Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Honolulu

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Honolulu

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Honolulu on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#22. Aloha Bbq Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Hawaiian
- Price: $
- Address: 1111 Bishop St Ste 110, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2819
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#21. Million Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Korean, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 626 Sheridan St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3111
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#20. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1501 Ala Moana Blvd Ala Moana Beach Park, Diamond Head Concession Stand, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4601
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#19. Guava Smoked

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Hawaiian
- Price: $
- Address: 1637 Republican St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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#18. Yakiniku Seoul

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1521 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1942
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#17. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1221 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 105, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3501
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#16. Gina's Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $
- Address: 2919 Kapiolani Blvd Market City Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3507
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#15. L&L Hawaiian BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Hawaiian
- Price: $
- Address: 700 Keeaumoku St #100, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3014
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#14. Yummy Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (78 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $
- Address: 2301 Kalakaua Ave Royal Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-5007
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#13. YoonCy BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $
- Address: Safeway Kapahulu Shopping Center, 888 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
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#12. Pearl's Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 4211 Waialae Ave Ste 1050, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-5319
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#11. L&L Hawaiian BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1111 Fort Street Mall Ste B, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2710
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#10. Yummy Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ala Moana Shopping Center, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604
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#9. L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Hawaiian
- Price: $
- Address: 1620 N School St #d-2, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-1844
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#8. Soon's Kal BI Drive In

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 898 Ala Lilikoi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-2144
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#7. International Smoke

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2330 Kalakaua Ave International Market Place, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2953
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#6. Budnamujip

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (50 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 871 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-5253
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#5. Pearl's Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $
- Address: 2201 Kalakaua Ave Royal Hawaiian Center, Oahu, HI 96815-5201
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#4. Bob's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 1366 Dillingham Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-4414
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#3. Gen Korean BBQ House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ala Moana Shopping Centre, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-4604
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#2. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (378 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 307 Lewers St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-2357
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#1. Sura Hawaii

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1726 Kapiolani Blvd Ste. 101, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-3703
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