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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Organic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (8)
Romantic (7)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was simply awful. Half an hour to get our non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurant was hardly full. When drinks arrived: "we had to wait for the foam for the cappuccino." Really? When food came 45 minutes later: "we had to wait for the chicken to broil." Really??

And the menu has been edited down so favorites have disappeared. Clearly Mr. Kenney now has other priorities. I won't be back - although I've been there a dozen times before.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a great date night. We were beyond pleased with the friendly staff and the menu. I love this place because they take pride in their Farm-to-Table options and will use seasonal fruits and vegetables in their dishes. They support the local community as well by buying the fruits and vegetables from your backyard! I had the Roast Chicken and this was by far the best tasting roast chicken I ever had. I will continue to come back to support this local, community gem.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Authentic, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was amazing as always but what made the evening extra special was our server Rhonda. She was friendly & knowledgeable about the menu. We can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

ひとことで言うなら英語力次第です!
素敵なレストランって、お料理だけでなく、スタッフとのコミュニケーションも大切な要素だと思います。私たちはディナーで行きましたが英語力がなさすぎてとりあえず必死で注文し、とりあえず出て来たものは美味しかった、という感想です。
味だけでいうと日本の都市エリアのレストランと大きな差はありません。どちらかというとコスパは悪いです。夜の雰囲気は素敵でしたが観光で行くのならアクセスも不便なので、ランチが無難だったな、という感想です。

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A bit long wait for food to arrive, and the seats outside were low not not comfortable.
Outside of this, the wait staff was pleasant and the food was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food. A gem away from the main Waikiki Beach drag. If you are from out of town just Uber or Taxi your way to this restaurant. The service staff was very attentive and had a smile on their face. The salad was fresh and crisp. I like the touch of chives and radishes. The ahi appetizer was well arranged and tastes even better. The mahi mahi dinner , chicken, and the oh so tasty and fresh pasta noodles with beef were really tasty. We will be back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food and excellent service. It was the first time I've been for lunch and won't be the last!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My elderly out-of-town guest arrived by plane this afternoon. I was somewhat concerned about the more modern food on the menu because she often isn’t that interested in it, but she like this place because they were a lot of fresh vegetables served, and everything was nicely done. She also would like to serve her a lot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great tasting menu, featuring local and organic ingredients. Creative combinations of flavors. Good range of cocktails and wines. Even with all that, prices are still reasonable.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Besides a great restaurant, I love that I can sit outside and bring my dog.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of the best spots in Hawaii. Great food and cocktails with local ingredients.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Surprised at how slow the service was considering there are only four entrees to choose from. Took over 45 minutes for food to come out. Quite disappointed.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best meal I've had in years! Loved everything I ordered!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waitress engaged in conversation with friends who walked in while she was taking down my wife's food order.

The food took a long time.

The steak is a rip off. Bad piece of meat with toppings to hide it. Served with a mound of soggy fries and a huge pile of greens. At $33 you could get a much better steak elsewhere.

We ordered the pana cotta and the cake. Both were bad. The cake looked like my 8 yr niece made it. With a splatter of marmalade on top. The pana Cotta was yogurt with star fruit and honey...

One positive, they split the soup so my wife and I could share.

Would never go back tho.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

料理はとっても美味しいです。でも、注文から料理が出て来るまでに30分、チェックをお願いしてからも人手不足のせいか時間が掛かりました。ランチで利用しましたが、席は多くの空席があるにも関わらず、2名は2名席だけに案内する方針のよう。荷物を置く場所もなく不便でした。料理が美味しいのに、その他の部分が不満。

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

l'm a tourist from Japan, and I'm so happy to know this place. Local, tasty, and very beautiful food with very nice service.
Go local and organic movement is getting really popular in Japan too, but it's far from everyday to special occasions like Town.
I'd like to try every menu here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very creative menu and complex flavors. Why do portions have to be so small in an upscale menu?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A nice experience. Order the gnocchi! It is a warm earthy entree enough for two but it's so good, you'll find room in your stomach to eat it all by yourself.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 21, 2017

very nice!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Longtime fan. Love the atmosphere and staff. Especially Rhonda who is the best. Ever.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Second trip to Town. Wife and I were in Hawaii for 20th wedding anniversary. Town was my pick for a celebratory venue and they delivered handsomely. Leek soup was perfect as was the green salad. We had the fresh Mahi and the pasta. Both entrees were spectacular and we topped it off with a devilishly rich chocolate pretzel dessert.

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 (東京)·Dined on September 13, 2017

カイムキの有名なお店がで、2回目の訪問。日本人観光客は、それ程多くはなく、地元の人で平日でも混んでいる。
店員は気さくでフレンドリー。
メニューは、品数は少ない方です。店内が薄暗く、メニューの字が小さいので、英語が苦手な場合は、かなり見にくい。
日本語メニューは、ありません。

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