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“Freshly Prepared, Low Fat Possible, Great Sides” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of ONO ONO Hawaiian BBQ

ONO ONO Hawaiian BBQ
Ranked #169 of 286 Restaurants in Tustin
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue, Asian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Tustin CA
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135 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Freshly Prepared, Low Fat Possible, Great Sides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

What a surprise! A simple but really tasty and filling quick dinner in a local strip mall.
We had tried another Hawaiian place in California years ago and found everything swimming in fat and overcooked. But this one included several large slices of chicken (pork and other meats are available) with a flavorful Teriyaki sauce that was not oily. Our sides were white rice (not too exciting, but light and fluffy), a salad with a side of a lighter Soy/mirin sauce, and grilled veggies. The salad was especially crisp and the veggies were properly done.

We were there at the end of their night, but the staff were delighted to serve us and still had smiles for us. It took ten minutes or so for them to prepare our meals, but everything was fresh and perfect, so it was worth our wait.
What a delight for an inexpensive, local dinner! And enough chicken for another dinner at home.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Ono Grinds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went with a friend when we saw the sign for Hawaiann BBQ. Haole Adam is manager and does a great job running the restaurant! This is not the place to get fo' real one scoop mac salad two scoops rice plate lunch, but it's pretty close! I tried the asian salad and potato mac salad for sides - very tasty. the flavor is just like local mac salad, but with potatoes in it too. I had a combo with Kalua Pork, Kalbi, and Mochiko chicken. Also tried the Spam musubi, since they had it on the menu. Very good and well seasoned musubi, nice recipe for the Mochiko, small serving of Kalbi but tasted very good. Kalua pig was not my favorite but it's hard to match a pit roasted pig in a kitchen.

Overall good serving sizes well plated for a great price. I wanted to try the poke but was too full! I will visit again when I'm in Tustin.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DeanfromSeattle
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Irvine, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Businsss catering excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

I contacted ONO ONO to cater an office staff appreciation lunch and the food, chicken, kalua pork, wasabi potatoes and rice were all excellent. It got rave reviews from the entire office. The food was excellent, service was excellent and efficient (and they delivered!). The overall value was outstanding.

Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Attytraveler250
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Fullerton, California
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313 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“A well-named eatery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

“Ono” in Hawaiian means “delicious,” and that accurately describes many of the menu items at Ono Ono. Hawaiian-style take-out (i.e., plate lunch) spots are becoming increasingly popular here in California, but the menu offerings at Ono Ono can be considered a step above such places. One of those offerings is their delectable poké (raw tuna marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil and other seasonings) available in either a bowl or a salad. You get multiple choices when it comes to side dishes; in addition to the traditional steamed rice and macaroni salad, you can also choose from such items as Asian slaw and long rice (rice noodles with bits of chicken and veggies). And, if you have room for dessert, you can get some Hawaiian shaved ice more, which is much more snow-like than any snow cone found on the mainland. The bottom line is, if you want some good “grinds” (food) come to Ono Ono!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BruinDan
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Orange County
1 review
“The correct web add for the restaurant is ??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

Dear Patrons,

The correct add is www.ono-onohawaiianbbq.com. Once again, www.ono-onohawaiianbbq.com.. The add, www.onoonohawaiianbbq.com is being wrongfully and unfairly linked to other biz (on-line theft).

M/time, we are now offering a free sidedish tray or USD25 VALUE dine-in coupon for a catering order of 10 or more people.

Onoliciously yours,

Richard H.
richard@ono-onohawaiianbbq.com

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