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12th Avenue Grill

#120 of 1,855 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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1120 12th Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-3790 (Harding Ave)
+1 808-732-9469
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Tokyo, Japan
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120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Innovative menu, knowledgeable staff, great ingredients - worth a visit - book early, we were still jet lagged and came in early -- the charcuterie was really good - if I were not driving I would have more than one cocktail - also really goid

Thank johntaro
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This modern restaurant is well away from the downtown area but was still very busy on a Thursday night. The waiters were great and very knowledgeable. Food was fantastic. Four of us in group had four different meals and 2 appetizers and everybody was ecstatic about their food. Really an overall exceptional dining experience.

Thank jerry g
Loudonville, New York, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fabulous menu, great wine list, superb whisky list - all in a nicely appointed, trendy atmosphere. The 15-minute Uber ride was worth getting out of the tourist area and finding a place the locals truly like. A dedicated farm-to-table venue, the menu was quite broad, including seafood, lamb, steak, pork chops and more. Four of us enjoyed 2 great appetizers... More 

Thank Max C
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not located in the tourist area of Honolulu. The food is carefully sourced, and delicious. The waiters are very friendly, and offer good natured advice if asked. Although the food is if the highest quality, the prices, while somewhat pricey, are not as high as restaurants of similar quality. Very enjoyable!

Thank Leslie H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my favorite meals during my week stay in Hawaii. Food was fresh and service great. Highly recommended.

Thank KLM1914
Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Scallops and fish special were wonderful, and the calamari app was very good. Great service and ambience, would definitely return when visiting again!

Thank GoUKCats8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Four of us are in Honolulu for work for several weeks and we didn't want to fight the crowds in Waikiki. There was construction on H1 that prevented us from getting to the Kona Brewing Company so we opened Trip Advisor and searched for "restaurants near us" and I'm glad we did. This is tucked back in a little neighborhood... More 

Thank waldosgone
New Hope
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267 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

There were four of us for dinner. We ordered calamari, Brussels sprouts, soft shelled crab and a local Hawaiian salad. All four of these appetizers were very good. Next we had chicken which was seared on a brick press. We thought this was delicious. It was appropriately charred and moist. We also had roasted duck breast. It was good but... More 

Thank Vivian B
Yokosuka, Japan
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a winner! Great menu and outstanding service (Thanks Cory!) I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the entrees were excellent! I would also recommend their mushroom macaroni and cheese! Watch out for the parking lot outside the restaurant because they do not limit how many cars can enter and we waited thirty minutes for a space in a... More 

Thank Jscottfulton
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

It's a good thing that 12th Avenue Grill is away from the tourist area or it would be impossible to score a table! While the food and beverages are probably the best found in Honolulu it's the service and special attention we'll always remember. Our dinner in Shawn's section spoiled us for all the other dinners which followed while on... More 

Thank JimS94114

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 45
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?