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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (25)
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Local Ingredients (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Casual (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Tapas (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy my Dinners at 12th ave Grill. Service and food are always on point

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We were looking forward to having dinner at the 12th Avenue Grill as we hadn't been there since they had moved quite a while ago. It was very noisy and we had a terrible time trying to hear one another. I have a gluten sensitivity and there was next to nothing for me. I asked about gluten free choices and was told quite curtly that they didn't offer that. In addition, the wine prices were extremely high. We will not be returning.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 6 days ago

Steak was burned on the outside and raw in the middle. Cheap cut of steak. Duck portion was small. Dinning was crowded. Six inches from the other table.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Really love this place. They have a great happy hour.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

True perfection in all aspects. I have been going to restaurants in Honolulu for over forty years. This restaurant has risen to the top of my list.

We had the pork chops and the Valentine Day special. Both were absolutely exquisite.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

The service was awful. Very slow and obnoxious. Left our drinks sitting at the bar so long they were watered down. Food very salty and lacking flavor

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Nice but food is over rated. For a grill really expensive, even for Hawaii. Cook your own rib eye on your grill at home. It will be better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday night dinner was superb. Our first time there but felt like Home.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Jidori Chicken and Duck Confit were delicious!
Great service by staff. Thank you!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service provided by Rae was awesome!
My wife is vegetarian and enjoyed the salad with beets and the fresh baked bread.
I enjoyed the lamb shank as it was tasty and tender.
My wife tried the pasta side dish and didn’t enjoy it as it was just pasta and butter. Rae was quick to address our concerns.
Thank you for a really nice experience!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice restaurant. our server was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. He was there but did not hover. The food is quite good. However, it is a little pricey.

This is good place to go for that "special" meal out (anniversary, birthday.) I'm told that happy hour during the week features reduced prices early in the evening. If that's the case,make a beeline for that because the food is good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I had first been to the 12th ave grill several years ago. I am very glad that it is still there, and glad that they have expanded.
I had the lamb shank and it was AMAZING. everyone in my party enjoyed their food.
The server was friendly and efficient.
This is definitely on my list of places to visit each time I'm on the island.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food. Sunday dinner special $32 is 3 course, great buy. Lots of easy reasonable parking in lot behind. Loved Brussels sprout salad and smoked ahi bruschetta. Wide selection of small plates to share. Something for everyone.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This restaurant never fails. For a night of drinks and pupu's or a dinner with friends. The service is excellent, and the food is always top notch. I would suggest making reservations for more than 2 people, then you are seated promptly and have room to enjoy your night . The drinks and bartenders are amazing and the happy hour menu's is the best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had a business dinner with Five people. The variety of food choices was perfect and everyone raves about their dinners. We had a really enjoyable time.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the freshness and uniqueness of the food! Our service was excellent! Can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Visited Hawaii for Anniversary.

Went to bar before being seated. Bartenders were very nice. Enjoyed and recommend selection fro house drink drink menu.

duck confit appetizer and roasted rabbit leg was excellent.

Entree was served while just finishing appetizer. Felt rushed by service and told them to slow down.

Desert was on the house for Anniversary.

Overall - very good and would return. Just ask waiter not to rush.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great server .. hostess above and beyond. Fairly crowded for a Thursday

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wanted a nice dinner—so, we went to 12th Ave Grill...it never disappoints!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Had an excellent vodka martini
Ordered the porkchop was tasty . The apple/ chutney was disappointing, nothing unique about the taste band was cold. The potato pancake had no flavour .

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good service and food. Also ran into friends that were also dining there. A little expensive but a nice reward for working hard.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

サービスも良く。料理も美味しいお店!
ハワイ旅行の中でNo1でした。

特にマグロ、ホタテが美味しかった〜。

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

リピートするのに相応しい店
料理、ワイン、スタッフとも素晴らしいです
ワイキキからタクシーですが、十分その価値があると思います

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely restaurant of consistently good quality. The new location has very little visual charm, but that’s the only complaint.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NYE dinner was fabulous! Our table was ready promptly at 7 pm and our waiter immediately came over with water. He was fun, attentive and professional. He made several recommendations, one of which was a wine pairing for my main course and it was a winner! We had the pear salad, tako, and the lamp chops and pheasant special. Everything was prepared perfectly, looked delightful and was so flavorful. We both had dessert which was also yummy! Can’t believe we forget about this place. It was truly an exceptional experience! Fabrice our waiter was outstanding!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

2nd time ar 12th Avenue Grill. Remember my first visit as really good; 2nd time I brought my husband and sister-in-law and hoped they would like it as much as me. Service and tasty food did not disappoint. We’ll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday Supper has always been a favorite of ours. For a great meal like the one Mother cooked as a favorite for one of us comes to mind. When I think of meals we have enjoyed @ 12 ave Grill they are among the very best I’ve injoyed of that Itam anywhere!
Bon appétit ,
Ayres & Kate

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was fabulous (best Ahi special so far), service was great, ambiance was ok. But, will be back since the food was delicious

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

4th time at 12th Ave. Grill - it’s a stellar meal prepped with creativity, served with warmth and eaten with joy. Not to be missed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We treated our good friends from California to dinner at your place and all enjoyed excellent food. The service was impeccable. Good menu choices, generous drinks were a plus. My only complaint is the restaurant is a bit noisy. I certainly will recommend the 12th Street Grill.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was wishy washy... some times there was no one around and other times there was 3-4 staff members floating checking on us.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The quail was not outstanding
Loved the battered avocado

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Hokkaido scallops were awesome! Ribeye steak was excellent, as always.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Another tour d’ force. As the song says, “ getting better all the time” and that’s totally true here. Awesome waitstaff, superb wine list and a group of the best mixologists around. I can’t count how many time I’ve had dinner here over the past 5 years. At least twice a month. We’ve tried basically every dish but their specials are a must. We started with a special of what the chef calls a Ravioli stuffed with shredded beef in a curry like vindaloo sauce. We felt it was more like an amazing dumpling or empanada. Next came a Shwarma Spiced Ni`ihau Lamb Shank Roasted pepper couscous, preserved lemon, pickled shallot & fresh herbs with house made yogurt which was so complex and multi national. The Lamb just fell off the bone. The other special main dish was an Ahi cooked super rare and I can’t remember all the ingredients that went into it, sorry. Oh, there was roasted summer squash and orzo. A not too shabby Bandol Rose Tempier. Possibly the best rose in the world.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We continue to be impressed with the classy and high quality service and food at 12th Avenue Grill. Also appreciate the variety of hand-crafted cocktails.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was outstanding. Layering of flavors and presentation so appetizing. Our server Crystal was great. Wonderful experience not to be missed. If we lived here we would be regulars. .

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a great family holiday dinner/get together as son and girlfriend from mainland joined us for a very nice meal . Server (Corey) was on it, informative, knowledgeable and appropriate; other staff help was timely and responsive...
Food was very good, especially rib eye, fish, and pork shank...Girlfriend is vegan, she was happy with her meal, salad, veggies, etc.
Hadn't been here since they moved, will definitely go again...

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Really wonderful service with clever and thoughtful menu. Scallops were perfectly cooked. Skirt steak could be cut with a fork. Pasta al dente. Cocktail of the evening was fresh and light.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great evening with good food and great service! We all had the ribeye this time but next time we'll try other entrees so we can taste and compare. Individual green salad was enough for 3 since we ordered so much. Loved the smoked ahi on bruschetta! Good idea to offer small or large plates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great spot for any occasion. Good food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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