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“Oxtail soup rocks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Asahi Grill

Asahi Grill
Ranked #137 of 2,215 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Soups, Asian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
rainb0wtraveler
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Oxtail soup rocks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went on a Saturday night at 7:30, parking was tight but we went around the block and found a stall right up front. Ordered the oxtail soup (12.95) which comes quickly and is hot and delicious! Friends ordered the fresh corned beef special - looked a little fatty, but they said it was tasty. You can also order broth only with rice for the oxtail soup - it is nice that they offer that option.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Kaneohe
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ono food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Excellent food! Love the hamburger steak and fried rice!!

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Local favorite: Hawaiian grind (eats) w/ a Japanese persuasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We travel to Oahu every year and we've been eating here for years and have never been disappointed. The daily specials are always great but we always gravitate to the ox tail soup and baked short ribs. This is a Japanese restaurant that serves local Hawaiian grind (food) which is always fresh, tasty, and comforting. Tourists and locals frequent this small restaurant and all leave with a smile. The service is prompt but not always warm...they take your order, bring it hot w/ not too much chatter or smiles. The parking lot is very small for this size restaurant and the restrooms are outside through the parking lot. This restaurant is just off Ala Moana up from the Ward Factory Stores and ez to get to from Waikiki where we always stay.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome local diner with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Asahi Grill was recommended by one of the bellmen at our hotel - we were looking for local, casual. His recommendation was perfect. We would NEVER have found or stepped into this little restaurant and would have missed out on this gem. The Ahi Donburi bowl was delicious and the butterfish was unique and great. Don't expect too much help from the wait staff on what to order, but look around at other diners (no tourists there) and you'll figure it out.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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