Ohana Hawaiian BBQ recently opened in the re-born Bridgeside (Blanding) Shopping
Center, and, having tried their Kalua Pork and Katsu Chicken offerings, (served forth
in absolutely mammoth portions) the question begs to be asked- given the incredible ubiquity of menus, presentations and tastes of Alameda's three Hawaiian BBQ's-L and L, Hawaiian Drive-Inn and Ohana- do they share a remote, communal kitchen?
Ohana's Kahlua Pork was tender, fat-free and bacony- umami tasting, the cabbage nicely braised and al dente, the rice comfortably bland and clumpy, and the macaroni salad Hawaiian BBQ style over-the-top rich. The Katsu was crispy and greaseless.
IMHO, a good fast-food deal.
You can also get the Katsu drowned in "rich brown gravy" here. Nice.