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"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.
Honolulu, HI 96813
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our sister catering and event company UPtowneventshi.
Town Restaurant is also available for renting to accommodate any type of celebration.
3458 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu HI, 96816
We have a 30-car private parking lot. Also, ample street parking is available once the lot is full.
Town is located along the municipal bus line.
Ed Kenney and David Caldiero
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Town Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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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