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“Eat At Your Own Risk”
Review of The Loft Hawaiian Restaurant - CLOSED

The Loft Hawaiian Restaurant
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Restaurant details
New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Eat At Your Own Risk”
Reviewed July 30, 2006

Food can range from really good (the healthy white-meat chicken and sometimes the bacon fried rice) to rather nasty (the bacon fried rice when the bacon is undercooked, the chicken and beef katsu, kalua pork which looks like cat food, and the island style fried chicken, which is dark-meat chicken parts complete with greasy bones and chunks of fat). The service is just a bunch of kids. No professionalism and they appear to goof around alot.
The portions sizes are okay, not too impressive and the high price doesn't help. I ate here more than once, and let's just say make sure you have a bottle of Imodium close by. Whether that's from sucking down too much of the wrong thing, or the food just being bad, I don't know. The restaurant has been cited by the health department at least three times and was closed once. Not surprising given all the flies the are buzzing around when you're trying to eat.
While some of their dishes aren't bad, all the other problems don't justify a return trip. You're better off going to an Islands or King's Hawaiian instead, until they can get their act together at The Loft.

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English first
Paramount, CA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“I Love the loft!!”
Reviewed May 31, 2006

The Loft Hawaiian Restaurant is by far the best Hawaiian Restaurant in California. Hawiian tunes, delicious food, reasonable prices, and awesome service - make this whole experience quite addicting! From the tasty Korean BBQ Beef, to the mile high pile of gravy on top of the delicious Loco Moco, you can't go wrong. You can stop at any of the multiple locations- (Huntington Beach, Cypress, and my favorite - Cerritos). This is one restaurant you will not want to pass up!

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“Great Food, Reasonable Prices”
Reviewed October 12, 2005

The food is excellent and the servings are generous. The combo platters (there are two with a combo of three main courses) are superb and provide a great sampling of the best of the menu. Prices are very reasonable and the service is good. This is one of my family's favorite South Bay restaurants. We eat in and carry out. Great Stuff!

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