TK Yamada, who spent more than a decade working and roasting for other cafés, now has his own spot with an extraordinarily pleasant lānai.
New eats: Side Street Inn on Da Strip
Waiting for Side Street
By John Garcia
Side Street Inn’s new location on Kapahulu has been busy every single night since opening in late July, and it hasn’t died down yet. You can see the line while driving by. My first impression: The place is packed — make reservations unless you want to wait.
Second impression: Parking around the old Hawaiian Dredging building, where SSI on Da Strip occupies a ground-floor space, is a bear. If you go, you’ll have to find street parking or valet at $5 a pop. Not bad if you plan on staying a while with friends. Probably best to carpool.
Side Street Inn on Da Strip
614 Kapahulu Ave.