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Side Street Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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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, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Awesome hole in the wall!

Excellent food! Bartender was really nice and helpful! Waitress was terrific too! Plenty of tasty grinds!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Puueo_Lineman
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Hilo, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Hilo, Hawaii
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent food! Bartender was really nice and helpful! Waitress was terrific too! Plenty of tasty grinds!

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New York, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Side Street inn is celebrated and ridiculed. It is by no means haute anything. This "local-style" near-dive is an amazing way to understand the food ethos in Hawaii. "Locals" (as locals call themselves) who want to eat what tastes good to them come here to eat, and in droves -- and they do that at many other places, so this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a perfect family style restaurant with lots of local food and very friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is very popular but doesn't take reservation for after 7pm, but it's worth just walk in and wait cause it's a good experience. The room was filled with local people so makes a different taste from lots of tourist restaurants in Waikiki.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Oahu. The pork chops, side style fried rice, boneless kalbi, lots of good stuff on their menu. And don't forget the deep fried chicken gizzards... excellent pupu to wash down with a mai tai.

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went for lunch and it was more than we could eat. Loved the food. Not sure how crowded it is at night, but for lunch was just right.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Looking for a good local restaurant we asked our driver to suggest a few places and he immediately suggested side street inn. Easy to locate with good parking lots adjacent we arrived around five, famished from a day if snorkeling, reservations are strongly recommended. Because we were early they were able to fit us in. Menu is entirely Ala Carte.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I have a local friend who took us here for dinner. It was the best food we had on our entire trip. Everything was fresh, cooked perfectly, and had incredible flavor. I think about it every few weeks and my trip was months ago!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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