L&L Hawaiian BBQ
Las Vegas has a sizable Hawaiian community and Hawaiian cuisine is well represented in a variety of ways around town from Roy Yamaguchi’s high end cuisine to the aisles of Hawaiian food staples strangely located in many of our Walgreens and Rite Aid drug stores.
With several locations around Vegas we stopped by the newest location of L&L Hawaiian BBQ in Summerlin on W. Charleston near the Red Rock Casino (across from Costco) and were very pleasantly pleased with some mighty fine fast food. Hawaiian cuisine reflects the influences of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Polynesian, and American flavors. L&L manages to pull from all of them and does a pretty good job of it.
This is fast food-ordered at a counter and served in foam hinged clamshell takeout containers but the quality (and quantity) is anything but standard takeout. The melt in your mouth mountain of BBQ beef ($5.50) resembles Korean bulgogi and is every bit as good as what we’ve had in traditional Korean restaurants in Vegas. The chicken katsu ($5.15) (thin boneless chicken breaded in Japanese panko and served with either traditional Japanese style katsu or curry sauce) is every bit as good as mine (and I make an excellent version!). A side order of potstickers ($5.95 for 10) was amazing. What is even more amazing are the standard Island side dishes of macaroni salad and plain rice-much better than one expects from a fast food joint. Other tempting choices on the menu include island style BBQ pork & chicken, mahi-mahi, salmon, noodles, Portuguese sausage, Spam musubi, loco moco and hamburgers, too—all under $6.00.
An excellent, generous takeout dinner for four can easily be had for less than $25.00 with plenty of leftovers (hint-order the “mini” size the entrees, the portions are huge). We like this place…a LOT.
L&L Hawaiian BBQ
10860 W. Charleston Blvd.
Other locations around the Las Vegas valley as well as 10 other states, American Samoa and New Zealand