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Nico's Upstairs Bar Shot - Nicos Upstairs, Honolulu, HI

Nicos Upstairs

4.4
4.4
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Inspired by the rich history of Pier 38, Nico’s Upstairs is a place to gather that encompasses locally caught seafood, sourced by the renowned Honolulu Fish Auction, as well as featuring USDA Prime Steak. Our Executive Chef Drew Parker adds his own creativity to the menu by collaborating with Chef Nico Chaize, to create island cuisine using rustic French techniques.

Experience our cozy lounge setting inspired by a “home away from home.” Smokey wood accents with high industrial ceilings, glowing lights, and a majestic copper bar will allow our guests to unwind with ease. Seating in the dining room is spacious, and perfect for large parties or an intimate date night.
We are happy to offer a contemporary wine list with old-world treats, locally crafted beers, and captivating one-of-a-kind cocktails. Our team prefers reservations; however, walk-ins are always welcome!

Join us at the Pier for enticing food, finely crafted cocktails, and a Hawaiian sunset.
Parking is ample and free!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 550-3740

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Drew Parker

  • Neighborhood

    Kalihi-Palama

  • Cross street

    1129 N. Nimitz Hwy

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DB

    DarrellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was one of the best that I’ve ever had in a long time on island you guys nicked it out of the park, we loved everything even the prices were great. Thank you We will be back soon six stars!!!! Darrell Brooks
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food overall was very good Little disappointed in the heirloom tomato salad. Those were definitely cherry tomatoes. The French onion soup was very salty so we took it to go to eat later and add a little water We got there at 7:30 and entree came out around 9:20 so it was pretty late. Being that it’s their first week we will definitely go back to try the food again as the restaurant is beautiful
  3. S

    Star

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    View nice, server pleasant, food okay, atmosphere nice
  4. DK

    DonnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went early 5:30. Easy parking Not busy inside Super accommodating wait staff Food was awesome -
  5. BL

    BetsyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Very limited menu with fairly high prices with subpar food.
  6. S

    Stuart

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The menu was good, but very limited. I requested sweet & low or equal for my iced tea, but was given a container of sugar. The server then lied to me and said that it was sweet & low in bulk. It tasted like sugar and did not melt quickly lile artifical sweetener, so I know it was sugar.
  7. D

    Dondon

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is good but they need to carry bread for people who are used eating their dinner with it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and received great service. Ambience was awesome, prices weren’t too crazy. Only bad thing was that the food was all on the salty side. But we still enjoyed it
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday. The ambience is very pleasant. Wait staff were very nice and attentive. The brie appetizer, miso sea bass and angel hair pasta with scallops were excellent. Only the desserts were somewhat disappointing.
  10. N

    Nw25

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome service and attentiveness! Our scallops, salmon and steak were cooked to perfection. The drinks were also fantastic.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Had a wonderful time until the paying process. My debit card got denied twice. I called my bank company and they said there was no problem with my card. Luckily my daughter had cash.
  12. ST

    ScottT

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    After not being able to visit the venue for couple years it was really nice to be back. Good menu which made it hard to decide what to order but in the end our choices were great. Started out with escargot with toasted bread and salmon bbq sticks. Both were well seasoned but the salmon was a wonderful surprise. French onion soup was out of this world! And finally beer braised short ribs ! Everything well seasoned and wished I ordered wine as they have a nice list of reds! Got to go back again and tell more!!
  13. FC

    FrancoiseC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food with a very nice « French touch » ( Iam French) Good people working there Good view over the harbor at night ….love it !
  14. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Maybe the best Mai Tai on island. Food was tasty and large portions. Nice ambiance and harbor view.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant has a great open and soft lit atmosphere which was very inviting and comfortable. The menu is limited, which is fine, unless it’s not appealing to most. Entrees $40 plus which is steep, but I get it because it’s a new restaurant and cost a fortune to buildout. $25 for a 2 scallops halved (4 pieces) as an appetizer is also very steep. Other apps were not so appealing. Kimchee Brussel spouts we’re ok. Caesar salad was very good. Lobster bisque was good but more of a broth than a true bisque. I have nothing against a person piercing their face and nose, however when a server comes to my table with multiple face piercings it actually diminished my appetite. Why wouldn’t management ask all servers to remove such piercings when working? That was a big turn for myself and my date.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was sweet. Food was great. Nothing to complain about.
  17. AH

    AdamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine served in a modern but classy setting overlooking the pier. Cocktails were on point. Plenty of parking to.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Entrees were delicious and customer service was fantastic!
  19. K

    Kathleen

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely awesome experience! We have been living on Oahu for almost 2 years and just ran across this restaurant on OpenTable. We had no expectations going in but was pleasantly surprised, actually we were shocked at the hospitality and ambiance provided by the incredible staff of Nico’s Upstairs! I am NOT exaggerating when I say, this is now THE favorite for both my husband and I! The food: we ordered Salmon Lollipops and they were SO delicious!!! As was the Lobster Bisque and French Onion soup!! Our entrees were Steamed Salmon in place of Monchong… cooked to perfection, in a way that I have never experienced on island, mainland or any of the 13 other countries that I have visited. The flavor and juiciness made it hard to contain myself. My husband ordered Short Ribs and he complimented the meal the entire time he ate it, lol. We are both foodies, I hail from Athens, Georgia, as a mainland southerner, we are ALL about flavor and Nico’s hit the bullseye with every single part of our meal. I can not wait until our next date night, we will be right back! Thank you Nico’s, please continue to raise the bar!!! EXQUISITA!!! Sorry readers, I was preoccupied and did not take pictures. I definitely will next time and will update this post!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is amazing and we were so lucky to experience it a few days ago during their soft open. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary dinner which was just amazing. The food, environment, and customer service was top notch. I have already highly recommended this resturants to our good friends who live here as well as our friends back home in the mainland. We will definitely come back when we come back to visit.
  21. J

    Janks

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We used to love Nico’s Upstairs before they shut down so we were very happy they reopened. The food and drinks were amazing! The service was great!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu wasn’t large, but every item is given a large level of detail. Cocktails are given the same level of detail as the food. Top notch.
  23. DN

    DevieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we first walked in, it felt like you were entering a beautiful home. The decor and lounge spaces are relaxing and gorgeous as well as their spacious bar seating areas. Wonderful view, great servers. Spacious design. The food had so much flavor. They have the best appetizers on their menu like the Salmon Lollipops, Crispy Brie, Beer Battered Mushrooms were all delish! We watched the sunset.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, and food was even better! Great drinks selection.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Nicos Upstairs is rated 4.4 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Nicos Upstairs

1129 N Nimitz Hwy Honolulu, HI 96817

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1129 N. Nimitz Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    Kalihi-Palama

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Drew Parker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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