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“The Market is great but the Grill needs improvement”

Diamond Head Market & Grill
Ranked #17 of 2,474 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $18
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Diamond Head Market and Grill is a to go concept and consists of a Bakery, Grab-and-Go-Deli, and Fast Food Take Out Window Featuring Local Island Favorites with a "Charbroiled/Grill" Concept. Popular with locals and visitors, we offer hundreds of items fresh each day. We have a gourmet beer and wine selection, as well as frozen desserts and specialty beverages. We are an award winning take out restaurant featuring signature breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties. Come see what all the buzz and high ratings are about...we are a gourmet taste of Hawaii done well-reasonably priced, quick service, quality ingredients, that tastes great. We take pride in making almost everything we do by scratch.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stopped by this morning for breakfast. Ordered pancakes and bacon and eggs. Maybe it was because it was almost 10:30am, but the bacon seemed as if it was made yesterday...stale, beef jerky-like. The pancakes were burnt, too bad we didn't open it up before we left, we would have returned it. Funny because we waited so long for the bacon and eggs, the pancakes were ready quickly. The workers also need some supervision because on numerous occasions, we've seen them eating in the kitchen, drinking soda...so unprofessional. They have gone down hill, lucky that they have the market...it must keep them afloat.

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3  Thank MissG67
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had breakfast there a couple of days ago. The food was simple, no nonsense. We ordered blueberry pancakes and omlets. The omlets were good. Thank goodness we asked for less cheese because there was plenty. The pancakes were large and fluffy but the syrup with a maple leaf on the front was a concoction of chemicals and ingredients such as corn syrup. Sadly, a cheap alternative.
There was plenty of seating at benches out the front but they were all in full sun in winter, which was incredibly uncomfortable.
The scones were yummy with big dollops of cream cheese baked into them. The banana one was our favorite.

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3  Thank StarNvigator
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed a meal at Diamond Head Market & Grill after hiking to the top of Diamond Head. We snagged one of the tables outside and enjoyed the good food. I had the mix plate and each type of meat was very good. Each plate comes with a scoop of rice (white or brown) and a salad with a ginger style dressing. My wife enjoyed the fish with brown rice. As an added bonus, when you're finished, step into the market for one of the scones. Great way to finish the meal. Diamond Head Market & Grill is worth your time for an authentic Hawaiian meal.

3  Thank ahmonroe5
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

I've been a devotee of the Diamond Head Market & Grill since 1979. No trip back to Oahu is complete without a stop here. Authentic local fare includes plate lunches, spam and now a deli with exotic salads and sandwiches. Perfect stop before heading to the beach or Kapiolani Park.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you are in Waikiki and would like some excellent salads made with ahi, chicken, turkey, etc, and don't want to pay an arm & a leg, this is the place. These are all made to-go or they can be eaten at some tables outside. Well worth the 1.3 mile walk from mid-town Waikiki!

But before ordering food, make sure you go inside and get a few scones. At $3.75 each, these may seem a spendy. Bah! Your bigger problem will be deciding if you just want one... These have to be the most moist scones on the planet. The Blueberry was exceptional, as was the banana cream cheese. If you're in a diet, you won't be anymore....

I can't say enough about the people and the service here. They are very nice people, they laugh and the all looked happy, something that isn't quite as easy to find in the city.

The property is an unassuming corner building with low key signage. It appears many locals go here and it hasn't yet been invaded with the tour bus crowds. If it does, DHG may have to set up a kiosk.

Not only was the food exceptional, the experience here was actually fun as well.

Mahalo Diamond Head Grill!

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2  Thank Kitalexi
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