Side Street Inn’s second location on Kapahulu Avenue may be on a “main drag” and just minutes from Waikiki, but both of the iconic Hawaiian eateries maintain their reputations as the quintessential neighborhood bar serving up gourmet comfort food. Featured on the Travel Channel and Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” Side Street Inn offers a welcoming and relaxed environment that is perfect for enjoying a cocktail, a cold beer, and some hearty island-inspired cuisine.
Eat Like a Local (Famous or Not)
Side Street Inn in Honolulu gets its fair share of celebrities, from local television personas to celebrity chefs enjoying a break from their own kitchens. Whether you are a celebrity in your own right may yet to be seen, but it is easy to see why Side Street has such a devoted following of regulars. Folks come from across the island to feast on the comforting plates piled high with all your favorites, “just like mom used to make.” (Only better; don’t worry, we won’t tell!).
Feast on This at Side Street Inn
At Side Street the service is friendly, the staff is attentive, and the menu is exhaustive. Whatever your comfort food of choice, we promise they have it. Feast on pork chops and fried rice, chicken laulau, long rice chicken, and many more island classics. We think Side Street Inn‘s food is at its best when they get creative with island staples. Items like the Spicy Garlic Chicken, Lilikoi Ribs, Bone-in Kalbi Beef (marinated to perfection), and their award-winning Fried Rice will make a convert out of anyone who doesn’t believe Hawai‘i “diner” food can hold its own with foodies.
If you are looking for something lighter, the Nalo Salad, Avocado Salad, and the Farmer’s Salad are all bursting with fresh local produce and delicious house vinaigrette dressings, while the Ahi Poke and Pocho Clams are fresh and fantastic.
As the neighborhood bar, Side Street Inn is there for all NFL fans. They open their doors at 7am throughout the season, with delicious breakfast and drink specials running all gameday long.
Be sure to visit both locations, each equally convenient to Waikīkī. The original Side Street is next to Ala Moana Mall, while Side Street Kapahulu is on the Diamond Head side of Waikīkī. Both are open from 2pm until light (the kitchen closes at 10 or 11pm, depending on the day).