12th Ave. Grill

4.5
2017 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Our Outdoor dining, spacious Indoor seating & Bar are OPEN Wed - Sun for DINE IN or Take Out! W,Th,Sun 5p-8p, Fri & Sat 5p-9p. Farm to Table seasonal menus and daily specials complemented by hand picked wines, locally brewed craft beer & farm to glass craft cocktails. Anchoring a true neighborhood of small local businesses in Kaimuki, welcoming visitors and locals to savor the best, made from scratch, gourmet comfort food nightly.
Reservations are for 1 1/2 hours to help us accommodate limited seating availability. Mahalo for your kokua and support!
Please present ID + proof of Vaccination or neg results for OUTDOOR and Indoor dining, wear a mask indoors when not seated.
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12th Ave Grill is an award winning neighborhood gem nestled in the heart of Kaimuki. Featuring the best of Hawaii's farms, ranches & fishermen for almost 2 decades. Enjoy our warm and welcoming service and taste our ingredient driven New American cooking!
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  • Support Local & Drink local too!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    *W/Th/Sun 5p-6p* Our farm to table Maui Cattle Co. Burger with locally grown lettuce, tomato & house made pickles & Russian sauce is a meal in itself and only $10 at Happy Hour and add our fresh french fries for just $5! All local craft Brews on tap are the perfect pairing at $5/pint. Wines by the glass $5-$8($4 off!) and well drinks $5. More starters perfect for sharing on the menu and craft cocktails on Happy hour menu too. Visit us at 12thavgrill.com for great To Go special 'Dinners for Two',Specialty wines and Burgers(online ordering only) too! See you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2017 people are saying
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vipdineNwhine
Hawaii
96 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid service and creative cuisine. Tables well spaced, good bang for the buck wine list.

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vipAngelaY
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

I love 12th Ave Grill! It's really my favorite place for any occasion. The food is always outstanding, drinks are perfect, and atmosphere inside and out is so relaxing. The reason for the low rating is because we had to wait for our server to come around and request for more drinks, I actually stopped the bust boy to ask him to put in another order for drinks, and then get our tab. It was somewhat frustrating to always get up and look for our waiter.

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SusanI
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our reservation on Open Table about 90 minutes beforehand. The check-in process was seamless, with us showing our vaccination cards on our phones. We shared a garden salad and the ribeye, our usual. The salad dressing was perfectly light and didn't overpower the delicate flavors of the local veggies. The thinly sliced carrots were especially sweet last night. The ribeye was rare, as ordered, with chermoula butter crumbled on top. What a nice touch. The dragonfruit mojito was refreshing and different. The waiter recommend the syrah/carignan blend which we had never heard of. It was full-bodied and smooth -- a perfect complement to the ribeye - I ordered a second glass ;)

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vipkjjrnm
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to the servers, we were given excellent service. Thanks to the hostess for accommodating us and getting us a table inside even on a busy night. We’ve eaten here three times in our month visiting family. Every meal has been delicious. 12th Avenue Grill is a gem for elevated comfort food. The burgers are top notch- the best we have had in Honolulu. The seafood specials we tried were all hits. I loved the seafood pasta with homemade tagliatelle, loaded with shrimp, scallops and mussels in a light tomato broth sauce. The menu and specials offer a wide variety of options. We could eat here every week if we lived in Honolulu!

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EdwardB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate outside and there were only 3-4 other groups so it was quiet. Food was excellent.

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MarkB
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for a special event. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambience. No huge crowds from waikiki. Will be returning!

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808RCA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st Time dining here and the food and service exceeded expectations in a good way. The fresh parpadelle was comfort food while the crispy prosciutto wrapped around moist and tasty black cod was an interestingly innovative and good experience as well. The crispy brussel sprout appetizer was also killer! Truly appreciated the outdoor seating too! Although the prices on bottles of wine were <$50 per bottle, the downside was the 4x markup on bottle of wine relative to wine store prices. Next time we'll look to request if they do reasonable corkage and we'll bring higher end bottles from home.

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Yona
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My partner and I are always looking for a spot that we know offers great food and provides a relaxing atmosphere. We dined outside this time around and the atmosphere was nearly as good as inside.

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vipSwagger
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Enough said

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as food as any five star restaurant I’ve been to and the cocktails are also excellent. We we’re in town for a week, and had dinner here for the first time on a Sunday and immediately made reservations to return on Thursday. For appetizers we had the roasted olives and Parmesan truffle fries, both were delicious. My son had the gnocchi with meatballs, I had the pasta with sausage and mushroom and both were fantastic. My husband has the cheeseburger and said it was good, but a little less cooked through than he was hoping. The old fashioned cocktails with 4 Roses Bourbon were delicious and the GNT was also very nice.

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Foodie
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s kids approved ! We’re ecstatic that there is a great place for my family!

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LindsayM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant feels super safe, even inside, but does not skimp on service or taste. Loved it!!

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vipAmyH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food, great service and wonderful employees. I hope the outdoor dining gets to stay. It’s such a nice option!

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Bnakano
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a solid meal here! Great service and good food. Only the n Oysters were out... Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Zero vegan options on menu. Although, the bartender was very nice and accommodating he shouldn’t have had to deal with the restaurant not having options for vegans. It’s 2021, there should be at least a fried rice or gf/vegan option. My friend got the shrimp cocktail and had to peel the prawns herself and I guess that wasn’t fun. Idk. If you like French food and lots of meat and dairy I guess this could be good. No for vegans.

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FredM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

12th Avenue Grill is always a good place to go with a variety on the menu and a good staff. The Bartender was very knowledgeable about both food and beverages since he waited on us.

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vipkjjrnm
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience even during COVID times. Not super thrilled that people (non-patrons) are able to walk by your table outside without masks, but overall it feels safe. Maybe they could set the tables back from the sidewalk a bit more, but the al fresco experience is nice. Food is always tasty and rustic, generously portioned, and with freshly sourced ingredients.

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ScottiTheDuck
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I used to come to 12th ave all the time when we were dating and before kids. We ended up with a last minute night out thanks to Grandma babysitting and chose to revisit 12th ave. Awesome service, delicious courses (beet salad, ono with rice cake and bok choy, olives and yummy drinks too!). We loved how it seemed more spread out and quieter than previous visits. Same attention to detail and staff was attentive, knowledgable about the menu and options and genuinely happy to see us. Thanks for the aloha 12th ave and the good vibes on our anniversary.

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Kalaiopua
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was varied, interesting, and a good combination of old favorites and specials. The tako was extraordinary (the arm we had came from Spain), as was the pear salad (tasty greens, with candied pear and nuts) and a not overwhelming dressing that enhanced the basic food flavors rather than replacing the. Both of had the duck; one of us concluding it was great and the other "good"; the vegetables and potatoes with it were excellent,and there was a large amount (which we finished completely. We even had desert, which is not always the case, and both enjoyed the wine. All-in-all, a memorable meal, especially for a parking lot tent :).

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vip808J
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

12th Ave Grill as always, great food and excellent service. Sat at the bar as usual, enjoyed the conversations and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recomend

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Foodie
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love going back to 12th avenue grill. It’s nostalgia for me. Missed the old familiar cuisine. But overall the experience was lovely and finally another restaurant option for my kids. I love it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find during my stay in Waikiki. It is in a less tourist area of the city and an absolute gem! Chef Dylan is amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were perfect. Recommend!

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Pili
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new look and menu selection. Excellent service and ambiance

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VincentL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Poor seating Table which was by the entrance. Made it noisy & lots of disruptions. Request to seat at another table was denied
After email confirmation was called again for confirmation. Was ignowhen told that I already responded with reconfirming

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service delivered by knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive staff. Delicious cocktails, appetizers, and entrees. Love this local restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their seasonal cocktails, very creative. I tried the dragonfruit daiquiri, it was delicious! I also loved the lemon blueberry trifle, a great dessert to finish the meal.
Service is great! Amanda, Steve, and Daniel are amazing.

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vip808J
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We felt safe and welcoming by the staff. As usual the food was excellent and the service great.

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vipAllisonS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! We sat at the bar Steve and Amanda were awesome recommending drinks. We had and appetizer, soup and split one of special entrees and all of the food was excellent! Highly recommend!

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NancyH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and delicious salads and entrees. The booth provided privacy and was quiet enough to catch up on the latest news.

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KyleR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really good service, nice local vibe and extreme energy felt.

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vipKahala808
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening out with husband where we just wanted some peace and escape from real world, ie our own house and kitchen!
Good drinks, great menu with new items and daily specials, will ALWAYS be coming back.
PS they did, and continue to do, a great job with Covid restrictions.
PPS We came in late, the last customers on a Saturday night, and everyone was super nice.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the variety of the recent menu and high quality of ingredients and preparation. I’ve been enjoying 12th Ave. Grill since they first opened. It has remained my family’s first choice for dining when they visit from LA.

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vipLoveToEat
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food & service were very good! Loved the "artsy" feel of the restaurant. Would definitely go back.

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HSBDChris
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good value. Nice evening dining even for tent in the parking lot setup. They are doing a great job of social distancing and keeping the experience good. The food was really good. Not awesome, but we will probably go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was nice for just a meet up and go. Great food. We had the lamb burger, Brussel sprout, oysters, and wedge salad. All so so good. Definitely would come back to visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, chill ambiance, and amazing food.

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You can order delivery directly from 12th Ave. Grill using the Order Online button. 12th Ave. Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 732-9469.

12th Ave. Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 2017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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