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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").
Honolulu, HI 96814
Comfort Food, Hawaii Regional Cuisine
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: Bar - 3 pm; Kitchen - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Bar & Kitchen - 1 pm
During Football Season Only - Breakfast is served from 7:45 - 10:30 am
*Last-Call Kitchen: 11:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Direct TV satellite system - Live NFL Games - Seasonal
For parties with 15 or more guests, private parties or catering, please contact Lisa Meyer, Director of Catering & Events via e-mail Monday through Friday:
Valet - $6
*Entrance to parking garage from Kapahulu Avenue.
Private Party Contact:
Lisa Meyer, Director of Catering and Events: (808) 738-6047
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Side Street Inn Kapahulu Ratings and Reviews
Definitely crowd- pleasing! We expected — and got enormous portions of the best fried rice EVER, chunks of yummy fried pork chops, delicious yakisoba, tender slices of smoky pork. Hubby devoured his escargot en croute and shared his ceasar salad (thumbs UP). We are creme brulee fans — and to have LILIKOI creme brulee was a pleasant surprise. Noise level was high due to the football game on the too-many TVs, but didn’t dampen our appetites at all. Service was slow and she had to be reminded about a few missing items...nothing major. Best to bring a crowd so a variety of these family-size portions can be enjoyed.
I am sort of embarrassed that I recommended this place to friends. My past experiences have always been so positive! Saddened to say the food and service leaves a lot to be desired. Used to love their flavorful pork chops which turned out to be bland. Unacceptable especially for $22+. Expected the shrimp scampi dish to be served with (Italian) pasta not egg noodles. The smoked pork appetizer made an appearance at our table towards the end of dinner and only after I asked the waitress if I could cancel it -- to which she replied "the Kitchen may have started making it". It was an appetizer for goodness sake not an entrée.
7 people in our party and each person ordered one to two dishes a piece. It seemed like one person would get a dish, then the next wouldn't come until 5-10 minutes later. Kind of hard to enjoy a family dinner. To add insult to injury, when we got our tab, there was an order on there that we not even served. Instead of asking for it to get removed from the tab, we opted to just pay for it and mentioned it in passing when we left the restaurant. While my party proceeded towards the exit, I lingered behind to hear what was being said and the response was "The Kitchen is so messed up tonight". Not the kind of response I want to hear. An apology would have been nice but alas, it didn't happen. Will just need to try other restaurants for the next outing because this once fabulous local bar/eatery has definitely declined in all aspects of what used to make it a jewel in the local culinary scene.
As always, I took people from the Mainland to dine here and they loved the food. I have never been disappointed when bringing family, friends or business associates here for dinner. It's a great experience from the moment the valet greets you and until he brings your car to you once you're done. Totally impressive.
We arrived an got seated quickly. The restaurant had a lot of guests. I’ve only been here a couple times but Side Street is really popular so Open Table reservations are recommended.
My wife is vegetarian and we ordered the fresh Nalo Green Salad, hot Fries, Yakisoba noodles. These were great! I had the NY Steak with mushrooms and onions on a hot iron skillet. It was tasty!
We’d come back for sure!
We didn't realize it, but we were seated next to a group of NFL game fans.
At first, we could easily converse but as the game became exciting, the enthusiasm and noise level of the fans increased and was disruptive. It was difficult to talk and enjoy ourselves for the rest of the meal. The periodic screaming was too much.
The seating area near the TVs should be reserved only for sports fans.
We should have requested seating on the opposite side but weren't thinking. It would be nice if the hostess could ask patrons where they want to be seated.
Big portions. The pork chops were recommended to me by a co-worker. They were very underwhelming. The description was "crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside" but this was far from the truth. The large portion of pork chops came cut up in chunks and were quite dry. I knew I was in trouble when it came with a side of ketchup for dipping. We also ordered the side street signature rice and beef teriyaki which were both good. Overall a decent experience but I would avoid the pork chops at all costs.
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