Best Bites: Comfort Food Made from Scratch at 12th Avenue Grill

(Sponsored) From local beef burgers on house-baked buns to complete meals for two, Kaimukī’s American bistro provides the wholesome comfort we all crave.


Best Bites


For 12th Avenue Grill, the stalwart American bistro on the Kaimukī street it’s named after, nearly everything on the menu is made from scratch. The bread and buns? Kneaded, proofed and baked on site. The french fries? Peeled, cut and soaked over the course of three days. Even the tamarillo ketchup, with its plummy stone fruit notes that have us hooked, is made in-house along with all of the sauces, dressings and dips. That dedication to craft is what earns 12th Avenue Grill the 2021 Hale ‘Aina Gold for Best Gourmet Comfort Food.


It’s cozy outdoor seating area makes it a hit for weekend dinners but we’ve also taken note of the weekly dinners for two that makes take-out a cinch. With entrees, sides and desserts all-inclusive, the only item you need to decide on is what wine (or brew) you’re pairing it with.


Join us in Honolulu’s culinary ‘hood as we explore some of the Best Bites at 12th Avenue Grill.