12th Ave. Grill

4.6
1850 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 1850 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Matt
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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LALA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

For Mother’s Day seating at lunch, there was no server. You had to take your own drink/cocktail order, as well as entree and dessert to give to the counter worker. I provided a credit card to keep open and they said we hav to order the entire meal at 1 time. Also, after we arrived, were were told they close in 30 minutes, which no one can enjoy Mother’s Day in 30 minutes.
The lunch was made on a make-shift assembly in the side dining room, which was odd.
When ready to pay, you have to go back to the counter to close yourself out. The lady could not find my order and then got the to-go dessert mixed up after I told her 3 times.
Upon leaving, the host told me I could pay with credit card at the booth on far north corner of parking lot near Earl’s and Thai place. This was bizarre cause there was a working credit card booth just steps away near Curves Fitness.
Will not be going back!

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JoyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was disappointed at the need to walk up to the counter to order our food on Mother's Day. I did appreciate the outdoor seating option, and the food came relatively quickly. I also appreciate the deli options, but would have liked to see more unique dishes. Nice, casual dining environment, though I was expecting something a little more upscale. I would've also liked to see more keto/paleo options, as my family is diabetic and it was challenging to take my mom out for a nice meal with such limited options.

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Teri
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We wanted to dine inside. However, I don't believe there was an option given on Open Table. We had to request it when we arrived and luckily there was a table open inside. Even with the change there was minimal wait time.

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vipBear9019
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service at casual, neighborhood place away from all the commotion. The dishes were inspired but not pretentious. Very casual, very pleasant dinner.

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vipRupert
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still reliable, wonderful barkeeper.

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dorisf
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price! Will come back with my friends!

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WhitC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We liked it so much we went to the 12th Ave. Grill twice in four days. I have never had a bad meal here. We eat outside in the parking lot tent, which was surprisingly comfortable. The safety protocols were more than adequate. 2nd only to the food was the wonderful wait staff! Everyone was very professional, knowledgeable about the food, and friendly!

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Konagirl
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We both had sandwiches and my lamb burger was decent although for the price a small salad could have been included. Fries were offered but at additional cost - might as well get a hot entree for almost the same price and comes with a side and salad. My friend’s fish sandwich wasn’t too tasty and she had to ask for
additional sauce.
You order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. The girls are pleasant, but they don’t come around that often as they tend to the counter too.
I heard the customer behind us complain that his chicken sandwich was skimpy and I think it was comped.
We don’t plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had the steak tacos for lunch. The flavors were great however the steak was tough. It seemed like the kind of cut that should have been sliced on a bias to make it more tender. The service was spotty, and not super attentive.

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Bergmeister
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are longtime patrons and keep coming back. The food and service is always excellent

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vipSumnerj
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! The expansion of the restaurant into the parking lot has given it big outdoor and indoor dining areas.

JB
vipJBEAR
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Starters were generously sized for sharing. Preparation was superb.

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Kwhit
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Drinks good. Love outdoor dining option!

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vipSurferg007
Hawaii
61 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Server was good. The only thing is everytime one of the servers walked by he would stare at my wife. Then when she went to the bathroom he seen her coming and took a step back to look. Kinda creepy. Wanted a new place to relax and enjoy dinner not a guy undressing my wife while she walks to the bathroom.

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Heather
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tako was amazing! I am blessed to I have this as a neighborhood place.

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vipPerry
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went on a much needed

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bestofoahu
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants! Everything is extremely well done and I am looking forward to them returning to their full capacity

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vipWaiting4Ewa
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My go to place for a quick lunch. Reasonable prices, varied selection. I like ordering at the counter for quick service. The deli counter is nice snd I like the special canned tuna. Always pick up a can for home. Great for tuna salad

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KatyA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brand new waiter did well. COVID menu a little sparse. Fried tako excellent. You’ve to eat it hot. Lobster mac and cheese and burger were tasty. Crispy fries the best! Nice choices
of draft beer and wines by the glass. Great social distancing arrangement inside. Will have to try happy hour in the bar next time.

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vipFoodiechick21
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

This was our second time given the great experience we had on our first trip here but ended being a huge disappointment. The food was served luke warm and the soup was cold and the server was too busy entertaining the guests at the bar to pay attention to us. We were seated next to the bar where it was loud and busy. This trip no good at all.

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vipRabbit
Hawaii
98 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our classmates had a luncheon at the 12th Ave. Grill. We all enjoyed the food there. It was my 1st visit to 12th Ave. Grill. I heard many favorable comments about the restaurant. I'm glad I had a chance to dine there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went twice during our stay in Oahu. Great friendly service with an outstanding menu skillfully executed. We’ll be back on our next trip to Oahu!

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Petrushka
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I haven't been here in a year. Always loved the pork chop but this time it wasn't as tasty, and the potato pancake not as good, too small. Maybe a new chef?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crew at 12th St were professional, attentive and knowledgeable. The food out of this world! I had the crusted swordfish, melted in your mouth. Our friend had the fried chicken, mom could not make it better. Dessert was semifreddo, a frozen peanut butter mousse. We liked it so much my husband wanted to go back the next evening.

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GraceI
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty. Mixed Drinks were perfect. Overall great experience! Our server Steve was very attentive and made great suggestions.

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AReviewer
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Really safe Covid-19 dining experience. Great service. It's my first dine in experience in over 13 months & it was very satisfying.

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ChargerGreg
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The thick pork chop was cooked perfectly, flavorful and was plenty of food to satisfy. Both the ahi and beet carpaccio, I didn't care for. The house made burrata + roasted Hau’ula tomatoes lacked flavor. The drink service was slow.

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vikhappy
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great ! Long time supporters , ahi dip is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well this place was so good I had to go back within a week. I am ruined for fried chicken now it was the best I have ever had. The second trip I had the pork chop and it was equally amazing. The Ahi dip is like crack!

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vipHawkman50
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My food was excellent but my wife was disappointed. She wanted the risotto which was a menu regular not a special. Unfortunately, they were out of the risotto. Her second choice was not up to expectations.

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Christine
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at 12th Ave Grill. It was our first visit and we intend to come back again.

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vipBrandon
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, super fresh (apparently all locally sourced) and a very good price. I'd highly recommend visiting here.

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vipAnnieM
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with my daughter and her boyfriend who come here often. I was pleasantly surprised at both the food and the service. It was super crowded for dinner and I could see why, We shared the charcuterie board and I ordered the diver scallops. Was cooked perfectly and it was flavorful and tasty. The server was friendly, welcoming and very attentive - which also caught me by surprise because it was so busy, I really thought the service was going to be sub- par. Glad I was wrong. Great place for every day dining - will definitely keep coming back.

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LynnEklund
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors!!!!! We got several different meals to bring home and also taste test.

Everything is made from scratch including breads buns..
Great service.
Definitely has become a new favorite.
Ex Chef Andrew came out and was wonderful to share with him.

They also have food to go. That was a treat both main dishes and their desserts... they are the absolute best.

Check it out. Have already recommended it to friends

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Dawn
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is one of my favorite eateries in Honolulu so I was thrilled to introduce clients to it. They have officially, yet unexpectedly, relocated here and I knew it would soon become a special place for their discriminating tastes as well.

At our mutual preferences we reserved an outdoor table. Is that why the service was sub-par? My friends and I are typically happy at the bar where we can watch the action of Kevin’s chef’s kitchen; even when we eat at a table the service is stellar. Appetizers and dinner entrees were fantastic! Wine selections were perfect. Dessert, not so much. Will these discrepancies from the norm prevent me from returning? Heavens no. Kevin, Denise and their team were early supporters of local farmers and ranchers. I maintain my patronage while they sustain their commitment to island agro-business.

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bestofoahu
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The mushrooms in the rissotto was a bit overpowering but the front of the house staff and kitchen staff took the constructive criticism well. We did also make suggestions about the bread portioning and hope it will be acted upon. The accommidations and service is second to none and we will be returning there again soon. The rest of the food is one of the best experiences and I have been a very long time customer

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KimberlyS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Happy to sit outside, although a bit loud from cars and the street. Service and food was excellent. I will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love 12th Ave grill with their daily specials & innovative cooking & presentation.

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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 1850 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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