Local Faves For The Win

A La Carte Columns

August 28, 2016

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Chicken Katsu  ($6.25 mini, $7.50 regular)

Chicken Katsu ($6.25 mini, $7.50 regular). L. Tabudlo photo

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 general public on UH’s campus. Located on Lower Campus Road, the establishment still dishes out Hawaii’s favorites — including Loco Moco, Barbecue Chicken, Barbecue Cheeseburger, those famous crinkle-cut fries and many more — as well as its own frequently changing specials only offered at this specific location.

Students can enjoy breakfast before class or grab dinner for late-night studying, while UH sports fans can pick-up the perfect game-food bites at the casual take-out spot. There also are tables to dine-in, of course, and the eatery makes sure to offer the best in customer service.

Barbecue Chicken ($2.50), Chicken Katsu ($2.50) and Spam ($2) musubis. Photo courtesy of L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Barbecue Chicken ($2.50), Chicken Katsu ($2.50) and Spam ($2) musubis. Photo courtesy of L&L Hawaiian BBQ

The nostalgic, comforting fare has kept L&L at the top of patrons’ dining list, especially for UH students who are sure to be well fed and ready to learn thanks to these offerings.


L&L on Lower Campus Road offers a dish that easily is the breadwinner for the eatery, as you can’t go wrong with Chicken Katsu ($6.25 mini, $7.50 regular). Crispy, golden-brown cuts of chicken come with white rice, katsu sauce and mac salad. However, if you need something even more quick and delicious, pick up one of L&L’s musubis. The Island treasures comes in Barbecue Chicken ($2.50), Chicken Katsu ($2.50) or Spam ($2). Prices differ at each location.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

1135 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu (And Other Locations)
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96826

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