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Asahi Grill

#113 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical Asian foods are nice and good. This restaurant has the specialty that is ox tail soup. This is awesome.

Thank kaz h
Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Most of the customers are local folks. There are daily specials including oxtail soup and Kalbi. Cost is not cheap, but portions are ample. Free parking on premises. Not a fancy restaurant to take a date, but adequate for family night out on the town.

Thank Eileen L
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Would have probably never tried this restaurant on my own, but we went here on a food tour and I am SO glad we did. We tried the Oxtail Soup and I have been thinking about it ever since. It was AMAZING, one of my favorite dishes from Hawaii.

1 Thank Lauren T
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251 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Located in Kaakaako on Ward Avenue, it was a busy lunch hour with lots of people ordering take out. The inside seats were all taken with a waiting line. I put my order in and sat outside on the picnic bench – they had 2. Had an OK view of the Blaisdell Arena area and mountains. It took a while... More 

Thank DYA717
Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Stopped by to check out the Hawaiian menu and was happy with what we found. The orders were taken quickly, even though it was very busy, and the food came out remarkably quick. We had mainly soups and a loco moco, and all were delicious and we will come back to check out other items on the menu.

Thank flextravel
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

we arrived about 6 PM to have dinner before Janet Jackson concert. There was a party of 8 and only 2 was present. They told the workers there will be there in 3 mins. The 2 was seated and they other 6 was did not show within 3 mins. meantime there was a line and was raining. The other customers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Asahi Grill is a small restaurant, pretty close to the definition of a hole in the wall... I have been in places that are definitely holes in the walls (like Ethel's Grill), but Asahi Grill is a step up... Parking is limited around Asahi Grill... The service is good and fairly quick. We tried the Ox Tail Soup.... it... More 

Thank lwj
Monroe, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We enjoyed the food and the prices were low. The place really needs a little touch up and a little paint. The menu could be cleaned up and the paper taped to the tables could be removed. Try it and you may find the food is enough.

Thank UCanTrustMe1953
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We regularly come to Asahi Grill for lunch but today we went here for a very early dinner. The place needs a facelift but we don't mind because it's clean, service is friendly, and the food is good. Tonight we had their popular oxtail soup (which rivals The Alley's oxtail soup) and the saba (mackerel) fish entree with brown rice,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My Japanese friend raved about this place, so I had to try. It was busy all right. It was an unusually humid night when we went there. We ordered THE FAMOUS oxtail soup of course. It was just OK to me. Nothing spectacular. I was hoping a good broth. Tons of cilantro didn't do much either. I felt like my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Soups, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: 808-593-2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?