L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
I've never had Hawaiian barbecue anywhere other than Hawaii itself, so I wasn't sure exactly what I'd find in the land-locked city of Plano, Texas. L&L didn't have the overly-touristy Hawaiian atmosphere that I was expecting. Not quite so enjoyable were the employees both in the dining area and behind the counter who were loudly slurping down big bowls of kimchi.
I ended up ordering a BBQ Mix Plate: BBQ Beef, BBQ Ribs, and I substituted in some Kalua Pork for the BBQ Chicken that's supposed to come on the mix plate. Their entrees automatically come with steamed rice and macaroni salad.
The macaroni salad was pretty bland and forgettable. It was basically just macaroni and mayonnaise, like a coleslaw with pasta instead of cabbage. The rice was just plain, steamed white rice, and was as equally forgettable as the macaroni salad had been.
Read my full review: http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2013/06/l-hawaiian-barbecue-plano-tx.html
L & L Hawaiian Barbecue is a Hawaiian chain restaurant with a location in Plano, TX. Reviews for the restaurant were mostly positive, and the restaurant is open every day from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm, except for Fridays and Saturdays when they are open until 9:00 pm.
Food received mostly positive reviews, with reviewers finding the food to be appetizing and tasty. Although some reviewers found the food to be generic and lackluster at times, complaints were uncommon. Reviewers enjoyed items like the Chicken Katsu and the Kalua Pig, and there are good sauces available that were popular. Portions were very filling, but prices are just okay.
The restaurant has a casual and laid-back atmosphere. There is Hawaiian-themed decor inside, but it is very simple. It is well-maintained and clean inside, with congestion and noise levels being average.
Service was okay, but unremarkable. Staff members were fairly pleasant and friendly, and service times were average.