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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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828-A Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
+1 858-693-5888
10:00 - 20:00
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San Marcos, California
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915 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Love this chain and wish they're were more. Got the chicken mini bbq rice only no cabbage. Received as ordered and got large portion of chicken. Plenty to break mini into 2 smaller meals.

2 Thank JimmyJackk
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Been awhile since the wife and I had eaten here. Rice was hard,meat, shrimp with garlic over cooked and no flavor! Drink fountain had fruit flies around it !

1 Thank Sandiegoeaterys
Terre Haute, Indiana
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238 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We discovered L&L in Hawaii and have made a point of eating a meal wherever we encounter one. Not fancy by any means, all of their restaurants literally feel tacky, but the food is tasty, the portions huge, and this is food that REAL Hawaiians eat. You will understand why with your first bite. They offer some true Hawaiian favorites... More 

Thank 54Nancy54
Longmeadow, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

A great little restaurant we stumbled on. My sister-in-law lived in Hawaii for a decade and was gleeful that she could get Hawaiian food in San Diego. It was delicious with decent portions and great food. Fast food Hawaiian style... nothing quite like it!

Thank Tracy C
Atlanta, Georgia
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184 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

It was great Hawaiian food and the bbq sauce is unbelievable. I could eat it on anything. A definite must try.

1 Thank Chara L
San Francisco, California, USA
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Must have BBQ Korean ribs with the macaroni salad! Excellent price point with huge servings, great for take out.

Thank John L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

The servings were generous and the owner was friendly. No issues with kids being a little bit noisy.

Thank TheClems
San Diego, California
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53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2010


Thank nukkisgirl
Lahaina, Hawaii
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2009

Really good quality, authentic Hawaiian food...nice and clean Generous portions! The Korean Short Ribs ROCK! Catering is available as well

Thank Daleyocean
Temecula, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2009

My family is from Hawaii. The ribs, katsu and sticky rice...just like back home. (If you haven't tried the spam musubi, go for it. You might be like Mikey, and like it...)

Thank BBQfan52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Barbecue, Fast food, Hawaiian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828-A Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-693-5888

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