We went to Side Street based on TA reviews and from personal referrals. We ordered wing zings, lilikoi ribs, the famous fried rice, and the garlic chicken. The ribs, rice, and chicken were recommended by the waiter since they were the most popular dishes. There were six ribs were presented nicely but had very little flavor. I was trying to find the lilikoi flavor, but obviously missed it. They were tender but the flavor was nothing special. The rice was good, but not sure what is so special about it. The rice was your basic fried rice. Now for the biggest disappointment, the spicy garlic chicken. It was breaded and deep fried. The garlic flavor was overpowering and it was greasy and fatty. We prefer chicken breast meat and this dish was all dark meat. We barely ate it because of the heavy, greasy consistency. The restaurant was very crowded and very lively. The service was good and the waiter was knowledgeable about the food. This restaurant is highly rated by many sources, so we were expecting something great. I thought maybe it was something we ordered, but according to our waiter, we ordered their most popular items. This restaurant has a following, we just don't understand why? Parking is valet only and is a $5 charge.
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