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“Average food, great service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Asahi Grill

Asahi Grill
515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168 (Ala Moana - Kakaako)
808-593-2800
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Ranked #305 of 1,912 restaurants in Honolulu
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Average food, great service”
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.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Local's Gem”
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 die for.

Visited June 2014
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice Neighborhood Comfort Food”
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
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
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.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Ox tail Soup not good”
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 to make it a spicy ahi dish. I fact I never put shoyu on anything but this time I had to and not once but twice.
Don't thinkI will be returning again.
BTW not one of the servers even smiled, it's so sad to see that

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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