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Asahi Grill

#116 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
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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
Famous OX tail soup

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
akm193Sydney
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant is known for its oxtail soup. We went to the one near the Ala Moana Shopping center and the large bowl was really large. I do not eat it, but my friends all said that it is very tasty and no fat. They like it so much that we went to try the one on Ward Ave. It... More 

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1 Thank Sophy W
Honolulu, Hawaii
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200 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice little neighborhood restaurant. It's known for it's oxtail soup, which is delicious. I ate there with people who had been there often and we all had the soup. The soup does not have noodles or a distinct flavor like the anise in pho. It's basic soup that comes with meaty oxtail bones and a side of rice. It's a... More 

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1 Thank Where2GoWhere2go
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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152 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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2 Thank Cheri A
Sydney
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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Thank akm193Sydney
Honolulu
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Kimo-Sabey1
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Burt M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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108 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank Gennanell
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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Thank Howard H
Lahaina, Hawaii
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239 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Soups, Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?