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Side Street Inn

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Ala Moana - Kakaako
American, Hawaiian
As featured in 3 Days in Oahu
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1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
(808) 591-0253
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 216
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  • 137
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pork chops to die for

Pork chops and fried rice are literally the best I've ever had. If you're in Honolulu make sure you try side street. I cannot wait to go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Sally J
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College Station, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I was really excited to make my first visit after years of walking past the restaurant. There are two locations: one in Waikiki and the original about a block from the Ala Moana Shopping Center which is really a tavern with booths. If you go for dinner, you definitely should have reservations as its very busy, especially on Friday and... More 

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College Station, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pork chops and fried rice are literally the best I've ever had. If you're in Honolulu make sure you try side street. I cannot wait to go back

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Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

we dine here all the time and you can't make a mistake with anything on the menu! If you want to sample local food, this needs to be your destination. just make a reservation on the weekend as it is always packed. the valet parking is also a great feature, for only $5 it is a great deal.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

great local food! A bit pricey but overall the food was good. On the weekends it gets really crowed so its best to make reservations.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I heard about this place from the TV show Hawaii Five-0...the characters talked a lot about going here for a drink after catching the bad guys!...so I had to check it out. Very local and nothing fancy, but the food and staff were great.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You can't beat a mountain of fried rice and pork chops after a long hard day shopping at Ala Moana. This meal combination has a good balance of carbs and protein, albeit at giant portions. The pork chops are nicely flavored and crispy, while the fried rice has a nice sweet but tasty flavor.

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Davis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We frequently go to Side Street Inn with family as the food is good and also good value served family style. We always have the "Trinity" of lupchong fried rice, pork chops and house salad, then adding other dishes such as clams, smoked pork, crusted ahi and another fish. Peanut butter crusted brownie is always for dessert. Everyone hopes for... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is great local resturant! The food is served family style perfect for sharing & trying may outstanding dishes. Every dish we shared was outstanding in visual presentation and even more important execellent tasting!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stopped by this place on the recommendation of our food tour guide. OMG! Come with an appetite because the portions are huge! Served family style so me sure you have someone to share it with or you won't make a dent in your food! The Kalua pork sliders and the Kimchi fried rice were the bomb dot com!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I so look forward to eating here! better come early if you want to get a seat, reservations are hard to get without advance notice too. I love the house fried rice. It is one of the best things I have ever eaten

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Address: 1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: (808) 591-0253
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: (808) 591-0253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children

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