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L & L Drive-inn

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
American, Fast Food, Asian, Contemporary, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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909 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1472
(808) 735-5505
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Sacramento, California
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

L & L Drive-inns are located thru out the island. This one on Kapahulu has closed down. This happened to be one of my favorites and was disappointed when they shut the doors. You can find this L & L Drive-inn all over the island. We like the beef short ribs and their breakfasts. Typical local place, try it and... More 

Thank Ed J
Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The founders of L&L have done a great job creating this fast food chain, but consistency is not a hallmark. This is not a burger joint. What they do well across chain however are local Hawaiian style favorites like Chicken Katsu Curry, Loco Moco, Kalbi and a variety of other plate lunch offerings, all of which are consistently good, filling... More 

Thank BSpencer413
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Huge portions for the price. The food is so ono and there's a large menu selection. A local's favorite. I like the chicken katsu and barbeque chicken, gravy on the rice and macaroni salad.

Thank 808Mahalo808
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3 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.

Thank nativeraw
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank rmbPennsylvania
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank NanandPopi
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank 480janeth
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 ....

Thank Hiwy
Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank Alohachick60
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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.

Thank Dankyboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $8
American, Fast Food, Asian, Contemporary, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1472
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: (808) 735-5505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?