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Emeryville & San Ramon - Kilohana Grill – "Onolicious" fried-to-order MALSADAS ... beer & linguisa from Hawaii

rworange | Oct 13, 200607:24 PM    

Located a few doors down from Arizmundi on San Pablo Avenue, Kilohana opened about three months ago.

The malasadas (Portuguese donuts) are fried-to-order every morning until 10:30 am. They are unlike any malasada I’ve had in the Bay Area (no expertise outside of that).

The are more like light thick fluffy pancakes rolled in sugar, three for $2.50. Slightly crispy around the edges, I really enjoyed them more than any other malasada I’ve tried to date. Just had a bite cooled and it is more donut-like, almost like a Polish punski. Yeah, these are good.

They serve breakfast and I was looking at the plantation omelet and asked who made the linguisa. The manager said that it was from a company in Hawaii that they bought it from, and added “Everything we do here is authentic.

Weekend breakfasts included Hawaiian sweet bread French toast, banana pancakes, macadamia nut pancakes, in addition to the weekday breakfast items (wraps, sandwiches, fried rice & eggs, combos). Wasn’t thrilled with the coffee though which is a blend from Peerless. A little too Dunkin Donuts for my tastes.

They also sell two Hawaiian beers – Kona Brewing Company Firerock Pale Ale and a bottle from Waimea Brewing

The website menus are PDF format. I, uh, borrowed the term “onolicious” from the website which also mentions the specials ...
“We also have some great daily specials like Spam Katsu & Spam Musubi (Monday), Pork Adobo (Tuesday), Kalua Pork w/ Cabbage (Wednesday) and Hawaiian Style Chili (Thursday). Of course, we offer traditional luau food too on Fridays and Saturdays.”

The Island-Style Fried chicken comes with katsu-style dipping sauce or teriyaki glaze. Or it is served cutlet-style with brown gravy.

The salad dressing for green salads is Thousand Islands (heh).

Previous posts:

Kilohana in Emeryville now open
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
Best Hawaiian plate lunch in Bay Area
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...
New Hawaiian Restaurant in San Ramon
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

Chronicle mention, other reviews on the website:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

Website:
www.kilohanagrill.com

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