We ate last night at Rutt's Hawaiian in Culver City.
We got the beef teriyaki bowl and a kalua pork plate.
Kind of a disappointment. Weird, dried yet reconstituted texture to the beef for the teriyaki bowl and the kalua pork? Not seasoned enough and deep fried. Yes. it was deep fried. And if it wasn't I don't know how to explain the crispy crunchy (flavorless) pork crust thingy on the outside (it wasn't pork skin. It was crust made from pork shreds). If it was merely in the oven, I guess it was about two days too long.
There were three things good about Rutts. The service was laid back and friendly. The price was right (4-5 for each item) and there was a lot of food. It was just too bad that the food wasn't very tasty.
I don't expect much for cheap, but people can do a lot better for $4 or $5 elsewhere.
(I am also NOT a fan of the ono Hawaiian BBQ on santa monica. I do recommend the Local Place and TNT aloha cafe in torrance. back home lahaina is pretty yummy too...)
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