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Big City Diner-Waipio

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94 Ukee St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
(808) 678-8868
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Done with the tourist thing? Looking for real food where the locals eat? You simply gotta try this place -- you will not be disappointed. Clean, friendly staff, tasty comfort food, Hawaiian style -- what more could you ask for? These folks are doing everything right. You'll rarely find an open seat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Christopher S
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Done with the tourist thing? Looking for real food where the locals eat? You simply gotta try this place -- you will not be disappointed. Clean, friendly staff, tasty comfort food, Hawaiian style -- what more could you ask for? These folks are doing everything right. You'll rarely find an open seat inside. Our favorite is the Patty Melt --... More 

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Thank Christopher S
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Real Loco Moco is the best I had so far. The home made burger with carmalized onions, smothered inbrown gravy and eggs the you like. Can't wait to go back. The staff is very friendly and will explain anything on the menu.

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Thank Al H
Waipahu, Hawaii
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is great, menu has special per day local style, good service, lots of parking, manager always asking how we are doing

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Thank beans1213
Oahu, Hawaii
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I usually like going to Big City Diner regardless of the location but I won't be going back to this one. I ate lunch at the Waipio location on August 19th and while the staff was nice and the food OK, the facility looked dirty, dingy, and smelled sour. Perhaps the smell came from one of the employees or customers... More 

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Thank 50Wanderer
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

When you go to this diner you feel as if you are family, not a customer. They treat you like you want to be treated at a restaurant, like you matter. The food is really, really good and the prices are even better. What makes this diner stand out is the service. It's refreshing. Great value and great service. Nuff... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fantastic pancakes! Best banana apple pancakes EVER! Good, low prices and great service. Would definitely try to go to Big City Diner if you are in Oahu.

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1 Thank lcgovols
Hawaii
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good menu. Excellent service and pleasant management attitude. The menu has a good variety of local foods

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1 Thank advisoryHawaii
Hawaii
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have tried most of the menu and we seem to prefer going there for breakfast. The pancakes are yummy and fried rice pretty good (for me a little sweet).

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Thank hicat
Hawaii
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very huge selection of Menu choices. Lots of "Comfort Food" that has a definite home made taste. Really wonderful slalds and the Boneless Kalbi and the fried rice is to die for! Really Yummy desserts, too! Ample servings.

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1 Thank LocalGirl31
Summerville, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

You know a place is good if it's filled with local families. Great food, reasonable prices! Great visit! Kalbi steak is bomb! Service was excellent from Hostess to server to kitchen! And the serve a good Black and Tan with Guinness and Bass!

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Thank C W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Ukee St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waipahu
  • Phone Number: (808) 678-8868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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