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Ogata's Hawaiian Grill

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1001 Elizabeth St., Nicholasville, KY 40356
+1 859-881-0703
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the trip - great food, great value

The food at Ogata's is different than anything else is the Lexington area, and it is a nice change from the typical fare. We have been there several times and will continue to go back. Its location is just OK (connected to a gas station), but this probably allows them to keep their costs low.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
HI_McDunnough
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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270 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food at Ogata's is different than anything else is the Lexington area, and it is a nice change from the typical fare. We have been there several times and will continue to go back. Its location is just OK (connected to a gas station), but this probably allows them to keep their costs low.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ogata's Hawaiian Grill is hard to find if you don't know where to look, hope they are able to move to a nicer stand alone building think they would get a lot better business, but right now It is a hidden gem. Food has always been great and run by a good staff. You should do yourself a favor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Saw this restaurant on this site had really great reviews. Decided to tty it after seeing a movie at brannon crossing. Was kinda difficult to find it is a small place attached to the shell station Nicholasville rd. Near the glass barn and golf course. Anyway the food was excellent everyone enjoyed the service and their meals. I am a... More 

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Not worth the stop. Food ok at best. Service poor. Staff was more interested in her phone than customers.

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OgatasHawaiianGrill, Owner at Ogata's Hawaiian Grill, responded to this review

Sorry about your experience. It is our goal to deliver personable service and a quality product. We will make sure this doesn't happen again and we hope you will give us a second chance to make it up to you. Mahalo! More 

Richmond, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Kalua Pork was excellent!!! Great flavor! This is an excellent place to eat and run by great people!

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Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stopped in for lunch after recently hearing about this place. Owner Lincoln greeted us warmly and explained the various food items. Most are served like a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch with meat, rice, and macaroni salad. We tried the combo, with Hawaiian beef, Hawaiian-style chicken, and Kalua pork, along with a Spam musubi. Everything was great! The meats were tender... More 

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Lexington, KY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I saw the reviews on trip advisor and decied this place was worth a visit. I'm so glad I stopped by. I got the mixed plate so I could try a variety of items with the homemade teriyaki sauce and brown gravy on the side for the rice. The meat was really flavorful and would have been delicious even without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Ogata's is really a gem. I was introduced to it a while back by a friend and decided to try it again the other night, of course it was just as good as remembered. The food is fabulous, especially the kimchi and spam masubi rolls and the macaroni salad is amazing. The service is fast and the workers friendly, always... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A friend told me about this place, so while waiting for my vehicle to be serviced by Toyota, I walked across the highway to Ogata's and had the mixed plate. Loved everything they offered, especially the beef and Kalua pork. Its been years since I've been to Maui and this place brought lots of memories of the Luau at Lahaina.... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Decided to give the place a shot since it's the only (true) Hawaiian plate lunch cuisine restaurant (think L&L Hawaiian Barbeque) in central Kentucky. As a local boy from the Big Island of Hawai'i I have to say I was very impressed with the food. Most impressive to me though was how Lincoln, the owner, showed the aloha spirit, anyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Elizabeth St., Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Nicholasville
  • Phone Number: +1 859-881-0703

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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