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Pioneer Saloon

3046 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4485
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Ranked #100 of 1,885 restaurants in Honolulu
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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90% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I both had the garlic ahi and it did not disappoint. We both ate for less than $20.

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Alexandria, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

They make the best grilled saba in town. My friends have tried other dishes and loved it. We have gone back numerous times and never disappointed.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Thank you Honolulu transit system for not running the busses very often on Sunday. We decided instead to walk back from Diamond Head trail to our condo in Waikiki. We happened to walk past this restaurant. The smell coming out of the door was fantastic. Having just done the hike we were hungry. I had the chicken Matsu while my... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If your interested in eating more like the locals this is the place for you. Just outside of Waikiki between the Honolulu Zoo and Diamondhead. Full plate dinner plus drink for $12. The Garlic Grilled Ahi was great. Worth the short cab ride from Waikiki

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Jackson, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a local and did not disappoint. All of the food was fresh and great. It was a little hot/stuffy inside for my taste but not unbearable. Prices were really reasonable as well.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for lunch, and we are so happy we did, as it was one of the best meals we have had in the Waikiki area. Excellent seafood with accompaniment of rice and pasta salad...and drinks cost a mere $1. Full of locals too so you know there is good food at a good price. Wish... More

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Westbrook, Maine
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I ordered the garlic ahi plate and WHOA! The tuna steak was HUGE! I could barely eat half of it. The tuna was super fresh and prepared absolutely perfectly. The plate was $12, and you could easily split this between two people. The atmosphere, as others have mentioned, is super fun. Western, with antiques thrown in too (at great prices).... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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215 reviews 215 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Interesting place. Not sure why they call it a pub... there's no liquor! I can't figure out if it's a sit-down restaurant, take-away or boutique. Good menu of Asian fare. The curry dishes aren't all that great, but the rest of the menu items are pretty good. Everything is served in takeway containers. Service is prompt. Good place for a... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Where else but Honolulu would you find a plate lunch restaurant run by Japanese, decorated in Western cowboy "stuff" serving good food at a great price? Right on Monsarrat Avenue is this hidden treasure....we ordered 3 dinners so we could try several things and they were all good.....check it out!

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Saba (shio) plate is awesome and the Katsura curry is a steal and well worth the wait. $8 per plate - you can't go wrong

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