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“Typical L & L”
Review of L&L Barbeque

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L&L Barbeque
Ranked #72 of 97 Restaurants in Castro Valley
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you have been to an L & L this it just like any other! Decent Hawaiian food - my kids LOVE the beef and chicken and the sauces and my husband loves the kalua pork. My only complaint is that the people who work here could be just a bit friendly once in a blue moon! Every time I am here I kind of feel like I am bugging the girl taking the order. No Ohana feel here. But again, kids like the food so we come back.

Thank Katey B
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I came here because we'd just come from a trip to Hawaii and my husband wanted some Hawaiian food. Didn't care for it. Had the chicken dish and felt it was too greasy and fatty. Wouldn't come again.

Thank gypsy716
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

L&L Barbecue is a part of a small chain that originated in Hawaii. On the Mainland they have had mixed success, some have thrived, some have closed within a few years. This is one location that is doing well. Walking distance from Castro Valley BART, there were still people coming in at 8:30. Simple tables and chairs, no frills.

The food was fine - much healthier than a burger place. The food is salty however, as many items are marinated in soy sauce, then grilled. Quantities are very generous - the "Minis" consist of a generous scoop of rice, a scoop of macaroni (which had too much mayo for my taste, very old school but flavored well) and the grilled meat of your choice. Daughter had bbq chicken, I had bbq Korean ribs. Known as "plate lunch" in Hawaii. Tasty and filling, chicken was under $6, Beef was under $7.

The strip mall itself gets a little sketchy after dark, we left at 8:50 and there was a guy in the parking lot who made me uncomfortable. Daytime is fine, lots of families in the area and people leaving BART. They could do a better job cleaning their bathroom but this the end of the day. Service was efficient if a bit brusque but that could have been because they were busy when I ordered.

So I would give them a 3.5 if they had that rating

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Thank Sharon D
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