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Pioneer Saloon

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3046 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4485
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tokyo, Japan
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A quaint hole in the wall with pretty good food. You order at the desk, food is freshly prepared, placed in Styrofoam containers (so much for the environment) and your number is called. The food is quite good and very inexpensive. 2 people can eat well for about $25, which is quite the bargain in Honolulu. I'd actually rate the... More 

Thank Phil R
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Love this spot! The staff is very friendly The butter fish is crazy good and a must to try. I can not complain either about the Pork cutlet in a gravy curry. The menu had so many good choices so we are headed back, Stay tuned!

Thank jim b
Quezon City, Philippines
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211 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We had a bit of trouble finding this since parking is limited but at least we were able to park in front (without blocking the driveway beside it). I didn't know what to expect from this place, so I just ordered the cajun ahi with brown rice (with beans) and my friend ordered the rib eye steak (medium rare). Everything... More 

Thank CJoy C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Bento or plate lunch is always fun here, why? The extensive menu does a double tasty twist to the islands' bento classics. There is a little influence from mainland Japan, thus the crowd of Japanese tourists, in their cooking: aka or red miso sauce for tonkatsu, a near Tokyo style demi glaze sauce over hamburger and baby tako (octopus) tempura... More 

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Scott Depot, West Virginia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A proverbial dive serving mostly Asian cuisine. Wife had the deep fried octopus while I had the Ahi tuna. Both served over white rice. Wife loved hers, mine was ok. But if you are in the area of Diamond Head and want someplace a little different, it's worth a try.

Thank Fred L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Very unique and cool restaurant. Has unique finds on one side of the restaurant for purchase and the rest is seating space if you decide to eat in. The food is DELICIOUS, made fresh to order and comes with rice and either pasta or potato salad (depending on the day of the week) Go visit! They will not disappoint! :)

Thank Zuri D
Gunnison, Colorado
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I really enjoyed the food here. It was a fresher version of your typical Hawaiian plate lunch. I had the garlic butterfish, and OMG. It literally melted in your mouth. My husband had the grilled chicken in a wasabi/soy which I though was great, but I think he was a little disappointed because there really wasn't much to it. If... More 

Thank Erica C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Pioneer Saloon offers great lunches and dinner at reasonable prices. Their entrees offer local foods with a pacific rim flair. The best thing is that the food is delicious and healthy! Service is fast and friendly. there are a few tables inside where you can sit and eat if you want to. Parking is the only challenge as there is... More 

Thank Curt H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Found it by chance on a walk back from Diamond Head. Great atmosphere and fresh tasty food at good prices. Recommend the haki steak in garlic sauce as well as the flaked salmon which comes with rice and a small serve of salad and pasta. We went away full and satisfied!

Thank karensI3256LK
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The ahi steak is the best of the best in this restaurant. It seems that the steak is fully grilled, but it is wrong. The inside is row and feels like "tataki" in Japan. This is so good. Many of the shoppers are the Japanese and I felt that the taste of many foods are optimized for Japanese people.

Thank Yasushi I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3046 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4485
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-732-4001

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?