|Specials on 6/17/11|
|Made our own 4-topping pizza: chicken, tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers|
The place was packed to the gills, with an extremely lively atmosphere. Despite the legions of people at lunchtime (roughly 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon on a Friday), the service was quite good. Friendly staff + fresh food = awesome.
I personally did not care for the sports bar and pub look. I found it too loud and dark to enjoy a good conversation with my friends. But I guess that's a sports bar/pub for you.
It may also be hard to find parking in this part of town. There is a parking lot nearby, but, of course, you will pay to park there because it's downtown Honolulu. Luckily for me and my friends, a friend's father can park in a nearby parking structure for free, so parking wasn't an issue this time.
Overall, JJ Dolan's lived up to the hype. A massive thumbs up on the pizza alone. It will be hard to top the pizza here (a virtual perfect score on that), but I can't see myself staying in that place long because it's just not a place for me to talk with people in general (I don't like raising my voice just to talk loud over other people or the TV). I may consider ordering pizza to go the next time I go there. 8/10