20 cheap eats for under $20 on Oahu
Finding authentic food at cheap prices in Oahu requires a little exploration and a touch of daring.
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Side Street Inn
Prices: $6.50 to $20
Side Street Inn is wildly popular with locals, especially local chefs. No one is more surprised than owner Colin Nishida, who likes to remind diners, "We're a bar that serves food. We're not a restaurant that serves alcohol." So go there to kick back with a few beers or to watch a game; the rambling, unassuming bar has 11 TVs and video screens. Nishida's creations arrive at the table in large dishes meant for sharing. Try the BBQ baby back ribs ($15) or the special fried rice ($10).
We loved. . . the happy clamor and local atmosphere.
We didn't love. . . finding the place. It's on a side street (natch) near Ala Moana Shopping Center.
Side Street Inn, 1225 Hopaka St., Honolulu; (808) 591-0253.