12th Ave. Grill

4.6
2027 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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Offers

  • Happy Hour 4:30-6:00(must be seated by 5:45)

    Multiple dates available

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

    Pau hana with us with tasty specials everyday! Outdoor seating, select bar and spacious booth seating available!

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 2027 people are saying
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Nomnom
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was delicious! We made a reservation for our anniversary and tried several dishes and we were not disappointed with any of them. Great little hidden gem!

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Disappointed
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had been waiting over a year to come to this restaurant - so was a bit disappointed by the experience and the food. My 6'1', 200lb husband a I was sat in a narrow table in the corner when there were many other larger tables available - I was going to ask to move but didn't want to grumble assuming larger tables were being saved for 4 people. About 5 minutes later, another couple of 2 was sat across from us in a larger table.

Steak & Lobster was not worth the cost. Upgraded to a ribeye - ordered med rare, it was tough and rare so i brought the rest home so i could cook it longer and the scraps of lobster (plus 1 claw) was not good. His porkchop was overcooked and mac n cheese we ordered on the side was amazingly too strong (type of cheese? and too salty) so that came home with me so I could see if I could fix that too.

The best part about the meal was the Brussel Sprouts and Mango Cheesecake bread pudding. If there is a next time, maybe next time we'll just try a burger.

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Noname
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service--and I actually like the outdoor setting.

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NatalieW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great experience! The food is on the pricey side but it’s worth it!! The staff was really attentive and nice.

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Kuidaore
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was having dinner with a friend before a movie, so we got a number of starters to share and the incredibly yummy lamb burger. It was a lot more food than we anticipated! The burrata is big enough for 4, and the delicious salade niçoise is big enough for a main course. Needless to say, we took home lots of leftovers.

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IngridM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in a month we have enjoyed a delicious meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had a longer review alreadu to be copied and pasted but apparently Open Table won't allow that. So the short version is that I had 6 people show up here for a birthday dinner celebration, and everyone left disappointed in the meal that we all paid good money for. Zero seasonings, no flavor. The birthday was also never acknowledged. Won't ever return and certainly can't recommend if you like your food to have something behind it ( soul ).

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! At no point did I feel like I was rushed and the food and service was amazing!

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AnthonyQ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our experience here! We will be back soon!

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SeattleDiner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ordered the octopus appetizer, pasta, pork and the ahi special of the day. The octopus was seasoned perfectly but was slightly over cooked so parts of it was tougher than I would have wanted. The pasta was on the saltier side as well. The pork chop was good but also slightly overdone, but as that was ordered by another member of the party , I’m not sure if they ordered it that way. The seared special was good but the best part of the dish was the rice under the ahi.

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CarolineS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with this place. You'll certainly find something delicious on their menu. Our service was really good. We really like the tako tentacle and recommend it.

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vipPeter
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

very sparse menu; good service. food mixed. ..........

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Jack
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler provided us with excellent service. Very much appreciate the COVID precautions. The outdoor seating was very pleasant. The gnocchi was done perfectly. One of our favorite restaurants.

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Nash
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Really Nice Restaurant. Really Good Food. Really Nice Atmosphere.

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vipEighty8s
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Got seated right away and loved the menu choices. Food took a little long to arrive but everything was tasty and enough for leftovers!

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Lovetoeatout
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started eating at 12th Avenue Grill when it first opened at the other location. We can't believe they've been open for 18 years already! The food, the ambiance, and the service, have been consistently awesome for each of those 18 years! We are so lucky to have such a great restaurant in our neighborhood. Keep doing what ever you are doing - you're the best!

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vipdineNwhine
Hawaii
96 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
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 on September 25, 2021
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 on September 25, 2021
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 on September 24, 2021
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 on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipMarkB
Hawaii
25 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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vip808RCA
Washington DC
15 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
7 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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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 4.6 stars by 2027 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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