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12th Avenue Grill

#125 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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1120 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3790 (Harding Ave)
+1 808-732-9469
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mexico City, Mexico
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387 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried as many local restaurants in the island as we could. In the end this was our TOP choice for any visitor. It is NOT a touristy restaurant and was recommended by a sommelier in the Four seasons as the best in the island.. and it was. I ordered the Lamb Shank and my wife the Rib Eye. Bothe... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All local ingredients, great atmosphere. Creative food. Sample a bunch of small plates, so you get to taste as many different things as possible. Mac and cheese with the Hamakua mushrooms is one of my favorites.

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Thank Randi C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit and again it was outstanding. Great selection of wines, new menu items along with some old favorites. One of my friends is a vegetarian and they said it was the best food they had in Oahu. The Brussels sprouts are always great. One of my favorite places to go when entertaining friends who are visiting!... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we've had on any of the Islands and we've been to them all This is a neighborhood place and doesn't cater to a tourist clientele We had the fried Brussels sprout salad appetizer and the local house salad Both were exceptional Then we had the lamb shank and rib eye steak and both were tender and seasoned to... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Had dinner here last week. We had been here twice before - once about a year ago and once about 6 months ago. First time we did not like it at all, but since we kept hearing about it we went back thinking we had ordered incorrectly. It was marginally better the second time (the food was edible) and we... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We had heard this was a wonderful restaurant and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is not to rave about and the bar area is quite noisy. We asked to be seated away from there and the sound level was better in a booth by the windows. To start, myhusband and I shared the Hawaii Farmers Market Salad which had... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Years ago my husband was eating lunch at their previous location and was asked to "hurry up so we can seat a bigger party". Needless to say he was not happy. We met some friends and had a delightful and delicious meal. We had the beet gnocchi and Ceasar salad. Two in our party had the special of maple ham... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This restaurant is serious about local sourcing but doesn't "force" the issue. Great food in a comfortable atmosphere is clearly their priority. Even our picky out-of-town guests from NYC loved it.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We dined here last night. The staff and service is very friendly; our waitress was really knowledgeable and gave great descriptions of all dishes. Also, they are very accommodating if you have any food allergies or likes/dislikes. I only substituted the mashed potatoes for the taro mash, but it is nice to find a restaurant that actually allows substitutions nowadays.... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We ordered 4 appetizers and a salad so we could try a wide variety among 3 people. Everything we selected was excellent, our favorite was the Calamari. we also had the deep fried avocado, the mussels, and the gnocchi. The Hawaii Farmers Market Salad was a light complement to all the rich starters. We foolishly thought we could also share... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $45
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3790
    (Harding Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are on Kokohead ave just before the Waialae Ave intersection for #1 Kahala Mall-Kalihi transit center, #1L Hawaii Kai-Aala Park with limited stops, #3 Salt Lake #14 St Louis Hts/Maunalani Hts.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-732-9469

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?