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About Side Street Inn Kapahulu
Aloha and welcome to Side Street Inn, Oahu’s hidden hot spot, located in the heart of Honolulu. Recognized locally as the "gathering place" for the island's best chefs since opening its doors in 1992, Side Street Inn remains a true "local bar," that dishes out simply delicious comfort food in a relaxed, unpretentious environment. With a frequent mix of famous faces, professionals and steady regulars, it's the ideal place to enjoy good food and good times with friends.
Side Street Inn boasts something for everyone from sports lovers to wine connoisseurs with satellite-ready, big-screen TVs to view games and a full-bar with a vast variety of domestic and imported beers (even their own signature "Side Street Inn Rogue Ale"). Sit back and relax, as we introduce your bellies to pure happiness. Featured on Local Networks and The Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain's NO RESERVATIONS and Adam's Richman's FOOD NATION any many media and magazines.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Comfort Food, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday: 745am - 10:30am (SEASONAL SEPT - DEC ONLY); Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Weekends - 1PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Direct TV satellite system - Live NFL Games- Seasonal
Private Rooms Accomadations
For Large Parties, Special events, & Catering, Please inquire @ firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Rbzs "tata"
We do offer valet parking that can be accessed from the kapahulu entrance. If you are on Kapahulu, the driveway will be on your right after you past the Prudential Locations building directly across the street for Zippy's Kapahulu. Proceed down the driveway under the building and you will see our valets ready to assist you. Valet parking is $5.00, tips are welcomed and appreciated!!
Private Party Facilities:
We have 2 private rooms that can accomadate up to 35 people per room or can be opened up to seat 60-70 guests.
These rooms can be reserved in advance pending on availability. There is no charge to utilize these rooms but we do have some requirements when making reservations for parties of 15 or more people.
Private Party Contact:
Robbie "Tata" Acoba: (808) 739-3939
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
WEDDING REHEARSALS, PRIVATE LUNCHEONS, PRIVATE ROOM PARTIES...
Side Street Inn Kapahulu Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding food. Highly recommend the garlic fried chicken, the works fried rice and Kal bi steak. Served family style with generous portions. There were four of us and we had plenty of leftovers. Service is fantastic. Wish there was a side street in California. Highly recommend if you are visiting Honolulu.
All was great until we returned to our rental vehicle and found that it had been towed!!! When we received our confirmation call, we should have been warned. Getting our vehicle cost us $190 CASH plus $50 in Uber fees to get to ATM and to the tow yard. We felt like the owner of the lot, owner of the towing company and owner of the restaurant were all in on this horrible experience!!!
A great place to bring a group of people as it is family style. The waitstaff is wonderful and you will find all of your local favorites. There are two locations, the one on Kapahulu is a bit fancier while the original is a "hole in the wall" with great ambiance. In both locations you will find great food.
Was disappointed during my last visit. With a reservation in place for 5:30 PM they made us wait about 20 minutes. I always ask in my Open Table reservations for a booth yet this time it did not work out. Since I complained they put us into a booth in the bar. very uncomfortable. Then after dinner I received an e-mail stating that my reservation had been cancelled. Who cancelled that reservation after the meal? The manager ( a very nice lady) must have realized that there was a tremendous screw up so she took care of the situation nicely! First time I have been disappointed in the service at Side Street Inn. Generally service is perfect. I know since we visit once a month!
We have been to SSI dating back decades. Even though the original site is more convenient, we prefer the Kapahulu store, it is more comfortable to us older folks and the food is the same. Whenever we take visitors or, in the case of Friday night, local friends for their first time, they ALWAYS want to go back.
We hadn't been to Side Street Inn on da Strip for over a year and so we went there for the comfort food. The calamari was okay/good because it was tender, but hubby said he would not order it again if it were just the two of us; he'd order something he hadn't ordered before. The boneless kalbi was delicious, and although pricey ($29) was worth it. I tried their gumbo, which was very tasty but more reminiscent of stew; there was no okra. All in all, it was a decent meal.
Don't know too many local folks who don't like Side Street Inn. The food (family style) is great local fare. Everyone (old to young) enjoyed it. One thing to remember here is that you'll probably need a reservation--especially on weekends. That can be a problem for a last minute decision for some good local food.
Side Street Inn on Kapahulu Avenue was an enjoyable experience for our party of 10. The reservation was confirmed prior to our arrival and our table was ready when we arrived 15 minutes early. The wait staff was attentive and the food was all very tasty. The puupuu menu was as advertised and the entrees served family style were all consumed with gusto.
Family style dining - 2 mains (shrimp scampi and misoyaki chicken) plus house fried rice and yakisoba were more than enough for the five of us . Food was excellent, service was a tad slow but not a problem. Easy to watch the football game on the many well placed wide screens. Valet parking at $6 is easier/safer than the next door lot. Servers were friendly and easy to find even tho the house was quite busy.
This place has high reviews but was also recommended by a local. I don't think this is a tourist destination, despite being 5 min from Waikiki. The food was fantastic. Big family-style servings of garlic chicken, kalbi ribs, pan-fried pork chops, and fried rice. Everything done just right. The mai tais were excellent, the service was friendly and quick. The parking was not so convenient before 5 pm, and this place is packed after that, so get reservations and plan ahead. It's worth it!
Short ribs and Buffalo wings were a big hit with my grandchildren. It's a busy family friendly restaurant that provides excellent value and quality food. The service was exceptional with great attention to keeping our glasses full and meeting our ever changing needs.
For a family dinner that is high quality and doesn't break the bank combined with excellent service I would highly recommend Side Street Inn.
Side Street Inn is one of our go to spots. Sometimes you just want a break from the fancy high end establishments and here you can grab comfort food that is always great tasting and still different from the morn back home. It is great to see non-tourists getting together as friends and family and gives you a feel of what it would be like to live here. Pork Chops, Fried Rice, Kalbi... all good! Lots of sports in screens.
Consistently good, local-kine grinds. Big portions for family-style eating. Fast, friendly service. They were flexible and accommodating when we called ahead to increase the number of people in our group more than once (started with 8 which was stated as the max allowable in the open table app, called to increase to 12, then 16) Probably helped that it was a Sunday evening, not Friday or Saturday night, but they were still busy.
As normal, everything was great. Our server was in training and while very nice and attentive, it seemed like the nuances of serving us were still coming together for her - some food came out really early and some really late, too quite a while to get our finalized charge back, etc. Overall, acceptable to the circumstance. Food, always excellent. It was a bit noisy but it was Thursday Night Football so totally understandable.
No such thing as a Truck Stop in Hawaii--but this is the closest thing goin. Family style dinning at its best. Great food at a reasonable price. Loved the Nalo salad, garlic fried chicken and short ribs. We had a group of 5 hungry airline pilots and although 2 of us had been at the Side Street numerous times the other 3 had not and they all plan on going back again. Mahalo.
We brought our friends who were visiting from the mainland for dinner. Always love the boneless Kalbi. We also got the fried rice, yakisoba, and fried crispy pork. Everything was awesome. Hard to go wrong with anything you order. We topped it off with the creme brûlée which was great. Our waitress was excellent. Always enjoy dining here.
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