Southern California Plate Lunch Restaurants
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"Eh Sistah, what's wit da pineapple icon, an den?" -- With the rising popularity of Hawaiian barbeque, the "pineapple" highlights the older, more established restaurants run by people with a historic family connection to Hawaii -- they tend to cater to those who crave a more traditional island-style plate lunch.

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Aloha BBQ -'An Ohana Restaurant'
24000 Alicia Pkwy #4 (Gateway Center) Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (949) 581-0976 Fax: (949) 581-0202
Bruddah Roger told me dis place is owned/operated by a former Mililani resident. The food is local "Korean." The Kalbi and BBQ chicken are pretty good and the chop chae is outstanding. Try em!

Aloha Cafe Hawaiian Restaurant CLOSED
1944 S. Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6302
Phone: (323) 888-1406

Aloha Cafe Hawaiian Restaurant
410 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Aloha Chicken CLOSED
5123 Ball Road, Cypress, CA 90630-3610
Phone: (714) 821-3610

10488 Valley View Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620 CLOSED
Phone: (714) 826-6672
I hear dey get "beeg" Manapua. Gotta try it!

Aloha Food Factory
2990 W. Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803-1819
Phone: (626) 308-0215
Maybe a Kalua Pig Burrito, or some Chow Fun Fried Noodles on the menu today.

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
1507 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640
Phone: (323) 727-7187
Get a few tables inside, mostly take out food place.

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
19071 Brookhurst Street, Huntington Beach, CA (just south of FV/HB border)

Aloha Sushi & Hawaiian Grille
7731 Fay Ave , La Jolla, CA 92037-4147
Phone: (858) 551-5000

Aloha Teriyaki
4834 W. Rosecrans Avenue (corner of Rosecrans and Inglewood), Hawthorne, CA
Phone: (310) 644-2330

Bruddah Dan tells me da original owner was from back home, and then he sold da restaurant to a Korean couple, but, the recipies neva change! So the food is still supah ono. Da local favorites are the Chicken/Beef Teriyaki (make sure you get um spicy....if you like spicy kine), fried noodles, and chicken curry. Get other Hawaiian kine food like lau lau and stuff, but no taste as good as the teriyaki kine stuff. This place is good for one fast broke da mouth kine lunch.

Alohana Hawaiian Grill
12028 Lakewood Blvd., Downey, CA 90242-2661
Phone: (562) 803-4000
Try something ono and about some Kahuna Fries, Spicy Seafood Saimin or a piece of Bread Pudding with Haupia Sauce for dessert. Please tell Tana or Me'e that I sent you!

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Back Home at Lahaina (Used to be The Loft at Lahaina) CLOSED
17311 Yukon Avenue, Torrance, CA 90504-2316
Phone: (310) 523-3373
Same owner different name. Try da Marinated Teri Beef Katsu and a side order of Kalua Lumpia.

Back Home at Lahaina
916 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 374-0111
Bruddah Greg says dis one is a bit more high maka maka by da folks at The Loft at Lahaina. Dey get a bakery and serve alcohol in dis sit down kine restaurant.

Back Home at Lahaina
519 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 835-4014

Bamboo Hut
9172 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: (858)-348-0414
Dis place has some classic plate lunch fare served with steamed or garlic-fried rice. Get bento box and lunch specials too.

The Beach Hut
3920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 545-8911

The Beach Hut II
1342 Hermosa Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (310) 376-4252
Lots of food for small kine prices!

Big Island Hawaiian BBQ
1441 W. Knox St., Unit 500, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 618-1788
Owner of Hong Kong Bakery & Deli running dis place geev em a try! Hard for find though gotta go past Wal-Mart to da shops in back. Have a good selection of ono Hawaiian foods, manapua and desserts.

Big Kahuna's
3780 Ingraham St., San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 270-9200

B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers
1430 Mountain Avenue #103, Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: (626) 305-3005
Some new menu items to give a try, Korean Short Rib, Chicken Breast Lettuce Cups, and a Mahi Mahi Sandwich w/ Wasabi Mayo! If Bryon stay handling da show give him a big Aloha from me, he likes dat.

B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers
3007 E. Huntington Drive #102, Pasadena, CA 91107 (corner of San Gabriel Bl. & Huntington Drive)
Phone: (626) 568-0386
Try da Killer B Plate with Chicken and Beef Teriyaki, Curry, 3 Marinated Tofu Skewers, Rice, Mac Salad and Tsukemono Cabbage. Shave ice is on da menu wit ten flavahs to choose from! Latest menu item added is da Chicken Katsu Curry. Voted best fast food restaurant in Pasadena Weekly Readers' Poll. Say Aloha to Bruddah Byron da owner for me eh!

B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers CLOSED
1013 W. Foothill Avenue #E, Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 981-6520

B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers
990 E. Alosta (Rte 66), Azusa, CA 91702

Phone: (626) 815-1788

Bob's Hawaiian Style Okazuya
16814 S. Vermont Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247-5619
Phone: (310) 515-2250
Rumor has it dey no moah Hawaiian kine food...only seafood. You can still hang out for kanikapila from waht I hear..

Bruddah's Hawaiian Foods
1033 W. Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-4957
Phone: (310) 323-9112
Bruddah Creighton loves dis place! If you are really hungry come here cuz dey give you planny. Try da Chicken wit Mushroom Gravy and da Spam Musubi.

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C&H Hawai BBQ Family Restaurant CLOSED
Terra Vista Town Center 10710 Foothill Blvd #110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 481-8533
Owner Bobby has da Like Like BBQ in Chino Hills too. Says da spelling is correct on da restaurant name, named after Hawai Kai, so no make huhu about da sign. Get planny choices for plate lunch, Pho noodle soup and Kona coffee, Hawaiian baked goods from Mike's bakery of Waianae.

Cherrystones Grill & Grotto
15501 S. Vermont Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247-4100
Phone: (310) 329-8200
Paddler Dave told me dey get Hawaiian style seafood and plate lunches in a sit down restaurant.

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Da Hawaiian Kitchen NEW
9842 Adams Avenue, Suite #104, Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 968-8900
Owner Rober Ishiki is keeping it real here. Mahalos! Bruddah Kaipo loves da poke. Ask for "Hawaiian Style", no rice if you like em traditional. Another must try is da Chili Peppa Chicken, deep-fried and garlicky!

Da Kitchen
9823 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego Ca. 92131
Phone: 858-271-8268

Da Kine Hawaiian Grindz Restaurant CLOSED
958 Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (Oak Tree Center)
Phone: (909) 861-7506
M-F 1030am-8pm Sat 8am-6pm Closed Sundays
Kumu Kawika Viloria of Halau Hula a Kawika Laua o Leinani (just next door to the restaurant) and Anthony Marquez just opened a great little place. Homestyle cooking and daily specials served with a side of Aloha! Kanikapila style and maybe even a few dancers on Friday evenings 6-9pm.

Da Kine's Plate Lunches CLOSED
4120 Mission Blvd. #208 (The Promenade), San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 274-8494
All kine plate lunch hea! Kalua Pork wit Cabbage, Hamburger Steak, Teriyaki, Chicken Katsu, Loco Moco, Chili on Rice, Poki, Lomi Salmon. Good size portions for you too.

Da Kine's Plate Lunches - Owner Nelson Y Ishii
10606 Camino Ruiz, Suite 6, San Diego, CA. 92126
Phone: (858) 586-0606

Da Kine's Plate Lunches - South Bay
1635 Sweetwater Road #H National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 477-8494

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Fuji's (Behind Coco's, near Edinger Street, west of Beach Blvd.)
15885 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach CA 92647
Phone (714) 891-6066
Dis one kinda like Mago's. Get Chashu Avocado Tacos, Shrimp Tacos, etc... It's worth a trip, especially since it's one of the few in Orange County.

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Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop
15707 S. Vermont Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247-4328
Phone: (310) 532-0820
Definitely gotta try da the Fried Saimin. Bruddah Gary says try da Chicken Tofu, not always on da menu but really ono.

Golden Ox CLOSED
23401 S. Normandie, Torrance CA
Phone: (310) 539-3845
Three items here to definitely try out in dis little hole in da wall. Teriyaki Chicken, Beef, and the Mixed Plate all three come with a green salad and rice.

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Hana Hou Hawaiian Grill
12661 Beach Blvd.. Stanton, CA 90680
Phone: (714) 893-3808
Got a review from Bruddah Guch - Dis place is owned by a couple of guys from Maui. Dey get all of the regular menu items like chicken and beef teri, chicken katsu, loco moco and bbq combos (kalbi ribs and stuff). Kalua pig plate is real ono and one of da owners said maybe in the future dey will make their own "real big kine lau lau". Da day he went dey had a lunch special of char siu chicken dat was delicious.

1126-30 Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Phone: (310) 532-6310
Da place still open but only for karaoke and pool. No moah food!!

Happa Restaurant
1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Phone:(310) 323-8890
Sistah Teresa told me to try dis one. Food is really good but more da Japanee kine den local kine food.

Harry's Aloha Chop Suey CLOSED
1721 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3223

Phone: (310) 324-4231
Old standby of the local kaukau places in town. Heard Harry's got Da Bes Saimin & Won Ton Min. Bruddah Creighton likes da Fried Chicken and Beef Stew Plates

Hawaiian Beach BBQ
25548 Barton Road, Loma Linda, CA 92354
Phone:(909) 799-8696

Hawaiian Heaven Restaurant
A1826 Marengo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033-1316
Phone: (323) 222-2288
Wit da meal, dey provided free choice of soups: curry chicken or beef stew. Big kine portions and small kine price. I hear da flavors are not exactly da usual local taste, I'll let you decide.

Hawaiian Island Barbecue CLOSED
1768 Garnet Avenue. San Diego, CA 92109
Bruddah Dan found dis one for's in an upscale mall area. Lot's of choices for plate lunch. Try da BBQ mix plate. All come with da rice and mac.

Hawaiian Island Barbecue
Owner: Kaiako Kaluna
28014 Seco Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91390

Phone: (661) 297-0702

Hulaville Island Cafe & Company Store
2720 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 369-1905
They have Manapua from Hawaii as well as Zippy's chili, Gouvea Portuguese sausage and many sauces. They serve waffle dogs with lilikoi mustard and mango-pinapple salsa. Instead of just the traditional plate lunch, they are using Hawaiian foods and making Pizza, sandwiches and salads. Also bake their own pies and cakes: Chocolate Haupia, Macadamia Nut, Mango Cheesecake, Pineapple Cheesecake, Lilikoi Cream Cheese, Guava Cream Cheese, Lilikoi Cake, Strawberry Guava Cake and more. Da company Store part of Hulaville is a gift shop featuring foods and gifts such as Mac Nut Oils, Kauai Kookies, Sea Salts, Li Hing, Arare, Ono Ono Taro Chips and Sweet Potato Chips.

Homestyle Hawaiian
7524 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: (858) 571-LUAU
Bruddah Daron says, "Geev em a try!"

Hong Kong Bakery & Deli
21720 Vermont Avenue #120, Gardena, CA 90247 (cross street Carson)
Phone: (310) 328-8353
Sistah Jill and Bruddah Gary say if you like Manapua dis is da only place to go in da South Bay. I love da shumai (okole kine). Now serving plate lunches with BBQ chicken, pork, beef and short rib, fried chicken, shrimp, scallops and fish. In case you like know...dis where Marukai gets their manapua. No leave without one sweet potato manju!

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Island Eats NEW
19106 Normandie Avenue,Torrance, CA 90502 (Harbor Gateway)
Phone: (310) 329-3835
They sell large quantity poke here. Bruddah Roger told me about this place but need a review. Anyone wanna help a Sistah out?

Island Grill
4390 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-3565
Phone: (562) 431-6496
Japanee guy from Hawaii runs dis place. Serves up local style plate lunch with fried noodles and rice. Get shave ice hea too!

Island Grinds - Sully's Restaurant & Tavern
22735 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 375-9158
Island Grinds has moved from the Gardena location and merged with Sully's Restaurant & Tavern in Torrance. According to the owner Gary Yonamine, Sully's is serving Island Grinds food.

Island Style Cafe
5950 Santo Road Suite K, San Diego, CA 92124
Phone: (858) 541-7002
Well known breakfast fare run by a Big Island family. Mauna Loa crepe...custard, whipped cream, chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and drizzled with Nutella. I hear da Kaloko Moco is a must, made with a handmade hamburger patty and fried rice!

Island Boy Grille
10066 Pacific Heights Blvd., Sorrento Mesa San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 452-7708
Haven't had the chance to try this one yet. But da "Lunch Patrol" in San Diego tell me dey get Ono plate lunch.

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Jr's Kitchen CLOSED
5633 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress, CA
Phone: (714) 229-0432

Da menu has Teriyaki bowls, Cha Siu Bowl, Loco Moco, Chili with Rice, Portagee Sausage and Eggs to list a few. Bruddah Alton says the Lau Lau plate was ono, and da price was really good.

Junz Teriyaki BBQ
3010 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
Phone: (619) 260-8515
Japanee kind local plate lunch...flavors like home.

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Kahala Hawaiian Grill CLOSED
122 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Phone: (626) 440-8888

Kaisen's Hawaiian Grill
1906 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA
Friday night is Aloha Friday wen dey serve da kine Hawaiian plate, with lau lau, poi, lomi salmon, kalua pig, steam rice and mac salad! Aunti Patti says dis is a winnah! Also have a sushi bar that is to die foah, Sistah Tula loves da Aloha Roll and da poke salad is very ono! Just a note and few doors down is the new Le Manai Market that caters to the Samoan Community - They have hot food to go too!

Kappa Family Restaurant CLOSED
1652 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA (corner of Cabrillo and Carson)
Phone: (310) 328-2002
Closed Mondays. Bruddah Glenn tells me dis one is da resurrection of Kappa Coffee Shop. Ono food, had a hard time choosing my dinner cuz there are sooo many specials on da wall. Someone please try da bento box in da wall picture for me. Way too beeg for me to try! Good chashu, lots of Japanee and Okinawa plates. Sistah Sandy tells me da owner Armando was da cook from Kappa Coffee Shop.

Kappa Coffee Shop CLOSED
15116 S. Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249-4313
Phone: (310) 324-6129
Kappa's has been around for a very long time. Sistah Mika says try da Portagee Royal, it's an omelet with portagee sausage patty and onions. Bruddah Dru says his fav for breakfast is da Chashu and Eggs.

Kau Kau Korner (Inside Marukai Market Food Court)
1740 W Artesia Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247-3233
Phone: (310) 515-5110
Curry Saimin, Fried Saimin with Gyoza, BBQ plates, and Combo Fried Rice are favorites. Lots to choose from here.

137 West D Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 94-ALOHA
Finally a Plate lunch place for those in North San Diego county!! Bruddah Steve tells me dey get plenty broke da mout' kau kau. Da ahi poke and macaroni salad stay ono to da max, plus get spam musubi! Oh,and da ribs, lau lau, kalua pig and roast pork onolicious too. An' cheap grinds, too, plus get Hawai'ian music an' other stuffs for sale.Not only dat, but da guys nice too, wit' plenty aloha spirit!

207 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 72-ALOHA

Kiki Sato's Teriyaki and Burgers CLOSED
3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd. #105, Oceanside, CA 92056 Owner - Kitty Almond
Phone: (760) 529-5315
I may have to start a Double pineapple rating for dis one. Bruddah Daron ordered the loco moco... patty was homemade, gravy was awesome, egg done to perfection and rice was great. Every ingredient top notch and the mac salad is as close as you can get to home grown. Uncle Bill says da Pork Tofu is to die for! Daily specials too. Tell Kitty I said Aloha!

King's Hawaiian "The Local Place" Restaurant
18605 S. Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90605
Phone: (310) 523-3233
Dey get a variety of family packs featuring Hawaiian and Plantation Style Fried Chicken or Entree Combos with choices of side servings. Bento boxes are offered daily. Mix Plate, Plate Lunch, Noodles, Rice Bowls, Sandwiches, Soups and Salad. Dey have Haole and Local kine Breakfast Bowls. No forget to save room for shave ice in a paper cone or some dessert brought over fresh from da bakery daily too!

Kings Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
2808 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505-2803
Phone: (310) 530-0050
Cannot beat King's for a slice of Haupia Cheesecake after da Hawaiian Plate can you? Kimo's favorite is da King's breakfast burrito wit kalua pig.

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Lani Kai Hawaiian Grill
Kohl's Shopping Center 22245 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 888-0888
Korean BBQ is the way to go here. Bruddah Steve tells me dey ship their Kalbi sauce in from Korea. Try da Wiki noodles too!

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
2219 B Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804
Phone: (714) 781-5718

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Anaheim Hills Festival 8020 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
Phone: (714) 974-2888

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
College Center 1155 E. Alosta Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 963-9999

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
272 E. Sepulveda Blvd., Carson CA 90745
Phone: (310) 549-2913

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
South Street Mall 11413 South Street, Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 809-9292

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Puente Hills Mall 1600 Azusa Avenue #169J, City of Industry 91748

Phone: (626) 581-3338

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ CLOSED
Marukai Market Food Court
2975 Harbor Blvd. #5, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
Phone: (714) 241-8820

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
5633 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress CA 90630
Phone: (714) 761-9530

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Buena Vista Marketplace 1221 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: (626) 359-6888

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Gardena Valley Shopping Center 1258-C West Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247
Phone: (310) 630-5868

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
19692 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 968-1898

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Heritage Plaza 14310 Culver Boulevard, Unit A, Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: (949) 262-9088

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Vons Shopping Center 2121 W. Imperial Hwy #D, La Habra, CA 90631
Phone: (562) 905-0188

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
La Verne Town Center 2400-A Foothill Boulevard, La Verne, CA 91750
Phone: (909) 392-6938

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Wrigley Marketplace 141-T East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 427-5109

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Bixby Village Plaza 5716 East 7th Street, Suite B-6, Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: (562) 985-0483
Open Daily: Mon - Fri 10am - 10pm; Sat - Sun 11am - 10pm

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Chesterfield Square 1810 W. Slauson Avenue Unit F, Los Angeles, CA 90047
Phone: (323) 299-3883

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Sweetwater Towne & Country Center 1860-B Sweetwater Road, National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 336-6888 Fax: (619) 336-9988

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
18657 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91324-1310

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Ralph's Shopping Center 4225 Oceanside Boulevard, Suite E, Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone: (760) 726-0888
Open Daily: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-7pm

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
2455 D Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 722-8383

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
319 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena,CA 91105-2547

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Pico Rivera Towne Center
8760 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: (562) 222-1722

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ CLOSED
Copper Lantern Shopping Center 8151 Arlington Avenue Suite A-2, Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: (909) 359-8911

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Terra Vista Town Center 10710 Foothill Blvd #110, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone: (909) 481-8533

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Campus Plaza 6083 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 5B-1, San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 229-6888

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
The Plant 7880 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91402
Phone: (818) 988-8890

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
The Village 21565 Valley Boulevard Walnut, CA 91789

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
323 North Azusa Avenue, West Covina, CA 91791
Phone: (626) 732-2221
Da best kine meals I had hea was da ones written on handmade signs not da regular menu. Same owner as da Gardena one.

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
Westminster Shopping Center 6731 Westminster Boulevard #108, Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714)

L&L's Hawaiian BBQ
at Crossroads Parkway
13089 Peyton Drive #E, Chino Hills, CA 91709
Phone: (909)
Dis one was an L&L's den dey change da name. Menu similar with lots of extras. Da owner Bobby was a really nice guy and gave it a real try. But I hear dat it wen change back to an L&L again. Auwe!

Leilani's Cafe
5109 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 270-4090

The Local Place Restaurant King's Hawaiian (see King's Hawaiian "The Local Place" Restaurant)

Little Luau Hawaiian BBQ
383 E. 6th Street, Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone: (951) 769-2788
Tofa and Aloha tell me you gotta try dis one. It's a loooong way out there but for you folks that live out that way it's a quick trip for some kaukau. Let me know if you like em!

The Loft
1721 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3223

Phone: (310) 324-4231
Dis one used to be Harry's Aloha Chop Suey, but no more and den

The Loft Hawaiian Grill
5950 Corporate Ave., Cypress, CA (near Wendy's)
Phone: (714) 484-9802

The Loft
20157 S. Pioneer Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90715 (in Ralph's Center)
Phone: (562) 402-3538
Open daily for lunch and dinner Bruddah Steve told me dey get homemade manju and shave ice now too!

The Loft
7862 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 842-2911
Dis is da latest addition to da Loft Ohana of restaurants. Let's hope da food and portion size don't get too skinny.

The Loft - South Bay
23305 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505 (corner of Hawthorne & Lomita)
Phone: (310) 375-4051
Sistah Stacey says "Da best local breakfast in the South Bay!" Gotta try da Islanders French Toast wit sliced bananas and macadamia nut toppings. Broke da mouth omelettes. Be sure to try their Island Fried Chicken and KBBQ Beef combo plate. Save room for da Sweet Potato Manju it's an Ohana secret.

Luau's Wiki Wiki Wagon CLOSED
12870 Culver Boulevard, Mar Vista, CA 90066 (In front of Sears)
Phone: (310) 815-6068
Regular Lunch Business Hours: Mon, Wed, & Friday 11:30am - 2pm.
Tues & Thurs: On the road at a different location
Serve daily manapua, wiki wiki wings, loco moco, kalua pig and cabbage. Sistah Roseann went for da grand opening and gave da food an excellent on da onolicious meter. Gotta geev little bit more local style helpings though. Also get Kauai cookies, sweet potato manju and chiffon cakes if you still stay hungry!

Lorri's CLOSED
16400 S. Western Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247-4636
Phone: (310) 329-4441
Mmmm, Teri Pork plate for me. Get steam table specials, but order of da menu it's mo betta!

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4500 Centinela Avenue Culver City, CA 90066 (between Culver & Washington)
Phone (310) 390-8513

Matiki Island Barbecue
3070 W. Lincoln Avenue #Q, Anaheim, CA 91801
Phone: (714) 821-5228
Great Kalbi and Teriyaki plates found here. Riki makes da best mac salad, just da right amount of mayo. On Sundays they are now open serving Samoan food from 11am - 4pm. Tell Riki and Mel that we sent you!

Mai's Cafe & Da Aloha Lounge
2815 East Main Street, Mid-Town Ventura, CA
Da food is "plantation" style cooking or the original plate lunch not BBQ stuff, atmosphere is designed for da ohana to talk story, mele & Kanakapila.

Maui Hawaiian BBQ
17850 Newhope St, #103, Fountain Valley (Costco plaza)

Miki Chan's Okazuya
2529 Via Campo, Montebello, CA 90640-1806
Phone: (323) 722-0519
Good Saimin...lots of stuff in it. Mom says be sure and try da Sweet & Sour Ribs and Hawaiian Noodles.

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Nalu's Island Grill
27000 Alicia Parkway Suite C, Laguna Niguel, CA 92656
Dis place was found by my brother Mark, he had da kalua pig and cabbage. Hear dey get Portagee sausage musubi on da menu but you gotta ask for da Spam musubi.

Nalu's Island Grill
Quail Hill Village Center 6741 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine, CA 92603
Phone: (949) 854-8900

North Shore Poke NEW
214 5th Street, Suite 101, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (by da Surf Museum)
Phone: (714) 465-9011
Someone say Poke Bowl?! Made to order, Bruddah Kaipo likes it. gives it 2 shakas ;)
Ask for "Hawaiian Style", no rice if you like em traditional.

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Ohana's Hawaiian Grill CLOSED
1230 Lakes Drive Suite F West Covina, CA 91792
Phone: (626)
Owner Derryck Tom has a full bar and local style entertainment By halau Hula a Kawika laua 'o Leinani and Kalika on Fri/Sat evenings.

Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ
2262 South Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: (323) 721-9888 Fax: (323) 721-8881
Liked da sauce dey use for marinading. Geev dem a little time to get settled though. I went when dey just open, and da buggahs were out of all my choices for lunch, no pork and no chicken musubi. Bummahs! Da food was good and gave you plannys to eat.

Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ
Bay Plaza 1430 E. Plaza Blvd Unit E-7A, National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 336-9889 Fax: (619) 336-9886

Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ
The Quad 13520 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90605
Phone: (562) 696-8866 Fax: (562) 696-8744

Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ
Anaheim Town Square 2170 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 778-9889 Fax: (714) 778-9890

Ohana Hawaiian Island BBQ
Winchester Spring Shopping Center
39028 WInchester Road #113, Murrieta, CA 92563
Phone: (909) 461-9278 (909) 461-9282

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
810 E. Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626)943-8288

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
105 Imperial Hwy, Suite C&D, Brea, CA. 92821
Phone: (714) 255-1288
Try da BBQ pork chops or da Triple Ono Combo. All plate lunch come wit mixed vegetables, mac and rice

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
15270 Summit Ave., Suite 700, Fontana, CA 92336
Phone: (909) 803-2988

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
5539 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 461-3688

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
53550 Century Blvd. #105, Inglewood, CA
Phone: (310) 671-5168

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
12751 Moreno Beach Dr, Suite 102, Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Phone: (951)242-2988

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
1605 W Lugonia Avenue, Redlands CA 92374
Phone: (909)792-1988

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
2721 Canyon Springs Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 656-6188

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
1060 E. Harriman Place, #C-2, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909)478-5988

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
121-141 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 547-3288

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
5819 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City, CA 91780
Phone: (626)291-5188

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
1945 N. Campus Ave., Suite E, Upland, CA 91784
Phone: (909)608-7828

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
12113 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 571-2388
I hear da Ultimate Moco (Grilled Spam, BBQ, Chicken & Beef) or da Hawaii Mix Plate wit BBQ meat are good local kine favs if you are out in dat neck of da island.

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
Westwood Village
1147 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 209-1188

Ono Ono Hawaiian Barbecue
17582 E. Seventeenth Street, Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 505-0750
Hours are 10:30-8:30 pm M-Sat (closed Sun)
Da plates include Korean bbq beef, kalbi, bbq chicken, korean bbq pork, chicken katsu, kalua pig, fish/beef "palai" (battered and fried meat), mahimahi or salmon. All plates come with one or two side dish wit things like toss salad, potato salad, somen salad, seaweed salad, AUWE too many already! Dey also get sandwich, burgers, rice bowls, loco moco, spam musubi, and salads (bbq beef/chicken salad, katsu salad, etc.) for you locals who are watching your opu.

Ono Ono Restaurant CLOSED
Kohl's Shopping Center 22205 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 888-1230
This one is da owner Chris from the Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ in Tustin. Word has it she sold da other place for a more sit down kine restaurant and da food really is Ono Ono!

Ono Grill
1975 Potrero Grande Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91755
Phone: (323) 573-3803
Some popular dishes are Spicy karrage, Kalbi (regular or spicy), kalua pig, spam katsu musubi, tempura musubi, poke, lau lau and you have to try kim chee portuguese fried rice.

Ono Grill
800 W. Las Tunas Drive #300, San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 284-6600

Ono Hawaiian Grill CLOSED
Westfield Mall (West Covina Fashion Plaza in the food court)
112 Plaza Drive #815, West Covina, CA 91790
Second location...If you find yourself shopping at da mall and needs some kaukau try dis one. Get planny steam table offerings like karaage, Hawaiian chick and beef, kalua pig, loco moco, fried rice wit portagee sausage in it, portagee sausage stew, fried saimin and lots of bowls and noodle soups too.

Ono Hawaiian Grill CLOSED
1975 Potrero Grande Drive, Unit "A"
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(323) 573-3803
Bruddah Greg says for one small kine place dey get one beeg menu of plate lunch to chose from. Mom and Dad say dis place been around long time but dey neva tried em. Get one local style fabric/gift shop in da same plaza.

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Pacific Islander QSR
2540 S. Figueroa Street (at Adams), Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 746-2888
Lots of bowls with chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, and short ribs offered here. Choices come with Pacific Islander Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, or Curry Sauce on top. Sistah Patsy runs da place, she also serves up spam burgers, malasadas, musubi, seaweed and seafood salads. Don't forget to grab a shave ice or mochi ice cream when you're done!

Paradise Okazuya CLOSED
1631 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 328-5345

Poke-Poke NEW
1827 Ocean - Front Walk, Venice Beach, CA 90291
Phone: (424) 228-5132

Not a real Hawaiian style poke place but give em a try if you can not get enough of da latest craze. Ask for "Hawaiian Style", no rice if you like em traditional.

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Q&Q (yes, NOT L&L) Hawaiian BBQ
1780 So. Victoria Avenue, Unit F, Ventura 93003
Phone (805) 644-8988 Fax (805) 644-2288

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Rascal's Eat In Take Out
15482 S. Western Avenue, Gardena CA 90249-4325
Phone: (310) 516-8814
Sistah Roseann says dis place has ono Chinese Chicken Salad. Dey do catering so if you get planny people to feed try em!

Rascals Teriyaki Grill
5111 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
Phone: (310) 542-0022

Rich's Shrimp Shack CLOSED
1001 S. Glendora Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790 (In the Hong Kong Shopping Plaza)
Phone: (626) 716-2266
Closed on Mondays, hours 12pm - 9pm. Shrimp Truck style plates dat broke da mouth! Fresh, sweet, and cooked just right so da buggahs pop in your mouth wen you eat em. Choose your sauce - garlic butter, coconut lime, or try either one spicy. Get combos too along wit tilapia and citrus chicken choices. Loco mocos and Island style sliders available on the evolving menu. Tell Bruddah Rich I sent you. Added bonus is Tropical Shave Ice is in the same space, be sure to save room for dat too.

Roger's Chicken and Ribs NEW
Owner: Roger Apana - Hulihuli Chicken vendor)
15501 South Vermont Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247 (in parking lot Saturdays and Sundays corner of 155th Street/Vermont)
Phone: (808) 870-6972

Rutt's Inn
12114 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066
Phone: (310) 398-6326
Great Kalua Pork wit Cabbage, Loco Moco, Teriyaki Tacos, etc... Large portions hea and da owner's trying real hard to make em right!

Royal Hawaiian BBQ
Foothill Park Plaza 158 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite C3, Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (626) 303-1148
Need a review from da lunch patrol on dis one. One of da owners Derek tells me besides da usual Hawaiian BBQ items, dey get specialties like honey garlic chicken, honey garlic mahi mahi, chopped steak wit mushroom, and fried rice. Give em a try.

Rutt's Cafe - Inside Marukai Shopping Center CLOSED
1420 South Azusa Avenue, West Covina, CA 91791
Phone: (626) 917-3200
Giving it another try...much better selection of local style food. Best feature no one else offers at this time, he is making hulihuli (rotisserie) chicken!

Rutt's Cafe CLOSED
17371 East Valley Blvd., La Puente, CA 91714
Phone: (626) 839-6312
Had da breakfast special was good though nobody there was from Hawaii, da Japanee guy dat used to own em sold it. Get planny royales (egg scramble over rice) to choose from along wit da usual stuff for breakfast time.

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Seoul Grindz Hawaii CLOSED
136 S Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 637-8566
Sistah Ipolani says it’s da same kind of place like Yummy’s or Tasty’s in Hawaii where you can choose your side dishes. So far we have tried the Bi Bim Kook Soo, Meat Jun , Seoul Grindz Special (Kalbi, BBQ Beef, BBQ Chicken), Mandoo, and Chicken Katsu. All of which were ONO!! They even have Loco Moco & spam musubi!

2300 S. Garfield Avenue #D, Monterey Park, CA 91754-7200
Phone: (323) 888-2695
Be sure and try the Sesame Chicken. They have good Kalua Pork, not too greasy. You can order em by da pound to take home.

101 Main Street #C,Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (626) 293-5520

Shaka Hawaiian BBQ CLOSED
1315 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 273-2009

Da Hawaiian Grinds
205 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, Ca 92071
Phone: (858) 205-1900
Dey serve Beer & Wine. Ukulele every Wednesday night and Happy Hours M-F from 2-6pm

Da Hawaiian Grinds CLOSED
Grossmont Shopping Center Food Court
5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 697-8678

Shakas Hawaiian Flavors Restaurant CLOSED
11651 Artesia Blvd., Artesia, CA 90701
Phone: (562) 809-7200
Make sure you save room for shave ice. Bruddah Mike told me to ask for da fried rice it's ono!

Sushi Kaisen
1910 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA
Phone: (760) 757-1484
Sistah Susan told me dis place still stay open...get one Hawaiian kine store next door called "Momilani's" even get uke lessons on da weekends.

Sweet Leilani’s Island Flavors Restaurant
Owners; Robinson, Westall and Bonagur
129 E. Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA
Phone: (760) 728-7794
Hours: Sun - Thurs11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Fri - Sat 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Teri's Place
2140-D Artesia Blvd., Torrance CA 90504 ( In the Del Wee Shopping Center Strip Mall)
Phone (310) 327-2006
Curry with katsu, Teri Chicken combo (marinated an den fried), planny Japanee kine foods too. Closed on Sundays.

Teri Hawaii
1425 W. Artesia Blvd. #34 Gardena, CA 90248
Phone (310) 327-0307
Yonekawa family retiring but passing on da recipes to da new owners. Plate lunch specials, Saimin and very fine kine Shave Ice.

Teriyaki Magic CLOSED
3901 Ingelwood Avenue #105, Redondo Beach, CA Near the 405 Frwy; between In-n-Out and Petco
Phone: (310) 973-3500
Chicken Curry, Teri Chicken/Beef Combos, Kalbi and more!

Teuila's Polynesian Bakery Take Out Food & More CLOSED
22481 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Phone: (909) 825-9470

Tiki Hawaiian BBQ
Mountain Square Shopping Center 296 S. Mountain Avenue, Upland, CA 91786

Tiki Hawaiian BBQ CLOSED
18279 Brookhurst Street, Suite 7, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 968-0086
Looks and taste like L&L to me.

Tiki Hut Island Grille and Sushi
9450 Scranton Road #114D, San Diego (Sorrento Valley), Ca 92121
Phone: (858)-646-0914 Fax (858)-646-0915
Bruddah Kent says dis place is a good deal and he'll chance em again sometime...has a franchise-y feel--themed decor, matching well-written menu, li'dat. But fun, not really ostentatious (ho! beeg word eh?!). Each plate comes with a couple of fresh lumpia, chili peppah water, barbecue sauce, plus green and macaroni salad. And da entree. (I ordered kahlua pig + teri chicken--maybe the barbecue sauce was for the chicken, I suppose.) Good deal, and I'll be back.

Tiki Hut Island Grille and Sushi
5131 College Avenue #F, San Diego, Ca 92115
Phone: (619)-286-5184 Fax (619)-286-5185
Call first eh, Bruddah Randall went on da weekend and da buggahs stay closed!

TNT'S Aloha Cafe (The Village Center)
24034 Vista Montana, Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 375-4553
My consistent favorite place for eat. I love da chashu plate or fried saimin and my mom 's fav is da teri beef bowl wit a side of mac.
Closed Mondays Sistah Kila and Bruddah Ken tell me dis place get good saimin whether you like em fried, cold or hot. Get local kine breakfast and plate lunches too. I hear dey da cook's folks ran da coffee shop from Gardena Bowl!

Three Brothers Drive Inn
23722 Western Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710-1321
Phone (310) 326-3843
Try da Teri Beef plate or some fried noodles. Da mac salad's pretty ono here.

Tutu's Hawaiian Ice Cream Shack
4332 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063
Phone: (805) 522-6922
Hawaiian and traditional flavored ice cream, shave ice, smoothies and crack seed place. Da owner's from Aina Haina.

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Waipahu Don's at The Commons at Irvine Spectrum CLOSED
Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 753-7500
Sistah Lily likes da Mango Cheescake. Dey get breakfast wit Portagee Sausage and some plate lunch items. Dis place is owned and operated by da same guy at da Beach Huts. Breakfast food bettah den lunch, need to work on da local size portions.

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Yokozuna's Sushi Bar & Islander Grill
945 Otay Lakes Road, Suite M, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Phone: (619)-482-0134
Sistah Tula tells me dey offer up "Hawaiian Style" plate lunches favoring Chamarro and Hawaiian food items, includes rice and mac salad. Two locations to serve you.

Yokozuna's Sushi Bar & Islander Grill CLOSED
10920 Roselle Street, Suite 107, San Diego (Sorrento Valley), CA
Phone: (858)-450-4690

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