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Serving local favorites since 1951

A La Carte

January 9, 2022

Story By: Tasha Mero | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Laulau Plate ($17, shown with pork) with choice of rice or poi, and lomi salmon or mac salad

Indulge in delicious Hawaiian cuisine at Young’s Fish Market, located in Honolulu’s City Square Shopping Center and the Westside’s Kapolei Commons.

“I think what really makes us different from other Hawaiian food places is the hybrid type of place that we have,” says president and owner Daniel Young. “We thrive on takeout and our deli-style setup, where people can come and take out our foods in bulk to be warmed up at home for gatherings and parties.”

Young’s grandparents, Wilfred and Charlotte, first opened the business in 1951. Since then, the eatery has continued to serve up ono local food.

Beef Stew Plates ($14.75) come with your choice of lomi salmon or mac salad, and rice or poi)

Popular menu items include the Beef Stew ($9.75/side order; $13.75/pound; $14.75/plate) and Laulau ($7.50/pork or chicken side order; $9.75/beef side order; $11/butterfish side order; $17-$19.25/plate, depending on choice of protein).

“What sets our laulau apart is really the time we take cooking the laulau,” Young notes. “It’s (cooked) low and slow, four and a half hours, so the leaves come out nice and tender, and juicy.”

The laulau offerings are made with taro and ti leaves from local farmers. Each laulau is wrapped with a desired protein and then weighed out to 1 pound prior to being cooked. Pork Laulau is available daily, Chicken Laulau on Mondays and Thursdays, Butterfish Laulau on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Beef Laulau on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The restaurant’s beef stew consists of beef short rib, which is marinated for at least one to two hours, carrots, potatoes, celery, onion and tomato paste. Young shares that the stew’s rich flavors and tender meat make it a customer favorite.

Young’s Fish Market also offers catering, free delivery on orders over a certain amount and Laulau Care Packages that can be shipped to the mainland.

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