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Blind Ox, Honolulu, HI

Blind Ox

4.6
4.6
645 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 29 times today

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 645 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oahu

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  1. HC

    HamishC

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful drinks and tapas with great flavours and tasty combinations. A great place for foodies and those who love a wide selection of wine and cocktails and a wall of whiskey and bourbon among others. Great date night location.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt so spoiled dining here! Even just picking the more affordable items on the menu — we had such a divine experience that made us happy we decided to try something new. We’ll be back, and I’ll be bringing more people with me next time! Food was amazing & the cocktails were an experience of their own! The ambiance was sultry and perfect for our date night. Only thing was that maybe the playlist was stuck on a loop? We heard the same song almost every other song which could’ve just been a fluke but definitely was a minor distraction. Overall, 10/10 and will be going back soon!
  3. KB

    KristenB

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blind Ox has become one of our new favorite spots on Oahu. The food, service, and ambiance are on point, and the cocktails are delicious. Thank you, Isabel, for making our anniversary special.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Overall very good. Good place to wind down and have a nice dinner or just some drinks!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at the bar 2 nights in a row. Once for dinner and once for drinks. The food was delicious. The cocktails were amazing. The whiskey selection was great. The highlight of both visits was Boo, whom was working the bar both nights. She was a delight, engaging, and just absolutely made our visits the best.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Amazing Amazing!! We sat at the bar and enjoyed the entire experience!! Will definitely be coming again!!
  7. SB

    StephanieB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time, we returned for a 2nd night! We loved meeting Boo behind the bar and her cocktails are a work of art. Duck prosciutto was a stand out dish!
  8. MK

    MaeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My first time at a speakeasy, not to mention it was for my birthday <3 would definitely visit again!
  9. I

    Ibid

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There is an extensive selection of adult beverages set in a Prohibition style (for lack of a better description) ambience. Their tapas were excellent. The wait staff are attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. This will be our go-to speakeasy with all our out of town friends! FYI - parking is scarce but an affordable valet parking is available. An alternative is to park across the street in the two-level Kapahulu Shopping Center parking lot but please be extremely careful crossing the busy Kapahulu Ave.
  10. P

    Peabo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Cocktails, service, food. Super cool time!!
  11. D

    Darel

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sat at the bar and the staff was amazing! The food was excellent!
  12. JY

    JulieY

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service is outstanding with knowledgeable staff. Food was good but I wouldn’t recommend the shishito pepper and fried pickle apps.
  13. CA

    CaitlynA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such an amazing time sitting at the bar. Boo was a cocktail wizard, concocting the most delicious drinks!! Beyond that, Boo was also super friendly and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Both service and food were on point! I would highly recommend this place.
  14. HM

    HeatherM

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in for an experience. We definitely got it! Shared Charcuterie Platter, Calamari & Marinated Prawn dishes. Each delicious. Cocktails & Champagne were on point. It’s not inexpensive- but hell; we knew that before we got there. It was a great night out - love the layout of the ‘speak easy’ room - lots of energy but very private in the booth. Go.
  15. k

    kaboolie

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The servers are great, Anticipate when you need something. They don't hover but are very friendly. Food is unusual for bar food but excellent. Quite a meal with different items to choose from and their drinks are outstanding!
  16. SZ

    SteveZ

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and drink. Atmosphere was great and bar selection unbelievable
  17. DF

    DisneyFan

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Cool zone but maybe not worth the hassle. Salad (tired Caesar, not chilled) arrived after the food. Steak was luke warm, escargot was good. Mexican cokes were good. A little long in the tooth with service. No fork (chopsticks?) for the salad.
  18. t

    tanjab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cool place, atmosphere is rich and luxe, best charcuterie board on the island perhaps? Bring your friend with the wallet though!
  19. SW

    StephenW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As what others have posted here, I will agree with. Food is pretty good but nothing you can't find elsewhere. You really want to come here if you want to drink whiskey or other cocktails. The vibe of the place is good. The servers were pretty good. However, expect to pay about 20 percent more than similar dishes at other places. For example, the bone marrow dish is $28 dollars but you can get the similar dish at Livestock Tavern for $23 dollars. This place would have gotten a better review if the prices were a bit less.
  20. A

    Anarchist

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The drinks and food are expensive, small, and a bit gimmicky, but were generally good. The ambience was good and it's a fun place to go with friends or on a date with someone you know well (but not a good first date spot!). Parking is horrible, but they do valet and the stripmall parking is a short walk away across the street.
  21. KB

    KristenB

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome spot to check out! Great food, drinks, and service. We really enjoyed our dining experience. Will definitely make it a regular stop on any trip to Oahu.
  22. TN

    TravellerNFoodLover

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails. Service was excellent. Fabulous decor and ambiance. So many things on the menu that I would go back and try. Everything sounds good. Super happy with the overall experience of this new speakeasy!
  23. k

    kaboolie

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    An ideal evening. Great drinks, the best french fries, escargot and beet salad. A casual relaxing place with creative cocktails.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My daughter
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Only ate appetizers because they were so delicious. Server was very friendly and helpful! Octopus and Bone Marrow were phenomenal!
  26. AK

    AnthonyK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A luxurious and sexy vibe when you walk into the bar/dining area. Amazing, well balanced cocktails accompany the decadent and delicious menu. A great spot for date night or a larger dinner with friends , family or co-workers. The well curated bar is worth the trip.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give 10 out of 5 stars I would. The drinks... AMAZING, The food... DELICIOUS. If you're looking for a quality place where blended flavors is important, you have to come here!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Pricey but worth it. Only put 4 on food because we tried 2 things that were great but nothing insanely special. What stood out what the Wagu, lobster rolls and the French onion soup! Amazing.
  29. HG

    HungryGirl

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful inside. Cocktails were outstanding. Food was creative and tasty.
  30. AM

    AshleyM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the cocktails and food are exquisite
  31. CM

    ChristopherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the speakeasy interior! Great service and yummy food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Boo! She is the best! Our drinks were amazing and she totally made my gf’s bday dinner wonderful! -charli sotomora (RJ’s sister, from la)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall a wonderful night out with an eclectic ambiance.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here! We come to se Boo and her amazing drinks!! They always make the best cocktails and the food is very good too.
  35. M

    Matt

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Ambiance is good. Drinks and food were ok. The tapas we tried was dressed up pre-made bar food. Prices are not on par with quality overall.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from start to finish (hostess and waiter were very tentative. So very helpful letting us know the ingredients of our food. The drinks are next level yums. Food was delicious! Not your usual lighted ambience (we had a table inside-its a must to schedule a reservation for preferred seating areas, the choice of table inside, the bar, or outside seating). Great place to celebrate/have a romantic date night out.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Food and drinks were perfect and our waitress was great!
  38. GN

    GiuliaN

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the atmosphere. Parking can be tricky, but they have valet. Food is very good . Drinks are good too, but here like elsewhere the volume of drinks is small thanks to giant ice cubes and the price is high. Tapas means small plates portions as well. Excellent staff.
  39. SJ

    SusanneJ

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been eying this spot since it opened. finally got to try it out and we were pleasantly surprised, it's a tad expensive for a regular night out, so, can't be a regular haunt, but we can bring out of town guests, and they'll love it. the lobster rolls were definitely amazing... we'll be back!
  40. D

    Duke

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    The ascetic was trying very hard. Drinks were okay, but again trying very hard. They weren’t very balanced and all came in the same glasses, Manhattan in the same glass as a sour. Food was fine, but then had some wild expensive 24k gold leaf plates- trying very hard. Catch the trend?

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 645 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 29 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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