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Kau Kau Grill

July 16, 2017

Embrace The Kanak Attack

Nothing quite compares to that feeling of satisfaction that comes from finishing off a plate of comfort food, full tummy and all. Those meals also tend to come along with, as the local saying goes, a full-on “kanak attack!” This is exactly what diners can expect after “grinding” on a packed plate lunch from Kau…

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June 18, 2017

It’s Time To Grind

At Kau Kau Grill, the concept is simple: serve ono food coupled with quick, friendly service and without any unnecessary frills. Manager Ryan Souza explains that the restaurant takes pride in “making the best food around, from ribs to shrimp. We’re a small hole-in-the-wall, so we have to prove ourselves with great food.” The eatery…

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April 16, 2017

You can’t go wrong with ‘local-kine grindz’

Kau Kau Grill serves great local grindz. And the eatery has received a lot of recognition, from both locals and tourists, for doing so. Restaurant manager Ryan Souza explains that some tourists even take a trip to the eatery “straight from the airport,” excited to try its offerings. And in spite of its strong following,…

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March 19, 2017 ,

Holy Smokes! This Meat Is Good

Seeing as we live in the most jaw-droppingly beautiful island paradise, surrounded by royal-blue waters filled with an abundance of fish, the emphasis in Hawaii, when it comes to dining, tends to be on seafood (and for good reason). Yet while scarfing down mountains of insanely delicious poke, sometimes we forget about other local culinary…

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February 12, 2017

Flavor-Packed Plate Lunches

Kau Kau Grill in Mapunapuna, and its original food truck in Honolulu, continues to build a following of customers, including many who are there daily for its tasty local-style plate lunches. Owners Miles Oyasato and Ty Takishita started their food truck operation in 2013 on Kapiolani Boulevard (now located at Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone, Pier…

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January 8, 2017

Kau Kau Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: “Trust Us Special” ($16, pictured with substituted Krazy Rice) Kau Kau Grill’s menu is by no means long. Nevertheless, customers may still find it hard to decide what to eat, seeing as the eatery’s offerings are stacked with the Islands’ ultimate local favorites. Thankfully, options such as…

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November 9, 2014

A local-style food truck on the go

Miles Oyasato, co-owner of the popular food truck Kau Kau Grill, has been a longtime veteran of the food industry. He started as a waiter, but followed his passion to become a cook. “I always liked cooking, so I kind of worked my way into the kitchen,” he recalls. Kau Kau Grill opened in 2013….

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September 7, 2014

Getting on the good side of ribs’ master shredders

Finger-licking backyard-barbecue style grinds await at Kau Kau Grill. The traveling food truck is just the spot to fire up your appetite for proteins so tender there’s no need for a knife. Dig a fork into the truck’s signature ribs and you’ll see: the meat easily shreds into saucy chunks. But who needs utensils? Eating…

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August 3, 2014

Kau Kau food truck is the rage

Kau Kau Grill, the outstanding food truck that can be found at three locations around Honolulu, has been drawing rave reviews since it opened for business in April 2013. Particular favorites vary with the individual diner, from its cheeseburgers, which some have deemed “the best ever,” to the baby back ribs that always rise to…

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June 22, 2014

A Food Truck Invasion

It may have taken the Islands longer than other parts of the country to join the food truck invasion and catch on to this contemporary way to eat. But now on the local dining scene, mobile eateries are trending like the hottest thing since sliced bread. Dining Out recently pulled up to 755 Kapahulu Ave.,…

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