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66-197 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1400
+1 808-637-4700
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Portland, Oregon
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322 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I'm giving this place three circles but maybe it should be a little higher. It was the only plate lunch spot in town so I didn't have much to compare too. Portions were generous and everyone liked what they had so maybe this should be a 4. It's definitely worth a try if you're looking for plate lunch.

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Thank Grantman66
Hawaii
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This is an easy call in order on my way home. I generally always order the mini chicken katsu plate, DH gets the BBQ meat plate, and a couple of teriyaki burgers. Solid plate lunches always delivers and satisfies. Hard to go wrong with L & L.

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Thank Joylee
Clarksville, Tennessee
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374 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

It offers good variety of local plate lunch (choice of meat, rice and macaroni salad). You can sit down and enjoy eating or take it out. Don't expect great service or fancy atmosphere because it's not that kind of place. Just as the restaurant name suggests you order your food, you pay, the kitchen fills your order, you pick it... More 

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Thank 808MikeN
South Florida, Florida
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299 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I've eaten at L&L's before so made another trip in this time. I like that they serve "mini" as well as regular portions. Prices, atmosphere and service are average, food is pretty good, not great. Macaroni salad and rice come with the entrees which include various fried seafood selections, kahlua pork etc. It's a drive in with a few small... More 

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Thank Traveldanse
Kissimmee, Florida
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

You can find L&L Drive Inn's all over Ohau and they are all pretty much the same fast food atmosphere and real local Hawaiian plate lunches. Ok I noticed a lot of the reviews are negative with the building and service and yes as I said it is a fast food atmosphere so if you are looking for a place... More 

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Thank lalakai
Chicago
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I had heard of this place previously and decided to give it a try. If you have never done an Hawaiian plate lunch, this is an experience. If you like rice you get 2 scoops. You also get macaroni salad and choice of meats, of which there are several. My wife had one with kalua pork. It had steamed cabbage... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Willowick, Ohio
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Solid local Hawaiian food. Not much on looks or service, but good food. Excellent curry dishes and the bowls are tasty. If you want just simple local, try L&L out.

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Thank Courtdd
San Jose, California
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The older woman taking the orders didn't say one word to me, not even to tell me the cost of my order. This restaurant was super-hot inside with flies and no ventilation. Luckily I had a to-go order. I ordered 4 pieces of spam matsubi and it took for-EVER to get it. The food was ok, so that's why I... More 

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Thank amychav
Tucson, AZ
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I had the mahimahi plate with rice and tossed salad. The salad was a couple pieces of iceberg lettuce and a tomato slice. No dressing. The fish was just ok. Some of my family ordered the bbq chicken plate and only got 2-3 pieces of chicken each when the picture showed a whole chicken breast. We saw a lot of... More 

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Thank Amy S
Seattle
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We had just arrived after being on planes for 12 hours and on the way to the condo picked up dinner. It was typical Asian/Hawaiian mix with a lot of fried food. Filling but not some place I would probably seek out for a special meal.

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Thank Sparky21Seattle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-197 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-1400
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Haleiwa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-637-4700

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