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Ethel's Grill

232 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3956
+1 808-847-6467
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oxtail soup” (4 reviews)
“saimin” (4 reviews)
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5:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
232 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3956
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Tiny little restaurant in an industrial neighborhood between Honolulu and its airport- keep an eye out or you will miss it! Keep in mind they usually close at 2pm. We will make this a must visit on our future trips to Oahu from now on!...More

Thank HPotter8
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Went by Ethel's for lunch today at 1pm....its been closed for 2 weeks, no sign saying when if it will reopen. Maybe moved to Hawaii Kai The Cafe by Ethel’s Grill Inside The Oahu Club 6800 Hawaii Kai Dr Hawaii Kai

Thank 26usna72
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I love Ethel's Grill. It's a small and delicious joint that I never a chance to visit when in Oahu. It's true there aren't many seats and it is cash only, but it is a local gem. The food never disappoints and I'm glad to...More

Thank lopezj03
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Ethel's is a perfect lunch spot in Kalihi. Parking is difficult, there are no reservations, so be prepared to wait for one of the five tables. The wait is worth every bite you will then enjoy. Sashimi is the best! Saimin and basically anything you...More

Thank marklaura2015
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I love Ethel's. Small, intimate local food at it's best. Has the Hawaiian staples, and ever changing special. I took my nephew from Mainland...he declared it the best Loco Moco ever. Last visit they had Clam Miso soup on special. This place is absolutely authentic,...More

Thank lbmccown
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Located inside the Oahu Club next to the pool. Furakaki Chicken and Rib Steak were both good. Served as plate lunches.

Thank liko11
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I called Ethel's Grill to put in a take out order and the phone just kept ringing so I went in person and to my surprise, they were closed! They put a note on the window that they are now closed on Friday and Saturday....More

Thank Cheri A
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is one of my all time favorite places to go whenever I go to Honolulu. It is a little place, family run, hard to park, but the food is to die for. Large portions, very tasty and reasonably priced. I think they are only...More

1  Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Still one of the best in town, and certainly unassuming in locale and atmosphere. Very small inside, and the food preparation and variety are home runs. At this meal we had a steak dish, a chicken dish and a seafood dish. Excellent, only topped by...More

Thank Harveyjag
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

In a industrial area away from the tourist area, you will find a wonderful home style Japanese restaurant. Reccomended by our friends from Honolulu, this is a cash only joint with a great menu. The vegetable saimin is great along with the chicken. In fact,...More

Thank jim590
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3956
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-847-6467
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