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Satisfying all cravings, one plate at a time

A La Carte

February 4, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Garlic Shrimp ($9 mini, $12 regular)

When looking for a truly fueling and satisfying meal, head to Kau Kau Grill — your ultimate plate lunch stop for savory eats and hefty portions.

Though the business has been around for longer, Kau Kau Grill has been serving up “big-boy bites” in Mapunapuna for about two years now, and has become a hit among regular and new customers alike.

Fried Saimin ($5 side order)

Pulehu Beef Short Ribs ($9 mini, $12 regular) is among Kau Kau Grill’s biggest winners, since pulehu-prepared meals are hard to come by without making a drive all the way to the northeast side of Oahu, according to co-owner Miles Oyasato.

In addition to meaty portions, diners can indulge taste buds with soft and steamy Garlic Shrimp ($9 mini, $12 regular) that will have you licking your fingers long after its gone, as you try to savor every last bit of garlicky goodness.

Pulehu Beef Short Ribs ($9 mini, $12 regular)

Spicy Poke Bowl ($10, also comes as Shoyu) also makes for a sufficient seafood-satisfier, as nothing is more pleasing than consuming fresh ahi poke from the morning’s auction block at Pier 38 that has been tossed and slathered in Kau Kau Grill’s homemade spicy sauce. Follow each bite with a scoop of steamy, hot rice, and the meal comes full circle. Or, even add to that bite with a side order of Fried Saimin ($5) by the generous mound.

Spicy Poke Bowl ($10)

Make a stop into Kau Kau Grill Monday through Saturday for a satisfying meal to kick-start your weekend, or rev up your midweek lull with irresistible menu items. Any day at this eatery will satiate your hunger, plus leave you smiling, thanks to friendly service with aloha.

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