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Hosted by a few of Honolulu's best chefs, this restaurant opens only after their own kitchens shut for the day. Because Side Street Inn is located on the busy industrial side of town, it's a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. Contrary to what you would expect, the food is delicious and they serve big portions. Although high in calories, everyone is a fan of the tasty menu and that's why its sometimes hard to get a seat in this always-packed restaurant. Another definite reason to stop by is the commendable service. Side Street Inn even has karaoke nights and television sets for the sports fans, so go on and enjoy some local Hawaiian culture.
Due to a large Chinese population, the food in Chinatown restaurants is both authentic and delicious. This Chinatown restaurant is one of the best Dim Sum places in the islands. You can feast on all kinds of seafood and meat dishes at reasonable prices. A recommendation for dinner: Seafood with Shiitake Mushrooms and Scallops. This place is brightly lit with Cantonese-style decor, with animated Chinese conversations resounding from just about every table.
Nam Fong is more like a landmark as a restaurant that sells wonderful roasted items. Ask any one of the Chinatown regulars and they will tell you that Nam Fong is located at the heart of Chinatown mid-block along Maunakea Street between Hotel and North King Street. Surrounded by the likes of Chinese groceries, herbalists, restaurants and lei stands, it is easily identifiable by the ever present morning line. Locals will come from all parts of the island for a pound or two of crispy duck, roasted pork and shoyu chicken. There is paid parking lot across the street that is almost always filled, especially on Saturday mornings.