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Town

4.4
1862 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(808) 735-5900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ed Kenney and David Caldiero
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Avenue
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Parking details
We have a 30-car private parking lot. Also, ample street parking is available once the lot is full.
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Public transit
Town is located along the municipal bus line.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful! Fabulous cocktails....the silver old fashioned was amazing. We enjoyed to pasta and pork belly with polenta and chard. Pork belly was DIVINE!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Delicious, interesting, well prepared food. Food slow to come from kitchen making for a long evening.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I finally got to try their renowned gnocchi (they only make a limited amount, and it sells out fast), and it was so worth the wait! It was delicious to the last bite! My husband ordered the chicken and said it was the best chicken that he ever had in his life. A small taste of his meal confirmed this claim - moist, perfectly cooked and tasty! The wines by the glass were great and we enjoyed a pre-entree kale salad that was tasty. Services was friendly, attentive, informing and yet not overbearing. I chose this restaurant because our guest was a vegan and she loved the meal. The only drawback is that table conversations do get loud and it can be hard to hear eachother at times (lean in), but that is a very minor observation and should not deter you from trying this excellent neighborhood gem. Thank you, Town!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had our best meal in Honolulu at Town and are happy that we ventured away from the usual tourist haunts to this neighborhood treasure with slightly Italian leanings. I had porchetta, which was a daily special, served with sautéed escarole and pork cracklings and an insanely creamy polenta. My husband had the best roast chicken of his life, served over a salad of spinach and arugula with roasted grapes and croutons. We had an absurdly good buttermilk panna cotta for dessert. The wine list is well-edited and well-priced; the servers know the menu well and are personable. It's noisy, and the bar can get jammed up, delaying wine service. But overall, a treat. If we lived in Honolulu, we'd be there regularly.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

店員さんが親切で、オススメされた料理は
全て美味しかったです。
また行きたいお店の1つになりました。

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

good restaurant

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

パスタが美味しかったです。また、行きたいと思います。

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Celebrated Administrative Professionals day here. Enjoyed by all!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

What a pleasant surprise - a hidden gem. Great location, cool staff and really good food. Also the cocktail I ordered was spot on.

Will be back next visit to Oahu!!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The tasted really good and you’re selecting from a small list. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was great! Kale and carrot salad is fresh and wonderful. Chicken extremely flavorful. Hand cut pasta was on point. We all had different cocktails each of us liked ours. Avoid the noise and mediocrity of Waikiki and eat here.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I have eaten here before and enjoyed the experience. This was different. My cocktail was made by a trainee who took a look ng time and got it wrong. The problem was poor supervision. I ordered my hamburger medium rare. It came back gray. Embarrassed I returned it but another gray burger arrived. Very disappointing! Stick to salads. They make some good nes.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great service, food wasn’t as good as last time, but we’ll probably give Town another try because it was really good last time.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent spot

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a lovely time with good service and good food. We were glad to have come to an early dinner as it gets busier later. Our plan was to go to a musical at Diamond Head Theatre and we made it in time.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

初めてサービスを利用しました。
予約があまりにも簡単にできたので本当に予約できているか心配だったのですが、お店に着くとすぐに対応してもらえました。
海外のお店も日本語で予約ができるので、また利用したいです。

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is my third time at Town. I would not have gone back but my clients wanted to meet at this restaurant. Two of us ordered the fish special for lunch and it held up the whole meal because the fish had not yet been filleted. We found this out after ordering and waiting for a half an hour. In terms of service recovery, they did bring us a small anti-pasto platter as an appeasement. This was welcome as we were all hungry.

That said, when the fish finally did arrive at our table, it’s smelled fishy and had a lot of brown capillary on the plate side of the fillet. This unattractive smelly piece of fish was on top of a runny mess of lentils with warm orange pieces in it. It was unappealing and tasteless. Except for the fishiness of course.

Another in our group ordered a large salad with a chicken breast on it and said that they could’ve made a better salad at home. All in all, I would say that the quality of food at any price is not worth it. But $22 for a piece of fish unimaginatively prepared was a disappointment.

I will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Ragu was amazing as usual and the salad aromatic and super fresh! Some of the best greens on island 👍🏽

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fresh ingredients and well prepared. Knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food at Town is creative and delicious. The ambience is comfortable and fun. Prices are reasonable in light of the quality. Service is extremely friendly. And the wine and beverage program is first rate.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Our group of 8 had a wonderful evening. Cody, our waiter, was very informative and attentive. All of us loved our food selections from soup to dessert. It was a special birthday celebration.

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Normally I like this place, but I would not return at lunch. The menu was far too limited in choices. Very few non-meat choices. Salad dressing was way too much EEOV and not enough acid; my guest thought it had no taste and needed spice as well as acid. The bread was okay but overbaked at edges so had to only eat from middle out. Panne Cotta was the saving grace.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was excellent! Brought two young kids under 7, and ordered some of the most simple items on the menu for them, and those items were fantastic. When a restaurant does simple things with impressive skill you know the place is special. The other appetizers and entrees were each unique, fresh, and notably creative. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We love this restaurant. We visit Honolulu almost every year, and Town is the only restaurant in this growing foodie city that we never miss. The food is excellent, and the staff treat us like natives. We avoid going back to any eatery where the interior or clientele screams “welcome to Hawaii”. Here the only Hawaiian features are the fresh local ingredients and the laid back friendliness of their servers. Town has been at the top of our list of Honolulu restaurants we recommend to any family member or friends who are heading to Honolulu.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Town was one of our favorite restaurants until this past Saturday dinner. They discontinued serving Ma'o salad. Replacement was mediocre, greens was not crisp, no taste. Server forgot to bring appetizer (ahi tartar) that we're looking forward to. Fish was overcooked.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was my 5th time at Town . Usually it’s a great experience but this time I tried the “Taste of Town” which is a fixed price tarting of various menu items. The waitress was nice enough to let us swap the pasta offered for my preferred gnocchi but the rest of the meal was pretty lacking. The salad arrived very underdressed and we had to ask for more dressing (I mean we could barely detect the dressing if at all!). The mahi with sprouted lentils was WAY over-salted and the pork with polenta was underdone on my friend’s plate. The polenta was great, however- just wish there was more than a tiny smear on the plate ( basically ever serving was VERY small . I understand it’s a tasting meal but still too small IMO). The chocolate tart with pretzel crust was maybe 1/8 the size of a regular slice of a tart but that was ok because it was just “ok”. The waitress did end up comping us our drinks due to our bad experience so that was good. I was sad I’d talked the place up so much to my friend who was visiting from California. I’ll definitely be back because I’ve had so many good meals in the past here, but I don’t be trying the testing menu anytime again soon. 😕

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We were tipped on this place by a friend and so visited on our vacation. We enjoyed it very much -- the decor, vibe, staff and meal were all excellent -- and we'd definitely dine here again and recommend it to others. We had the tasting menu and cocktails instead of wine pairings. The menu was well designed (both the tasting menu and the overall menu) and I think most diners would find something appealing. Our waitstaff was incredibly friendly and the food came out timely and was beautifully plated. If I had any criticism, I'd say a few of the dishes were weakly seasoned. For example, we had a lovely fresh greens salad-- and the salad greens were perfect -- but the meyer lemon vinaigrette was so faint as to be virtually absent.... in fact the greens almost seemed entirely undressed. Again, the greens were very good, but a bit more 'punch' on the dressing would have made it exceptional. It's important for kitchen staff to actually taste what's going out, I think sometimes a dish is designed by one person but implemented by another...and in these cases, the 'look' might be perfect...but the detailed flavors missing... the cocktails were outstanding and were we not flying home the next day, I'm sure we would have dined there a second time!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Surprisingly good!!

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I went there for lunchtime. There were not so many people maybe 4 table are fill.
I was waiting food about 45minutes and server didn’t apologized. Every other table already had their food, so no reason we had to wait this long!
I was totally disappointed , also food was not so great. I’ve eaten here many times in the past but very disappointed this time. I won’t be going back!
I don’t recommend to my friends anymore....sorry you lost good customer!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This restaurant is lovely, from the knowledgable serving staff to the interesting meals and prep (and the flexibility to modify for a picky child) to the local, fresh food. We'll definitely be back when we are in Honolulu again.

Love it!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Waitress a bit inattentive also picked up our desert before we were finished. Felt a bit rushed. Food delicious as always.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Town is solid with well prepared and creative cuisine. They do not rush you and we felt like we were dining in Europe. This is our go to restaurant when in Honolulu.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always delicious. We are never disappointed. Creative.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Town has been in it's current location for twelve years... this was our first visit. It was recommended by someone who lives on the island. The local farm to table concept works out well for this restaurant. The dishes we had were wonderful, our server was great, and having Jordan (Manager) share his passion for food was enjoyed by us both. We will definitely return to Town on our next visit!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great local restaurant in Kaimuki. Across the street from Mud, Hen, Water and Superette - all Ed Kenney places. Features local ingredients and creative meals. Very enjoyable at a reasonable price.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great fries! Pasta is always a good choice too. Consistent and tasty.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great choice for Valentines dinner

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 9, 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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