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Big City Diner - Ward Entertainment Center

1060 Auahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4153
+1 808-591-8891
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (5 reviews)
“bread pudding” (3 reviews)
“loco moco” (6 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1060 Auahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4153
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We have been regulars here for over 15 years and the food and service have never disappointed. So many excellent dishes and their world famous bread pudding for desert is a must. Unfortunately the restaurant could use a little TLC and the washrooms are literally...More

1  Thank wegelagerer
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Called in here after the movies and was glad I did. Great selections of food, fast friendly service and efficient staff made for a great meal. Reasonably priced also.

Thank Gavin1a
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We love going there as a family. The staff are friendly and service is fairly quick. Their menu is a great mix of salads, yummy appetizers and entrees. One of our favorite dishes is their baby back ribs with guava BBQ sauce. It’s sweet and...More

Thank Judelyn V
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is right next to movie theater entrance. They have great chili and Oreo sundaes. Service was superb.

Thank Sassy068
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were looking for a good solid breakfast place on our way out of Waikiki area that wouldn't cost a million dollars. This place was perfect, convenient to H1 and free parking. They offered many local Hawaiin items and traditional continental items. Uncle Danny's fried...More

Thank LLL04
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Completely unexpectedly we stopped in here because the other restaurants in the area had hour long waiting list. Once arriving the staff greeted us with open arms like we were weekly customers. I had Korean style steak with white rice and kimchee and finished it...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot for grandparents to take the keiki after the Disney morning movie. Second time at the Diner but first time at this one. Good variety of local and mainland dishes.

Thank Steve C
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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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