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Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar

3605 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
(808) 744-7567
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Ranked #292 of 1,912 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Tapas
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 12th Ave.
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34 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This place is really cute and relatively small inside. I liked the mixed drink selection. I ordered a mai tai and it was super strong. Drinks were about 10 a piece which I thought was quite expensive. We ordered a bunch of pupus that were tasty: the salad, taco, and peppers. As long as you don't mind an expensive night... More

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Bellflower, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I simply had a wonderful experience here. We set a reservation for 4 at ~6pm on a Wednesday. The service was fantastic. I ate rabbit for the first time in my life here, "chicken fried rabbit." It was one of the only dishes I've ever eaten where the *fancy* garnishes actually worked together wonderfully (as opposed to garnishes that have... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Seating was a bit disorganized but we didn't mind, as the cocktails downstairs were excellent and the barmaid was very friendly and fun to watch prepare her intricate concoctions. Upstairs the service was also good and the food was very tasty-- I recommend the scotch egg as well as the burger. As with Town this is a bit of a... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Food was very bland and overlooked hamburger. Restaurant was vice atmosphere. Service was pretty good. We had Ben told that the food was really good but were completely disappointed

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Rochester, NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

After all the hype, news articles, etc. my wife and I were really wanting to like this place. The menu sounded interesting, the reviews were overwhelmingly favorable. But we were really disappointed. We arrived during happy hour so we looked forward to trying their advertised "draft selection"' unfortunately we were told there were no draft beers available. Although we arrived... More

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Worth seeking out in non-touristy neighborhood. Great vibe and friendly staff. Like the Mission in SF but with a tropical flair. Grilled tako (octopus) starter was stunning. Main course of braised beef cheeks hit the spot. Good cocktails and decent wine list.

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La Selva Beach CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I traveled to Oahu from Maui with several recommendations to try Salt. Very glad I did! The beet salad was truly amazing. Rabbit fritter very good app. Fish special transformative!! My nephew ordered the chicken which arrive undercooked but the waitress response was perfect. Whisk it away and bring something else. Not the perfect restaurant for 16 year old non... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great welcome and service, eccellent wine list and original cuisine. Highly reccomended either for dinner or just drinks and light meals

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Kahului, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I found this restaurant online while perusing through the Top Ten new restaurants in Honolulu. I chose to make reservations at SALT Kitchen and Bar Tasting because the menu concept of salted, cured and pickled seemed interesting to try and it was an award winning eatery. It didn't disappoint. The atmosphere was casual and unpretentious. It had ample parking in... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I really enjoyed Salt. It was fun and unpredictable. These guys are really trying to be experimental, and it's working. It is out of the way, and like my other favorites in Honolulu- are not in Waikiki or the city. And it's a good thing. This is a great, fun, local place, that serves locals who are into food. When... More

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