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Side Street Inn Kapahulu

#118 of 1,858 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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614 Kapahulu Ave Ste 100, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3891 (Date St.)
+1 808-739-3939
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our concierge recommended this place when we asked for a non-touristy and less expensive place to eat in Waikiki. Portion sizes are so large (there were 2 of us) but the food was delicious. We ordered the fried rice and garlic chicken on the recommendation of our server and were more than pleased.

Thank AlexandraPoprawa
Level Contributor
140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Side street is a local favorite and I highly recommend. The first time we went here on Christmas day last yr and had the buffet. The service was great and they had a lot of choices if your looking for a local food. The portions are really huge if you are not into buffets so I suggest you visit as... More 

Thank Mary Ann T
Wailea, Hawaii
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A busy and loud restaurant, but if you are looking for basic local food, this is the place. There are lots of items on the menu to choose from, and portions are large. Reservations can be difficult to come by though.

Thank SandandSun8
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full disclosure: We did not eat here, we were stopped short in the parking lot by inappropriate behavior from the staff. To re-cap, we wanted to try this place and braved Saturday H-1 traffic to get there. It is located in an office building that is probably busy during the week, so we felt fortunate to see lots of unreserved... More 

Thank MV W
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in this location. Usually go to original location since early 80's. Not as good as the other one. Long wait and too many tourists who watched Fiery on the Food channel.

Thank Taua U
Chesapeake, Virginia
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I joined business colleagues for dinner at the Side Street Inn on a recent business trip to Honolulu. The Side Street Inn accommodated our large party (about 20 people) with no difficulty. Our group's host ordered quite a variety of plated items for our large table, which we shared, family-style. I thought that some of the items were quite good,... More 

Thank Hiistory-Buff
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I told my Hawaiian friend to bring me to a restaurant in Oahu where locals like. We went without a reservation and was told a table will be available in one hour. Better get a reservation before going. So, we had our dinner at the bar counter. Not a bad idea as we got to chat with the very nice... More 

Thank Kai L
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed with the food at this place. Definitely not good value for money. We had read reviews which suggested that they served the best spare ribs. Definitely not the case. Small portion of spare ribs - boiled with a sprinkling of sauce not our idea of great spare ribs. The buffalo wings were ok. Overall $50 for these... More 

Thank Christopher D
San Francisco, California
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our original experience with Side Street was at their older location near Ala Moana. It's older, crowded, and dumpier than the location on Kapahulu. I guess that I'm just into hole-in-the-wall eateries. The new place is larger and cleaner but just doesn't,t seem to have the Hawiian feel to it. It seems more of a chain/corporate place. The food is... More 

Thank Blouie888
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Our second and last trip to the famous Side Street on Da Strip. Our first visit 4 years ago was great. I don't know what happened. Same restaurant and same decor with the same menu. Yet totally different experience. With five in our group we ordered some items to share like the garlic fries and the mushroom dish. These came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar, Asian, Pub, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 Kapahulu Ave Ste 100, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3891
    (Date St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-739-3939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?