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Hawaiian food on Fulton Street!?!?

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Hawaiian food on Fulton Street!?!?

JackS | Dec 28, 2004 05:21 PM

I work in the South Street Seaport area, which is pretty grim chow territory (save for the Nio's truck, Alfanoose, and Zeitzeff). Today I tried a Hawaiian-fast food-looking place called L & L or something like that for lunch. It's on Fulton and Gold Streets. My expectations were really low, and wouldn't you know that I thought it wasn't half bad. I got a special with spare ribs, barbequed chicken, and beef, and it came with rice, salad, and macaroni with a strange sauce. The meat was OK, and the spare ribs were even scrumptious, and the barbeque flavors were downright discernible.

What's the deal with this place? Is it a national franchise? From the decor, it looked like it was trying hard to be "Hawaiian", with Hawaiian-language signs all over and gauzy pictures of women in leis lounging around. There were other things on the menu that sounded Hawaiian, like "mahi mahi" (some kind of fish, I guess) and "chicken katsu." Does anyone know what the deal is with this place? By not hating it, am I wildly off-the-mark compared with what authentic Hawaiian food is actually like?

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