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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, Takeout

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  • 8
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  • 5
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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 19, 2015
Dankyboy
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Waikiki
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We ate good food with locals at.reasonable prices in Laie and in Kapolei I order fish with garlic sauce comes with rice and mac. Salad a.grilled better than fried try to stay some what healthy.

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Thank nativeraw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

When in Honolulu, this is a must stop place. I love the mixed plate...so much food. Grab a table and eat outside right there...the line gets long but moves very fast...yummy!

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Thank rmbPennsylvania
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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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Thank NanandPopi
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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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Thank 480janeth
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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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Thank Hiwy
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Thank Alohachick60
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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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Thank Dankyboy
Washington DC
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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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Thank skwolves
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children

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