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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 @ email@example.com 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
We usually expect good food and above average service. What we ordered was not disappointing, but they had no burgers for the sliders. How do you not have burgers? We ordered root beer, which was not delivered, and upon reminding our waiter, was told that the bartender didn't put it up on the bar because they ran out. He basically blamed the bar, yet he should have checked back with the bar when he didn't see our order fulfilled. The most annoying part was that when we placed our order, we were not informed that the kitchen was extremely short handed and that our order would take an hour. Working in the customer service industry myself, I know how it is to function with limited staff. The waiter should have been upfront with that and we could have made adjustments to our order. Instead, we had our salad, and sautéed mushrooms, then nothing for 40 minutes. It was my son's birthday so we purposely made an early reservation so that he could enjoy dinner at his favorite restaurant, and still have time to finish homework and get to sleep at a decent time. Unfortunately the good food could not outweigh the bad service that night.
Everything was fine and the service was perfect, considering I had a large group of 20. Our food came out pretty fast. Fried rice was exceptional. Spicy chicken was perfect. Kalbi and Porkchops were overchooked, but still delicious. Fries and calamari were satisfying! It was until the end where it was time to pay. I respected that a lady took our check and card up to pay instead of our server. However, I was waiting for my card to return for almost 10/15 minutes. The manager on duty then pulled me to the side to review the problem, and could have been more apologetic. The $100 gratuity was included into the total, so they voided the transaction and slid my card twice before asking me for another form of payment. My card is currently emptied as the money is still pending. I understand that I wasn't charged anything (as I called the restaurant), but what if I didn't have cash? That was my only card. The fact that the total was $683 ($100 gratuity) that's a lot of money. To just slide my card twice like that is unacceptable. I should've been informed before you tried to slide the card a second time. The manager on duty (I didn't get his name) apologized on the phone when I called the next day, but could have sounded more sincere. As our male server returned my card, he was really apologetic and I appreciated that. However, honestly I don't think it was fair for me to still pay that much gratuity after experiencing that. Here I am just waiting for the pending money to be returned to my card. I love the food here so it would've been nice to get some kind of accommodation or discount off my price. My account is short more than $1000 right now. I'm 20 years old, so that's a lot for me. I know I already spoke to the manager on duty, but thought I'd put this here anyway.
Weʻve eaten here many times, but for some reason our last visit was rough. The waitresses seemed very confused and inefficient - they brought several items for other tables to ours, took an incredibly long time to bring us our drink orders, and had to be asked 3 times about our actual food order and when it would arrive. Maybe it was just an off night. It didnʻt seem any busier than usual on this Wednesday night. Oh well.
The bad: Phone receptionist was in a hurry thus extremely rude when I called to confirm. They sat us in an annex room reserved for a private party, in which they squeezed in a few more tables so they could seat a few others. We had uncomfortable "catering" chairs with a folding table "dressed" as a regular table. It was awkward since we clearly weren't part of the private party, yet we were sitting with them in their party room. The food's mediocre and the restaurant is extremely noisy.
The good: Our server was excellent.
We always seem to bring our out of town guests here to Sidestreet Inn on the strip since it's close to home and parking is not bad to find.
We don't go by ourselves since the portions are huge and prices are sort of high. If you are bringing a big group it's easy to share the plates and get a better selection of dishes. We always order the Farmer's Salad and either the Pork Chops, Fried Rice and Kalbi. Always a winner. I can't wait for the next out of town guests to arrive!
This is our fourth visit to Side Street. The food does not disappoint. Very consistent food with specials to keep the faithful happy. Ordered the special 32 oz Big Boy Steak, Kim chee fried rice , pork chops, garlic edamame, garlic fries, seared ahi, chicken pot pie, shogun poke, boneless kalbi, and fried chicken. All served family style. Came happily staggering out with 8 friends.
Must be new cook as food was not very good compared to previous visits. The chicken salad was terrible, all 4 of us commented on that and had a hard time to eat it. It was completely watered downed and soggy, like they just washed it and did not spin the lettuce, tasted just like water with zero favor. Garlic chicken also tasted off.
I always take my business associates from the Mainland to Side Street Kapahulu. The food and service is spot on. It's always a nice to see how they enjoy our local foods at its finest. This is a great change from fine dining for them.
The food is always what you expect fresh, flavorful and plentiful, you're never disappointed. The service is exceptional.
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!
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