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L & L Drive-inn

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
American, Asian, Contemporary
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909 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
(808) 735-5505
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Local "Hawaiian Food"

Worth trying once or twice. Kind of greasy but a good way to try local Hawaiian Food. Not the most flavorful but if you like rice, gravy, macaroni salad, chopped steak and fried chicken, this could be the place for you.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Waikiki
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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San Diego, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Best for a local food experience. Great value, love the plate lunches. Lemon chicken is unforgettable, and we are returning after moving and looking so forward to lunch.

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great place to try the plate lunch which consist of 2 scoops of rice and macaroni salad and a choice of the entrée. The favorites here are the Garlic Ahi, Chicken Katsu and the BBQ Mix.

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

taste, quantity, price ... really need to consider sharing a plate with a friend and coming back again for your second choice !!! They have many locations on island and all seem to have the same quality and taste in their food choices ....

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Locals eat here, first sign of a good eating place. They offer a big variety of local dishes which makes it hard to choose so we went back a second time.

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Waikiki
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Worth trying once or twice. Kind of greasy but a good way to try local Hawaiian Food. Not the most flavorful but if you like rice, gravy, macaroni salad, chopped steak and fried chicken, this could be the place for you.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

L & L Drive Inn is the local standard for for Hawaiian food, which means plate lunches that have mac salad, rice, an entree, or other options. L & L might not be the best for each option, but it does have the most extensive menu. Go with the

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's more than one L&L, thank goodness; so the opportunities are not limited, but the one I'm used to is in the Hawaii Kai Shopping Center in East Honolulu. There is a small seating area if you choose to eat in, but the take-out meals are my favorite. The portions are substantial, the flavor and texture are fine, and the... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My poor son lives in Dallas, Texas. He spotted an L & L there and ordered BBQ and rice. He says he took one bite and nearly burst into tears missing Hawaii so much. OK, so it's not gourmet. It's the essential local plate lunch. Enjoy! Mahalo Mr. Flores.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the great things about L&L Drive Inns is that each franchise is privately operated. There are standard barbecue plate lunches at all locations however the magic is finding a special location that serves specials that the local chef creates. Most locations are open for breakfast. Try the Portuguese sweet bread French toast--a real morning treat! Lunch mixed plates... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had heard L & L to be a must have experience while in Hawaii. We must have had bad luck when we arrived. The lady working the register seemed bothered we were there as she had to get up from reading her paper. She didn't greet us, was inpatient in taking our order and was impossible to understand. Then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 909 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: (808) 735-5505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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