Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz

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$30 and under
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Hawaiian
Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz is a full service casual dining restaurant and bar serving up food, drink and aloha! Experience real Hawaiian cuisine served with the aloha spirit! We proudly source the bulk of our ingredients from local farms, and make just about everything in-house. We offer bar, restaurant, outdoor and private event dining options. We accept a limited number of reservations but leave most of our tables available for walk-ins. With over 170 seats we have plenty of room so with or without a reservation, come and visit anytime! Mahalo!

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JohnM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Drew, was great. He said he was working for about a week.
Very professional.

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Benjamin
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations. I loved the stuffed pork loin dinner special.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with the "Uncle's" experience. Good food, good prices, highly recommended.

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vipjubob
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Our server was upbeat and friendly. The food was outstanding but the music was way too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just not the best experience there. Prices have gone up since my last visit, and food has not improved. My meal came with a baguette soaked in a heavy mayonnaise based sauce that had nothing to do with the rest of the dish (pulled pork). On top of subpar food for the price, our server neglected to mention that it was restaurant week, we were unaware until a couple behind us was told by a different server and by that time we had already ordered and received an appetizer. Our server told us repeatedly he was new, but kept using it as a mistake for not refilling our waters or asking if we needed drinks or anything else. Upon asking for the check he asked if anything was wrong and we told him we were disappointed he hadn’t mentioned restaurant week to us as we would have liked to order from that menu. He awkwardly laughed and said he hadn’t told any of his tables about it, and again mentioned being new. Not sure if he wasn’t properly trained or just wasn’t informed about restaurant week but it put a damper on the night. I understand being new but you shouldn’t need to say it repeatedly. I liked Uncles before but between tonight’s service and the climb in prices I don’t think I’ll be returning or recommending.

Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz
Responded on February 9, 2020

Aloha. Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely use your comments to improve our staff training. Just as an insight, the mayo that you referenced is a smoky malt vinegar aioli, an ode to Carolina style bbq pork, which is why we playfully name that dish "Karolina Kalua Pig." Our menu (Oct 2019) includes several new and improved menu items, but not one single price increase. Im sorry that you don't see the value in our menu. We're always available to talk at info@eatatuncles. Mahalo!

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viplisa
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We honeymooned in Hawaii. This food took us back. My husband had the kahua pork and said it was exactly like what he had on the Big Island. The poke was perfection.

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alpancio
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We always have a decent meal at Uncle's. Sometimes better than others but they are on repeat with us.

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JimK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant and food were both cold. Service was slow even though most tables were empty. Came on the recommendation of a friend but see no reason to return. Made a fifty mile drive for a less than satisfying experience.

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RickL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food portions were small. Calamari was very little with a lot of other things. Tuna portion small but good. Over priced for amount of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Poke sampler was delicious and our server had great recommendations!

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IngridP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went there for my Birthday dinner and I was not disappointed. I had the scallops and they were delicious. My husband had the rip eye steak and told me he loved it!

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rlfrank
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This the fourth year we come for New Years Eve dinner, and by far the best. The food was the best, service great, and the "show" can't be beat. Chef Che is brilliant. Will definitely be back.

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vipAPPR
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle's is our favorite restaurant in the DMV! We drive nearly an hour to have dinner as often as we can. Nothing is better than an order (or two) of Spam Musubi. Service is always great, and food is island elite! We are descendants of islanders and appreciate the nearly authentic food! Specials are always great as well. If you haven't been here, you are missing out!

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KAM08
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing. The Hawaiian nachos with shoyu chicken were incredible- the chicken was so tender! Hubby and I had the Cape May tuna, the seasoning and sauces were so tasty. Our daughter enjoyed her ahi tacos. Thanks for gelping to make our daughter's birthday dinner memorable 😊

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naplestraveler1
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always consistently good. Especially the chicken and waffle dish. The reason for my 4 star versus 5 is the desert my son got the donuts were missing sugar. And the cream that it came with was also missing sugar.

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KrystaG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out with our daughter to celebrate her 1st birthday (and our making it to a year!), and had a fantastic time! Our server (Mason) was extremely attentive and thoughtful with our little girl, and was super helpful and pleasant the entire time. Another great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon is always excellent and our waiter Vernon was exceptional.

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Lika
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My waiter, Mason, is friendly, patient and seemed knowledgeable about the menu. He provided solid reccomendations. I think the chef may have had an "off" night. The food was just ok. I would give the place a second chance but Im not excited to go back.

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vipMikeK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! The food variety is great and the service is awesome. Highly recommended.

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MelissaL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Uncles many times but this past dinner experience was by far the best. The service was on top of their game! Many team players helping out. Great job! Bring the build your poke bowl as a dinner option! It’s my fav!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The service was incredibly slow.

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AprilA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Great service! Love going to dinner here!

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Spicy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The Uncles Mai Tai was yummy🙂 We enjoyed ourselves while there.

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KAM08
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down one of my favorite places to eat. Everything here is fantastic. Loving the new poke bowl lunch options, completely customizable to your taste. Can't wait to come back!

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vipkrace96
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new lunch menu

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MauriceP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The menu changed from two days prior when we visited. Some items were still offered but others not. That we wanted. Also, we ordered same items from days before and it was disappointing. Not sure if it was due to different chefs.

It was fabulous our previous visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lighting was a bit low.

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DoreenW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great. Restaurant and bathrooms nice and clean. This is my second visit and I just don’t care for the food. Everything is too sweet. It’s rather pricey too.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable, nice change from typical cuisine.

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CiCi
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Uncles never lets us down!! Now I have hooked my sister on their creme brulee. Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was okay.

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MarielaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Hawaiian food and it was amazing! Service was great too!

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vipYummy2
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service!

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vipgtbana
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was looking for someplace different to take my wife and mother-in-law in Bel Air. The name intrigued me so I looked at the menu and was drawn by the interesting mix of ingredients in the dishes. When we arrived, there was ample parking and since it was 3 in the afternoon the restaurant was not crowded. The staff was very very welcoming and attentive. Our waitress was awesome. She answered my wife’s questions and the food we ordered arrived quickly. The meal was an awesome mix of flavors. All at a very reasonable price! I highly recommend this restaurant and would recommend the mango mojito as well.

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BarbaraE
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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JanH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were there on a Sunday evening, quiet enough without being empty. The food was excellent with lots of varieties of choices. Service was OK, a bit brusque.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley was a fantastic server. She was great to get along with and made the experience so amazing. I highly recommend people request her when dining here. She truly is a stellar server. 10/10 would recommend. Food was good too.

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vipLindaC
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Food is served quickly and don't forget to ask for rolls!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Uncle's! The food is always outstanding. I've never had a bad meal! Service is always great too. I'll keep coming back!

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BridgetM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date night spot. Unique atmosphere and menu. Our meal was great! Enjoyed dinner with friends.

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Uncle's Hawaiian Grindz is rated 4.6 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

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