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“An Italian restarurant run by Japanese-Americans? You're joking.”

Happy Valley Pasta and Pizza
Ranked #417 of 2,540 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Order a Japanese beer, a small Ceasar's salad for each of you, share a glass of the house Chianti, and split a Margarita Pizza. Yes, a "Margarita Pizza" in a restaurant where the crew is Japanese. It was great! The price was right. This place is a 20 minute stroll past the zoo and towards Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

With the mixed reviews on Yelp, I was wary of service and inconsistant food quality. I should not have. Good service, not over bearing in a friendly manner. Loved the carrot salad-- a greens and julienne carrots in a light marinade--so refreshing. We had a karaage chicken pizza and it was very nicely prepared. Portions are not big, and the pizza is designed for 1 person to eat. This is a japanese take on italian food, so the food is delicate in flavors and attractively presented.

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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Dumb GPS. We were supposed to go to Teddy's Burgers, but they led us to this place. We have 2 little kids, and they were not in the mood for a burger anyway. We had the Karaage chicken appetizer, came with good fries that satisfied my little ones. The chicken was chunks of white meat seasoned with ginger and something else, then deep fried. Was pretty good. Not battered for a change, and enjoyed the "chicken nuggets'.

2 pizzas - the vegetarian, which had corn and broccoli, and also a margharita pizza. Both had a line of pesto on top, which was very nice. Added a nice taste to both pizzas for a change. The crust was good too.

Had the fire rock pale ale, which was "eh".

Liked the place. Happy the GPS was wrong. By the way, it was about 3/4 full, and there was a steady stream of locals coming in- a good sign.

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Thank pw0867
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Excellent food. We stumbled upon this place while walking back from Diamond Head. They have a special at lunchtime (11-2) that includes free salad and non-alcoholic beverage with any pizza/pasta purchase. Three of us left full and satisfied for about 12 bucks each. (Bill was 34 dollars). They have a basil pesto swirl on their pizza which provides a nice fresh flavor. A nice change from the crowded chain restaurants along Kalakaua/kuhio. A bit off the main strip but well worth a visit.

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Thank bob h
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Cheap and cheerful. A nice cold beer for $1.50 after a nice workout climbing Diamond Head and a lovely pasta and pizza lunch to go with it. Pleasant service and a shock at how low the bill was! Just outside Waikiki and worth the trip.

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Thank Laureeeta18
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