendly as well. The staff is also very nice

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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