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Ryan's Grill
Ryan's Grill

Ryan's Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ryansgrill.com
  • Email: pdexter@r-u-i.com
  • Phone: (808) 591-9132
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Asian, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place to have lunch or dinner with friends and family."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our group of 14 enjoyed our lunch at Ryan's Grill, on Friday, 4/11/14. Our server Brandis was very pleasant, served us quickly and our orders were accurate. She was very accommodating. I told her after our meal that we really enjoyed having her as our server. Eight of us ordered the Park View lunch, which was a great value and delicious."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took a few clients out to lunch but could not finish my presentation because it was freezing. Something was wrong with the A/C because it blew directly at us."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Hubby ordered the fresh island grilled fish which was Opah, and he enjoyed it very much. I ordered the sausage and roasted mushroom pizza which was tasty but chewy...I prefer crispy. As usual, the bar scene and surroundings were energetic and it was difficult to have a conversation between the two of us. Nonetheless, the food was good, prices reasonable, and if you don't mind trying to have a conversation by raising your voice a bit, above the noise of the surrounding groups, it's okay."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've been coming to Ryan's since the late 80s...have they been around that long?!? We were seated along the window, toward the lanai side of the restaurant. On this particular night, there were about 10-15 "flys" buzzing around the windows. We sat there as first the waiter, the other staff started to try & swat the flys around us. We ended up asking to switch tables...which was accommodated but they put us just a couple tables away so we could continue to witness swatting. Needless to say, not the best start to my daughters bday dinner..."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went here on a whim. It won't happen again. The food was not very good. Everything was overcooked, and had sat on the line until ice cold. My wife asked for some marinara sauce for her rock-hard super dry chicken, and when it arrived it was cold and tasted like tomato soup. Pizza tasted pre-made and very freezer-burned. There are better options around for the equivalent price range. In my opinion, look elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Excellent place to reconnect with long lost friends, to eat great food and chat without being rushed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Five of us went for lunch and ordered different dishes, all were good. Service was efficient and timely. Drinks were excellent! We enjoy the casualness and relaxing atmosphere, the view of the beach across the street is a plus!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I did not have prior "outstanding" experiences at Ryan's, so hesitated to return. I only returned because of their food credit rewards, which was a great incentive - thanks, really appreciated it! However, had a great experience. Servers Richard and Liz (training) were excellent and made our dining experience nice and relaxing. Island Grilled fish sandwich was done well; Loco Moco was tasty, although gravy a little on the sweet side. This experience changed my mind - I will return again in the future!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Two great Happy Hours daily. All night on Wednesdays."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were disappointed in our food for dinner. But we come here often for their happy hour specials and we enjoy our appetizers then. I just wish they'd be more consistent with their food for dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Met old friends to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful fun time with delicious food and super good service by a new wait person Richard and his mentor Liz. Hope to return to see Richard as a full fledged wait person! He was very personable and helpful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been to Ryan's several times and have almost always had a positive experience. This past Saturday, 3/22/14 was not one of those nights. Ryan's was particularly crowded, even for a Saturday night; however, the service was especially slow. It didn't seem like it was a kitchen issue because we often saw our food sitting ready at the counter. We were tempted to stand up and grab it ourselves. We think it was just our server. We could tell the other servers were trying to make up for his lack of ability by bringing out the food, but it still came out lukewarm since it had been sitting for awhile. We got there at 6:15pm and didn't leave til after 9pm. This may be a one time occurrence, but it makes us weary about returning."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Salmon was burnt; manager brought another piece of salmon, which was perfectly cooked. But the salmon doesn't seem to have much honey glaze. The ribs were so-so. Service was good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A couple of problems at our table -- one of us was served a meal that was cold, our bill had one item that should not have been charged. Management handled the issues with great customer service with discounts & apologies."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had the seared ahi, caesar salad and skirt steak - all sides dishes; shared with hubby. They were outstanding. This was the very best caesar salad I've had in a long time---just a hint of garlic, fresh greens, chilled perfect. The seared ahi and the steak were also really done well. We had good service and intend to go back there soon. Make dinner reservations to make sure you get a table, otherwise you might have a long wait. I especially ike the late hours for dining - at least you can get a nice glass of wine and appetizers at a nice place after an evening movie or concert."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great Happy Hour prices on food and drinks. They have two great Happy Hours. 4-7pm and 10pm-Midnight."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have been regulars at Ryan's for over 25 years. They go out of their way to make us feel special. Recently my husband has gone vegan and anyone who has eaten at Ryan's knows they don't have many options for vegetarians let alone vegans. They didn't hesitate to modify a dish so it meet my husband's needs."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "While I don't think Ryan's is totally the blame, my bucks $ did stop there. 1. Online booking system did not initially register reservation per message. Later I was still trying to find another place, when I got a confirmation email. By then we had 30 minutes to get there; needless to say we were late 15-25 min. 2. I think they did okay to seat us. 3. We've eaten here countless times, never been so long to get meal almost 1hr. I could have booked for later meal elsewhere. 4. Waitress not too bad coverage attempt, not enough. Pretty sure we'll return, when... Mahalo"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Big tables with lots if keiki on kids dine free night, ok. Brought the family out for my sister's bday. Drinks were nice. Server very nice. Food, well... I could see our food sitting in the window for well over 10 minutes and my dad's MR ahi arrived cold. Yes, all of our food was cold. Management, as always with RUI, made it right. But we will be cautious on the next visit."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We got lost and were 40 minutes late for our reservation. When we arrived, the kitchen was closing but the staff accommodated us in the lounge and we were able to get some delicious pupus."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My first time here and I wasn't impress at all. I'll give them another chance one day... Food is great! Servers & waitresses are nice. Food wait is terrible. An hour? The cooks play too much."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love this place went there for Valentines with the love of my life we just love the food and the service was awesome i also had a Bouquet of Roses deliver to the restaurant and it was put on the Table before we got there it was just a bit Noisy but all in all it was a good evening"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday at Ryan's. Lunch was chosen because we had a baby in our party, and we knew the restaurant is family friendly. I requested a corner table for the stroller space, and they were able to accommodate our request. The food was delicious! We all enjoyed our lunch, and we're lucky that there were Chinese lion dancers to celebrate Chinese New Year. The hostess was very considerate, and gave us a 'heads up' on the lion dance because she didn't want our 7 month old baby guest to be startled or frightened. Her thoughtfulness was appreciated. Baby was fine, though, because the dancers toned it down when they approached us, and baby turned out to be unafraid. It was an enjoyable celebration!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Sous chef Chris is the greatest. He personally explained the rotating menu and made every dish sound delicious."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We were celebrating our son's 16th birthday and I have not dined at Ryan's Grill for many years. We are from a neighbor island and we decided we would treat him to a nice dinner. We had a wonderful time and food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Ryan's Grill has quite a nice selection on their menu. We enjoyed our lunch."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Recently I went to Ryans and asked to be seated in the bar area tables in order to watch a sports game. The majority were empty - only 2 were occupied. However instead of seating us immediately (my grandson was with me) the male host insisted on taking my name and told us we were to wait in the small area adjacent to the entrance. After a few minutes my grandson was nearly in tears because he couldn't see the game. I approached the host and commented that there were many empty seats. He replied in a dismissive tone that we had to wait where we were since there was only 1 waitress for the bar area - despite 2 idle hosts standing at the podium. We left and went to Dave and Busters where we were immediately seated. Adios Ryans!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "My family has been dining at Ryan's for over 20 years. It's a family favorite, and my personal favorite for Happy Hour. They always accommodate special requests, and the staff is very helpful. I recommend Ryan's for any occasion."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "i was surprised by the poor service at Ryans, no refills of water, no asking about addtional drinks, slow to return to provide check, or pick it up afterwards. restaurant was about half full; by 730 p.m, ran out of 2 of their 5 desserts and there were people waiting to be seated outside. very, very disappointing"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Ryan's is usually a great spot to eat but I guess not the day after the NFC and AFC playoffs. After getting the menu and ordering from the dinner specials and menu, waitress came back to me and told me there was no ahi grade tuna left for the appetizer we ordered nor any fresh salmon at all. It was 7 pm- bad planning I guess? Also, shouldn't they have told the waitress prior to ordering what specials that night were unavailable? Kind of sad to order, wait, and then be told no fresh fish (2x)-"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Great pau hana spot for large groups. Friendly staff and food is tasty with lots of local fare to try!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I've been a Ryan's customer for as long as they have been there. Service and food are always as expected. No uncomfortable surprises. We are always at ease and always enjoy talking to the Staff. No one has any negativity surrounding them so that carries through to the customers. We are aware when there are changes in the Staff (kitchen, wait help, host/hostess), but that doesn't seem to take away from the atmosphere that the Ryan's management has established. The food can always be rated as good - no matter what we order, it is always enjoyed. Our beverage glasses are always filled. And the staff seem to help each other. There doesn't seem to be any "not my area" attitude. All this greatly contributes to a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Ryans is always a great place for lunch or dinner. service and food are both notable."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Had the full rack of guava BBQ ribs and they were great! Tender meat just fell of the bone easily and the BBQ sauce was just right."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Ryan's Grill. Since it was my birthday, not only did I get a BD GC, but I was able to use my points on my RUI card and was pleasantly surprised receiving a creme brulee for dessert.. We were disappointed, however, that they were out of 2 of the entrees that we originally ordered, but the replacements were still good."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We love going to Ryan's Grill. However, it is a hit and miss on excellent service as well as the quality of the food. This time around, we were very disappointed on both, food and service. We were not seated by our reservation time. We waited for nearly 15 minutes after being told that they are setting up our table. When we got seated, it wasn't even busy. There were so many empty tables & we watched only 2 parties leave while we were waiting. We also waited for quite some time for our waitress to refill our drinks. The food was overcooked and salty. I think it was just not their night. I would still recommend Ryan's Grill to people only because I love the entrees. Like I said, unfortunately, it's a hit and miss."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the menu selection. I appreciated the salad selection and had the 3 salad sampler which included a pea salad that my husband took most of. He had the fish and chips with big pieces of fish. Fun pupu selections, the Kobe sliders were melt in the mouth ono! Your wait staff were very good, very efficient We had been to Ryan's Grill years ago, and wondered why we stayed away so long. We both will be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a table for 4 reserved for dinner. We got there during Happy Hour so found ourselves a small table to have pupu's & drinks as a starter but ended up spending the entire time at that table and having a great time. The host was nice enough to ask if we still wanted our reserved table or if they can open it up to others. The waitress was busy but always came around to see how we were doing. We had great service and a great time. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "What was once a top notch Honolulu Bar has degenerated to possibly the worst place to go for a quality made cocktail. Cheap ingredients, overly sugared, syrupy made drinks. No quality control from the bar. Service & Food in the Restaurant remains consistently good, however. Just don't order anything to drink."
    Dined on 12/31/2013