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Downbeat Diner

42 N Hotel St, 40 N. Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5102
+1 808-533-2823
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“wings” (9 reviews)
“curly fries” (3 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 3:59 AM Hours
American, Bar, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 N Hotel St, 40 N. Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5102
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food with a decent amount of options for vegetarians/vegans. The service was a little slow but worth it as the food was great. Would recommend the vegan hot wings!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ata918
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are here for lunch and we're hair too see so many vegan options on the menu. We ordered the vegan Buffalo wings with homemade vegan ranch, a vegan teriyaki burger and the vegan ribs. The wings were our favorite and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rachelmcdon8
Reviewed September 20, 2018

My son and I enjoyed a hearty vegan meal at the Downbeat Diner on a recent visit to Honolulu. I had the vegan citrus spareribs and my son had the vegan teriyaki burger. The food was tasty and filling and hit the spot after a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BellyDancingYogini
Reviewed August 27, 2018

What stands out at this establishment is laid back atmosphere and genuine welcoming service. Menu offers an all day breakfast as well sandwiches, cafe food - all at very reasonable prices. Food was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MPF333
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited today for lunch on the way back from the excellent Bishop Museum. Loved everything about this fantastic eatery. Excellent vegan options in a quirky but immensely friendly setting. The staff were super nice, the music was 80’s retro and the food was brilliant. Thank...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PaulBadgers1234
Reviewed July 7, 2018

The vegetarian brunch plates are pretty good, actually; and pretty reasonably priced. Service however, is awful. I came close to walking out the door a couple of times b/c I couldn't get the check; and frankly, I don't think anyone would have noticed or cared...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Thomas_Jerome
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Located in downtown Honolulu, honestly the area looked run down and the complete opposite of the plush 5* hotels along Waikiki beach. Do not dress up for this dinner, it's casual and don't take anything to valuable or leave in the car. Street Parking is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank deepatel2018
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday afternoon. They had two menus. One was a brunch menu and the other was a lunch menu. They had a great selection of food including vegetarian options. The atmosphere is fun and hip. The service was super friendly. We...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sethsage
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Came here with friends and family. I am not a vegetarian or vegan but members of my family are so this place was perfect. They make both a vegan/vegetarian and meat version. I had the meat loco moco and it was very good. For pupus...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 803bruces
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Cute diner & awesome food! Loved the vegan selection especially burger & fries! Will definately visit again!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank ckimana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:59 AM
10:00 AM - 3:59 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 N Hotel St, 40 N. Hotel St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5102
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-533-2823
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Downbeat Diner and Lounge is an American style Diner in the heart of the Arts District in Honolulu, serving up Big Island beef burgers, house made veggie burgers, fries, breakfast, milkshakes, and more. With a focus on local produce along with vegetarian options on everything served, Downbeat is a progressive and exciting twenty first century diner.
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