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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Great choice for Valentines dinner

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food, good service, our friends really enjoyed it, too! It won’t be our last time at Town!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our food overall was disappointing. I used to eat here a lot and haven't returned in a while. The service was slow, our steak was hard, the appetizers were mediocre unfortunately. I don't think I'll be back again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Superb farm to table food and outstanding service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Town was great! Food & wine both delicious and service was friendly, knowledgeable, & prompt. A delightful evening all around.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was good. Waiter was a little stand off-ish at first but was okay. Even though it was for my friend's birthday, they did NOTHING to help me acknowledge it which was very disappointing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Sophia the waitress was the best part of the meal, really tremendous. Leek soup a bit expensive at $9, but was very good, the killer was the eggplant bread which cost $13 and came with only one piece of bread. The pasta was good, but over priced at $23 for what we received. Cut place, but not much value in the offerings, but as stated above. Sophia was a great waitress.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Bath)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Outstanding food, best meal on our trip, would highly recommend!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was well presented and tasty. Eggplant bruschetta had a great topping but the bread was very hard to bite or cut into. Goat cheese pancakes with lilikoi was delicous but portions were small. Gnocchi was excellent

Tags: Healthy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for first time to try their pasta, but pasta maker broken. Had Penne pasta instead with same sauce: okay. Waitress was nice, but hadn’t brought bread until much later and only because we had to ask.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food, cocktails, service (Olivia) and atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our night, thx!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food expectations were not met
Service was awful..waiter got order wrong and 6 of us were served food one by one.
Maitre D didn'teven acknowledge us and ignored us as we were leaving.
So not the good foos Honolulu experience we were told of.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 8, 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 8, 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 5, 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 4, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 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 30, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 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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 (Hawaii)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

What a fun evening! Great service -- we like to share dishes, and without asking, everything we ordered was divided into two servings -- delicious food, and well-made cocktails. We particularly liked the ahi tartare appetizer and the fresh catch entree. And the coffee at the end of the meal was fantastic!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 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 1, 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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 (Cancún)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

大味じゃなくて食べやすかった。

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