Ok. I've been reading about DZ Akins for quite some time. Went there once and left because I hadn't planned for the high price. But a few weeks ago I was armed and ready with my $10-$12 for a sandwich and headed down there with my husband.
I was sorely disappointed. Even had this been a reasonably priced $5 sandwich I wouldn't go back. Did we order badly or am I just a sandwich snob?
I had the pastrami sandwich with coleslaw on it (forget the name) Overall it was greasy, the meat was fatty, the coleslaw was mayo and cabbage and it had a half melted slice of cheese on it - which tasted ok, but either melt it or don't. My husband had the basic turkey, bacon and avocado on white/french bread. The turkey was on the dry side and while the bacon and avocado were fine - I will never ever again pay $10 for this sandwich with a side of ordinary diner fries.
I'm not even going to go into how disgusting the large jar of pickles on the table looked nor am I going to guess at how long those pickles had been there.
Why does everyone go on about this place? I am a sandwich lover and I would pay a pretty penny for a few of the sandwiches I've had in my life (if you are ever in Oahu, please go to Gee A Deli)but I will never go here again.