12th Ave. Grill

4.5
1948 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Our DINNER restaurant is OPEN Wed - Sun for DINE IN & Take out! W,Th,Sun 5p-8p, Fri & Sat 5p-9p. Outdoor and indoor seating. Seating preferences are not guaranteed.
Due to the acute labor shortage we are temporarily closing our DeliCafe.. Thank you for all your ongoing support! Reservations are for 1 1/2 hours to help us accommodate limited seating availability. Mahalo for your kokua!
Please wear a mask indoors when not seated and practice social distancing.
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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 local farms and ranches. Our wine list, local craft beers & seasonal craft cocktails pair perfectly our rustic modern American cooking!
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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
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was attentive and friendly ! Will definitely go back! 🌺

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vipPeggyK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoked ahi spread was unique and delicious. The presentation and taste of our entrees, gnocchi and daily fish special, were exceptional. The portions were very generous. Would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Honolulu.

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BrianS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the pork chop. Probably the best I’ve ever had. Great service and food quality.

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Tokyobound
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was imaginative and DELICIOUS! Ordered only appetizers and dessert. Grilled taco, perfection, gravlax, superb, lobster macncheese, not enough!! Maui beef carpaccio, fantastic. The banana cream pie was not overly sweet and had some crunch with macadamia nuts. The panna cotta was creamy and loaded with lychee. Can’t wait to go back for more!!

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Jayq
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was exceptional and funny. Food was outstanding. Service was on point. I will come back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience

JS
vipJohnS808
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a long while since I've been to 12th Avenue Grill. It seemed the perfect first date place since I could get a late reservation. I forgot about the excellent whiskey selection and the porkchops. The below average date was made better with the great atmosphere, food, and service.

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vipTravelingFam007
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service good, the drinks delicious. The only thing that would have made it perfect was having steak knives (or sharper knives) to cut the pork chop and steak.

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Subaverage
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Prompt and steady service.

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Jake808
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great restaurant, and we were able to book it within a week. The waiter was extremely professional but not chatty. He was attentive enough without being bothersome. We brought our own wines, and he didn't refill our glasses, which I don't mind. I would prefer filling my own anyway. I had the steak which was good, but I didn't notice that it came with fries (not my preference for a steak meal.) 2 people in my party had the black cod on risotto, and it was outstanding. The brussel sprout Caesar salad was good, but not sure if it would appeal to everyone. One person had the meatballs with gnocchi, and that was very good as well. Overall a very enjoyable meal and a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we order was delicious!!

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vipJenzer
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful cocktails! Talk to the bartenders and tell them your tastes. They can recommend some fabulous cocktails. Food consistently delish. A favorite for us locals.

LT
LiliTD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12th Avenue Grill is my favorite restaurant! Excellent food and service, nice casual atmosphere, and great craft cocktails!

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vipSteve
Phoenix
212 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The menu is somewhat limited and a bit of a mish mash.
Duck special was special. However local fish special was dry and tasteless.
Other things I have tried on other visits are ok.

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Sabine
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food had no finesse. The cantaloupe soup was bland. So was the beet carpaccio. Not what I expect from 12th Avenue Grill. Very disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A FIVE STAR WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO DINE CASUALLY!!!! My family and I are from San Antonio TX and we had a spectacular time at 12th avenue grill! The hostess/owner is especially friendly and very accommodating. A very warm and friendly, family oriented environment. The staff was extremely friendly and inviting to our needs. When I saw the cost for a meatloaf sandwich on the menu, I was a bit taken back, but when I took my first bite to the last, it was absolutely astounding!!! The flavor, texture and seasoning was simply exceptional. My two Daughters each had the pork chop and it too was OMG GOOD!!!! This is one of those places that once the TV series Diners, Drive-ins and dives gets a hold of, you will find it much harder to reserve a time to dine there. My advice, take advantage now and you will not be disappointed!!!!! Thank you 12Ave for a wonderful evening!!!!

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Robo
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aloha, always great happy hour at 12th Ave, will be back again and again. mahalo

AF
AlohaFoodie
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food was room temperature when it arrived. Not a lot of flavor. Things have changed at what used to be a top place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining space with plants on trellises and string light canopy. The meatloaf melt and pork chops were perfection.

IV
IvetteV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was a great server! By far the best we have had in the two weeks we've been in hawaii and we have had great service during our trip. He was an overall sweet and helpful person.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We visited a little later in our vacation and didn’t have the time to go back. Which we both regretted, if you get the chance to go you’ll just want to go again!

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Suze888
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal, received good service, and felt comfortable with their safety protocols. We wore our masks while ordering then took them off when our food and drinks arrived. Our waiter Tadd was friendly and attentive. We started off with a Hendricks martini and a Moscow Mule. Both were tasty. For appetizers were shared a watermelon and arugula salad, the house made burrata, and the fried tako tentacle. The salad was fresh and balanced, the burrata -- divine, and the tako was tender and went well with the salsa verde. My husband had the lamb burger for dinner and I had the Pappardelle Zozzonna with sausage, mushrooms, and a tomato cream sauce. We were so full that we didn't have room for dessert. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining, so you have the option (if you rsvp early enough, I would imagine) to choose what is comfortable for you. A neighborhood gem!

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September20
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was odd. Long wait for initial service. Called one waiter over and he waited on us. Then another came by who was unaware of the other waiter. The black cod was wonderful, but was lukewarm when served. Sat in patio, where apparently dogs are allowed. Not sure why people need to bring dogs to restaurant, if not service dog. Next time I will eat inside.

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pork chop tasted good but was over cooked and dry. Shrimp on surf and turf was burnt and rubbery. Water melon salad and key lime bread pudding was excellent.

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vipSteve
Phoenix
212 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Nice people. Excellent fries. Basic comfort chow.

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vipginah
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed this Resturant! Server extremely attentive and professional! Food is very fresh and delicious. Unique dishes and cocktails and seasonal dishes. Would definitely dine here again if and when we return to the area!

MK
MelanieK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very lovely food and not crowded. Felt very safe, every thing was clean and spaced out. Hostess was efficient, wait staff was slow but helpful. Food was best I’ve ever had there. New revived menu was very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fries are a must!

KD
KakaakoDawn808
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

This was our 2nd visit to 12th Avenue Grill in about 2 months. The first time, the food was really good and we looked forward to ordering their fantastic charcuterie board again which included a delicious rillette. Unfortunately, they constantly evolve their menu so it was no longer on there, but the fried tako and Brussels sprouts with Caesar dressing did not disappoint as starters. For entrees, we had the pork chop and gnocchi with meatballs -- both delicious. Dessert was their bread pudding cheesecake - soooo yummy! The only negative thing about the evening was our waiter -- it was like we didn't exist and that he was unable to multi-task. The servers/bus boys, however, provided us good service. This poor service was so unlike 2 months ago when our waitress was awesome! However, we do understand that because of the pandemic, it's very challenging to find employees and good ones at that. I would not let this deter us from going there again as the food is worth it.

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WendellT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive to ensure our dinner went well. Very friendly, knowledgeable about main menu & dessert. He suggested the pork chop which was awesome. I think his name is Kainoa who has been there for only a few months.
Keep him, he's a valued employee.
We dined indoors which is very nice compared to the parking lot which needs a lot of work and ambiance.

MC
MelissaC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Due to Covid-19, I appreciate the 90 minute reservation but I could not help feeling rushed with the hostess who kept appearing (not speaking) at our table. Kinda annoying, need to learn to be more covert. Oh then there was that very uncomfortable tiff between the hostess and the manager at the check in. Haha

The last time we visited was for a birthday in November 2019. We vowed never to return. However, tonight’s visit for you limited reservations at other venues, we were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant is what we always remember it to be, very good.

SC
vipSueC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant, great local spot with authentic food. Great flavors and great service. Had a wonderful dinner!

CC
CandiC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place been a year and half since I have eaten here all still amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always top-notch and the staff went out of their way to make my girlfriend’s birthday special. I told them how much she loved Alabama football and they surprised her by playing the fight song over the restaurant sound system in the middle of dinner. They also wrote “Roll Tide” on her dessert plate. She got such a kick out of the fun they had with her. We highly recommend the restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the service is outstanding.

KS
KaraS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chop was so delicious!

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Anna
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had our Father’s Day dinner here. It was our first time, it was alright. Would give it another try for a better review. Glad we did though!

DC
DouglasC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I ordered the Kalua Pig Eggs Benedict. The Kalua pig was very salty.

GB
GailB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant! We were there for lunch, at the Cafe. The food was good and I'd definitely go again, but I must say I love eating there more when I go there for dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, food, and ambiance.

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12th Ave. Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1948 OpenTable diners.

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