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“Fast service but nothing memorable” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giovanni Pastrami

Giovanni Pastrami
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Ranked #134 of 2,326 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Helumoa
Transit: Parking at the Wyndham Hotel, adjacent to the restaurant on Lewers Street. Lunch parking 11:00am-3:00pm free with validation. 6:00am-6:00pm flat rate $3 with validation. After 6:00pm, $6 for four hours with validation.
Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fast service but nothing memorable”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

When every place within a block had a wait of an hour or more there was no wait here. Wonder why if they are half empty the hostesses repeatedly pass by prime seating and only offer squished uncomfortable seating next to the kitchen door that no one waants. Food arrived quickly but was nothing memorable. Pizza, fries and turkey reuben tasted bland but edible. Definitely not the quality of any true NY style deli. Also agree with the fact the waitresses act (and may I suggest dress) like strippers. There were several very intoxicated patrons at the bar whose conversations were nothing short of yelling back and forth.

Visited June 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We ordered a pizza to take back to our room at the Embassy Suites across the street. The pizza was delicious and we received friendly service at the restaurant. It was a little pricey at ~$22 for a large pizza, but is was reasonable for a vacation meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Muscatine, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Went to lunch here on our honeymoon in Honolulu. We walked by one day and my husband couldn't get pastrami out of his head. So we went there for lunch.

I had the triple play (3 most popular items - tomato bacon and avocado benedict, coconut mac-nut pancakes with strawberries, and loco moco). My husband had the pastrami reuben. Our food was tasty.

But they got my husband's drink order wrong, after they had come back to our table to double check what he asked for (Mt. Dew - nothing complicated). We never got a refill on our drinks despite finishing them rather quickly. And once our food arrived, no one checked on us.

Expect to have to flag down a server if you need something...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katie W
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Pensacola, Florida
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good service & atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our appetizers weren't that great but the drinks were good and the service was good. If you are looking for a nice bar type spot this would be a nice place to check out.

Visited May 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

great food and great value, friendly staff, clean and fast. if you want to watch the AFL in Honolulu they usually have it up on one of the 100 TV's

Visited May 2013
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