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“Cheap and Good”
Review of Local Food

Local Food
Ranked #127 of 263 Restaurants in Lahaina
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Restaurant details
Alameda, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Cheap and Good”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Good god, this place was good. The kahlua pork was crispy, juicy, porky, and delicious. The adobo was to die for. I had both dishes twice as I had to visit 5 times. Had the lau lau once but didn't care much for it. It was hard to catch it open as it seemed to be open just whenever they felt like it and followed no real schedule. A few times I tried eating there but it was closed even though the hours on the door said it should have been open. If you can catch it when it's open, do stop there. It's a humble little hole in the wall with a couple of picnic tables outside with incredible home-cooked food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Snicky M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Asked locals for some "home cooked" food and was directed here. Out of a little trailer in a plaza, drove by a few times and didn't even notice. Owner a great lady, been in Hawaii for 20 years. Had the pork/cabbage twice it was so good! Huge portions!

Visited April 2013
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Thank CruiseLover4
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great local food.”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Hey the name says it all. This is the place to get local food. I said nothing about "cheap" so you should not expect it either. Love the spam musubis!. Caution that there is only 1 lady cooking over there and she is the same person that takes the order as well. So its serial processing all the way.

Visited May 2013
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Thank MauiRonnie
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Brooklyn, New York
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Delicious food, wonderful service”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Nearly missed this little local joint, found it while renting boogie board for my niece on a little strip mall. But we didn't get food at the time as we were headed to the beach. They were closed when we went back to return the rented beach stuff but the kitchen staff/owners were playing cards outside and were happy to serve us. They had enough food for 5 hungry folks. There are only 6 dishes on the menu: we shared lay lay, kalua pork and shoyu chicken-->there was so much food. Delicious. Will be going back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gina D
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Local Food in Lahaina”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Loved the lau lau and the kahlua pork. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is that the second time we went, yelp said that it would be open at 11am, and they didn't open up until close to 11:45. That being said, I waited there for a good 25 minutes because the food is that good.

Visited January 2013
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Thank ckyocc
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