Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Honolulu

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293 reviews
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At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products. Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion. Our restaurants and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages. We feel it is this combination of elements that make a great dining experience possible. The Gordon Biersch heritage of superior beer, great food and good times are now served up fresh daily in locations stretching coast to coast. Committed to using only the freshest and finest ingredients, our restaurants showcase a passion for food with seasonal menus, daily specials and frequent changes to the regular menu. Each restaurant features a unique décor and atmosphere that provides an inviting space.
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J
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Indefensibly bland, borderline gross food for the (outrageous) price. Cocktail shrimp in the $5 a pop shrimp tacos. ground chicken paste in the southwest eggrolls, soggy wontons with the ahi nachos.

cocktails were fine.

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PW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience because it is lovely to sit at the waterfront eating very tasty food. For mother’s day with my family it was a perfect lunch as the children also enjoyed excellent food. The service was very good as well.

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London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very nice dinner, and would highly recommend the blackened fish burger or the fish and chips. There was quite loud music which was fine, although quite hard to have a conversation. Service was a little bit patchy as our waitress kept forgetting things and disappeared for quite long periods. Overall a good experience, but room for improvement

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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty food & beers. Nice location along water. Nearby parking ($3 / half hour).

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OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the southwest egg rolls! Delicious!

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DW
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The pasta entree was AMAZING !!!
There was a live band there, "Blue ..." something, that was very good also.

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Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

It’s been sometime since we’ve dined at Gordon Biersch, and after our moat recent dining experience, it may definitely be our last.

When we checked in the hostess was ready to seat us right away. She handed our menus to another server who looked like she was ready to go home. Her hair with her bun more than half falling out and dragging.
After we were seated our server came and greeted us in a fairly quick timeframe. But she definitely was forcing a smile and it felt like she was trying to quickly get rid of us. Nonetheless, she was fairly efficient, just lacking enthusiasm.
What really disappointed me most about this dining experience was the food expeditor who was less than thrilled about being at work and even less than thrilled about having to serve people. Her actions fell short of throwing the food on the table and rolling her eyes. That alone is enough to prevent us from dining at this Gordon Biersch again.
Definitely do not recommend unless you’re coming for the live music and hanging out at the bar.

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EK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Reservation was right on time. Service was great and entertainment with Ben Vegas & Maila was outstanding! Will definitely be back.

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J
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the evening band, great service, great variety of beer, beautiful harbor views, in & outdoor seating and tasty plates!

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CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

My family loved going to Aloha Tower's Gordon Biersch when we lived on Oahu 1998-2000. Friends had told us it was closed so we were thrilled to see it open when we returned this year. The food is no longer good. Our Ahi salad (1 out of 5) had wet, soggy lettuce and Ahi. Poke,Buffalo wings and burger a 3 out of 5. We asked for a pretzel with no sausage and got 3 skewers of sausage anyway. The restaurant used to be solid and consistent. A sad decline.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, fast service and reasonable prices. Not much view because of large cargo ship but a bit of the ocean was seen. Over all we would frequent it again!!

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DM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You can't beat this location situated in the Aloha Tower. Beautiful weather and views of the harbor enhance the great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Restaurant had no record of my reservation. I showed the manager my confirmation and she still couldnt find it. Food was not the greatest, will probably not go back.

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Not on a Friday night; music too loud for conversation; slow service (not enough wait staff, at one point not even enough clean silverware to offer; both steaks we ordered for medium rare were well done; we asked that they be cut pupu style but we had to do it ourselves; not enough waitstaff to serve more than one beer in the over 2 hours we were there

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S
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good there. Asked for rice instead of the pasta in the pasta dish and was no problem.
The sun changed positions and it was no ptoblem changing tables.
Friendly service....great view....wonderful food. What else would one want.

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J
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wed night is jazz night being performed by rotating professional instrument players, no cover charge.

Beer of course, seasonal and the expected styles fresh and yummy.

Got the brewers steak, so flavorful, lightly charred and juicy, didn't need any sauces.

Beautiful outdoor covered seating and bar area. Dependable place overall.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Michael was amazing! He made our whole experience. He was attentive and very friendly with out being "too much". The food was very tasty the drinks were very good and well priced. We had a table on the lani with a great view of the water and a nice breeze. Overall a good experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always fun here good drinks , food and music. Dancing outside

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Waited for salad to come then it came with our dinner! Stated to server about it should have come before dinner & was told however it comes out!!!

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O
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good new menu. Very delicious.

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NR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great seared tuna. If you want a hearty, tasty plate that doesn't pile on the calories, you have the option at this place. Great Sunday night, not too crowded, the two of us enjoying dinner overlooking thr quiet bay.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and professional staff. Everyone in our party loved their food. I didn’t eat all of mine and the GM asked why in which I told him it wasn’t what I expected and he comped that particular dish. He asked if there was something that I would like instead and he had the chef make it for me. He didn’t have to do that but he went out of his way and it was very appreciated.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We initially sat down and were not approached by a waitress... we waited for 20 minutes until one showed up, but we were not even asked our drink orders or given four menus (they only give us two) we ended up leaving without ordering

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EC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and a nice view of Honolulu harbor as you dine. Nice sunsets too.

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MY
Hawaii
104 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Whenever in Honolulu, we stop if for a fresh beer, a scenic view, and a delicious pupu at Gordon Biersch. A great place to gather.

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J
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wed, Fri & Saturdays have live music. Beautiful harbor views, rotating seasonal beer brewed on site and tasty dishes.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The service which I received on my last visit (lunch) was disappointing, but I would still recommend the restaurant due to its ambiance, good food, location, and atmosphere. At my last visit, we were charged the wrong prices for the entrees, and a note about celebrating a birthday was completely ignored. Otherwise, it was a wonderful lunch.

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TI
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was not what I expected at all. The waterside seating had terrible light and there really isn't a view.

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MC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great service!! Perfect
Place to meet up with old friends

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Table was perfect. I asked for inside yet close to the stage. However no wait help came to take our order. I had to stop one and ask. She ended up taking our table even though she has the outside tables. My drink was WAY OVER PRICED. Apple crown with cranberry was $12.00!!!!! Are you kidding me?!! I swear we did not pay those prices before. Food was good, fish tacos, garlic fries, flatbread pizza. Music great!
Yes I will go back again but not pay that price for my drinks again!

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a relaxing evening with great food, great beer and great entertainment!

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MT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Best place for a business lunch along the waterfront

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1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had guests from abroad and invited them to special dinner. Our experience at GB had been positive--nice scenic view, good beers and nice pupus--until then. I made a reservastion via open table in advance because I planned a dinner on Friday. On that day, as we arrived there, staff said they cannot provide food because electricity in Kitchen was broken. She also said they don't know when they can really fix it--maybe within a few hours... or maybe not. I felt so bad for my guests. Why did GB not tell me--someone who carefully made a reservation --the trouble soon after it happened? Did GB know how hard it is to find a good restaurant in the evening on Friday? Very sad and frustrating experience at GB. The time with guests has gone neve to return...

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D
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The location of the restaurant is nice - right by the water. However, the area is now a university campus and was very desolate during the dinner hour. We were seated by the bar area and the wait person was not attentive at all. Took a while to get service and our food. Food was mediocre. This used to be a favorite dining spot whenever we visit Oahu - not any more.

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Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I find it very strange that this restaurant does not allow patrons to sample wines. This is the first tine I've been told by a server that they do not allow patrons to sample a wine when choosing one to accompany their meal.

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MT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shrimp and lobster tacos were great, but the Kobe Burger was a little dry. Overall good place to go for a dinner and a beer and highly recommend the Bavarian Pretzel!

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SJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambience , and super food and value!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was amazing and the food was wonderful. Our waitress was very nice and checked on us regularly.

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MM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The live music was very loud, even in the dining room.

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B
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

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