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Grass Skirt Grill

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Sandwiches, Barbecue
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66 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-2406
(808) 637-4852
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 163
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Return every year, always delish

We discovered this hole in the wall amongst all the others in Haleiwa years ago. Met Johnny and have learned about his story. He is not only a fixture in town but a true character. He may not have the showy place but he demands the best quality ingredients, hence the great food. Everyone mentioned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Angela C
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Tampa, FL
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120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was supposed to be a wow. We just found it average. The food was ok, fish sandwich, and a meager amount of shrimp for the cost. The garlic fries were the best part!

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We discovered this hole in the wall amongst all the others in Haleiwa years ago. Met Johnny and have learned about his story. He is not only a fixture in town but a true character. He may not have the showy place but he demands the best quality ingredients, hence the great food. Everyone mentioned the fish and the shrimp.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We enjoyed lunch here on a warm February day, and got the coconut shrimp, pulled pork, and garlic fries. Everything was super tasty! I thought the prices were quite reasonable, and the portions were large. The inside was crowded and small, but we grabbed a table outside, and it was great!

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Oahu, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband had the Ono plate and I had Ahi plate. Choice of brown or white rice. I like brown so I was pleased it was offered. The salad on the plate was full of fresh greens and had a very good dressing. It was a perfect amount of dressing, not drowning in it. Ripe tomato slices on top that... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Long time vacationers on the North Shore. We have eaten lots of places and this is one worth a return visit. Food was very good and a fair selection. Everything was fresh and fixed to order. The ahi was scrumptious and the raspberry tea a pleasant surprise. Great lunch spot.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you're looking for a fast and relatively inexpensive bite to eat, Grass Skirt Grill is a great stop in the town of Haleiwa. Though not much in the way of seating and ambiance (there are only about 4 tables outside near a parking lot), the food is great and the service is pretty quick. If you're a fish lover,... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Let me start by saying that everything we ate was delicious ...but...it was just around 1pm and we ased for brown rice...they were out.. asked for coconut shrimp...they were out...so we had to settle...again everything tasted awesome...it just wasn't our first choices. ..also the owner seemed a little grumpy...maybe we caught him on a bad day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is he BEST Hole In the Wall you will ever enter. Superior food! Worth the wait in line!! Don't go there for ambience, go there for the bliss they offer in every dish

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Cape Cod
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Another well traveled roadside eatery you come to love in Haleiwa. However, the food is excellent. Ahi with brown rice, cooked to order, with salad and pineapple. Odd tasting Fanta drink was like watered down fruit punch.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Despite having vacationed on the North Shore for the past six years we had never stopped at the Grass Skirt Grill. We decided to give it a go for lunch during a quick stop in Haleiwa. What a pleasant surprise. We had the pulled pork sandwich which was absolutely fabulous, and the Teriyaki Cheese Fries, which was also surprisingly awesome.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-2406
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: (808) 637-4852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?