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12th Avenue Grill

1120 12th Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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Ranked #29 of 1,923 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Harding Ave
Transit: Bus stops are on Kokohead ave just before the Waialae Ave intersection for #1 Kahala Mall-Kalihi transit center, #1L Hawaii Kai-Aala Park with limited stops, #3 Salt Lake #14 St Louis Hts/Maunalani Hts.
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Blanco, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had dinner here on a Friday night with a friend, and it was a great experience! The menu is pretty nicely diverse with a local flare, and one thing I particularly like is the option of small plates or large plates. I ended up sharing the Smoked Ahi Bruschetta (a house speciality) and Kampachi Crudo with my friend and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I L-O-V-E this restaurant. It's hands down my favorite place to dine in Kaimuki and damn near all of Oahu. Their menu is always changing and they offer an amazing variety of options. I've had rabbit, beef tongue, octopus, burgers, steaks, crab, brisket - you name it, they likely have it. And if you're a little less adventurous, they always... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

1120 12th Avenue we discovered a great restaurant,Good food,Good wines the service was excellent and the food was Delicious especially the Pan- Roasted Hawaii Ranches Ribeye. and for Dessert Lilikoi mochi cake and Smoked Manoa chocolate flan Great intimate dinner setting.Reservation Recommended

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Kahala Hotel recommended this restaurant, and we are so happy we tried it. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious and interesting. It's a place where the locals eat, and seems to be very popular with them, which is always a good sign. We will definitely eat there again when in town.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The old 12th Avenue Grill wasn't on 12th Avenue. We loved the intimacy, the openness, and feeling like we had discovered a hidden treasure. Yes, we knew it could get crowded, and the waits, even with a reservation, could be a bit long. The new location is much larger and gives the restaurant an honest name -- it's on 12th... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great intimate dinner setting. Good food with local ingredients. Service was great, very attentive even when they were really busy.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

...eating here. I'm. Sure others did, though, as the restaurant was packed. I personally felt as if was neither upscale nor local dining. Too much noise. Lots of drinking.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

During a recent trip to Oahu, some clients took me to dinner at the 12th Avenue Grill. Everything was exceptional! They employ a farm to table concept- using fresh, local Hawaii ingredients to create fanciful dishes like their Local Vanilla & Orange Braised Beef Cheeks. Our table started by sharing mac & cheese and their Big Island red beet gnocchi.... More

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We finally had our first visit to 12th Avenue Grill for dinner with friends. Enjoyed a wonderful red beet gnocchi and the flat iron steak, perfectly cooked, with scalloped potatoes and a raw brussel sprout salad...and for dessert, mango and rhubarb crisp with vanilla gelato. Heaven! What took us so long to get here.

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Juneau, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

12th Ave Grill moved from their tiny, noisy space to a larger, noisy place just up the street in the heart of Kaimuki. It is still great fun -- tasty dishes, freindly staff, and a cheerfully boisterous and casual atmosphere. Duck noodles were terrific; mahi-mahi in beer batter and chips melted in the mouth; desserts were not deconstructed architectural models... More

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