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Chris' Ono Grinds Cafe & Grill

4561 Mission Gorge Pl, San Diego, CA
619-794-2060
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Ranked #1,228 of 4,039 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hawaiian, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Delivery
Description: Hidden Gem lost amongst a quiet business park in Grantville. From the outside, it looks like a drab 70's era warehouse, but the gem is revealed as you step inside. This place is spacious with big picnic sized tables centering the dining room and smaller two-and four-seater tables aligning the Hawaiiana decorated walls. The bar is handcrafted and has dozens of local, Hawaiian, and imported craft beers. A foosball table is to the left of a small stage area where they have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. The two big screen TVs are usually on sports or something funky while kick-back tunes play in the background.
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English first
on the road to Rock'n'Roll
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We've returned here many times since our first visit and thought I'd update my review. This is still a good choice for lunch or dinner. They've taken a couple items off the menu lately, but it's largely the same and the food is still quite good. After our initial visit, I was surprised to see reviews reporting small portion sizes,... More

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Us Of A.
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

First of all, this place is located in what looked to us like an industrial commercial zone. Second, price was outrageous for what we got! We started off with 1(one plate) of Ahi Poke. Serving consisted of @ 1/4 cup of Ahi Poke and triple the amount of veggies, all for $11.99!!! OUTRAGEOUS!!! Wife(Haole) and I(local boy) both ordered a... More

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on the road to Rock'n'Roll
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Finally had a chance to try this place out last Weekend - talk about impressed! We expected this to be a more basic, order-at-the-counter type of place, but it's a very comfortable sit-down restaurant with table service. Not fancy, but nicely decorated & clean, with Hawaiian artwork, nice wooden tables, etc. Very pleasant, relaxing atmosphere. The service was very good... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My wife and I had lunch today at this great find. I am always looking for a traditional Hawaiian plate lunch with Kalua Pork, 2 scoop rice and 1 scoop macaroni salad. My wife wanted something more salad oriented. I ordered my favorite and my wife ordered the mixed green salad with seared ahi. However, the waitress recommended the special... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was visiting my hometown and friends took me there for lunch. Awesome food and the owner was very friendly!!! I will definitely head back there next time in San Diego. I wish they had a location in TN...Hmmm Huli Gravy and Biscuits anyone??? Try it out it is a hidden gem for locals.

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Newbury Park, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

You have to use your GPS to find this place. Huli chicken, Kalua Pork, Poke and all other hawaiian favorites are here.

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Looking for quality Hawaiian food for a reasonable price? Chris' Ono Grinds Cafe & Grill in Grantville can't be beat. This is not one of those strip mall "Hawaiian BBQ" places serving tired teriyaki from chafing dishes. It's located in an industrial park off of Mission Gorge but the interior decor is nice. They have lots of great fish dishes,... More

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