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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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Best take-out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
mwkeough
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Honolulu
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was late and the only fast food open had no other options @9:40pm Gross meat was tough, rubbery, fatty, I could not finish it just dumped it and spent $11 what a waste of money, Never again!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love their chicken and pork katsu. It's deep fried with a panko covering that is crispy. I always eat part of my boyfriend's portion because the portions are so large.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Its an acquired taste, I suppose, but there is nothing special about this chain...and nothing particularly authentic. Everything tastes as if its cooked from frozen and with so many other choices in town, its not worth the stop.

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Virginia
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34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A friend recommended the BBQ plate. So we made this a destination. We went to the Wahiawa location. The BBQ plate was excellent. Pork ribs, chicken and beef with brown rice. The sauce it was marinated in was tasty. The shop itself was rundown and in need of renovation, but the food made it worth the trip.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We really enjoy most of the menu items, lau lau is excellent, we found that we have a L & L here in Salt Lake City, however it's not the same taste for some reason.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

L&L Drive-inn is a local chain that is very popular with locals. Greasy food at low prices. That's just what the locals like. It's kind of one step down from Zippy's, which isn't saying much. But if you find yourself virtually anywhere on Oahu and want a grease fix on the cheap, you're bound to be close to an L&L... 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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