Comfy Cravings

A La Carte Columns

November 15, 2015

Story By: Caitlin Basilio |

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue has served up your favorite local comfort foods for nearly 40 years. Mostly famous for its plate lunches, L&L had its humble beginning on Liliha Street in 1976.

Kalua Pork Cabbage ($7.45 mini, $9.95 regular). Anthony Consillio photo

Kalua Pork Cabbage ($7.45 mini, $9.95 regular). Anthony Consillio photo

Today, with more than 200 locations worldwide, the hub for all foods served with aloha continues to outdo itself with meals freshly made and outstanding customer service.

The establishment is now offering a Chicken Katsu Nuggets special ($5.95 for eight pieces, $8.50 for 12; add 24-ounce drink and fries for $2), the perfect meal for keiki or even a quick bite for adults.


What keeps customers coming back to L&L for more are dishes freshly made each time they’re ordered. Popular Chicken Katsu ($6.95 mini, $9.45 regular) is breaded and prepared each morning, while Kalua Pork Cabbage ($7.45 mini, $9.95 regular) is juicy and full of smoky flavor, especially after it has been shredded and grilled with butter.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Airport Trade Center
550 Paiea St., No. 132
and other locations
Daily, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96819

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