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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 #332 of 1,920 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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews 10 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
972 helpful votes 972 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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