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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
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.
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!
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