Dine as the locals do at island mainstay

A La Carte Columns

January 15, 2017

Story By: Jackie Perreira |

Barbecue Chicken, Chicken Katsu and Spam musubis FILE PHOTO

Barbecue Chicken, Chicken Katsu and Spam musubis FILE PHOTO

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 about dining at L&L is that you get a good-quality meal at a reasonable price, and there’s usually an L&L fairly close by anywhere you are on the island,” says director of marketing Brandon Dela Cruz.

Catering platters from L&L FILE PHOTO

Catering platters from L&L FILE PHOTO

One of the most popular and portable items is L&L’s Musubis, which are widely adored. The musubis can be filled with classic Spam, chicken katsu or barbecue chicken.

“At L&L, we make it our standard to serve delicious local food, and a good amount of it, without breaking the bank. It’s that familiar flavor that Hawaii has grown up with and still loves to this day that can be found at one of our many locations around Hawaii,” explains Dela Cruz.

Healthier Garlic Shrimp Plate A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Healthier Garlic Shrimp Plate A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Another savory favorite is Garlic Shrimp Plate. It’s served with a garlic and butter sauce, brown rice and tossed green salad, for a healthier option.

“L&L prides itself in making its food fresh and cooked-to-order. Our stores prepare the food from high-quality ingredients and take extra care when cooking to make sure that the flavors that people have come to love are in every bite,” adds Dela Cruz.

If you’re in need of catering, the options at L&L are vast and sure to satisfy any group. Catering platters have a ton of local favorites to choose from, like Teriyaki Beef, Poke, Chicken Katsu, Lau Lau and Macaroni Salad.

“Some locations feature their specials as catering items as well. Generally, 48-hour advances are helpful in ensuring that an order can be fulfilled, but it is advised to contact the L&L in consideration for the order directly to see if they can accommodate the request,” advises Dela Cruz.Call your closest L&L to place an order.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

550 Paiea St., No. 132 (and other locations)
Daily, 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (hours and prices vary by location)

Honolulu, HI 96819

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