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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

July 3, 2017

Fill Up On Ono Food For The Fourth

A local favorite for more than 40 years, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue now has about 50 locations throughout the state. As director of marketing Brandon Dela Cruz sees it, the secret to the company’s staying power is simple: “We have good local food, and we are fairly ubiquitous across the island,” he says. “You can get…

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May 28, 2017

L&L helps families celebrate graduation

The signs of graduation season are here in Hawaii: Aunty called to ask if she can pick plumeria and ti leaf from your yard to make leis; keiki in the car cheer as they pass the Aloha Stadium and see the rides going up for the 50th State Fair; and establishments across the island display…

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April 23, 2017

New Locale Stands Out

To say that the new L&L Hawaiian Barbecue location in Downtown Honolulu’s First Hawaiian Center is unique is an understatement — which of its other locales has a cascading waterfall at the entrance? Opened in the beginning of March, the newest L&L on the island sports more than just elaborate décor, however. (Look for the…

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March 26, 2017

The Legendary Plate-Lunch Spot

Founded in 1976, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has become an Island tradition for its tasty local-style plate lunches. Add convenience, generous portions, reasonable prices and friendly service, and it’s no surprise the local company has grown to more than 50 locations throughout Hawaii and approximately 184 around the world. Most recently, its newest branch opened in…

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February 19, 2017

Go For Comfort

Downtown Honolulu has become the spot for up-and-coming restaurants, boasting edgy dishes and daring food concepts. Still, there are times, especially during the long workweek, when you just want something simple to eat — something comforting. And no one does comfort food quite like L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. With countless locations statewide (including a downtown location…

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January 15, 2017

Dine as the locals do at island mainstay

Since first opening 40 years ago, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has become a cornerstone in local dining. Whether you’re looking for a hearty lunch during the work week or to cater a party, L&L is the local favorite — just look at the nearly 200 locations the company has around Oahu and worldwide. “The best thing…

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December 11, 2016

Plate Lunch Goes Around World

It might be hard to believe, but the now-ubiquitous L&L Hawaiian Barbecue restaurants began as a dairy on Liliha Street that served plate lunches. Founders Johnson Kam and Eddie Flores have been growing the restaurant since 1976, when they started turning the first restaurant into an island-wide chain. In 1999, they took that expansion further…

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October 28, 2016

Life Of The Party

Hawaii’s unique culture is known for its abundance of family painas, or parties, which are full of delicious food, music and loved ones — especially during the holiday season. With the most festive time of year right around the corner, look no further than L&L Hawaiian Barbecue to cater your holiday gatherings. Known for its…

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September 25, 2016

Hole-in-one for local eatery’s new spot

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s newest location is now open to the public — though it’s a little more hidden than other locations. The newest L&L — which officially opened Saturday, Sept. 10, and is called L&L Hawaiian Grill — is located in the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse. There even is ample parking in the exterior…

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August 28, 2016

Local Faves For The Win

If the increase in morning traffic hasn’t tipped you off already, school is back in session, and with that comes droves of hungry college students and, of course, University of Hawaii (UH) sports. At what might be the most convenient location for a wide range of patrons, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue serves students, game-goers and the…

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