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Big City Diner - Ward Entertainment Center

#287 of 1,793 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Hawaiian
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1060 Auahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4153
+1 808-591-8891
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was awesome and large portions (as expected in the US!); customer service was great - we had a toddler and they were good in ensuring the drink came in a kid friendly cup etc.

Thank HunterG
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to go to Big City Diner before we go into Waikiki for Halloween. There was no one there and Matt C was our server. He was dressed up as Mario brother. All the staff was dressed up and very festive. We had the Salmon Dinner, Calamari, Pupu NY Steak and a beer. It was very... More 

Thank Kekoalawakua
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst waiting for our film to start we popped in here, what a good choice, very reasonable prices, extensive menu and friendly service!

Thank SLELWool
Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy good food and good service from servers who have been there for a long time. The pancakes, omelette, and hash browns are especially good.

Thank walkman10
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Honolulu for work and we decided to meet for breakfast at Big City Diner. Located at the Ward Center. Staff were friendly and fast with the coffee. Atmosphere was fine but we came early so there was not a lot of people. I ordered the fried rice is was excellent. Please see photos.

Thank 670671
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very good food. Large Portions. Inexpensive eats. Definitely recommended. Ate here at lunch time, not too busy.

Thank vacationcatcher
Tucson, AZ
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First time there. I had Loco Moco, which was very good. Service was good, food portions were large, had Big Brownie Pie for dessert(A Mountain of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream atop a BIG Brownie. Smothered in Chocolate, Whipped Cream & Mac-Nuts).

Thank TucsonTraveller2
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Work Scheduling always puts us in an area where we are open to a meal at Big City Diner. This time it was breakfast at Ward Centre. Breakfast was excellent! Kim Chee Fried Rice Delicious! We also had The Ultimate Tofu-Veggie Omelette Egg Whites with Tofu, Fresh Mushrooms, Local Tomatoes, Fresh Spinach, Broccoli Florettes & Sweet Onions Smothered with Wisconsin... More 

Thank Sandy W
Cypress, Texas
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Our family of six (four adults and two children) ate here after watching a movie next door. They supposedly had a discount at the diner for patrons of the theatre. We had purchased 6 tickets online and had the information on the smart phone, but that was not acceptable. We had only one printed ticket stub, but that was not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I got recommended this place by a guy in a surf shop here in Waikiki. I'm from out of town so any tips are welcome. We went there today and were served by Naomi. We were seated in a nice little booth. Naomi was really accommodating and genuinely friendly. I had the ham and cheese hoagie sandwich. My goodness was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?