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About Ryan's Grill

In 1983, Ryan's changed the look of restaurants in Hawaii forever. Our signature open kitchen offers guests a view of the chef and his team preparing island favorites and American classics. Our mirrored bar is stocked with a hundred variations of elixirs used to create a variety of delectable cocktails. With our diverse menu, vibrant atmosphere and top-notch service team, Ryan's is a renowned favorite for not just locals, but military and mainland visitors alike.

1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Asian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00am-12:00am

Holiday Hours 2017
11/23/17 Thanksgiving 11:00am-9pm
11/24/17 Black Friday 11:00am-10:00pm
12/24/17 Christmas Eve 11:00am-9:00pm
12/25/17 Christmas Day 2:00pm-8:00pm
12/31/17 New Year's Eve 11:00am-9:00pm
1/1/18 New Year's Day 11:00am-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Kamakee St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 591-9132

Website:
http://ryansgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Covered parking garage with valet available

Executive Chef:
Kristopher Fleming

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Ryan's Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (26)
Happy Hour (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
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Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Scenic View (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Kid-friendly (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great Beer (7)
Live Sports (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Waterfront (7)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Our waitress Judy was very friendly and attentive. So sad that Ryan's will be closing after 34 years.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Sad to hear that Ryan's Grill is closing. One of my favorite restaurants. Wish they would reopen at another location.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Sorry they're closing. So sad. Going to miss the food and friendly folks there

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Been a regular customer since 1991 and so I think it's a shame that Ryan's will be closing down soon...it was an unusually busy and noisy night, even had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations...if you do go before they close their doors, do a sunset meal, and consider eating family style.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyable environment. Sad that they're closing shortly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Servers were very attentive. We waited a little while, but they paid attention to use.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is still very good but the menu items are shrinking. They don't have much on their menu now. And the restaurant isn't as busy as it used to be, even during Happy Hour.

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great as usual!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Menu and wine list are a bit limited but the location of the restaurant and friendly servers make it a place I will return to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The menu could have been better, i.e., more fresh local fish (refrigerator problems, apparently). The table top was sticky: old varnish? The server was exceptionally good. It would be nice to have happy hour prices at the table!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Nice place for a quiet lunch with friends and family. Nice variety on the menu, as well as the long time favorites of clam chowder, french onion soup, crab dip, and key lime pie. Yum! Time to go back!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was fine, except too much meat and too few veggies and too little cranberry sauce. Good margaritas. Excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was very good overall for the price. The waitress, after the initial order came back once to check on how we were doing then, never came back to check on drink refills, or if we wanted dessert or anything else, she just came back with our check!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We ventured out to Ryan's for Thanksgiving, with some trepidation and low expectations due to mixed reviews and the transition going on at Ward Center. At 130 pm Ryan's was moderately busy and reasonably quiet. Our server Jasmine was very accommodating and responded positively to each of our various special requests. This made a big difference and made our experience very enjoyable. Prime rib Kincaid's style is still worth a visit if that's what you crave. The Thanksgiving special turkey was tasty and a good value. The restaurant itself is understandably dated and feels a bit run down and starved for capital. Go casual and with the right server, it can still be worth the trip.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I went for Thanksgiving lunch and it was really good. They had the best crunchy pumpkin pie. Now I am thinking to reserve for Christmas lunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dine at Ryan's a lot because we really like this restaurant. The only consistent negative is the amount of time it takes for them to serve the dessert. We ordered the key lime pie and pumpkin crunch & it took 20 minutes for it to be served. We keep hoping it will improve but it does not so we will continue to dine at Ryan's but we have to remember not to order dessert.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family had our Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday. Server was polite and attentive. There was nothing that I could mention that stood out. We had a good, pleasant time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The wait was long, it took almost an hour for the appetitizer plate to be served. The disappointment was the roast vegetables, which were pale and limp, with mostly squashes for the vegetable combo. There was only one choice on the roast beef which was a 12 oz cut. We did anticipate a long wait as it was Thanksgiving, but this was just a little too long.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Although I made reservation in advance for Thanksgiving brunch, I was told to wait to be seated. While others without reservation were seated first. In addition, I did not appreciate to be seated by the bar since we had advance reservation. Informed the hostess, we had advance reservation and I would like to be seated in the dining section for my 11:00 am reservation vs being seated by the bar. My family and I were finally seated at 11:20 am at a table way in the back corner. There were other tables that were available by the window with a better view and setting. Once seated, one of the table setting had a foul (foot odor) smelling napkin and one glass had lipstick on it. The whole ambiance was disappointing since we were celebrating Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving brunch experience was different from our last visit at Ryan's, being more pleasant. I would rate Ryan's a "C" due to inconsistent service.

Improvement Item: Hostess should seat those with reservation first, especially when the restaurant just opened with table available for those who made advance reservation. Glass and setting (e.g. napkin) should be inspected to ensure cleanliness.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Always such a pleasure going to Ryan's - great food, good ambiance, and excellent service!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Ryan’s Grill isn’t like it used to be. I was disappointed this time. Food isn’t near as good as it was several years ago. Service was slow (maybe it was our particular server because the hostess even checked on us).

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wait help, Rosalie seemed off and a bit inattentive, always making an excuse when asked a question. She made a mistake with drink order, had to send it back. Found a dirty utensil, she grabbed it and rubbed the area on it and said it was just “oldness!” It was clearly dirty with food on it!! Appetizer came out last, but only after we asked about it. She said sometimes things don’t come out in correct order, or something in those words and gave other reasons why it took so long. We mentioned we made Rez because of the Jo Koy promo. She looked at the ticket my guest attempted to show her and she quickly cut us off by saying, she will handle it ! She didn’t listen to our complete sentence and then failed to give us the promo discount! She was very unprofessional and when she came to look for the bill folio and couldn’t find it ( my guest was so irritated by that time, she walked the bill to the bar for a managers assistance), she stood at our table and began asking what was wrong. We proceeded to tell her. Then she commented that she’s not “hovering” but clearly that’s exactly what she was doing!! Waiting for my guest to return, so she could ask her what was wrong! She began apologizing but by that time we were done with confrontations and listening to her excuses! We understand she has been with the company a long time, but I too work in the hospitality industry and have never experienced a wait help conduct herself in the manner that she did. The restaurant was very slow that night but yet she seemed a little overwhelmed. I can only imagine what service would be like if there was a full house!! But I know everyone has their days. And although my guest was very upset and walked out we still left a 10% tip. It could have been worse if not for the manager coming to our aid. be back because we know that overall, one incident cannot and will not ruin Ryan’s reputation. We enjoy happy hour and the friendly staff and bartenders on our Friday night pau Hana visits!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I like the food and atmosphere at Ryan's, but there was a live singer and the music was just too loud. We could not hear ourselves across the table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good service. Wide variety on menu : burgers,steak, fish,salads, chicken and pasta. Had trio salad; best was blue cheese. Chicken salad was ok. Too much dressing on pea salad for my taste. Rigatoni with meat sauce was good and a better choice.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I've always enjoyed Ryan's, but extra glad they added Kincaid's! Excellent! Love the yummy dishes we had! Will be back soon!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Every thing at this restaurant has gone down. The menu is a joke and the quality of the food is nothing to write home about either. Very disappointing!

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Sad and dreary. There were plenty of staffers and few customers but it took a long while to be even greeted by a server. We had happy hour menus only at our table. When a server eventually arrived we had to ask if the regular menu was available. We never even received water.

Very disappointing experience. Not what we were expecting from Ryans.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome food and superb service!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Enjoyed it very much...only downside is that I noticed the floors and table were "sticky." Needs to be professionally cleaned?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always perfect!
Good service and delicious food!
Price is really reasonable!

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Limited menu as 3 of 6 refrigerators were down. Service could have been better.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Been coming here since the 80's. LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Food excellent as always!! Thank you for making our 25th anniversary special@

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Spicy, Tapas
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food, great service.
Ryan's is my go to place!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved our experience. We were seated promptly and the food came quickly. Our waitress was able to substitute extra veggies for my rice. THAT made my day!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I go to Ryan’s a lot and I’ve never been disappointed. This time I had the French onion soup and the rigatoni bolognese. A lot of places have these dishes but to my taste Ryan’s seems to do it better than most everywhere else. I also need to give a shout out to the manager, Cedric, who is always so accommodating and helpful. Our waitress was super nice as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good food, not much noise, my usual good experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of my top spots for business lunch. Quiet space with good servers, respectful of table conversations. Food is always top quality.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

If you love Kincaid's, you will love Ryan's Grill. I loved the menu options and the signature dishes. It's a more laid back version of Kincaid's. The wait staff is amazing. Ronny was phenomenal. She was super nice! I will return. I recommend the French onion soup, crisp pea salad, and the prime rib.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always nice when Aaron is the server. Forgot to give my eat, drink club number.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food. Terrific happy hour! We are long time fans of Kincaids which recently closed in Honolulu. We were referred to Ryan’s as a replacement! I’ll always miss Kincaid’s but the food, drinks and service at Ryan’s is every bit as good as was Kincaid’s. Several of the menu items from Kincaid’s appear on the Ryans menu which was a great treat! Ryan’s will become a go to for us in each visit to Honolulu! A special treat was to find our favorite server from Kincaid’s now at Ryan’s. His name is Arron and he is out standing. Also we were delighted to find Roe working in the bar. We have known and appreciated her for years at a Kincaid’s and what a delight to see her at Ryan’s!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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