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“Not Fancy, but GOOD and generous kaukau”
Review of L & R Drive Inn

L & R Drive Inn
Ranked #51 of 131 Restaurants in Kaneohe
Price range: USD 3 - USD 10
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This "greasy spoon" is a no frills plate lunch stop with an enormous menu of regular selections like Beef Stew, Chicken Katsu and Fried Mahi Mahi. They also have daily specials handwritten on a board which supplement their long list of entrees. Their menu shows creativity and savvy understanding of "local" tastes. There are at least 10 combo plates listed (e.g. BBQ Mixed Plate: BBQ chicken, Short Ribs, Teriyaki Steak) as well as the ability to create your own. Shrimp curry, Mochiko Chicken, Chili Hot Dog and Breaded Pork Chop are all examples of just how far-reaching their cuisine can go. There's something for everybody. Burgers, fried rice, breakfast entrees, New York Steak, Orange Chicken.... it just goes on and on. Their portions are generous and the plate is heavy when handed over. The prices are tremendously reasonable at around $7.50 for a regular plate and $4.75 for a mini. They also cater party pans. I usually get the Garlic Chicken plate which comes with 2 scoops rice and mac salad, as most all plates do. The workers are all Chinese and some are not too easily understood, but they understand you. They are not the smiliest, friendliest bunch, but they are efficient and not rude. There is sufficient seating for about 8 families inside the simple dining room. I would go there first before I headed to L&L. My only gripe is that they try to pass off Sweet and Sour Sauce for Katsu sauce. We're not that easily fooled. Please just stock up on katsu sauce, L&R!

1  Thank Todd S
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

L&L is just okay. If there's another plate lunch restaurant nearby go there. The food is just okay. Loco Moco was just okay. Most of the other dishes are greasy and tasteless. Go to Zippys if you want quick plate lunch. Better yet go to Rainbows. It's the one of the oldest and best!

1  Thank Glenn F
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I usually get the mini's. Lots of food for the price. I like the chicken katsu, chicken cutlet, Bbq chicken. Or if the specials are good I'll get that. Black Bean chicken, mapo tofu, and even breakfast for lunch (2 eggs, bacon and rice)

1  Thank islandcruizer
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Located in a small strip mall with tight parking. Delicious, Good quality plate lunches, Very Reasonable Prices. Take-out diner. Come here for the food, not the landscaping. There is no landscaping. It's a strip mall. If you compare everything to California, it might be better to just stay in California. If you want to experience Hawaiian plate lunch, This Is The Place.

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1  Thank Mae O
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

family run with no apparent investment in years, full of landscapers, road repair folks and various construction workers. Nothing special.

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1  Thank marc c
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