Located in historic Kaimuki, this is the original Big City Diner that started it all in 1998. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and a late-night menu on Fridays and Saturdays filled with all sorts of local favorites, including boneless Korean kalbi steak, loco moco and guava-barbecue-sauce ribs. HONOLULU Magazine writes, "Big City Diner dishes up local food with a lot of self-confidence." Open Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to midnight. Checks not accepted.
Best Restaurant for a Big Group, Bronze.