12th Ave. Grill

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$31 to $50
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American
12th Ave Grill is an award winning neighborhood gem 8 mins from Waikiki, nestled in the heart of Kaimuki. We featuring fresh, local produce as well as meats from Hawaii's local farms and ranches. Our curated wine list, local craft beers, and seasonal craft cocktails utilize homemade shrubs, syrups, and barrel aged spirits. Happy hour features it's own tapas style menu. Warm service in a relaxed neighborhood setting perfectly complement our hearty modern American cooking!
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Wine Wednesdays!


Days and times
Wed5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Title
Wine Wednesdays!

Description
Happy hour just got better with all wines by the glass half off & $2 oysters from 5:30-6:30 at the bar only. For connoisseurs select wine bottles are half price for the whole restaurant all night long! (tax and gratuity not included)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 8, 2019

Ends: October 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice!

P
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent slow cooked food from a menu to please every palate. Unpretentious service and ambiance; no loud music to drown out your dinner conversation. We’re so glad we found out about this place right before our trip to Oahu! We had the scallops, lamb osso buco, steak frites, the fish special, and roast chicken. All very tasty and beautifully presented!

s
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for the Sunday supper and was not disappointed. Opakapaka and chips were great and the dessert was just enough to finish what was a great meal. We also had the scallops, which were good as usual..

Haven't been eating out too much lately so this meal was wonderful.

SN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was mediocre, but the service was just the worst experience I have ever encoutered! With 3 of us coming from the food service arena, service was very unprofessional, sarcastic and just a 'don't care' attitude. Of course, our waiter said he prides himself on service - - this was the most ludicrous statement he could have made because it was HE that made this an unpalatable experience. We would have had better service at Palolo McDonald's! Seriously! Don't waste your money here. You can get a much more tasty and hot meal from Big City Diner around the corner. If want a place to make an impression on your date or celebrate a special occasion, look through OpenTable for another option - NOT 12th Avenue Grill!

PW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner was perfectly prepared. The pork chop done with a bit of char on the edges, just the way it should be. Opah done well, not dry, not undercooked. Sitting on top of somen made a well balance plate.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal very much. We didn’t feel like a tourist and it seems like an upscale place where locals go.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very special evening, wonderful and creative food pairings. Could not have been better!

j
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT. EVERYTHING IS MAGICAL. Servers, food, drinks, ambiance.

RL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Inviting staff and ambiance.
First let me say, that there were at least 2 dishes that i tried that I would go back for AND there were at least 3-5 more that I would go back to try.
Everything about the experience was well done.
The Pork Saltimbocca was excellent so perfectly cooked with a salty crispy skin, the Mai Tai delicious, the sweet pickled peppers complimented the richness off the main course perfectly and the Caesar salad very nice.
I'd definitely go back.

CU
Hawaii
265 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another Sunday Supper: 12th Ave Grill’s Famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken ,Manoa honey buttered biscuits, caramelized shallot mashed potatoes, roasted local roots, smoked sausage gravy. Dessert is Peaches & Cream Upside Down Cake. Add one of the best French Rhône wines from 12th’s awesome wine list( and don’t forget a waitstaff that takes the Aloha Spirit to heart) and you have the makings for a totally memorable dinner and it was.

L
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ambience is good, service was good, Food was too salty. Two dishes - scallops and lamb Osso Buco. Even though the scallops were of good quality, due to the saltiness, you could not experience the sweetness of the scallops.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were excellent! We love going here for a date night.

CU
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service, food, and ambiance -- quite loud though

JM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great, food was original and very tasty. I would definitely dive there again.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seth at the bar was OUTSTANDING!!

V
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Would have been happier had we not been seated in the bar area.

CU
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food...super thick pork chop, moist and tender chicken breat, fresh vegetables everywhere...excellent service...will return again and again

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They celebrated our anniversary so wonderfully! Our steak was divine! My favorite place!

d
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was very good. My only complaint is that the restaurant gets very noisy when busy. We were seated near the bar but as soon as people started sitting there it is almost impossible to have a conversation. This seems to be a major problem in a lot of the newer restaurants.

LL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The appetizers were lovely. Ordered the steak and pork chops medium rare. It was more in the medium side. Therefore, pork chops was on the tougher side. The timing of the appetizer and entree left much to be desired. Have been there before and had excellent service. They may have not anticipated such a busy night. The hostess had an excellent attitude. If the other employees tending the customers had followed suit it would have been exceptional service. I do appreciate that they use many local ingredients and seem to pay attention to sustainability. Will definitely go again!

HN
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding!!! We were the first table to be seated and had arrived before they opened. So we can't speak to the service when they are busy. There were 14 people outside waiting for the doors to be unlocked. Once unlocked, there was a mad rush for the bar seats. Apparently there is a healthy happy hour following. Appetizers were tasty and well priced. The menu had a balanced selection of entrees and they were tasty and well priced. All in all a great experience. Looking forward to returning.

SS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! The food is delicious and the staff are wonderful. Our waiter Cory A is exceptional! Friendly, gives wonderful suggestions and compliments, professional and very attentive.

k
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service!! Lamb osso buco and beef cheeks to die for. Love the roasted Brussel sprouts. Interesting twist on ahi poke w capers and truffles yum

J
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

There was no rice , they ran out of mash potatoes and one of two daily specials. There menu is just to small. Not enough entree or starter choices.
There do great desserts but someone is sleeping at the management wheel.

t
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were a lot of local customers and they were lined up before opening. The counter seat seemed popular. All the seasonings in the dish were devised and ate very deliciously. The floor staff were very friendly and enjoyed drink recommendations.

RO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails, appetizers, main course, wine and dessert were all very very good. Our server Lauren was extremely attentive, as was the manager Russell. We have heard for a long time how good this place is and now we can confirm it is true. We'll be back.

T
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual. It’s my favorite restaurant on Oahu

R
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the ambience, the service, the menu selection, and quality, 12th Ave. Grill is the best deal going in town. My whole family just loves this dining spot

i
Hawaii
80 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I come back to this place every year or so. The menu items are always hit and miss. I preferred the environment at the original site. There was nothing particularly bad about it. It just doesn't quite make it for me. Sorry?

SA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at 12th Ave Grill was great. Our waiter, Tony, was personable and helpful with suggestions. He
took excellent care of us all night. The food was top-notch. I had the Ahi Bruschetta and the pork chop and the sides with that were very good. I look forward to out next visit!

MK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely go again!

JE
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Gotta say ... Tony is my favorite waiter of all time. He has been my favorite since the days when he worked at 3660 on the Rise. He did an excellent job of helping us celebrate our August birthdays.

HF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great! Waiter was friendly and personable.

CS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, friendly staff, and an overall fantastic evening. Large party in the banquet room caused exceptionally slow service. Can’t really blame the kitchen they were just overwhelmed.

K
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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R
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and it was great. They were super busy so service took a little longer than usual but I was okay with it because the delectable drinks and food made up for it. We are from Maui and I have been convincing my hubby to come here on our last two visits, I was so pleased when he finally said yes, no regrets at all. Our tasty libations of the night consisted of an old fashion for hubby and of course I am a martini gal so the lime ginger mint martini was to die for! We enjoyed the brussell sprouts salad and the tako for our small plates. I had the scallops and he had the ribeye steak, both cooked to perfection. Lastly, the affogado for dessert, with peanut butter gelato hit the spot! We will definitely be back

MC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was superb from start to finish. Our server was very knowledgable about the dishes and the wine list and provided the perfect mix of being attentive and personable while allowing us to enjoy our meal and each other's company. The food, wine (I was thrilled to find a gamay on the wine list) and after dinner drinks were fine tuned.

OT
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley was our server and she was fun, knowledgeable about the menu and recommendations. We have eaten here several times and the food is always great. Portions are very generous and good variety on the menu. I had the special for the night, hanger steak and it was so amazing and tender. Others had the lamb osso buco, scallops and ribeye steak. All amazing and delicious. I question why we don’t cone here more often! We will. Mahalo to the kitchen for an excellent meal!

LA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My chicken was burnt around the edges. I didn't mention it to our waiter because I didn't want to wait for another dish to be prepared. I removed the burnt pieces and ate the rest of my dish. We all had a great time and would return again. Great staff

NE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service! Ashley the server is an asset to the restaurant. Her description of menu items & knowledge obviously a plus. Recommendations made by her well received & we were very pleased with the items .

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