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Dinner at 12th Avenue Grill

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Finally had a chance to try 12th Avenue Grill in its new location at the former Victoria Inn site. Although I really liked the coziness and atmosphere of the smaller original restaurant, the new place is larger, fresh and appealing decor wise. The restaurant was almost full, so It was a bit noisy, but not uncomfortable the way Roy's in Hawaii Kai can be with it low ceiling.

After a round of drinks, we ordered the smoked ahi bruschetta, the mixed green salad, a small plate of pork ravioli for my wife and the grilled Jidori chicken for me. Everything was tasty and well done.

The smoked ahi was a delicious appetizer, my wife and I joked how it was an awfully expensive tuna salad on bread. The mixed greens were fresh and tasty, just how a good salad should be served. Her ravioli was good, but nothing outstanding. The grilled chicken, served on a bed of spinach and mashed potato was excellent. The chicken had a nice char, was cooked to the bone and still juicy and flavorful with a delicious sauce.

Service was prompt and professional with just the right amount of local friendliness. We enjoyed our meal here and definitely plan on returning again soon.

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  1. LOL, I also joked about the most expensive - but by far best - tuna sandwiches I ever had.

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    1. re: KaimukiMan

      "but by far best", I absolutely agree with you KM. It was ono!

    2. i always chuckle when i think how cramped the old place was
      and then think about how much space was wasted in the new space

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      1. re: macsak

        how so Macsak, I didn't notice a lot of wasted space, but I didn't really look at anything beyond the dining room.

        1. re: KaimukiMan

          tables far apart
          booth configurations in the area between the makai windows and the bar looked unorganized to me

          private room looked great, however

          1. re: macsak

            next time they are really busy Ill stare in the windows at the people eating - ill be sure to wear my oldest clothes and muss my hair. LOL