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Asahi Grill

#104 of 1,795 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ala Moana - Kakaako
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515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168
+1 808-593-2800
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Hawaii
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good place for local food. I only go here for just for the Japanese Breakfast. Its rice, grilled fish, 1 egg prepared any way, pickled vegetables, small green salad and miso soup. I think for the fish you can get Saba, Salmon, Mahi Mahi or Opakapaka. I always get Saba. They grill it just right so the skin is nice... More 

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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Great service frm the Filipino staff! Very friendly, fast and efficient. Noodles were great, wasnt really amazed with the ox tail specialty soup.

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Thank BerlynCC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Loved the oxtail soup. Although the décor was simple, the oxtail soup was amazing. Can't wait to go back to try again. My son, who is super picky, loved the Loco Moco. :)

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Thank Sam H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Typical Asian foods are nice and good. This restaurant has the specialty that is ox tail soup. This is awesome.

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Davis, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Most of the customers are local folks. There are daily specials including oxtail soup and Kalbi. Cost is not cheap, but portions are ample. Free parking on premises. Not a fancy restaurant to take a date, but adequate for family night out on the town.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Would have probably never tried this restaurant on my own, but we went here on a food tour and I am SO glad we did. We tried the Oxtail Soup and I have been thinking about it ever since. It was AMAZING, one of my favorite dishes from Hawaii.

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Honolulu
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629 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Located in Kaakaako on Ward Avenue, it was a busy lunch hour with lots of people ordering take out. The inside seats were all taken with a waiting line. I put my order in and sat outside on the picnic bench – they had 2. Had an OK view of the Blaisdell Arena area and mountains. It took a while... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Stopped by to check out the Hawaiian menu and was happy with what we found. The orders were taken quickly, even though it was very busy, and the food came out remarkably quick. We had mainly soups and a loco moco, and all were delicious and we will come back to check out other items on the menu.

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Thank flextravel
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

we arrived about 6 PM to have dinner before Janet Jackson concert. There was a party of 8 and only 2 was present. They told the workers there will be there in 3 mins. The 2 was seated and they other 6 was did not show within 3 mins. meantime there was a line and was raining. The other customers... More 

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Norcal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Asahi Grill is a small restaurant, pretty close to the definition of a hole in the wall... I have been in places that are definitely holes in the walls (like Ethel's Grill), but Asahi Grill is a step up... Parking is limited around Asahi Grill... The service is good and fairly quick. We tried the Ox Tail Soup.... it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Soups, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Ward Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4168
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Neighbourhood: Ala Moana - Kakaako
  • Phone Number: +1 808-593-2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?