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Side Street Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ala Moana - Kakaako
As featured in 3 Days in Oahu
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1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4302
+1 808-591-0253
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 00:00
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stumbled across the place while out for a run and asked a fellow jogger about it. There were 6 of us on travel and I was able to talk them into going. This is by far the best kept secret in downtown Honolulu. This is a family style restaurant, each person should only order one item and share. There is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our taxi driver recommended this place, and he was right it was awesome! Tucked away we got a taxi here from Waikiki which was 13.00usd We ordered the fried chicken, ribs, fried rice, 2 steak dishes and couldn't finish it and you could of "rolled" us out of there! So cheap, so tasty, so quick and friendly service. It's no... More 

Thank Linda_12_10
Altus, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ridiculously good. Everything was outstanding! Whatever you do, don't miss fried rice. Incredible. Would have returned if we weren't leaving today. Order sparingly. Portions are huge. Do yourself a favor. Just go.

Thank kmartinusa
Bendigo, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner - ordered the Specialty fried chicken & fried rice with the works! Serving sizes are huge enough for 4 people. Don't let the outside or decor put you off - you won't regret eating there!!

Thank shanmc2016
Cypress, California
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174 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several friends independently recommended this place to us when they learned that we would be visiting Honolulu. We’re so glad they did! Food and service were great. It’s located just outside touristy Waikiki. Parking was relatively easy and the restaurant was not as busy as expected when we went to dinner on a Wednesday night. Apparently most patrons were local... More 

Thank LnS2004
Seoul, South Korea
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249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went last year when we visited. Actually 3 nights of our 7 night visit. Things ate just as good if not better. We had the Chinese chicken salad, house mixed rice and the special fish. Absolutely beyond delicious. Three of us and we still couldn't eat it all. If staying in Waikiki it's well worth the walk. If you... More 

Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place so much that we ate there everyday during our stay. We found the quality and the taste of the food to be exceptional. The value was definitely justifiable as we had another couple join us each time and still had doggie bags. The chicken, ribs, pork and fried rice were awesome👍🏽👍🏽

Thank deondrap23
San Rafael, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited Side Street Inn many years ago on the recommendation of a food writer and could not remember its name until my recent visit. It's a great local go-to restaurant. We went there two nights in a row. I wanted to try everything on their menu. Service with aloha, plenty of comfort food, large portions and everything we... More 

Thank Konakatonk
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with my young family. The portion sizes were excellent and we loved the food. The service was excellent- I wouldn't say it was overly cheap, but not expensive either. I would definitely try to return to. The local brew was one of the best beers I have had. This place is very low key so a noisy... More 

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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Side Street is famous with locals. The portions are huge. We tried the fried rice and the fried prok chops. Both were very good. You willneed a reservation during busy times.

Thank LankyOmaha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, American, Asian, Hawaiian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4302
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-591-0253

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Richmond, California
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Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?