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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
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!
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!
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