The Reef Bar & Market Grill

3.7
87 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
Located on iconic Waikiki Beach, the Reef Bar & Market Grill offers casual all-day dining modeled after authentic local island meat and fish markets. Guests select fresh “farm-to-beach” ingredients and grill their own steaks beach-side in a one-of-a-kind interactive dining experience. The combination of locally sourced meats and seafood, farm-fresh produce and invigorating trade winds create an incomparable recipe for the perfect meal.
NOTE: Please note when making reservations that we do not accept any requests for ocean-side seating as these tables are "First-come-first-serve".
**Seating preferences will be noted but not guaranteed**
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Fine cuts
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(808) 924-6170
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
*Please Join us for Breakfast with Santa! Breakfast w/Santa @ The Reef Bar & Market Grill December 16, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00am Breakfast Buffet: • Scrambled Eggs • Bacon • Portuguese Sausage • Rice • Country Fried Potatoes • Assorted Pastries • Tropical Fruit Platter • Milk, Juice, Coffee Photo w/Santa, Airbrush Face & Body Art and Balloon Twisting $36 Adult / $15 child 5 – 11yrs. cost includes tax/tip
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Special events & promotions
*Please Join us for Breakfast with Santa! Breakfast w/Santa @ The Reef Bar & Market Grill December 16, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00am Breakfast Buffet: • Scrambled Eggs • Bacon • Portuguese Sausage • Rice • Country Fried Potatoes • Assorted Pastries • Tropical Fruit Platter • Milk, Juice, Coffee Photo w/Santa, Airbrush Face & Body Art and Balloon Twisting $36 Adult / $15 child 5 – 11yrs. cost includes tax/tip
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 87 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.8
service
4.1
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3.5
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Its very similar to the former Shorebird, but the bar is in a better location now and right on the sea. It’s expensive, but the view is amazing. They have oysters now, which my husband loves! They still have grill your own meat too.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

雰囲気、最高です。セルフBBQ楽しいです美味しいです。ただ、床がベタついてます。

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1.0Dined on August 11, 2018

ます、席についてもテーブル担当がちっとも来ない。あまり来ないので、店の人に声をかけたらしばらくして来た。その時に、システムの説明もなく、オーダーはしたが、待ってていいのか、肉を取りに行くのかわからなかった。聞こうとしてもテーブル担当が近くに来ないので聞けない。仕方ないのでまた店の人に声をかけたらしばらくして来た。バドワイザーを頼んだが、私が席を外している間に置いて行ったので、グラスをもらいたいと言いたかったが、また近くにいないので別の人に頼んだ。あと、肉に合ったシーズニングを選んでくれて、その代金をシェフに15ドル払うとメニューに書いてあったが、客が4種の中から選んでいるから金を取るのはおかしい。最後にチェックの時もテーブル担当が近くにいないので、また他の店員にチェックと言ったらしばらくして担当が来た。チップは1ドルも払いたくなかったが、マナーに反するのではらいました。最終日の夜だったので、楽しみにしていましたが、非常に不快な思いで帰国しました。もう行きません。

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

美味しかったし、最高のロケーションで食事が出来ました!サンセットが綺麗に見えて良かったです!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

in this place you have the possibility to cook your meat.

for me isn't what I looking for in a restaurant is just my opinion

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

お肉を注文すると、テーブル担当のウェイターさんが番号の書いた紙を持ってきます。それを持ってお肉のショーケースに行くと、コックさんが生肉を渡してくれます。このシステムがわからずまごつきました(笑)。

メニューにあっても実際は欠品が多くて、ちょっとガッカリ。

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2018

ショアバードの時は、好きに焼けたので良かった!焼くのを管理する人が居て、指示通り焼かないと怒られる。

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The portion was huge so if you are small eater, you might want to share the dish with your friend. Salad bar was great!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Two times in two days. Just keeps getting better and better. Food great Service was a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This place used to be The Shore Bird. Cook your own food or have it cooked for you. The tables are right on the beach, wonderful view, great food and grand service.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

They had a great rep and then it got weird. Someone dressed all the servers in strange non breathable Applebee’s /12.00 Ross clothes. Young cool people great attitude but what era? OMG get it together. Great view -and hard working staff and someone doesn’t get it. Bring back grilled pineapple and true fresh catch. Salmon only?

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

サンセットが眺められる素敵なロケーションの中でのディナーを楽しみにしてました。
残念なのがグッドシートと案内していただいた席がBBQコンロの近くで暑すぎました。この席はグッドシートとは言えないなぁと思います。

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

前の店ショアバードが大好きだった私!
同じ感じかと思って行ったら コストは高い BBQスタイルは変わらないのだが シェフが 付いてて焼いてくれた。 ありがたかったのだが レアで 頼んだせいか 中が冷たい 40ドルも出してんのに すごく残念 メイン以外はブッフェスタイルも変わらないのだが 食材は 半分ぐらい パスタも パンも チキンライス見たいのも 全てない 肉と 野菜だけ 健康にはいいのだが 食べた気が全然しなかった

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

A hidden gem. Served by Jacob who friendly and attentive. Quality of cuts of meat exceptional. Kids had Burger and Chicken tenders - both licked the plates. Great location on the beach - will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great, fun experience. Very friendly staff. Excellent meat!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Reef restaurant has captured and built on all the magic history and great view plus superb steak and grill options I have enjoyed and introduced to my friends and workmates over the 30 years I have been dining ‘at 5he Shore Bird’.
Easy to reserv a table online and better now.. no karioke to annoy and distract.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Didn’t know we’d be cooking for ourselves so in my opinion it was little over priced for having to do most of the work haha. It was really good though. Worth it. Had a great time. Just didn’t read the part about cooking.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Enjoyed good food at a good price. Great view of the ocean and Diamond Head. Sevice was great and friendly and our waitress Amanda did an excellent job taking care of us. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Staff was helpful in preparing our steaks and fish on the do-it-yourself grill. Service was excellent as always. Been great every time we’ve gone.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

基本お料理が出てくるのが、少し遅かったです。

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Not good. Meat is sub-par. Salad bar is iceberg lettuce and few options. Ahi poke was less than good. Add a highly overpriced price point and you have a recipe for disappointment. Basically, if you’re not a foodie and you’re a tourist looking for something to put in your belly then this is the place for you.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

バーベキュー形式でとても楽しかったです。
お店の方々の接客もとても丁寧で安心しました。
英語があまりわからなくても日本語メニューもありとても良かったです。

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The salad for one guest was so late in coming out because of a mistake, but they compted it for us, which was nice. Great views. Great waiter, Justin.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Disappointed to be told even though I booked a while ago and requested a window I wasn’t guaranteed but the staff found 1
A 6pm booking and to be told they had run out of baked and mashed potatoes
The seafood was so overpriced for what you got
A nice touch at the end for the Birthday boy to be given a dessert

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We had terrible service from the time we sat down (with reservations), cooking the food to paying the bill.

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We loved going to Shore Bird... the Reef isn’t even comparable. Very overpriced, for what you get. Service wasn’t that good. Salad bar was disappointing. Definitely won’t be going back.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

What can be said? This location is decidedly a step down from the former "Shore Bird" - but even the shore bird had its faults. This is ok to great when you factor in location and service.

The new brand/concept keeps many elements of the old but has made some clear cost cutting measures.

Our service staff was excellent - Rebekah did a terrific job - very attentive/efficient and genuinely kind. Junior at the grill was a gem also - very kind to my 6 year old who was helping grill - and attentive to the 4 parties (over 14 people) who were grilling all at once. I loved that did he not only ask but also checked (with thermometer) on the level of done-ness each guest wanted. Kudos to Junior for balancing a great personality, a great guest focus, and a great focus on food safety. They should probably give him another person to help watch the grill and aid guests- there is a lot to do.

The salad bar that accompanied the entree orders has taken a big step down from old concept. They have fewer choices overall and no bread or other side choices...the choice to make these menu side items makes sense economically but is a small let down.

The overall food quality is ok - I mean you prepare the protein so it is on you if you mess it up. The way you get the proteins to cook is different now - going to the counter and adding spices/rubs is novel and fun - arguably better than before - but I liked the old way (bringing it to the table and telling you how to prepare).

You can't beat the view, the value for the experience is ok (this is a tourist location), the service provided makes it all better - just wish they had kept a few more elements from the old concept in this new one.

We will return.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We used to go to Shore Bird 2-4 times a month. Always took family & visitors. This was our 1st time to the Reef. The drinks & steaks were very good and the rubs for the meats are excellent.

However, the salad bar was missing a lot of favorites. No bread or pineapple slices to grill. No red or purple potatoes and no garlic salt for the meats. Really missed these items. The salad items on the salad bar were fresh and the dressings were very good.

I believe some of the missing items were on the menu for an additional charge and this could add a lot to the total cost of the meal.

Before when we would arrive about 4:30 pm, there would be a long line and all tables would be full by 5:30 pm. We arrived about 5 pm and left about 6:30 pm and the tables were only half full.

We must not be the only ones that feel a lot of local food items are missing and the prices are higher than when it was the Shore Bird. Will probably try one more time before we decide if this will be our favorite eating place for family & visitors.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Anniversary

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The worse night out we have had in Waikiki and we have been coming here for over 30 years. We booked online and secured our table - we received 3 emails and a text message to confirm. We arrived at the restaurant and there was no booking for us!

The atmosphere was awful - loud, cheap and casual. The prices charged at this place do not reflect the style of establishment!

So aside from not having our booking (even tho I showed them 3 emails & text confirmation!) We had to wait 45 minutes for a table when we arrived!!!

No complimentary drink, no assistance and no discount off our meal - the 3 women on the front of house were so rude!

Our server was nice enough but was literally running around the restaurant as she was looking after all tables on her own!!

They had run out of the 3 different entrees we wanted and were left with oysters that tasted awful and garlic bread that could have been bought from a discount store.

The proteins were good - steak was nice and the fish was good.

The salad bar was worse than awful - there was hardly anything left for us to eat and when we asked for 2 salads to be replenished because they were empty, we were told there was no more!!!

What type of restaurant in Honolulu charges over $40 for a steak and sends guests to the “salad bar” to get their own sides.

The pasta salad was literally a bucket of mayonnaise on pasta - awful. And everything else looked like it had been sitting out on the table all day long to melt and wilt - Terrible.

The website and Instagram account of this restaurant show an upmarket, beachside restaurant, revamped in the recently closed Shorebird... little did we know, it would be in the old, dingy pub that we visited many years ago for a pint and a sing of karaoke!

The promotion and website of this restaurant is deceiving - if you like a Caffeteria meal and willing to pay $, then this is for you.

We wasted nearly $200 for a special occasion dinner - you should be ashamed.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to Mother’s Day brunch and we were overwhelmed by the outstanding service. Our wait staff was more than attentive and friendly. The view- outstanding, fun time for us all

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

自分で焼く作業が面白い

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Be ready to cook your own food, not joking

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

料理も雰囲気も最高でした

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

日本語メニューもあり良心的です。肉が分厚いので中まで火を通したい人はスタッフに伝えてやってもらった方がいいと思います。

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1.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Not a place I will reserve again. Steakhouse prices bit you cook it yourself. If you want them to cook it add $15 per person.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Cooking your own food? Dumb concept. Food awful for the price. Skip

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wonderful view of the Waikiki sunset. Very friendly staff and a nice buffet. There was a carving station with very tasty selections.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome food...we did the dinner buffet because the grill was not operable. I love cooking here for the sunset and the food. I'll be back!

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Have eaten here before when it was the Shore Bird. The grill was either not working or not completed, not sure which one. We should have looked at the buffet before we sat down or should have left when we saw it for the price they were charging. The salad and food was half the selection from in the past under previous ownership and quality was lacking. Never eat here again. Very disappointed!

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