Ryan's Grill
Ryan's Grill

Ryan's Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ryansgrill.com/
  • Phone: 8085919132x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eli Low
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kamakee St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered parking garage with valet available
A word from Ryan's Grill
In 1983, Ryan's changed the look of restaurants in Hawaii forever. Our signature open kitchen offers guests a view of the chef and his team preparing island favorites and American classics. Our mirrored bar is stocked with a hundred variations of elixirs used to create a variety of delectable cocktails. With our diverse menu, vibrant atmosphere and top-notch service team, Ryan's is a renowned favorite for not just locals, but military and mainland visitors alike.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Ryan's Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (47)good for groups (45)scenic view (31)kid-friendly (24)vibrant bar scene (24)special occasion (23)late-night find (20)fit for foodies (19)great for outdoor dining (17)neighborhood gem (16)great for brunch (14)hot spot (13)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great service, very good food
    KBayVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Three of us, retired teachers met for lunch; we all ordered different entrees which we liked very much and we had our same charming wait person Judy who remembered us from last month and remembered that I love the Key Lime pie and one of my old friends like the Espresso coffee. We will return next month and ask for Judy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    FooMoon
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Andrew was our server. Excellent. Professional, friendly, personable. He made our dining experience memorable. Food was good - wide variety to select from. Hope Ryan's and Kincaid's will stay in Honolulu if they ever have to move due to the premises being demolished to make room for condos. Ugh! Both restaurants are our favorite places to dine and both are in ideal locations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are regulars...
    Celebratefood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always great food, great service. Love the live music Saturdays.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something for everyone
    Kikomom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came to Ryan's for a family dinner and everyone was happy with their orders. We had calamari and jerk fries for starters and our dinner ranged from burgers to salads to full entrees. 2 of us have diet restrictions and allergies and still found suitable dinners. Key lime pie and chocolate lava cake were shared and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent service
    Happy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    2 of our party of 4 were celebrating birthdays - we rec'd birthday wishes from many of the staff, menu suggestions were appropriate, we all totally enjoyed our lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome ! !
    Darren
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was a awesome evening for me & my Date..Service was was awesome & we were well taking care of from our waiter....Window view was nice... I'll be back soon...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food great, service not so much
    alohaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I'm a Ryan's regular and this visit wasn't that great. We visited on a Sunday at ~1730 so it wasn't that crowded. In order to take advantage of the labor day happy hour special, we sat in the bar area.. We had to get our own utensils (from other tables) and went for a long time without any water. Additionally, the waitress (or maybe kitchen staff), completed one of our orders incorrectly so one of our dishes were not correct.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good place to eat and chat
    KBayVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Trying to reconnect with old friends whom I had not seen in months(?) and a meal and time for long chat to catch up on lives was "perefect" at Ryan's Grill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining
    dm5414
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a good dining spot. Great selection on the menu. Disappointing that they had ran out of the Salmon choices. Tried the Basil Crusted Ahi, sorry but I am not that much of a fan of Caujin Spices. I find most restaurants are too heavy with the spice coating. Did recall seeing anything about Caujin Spice, but I could have missed it being my 2nd choice since there was no Salmon. Overall it was a good dining experance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friend's lunch
    star
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Asked for and received table in less-crowded area. Server was attentive but didn't push us to order food. However, we had to ask for iced tea refills as they were not offered - maybe table a little out of server's view.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Work Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went to Ryan's Grill for a farewell lunch for a coworker. The food was amazing! I liked the fact that they had classic American food but gave it delicious new twist. The prices were reasonable and portion sizes were more than enough. I ordered the french onion soup! It was the best I have ever had! I've already told my husband that he is going to take me there soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pupus
    LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For the first time, we opted to dine in the Happy Hour lounge section of the restaurant and ordered off the pupu menu. We had the potstickers (excellent), the crab & artichoke dip (dip was excellent, the bread, not so much), kalua pork spring rolls (again, excellent), and calamari katsu (they should change the sauce). The prices were reasonable, and the quantity was just right for two people. We'll be baaaaaack.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for ladies' lunch...
    KBayVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had not seen each other for months and wanted to celebrate one of our birthdays, belatedly. Ryan's Grill turned out to be the perfect spot to meet and eat and talk and catch up on each others' lives. The birthday "girl" seemed pleased with her meal and crème Brulee for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively Venue
    poibboy52
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great for groups. Use Open Table for ease of reservations! Service is good, friendly hostesses and waiters. Bartenders are the best. Food selection is good, but dishes need more flavoring. Too boring.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Although we tipped 15%, service was fair. Server forgot to bring bread and did not come by for awhile to check on us. The food was ok. We were in a group and the consensus was that we would probably not go back to Ryan's again. Sorry....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place for lunch meet...
    KBayVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    ...with old old friends whom I had not seen in 14 years. Good ambience, great food choices, very personable server person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been Great! Remains Great!!!
    DenYuki
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've been going to Ryan's since the early 90s and its still a great place to meet and eat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    easy to make/get reservation, perfect for lunch and after hours drink
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fish!
    LovesYummyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordered the seared Opah for the first time, and it was yummy! Natalie, our server, was very attentive, even when she had several tables to serve. The wasabi mashed potatoes were interesting, but I couldn't finish them. Hubby especially enjoyed the guava/tamarind sauce on his BBQ ribs. He cleaned his plate. It was a beautiful day and the sunset was very romantic---postcard perfect. Will definitely be back, and often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    GinaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a great meal here, but not sure if I'd go out of my way to eat there again. The atmosphere was mediocre and the service was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Sistahs
    Sistahs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Fun mojito drinks, only had pupu food, was great. Went early so not crowded. Loved table next to window with ocean/Ala Moana Park view. Old time favorite place to go. Great location, good parking, been going there every so often for 20 years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    alohaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ryan's is like the local style Ruby Tuesday, in a good way. They have really good food for decent prices. The service is okay, I think it depends on what time you go (we went around 6:30PM). Great for kids. It's noisy so your kids can yell and scream and not really disturb the others around you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasant dining experience
    icecream1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Probably my favorite restaurant. I am never disappointed in the service or the food. It's good for groups or just two diners. I like the fact they they offer different menu items, as well as retaining their favorites (like the 3 salad sampler). Plus they are pretty flexible about making adustments to the food based on your preferences. (I am allergic to molds and seafood, so they will sub another serving of chicken salad in place of the maytag blue cheese salad in the 3 salad sampler) Our glasses are always filled. If our server is busy elsewhere, someone steps in to help. And they never try to rush us out the door, so old friends have a lot of time to catch up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!
    Jakeandbeer
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Veeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtrtrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodddddd
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's up with the rice?
    AboutTownVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I like Ryan's, venturing there at least twice to three times a month. It's in my neighborhood, convenient. The food is not bad. It's not gourmet, bit they do have some nice dishes as entrees. I usually find the fish to be very good. Of course, they are known for thei Happy Hour/bar menu, which is our "go to" eats. However, every so often we eat off the dinner menu. The only issue I had food wise was their rice. It was not what your typical local rice tastes like. It was like they used a pot on the stove to make it, not a rice cooker. Other than that the food was ok. I've had the pizza in the past and it was good as well. My suggestion, order fries as a substitute!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 sandwiches in one!
    HonGuyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went there for lunch. New item off of their fresh sheet was a pastrami & hamburger sandwich. You got it, a cooked to order hamburger patty, with pastrami slices above and below it. Then they add melted swiss cheese and sauerkraut. It really were my two favorite sandwiches in one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for friends
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ryan's is a good community grill, nice cocktail selection, delicious appetizers, and good entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best service, excellent attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    we had the absolute best service by Shenie. Wanted window seating for 4th of July on short notice - done. Wanted to change order from one salad to another - no problemo. Focaccio bread was nice and warm for seared ahi salad. Steak was overcooked but tender; so she had it replaced without our asking. It was my birthday and she brought me an haupia brulee - ono! I ordered a bottle of red wine, she brought it in an ice bucket - wonderful. How good does it get! Mahalo!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very terrific service
    kpno97VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We always receive great service but, our server this time, Cassie - was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed
    Hawkman50VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The service was not very good on this visit. We have been several times and this was disappointing. Sunday evening is free kids meals with adult purchases so it is a good time to go with a family. The happy hour house red wine was decent. The happy hour pupus were mixed. The chicken and pork lettuce wraps were not good. The calamari was ample and delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kenji
    Kenji12345
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wonderful service by the hostess and wait staff. Great Waldorf and three bean salads. PONZU sauce for the KAJIKI was exceptional as were the green beans.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Ryan's!
    Michelsnokaoi
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ryan's Grill is one of our very favorite places for a casual dinner with friends. The great selection of food and beverage means everyone can find something to suit their taste buds. Seating in the dining area is close enough to the bar to get a nice feeling of activity and sufficiently separated to allow for a sound level that suits conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • menu change
    Lissasembrace
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The menu has changed since the last time I had gone. The changes are okay - with the happy hour menu. I am so glad they still kept the Jamaican Jerk Fries. The buffalo wings that I love have changed a little but they are still yummy. I was disappointed to find that the pot stickers are now deep fried. I miss that gyoza style and the shoyu based sauce. Other than that - things were still fun as we celebrated our wedding anniversary a day early.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a great experience
    just4two
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My experience was great. The service was excellent. The food was good. I highly recommend Ryan for a quite dinner for two or as a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dining Experience!
    BreezerEats
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Ryan's Grill is well worthy of a great review. Everything I ordered for dinner had an interesting twist to it, and I mean that in a good way. The onion soup was great, not salty like many restaurants. The brandy and dry vermouth gave the soup a special flavor. The calamari was cooked to perfection and the Black Bean Aioli dipping sauce was unlike anything I've ever had. And finally, the ribs were some of the best I have ever had. The meat was very tender and the Guava-Tamarind glaze on the ribs was fantastic. If you are interested in having great food and are looking for something other than just another boring menu, Ryan's is for you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great place only negative was my duck which isn't steamed anymore making it hard and chewy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and improved
    foodman
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My wife and I use to go every Friday for lunch and drinks. Then their food started coming out inconsistent,their service was always friendly. We just went for Father's day brunch, service was friendly and attentive. But their food was outstanding. Best locomoco and my wife's steak was great. Will be going back soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friend zone
    Darlenesreviews
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in 10 years. The waiter had no problem with us spending 5 hours there catching up. I had the mango french toast. It was scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Two families had an early Father's Day dinner and we loved the fish dishes and the presentation. Good service - wrapped all our left-overs nicely and was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday night
    arjay
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Busy night for me and my date. However, Ryan's was able to accommodate switching my dinner time around. It was crowded and loud but we could still talk to with other. Loved it, loved the food. Will definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.