Town. Opened in 2005, stylish Town remains a hot spot for Honolulu's creative class and farm-to-table diners. Chef-owner Ed Kenney and his partner Dave Caldiero offer a Mediterranean-eclectic menu ranging from hand-cut pastas and refreshing composed salads (pastas and salads) to clean preparations of fish and meat (polenta with egg and asparagus or buttermilk panna cotta). Get a bunch of tasting plates to share—ahi tartare on risotto cakes and mussels in a fennel-Cinzano
broth are instant winners—or go big with dishes such as opah (moonfish) in a Meyer-lemon-butter sauce and pork belly with salsa verde and polenta. If you're a vegetarian, ask for the bountiful veggie plate, which isn't on the menu. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, too. 3435 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, Honolulu, HI, 96816. 808/735–5900. www.townkaimuki.com. Reservations essential. Closed Sun.