Here is a little background of myself. I love food. I especially love cheap good food. My dad found this gem. His taste of cheap is greater than the taste, so I was skeptical.
Ohana (Hawaiian for family) Lunch is located right across the street from the old Beretania Safeway right next to a Vegan restaurant (how poetic, uh). In Hawai’i, plate lunch (or box lunch) is very popular. It stems back from the plantation days, where plantation workers during lunch would share or switch entrees. It’s common to have a little Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and American food on one plate. Plate lunches has evolved. A typical plate has two scoop rice, one scoop mac salad, and entree. Sometimes there is a salad or some type of vegetable.
I bought the Garlic shrimp plate (full order) for $7, super cheap in Hawai’i. I’ve seen similar shrimp plates go for $11-$14 easily. There were about 8 decent size shrimp covered in a garlic butter sauce. The sauce had tons of chopped up garlic. It was so delicious. The shrimp was nicely cooked and didn’t feel chewy whatsoever. The mac salad is not the local mac salad that I’m used to, but it’s the Japanese version. To be honest, Japanese one taste better, it’s lighter and more potato-y.
The menu is limited, but during lunch time, I feel that you don’t need that much of a selection.
There is very limited seating and no A/C. Since the kitchen is an open one, the dining area can get pretty hot. I think it’s best to just take out and go. As far as I know, parking is non-exsitant. There is some street parking, but Young Street is so busy that it’s hard to parallel park. I parked at the old Safeway, so that’s not too bad. I would watch out for the security guard.
The staff is nice and friendly. To me, the restaurant was clean, but hot. Super cheap and fast food. All and all, a good experience.
Ohana Lunch’s yelp
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FTC: Everything was purchased by me with my own money. I am not getting paid to do this blog post, I have no affiliation with this company. These are all my honest opinions.