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12th Ave. Grill

4.5
1230 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Bistro, Farm-to-table
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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
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Phone number
(808) 732-9469
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Hanney & Jason Schoonover
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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 .
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harding Ave
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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.
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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.
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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!


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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to Sunday Supper!May 13th Mothers Day's Sunday Supper is a family style dinner of Slow Roasted Grassfed Leg of Lamb $34pp(2 order min) Guava- mint glaze w/ Caesar Salad, Rosemary Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted olives &Ho Farms tomatoes DESSERT is Kula Strawberry Breadpudding

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1230 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 8 hours ago

Great dinner with excellent food and outstanding service

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. little bit loud but fun place to dine in Kaimuki

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great date night experience. A lot of fun small plates such as Niihau lamb corn dogs. We ended up sharing our entree the rib eye steak, delicious flavorful and cooked to perfection. They have a well stocked bar, cocktails and a nice collection of whiskeys.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was good, service was quick. Parking was hard to find, it was a crowded night in Kaimuki

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I've never had such an awesome half-chicken in my life! The jidori chicken was the bomb. I will be back for the second half of the chicken very soon. Our server, Cory, was excellent too.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very friendly from the time you walk in till the time we walk out. Our server was very attentive and fun.
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

One of our favorites when in Honolulu. The atmosphere is casual with nice wood accents and a comfortable bar. Locals come from work dressed business casual. The food is all delicious with lots of local and farm to table dishes. They have small things lates and regular size entrees. We chose the posh special with carrot and beet purée, the lamb shank shawarma and Maui onions with local tomatoes. Everything was tasty and filling. Service is very professional with knowledgeable suggestions and descriptions of the food. Excellent cocktails and a good wine and beer list.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

ローカルなお洒落な店でした。

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This was a recommendation from our hotel. Such a great place. Food was spot on and drinks were creative. Desserts hit the top of my list.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very pleasant decor and friendly staff. Gosh was our server and was wonderful and helpful. Food and service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We brought my brother who was in town for the week to one of our favorite neighborhood spots. He gushed over the ribeye and thanked us for introducing him to 12th Avenue Grill. The food and service were as superb as ever!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Sorry to say, as I Am the most forgiving diner on the planet, but the pork chops were undercooked -- and perhaps because this fact might have been known, the server did not ask how our meals were. Also, lamp shank was very salty. Overall disappointing. But good cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Started at the Craft Bar and filled up with great pupus and drinks! Then went to our dinner reservation and still shared a few entrees and desserts! A fabulous evening!

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My friend and I, Honolulu residents, had dinner at 12th Avenue tonight, and the food as always was great (seared opah, leg of lamb). It was a Sunday night, which we like because it is usually little quieter. Our waiter was extremely pleasant. The only negative was dealing with the hostess, who sat the two of us in the side room off of the main dining room at a tiny table in the corner next to two parties of 8-10 people. I would have understood this if we were walk-ins, but we had made a reservation 2-3 weeks prior and eat there, if not often, then regularly. When I asked politely if there was somewhere quieter (my friend and I noticed several empty tables in the main dining room), she instantly said no without making any attempt to accommodate us. I didn’t want to argue so we sat down, but when I asked our waiter a few minutes later, he reseated us immediately in a quieter section of the dining room with 3 empty tables adjacent to us. Since the hostess is the first person guests interact with, it might be good to hire someone with at least the slightest interest in customer service, otherwise guests might - as I considered doing - just turn around and walk out in the face of such blatant indifference.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love the 12 Ave Grill as it offers Chef created options. They try to use a mix of local and commercially marketed produce and meats. The food is clean, well prepared, and the service is done by a staff that under stands service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was on point & food was extremely delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Love 12th Ave Grill!! We had wonderful service and a delightful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Highly recommended for carnivores.
Diverse menu.
Corkage $20.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants on Oahu, 12th Ave always delivers great food and service. Go!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Menu is very eclectic, which we like. However, to me, the meat was way over-seasoned to the point that you couldn't enjoy the taste of the meat. I got the ribeye and couldn't really appreciate the meat itself because of the glaze/sauce which overpowered any taste coming from the beef. Also, my husband ordered what we thought was a Porterhouse, and it came out as pork. Apparently it is a "Porkerhouse"??? The waiter should have clarified this when we ordered it, as it was also not clear on the menu that this was pork and not beef.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

great service, great food, very fun place to go with family and friends

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

It was a very busy Sunday night but our server and other staff took very good care of our party. Food was delicious and portions very generous. Complimentary guava bread pudding for a belated birthday celebration was a nice touch (candle and all!)

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Tony was excellent. Great explaining and experience. Well recommend. Great food. And my date made it all the more special.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Family style Sunday fried chicken was very fun!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Parking was such a nightmare we were not happy when we finally got in. Food was good, service was fine, noise level was high and wine by the glass was very expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

When my wife and I moved to Hawaii six years ago there was only one restaurant that we could consider on the level of the great Williamsburg/ Greenpoint Brooklyn restaurants and that was Restaurant Town. It still is in our top five. 12st is truly the only true restaurant on Oahu that fits the above category. Relocate it to NYC and you would find it very difficult getting a reservation. Last night we could have gone for any of their always daily specials but we opted for our go to Shwarma Spiced Ni`ihau Lamb Shank Roasted pepper couscous, preserved lemon, pickled shallot & fresh herbs with house made yogurt. Just had to have it. We then also shared an Ahi Poke with more of a Tahitian twist. No matter what you chose you honestly will have a ver exciting dinner. Being former Wine Educators we marvel in their extensive temperature controlled wine menu. Rick Lily, the restaurants wine specialist is one of the two best in all of Hawaii. Forget about all the hoopla about wine soms etc. , Rick and Chuck Bussler from Restaurant Fete know Wine and are passionate about Wine as we are. There is no pompousness when it comes to Wine. They KNOW their wine.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Hat uns sehr lecker geschmeckt. Abseits von den Touristenmassen kann man das Restaurant wärmstens weiterempfehlen. Schneller, freundlicher Service. Parken ist kostenpflichtig. Wenn wir Mal wieder da sind, sehr gerne wieder.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Yummy food (ribeye was delicious!) and nice, friendly servers. Like that they source locally when possible.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Took out friends from San Francisco on their last diner in Hawaii. They loved the food (and the fact that almost all of it was local) and the service.

Best place they’ve been to while on vacation on Oahu. Highly recommend their pork chop (Maui) and Hokkaido Scallops (Japan).

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Amazing food! A little cold inside!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I have never been disappointed at 12th Avenue. The wait staff is friendly and professional. I never have to ask for anything. They do not hover. The experience is one of the best in Honolulu.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a spur-of-the-moment dinner with two good friends. We were able to find a table at a reasonable time (surprise) and had a delicious and delightful time. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive (despite being extremely busy). The entrees and main courses (Opah, scallops, pork) were extremely tasty and well-presented. The wind was excellent. And no one hassled us about staying a long time.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

12th Street Grill was recommended by my stepmom and it didn’t disappoint. We reserved a table online and it was just a few minutes before we were seated, when we arrived. Wait staff was attentive and manager stopped by for friendly conversation. Menu was creative and delicious. Great drink list to support the food. Would definitely return!!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

After wonderful dinner with outstanding service a week prior, my out of town visitors asked to return to 12th Ave. Grill for another dinner. Sadly, our experience on Friday, 3/23, was disappointing, primarily due to the service. Our waiter was, at best, disinterested, and seemed to be mostly concerned with getting us out the door as quickly as possible. We felt rushed throughout the meal. The meal was fine, although I had to send my steak back as it was undercooked. This is the first time I have felt disappointed at 12th Ave Grill, having dined there a number of times in the past year, so I will chalk it up to a waiter who was having a bad day.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

!2th Ave Grill is one of my favorite restaurants.
The food is delicious and the wait staff is so friendly.
I love the Lemon Ginger Mint cocktail.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

3年前にも来店したが、今回もとても美味しかった。特に、Macaroni and Cheeseは絶品。
日本人と分かるとお箸を出してくれ、サービスもとても良かったです。

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Our meals were wonderful and cocktails were amazing! Love this restaurant and always leave wondering why I don't go more often.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Our friends from Japan, who go to any great restaurants in Japan and in Hawaii were very impressed with your tasty and fashionable menus. We really enjoyed the great food and great local flavored food in your menu.
However after the meal, we ordered coffee and coffee was not very fresh. not even warm enough. That spoiled the entire meal to me. May be milk was too cold. When I serve tea, I will keep the milk in room temperature so, tea does not get too cold. to do so, warm up the milk jug and poor the cold milk in it, that is the secret.

Mahalo Sue Eguchi, Tea instructor

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

アワビ、海鮮サラダ、ポークチョップ、マカロニチーズを注文して2人でシェア。アルコール飲まずに約75ドル。
アワビは大きくてコリコリ、日本で食べていたアワビって一体何だったのだろうと同行者と話しました。ポークチョップは私の苦手なシナモンが少し効いていて個人的には苦手な味でしたが、すべての料理において味付けが繊細で凝っていました。既製品のタレにどしゃっと付けて終わり、みたいな大味の料理は1つもありません。
雰囲気はカジュアルすぎずかしこまり過ぎない感じです。子供づれはいなかったので、大人がかしこまり過ぎずに創作アメリカンを楽しむお店、というイメージです。日本人旅行客は何十席もある広い店内の中で他に2組ほどでほとんどがローカル客。店員さんも愛想が良く、ついつい頼むか迷っていたマカロニチーズを頼んでしまいました。
ワイキキ中心部から離れているので車で向かう方も多いと思いますが、とにかく周辺の駐車場がこの夕食時間混んでいて空きがありません。
6時前に着いて約20分、駐車場の中をウロウロ。店の裏の駐車場は空きそうもないので、道を挟んで反対側のコイン式駐車場でたまたま目の前の車が移動しそうなのを見つけて駐車ができました。食事終わりにタクシーの手配はいるか?と店の方も聞いてくださったので、こちらにはタクシーなどで向かうのが正解のようです。
次回ハワイに行く事があれば、今回注文できなかったメニューを試してみたいです。今回ハワイで行ったお店の中ではNo.1でした。

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