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Blind Ox, Honolulu, HI

Blind Ox

4.6
4.6
574 Reviews
$50 and over
Speakeasy
Blind Ox is Honolulu's newest speakeasy providing its guests with a wide selection of premium Whisky and spirits, unique seasonal cocktails, and delicious tapas.
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (808) 254-6369

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mario

  • Private party facilities

    Break the ice and start your night out with something everyone will remember and talk about for a long time! Whether you’re entertaining clients, hosting a corporate party or celebrating a special occasion, our restaurant and wait staff will make it a spectacular event every time!

  • Private party contact

    Clayton Handley: (808) 254-6369

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Paliuli Street

  • Parking details

    Valet opens at 5pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 574 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hawaii

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  1. KS

    KristenS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Soooooooooooooo overpriced for food. The drinks were good but I would still consider them quite overpriced for what you can get a heigh ho house or other similar cocktail driven restaurants
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Very pretentious / everything we got were deep fried / very expensive for no reason
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE coming here! The food is DELICIOUS, drinks are SPECTACULAR and the staff are AMAZING! Loved having my birthday there and having the private white room! VERY FANCY!
  4. F

    Fotu

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were divine. Recommend the Octopus starter.
  5. E

    Erica

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Blind Ox! Wonderful food and service. Bar service was awesome!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lane was an excellent server like a glove on your hand ( great fit). Very unique dishes served , vert diverse. We have ordered many plates to share and eaten every bit of it. Also, great decor and atmosphere, available valet parking. It was slightly loud but reasonable. Some of the noises were coming from enjoying place customers. Highly recommend!
  7. EA

    EbonyA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the environment. Food was amazing, best 1st date I’ve had
  8. C

    Chris

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The blind ox is fantastic, amazing drinks and awesome food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside for dinner aka tapas and every single dish was a home run. The Spanish octopus was incredible with the ceviche being a nice touch. The pickled duo is the perfect appetizer. The standouts of the night was the lobster rolls which had both me and my partner craving more. The steak is out of sight and cooked to perfection and topped with flakey salt. Also do not sleep on the 24k fried chicken, it was great!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Their “A-5” wagyu was chewy and full of cartilage. Worst wagyu quality ever. Everything lacked seasoning. Disappointed as the food was very expensive. Great service though
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing drinks! Loved the decor and vibe, will hit this spot up whenever I’m in Hawaii next.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We were really impressed by the menu items before coming. Once we got there, the quality, quantity, and overall flavor did not meet our expectations or the price. The drinks were lackluster, and the food was not far behind. If you are interested in trying a variety of top shelf liquors, this is the place. But anything that requires service or eating, I would spend your money elsewhere.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We wanted to sit inside for the ‘speak easy’ feel, but we’re told we could not even though we had a reservation. We sat outside in the quiet, uninspiring patio. Food and service were great though.
  14. N

    Nicole

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Our server was amazing however, the place lacked any real visual appeal. The food was also pretty bland and not at all something I’d crave or want to go back again for.
  15. MD

    MapuD

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! They have valet parking at a reasonable price $5. The atmosphere, food selections and drink menu offers a variety for all palates. The food is delicious and service was fast and presented in a professional and friendly manner. They explained in detail the dishes they brought to our table! Love this place so much we’re going back next month to take some friends!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great relaxed spot, we loved the whiskey drinks and staff
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dining experience was fabulous, it was a little hot in the outdoor seating, but our cocktails, food and waitress were out of this world. I would highly recommend this place.
  18. KO

    KateO

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience. The food and drinks are so delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was bad and then our cc Was compromised next day ! Watch out and I wouldn’t give Nicki your card
  20. TW

    TammyW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lets just say"best food ever!" We have been in the food service industry for over 20 years and the overall experience was wonderful!
  21. JM

    JoseM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From my very first interaction with the valet, then a warm and welcoming greeting and triage by the hostess I knew I was at the right place. Then, Sara and Gearóid proceeded to make it a memorable experience with savvy mixology and on point recommendations. They run a tight but joyful bar and were superbly adept at balancing all their guest’s experiences. Where else can you get a great cocktail and unexpected excellent conversation but a speakeasy? Classic drink menu with some inventive and fun twists. The food was excellent, and service had just in time tempo with unobtrusive but friendly interaction. Presentation was just right - no empty pretense- honest but dazzling flavors. Hated to leave and all I can say is I will be back soon. A new favorite.
  22. BL

    BonnieL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The drinks were amazing, but you do pay quite a bit for a cocktail. We had the escargot which had a ton of salty melted parmesan on top; totally unnecessary and ruined the dish. We had the 24k chicken. This too was salty as well and had an odd presentation... they laid a retangle gold foil ontop of one of the pieces. However, the truffle garlic fries were delicious...how can you ruin those. 😁 GREAT GREAT service! I would go back again for drinks... based on these pupus.. I would have dinner somewhere else though.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate my birthday and the Blind Ox did not disappoint. Sarah our waitress was great with suggestions from the menu. Food and drinks were superb and the service was great all around. Will come back again!
  24. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with amazing staff. Ordered the lobster rolls, uni shooters, and bone marrow. The bartender made fantastic drinks for us as well! Will definitely be back.
  25. VP

    VinitaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous setting, great food, lovely service. Worth every penny.
  26. TD

    TammyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chelse our server was amazing! I’m a local, have eaten everywhere on this island and hands down the best dining experience I’ve ever had. Took my bff for her birthday! Food was fantastic, dining experience was beautiful and amazing! Incredible service!!!! We will be back!!!!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Awesome ambiance! Great drinks and awesome staff! Will be back in the future!
  28. E

    Emily

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We had the fried chicken, steak, "blue balls" (mac and cheese balls), uni pasta, and kampachi tacos. They're all tasty but the chicken is the most interesting as it comes with edible gold and honey. I had the Thyme Out cocktail as well and it was light and refreshing. Service was good and ambiance is hip and chill. Valet parking is $5 (don't forget to tip the valet attendant)!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decor was wonderful, Lane our server was amazing. Drinks are strong, food is delicious and we went on a Tuesday night. Make reservations, it’s very chill. Can’t wait to come back. Order oysters and add the uni, it’s a must. Dozen minimum lol.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing drinks and more amazing food if that is possible. cuisine where everything melted in your mouth. Our waiter lane was excellent and it’s exclamations all is astounding dishes and drinks would recommend this place to anyone and we are on vacation I!
  31. JW

    JeffW

    Indiana

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    There selections are impacted by Covid and supply chain. Would like to go back when conditions improve.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal sharing the small plates amongst our group of 8. The staff is passionate about service and the food which is all top shelf chef prepared and well thought out.
  33. B

    Beverly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning interior, great service, an interesting and unique menu for both bites and drinks! Our party of 4 ordered 6 different drinks total and each one had its own charm. The appetizers were yummy, but small so don’t expect to be full unless you order a bunch! It definitely was a great experience and we are all looking forward to coming here again in the future. I would recommend this location to others.
  34. MM

    MoniM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Not really a dinner place but more of a drinking place not my type of place to dine
  35. JV

    JVFive

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Interesting alluring decor, somewhat dark inside. Extensive liquor menu, but could have a better variety of less exotic food choices for tapas. The liquor is a bit overpriced but everything is in Hawaii!
  36. BG

    BillieG

    Brisbane

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved discovering this beautiful restaurant in Hawaii. Beautiful food and atmosphere. The restaurant was so well decorated as well. Didn’t try the cocktails but the food was excellent.
  37. RH

    RobH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience from start to finish. Food was amazing, didn’t try the cocktails, but had a fab bottle of wine. We ate Blue Balls, Arugula/Beets Salad and Marrow Bone for first course and the Striploin Steak and Caesar Salad for main. All dishes were imaginative, presented well and delicious. Definitely on my top ten dining experiences, and we have dined at some fab joints!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t want to share about this place for fear that too many people will go and I can’t get a last minute reservation anymore. Seriously, the food was delicious and cooked perfectly. The choices are plentiful but the real star here is the menu of liquid libations! Don’t hesitate. Go and be satiated.
  39. DS

    DonS

    Orange County

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Inside was cool but we where sat outside, tight and bland. Food and service good, but not a speakeasy just a regular restaurant/bar.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our honeymoon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Blind Ox is rated 4.6 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for Blind Ox

829 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816-1428

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paliuli Street

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Speakeasy, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet opens at 5pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 254-6369

  • Private party facilities

    Break the ice and start your night out with something everyone will remember and talk about for a long time! Whether you’re entertaining clients, hosting a corporate party or celebrating a special occasion, our restaurant and wait staff will make it a spectacular event every time!

  • Private party contact

    Clayton Handley: (808) 254-6369

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