Continuing flavorful traditions

A La Carte

January 22, 2023

Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

L&L Year of the Rabbit T-shirt ($15)

By sticking to its time-tested formula of serving freshly prepared local-style comfort food in large portions at reasonable prices, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue remains popular with diners here in the Islands and throughout the world.

The ever-expanding restaurant chain has flourished since opening in 1952, and now includes more than 50 Hawaii locations in addition to restaurants in multiple states and Japan — in all, upward of 220 locations worldwide. L&L has built on its simple-yet-effective concept of serving up plates with two hearty servings of rice, a large scoop of macaroni salad and one’s choice of protein.

Guests at L&L look forward to their go-to plates (prices vary by location), including Chicken Katsu, as tender pieces of deep-fried boneless breaded chicken are accented with piquant katsu sauce. Kalua Pork with Cabbage features the iconic smoke-flavored, slow-roasted shredded pork, while Garlic Shrimp bursts with flavor, featuring shell-on shrimp prepared with a savory butter and garlic sauce.

Just in time for Chinese New Year, celebrate with a L&L Year of the Rabbit T-shirt for just $15 (normally $20, special price good throughout January) available at hawaiianbarbecue.com. Also, stay tuned for social media contests, give aways and the possible return of the 52-cent plate lunch event at L&L’s Keeaumoku Walmart location.

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