Permanently Closed - Town

4.6
2153 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. "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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2153 people are saying
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vipGingerroot
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great last meal at one of my favorite restaurants. Sad to see Town go. Looking forward to memorable meals at sister restaurants Mud Hen Water and Kaimuki Superette.

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vipFoodLover
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of most amazing dinners that I literally dreamt about the same night. I will really miss Town when it closes. As always, their gnocchi was to die for. I don’t even like or ever eat chicken and I couldn’t get over how fantastic the chicken tasted!!

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner ever. Still thinking about our night there.

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vipLACoolJ
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I understand that they are closing but this was not a good final experience. Our food took over an hour and a half to get to us. A Goan hour we asked when our food would be coming especially since everyone around us had gotten their food. We were told it was coming and there they were out of some of the things we ordered. Why were we not told that when we placed the order or shortly after. We think they forgot to put our order in but no one took responsibility. Food finally came and things we were old was sold out actually came out. I really wanted dessert but we just couldn’t wait anymore.
We asked for the check and that took a while too so we went up to the bar to get it. It was overall a frustrating last dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always wanted to try this restaurant but never did. When I heard they were closing I decided I had try it before I lost my chance. I’m so glad I did...everything we ordered was absolutely delicious! 😋

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vip808dining
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t close

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CamilleC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Town. We’re so sad to see them close!

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MaliaK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Town is awesome.
So sad to see it be a victim of COVID 19

MD
MitchD
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Healthy food that borders on gourmet served by a great team in a very pleasant outdoor table location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan option (not in the menu) was amazing!!! The portions were perfect and everything was tasty, fresh and savory.

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've eaten at Town several times in the past, but this was definitely the best meal we've had there. The little amuse bouche offered by the chef were delicious, the ahi tartare scrumptious, and the Two Ladies pork excellent--crusty on the outside and tender inside. The staff was attentive but friendly. Our only complaint was that the music was a bit loud, making it difficult to converse at times. But we will definitely be back soon. SO GLAD that Town is surviving these hard times for restaurants in the COVID19 era.

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Roxanne
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the local chef here, well known on island, but the service and food are always the best !!.. so simple, but SO good..

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vipgeoffreym
Hawaii
241 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall we had a good time
All of the food was excellent
Service was good
We were 2 diners and had the 4 course
Where the night fell short was time
Our entire dinner was 2.25 hours
We felt this should have been 1.5 hours

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CoreenL
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love coming to this spot because the food and service are always great.

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HowardM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at Town. The food, service, ambiance are always top-notch.

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vipMikeE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!

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Casey
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service and food was excellent as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
144 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their social distancing protocol is serious yet comfortably infused with TOWN culture. If you know you know. The Bartender is on point- try his fig leaf thingy... The food (trimmed down menu understandably) is back-to-basic TOWN comfort food favorites with updated interpretations. The winner is the 'new' chicken dish. You will not miss the original! Mahalo TOWN!

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SammyS
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the tartare and the pasta dishes. The tables were well spaced and we saw staff cleaning frequently. We felt very safe, especially at the outdoor tables. The staff was friendly and very welcoming and it was a great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly service with great dishes that tastes handmade with exceptionally sourced ingredients.

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PamelaB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Town. I've never had a bad one.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service. one of my favorite places to eat.

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NanZ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our welcome hostress was exception. She walked me to front of the restaurant showing me where I could park. She also came to our table and gave us some highlights of the restaurant.


Food was very tasty and artisanal. Volume was only average in size and my son did not feel "full"....( I have 3 teens with me...)

Pricing: It feels like $$$ (3 dollars sign and not 2)

Ambience: nice and quiet.

Service: our waitress was a nice lady I am sure...perhaps a warm smile could be kind
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vipSurferg007
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did such an amazing job with having us feel safe and distant from other tables. We appreciate the outside space and service~ Mahalo

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MariaZ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Town has delicious, unique, and flavorful food. The ambience is relaxing, and pleasantly modern. Our server was excellent, very friendly, and helpful. Town is one of my favorite restaurants.

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asknatalie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so great that town has reopened. It is like coming home.

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vipCatherineJane
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s good to have Town reopened.

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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.

JT
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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Permanently Closed - Town is rated 4.6 stars by 2153 OpenTable diners.

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