Well, the power went out at our house tonight and we were looking for a last minute toddler friendly meal that did not consist of burger and fries or mac & cheese. So this is where we found ourselves at the suggestion of our neighbor. He said it was better than L&L. I’m not a big fan of L&L, so it had to be.
Well, it was. Not much, but it was.
When you walk in the mirrored doors and are greeted by a full dining room of noisy children and the smell of grilling meat, you may be tempted to leave. Now is your chance, but stick around, it’s OK.
Anyway, we stayed. Next thing I noticed were the floors. Dirty, poorly stained concrete, reminded me of a truck stop restroom from the 80′s, so wear your shoes. Next, you walk to the Rumbi-like counters and place your order after waiting 10 minutes in a line of screaming 5 year old children (made me feel good because my 3 year old was well behaved compared to them.(who am I kidding, my kids are amazing!!!)).
We ordered two plates. The 2 item and the monster plate called the Ekolu. Now, I liked the mac salad. Reminded me of the islands as did the pork and the chicken. The steak was a bit on the bland side, but OK.
The rice was also good, not anything spectacular, but good. I like the both the white and the brown rice.
I would love to see some spam masubi on the menu and maybe some haupia.
I give this place 3 stars because it is truly A-Ok. Not Amazing in a blow me away kind of way, but I would definitely go back. Not too often though. I need to keep myself in shape and this a calorie laden roll yourself out the doors kind of meal. In other words, a lot of food!