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Big City Diner - Ward Entertainment Center

#318 of 1,863 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1060 Auahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4153
+1 808-591-8891
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We walked over to Ward Center from the Ilikai Hotel (about 30 min walk). They are on Week #3 of their standard menu specials. We chose the Asian Fish which was very good. Topped it off with the Big Sundae. All very good.

Thank Paul F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch and we where blown away. Great atmosphere along with friendly staff and great food. Will be visiting there again for sure. 110/100

Thank scruffystoyzstuff
Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

wish they opened earlier for breakfast for most of us who work as their elections for breakfast are generous and well done with local favorites;

Thank saffronsantorini
Ban Patong, Phuket, Thailand
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244 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a fairly large place, with 20 booths and 16 tables. When I went here, on a holiday, it was half full. There were 6 servers working. Myself and other had to wait approximately 10 minutes to be seated. I ordered Eggs Benedict, from one of many variations available. The benedict was good. The hash browns were made from... More 

Thank Tim K
Oakville, Canada
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a great diner with quick, friendly service, healthy portions and decent food. Our table had Kalabi Steak, Back Ribs and a couple of varieties of Fried Rice. Dessert was simple Sorbet and Ice Cream Sundaes, with Macadamia Whipped Cream. Some of the meals also had a side of very tasty Kimchi. All the food was tasty(!) and nicely... More 

Thank FrequentEater666
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Food was awesome and large portions (as expected in the US!); customer service was great - we had a toddler and they were good in ensuring the drink came in a kid friendly cup etc.

Thank HunterG
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My wife and I decided to go to Big City Diner before we go into Waikiki for Halloween. There was no one there and Matt C was our server. He was dressed up as Mario brother. All the staff was dressed up and very festive. We had the Salmon Dinner, Calamari, Pupu NY Steak and a beer. It was very... More 

Thank Kekoalawakua
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266 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Whilst waiting for our film to start we popped in here, what a good choice, very reasonable prices, extensive menu and friendly service!

Thank SLELWool
Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy good food and good service from servers who have been there for a long time. The pancakes, omelette, and hash browns are especially good.

Thank walkman10
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

In Honolulu for work and we decided to meet for breakfast at Big City Diner. Located at the Ward Center. Staff were friendly and fast with the coffee. Atmosphere was fine but we came early so there was not a lot of people. I ordered the fried rice is was excellent. Please see photos.

Thank 670671

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1060 Auahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4153
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-591-8891

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?