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Big City Diner - Ward Entertainment Center

#284 of 1,820 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1060 Auahi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4153
+1 808-591-8891
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Ban Patong, Phuket, Thailand
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fairly large place, with 20 booths and 16 tables. When I went here, on a holiday, it was half full. There were 6 servers working. Myself and other had to wait approximately 10 minutes to be seated. I ordered Eggs Benedict, from one of many variations available. The benedict was good. The hash browns were made from... More 

Thank Tim K
Oakville, Canada
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great diner with quick, friendly service, healthy portions and decent food. Our table had Kalabi Steak, Back Ribs and a couple of varieties of Fried Rice. Dessert was simple Sorbet and Ice Cream Sundaes, with Macadamia Whipped Cream. Some of the meals also had a side of very tasty Kimchi. All the food was tasty(!) and nicely... More 

Thank FrequentEater666
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 23 November 2016

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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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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 5 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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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?