12th Ave. Grill

4.5
1892 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Our restaurant is OPEN Wed, Thurs & Sun for DINE IN Dinner 5p-8p and Fri & Sat 5p-9:00p. Outdoor and indoor seating. Seating preferences are not guaranteed.
NEW DeliCafe is open for counter service and casual dine in Wed-Sun 11am-3pm. Online reservations will be seated on our PATIO or INDOORS. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCE WHEN YOU RESERVE. Seating is not guaranteed. Tables reservations are for 1 1/2 hours to help us accommodate limited seating availability. Mahalo for your kokua!
Please arrive with Mask 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1892 people are saying
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Courtneyh
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and espresso martinis were fantastic. Hope to eat here again soon! Bar staff was great!

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LizzyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While we did have an excellent server, we were all somewhat disappointed by the food. The price points were about 15% too high for the expected quality and flavor of the food. Across the board, the food was under seasoned (surf & turf special, black cod, and gnocchi). And they ordered one of the entrees incorrectly and we had to wait on the correct entree. Having said that the smoked ahi tuna spread was delicious and everyone in our group loved it. Would I try this place again? Perhaps. There are tons of great reviews so they must be doing something right. They just missed the mark for our table on this night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Fish was overcooked and overpriced. Reservation was made well in advance, but were given a table right next to the door, after having trouble finding our name.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood Restaurant. Great food with excellent flavors!

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LawrenceB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is truly fine dining. We had a variety of dishes from the tastingh menu. All had the complex flavors, delicious flavors that a great chef can produce from simple dishes. The gnochi and meatballs were the same, flavored with in house made burrat cheese..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I like supporting local businesses, and 12th Ave is one that I liked very much. Everything was great during dinner except for the call that I received when I got home 10 minutes later (8:20ish pm) telling me they couldn't find the signed receipt and asking me if dinner was ok, implying that I had stiffed them and not paid for dinner. I was not a happy camper being accused of something I didn't do. They said they would check again and would let me know via text whether they found it or not. I was more concerned that someone else got my signature. In any case, by 9:45pm, no text, so I called them. Explained the situation, and the lady said they found it. No apologies. Only takes less than 3 minutes to find my number to send a simple text and let me know they found it. This little part of my dinner experience negated any good feelings I had for the dinner there.

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DM808
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, my server Jake was awesome! I wanted the gnocchi but they were out and I didn't have a 2nd choice. Jake recommended the zozzona and it was amazing.

I also had a gin martini and it was perfect. I don't like my martinis shaken or slushy as most bartenders make it, whoever the bartender was knows how to make a martini!

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vipOrange
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Appreciate they follow strict COVID protocol

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DAVIDB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

12th Avenue Grill gave us great food and service. Everything tasted so good! The wine, appetizers, entrée and dessert were remarkable. Try the Chardonnay from New Zealand - it's smooth and flavorful. Our waiter gave us great recommendations and guided us to choices that were perfect for us. We're going back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Well seasoned. Only flaw was this is the second time in a row a dish was overcooked. I was there last week and had the furekake fish and it was way overdone and I had the shrimp on this visit and whole the flavors were on point, the meat was rubbery.

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vipMadeline
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service!

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Kuana
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Food was delicious. Busy restaurant with great, organized waitstaff.

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ChristopherH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Was set up as a cafe, not a restaurant

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SouPy
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Convenient, easy access. Fresh open spaces. Great service. Delicious food. Couldn’t ask for more!

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JackH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience with cocktails and dinner at 12th Avenue. Our waitress was friendly and helpful with our selections. The food was especially tasty and the Creme Bruelee was delightful.
we enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Very flavorful. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best local favorite. Great service, food, and Aloha!

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RobertN
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
Gnocchi with meatballs was delicious and had the best consistency and perfectly cooked.

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dkl999
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I don't know if my previous review was submitted or not? Food - pricey but delicious. We'll go back for happy hour. Our waiter keali'i was wonderful.

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BigDaddy1231
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

It is a "cafeteria style" to some degree for lunch. You grab table and then go to the cashier to order your food. I have to say that the food is definitely several steps above the "cafeteria" and we were not disappointed with anything with the meal. They are socially distanced with inside and outside seating available.

I'm eager to return and see if the regular table service is back for dinner.

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WahiawaJogger
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Glad they re-opened! Always like this place.

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vipAnonymous
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Will definitely go back!

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HNLeat
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - good, friendly service. Will be coming back!

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KKKK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and casual atmosphere. We'll be back soon.

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CottonSheets
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Expensive burger -- close to $20 with one extra topping. Outdoor seating is in a covered parking lot and tables are well spaced out. Service is warm and friendly. Maitre d' should stop asking people, "How's our evening going so far?" when seating them. It makes her seem ridiculous. What's wrong with "How's your evening going so far?"

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

No more fried chicken every Sunday. Please let me.know when you run a special.

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Terry
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Will definitely go back and try other entrees.

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Alwayshungry
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lot better than I expected. First time and the menu options were quality stuff with unique options. Order when you enter and they bring it to your table

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CherylT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from start to finish. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining was offered and very pleasant for this price range, wonderful lighting, noise level was moderate probably because we were near the bar but the added privacy modifications kept it enjoyable. Our main courses, the ahi special and the black cod, were delicious and well presented. Portions were just right. Chic place for wonderful food and drinks.

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vipMelia
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out with two friends—we were excited to see each other after such a long time! The service was excellent. We loved the tako and the charcuterie appetizers. Can’t wait to go again!

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MaryR
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great lobster sandwich. Hubby had the braised short ribs with Mac salad. Very tasty. Great price on glass of wine too.

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vipPatrickO
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at 12th Ave Grill! Luv the lamb burger with a great glass of wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food was good! Service was terrible.

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birdman93
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always like 12th Ave and are regular customers. We had a nice meal as always. Cocktails are always nice here as well. Lemon Ginger Mint martini is always a favorite. Only issue was we got surprised by outdoor seating. OpenTable did not give us an option. A cold wind blew all night that could get chilly. Probably need another flap on the patio to block the wind...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was slow, I bet this Sunday was their bad day. Only one food runner, food comes out one at the time, cold & one missed orders.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and imaginative selections

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Yumyum2
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally loved our dining experience for my husband’s birthday. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating, the food delicious, our cocktails refreshing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Aloha21
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Meatloaf was not special and gravy was just okay. I think the lunch menu probably doesn't compare with the dinner menu. My husband liked the loco moko but it also wasn't outstanding. The service was really great but would probably just go again to try dinner at this place,

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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 1892 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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