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L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
7127 Hollister Ave, Goleta
Phone: (805) 968-8880


Reviews by the General Public

Gristle & Grease
Reviewer: Jack from Santa Barbara, CA
One of the worst meals I can remember. Whatever you do don't order the Hawaiian Barbecue Plate. It was just flat out inedible and I tossed it in the garbage, something I've never done before. There were large pieces of really cheap beef and yellow chicken cut in a flat, bony, splayed way I've never seen before. The meat was tough, fatty, gristled, greasy and impossible to cut with a plastic knife in a styrofoam container. It came over rice, unseasoned cabbage and macaroni. Only the latter was good. Huge disappointment.


Bra dis one good kine eats
Reviewer: Kolohe from Santa Barbara, CA
SBCC student from da islands and I take one trip to L&L fo da kine grinds in Goleta an, bra I get serve like 1 supasta. Start with da loco moco plate lunch style, 2 egg ova easy, 2 burger patty, gravy, and stiky rice and extra macaroni salad cuz. Next time I take 1 kalua pig plate lunch and den go in fo da kine... spam masubi. If 'dey had 'da 2 finga poi on 'da menu, I would cry right der. Bra you try fo you self one day k?


Really confused
Reviewer: Ned from Santa Barbara, CA
Read the reviews on here and was really excited to come try this place. Went and ordered the Kalua Pig Bowl. The meat was really lacking flavor and had a huge amount of fat in it. I have only eaten the Kalua pig bowl here and it IS AWFUL. So terrible, seriously do not order it. I have had real Kalua pig at a luau in Hawaii and it was completley different. If you want some good pork head on over to Wahoo's Fish TAco.


Failed catering
Reviewer: Karl from Santa Barbara, CA
They didn't have our food for a catered event. Luckily Costco was open.


Great service and good food for all ages!
Reviewer: Nicole from Santa Barbara, CA
This is no 5 star restaurant but they run a 5 star service. The staff is incredibly well trained! They are polite and always welcome you with an "aloha" and leave you with "mahalo!" They know the menu well and the kitchen is incredibly quick. The place is also always sparkling clean! Believe it or not, they have GREAT chili fries, it's my favorite thing to eat there. Give them a try, it's nice to feel welcome without having to pay 4 or 5 star prices for it.


Insane grinds
Reviewer: Steve from Santa Barbara, CA
Friendly staff for a walk up joint, they even say mahalo when you finish your order. This place is the bomb. They have truly authentic plate lunches, the kind you get in Hawaii. While the selection isn't huge, they have some of my all time favorites. I had the kalua pig with cabbage. They even have laulau on Fridays with this dish. It comes with two scoop sticky rice and mac salad. Any Hawaiians in town would feel a slice of home at this place. AND... they have ->>> SPAM MUSUBI!!!! We are not worthy. If they start offering poi, I will go bonkers!


Huge amount of starch and teriyaki food
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
If you want to combine two meals in one you should eat here. Quality is not the best but there is a lot of it. Very filling and seemingly always very cute order takers. Mahalo!


Yummy!
Reviewer: Rob from Santa Barbara, CA
Tastes like the L&L's on the islands... grubbin' generous portions of authentically Hawaiian-style BBQ. Worth every penny


Yum Real Hawaiian Plate Meals !!!
Reviewer: Jon from Santa Barbara
As a fan of Hawaiian Style meals. I love this place the portions are ample the food very tasty and the place was spotless. Staff Friendly too.Prices quite good for the amount of Food. The Owner of this place owns the one in Ventura too. I have eaten at both and both rate the same !!! Where else can you get Spam, eggs and white rice for lunch !!


a step up from fast food
Reviewer: kaylie from Santa Barbara, CA
I was pleasantly suprised on my first visit to L & L. All the dishes are unbeatably priced, the ingredients taste fresh, and the cashiers are very friendly. I'm hooked now, and I'm a regular! Highly recommended!


WOW!!!
Reviewer: JESSICA from GOLETA , CA
O-MY-GOD WHEN I FIRST ENTER THIS PLACE THAT WAS LOCATED IN MY HOME TOWN I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE MOST FRIENDLEST PLACE THERE WAS WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH THOSE DOORS THE STAFF AUTOMATICALLY SAYS (ALOHA) IT IS THE CUTEST THING I EVER HEARD YOU HAVE TO SAY IT BACK. THEY ACTUALLY TRY TO GET TO KNOW THE PERSON THAT WALKS IN THERE RESTAURANT NOT JUST USE THEM FOR THERE MONEY YOU KNOW.. THEY ARE VERY KIND TO THE LITTLE KIDS AND ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!THE FOOD IS GREAT I MEAN IT ISNT WANNA BE HAWAIIAN FOOD ITS THE REAL DEAL I LOVE THAT PLACE AND THE COOKS! IT HAS A REALLY CLEAN BATHROOM THAN MOST OF EVERY RESTUARANTS I BEEN TO AND I MEAN I HOPE THIS PLACE STAYS AND KEEPS THE GREAT WORK UP.....YOU GO L&L YOU GUY ARE THE BEST!


all tastes the same
Reviewer: Jan G from Santa Barbara
Just got back..I have wanted to try this place for a while,I should have kept waiting.First, the beef is very similar to the beef at sushi teri. Pretty good but stringy and just a terriyaki flavor. The shrimp were tasteless, the macaroni salad was bland and the rice was a hard blob. My friend had a burger and when he tried it he said it tasted funny. I tried it and it tasted like the terriyaki sauce from my beef. They must cook the burgers on the same grill hence flavor exchange. I tried my fish and it was slightly fishy and tasted of the same terriyaki flavor. There is just no balance of flavors. It is either bland or strong terriyaki.


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