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Ethel's Grill

232 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3956
+1 808-847-6467
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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232 Kalihi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96819-3956
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank liko11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 20 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 8 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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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Ethel's is famous in Japan and we decided to find out what the hype was all about. Upon parking I could not believe we were in the right place. It does not really look like much and the neighborhood is not really appealing. We were...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have been eating here over 20 years now and the food is always at its best.The tataki, breakfast special, taco rice, and bitter melon pork just a few of my favorites. You can find me here at least 2 times a week its that...More

Thank Lanaistravelclub
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I had a fish special, my husband chicken. As everywhere in Oahu everything was super fresh, especially the fish. Totally off the beaten track and you may have to sit outside for a few minutes to get a table - but absolutely worth it. The...More

Thank eatsunlaugh
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The menu is simple local fusion food. Chef Bobby is very creative and has specials regularly. Minaka the manager says I have only five favorites but I surprise her sometimes. We love Ethel's and have been eat there every week for about 15 years. We...More

Thank earniet
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Our first trip to Ethel's made us believers. Having lived in Japan we appreciated the authentic tastes and presentation of food. We can see why people line up to eat here. Easy to find right off Nimitz. Don't be put off by the area. It...More

Thank Cheryl B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 7
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
05:30 - 14:00
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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