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Ono Hawaiian Barbecue

na Jun 9, 2005 05:49 PM

Stopped by this place on Sunset and St. Andrews and had the bbq beef, which was pretty good. Anyone else tried anything else there (or at one of the other places in the chain?) I'm curious to work through the menu- any recs?

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    JeetJet May 20, 2007 07:17 PM

    I have eaten at Ono about ten times in the last ten weeks. I did not connect it to your post until this afternoon when my wife said go to that Hawaiian place and get some macaroni salad for our back yard bar-b-q today. I looked at the whole name as I walked in and realised it was part of the chain in your post. I really did not know. What I have ordered every time that I ate there is the small version of the Island Curry Chicken. The regular size is too much food for me. Very good chicken. I lke it but then I am a nut for anything curry. The mac salad is sooooo good. Real Mayo -- not sweet. Nine people in our back yard today and 12 scoops of mac salad are gone -- all were happy.

    Ono Hawaiian Barbecue
    5819 Rosemead Blvd
    Temple City, CA
    (626) 291-5188

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      Jonzo May 20, 2007 01:11 AM

      I recently tried the teriyaki chicken plate at Ono in Upland, and have been back for more. Very tasty and excellent value (lots of grub for around $6). The chicken and sauce are served on a cabbage bed, there are two scoops of white rice, and simply not enough of their delicious macaroni salad.

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        woofer Jun 9, 2005 05:52 PM

        it is a chain and not a good one. for better authentic hawaiian go to rutt's inn in culver city or the loft

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          Burger Boy Jun 9, 2005 05:54 PM

          Where is Rutt's Inn, I know I drive past it?

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            F Jun 9, 2005 06:40 PM

            Rutt's is on Washington Blvd., a few blocks east of Centinela. Their kahlua pork is a favorite. I've had the teriyaki chicken from Ono Hawaiian BBQ on Santa Monica Blvd in WLA; it was ok but nothing to write home about.

            1. re: F
              KaimukiMan May 20, 2007 01:20 AM

              Just a note: It is Kalua Pork (no "h"). The word refers to the pit the pig was cooked in, there is no coffee liquor in the recipie.

            2. re: Burger Boy
              JeetJet May 20, 2007 11:45 AM

              I like Rutt's Cafe (not inn). Two locations. Two weeks ago I tried the new location in West Covina. It is inside a market. So much fresh fish and sea food on display in the market that the smell of it ruins the taste of Rutt's good food. Maybe good for take-out. But Rutt's on Washington in Culver City is great to stay and eat. Always make it clear you want fried rice with the Royales. They really should ask since they offer white rice OR fried rice but if you do not make it clear that you want fried rice you get the white rice --- errrrrr! So island ike.


              My current fav place is Shakas

              My Shakas post

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