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Kau Kau Grill

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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May 11, 2014

Kau Kau Grill

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: BARBECUE BABY BACK RIBS ($12 REGULAR, $8 MINI) It’s almost impossible to not notice Kau Kau Grill, the food truck with a very loyal following. After all, notes of endearment from patrons adorn the truck as proof that this is a happening eatery on wheels. Founded…

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April 20, 2014

Kau Kau’s Truckload of Grinds

I love a good barbecue and everything about it — the flavors, the textures, the ability to just dig in without caring about the sauce getting on my hands and face — I mean really, is there any other way to enjoy a barbecued feast? So, it’s definitely a treat to discover Kau Kau Grill,…

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February 23, 2014

Busting Out the Barbecued Goods

When it comes to the flavorful, saucy realm of barbecued fare, styles vary across the board. Journey to North Carolina and you’ll taste mouthwatering pulled pork enlivened with vinegar-based barbecue sauce. Meanwhile, a visit to Tennessee will prompt a slathering of sweet sauce spiked with a splash of whiskey over your ribs. Luckily, you don’t…

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Hopelessly Devoted to Barbecue Pork Ribs

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! My love affair with food continues, this time with barbecue pork ribs — such a simple American classic, or so you would think. This week, however, with a serious need for ribs (not just any ribs, though, as my taste buds were being more selective than usual), I needed to get…

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December 29, 2013

Falling for Grilled Barbecue Goodness

If you’re on your way to Ala Moana Center for some retail therapy or happen to be running last minute errands before New Year’s Eve, be sure to stop by Kau Kau Grill on Kapiolani Boulevard, one of Honolulu’s newest food trucks. You can’t miss the vehicle’s distinct white facade adorned with endless love notes…

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November 24, 2013

Smoke Signals Lead to Good Grinds

Ho’omakaukau — are you ready — for some finger-licking backyard-barbecue style grinds? Conveniently located right on Kapiolani Boulevard, Kau Kau Grill’s food truck is the spot to fire up your appetite for lunch. The sweet smoky smells of barbecue are irresistible. And so is the food. “We don’t give knives at our truck,” says Miles…

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