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Asahi Grill

#262 of 1,968 Restaurants in Honolulu
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Ala Moana - Kakaako
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515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168
808-593-2800
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of our favorites

This is a good place to eat at. Food is tasty and served hot. Oxtail & miso ramen is good. Hamburger steak is homemade and delicious. So is teri beef & chicken. Service is fast and pleasant. Nice, friendly people there. I would recommend this place. Local food and reasonably priced. Restaurant is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Cheri A A
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a good place to eat at. Food is tasty and served hot. Oxtail & miso ramen is good. Hamburger steak is homemade and delicious. So is teri beef & chicken. Service is fast and pleasant. Nice, friendly people there. I would recommend this place. Local food and reasonably priced. Restaurant is clean.

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Sydney
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130 reviews 130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We decided to try their famous OX tail soup. I ordered a small one, but it was just enough for me. The taste reminded me Vietnamese Pho, so I wish they had rice noodle in it. It was tasty to try as it is, and also nice to try with soy source and mustard.

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Honolulu
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

No star anise and few veggies make it regular. Jack's in Aina Haina better with more flavor. I would go to Zippys but the food is the same.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If one enjoys oxtail soup, this is the only place to order it. The flavor has not changed even though name of the restaurant has changed a couple of times. As for the Fried Rice, it is always a great way to start a day in Hawaii. All of the menu selections are a very good value and the service... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
978 helpful votes 978 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When we cannot think of where else to eat lunch in town, we end up at Asahi Grill! The dining area shows wear and tear but the good food and attentive service makes up for it. The ox tail soup is the best in town (in our opinion, better than The Alley which was recently featured in Guy Fieri's DDD).... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: 808-593-2800

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