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Asahi Grill

#115 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great little neighborhood bar in the back.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2013
seplin2003
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Henderson, Nevada
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Kailua, Hawaii
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank seplin2003
Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank David I
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

After arriving in Honolulu and checking in at the Pagoda Hotel during the noon hour, it was time for lunch! A local recommended the Asahi Grill across the street. We ordered one of the daily specials, Adobo Chicken and Pork which came with 2 scoop rice and mac salad and the other order was the house special of the Oxtail... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The oxtail soup was very good. We also had the kalbi, chicken curry katsu and we asked if they can make a spam and eggs fried rice. They did make it for us and everything was delicious. They was also karaoke, free entertainment i guess. The experience was good and fairly cheap.

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Thank Purplehaze925
rainb0wtraveler
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went on a Saturday night at 7:30, parking was tight but we went around the block and found a stall right up front. Ordered the oxtail soup (12.95) which comes quickly and is hot and delicious! Friends ordered the fresh corned beef special - looked a little fatty, but they said it was tasty. You can also order broth... More 

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Kaneohe
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Excellent food! Love the hamburger steak and fried rice!!

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?