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The Counter

#211 of 1,796 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Hamburgers
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4211 Waialae Ave E-1, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
808-739-5100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Burgers in Honolulu

This place cooks your burger how you want it and with exactly what additions from their extensive list of add ons. You can go gunless and on a salad or with choices of buns, size of burger, extras, sides, etc...Chances are if you want it on a burger they offer it. Only drawback is the acoustics... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Families with children
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you want a delicious burger you must go there! You can build your own burger and shakes! All the ingredients that you imagine will be in the menu! Staff is very friendly and it's easy to park as it stays next to Kahala Mall.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place cooks your burger how you want it and with exactly what additions from their extensive list of add ons. You can go gunless and on a salad or with choices of buns, size of burger, extras, sides, etc...Chances are if you want it on a burger they offer it. Only drawback is the acoustics are LOUD!

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DEAL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have a general dislike of restaurants in shopping malls. Well this one proved me wrong! Needing lunch in a city we did not know well, dropped into the Counter in desperation. The staff were super attentive explaining the menu in great detail and attending to our every need. The food was of high quality and in generous portions. If... More 

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sydney, australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Never been disappointed with this location yet. Been here several times, great place to stop in for a quick bite especially during Christmas shopping :)

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Kailua, Hawaii
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since she has some food intolerances, my wife called to check on the oil they use for their fries. She discussed her specifics with the employee, and it seemed like everything would be great. We drove to Kahala Mall the next day to shop and dine there, but to our great disappointment, the employee misspoke and there could be no... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the atmosphere of this place! I alway have a great time! I love the sports on the TV and the staff are so nice!! The burger creations are endless!! Try the Birthday Shake, a personal favorite! I wish they kept Kim Chee as a topping for your burger. Fun for all!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

High-quality burger joints are all the rage these days with the trend moving away from fast-food to five-star burgers. The Counter is on the higher-end of the spectrum. On a friend's recommendation we checked it out after a hike. We sat outside with our dogs and the staff was very accommodating; without asking they brought us water bowls for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I have been to the counter the three times I have been in Honolulu and will definitely be back the next time I am there (next month). Building your own burger is pretty fun and their options are very tasty and fresh. I remember the milkshakes being delicious too :)

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lots of choices to build your own burger. Can be busy on the weekend but usually no wait on week nights. They also have a few beers on tap.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We enjoyed dinner here twice within two weeks since we liked it so much. The choices are truly never-ending between bread, burger, toppings, sauces, in-bowl or not, etc. We found the food to be high quality, fresh (including the vegetable toppings) and very tasty. Even with a larger group, we were seated relatively quickly. It's probably best to go early... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4211 Waialae Ave E-1, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-739-5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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