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L&L Drive Inn

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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3045 Monsarrat Ave, Diamond Head, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808-735-1388
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Sacramento, California
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

L & L Drive Inn is almost an institution for the island. You can find anything for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Many local entrees are available for one to try. My favorite is the Kalbi beef short ribs. The prices are very reasonable and the quality is very good too.

Thank Ed J
Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Love the Kalua pork, Katsu chicken, BBQ plate, steak plate all at a reasonable price. Good food for cheap.. can't beat that.

Thank Dvillesuz
Benson, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Go!!! Get the Teriyaki Steak or the Chicken Katsu!!!! This is awesome fast food and your arteries will hate you for it once you eat it....BUT WHO CARES!!!!!

Thank DanTillNC
Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We ate at L&L at Ala Moana Beach. If the servings are the same, a good value, 2 of us shared the BBQ platter. Not used to the use of rice instead of fries, but I could learn.

Thank Hal73M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2015

L&L has many food options and combinations. Their food is always tasty and plentiful - can't go wrong.

Thank giegie808
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We've eaten at a few L&Ls around the island; this visit it was the Kahala location. My favorite meat to have in my plate lunch is kalua pork (looks like pulled pork, but the flavor is different - better in my opinion). My grandson likes the chicken katsu (looks somewhat like chicken nuggets, the sauce makes it different.) A regular... More 

Thank SLWL
Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

I must say that L&L's Chicken Katsu is better than every Japanese restaurant on island. I don't know why but I can't find any other comparison here or in the mainland. Even in Japan they give you small flavorless pieces. You must try the Katsu. For Kalbi I recommend Soon's on Salt Lake BlVD in near the Safeway in Salt... More 

Thank Danny S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

L&L is a place that reflects local tastes for simple everyday foods. A plate lunch can run you about $8 to $10 depending on what you buy. Most of the plates come with two scoops of rice, one scoop of macaroni or tossed salad. Some local favorites are Hamburger Steak w/ Gravy over, Chicken Katsu, Teri Beef, Beef Stew or... More 

Thank S K
Sacramento, California
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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Notice the word INN with two n's...a chain - several around Oahu and none that I know of are drive through as the name might imply - casual coffee shop atmosphere - ok food - priced right for often expensive tourist stops. Family of four with two picky teens...so this place worked for us...

Thank Robert W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Living here I never could get use to this eatery. No matter what I tried I always felt a bit sick afterwards. Locals love it but its not for me.

Thank Connie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, Hawaiian, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3045 Monsarrat Ave, Diamond Head, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-735-1388

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