There’s nothing like a good picnic, or a much needed visit to Town, to make an already gorgeous summer day all the more fabulous. Though there are an ample number of restaurants I love and frequent, and even more that I’m still yearning dying to try (I’m late, but Marukame Udon, Yakitori Yoshi, Sushi Sasabune, Nanzan GiroGiro, Le Bistro, Broadway, and Cream Pot, to name just a few), I must say Town is definitely one of my favorites.
A winsome little spot, quietly located in Kaimuki and unpresumptuous in its demeanor, Town exudes a rustic ambiance with modish flare. Their food focus is on locally-grown or locally-available produce, their slogan being “local first, organic whenever possible, with Aloha always.” With their seasonally updating menu, there are always fresh and magical choices to accentuate the best that bountiful Hawaii has to offer.
Their menu reads like a list of ingredients and just as the ingredients they use, it is all very simple and clean. Town assembles the freshest ingredients of right here, right now so that their purest flavors are preserved, brought forth, and naturally-enhanced in these unadulterated dishes. Their salad of ma’o organic lettuces with pancetta, grape tomatoes, manchego, and walnuts exemplifies this perfectly. Their hand-cut pasta and kuahuwi grass-fed burger (served alongside the most wildly addictive french fries, ever) are also must-try’s. While the prices may be somewhat on the steeper side, it is more than reasonable when considering the quality of work employed in being one of Hawaii’s leaders in advocating “Local FIRST” in the food and beverage industry and for the quality of thought and preparation evident in their culinary execution.
Honolulu, HI 96816 (808) 735-5900