When my daughter and I were heading to this place, she wondered out loud exactly where I thought I was taking her. The street it is on doesn’t really look much like a street; it more closely resembles a kind of disreputable alleyway where sleazy shadow figures conduct nefarious pursuits.
But the place, once you get there, is entirely worth anything you go through to get there. Great food, great ambience. We didn’t have to wait any time at all for a table, a phenomenon I have been told that is quite rare at the Side Street Inn since it is very popular among locals.
The food is abundant and served family style. I don’t think they realize yet there are other eating utensils in the world besides chopsticks and fingers. Nevertheless, eating salad with chopsticks only adds to the whole experience. We ate at a booth next to three guys who had just gotten off duty at another restaurant and ended up having a very fun badinage with them about Houston, Hawaii, and restaurant work. Side Street Inn is that kind of place. Unassuming, a little on the raucous side, and great food.over 6 years ago