North Shore’s Plate-Lunch Stop

A La Carte Columns

May 8, 2016

Story By: Abby Sadoy | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

Garlic Chicken Plate ($12.50)

Garlic Chicken Plate ($12.50)

Oahu’s North Shore is home to a grandscale attraction tucked within Laie town: Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC), where visitors far and wide join together to get a first-hand experience of what the cultures of Polynesia have to offer.

In fact, locals and visitors alike have a unique chance to join in the fun this coming weekend, during the We Are Samoa Festival and annual World Fireknife Championships. These events are open to the public and tickets for both are now available for purchase.

A tasty part of the Polynesian experience comes from Hukilau Marketplace, a shop-and-eatery-filled gathering place that is home to its Roulotte Court, a fun and friendly food-truck spot, featuring eclectic eats as diverse as PCC itself.

One such spot is Tita’s Grill. If you’re just coming from a day at the beach or craving some fresh island grinds, grab a plate lunch or two and you won’t be disappointed.

This popular Kahuku eatery is owned by the Ah You family and offers a handful of local favorites. At Tita’s, satisfying bites await any and all diners who are ready for a filling and flavorful meal.


Are you a chicken lover? How about some garlic? At Tita’s Grill, you get the best of both worlds with its Garlic Chicken Plate ($12.50). The mouthwatering meat is made with the eatery’s special recipe and served atop a bed of rice, along with a generous side of delicious mac salad. “It’s a little more sweet than a lot of other garlic chicken dishes, ” says PCC marketing manager Pane Meatoga.

Tita’s Grill

Hukilau Marketplace, Polynesian Cultural Center,
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie
Hukilau Marketplace: 800-367-7060
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Laie, HI 96762

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