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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
As usual, the food was great! We ordered our usual favorites: boneless kalbi, which is a market price item and cost $29/order; Korean chicken (which is spicy but my husband loves it); and the signature fried rice with lup cheong. Absolutely excellent. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. The noise level there is always "energetic," but we were able to have a nice conversation without raising our voices too much.
The dining experience itself at Sidestreet was great. The food was great (as usual) and the service was outstanding as well.
I feel compelled to comment on a related issue we dealt with that is not attributable to the restaurant. We were entertaining out of town friends from Boston. They parked in the meter lot next door, which many people do. At the end of our meal they found out that their rental car had been towed from the lot by ACE TOWING. They had not got past the 2 hour allotment they had paid for more than 10-15 (which cost a couple of bucks had they paid for a sufficient length of time). Nevertheless the car was long gone and probably in the tow yard. I had to drive my friends out to Sand Island and they had to pay $195 for the tow fee. This basically ruined the evening. This is a terrible way to treat decent people. DO NOT PARK IN THIS LOT. BUT DO GO TO SIDESTREET INN.
As always, I was more than pleased with our dining experience. I didn't get the server's name but I think his server # was 22 per my receipt. I had 3 kids on my table from ages, 3, 6 and 7 and he was so understanding. What can you say about the food, it's great. The difference for me is the interaction from the server. He was amazing, I would give him 10 stars not 5 if it is all possible. He was busy but he made it a point to check on our table consistently and never rushed us.
Kalbi boneless ribs and signature fried rice...can't go wrong on these two. Interesting that two orders of the kalbi arrived; one with two full racks, and the other with about 3/4 of the amount of ribs on the other plate, and just tossed on the plate arbitrarily...so no consistency there. Service was about the worst I've ever had ANYWHERE. We were served rice AFTER we finished our meals. A second round of drinks was begged for (no one came back and checked if our glasses were empty! Had to flag waiter and order another drink. When it finally arrived he had ordered the wrong drink! Hostess was great, everyone was pleasant, parking lot was full but the surly attendant told me I could pull into the empty parking stall (!?) to turn around and leave! Huh? There were at least four empty stalls so maybe they had to save for special customers, not us!
Great food ! We make a point to visit this resto every time we visit Waikiki! Their portions are generous. Kalbi is to die for.. chow it down with their fried rice "D ' Works"
And you will have a delectable and delicious meal. Michelle our waitress was very accommodating and attentive. Don't miss this restaurant when visiting Oahu. Make a reservation in advance though since their seating capacity is limited. Kudos to the chef and management of Side street inn!!!
My spouse and I had our last dinner in Honolulu for this trip at the Side Street Cafe. While the food was well prepared and our server was good at explaining the serving methodology, I'd way that it's not a good spot for couples on an anniversary celebration trip. The food is served family style, and so the portions exceed that what most couples would like. This limits the variety that can be reasonably ordered. Their most highly rated item is the pork chops, but the amount is enough or six or maybe even eight. Bottom line, if you have a group of more than four, and you want to try old time Hawaiian comfort food in a noisy place with lots of kids, then this is for you. This is one of the Honolulu restaurants that has parking (valet $6 plus tip.)
Excellent as always! Seemed they were a bit short staffed but everyone helping each other out. Hostess (crystal?) is great. We were seated near door and watched her assisting servers, handling phones, taking care of guests and holding it all down. Having managed restaurants for many years, I can say job well done to the staff. (If I were still in the business I might be trying to recruit some of them ;-)
Sided Street Inn Kapahulu never fails to deliver wonderful tastes and great service. They have a model that truly works. Appetizers to deserts always please. We have never been disappointed in our choices. Fun people watching. The wine list is fine. Nothing fancy, but they do offer some premium selections. The best dish on the menu is their fried rice. Wonderful.
We were very satisfied w/all the hype about their food. We had eaten had not there for quite awhile and since our son had come home for a short visit. He wanted to return to this plac; therefore we made a reservation and had an early dinner. It was the same as we had expected. Everything was great!
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.
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