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Big City Diner

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3569 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-2701
+1 808-738-8855
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“loco moco” (13 reviews)
“thai salad” (2 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3569 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-2701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day in Honolulu we explored some neighborhoods, and found ourselves in the Kaimuki area at lunchtime. There are a lot of local restaurants in this neighborhood and we walked up and down the block checking them out before we settled on Big...More

Thank Dan556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Hawaiian friend took us here on a Thursday evening. Street parking in the surrounding area was at a premium because the local Christmas street parade was taking place. The restaurant was busy but we were able to get a table of 5 without waiting....More

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Gave me the feel of a original American diner really liked this place the atmosphere was good the service was a bit slow when we were waiting for the bill. I got the small baby ribs, the portion size was huge as you get a...More

Thank Donna J
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited this diner for the first time in the way to the movies so glad we did I had the burger and cajan fries which was tasty and my wife had the ribs that just fell of the bone. We would definitely recommend this...More

Thank James w
Reviewed October 27, 2017

If you are looking for a local diner, then this is the place. I always get the Kim Chee Fried Rice (with lots of Furikake on the side). It definitely broke da mouth (that means it's DELICIOUS in Hawai'ian pidgin.) They also have excellent coffee....More

Thank Aviva V
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Great place to eat! The food is really good and the portions are huge! I had the Loco Loco Moco, it was fabulous! It has the diner feel and the staff was super friendly. Good location.

Thank Tracie Z
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Just finished the macadamia pancakes with haupia sauce, probably can feed a small family and free refills of coffee which is local style. Such a standard for us that we pick up several gift cards at Costco at a time to give a 20% discount...More

Thank Grant K
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Not your typical touristy restaurant waikiki style, but if you're looking for an all American/Hawaiian diner, this is the place. Local dishes mixed with typical diner food. Service is old-fashioned friendly, prices are very reasonable.

Thank lli_030
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Good local food for breakfast or lunch - loco moco, kim chee fried rice etc. Great egg dishes. Good portuguese sausage.

Thank Sue Ann H
Reviewed June 28, 2017

After being on the sea all morning, this was a great place to come across. I enjoyed the service and the convenience of the location. I recommend the Uncle Danny's Special!

Thank Charlene K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3569 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-738-8855
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