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Big City Diner

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108 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2848
+1 808-263-0377
07:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Foods ok not crowded burgers ok Frieds were good overall not the best but not the worst on the better side.

1 Thank Robert D
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Sit outside. Not really a fan of the indoor seating but if that's all that's available I would take it but it's pretty good decent price been there a few times with our family

Thank cmn0707
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We went here based on a friend's recommendation. I think we all liked the food pretty well, especially considering that it's a diner and not a fancy restaurant. That said, our service was really great. Wish I could remember our server because I'd single her out for her friendly and attentive service. We were at the Windward Mall location and... More 

Thank Charcorn
Sonoma, California
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379 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Nice diner atmosphere with nice people. Everyone found what they wanted from turkey sandwich, eggs with Spam, loco moco, and great hot fries. Quick friendly service.

Thank BoulderNut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have been to Big City Diner in three locations. Great food at good prices at each. When I was a carnivore, I could not resist the Kimchee Burger. They also have plenty of good eats for vegetarians, vegans, and fish lovers. Kailua is like the others, which is crowded. Weekly specials and rotating menu.

Thank Ken L
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Love the Big City Diner and we come here whenever we visit Kailua. I always order Danny's Fried Rice. It is the best!! This time, it came without the egg. I was a little disappointed, I'd give the place 5 stars if they put the egg back in the fried rice!! The service is always good, you get large portions,... More 

Thank windfair
Flagstaff, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Don't order mixed drinks here!!!Had dinner ordered special pasta. It was okay. Ordered a mai tai and it tasted like juice. I ordered a shot of Meyers dark rum to add to it. When it came it was light brown. He said she shook it with ice it was very watered down. Then they charged me 6 dollars for it.... More 

Thank Millyf F
Beulah, MI
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I ordered a carry-out of Uncle Danny's fried rice and week 3 special Asian fish w/ bok choy. I asked what the fish was and Kody replied "cat fish, it doesn't sound good, but it's really good." With his enthusiasm, I ordered the special with salad and rice and the papaya, pineapple, mango smoothie. While my order was being prepared,... More 

Thank Pam Y
Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

BCD is great all locations but for an uncrowded breakfast with a big variety of choices the price is great and lots of free parking in front of their eatery.

Thank Grant K
Haymarket, Virginia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

stopped here for breakfast on Saturday with my wife. We were seated and got our drinks quickly, but the food took a really long time. There're busy but not packed so I don't know what took so long. When the food did finally show up it wasn't quite right (over medium eggs had runny whites) and was only lukewarm. Again,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Hekili St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2848
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-263-0377

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