South Shore Grill Reviews
“Come for one reason, the food; which is quick, affordable, and decidedly gourmet…You’ll need a nap after this.”Honolulu Magazine
Pretty phenomenal tacos and burritos. I'm seriously amazed at how simple the food is and yet each bite delivers a dynamic range of flavors. Their secret sauce is their slaw which has the perfect amount of dressing which keeps the experience fresh and juicy. Great quality ingredients, I've never left this place unhappy.
05:56 10 Feb 18
Taco Tuesday is all I can say. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. And more awesome. Delicious chicken tacos- they are big, filling, and delicious.
01:24 16 Feb 18
We stumbled upon this heavenly 5 star restaurant on Accident and found out they have some of the BEST food. Always get the Cajun fries and ALWAYS get the aioli sauce for the fries. They have something for everyone. 10/10 Best place to get a quick bite in Honolulu.
22:27 01 Feb 18
Amazing food, best we had in this trip so far. We like little local restaurants and this was just perfect we found it by chance when we were walking back to our hotel from our Diamond Head hike. I had the mixed plate and my husband had the chicken burrito and spicy fries and everything was delicious perfection. Atmosphere is very simple and unique. Highly recommended.
01:51 12 Nov 17
Great, locally-owned taco joint at the foot of Diamond Head and short walk from Waikiki. Tacos are always on-point. It is a bit cramped inside, so you have to scrap for a seat and shouldn't plan to linger. Tip of the hat for them offering a restroom.
00:17 08 Apr 18
Yes! Really good Ono fish burritos! I’ll be coming back for sure. Gravy fries pretty amazing too 🤙🏻
06:10 06 Apr 18
Best fish tacos you could ever have! Tuna mac salad goes great with it. It's a must come to, everytime we are in Hawaii.
23:20 05 Apr 18
Best fish tacos, hands down!! Went to a couple places on Oahu, including the North Shore, while on vacation and this is the only place i went back to multiple times. Fish tacos are killer, and the Slaw and Mac sides are also delish.
23:38 13 Apr 18
Delicious and fresh food; reasonably priced the right way. There was seating in the back under some AC which was a nice break from our hike.
21:21 10 Apr 18
My favorite taco joint on the island by far. Get their tuna mac and fish taco plate. Also try the sauces. The mac pesto was astounding, as is their "taco sauce." Small, humble location with awesome taste.
22:18 25 Jun 18
Best fish tacos I think I've ever had!! The tuna mac salad wasn't bad, but I prefer my mac salad with a little more mayo so I'll probably get the fries next time. We also got the quesadilla and it was also tasty.
07:25 17 May 18
Call ahead and order because this place is popular for good reason. These tacos are fantastic! Fresh and delicious!
15:51 27 Jun 18
Really good food here, and also important for me and my family we were able to find free street parking. The prices were decent and food was really good! Seating was a little bit scarce but we were able to get the last table. The employees were extremely friendly and welcoming. I would definitely go back!
16:23 11 Jul 18
Best tacos and coleslaw I've had in my life! The chicken, fish, and shrimp tacos are all incredible and cooked to perfection. The chicken is tender, the fish is flaky, the slaw they put on top has a great crunch and is light so it doesn't take away from the rest of the flavors in the taco. I don't know what sauce they put on the tacos but it's delicious. $2.75 Taco Tuesdays. Get there early or deal with the huge line!
18:08 26 Sep 18
Tasty, fresh, delicious food! Reasonable Price! Awesome staff 😊. We walk 2 kilometers everyday from our Hotel to have our dinner here. We Love their Ono's (Taco, Burrito, Burger, Plate with Pesto sauce ). Their home made brownies and sweets are also great! We wished to have a restaurant like this in Vancouver, BC.
05:11 04 Sep 18
Burgers were yummy. Garlic fries were good, and service was on point. Great after a jike at Diamond Head
00:35 14 Oct 18
Great spot for a lot of good Hawaiian inspired food for a good price. I ordered the mix plate and it was all very good and cost $16. This was one of the more expensive items. The tortilla for the taco was very nice and slightly crispy.
02:13 09 Nov 18
Fantastic fish tacos. Generous servings of fresh grilled fish with a tangy aioli sauce and light airy slaw. I had been previously on half price Taco Tuesday which was great but I think the options were a bit smaller then. I couldn't finish my three tacos this time! Very casual, so not really a date night kind of place but the food can't be best!
Carol Nunley Pan
17:52 04 Nov 18
All the surf vibe feel one would want from a food place in Oahu. Friendly staff and food served on paper plates. Some of the best grilled meat options you'll find on island. From simple grilled fish with garlic butter marinade on a bed of rice and slaw to hefty chicken burritos this place is the perfect spot for an after surf meal on the south side.
20:30 15 Dec 18
The fish tacos were delicious! The staff were so friendly and nice! Definitely coming back!
09:03 21 Dec 18
Since I discovered this place a number of years ago it's my # 1 stop on my way home in the evening... cycling through the menu keeps the variety fresh! Simple/ delicious & as healthy as you want to make it.. Cheers!
06:59 28 Jan 19
Just the right size of burrito. And the Cajun ono burrito was delicious. Also loved the Cajun fries. Wish they were crispier but not enough to go down to 4 stars. Happy & friendly. Very casual atmosphere.
17:32 03 Feb 19
The south shore grill is great. Food was awesome - great price and good portions. Staff were very friendly.
05:04 02 Feb 19
If you're looking for excellent fish tacos (and maybe a bit more) this is your place. If you like casual...Small, but hopping, spot away from the crazy main strip of Waikiki (so you can walk off your lunch). VERY casual, quite small, but worth the wait (and the walk).
Don R Campbell
00:03 08 Feb 19
Best tacos in Honolulu! The beef taco is mouth watering, friendly service and no-frills ambience. 100% value for money!
23:54 24 Feb 19
The food is Awesome. I get the steak burrito and my gf gets the fish one. We all share the fries with our daughter.
16:05 23 Feb 19
Tacos tacos tacos. I wish I could eat more than just two or three. The kalbi tacos are great. Tender and juicy with flavor galore. The chicken and fish are probably close seconds. It's a popular place so don't be surprised if you see a pile of people out front. It's worth the wait. The service is prompt and friendly. Never a bad experience here.
05:26 13 Apr 19
It's a little out of the way and a whole in the wall type of joint but the food is AMAZING!!!! We loved it so much we came back again. The chips and salsa are a must get. The chips come out fresh and warm. This will be must when we come back again.
06:52 02 Mar 19
Surprisingly awesome! The gal behind the front counter took our order and was very friendly. My wife got a burger and I got the garlic shrimp plate. We also split an order of the Cajun fries. Everything tasted so good! They even had their own special sauce to dip the fries in. We got the huge size but could have probably done with the large for the fries. One dipping sauce wasn't enough. It was a fun environment and with great food in Hawaii you can't beat that.
22:10 18 Apr 19
Fish tacos are amazing. The burger and fries are also fantastic. This place will not disappoint at all. Just get two fish tacos to start because you're going to want another one.
02:57 03 May 19
We used to come here when we lived in the area. The last time we came, the setup was completely different. The good news is that the fish tacos are just as I remembered them to be, which is damn awesome. The better news is that their menu looked bigger and better, and their aioli that was given to us for our fries was incredible. South Shore Grill is one place that my wife and I mention when we reminisce about the days living in town. The staff is just as great as before. Love this place...
21:48 14 Jun 19
Been on the island for a year and in my opinion, best burger I had yet. Family enjoyed the small restaurant atmosphere and my kiddo enjoyed drawing on the wall near the front while we ordered and waited. Wifey had her chicken and fish tacos and she enjoyed them both immensely. The aoli was really good as a dipping/spread for your food. You’ll have to look it up for yourself, but trust that it is great! Definitely a reason to return to the area.
21:11 08 Jun 19
Some of the best food I've had on the island and at a reasonable price. Staff was very polite, decent amount of seating and AC for those hot days.
19:47 24 Jun 19
Delicious fish tacos! Some of the best! I enjoyed the chicken club salad with macadamia nut pesto. Great local take on dishes! They serve a great variety of burgers, burritos, sandwiches, and salads. Everything looked delicious. The restaurant has a cool surf decor and it's closed on Sunday mornings for church. They have a couple little kids helping around the restaurant who help out. They're adorable! Much respect for family owned business!
02:23 25 Aug 19
Cajun Fries and garlic fries was good. Same thing, both had too much seasoning. But still good.Looking for a good spot near Waikiki came across this one, didn't miss really enjoyed our late night dinner went around 8pm there was a small line that moved up pretty fast the little in the cashier was great she knew what she was doing. The food was tasty and fresh. Definitely recommend while in Waikiki or around.
13:20 02 Sep 19
I got the fish taco for $4.50 and it is a very nice, overflowing taco. But the best part, it was absolutely delicious & extremely tasty. My other got the Cajun chicken burrito for $9.95 and all he could say is yum, yum, yum. Was recommended to this place by the Banan Food Truck worker and it did not disappoint. Will certainly be back to this little eating place gem!!
02:19 18 Aug 19
Two words-fish tacos! This place is great and any time we’re visiting my brother we stop in multiple times. Fresh fast friendly and delicious.
22:56 29 Aug 19
Really great fish tacos, they're huge and full of fresh Ono. I had the 2 tacos plate, it comes with rice, Mac salad and coleslaw. Their Mac salad and the slaw were also way above average. It's so much food I saved half for dinner! Great place not far from the beaches along Diamondhead.
21:55 10 Oct 19
Stopped in Tuesday on a whim and had chicken tacos. Great flavour and value for money. Young woman at the register was welcoming, kind, and extremely efficient. Highly recommend.
15:47 19 Sep 19
Food was amazing! One of the best fish tacos I've ever had! The shrimp burrito, amazing! Kal-bi burrito, amazing! The fries dipped in their aioli was amazing! Can't go wrong choosing them. A little off the beaten path but well worth it!
06:26 21 Oct 19
Recommended by diving instructor Alex and we are so glad we followed up and checked this place out. Best fish tacos I have ever tasted! Very friendly service and hoping to return before we leave.
06:33 14 Dec 19
One of my favorite taco places. Definitely not an "authentic" Mexican taco, but if Hawai'i had a version of a taco, it would be there fish taco. The chicken is my favorite. Light and cheap. Go on taco Tuesday with friends. BYOB. Go earlier, because the line and wait can get long. Highly rec.
21:28 28 Dec 19
Great place for taco Tuesday! All around nice little spot. Can get busy at times but everyone is friendly and shares tables and space. Love that they have mexican drinks and know how to make their tacos right!
20:33 11 Jan 20
Really amazing food. We were there on a rainy day and there was no line at all. The hot sauce at their condiment bar was phenomenal. It went great with the fish tacos. My friend had the shrimp burrito and loved it. Very big portions!
04:38 13 Jan 20
Amazing location and amazing food. Owner and chef did an a good job with our tacos. I would recommend to anyone before or after hitting diamond Head or even not in that area.
06:18 25 Jan 20
This place is fantastic and I don't say that often. Ono fish tacos might actually be as advertised: "best fish tacos in Honolulu." The tuna mac is the go-to side. Great spot after hiking diamond head. Go get it! You won't be disappointed.
18:38 19 Feb 20
Definitely the best shrimp burrito and fish tacos then I have been ever eaten . Such a perfect taste. High recommendation. And don’t forget to put their spicy sos . Enjoy!
00:07 13 Mar 20
The food was soooo delicious with quick service and the outside view to the Diamond head volcano was jaw dropping... so close you can almost touch it
21:05 01 Mar 20
This place is a local gem. The food and service are above and beyond what you find down at the beach. Do yourself a favor and take the trip away from the hotbed of over priced low quality resort area restaurants and get a meal that you will truly enjoy.
13:44 11 Apr 20
Fun little grill, nice atmosphere, owner was extremely friendly and it's family run. Can't go wrong with the Fish tacos.
19:29 08 Mar 20
Absolutely amazing food... Great customer service!!! I'VE BEEN IN HAWAII A MONTH AND I HAVENT EATEN A BETTER MEAL!!!
07:00 14 Jun 20
We loved the atmosphere. You know a place is good when there is a line out the door to order and it's hard to find a table. We had to wait a bit to order and get our food but it was worth it. The fish tacos were delicious and so was the tuna mac salad. The fries were not good which was sad and the table and floor underneath us was a bit dirty so that's the reason for the 4 stars.
16:44 15 Jun 18
Great atmosphere. Fish taco was delicious as was the Kalbi beef taco. Their slaw was kind of like a leafy cabbage slaw which was a little different but not bad. A bit too much aioli on everything, didn't really let the fish shine and it was definitely tasty. I recommend though.
04:57 18 Jun 18
Awesome food. Wish you got more in the kalbi beef bowl, a little small. But was the best I've ever had!
05:24 21 Jul 18
Always a good eat! Especially the Cajun shrimp taco. The girls running it were inviting and smiling.Only 4 star because for some reason the tacos come on cold tortillas?!?!?🤔
23:26 09 Oct 18
Good food, reasonable prices. Great tacos, just not "authentic Mexican" style. Keep an open mind and give it a try. Gets busy on Tuesdays.
05:43 09 Jan 19
Great Taco Tuesday for fish or chicken for $2.75! Friendly and patient staff. Even though there was a very long line to order, their staff took time to help and explain menu items and help customers with certain food allergies. The food was very good, fresh and tasty! It’s worth the wait. They have a self serve station for sauces and they have a staff member who comes out to clean the area and explain the sauces. Great selection and prices are affordable. I took off one star because there wasn’t enough staff to clean off the tables. Tip: after ordering food or if coming with another person, one of you would want to grab a table.
21:04 14 Mar 19
Awesome place for fresh fish tacos, burgers, fries, and onion rings. There is limited seating, so order to go or come prepared to wait for a space. Try the loaded fries!! They are tasty and perfect to share at your table. The fish tacos are great too. Parking is also limited so you may need to park further away and walk over.
04:00 09 Jun 19
Friendly staff and a good vibe. One of the smaller places we have been, but we went during a less busy hour so it was easy peasy. The tacos were excellent. I wish I could have eaten 3 more than I did - especially with the salsa/hot sauce they had. All around good food!
06:28 06 Jul 19
Recommend by our surf instructor Jake, nice little hole in the wall. Great flavor. Take tips from lovals!
22:08 04 Jul 19
We discovered South Shore Grill on our return hike from Diamond Head Crater, finding a diverse menu of tacos and burritos designed to please all palates. The fish tacos were excellent, as well as the steak burritos. Great place to stop for a quick bite after burning some calories on the Diamond Head Crater hiking trail.
23:44 17 Jul 19
Excellent food for the price! Quality is better than restaurants at the beach. You can rent a bike or walk from the hotel area of Waikiki. Small dining area - very casual atmosphere.
06:31 25 Jul 19
I didn't take any photos, but I definitely will be back! Ordered the fish taco and a shrimp taco. They have a two taco combo, but I think it has to be the same tacos. The shrimp is small, but they. They add a lot of lettuce and stuff, so they are pretty substantial. I would say the fish taco was better out of the two because the fish was in larger chunks, do it doesn't get lost. They have plate lunches, burgers, and a pretty extensive menu, so even for picky eaters you will definitely find something to please your appetite
09:10 03 Nov 19
BEST fish tacos I've ever had! So good that we came here twice during our vacation. Located near Diamond Head, it's the perfect stop for lunch after the...
This little family owned restaurant is a perfect place to chill whether it be after a nice beach/hike/workout day or just hanging out with some...
Taco Tuesday! Wish I found out about this place sooner! All the Tuesdays I missed out on. If you can't make it on Tuesday, the fish tacos are well worth...
Restaurant suggested by a couple locals for great fish tacos. So of course, we had to try it. We lucked out. At 6pm, the place wasn't busy. By the time we...
After a short sweet hike over at Diamond Head we decided to swing by here to try the food. As usual, it was yelp that led us here and the food did not...
The hubs and I typically come here on Tuesdays for the taco special! We've been regulars for over a year and have seen the line go out to the street when...
What a great place! Been trying to get here for a little over a year and it finally worked out on this vacation . . . Truly homemade and made with love....
Love this place. I call in my order and they always have it ready in less than 20 mins. Food is great. I always get the fish tacos or chicken burrito and...
South Shore Grill's fish tacos were amazingly delicious. They're made with huge pieces of ono fish and so flavorful. By chance, we went on a Tuesday during...
I stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon post-workout. It was really busy, but in the end it was worth the wait. Tacos are a specialty and the fish tacos...
Best Tacos period.I found them a month ago, and now they are apart of my weekly lineup.So far I've tried the Fish Taco, Shrimp Taco, and Kalbi...
Great fish tacos. Mixed plate Includes kalbi, bbq chicken, fish taco. Also choice: hapa rice, mac salad, slaw. Or fries and slaw.Mixed plate $16One...
TACO TUESDAY!!! I was brought here one night by a friend after having a few pau hana drinks in waikiki and I'm so glad he brought me here. I was craving...
I go here at least once a week.... it's that damn good. The coleslaw is BY FAR the best I have ever had. It's a citrusy bed of cabbage and let me make...
After Plans A, B & C fell through, our group of 20 decided to try South Shore Grill. Not only did they have enough seating for all of us, they took all of...
Would give South Shore Grill 6 stars if I could! This is our go-to place when we are deciding what to do for dinner or lunch on the weekends. Everything...
Anyone who wants a healthy bite to eat would love this place.The tacos are very lite and not heavy, even the burritos are amazing.Located by diamond...
Don' let the no frills look of this joint sway you. If you want some really good tacos, step forward and prepare yourself for enjoyment.I went with two...
I came in on a Monday with my cousins who were visiting and BOYYYY was it absolutely delicious.I had the Two-Taco Plate: Grilled Cajun Ono Fish with...
Brandi Jo N.
We hit this spot twice during our week on Oahu. Here's what to order to experience everything they have to offer: SSG mix plate Blues BurgerSuicide...
What an amazing find....thanks yelp!The fish tacos are some of the best I've ever had. Perfect amounts of everything and the fish was meaty and delicious!...
This place has difficult parking but we got lucky parking out front. There's street parking in the neighborhoods though. I ordered the Boneless kal-bi...
By far, the best fish tacos I've had in years -- I visited South Shore Grill for the first time on Taco Tuesday. The line was out the door and down the...
Location: By KCC and super close, next to cafe Morey's and many other cute cafes. It's small store and easy to be missed between the cafes but once you...
Stayed in Waikiki for a week and I'm so upset we came to this place on our last day because I easily would have come more than once. After trying about two...
This place has the best tacos I've EVER had...Keep in mind I'm a local to Hawaii but I've travelled to over 15 places including cabo in Mexico and nothing...
Review #4 for 2020.I've been to South Shore Grill twice so far, and my experience has been positive both times. Just last week I stopped in for a big...
Outstanding! Their ono fish tacos are about $5 each and worth every penny. They're filled with delicious fresh, cajun- seasoned fish and probably thre vest...
A friend from back home happens to be visit while I was here in Hawaii, which she took me here for dinner. My husband and I went back to try other food on...
I got the grilled ono fish with their aioli sauce and it was amazing. I'm a fan! Everything is made fresh, so you're going to have to be patient while your...
With the mandatory shelter in place, we were on a food hunt for something different, ono, and of course within walking distance. Well, we found this jewel,...
Tried their house salad with kalbi and aioli dressing. WINNAH!!!I usually get a burrito (doesnt matter which one just depends on my mood) and the cajun...
Great food and service. Fresh ono is always fresh and never fishy. Fish and kalbi tacos are amazing. Cajun Ono plate with Mac salad and slaw is my go to....
The slaw is to die for. All the food is made to order and is delicious. Great spot to pick up food on your way to the beach. Workers are all have great...
Come on a Wednesday around 7 pm and the line was out the door, always a good sign. I ordered the Cajun shrimp tacos plate and substituted the tuna mac (I...
Love the vibes of the dining area! We really wanted to take advantage of the ambiance however they close the dinette a little before 8:25pm the kitchen...
I got to try the shrimp burrito and the veggie burrito. Both were very good, tasty, fresh, and deliciously composed. I usually re-roll my burritos to make...
We had no trouble finding on street parking for this little gem of a local ono dine-in or out place. Conveniently located to Diamond Head, KCC, and (for...
A small local restaurant. On street parking. Limited seating. Order at the counter. We had fish/ono tacos, they were delicious. The ono had substance, it...
Initial visit at this popular local eatery. Last minute change-of-mind brought me here to dine-in for a late lunch (it was after 400p) or as I prefer to...
The kalbi tacos are the bomb.comExcellent service and a cool vibe.I'll definitely be back.
My favorite fish (grilled ono) tacos on the island. I could eat 2 and be full, 3 and stuffed. The other reviewers are correct: taco Tuesdays do exist...
The "tree" burgah was supah good! Dare I say maybe even my favorite?! For reference, my original favorite was Village Burger in Waimea.These two places...
We came in here hungry after hiking Diamond Head. We have been wanting to come here for several months and finally decided to stop in. I had heard really...
Just left here, stopped for lunch with my friend on our continued adventure of eating at spots we haven't eaten at before! Because we were working up the...
Oh my oh my.... came here with my girls. And let's just say we all agree the food is the BOMB.COM! I never eat coleslaw, and this was the only one I have...
Came here for a casual Friday date night (early dinner) and was lucky to snatch the last parallel stall that also happened to be in front of the shop! We...
I had heard some chatter about SSG being a great spot for a tasty, reasonably priced meal at the foot of Diamond Head and decided to check it out. Great...
Location : this diamond head area taco place is always a go to for me after a long day of surfing, or hiking. It's is right on Monsarrat, and nicely located...
Came here for Taco Tuesday with my sister and a couple of friends who were craving fish tacos. The taco size is healthy, freshly made, and their bombucha...