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Asahi Grill

515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
808-593-2800
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Ranked #307 of 1,914 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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  • English first
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place was easy to find, right next to a bank. Parking is limited, however after i parked and got seated the manager told me a spot had opened up so he saved it for me while i grabbed my truck, great guy. The food was average, but i did enjoy the service.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

This is where you go for breakfast or lunch or dinner if you live here, want something really good and reasonably priced. Two eggs cooked just as ordered (between over easy and medium), sausage, special fried rice, shared bacon and banana pancakes with 90 year old aunt whose been having breakfast here for 10 years. Heard ox tail soup to... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Asahi Grill is tucked into a strip mall near Ala Moana Center. Wayson the bartender makes great drinks and their happy hour goes until 8pm. The menu runs the gamut from sandwiches to Asian specialties. They are noted for their oxtail soup.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Fried rice was average at best. Tonkatsu sandwich was good. Quick service. Staff looks sad. Standard local Japanese food. Will return next year maybe.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We just went to dinner tonight. wow after all the raving reviews on their oxtail soup, i have to say it was not good. Honestly Zippy's oxtail soup is better even though it is salty at times. Also tried their much touted Spicy Ahi Don. To bland for me, just a zig zag squirt if the spicy sauce not enough... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I've been to more than 3 places to have Oxtail Soup and Asahi is the best. It is right around the corner from Ward Centre, one of my favorite places....I like the T-shirts the waitresses wear and even though I went there close to 2:30 pm there were still lots of people eating. I was lucky because normally it is... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Known for their oxtail soup but Asahi grill has a cute little bar in the back with karaoke and nice pupus. The bar is small but they actually have quite a selection. Everyone is super friendly and very generous. We went in for happy hour at 4:30 which is from I think 2:30 and the regular bartender wasn't in yet... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Just stopped by for quick bite; I ordered a Tuna Melt and husband ordered Grilled Cheese. A little confusing about ordering the Deluxe. I wanted fries with my sandwich, but my husband didn't want any sides. He got forced into ordering one. Anyway, both sandwichs were toasted well, and both meals totaled $10. Saw lots of others ordering Ramen; think... More

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Carmichael, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Two words... Oxtail Ramen. Awesome! The Asahi Grill is a little restaurant that most out-of-towners would never notice and I doubt it's in any guidebooks. Located just a few minutes from Waikiki, it's super clean, the staff is very friendly and the food there is simply great! Lots of stuff you're probably familiar with and many local foods too. From... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

They serve the best oxtail soup in Honolulu after the coffee shop at Kalihi Bowl was closed. Nice place to eat after landing in Honolulu. Make sure to order large size. You can finish it easily.

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