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About 12th Ave. Grill

12th Ave Grill is an award winning neighborhood gem nestled in the heart of Kaimuki. We featuring fresh, local produce as well as meats from Hawaii's local farms and ranches. Our expansive wine list, unique micro brewed beers, and craft cocktails utilizing homemade shrubs, syrups, and barrel aged spirits are the perfect pairings for any palate. Warm service in a Bistro style complement our contemporary American cooking.

1120 12th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Bistro, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Open 7 Nights a Week
Monday-Thurs 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Harding Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 732-9469

Website:
http://www.12thavegrill.com/

Catering:
Originally garnering success as one of the first 'Farmer's Market' chef/caterers in Santa Cruz, California, Chef/Owner Kevin Hanney quickly became the house caterer for wineries like Bonne Doone and David Bruce before establishing himself as the premier movie caterer in Hawaii. The expansion of his award wining farm to table restaurant 12th Ave Grill offers private dining rooms for large or small gatherings on site as well. His 30 years of catering experience delivers not only excellence in food but a vibrant range of possibilities and reliable, responsive execution .

Parking Details:
Parking is adjacent to the restaurant in a ticketed lot. Parking is $0.75 per hour and payable by credit card at a free-standing kiosk.

Public Transit:
Bus stops are on Kokohead ave just before the Waialae Ave intersection for
#1 Kahala Mall-Kalihi transit center, #1L Hawaii Kai-Aala Park with limited stops,
#3 Salt Lake
#14 St Louis Hts/Maunalani Hts.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Hanney & Jason Schoonover

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Sunday Supper. Sundays are a family day. We will offer a prix fixe menu, served family style, every Sunday night. upcoming Sunday Suppers are at 12thavegrill.com/events/

Late night STEAK FRITES & CAB Monday-Thursday 8:30pm-close!
Locals know this $25 steal of locally raised, grass fed beef New York Strip with fresh hand cut fries and a glass Paso Robles Broadbent Cabernet is a satisfying later dinner that can't be beat!


12th Ave. Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (29)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Casual (19)
Fun (17)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Organic (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Tapas (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. Waiter was nice but should have been more attentive.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

開店同時の17:30に予約して行ってきましたが、帰る頃には満席で賑わってました。ポークチョップはかなり美味ですが、サイドディッシュに乗ってる白いやつが薬のような味がしてイマイチでした。が、総合的には大満足です。近くに大きな安い駐車場もあって便利です。

Tags: Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

We had nine for a business dinner. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious. Our out of town guests were very impressed. We highly recommend 12th Avenue Grill!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

友人と2人で行ってアヒのブルスケッタ、ポークチョップ、マカロニアンドチーズを注文しました。全部どれも美味しかったです。ここのマカロニアンドチーズは本当におすすめです!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Loved 12th ave grill. Started with the spectacular sprouts, want to bring them home by the truckload. My carnivores dining partner thoroughly enjoyed the strip and I enjoyed the tender flavorful scallops. Brilliant wine list and wonderfully attentive staff.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was delicious and different. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Definitely will go again..for a special occasion. :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Was our favourite restaurant in Honolulu. Good food and good service. Decent beer and wine list. Wines were 2x market price so didn't feel like they were gauging us. Good, comfortable atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was our first time dining at 12th Ave. Grill and they did not disappoint. We enjoyed the bigeye tuna crudo, farmer’s market salad, pork cheeks on polenta and mac cheese. We really wanted to do the Sun nite fried chicken family dinner, but we were intimidated by the BIG portions. We’ll be back for sure!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good local food done right! Service started a bit slow but they picked up and the food was the star. Hefty portions but classy (not plate lunch). We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food and service
Dishes were all tasty and fabulous choices in the menu

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything was way over salted.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The staff at 12th Ave is one of the most personable, caring, funny, and genuine I've ever encountered in a restaurant. It feels like a community there, and we always love seeing everyone who works there. The service is fantastic. The food is comprised of some of the best ingredients on the island, used in ingenious combinations... but too salty and often too rich. Would love to see them go simpler, more pure, in their flavors, as I think we'd enjoy the food more. Still delicious while in the midst of the meal, but we always leave there feeling salt-bombed. The wine and beer list is well selected and constantly rotates in great stuff; and the cocktails they've designed are some of the best in town. Great place to take a date. Thanks, 12th Ave Grill, and well done.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First, the service, particularly our waiter, Cory, was very good, helpful, friendly and charismatic. After that, it was downhill. We were grossly disappointed by our meal. The grilled ahi and calamari were overpowered by the strong and heaping fruit sauce or chutney. The lamb should not be served with sour cream/lebni, and had no taste. It could have used a good"au jus" that highlights the lamb flavor. The scallops, though cooked just right, had no flavor or sauce to compliment the texture and brng out the flavor. The duck corndogs should be taken off the menu. The grilled octopus dish was one of the worse grilled octopus dishes we've had. Try Livestock Tavern and The Harbor at Pier 38. The brisket and homemade pasta with Hamakua mushrooms were very good. The quality of each meal cannot justify the price. This was my second experience at 12th Avenue and both times the meals left everyone at the table disappointed. We would have to discourage our friends and family from dining here.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is fresh, innovative and delicious. Lots of new tastes to try. The calamari dish was superb with a tomato/onion/cinnamon relish that was to die for.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A plain good place for a "nice" meal, casual bite, or drinks. Great food. Fresh, clean prep. In pretentious.
Its definitely on my "eat here when I'm in town" list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We have gone here four times out of the last five wedding anniversaries. We were seaoted in a booth by the bar, which I really like because I like to see the faces of those working in the kitchen.
We started with the Brussels Sprouts salad and the Beef Tongue small plate. That salad rocked it!
Recommend the Shwarma lamb shank, the steak frittes; but the pork chop was a bit tough. Our daughter had the donuts for dessert and I got to try one. They are heavenly and the Manoa Chocolate Mousse was amazing!
I had the Fresh & Fiorente craft cocktail and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The restaurant isn't small, but it's comfortable and has a cozy atmosphere. It can be noisy, but not ridiculous. The rib-eye steak was terrific, so is the ahi bruschetta appetizer. The food is almost all locally grown or produced and they don't cut corners or the opposite - loading it up with unnecessary sauces and extraneous aioli or other frills.
Prices are higher than at the other 10-15 restaurants within 200 yards, but it's a great evening with good food.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I never have been to 12th Avenue Grill amd found it to be a very nice restaurant. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter, when he was with us was awesome, but he took forever to come over and take our order then again we didn’t see him for a while. We had to ask for bread, instead of it brought out to us like normally. Usually service here is on point so must have just been an off Night for him. All good, we will return just maybe not right away.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The atmosphere of the shop was good, and the customer service was wonderful. I ordered a steak the best I ate. Also, I definitely want to go eat.

Tags: Tapas, Live Music, Hot Spot, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Outstanding service only surpassed by the very outstanding food, from appetizer to dessert. Four different dishes ordered, each one outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everyone enjoyed the food and perfect service from our waiter, Kevin. Delish!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Macaroni cheese and avocado flied was delicious. I recommend this restourant for Japanese traveler.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very professional, great waiters, and beauiful decor etc. One issue: the entrees comes with few meaningful sides e.g. my lamb came with couscous. Why? a different side dish would have been more appropriate and balanced.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

日本語のメニューがあり、スタッフがみんなとても感じが良かったです!お料理も早く出てくるし、とても美味しかったです!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

More of a bar experience again with loud bar crowd... food was very good and service excellent

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We (Both) myself & my Wife enjoyed every thing about this resturant, the service, good ambience, great tasting food, friendly wait staff, excellent desserts, and overall quite reasonable prices for the entrees. We are looking forward to going back there in the near future.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, great service, fun place.........parking was horrible, unfortunately.......

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service and excellent food. The craft cocktails, also delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 21, 2017

First time to eat here. My friends said their food was overly salty and prices high for their fish, meat and pork loin entrees. Limited choices for vegetarians. But, had a very good Deep Fried Brussels Sprout Salad with refreshing blend of different ingredients. Nice, pleasant service. May possibly go again to see if the menu has become more diversified.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent. Appetizers were more to my liking than the mains. The tako, beef tongue and bone marrow apps were outstanding. Great and interesting flavors. The brussel sprouts were good. The flavors in the scallops main dish didn't seem to work well together and the scallops were too salty. For dessert, the flourless chocolate cake was really good and the fruit cobbler was tasty as well. Overall a really nice meal.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

It was very pleasant. Our waiter was so nice!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Did not plan to go out but when we read about the SUNDAY SUPPER with HAWAIIAN SALT & HERB CRUSTED HAWAII RANCHERS PRIME RIB! we immediately made reservations. This also included Roasted asparagus, twice baked Yukon gold potatoes, cast iron Rosemary bread, Thyme-garlic Au jus, Horseradish creme fraiche.
Big island strawberry Cake. This is just one of many unique additions to 12th Ave. Grill's superb regular menu. I picked a 2015 Vacqueyras from one of the best proprietors in the Rhone Valley in France. The best Prima Rib that I've ever had that wasn't cooked slowly on the Bbq grill.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Sophisticated, but not stuffy neighborhood place. Nice selection of starters and main courses. Liked the wine list. It included Picpol de Pinet, my new summer wine! Liked the adult crowd..so many restaurants in Honolulu have lots of parents who bring their children to upscale restaurants where you would not expect infants and toddlers. All in all a very pleasent dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great all the way around. Highly recommend. Food was incredible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I actually mistakenly made reservations for the following evening (Sunday), but even on a Saturday night the front of house calmly and quickly seated my party of six without hesitation. And because dinner was for my mom's birthday, I appreciated their exceptional service. Mahalo.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

A hidden gem. Was told about this place by our bartender at the Hilton Hawaiian Village who said all the chefs go here. It was excellent. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was delicious and our waitress was exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Good as always. Frequent regular. Only slight negative was pork chop was a little tough. Will still order in the future.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was my second time eating here. They have a full selection that should fulfil every appetite. Prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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