12th Ave. Grill

4.6
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1672 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Opening June 5th!
To our valued guests, in observation of the new Hawaii safety guidelines, 12th ave grill is implementing seating policies to protect the health and happiness of both patrons and staff.
Mahalo for your Kokua.

We will continue to provide our take out service with the same Delicious Seasonal Farm to Table Menu 15% off!
Curbside pick up for take out every day 4:30pm-8:00pm
Call ahead to pre pay with credit card at 732-9469
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12th Ave Grill is an award winning neighborhood gem nestled in the heart of Kaimuki. We feature the best of Hawaii's local farms and ranches. Our curated wine list, local craft beers, and seasonal craft cocktails utilize homemade shrubs and syrups. Warm service in a relaxed neighborhood setting perfectly complement our hearty modern American cooking!
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great being able to support our local restaurants as we face the CoronaVirus and had a 25% off on the drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Food was extremely poor. Ordered the silpancho and the Mac and cheese. Mac and cheese was so garlicky and salty it was practically inedible and the steak lacked any flavor. Overall was not somewhere I would ever go again or recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service

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vipBuddy
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious. Had to wait for table, staff very accommodating free drinks and dessert. Very attentive. Great ambiance but above all GREAT FOOD

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vipTessM
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our first time here and We had a great time! Food was delicious and our server Tony was so charming! He's awesome! We will come back definitely!

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MaryR
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tony was great. Food delicious. I had the flat iron steak (local) special and it was fabulous. Good menu. Will be back to try the pork chops.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

730pm they ran out of rice.. other than that meal was on point

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MaterHater
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience as usual. Food and drinks were great as usual. We still love coming here and will continue to visit.

One thing is the description on the menu we not what we expected. We ordered a "chopped steak" off the kid's menu. Everyone at our table expected thin or small sliced steak, but instead received a hamburger. It was a bit overcooked on one side and was a bit hard to chew. We were just caught off gaurd by the description. Most people would refer to it being a hamburger steak, but perhaps we are the only ones.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food all the way around. Corey our server was great.

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vipmobetta
Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, love their ahi brushetta and wonderful wine, short ribs amazing

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Forre
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Oahu! About 10-15 minutes car ride from Waikiki, but 12th Ave. Grill amazes you with their good food & hospitality. I’ll definitely come back on my next trip to Hawaii.

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vipMsEnPlace
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The hostess placed us as unknown guests in seating purgatory at the end of the bar, 3 tables down from the nearest diners and unacknowledged by the wait staff for over 10 minutes. We spoke up and were re-seated in the main dining area where our newly assigned waiter provided us excellent service. However we were surprised at the lack of fresh fish main dishes on the menu, with the seafood offerings limited to cioppino (that night's special) and scallops. And we were very disappointed with a "smoked ahi tuna bruschetta" that consisted of undistinguished creamed tuna topped with a tiny smidgeon of sun-dried tomato. Salad fortunately was varied and fresh. Based on the inconsistent quality of the food and initial seating experience, we would not consider returning to this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted and seated right away with reservation, the ambiance is soft lighting with wood interior. Service is excellent from intro on specials from meals to drink selections. Quality and Presentation of meal was excellent, beautiful combinations of flavors.

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CathyB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I walked in on a crutch due to surgery a few weeks earlier, and they made it very easy for me to get seated. I can certainly vouch for my braised Niihau lamb, and our desserts were totally delish while not being so gigantic one feels obliged to share. Loved it!

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Petrushka
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They serve the best pork chop in town or perhaps anywhere. That’s what I come for. The other items on the menu have always been disappointing, not bad, just not on the level of the pork chop.

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vipHidiner
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lauren provided the right amount of attention. She excellently described the specials.

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vipYummyTummy1
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall, experience was just okay. Food was decent. Service felt like it was "a have to" rather than welcoming. We were treated like we didn't belong.

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vipKristineU
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Food and drink selection superior!

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vipbestofoahu
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the best places on the island to eat.

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Lackluster
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We've always loved 12th Avenue Grill. Tonight didn't live up to our past experiences. My glass of white wine took forever to come and was warm. Our waiter was unengaged and impatient. We'll try again but hopefully we'll have a different waitperson.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was terrible. The food could have been really good bc you could tell effort went into the food itself and presentation but our meals were extremely salty!

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viplunchgirl
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Appetizers started out very well - my dining partner had a Caesar salad which was very good, except that it lacked anchovies. I ordered the smoked ahi baguette and was very happy. Things went downhill from there for me although my partner was not unhappy. I ordered the pork chop and did not expect the sweetness. The pork chop came with what was advertised as a potato pancake. Not what I would call a potato pancake, and the center was not fully cooked, so I was crunching on almost raw potato. The other accompaniment was a stuffed baked apple. What that was was a half an apple that was still hard, topped with what tasted like canned apple pie filling. This restaurant did not live up to the reviews I read.

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RichardY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been there at least 8-10 times since it opened, always been excellent food quality and service, friendly wait service. This was the first time there was a major problem with 2 of the 5 main entrees, both were the same that were excessively over salted! Their cost was taken of our final bill and we were given complementary desserts, which was a nice gesture. Because of previous excellent food and service we will return again.

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vipTuTu
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My friend and I shared the Sunday Supper. I was very disappointed that the waiter did not point out that it came with a salad when we ordered an extra salad on the side. I was even more disappointed that he did not mention that the fact that because we shared the meal, it doubled the price. We both were not very hungry, which is why we planned on sharing. When we saw the price and questioned the waiter he said “oh sorry about that, I should have mentioned that you would be paying $31 each because otherwise the portion would be too small.” Very disappointing....

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vipAboutTown
Hawaii
136 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It's been a while since we visited 12th Ave. Grill, so we decided to try it again. Sadly, we quickly realized it was not a good choice on our part. First off, the server was not very friendly or welcoming. In fact, in looking around, no one there looked happy or like they even wanted to be working there. When greeted by our server, he noticed we had brought our own wine. Quickly he snapped, "You're okay with our corkage fee?"

Secondly, when ordering, we had one dish to be cooked well done and one to be cooked medium rare. The server looked flustered. In fact, he came back to our table and needed to verify our order. When we received our food, both were cooked well done. Somehow, we saw this coming.

Water glasses went unfilled, empty dishes were not cleared. And our sad server went missing for long periods of time. I'm not sure if this was an under-staffing problem, but clearly the restaurant was packed with every seat filled. We were there on the Sunday before the President's day holiday and it was packed. But Management should have accommodated for this, I feel. The expediter, asked us if our server was "taking good care of us", knowing that he clearly was in over his head and the restaurant was too busy to really give anyone exceptional service.

So whatever reputation that 12th Ave. Grill had been riding on for many years had clearly deteriorated to become a disaster. I cannot recommend 12th Ave. Grill to friends and family and will be taking my business elsewhere.

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TrayS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at 12 Ave Grill. Incredible bartenders and chefs who are masters of their craft!

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StevenP
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Remains one of our favorite places. Food, drink, and Tony's service all excellent, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Great vibe - but the greatness ends there. Colorful yet tasteless salad. I think they sliced the radishes the day before as all the flavor was gone! Food took way too long and my pork chop was over cooked and dry. Won’t go back!

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vipHonoboy
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and service

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ChicagoKim
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous scallops! I ate every morsel and so wanted more! Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Steak overcooked and sent back. 2nd Steak was full of gristle

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a perfect pre-valentine/ belated birthday celebration with friends.

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vipAmber808
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic!

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vipCUD3
Hawaii
284 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Aloha spirit reigns supreme as soon as you enter the front door and continues till you leave. The creativity is multi layered as well as the wine list. And 12th Ave. Grill is a rarity since you will always find at least three awesome specials both on the chalk board and in the menu. We went specifically for their lamb burger. The BEST anywhere. We were just in the mood and it didn’t disappoint us.

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vipRobbe
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

While the taste of the food was very good the restaurant needs to improve it’s service. One side dish was so late that the manager comped it. Our lemonade based drinks required sweetener and even after several requests the sweetener never arrived.
Good food but very little ambiance. If you’re looking to make an impression look elsewhere.

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vipChrissy
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had appetizers, cocktails and dessert. The perfect meal. The server was attentive and easy to work with. Made great suggestions. We will definitely be back.

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CarolE
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our early dinner for a birthday celebration for two was everything we hoped it would be. So happy we chose 12th Ave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Family friendly too. What a great experience.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

I ordered at least 10 things and I was only happy with 2. All the food didn't have the best flavor or texture. The ahi bruschetta was just a tuna sandwich, the oysters were not shucked properly, the mahi was okay, and the house drinks did not wow me or my date. The restaurant is a bit dated and it's main target is for older individuals. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone since I am in my mid-20's the food is just dated and the ambiance is boring. It was a good experience, but I will never go back.

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12th Ave. Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 732-9469.

12th Ave. Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1672 OpenTable diners.

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