Stage

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Service: The service was fantastic at Stage restaurant in Hawaii. The waiters were extremely attentive and we didn’t have to wait for water, bread, wine or any of our needs during the dinner. Our waiter was also very knowledgeable about wine and the menu and really helped us narrow down our decisions during our meal.

Food: Yummy! the food has fenise, creativity and is delicious. Its so rare in Honolulu to be surprised by the food and you are while dinning at Stage at the Design Center. The menu is Scandinavian-m0dern with a touch of Fusion. In addition to a prefix menu  they also have a terrific happy hour Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm. All the menu items are only $5 each and they also have various drink specials starting at $8. PLUS on Tuesday all bottles of wine are 50% OFF which is hard to beat. They also start you off with an Amuse Bouche which is always lovely and surprising!

Favorite Dishes: Stage Hamachi Sashimi (inspiring dish!), Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, Braised Short Ribs, Chicken, King Salmon, 4 course tasting menu (with entree’s of Miso Butterfish & Filet Mignon pictures of menu below), and of course the wine & bread!

Atmosphere: The ambiance at Stage is nice. The restaurant has high ceilings and interesting artwork. One of the most unique pieces of the restaurant are that they have different tables and chairs which is kind of artistic and trendy. The restaurant has wall to wall windows which overlook Kapiolani blvd which isn’t the best view but does give the atmosphere a spacious feeling.

Consistency: Both times we have gone were delicious but the menu had changed pretty dramatically so we promise to update this section again when we go again to keep you posted.

Parking: Parking is easy at the Honolulu Design Center. Its free which is always nice and has a full floor of parking available. If you go for a busy event night you might have more problems but during times like this they typically add a valet services. No need to get a validation at the restaurant as you dont need to take a ticket upon entry.

Price: ($23-$32) per Entree
Corkage Fee $25 per Bottle
Reservations Recommend
Take Out 
Available
Happy Hour!
Special Events & Entertainment 

Address:
1250 Kapiolani BlvdHonolulu,
HI 96814
2nd Floor Honolulu Design Center
Tel: (808) 237-5429
Website: http://www.stagerestauranthawaii.com/

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday to Friday
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dinner
Monday to Saturday
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Happy Hour
Monday – Friday
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sundays
Closed

Amuse Bouche at Stage Hawaii

Truffel Amuse Bouche

Stage honolulu restaurant Amuse Bouche

Ahi Amuse Bouche

Stage Hamachi Sashimi picture

Stage Hamachi Sashimi

Beet & Goat cheese Salad from Stage Honolulu restaurant

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Miso Butterfish from Stage menu

Miso Butterfish

Stage Honolulu Filet Mignon Picture

Filet Mignon

 

Chart House Waikiki

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Service: The service was applaudable at the Chart House in Waikiki. From the hostess to the table back the staff really was professional, friendly and worked like a well oiled machine. We never had empty water glasses or dishes on the table the whole night and it was really refreshing. They also gave us a complementary Mudd Pie since it was me and my wifes one year anniversary which was delicious and very thoughtful.

Food: The food was delicious and we ate every single morsel of food they put in front of us. The menu has traditional items you would expect to have at a steakhouse including lots of seafood and proteins. The food was really flavorful and worth the price (the Alaskan crab legs where a bit steep at $66.50 for 4 claws but they where super tasty and if you are looking to treat yourself for a special occasion go for it). We recommend getting a few appetizers and sharing with the table to try a few different items. One nice thing to point out is each entree comes WITH a starter salad or soup and side dishes one starch and one vegetable which is really nice and not a-typical for steakhouses who charge ala cart for these items. Finally they also have happy hour from opening to 7pm and 10pm to closing so its a great place for afterwork or late night pupus and drinks with friends.

Favorite Dishes: Sizzling Szechawn Shrimp, Escargot, Whole fried fish (yummy could have eaten two), Crab Claws (great but very expensive $5 per a bit), and the Chart House Waikiki Mudd Pie (best we have ever had!).

Atmosphere: The atmosphere at Chart House is just fantastic. The restaurant is right on the water and overlooks the yacht harbor in Waikiki. Its beautiful to watch the boats during the day and at night. The decor is old hawaiianan and the inside of the restaurant is dressed in warm wood tones. Some nights they have live entertainment and ALWAY a full bar! One positive note is that the restaurant is large enough so intimate diners don’t have to be bothered by the rowdy bar goers.

Consistency: We haven’t been to eat at the chart house in a long time but have had good pupus and drinks in the past few years. However, with this surprisingly great dinning experience it won’t be long until we go again.

Parking: The chart house has a parking garage which validates and they also have metered parking out front.

Price Range: Medium-High ($19,95-$69.50) per Entree
Corkage Fee $20 per Bottle
Reservations Accepted & Recommended
Take Out Available

Happy Hour & Daily Specials! 

Address:
1765 Ala Moana
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 638-2471
Website:
http://www.charthousehonolulu.com/index.html

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room: Monday–Thursday, 5:45 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Happy Hour (everyday)- Opening to 7:00pm & 10:00 pm to Closing
Lounge Opens
Monday thru Friday 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 5:00 pm
Closes:
Sunday–Thursday, 12:30 a.m. (Food Served until 11:30 p.m.)
Friday & Saturday, 2:00 a.m. (Food Served until 12:30 p.m.)

chart house waikiki escargot

Escargot

chart house waikiki restaurant sizzling shrimp

Sizzling Shrimp

chart house waikiki clams

Clams

chart house whole fried fish

Whole Fried Fish

Chart House Alaskan King Crab

Alaskan King Crab

Chart House Waikiki Mudd Pie

Mudd Pie

 

Uncle Bo’s

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Service: The service was really excellent at Uncle Bo’s on Kapahulu. The waitress was a real pro, full of smiles and very candid. She was on top of her game and didnt miss a beat from the moment we sat down till the moment we paid the check. In fact, we had a coupon and forgot to read the fine print indicating we had to come after 8pm she spoke to the manager on our behalf (so we could redeem our voucher) and we really appreciated all her help and attentiveness. The only not so memorable in a good way service was the hostess who tried to seat us in the back room because we didnt have a reservation. The restaurant had plenty of empty tables out front so it was a bit particular that we had to ask a few times not to site in the dark, cold back of the restaurant especially when arriving for dinner so early at 6:30pm. The manager finally interviewned and told her she could seat in front with everyone else! ha ha ha

Food: The food was not so great at Uncle Bo’s its average but nothing really stands out as delicious or memorable which you look for from a restaurant and keeps you coming back time and time again. Everything we ordered was very overly sweet including the Baby Back Ribs, Clams and Pork Kabobs. You can find a good assortment of pupu’s, pastas, pizzas, seafood & poltry entrees at Uncle Bo’s with a asian-pacific meets italian theme to it. We also ordered a “Crab  Salad with Avocado” but where disappointed when it only had 3 small little pieces of crab a few pieces of avocado and the rest was all ham and a traditional cob salad. It was very boring and miss marketed for sure. The best thing we ordered was the Spicy Tuna Wraps, they where creamy and very tastily but not even remotely spicy.  

Favorite Dishes: Spicy Tuna Wraps

Atmosphere: The atmosphere at Uncle Bo’s is nice. The restaurant has high ceilings and interesting artwork. The restaurant used to be Anti pastas so one wall has some interesting stanglass windows with garlic and other italian themed pictures covering it. The feel is trendy especially with the dark walls, floor and hanging chains. The front of the restaurant is lovely, however, the back of the restaurant has a completely different ambiance with low ceilings and rather dark / constricted. Our recommendation is to make a reservation and request the front seating area or go another time. The bar only has about 4-5 stools so its more of a place to mingle while waiting for a table than to grab a quick bite.

Consistency: We go to Uncle Bo’s every once and a while but it has been about a year since the last time we went. We are not particular impressed any time we have been with the food but it was convenient with the kapahulu location and late hours to grab pupus with friends, however, now that the new Side Street opened down the street i’m sure we will not be back to Uncle Bo’s for a good  long while (the pork chop at side street is to die for!).

Parking: Uncle Bo’s does not have free parking but there is a small private parking lot right next to the restaurant which costs $5 or you can find metered street parking which is free after 6pm and usually pretty easy to come by at night. If you have troubles across the street is another paid parking lot with ample spots as well.

Price Range: Medium ($12-$27) per Entree
Corkage Fee $10 per Bottle
Reservations Accepted & Recommended
Take Out Available

Address:
559 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel: (808) 735-8311
Website: http://www.unclebosrestaurant.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: Dinner – 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

uncle bo's crab and avocado salad

Crab & Avocado Salad

Uncle Bo's clams restaurant review

Clams

Uncle bo's ahi bites

Spicy Ahi Wrap

uncle bo's baby back ribs

Baby Back Ribs

uncle bo's kebabs

Pork Kebabs

uncle bo's restaurant

Decor

 

Blue Water Grill

Overall Review: Cork

Service: Yikes…. the service was terrible at Blue Water Grill in Hawaii Kai. The evening started out with us calling and booking a reservation at 7:30pm that night. When we arrived we where informed that it would still be at least 30 minutes before we could be seated. I inquired why they didn’t tell us to come at 8pm if there where busy and the hostess was frazzled and didn’t really have an answer… hummmm get it together guys! Then once we where finally seated an hour later not only was the restaurant empty (like tables everywhere) but our waiter was less than impressive and kept forgetting things or was MIA for most of the evening.

Food: The disappointments kept on coming when we received our food. By the time we where seated both the local fresh fishes dishes they where out of as well as the lamb. They blamed all the issues on the Groupon deal they did but we felt that they should have been more “on their game” knowing that their deal was expiring July 4th and that MAYBE this weekend people would come and use the GC before it expired!! The food was lack luster, under seasoned and overall pretty bad. The salmon came with mushy and overcooked rice, the ribs where dry and served over a watery slaw which made all the french fries wet, the Filet Mignon was cut into two thine pieces of meat (not a thick piece like it should be) and even our friends hamburger which is impossible to screw up wasn’t so great. 

Favorite Dishes: Seafood-Artichoke Dip, and our drinks.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere is the best thing going for the Blue Water Grill. The restaurant is overlooking the water / harbor of Hawaii Kai and has a beautiful view. The is an ideal place to go for drinks and to watch the sunset. The decor is warm inside with high ceilings and light wood floor and fixtures.

Consistency: We have only been once so far and will never go again. If we do for some strange reason we promise to update this section.

Parking: Blue Water Grill has free parking out front if you are lucky enough to find a spot. The parking lot is in the Hawaii Kai shopping center and is shared with all the other restaurants & vendors including Safeway, The Shack and many others.

Price Range: High ($20-$30) per Entree
Corkage Fee $20 per Bottle
Reservations Accepted (but even if you have one you may still have to wait!)
Take Out Available

Address:
377 Keahole St
Honolulu, HI 96805
Tel: (808) 395-6224
Website:
www.bluwatergrillhawaii.com

Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner:
Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Happy Hour – Monday to Fridays 3:00-6:00 p.m. daily.

 

Blue grill restaurant review

Seafood-Artichoke Dip

Blue grill mango-guava baby back ribs

Baby Back Ribs

blue grill hawaii kai salmon

Salmon

 

Roy’s

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Service: The service is top notch at Roy’s. From the moment you arrive till your exit from the restaurant you are treated as a prince / princess. The waiters are attentive, courteous, and extremely professional at this 5 start dinning establishment.

Food: The food is modern asian pacific cuisine and items you can expect to find on the menu are Sushi, Salads, Seafood, Meats and of course desserts. The fresh fish is sensational and truly captivates the essence of the islands. The meats are also very tender and the short ribs just fall off the bone. There hasn’t been anything we have tried on the menu that we sent back or didn’t think was terrific. Another nice touch is instead of giving you a big basket of bread to start  you receive a bowl of well seasoned edamame which is a nice light start to your decadent meal.

Favorite Dishes: Beef Carpaccio, Baby Back Ribs, Salads, Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish (OMG delicious!!), Short Ribs (Fantastic!), Chocolate Soufflé, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Atmosphere: The ambiance at Roy’s in Waikiki is stunning. Both the inside and outside seating area’s are and tropical feeling. The art is also asian influenced which ties into the dinning experience very well. The inside area is rather large but has good acoustics. The only negative thing the restaurant was freezing cold. The outside is much more casual feeling and also has a bar which is perfect for some pupu’s or drinks while enjoying Waikiki.The Hawaii Kai location is in Hawaii Kai and has a similar decor. The restaurant is located upstairs and is also lovely.

Consistency: The consistency at Roy’s is fantastic. Each time you come you can be sure to have a delicious dish with the same amount of food, seasoning and taste as you remembered it.

Parking: Roy’s has validated parking at the hotel around the corner on Beach Walk at the Embassy suites for $6 for 4 hours (you can forget about finding street parking! don’t even try… its not happening). At the Hawaii Kai flagship location you can park for free at that Hawaii Kai Towne Center.

Price Range: High ($24-$33) per Entree
Corkage Fee $25 per Bottle
Take Out Available
Reservations Accepted & Recommended

Address
Roy’s – Honolulu (Hawaii Kai)
6600 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, HI 96825
Tel: (808) 396-7697

Roy’s – Waikiki Beach
226 Lewers Street
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 923-7697
Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Hours of Operation:

Hawaii Kai: Dinner Only
Mon – Thu: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fri: 5:30 p.m – 10 p.m.; Sat: 5 p.m – 10 p.m.; Sun: 5 p.m – 9:30 p.m.

Waikiki Location: Lunch & Dinner
Daily: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Hawaiian Style Misoyaki Butterfish Roys Waikiki Restaurant Review

Misoyaki Butterfish

Opah From Roy's in Waikiki Restaurant Review

Chinese Opah

Salad


Mai Tai’s Bar

Overall Review: CorkCorkCork

Service: The service is hit or miss at Mai Tai’s Bar in the Ala Moana Shopping Center but typically (during the day and early evening) its pretty good. Only when it gets late at night does it get a bit harder to get good service as it gets so packed. That being said, more than one time has our pizza come out cold or later than all the other dishes but whenever you complain they always are quick to rectify the mistake by getting you a replacement item fired ASAP and then taking the dish off your bill which is really excellent service and absolutely does make you feel alot better about the whole situation. The reason we think is because they share a kitchen with Forest Gump so the waiters have to travel a farther distance between retrieving the food and servicing the guests.

Food: The food is good for typical bar food and they have a playful assortment of local favorites and standard bar items like seafood appetizers including popcorn & coconut shrimp, ceviche, ahi, sliders, salads, sandwiches , and great flatbread pizzas on the menu. For a great deal on drinks and pupu’s you have two chances for Happy Hour everyday from 4pm-7pm and then again from 8pm-11pm. Happy Hour deals include $4 Martinis, Wine, on the Rocks $3-$8 Pitchers of Beer and $5 select appetizers

Favorite Dishes: Flatbread Pizzas, Avocado Spring Rolls, Sliders, and Edamame

Atmosphere: The atmosphere at Mai Tai’s is wonderful. They have the perfect outdoor but indoor seating and it really relaxing and a great place to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful Hawaii weather during the day and the night. The tables and decorations have a Tiki & Hawaiiana theme and the waitresses all sport matching aloha wear outfits which brings the whole ambiance of the restaurant up a notch.

Consistency: Mai Tai’s is pretty consistently good. As mentioned before they also have a tendency to bring out the food not completely hot so be prepared for that (and remember to send it back!). Other than that they have great food, a full bar and a consistently cool atmosphere to be enjoyed!

Parking: Mai Tai’s has lots of free parking because it is located on the top floor of the Ala Moana Shopping Center making this a great place to meet after-work or anytime for some drinks and pupu’s with friends.

Price Range: Low ($7-$12) per Entree
No BYOB Allowed
Reservations Not Accepted
Take Out Available

Live Local Music Twice A Day Every Day
4pm – 7pm & 9:30pm – 12:30am

Address:
1450 Ala Moana Blvd • Honolulu, HI 96814
4th Floor, Ocean Side
Tel: (808) 947-2900
Website: h
ttp://www.maitaibar.com/honolulu/about.php

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
NFL Sundays 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Happy Hour Everyday: 4-7pm & 8pm -11pm

 

Mai Tai's restaurant in Ala Moana review

Garlic Edamame

BBQ chicken flat bread pizza from Mai Tai's in honolulu

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Outdoor bar in Ala Moana

Decor

 

Lulu’s Waikiki

Overall Review: CorkCork

Service: The service is pretty good at Lulu’s. However, both times we have been recently they got our order wrong. They always correct the dish with lots of apologies but still its annoying to wait for your food to come out while everyone else at the table has lunch / dinner. It’s either the servers or the kitchen line but it shouldn’t be hard to make a salad without dressing!

Food: The food is run-of-the-mill American food. It’s not really exciting or always very good but its inexpensive and they have something on the menu for everyone. Menu selections include great appetizers to share with table, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas, steaks and seafood, etc. They also serve traditional breakfast with omelets, pancakes, local favorites like Loco Moco (and keep a few breakfast items on the lunch menu for those late risers which is considerate).

Favorite Dishes: Kalua Pork Nachos, Chicken Tenders, Grilled Chicken Sandwhich, Mahi Mahi Sandwhich, Grilled Island “Catch” Salad, Long Island Cobb Salad, and the Cajun Fries.

Atmosphere: We really like the atmosphere at Lulu’s in Waikiki! The ambiance is by far the best thing going for this restaurant along with its location. The restaurant is on the second story with large windows and a fantastic unobstructed view of the ocean & Waikiki strip. The palm trees are beautiful and its a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunset with friends for a causal lunch, dinner or pupu’s after work.

Consistency: The consistency is not so good. It’s rare they don’t get an order wrong or put a different ingredient on your dish from the last time you went. In fact, last time we ordered the Mahi Mahi sandwich and salad and they used Swordfish which was the “Fish of the Day” on both so either someone got confused or they ran out and figured we where tourists and wouldn’t notice. I mean they should at least point it out some people don’t eat Swordfish and may appreciate the opportunity to change their order for something else in stock.

Parking: The only place you can park even close to Lulu’s is in the Kapiolani beach park right across the street. Don’t forget they replaced the meter parking with the pay ticket station so their is no need to bring a bucket of quarters with you anymore (TIP: the machine only accepts credit cards).

Price Range: Low-Medium ($10-$24) per Entree
NO BYOB
Reservations Not Accepted (Expect for large parties)
Take Out Available

Address:
LULU’s WAIKIKI
2586 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
aloha@lulushawaii.com
Tel: (808) 926 – 5222
Website:
http://www.luluswaikiki.com/

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 7 a.m. – 4 a.m.
Serving Breakfast (7am-11am), Lunch (11am-5pm) and Dinner (5pm-11pm)

Lulu's restaurant in waikiki fish salad picture

Fish Salad

Lulu's restaurant in waikiki fish sandwhich picture

Mahi Mahi Sandwhich

Mariposa

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Service: The service is very professional at Mariposa. The staff is very well trained they hire excellent  servers for the most part. They give you just enough attention that you feel taken care of but not rushed. You absolutely must have a reservation during rush lunch hour (12-1pm)  if you don’t want to wait for a table for ages.

Food: The food is used to be better at Mariposas! We used to think that everything and anything you order was cooked and seasoned to perfection but lately its been so-so and its harder to find something that you want to order on the menu. The menu consists of American and Asian-Pacific classics like Salads, Sandwiches, Pasta, Fresh Fish and other seasonal delights. Also Mariposas treats each diner to a little sip of turkey consomme followed by a huge flaky and delicious popover to hold you over before your appetizers / entree make their debut (these are still very good). They also removed our favorite passionfruit non-sweetened ice tea from the menu which was disappointing. Our advice is go for lunch and stick to the salads!

Favorite Dishes: Crab Salad, Applewood Salmon Salad, Mariposa Burger,  Lobster BLT, and Seared Diver Scallops.

Atmosphere: I just love the ambiance at Mariposa’s and Nieman Marcus in general. The restaurant is located on the third floor and has a beautiful view of Ala Moana beach park and ocean. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating which is nice for versatility. The restaurant is large and in-charge with tropical vibrant art and beautiful ceiling fans. The moment you walk into Mariposa you feel like you are in a luxurious and tropical hot spot of food and culture. I find lunch a nicer overall experience than dinner – the day light and the lunch crowd are more casual and its an overall more pleasant experience than dinner.

Consistency: Again lately Mariposa hasnt been so memorable. Its been consistntly ok but the atmopshere is amazing and we still enjoy going. I hope that it returns to its usual mouth watering food. I think they need a menu refresh and until that happens we are lowering them from a 4 star to a 3 star.

Parking:Parking is as easy as pie since Mariposa is located at the Ala Moana Shopping Center in Nieman Marcus. Literally you can enter the mall from any entrance point and find ample   parking somewhere – best news it’s free! Another option if you are looking to impress someone or late for a date you can use the valet service offered at Nieman Marcus.

Price Range: Medium ($14-$24) per Entree
Corkage Fee $25 per Bottle
Reservations Recommended
Take Out Available
Hale ‘Aina Award Winner!

Address:
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel: (808) 951-3420
Website: /
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/info/store.jhtml?storeId=31/AM&rest=200074&_requestid=27352

Hours of Operation:
Open for Lunch & Dinner Daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m

Mariposa restaurant review in hawaii by private chef ryan covert

Shrimp Salad

Mariposa Crab Salad

Crab Salad

Mariposa restaurant review in hawaii

Seafood Pasta

Mariposa Salmon Entree

Salmon

 

Indigo’s

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Service: Service is always pleasant at Indigo’s. The staff wears cool Balinese looking uniforms which match the decor of the restaurant which is always fun. The bar tenders in particular are always very attentive and make the best drinks! overall the staff is very good unless you go on First Friday when the crowds take over.

Food: The food at Indigo’s is a bit of a mesh between Asian, Mediterranean and French with an modern island spin. The menu has a good variety of dishes including interesting hot appetizers, salads, fish, and poultry – It is recommended to go for lunch and try the buffet instead of going for dinner. The lunch menu is very limited but if you get the buffet it is a good deal and you won’t be disappointed (note you cannot order from the dinner menu at lunch). They also have one of the most fantastic happy hours in town with over 30 Martinis to choose from all for only $4. It truly is Martini Madness and a great place for Pau Hana with friends after work (beers $3 and discount on Appetizers as well).

Favorite Dishes: For Lunch – Roasted Tomato Garlic Crab Soup (YUM!), or the best is to get the $15.95 lunch buffet – delicious assortment of cooked vegetables, seasonal composed salads, fresh fish, chicken, noddles, potatoes, pizza, hummus and at times warm appetizers. For Dinner – Tempura Ahi Roll, Watercress Salad, and Steamed Fish with Sizzling scallion oil

Atmosphere: Love Love Love the atmosphere at Indigo’s! Its so unique that nothing on the island compares to it. The restaurant has various seating areas all showcasing a different experience. The main dinning area has high ceilings and very modern tropical art & furniture. My personal favorite is the outdoor patio seating which feels a bit like Bali and you can enjoy a glass of wine as you can gaze over the garden outside. There are also two other bar areas and the Green Room is a wonderful place to meet friends after work and enjoy happy hour (Martinis to dye for! – big and cold) or for the late night crowed they have a dance room in the back.

Consistency: Lunch and Happy Hour are consistently terrific at Indigo’s. Great place to take an out of town guest if you go downtown for any reason!

Parking: Yup parking is not pleasant downtown but there are ample municipal parking structures you can select from. The cheapest one is located on Beretania on the right hand size of the street right after you pass Nuuanu Street (NOTE: this parking garage closes at 12pm and your car will be locked in so if you park here – make it an early night). Also Indigo’s has a valet service for $5-$6 dollars which is attractive at night when its harder to find a parking space.

Price Range: Medium ($10-$22) per Entree
Corkage Fee $15 per Bottle
Reservations Accepted
Catering & Take Out Available

Happy Hour!

Address:
1121 Nu’uanu Avenue,
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 521-2900
Website:
www.indigo-hawaii.com
For more information on INDIGO catering please call 808.521.2900 or contact Bob Grossberger at Indigobob@hotmail.com.

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue-Fri: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Happy Hour
Tue-Fri: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Dinner
Tue-Thu: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Bar
Tue: 5 p.m. – Midnight
Wed-Sat: 5 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Closed Sun and Mon

Side Street Inn

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Service: The service is wonderful at the new Side Street Inn on Da Strip! from the moment the valet opened the car door, to the moment we were seated the service was excellent. The staff was smiling, happy, and down right pleasant through the entire meal. Its rare to find such good service and it commendable!

Food: The food is served family style so its the perfect place to go with lots of friends & family for pupus or dinner. The menu is very typical of a local style restaurant with lots of Asian and Island flavors, lots of meat dishes, appetizers and overall good grindz.  Each dish was served hot, fresh and in a timely manner so its no wonder the place was packed!

Favorite Dishes: Nalo Green Salad (big and delicious), Pork Chops, Hoisin BBQ Baby Back Ribs (all ribs are just delicious!), Garlic Soy Beans, and drum roll….Peanut Butter Crunch dessert. Sooooo freaken good!  (Tip: Don’t order the fried rice, its very heavy and not very crispy)

Atmosphere: The new side street in has a great atmosphere. The restaurant has ample seating and airy high ceilings prefect for absorbing all the noise. The Side Street in has both booth and table seating making it a very homey, bright and modern restaurant you can feel comfortable wearing anything in.

Consistency: We have only been to this new location once but the food is consistently tasty with the other Side Street Inn location on 1225 Hopaka St.

Parking: Oh the parking… yes not our favorite part of the evening seeing as the only convenient place to park is the valet service provided by the restaurant at a $5 fee without tip! Don’t get me wrong… I’ll pay for valet but if I eat at the restaurant I hope to get a better deal than $7-$8 per a visit. Of course you can always find free street parking on Kapahulu if your lucky.

Price Range: Medium ($8-$20-Market Price) per Entree
No BYOB Allowed
Reservations Recommended
Take Out Available

Address:
614 Kapahulu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 591-0253 or 596-8282
Website: www.sidestreetinn.com

1225 Hopaka St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Tel:(808) 591-0253 or 596-8282

Hours of Operation:
Hopaka St – Sunday – Saturday 2:00 pm – 2:00 am
Da Strip – Please call restaurant as hours for new location are TBD

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Steamed Fresh Fish

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Pork Chop