NorthSide Grill & Sushi

Northside Grill & Sushi - Asian-American Cuisine in Relaxed Setting
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Northside Grill & Sushi serves Asian-American cuisine in a fresh and relaxing ambiance. Come for the fresh fish, and stay for the laid-back island atmosphere. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Northside Grill & Sushi serves up Asian-American fare with a Hawaiian flare. With good entrees, fresh sushi, and a laid-back atmosphere, this is the place to go for a relaxing afternoon or evening meal.

The menu at Northside Grill & Sushi features combinations of flavors from either side of the Pacific. The Coconut Panko Crusted Shrimp has sweet chili and tropical salsa for some kick, but the roasted sesame seeds add a non-spicy depth to the fried dish. Alternatively, Miso Glazed Fresh Catch coats a local Hawaiian fish with miso glaze as you’d find in Asia. The fish is served with bok choy, jasmine rice, and grilled citrus for cross-cultural combinations.

If you’re here for fresh fish, that Miso Glazed Fresh Catch showcases whatever came in on the docks today. There’s also a full menu of fresh sashimi and sushi to choose from. Skip the common California and Philadelphia rolls, instead of getting Island Poke, seaweed salad, or something else that’s more locally inspired.

All of this is complemented by a comprehensive selection of cocktails, wines, beers, and nonalcoholic beverages. These include plenty of local features, exotic imports, and standards, so everyone will be pleasantly refreshed.

A few of our menu favorites at Northside Grill & Sushi include:

Coconut Panko Crusted Shrimp
Fresh ocean shrimp fried golden-brown with roasted sesame seeds. Dip the juicy, slightly nutty shrimp in sweet chili sauce or a house-made tropical salsa. Try both before you decide which one to use.

Miso Glazed Fresh Catch
The day’s fish is brought straight from the docks, glazed with an Asian miso dressing. Combine the delicious feature with sides of jasmine rice, bok choy, and grilled citrus for truly international cuisine.

Hawaiian Braised Beef Short Ribs
Want something from land rather than the sea? The Hawaiian Braised Beef Short Ribs are sweetly marinated and cooked slowly until they fall off the bone. Pair them with the local coconut carrot puree to finish off the island dish.

Lava Cake
Lava cakes are always a favorite dessert, but there’s no better place to order one than on a volcanic island. Rich chocolate cake oozes with molten chocolate for a doubly delicious dessert. Make it a trifecta by going a la mode.

Skinny Chi-Chi
Go tropical with vodka, coconut, and pineapple juice. It’s like a traditional pina colada but made with vodka instead.

You’ll have plenty of time to linger over a good meal when you come. Don’t mistake the laid-back setting for slow service, but there’s no rush to leave. “Aloha, naena” — hello, relax.

Hawaiian culture owes a lot of its history to Asian countries. Experience the cultures combined together through food, which is a true island way to appreciate anything.

Insider Tips:
-Get a table near one of the windows. The second-story view is expansive and beautiful any time of day.
-Head to the bar for a drink if you find yourself stuck in a wait. Grab an open stool quickly, though as there’s a strict no-standing bar policy.