Kiawe Grill B.B.Q & Burgers

If you’re in the mood for barbecue but don’t want to bother pulling out your Weber Grill from the garage, Kiawe Grill BBQ & Burger is the perfect place for you. You can enjoy the flavors of meat freshly grilled over a kiawe wood fire without any of the hassle. We ordered take out and enjoyed the amazing aroma of kiawe smoke BBQ that filled our car on the ride home.

Their menu is a combination of a Korean BBQ plate lunch place plus a hamburger joint. Here, the Korean side dishes are self service with a limit of 14 ounces and a scale to monitor yourself (honor system). Not to worry though, 14 ounces is still a good amount of food. They give you a separate small container for your choice of 4 side dishes, and that means there’s more room in the large container for your main dish and rice. Thats’a  lot of food.

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Kiawe Grill - side dishes

Kiawe Grill - side dishes

I ordered Kiawe Grill Lamb Chops ($9.95) which included 4 large bone-in chops over a layer of rice. For my sides, I chose mac salad, kim chee, choi sum, and daikon. There’s enough food here for at least 2 people.

Kiawe Grill - Lamb Chops ($9.95)

Kiawe Grill - Lamb Chops ($9.95)

My husband decided to try the Kiawe Grill Ostrich Patty Plate ($9.75) which comes with a grilled hot dog (I suppose just in case you discover you don’t like ostrich). Ostrich tastes like somewhere in between beef and turkey; not bad at all.

Kiawe Grill - Ostrich Patty Plate ($9.75) 

Kiawe Grill - Ostrich Patty Plate ($9.75)

OVERALL: GOOD
PRICE RANGE: Average $8.65-$9.95 for kiawe grill plates, $6.75-$8.65 for burgers
MY BILL: $20.63 for two
RETURNING?: Yes, to try the venison and buffalo burgers next.

Kiawe Grill B.B.Q & Burgers
2334 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(Located in the Old Stadium Mall in Moiliili that also houses Japanese restaurant Maru, L&L Drive Inn, and Kozo Sushi)
808.955.5500

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3 Responses to “Kiawe Grill B.B.Q & Burgers”


  1. 1 Er April 17, 2009 at 9:26 am

    I’ve heard many good things about this place. Guess I’ll have to try it one day…Altho I don’t know if I have enough courage to try the ostrich burger…You know how picky I am about food…:-)

  2. 2 sachiko April 19, 2009 at 1:00 am

    u never tried over there before? shiranakatta-

    i used to go there all the time when i lived in the other apt….

    kedo alot of times they used to grill my kalbi too rare, so i used to order it “well done”.

    but i love the sides too.

  3. 3 honolulueats April 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Erin: Yeah, you should try it! Try the regular burger just to compare with Teddy’s.

    Sachi: Yes, it was my first time there. We always ate Chinese next door, so we never came here before.


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