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“Laid back and delicious”

Aloha Island Grille
Ranked #84 of 377 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Authentic plate lunch style restaurant, this place has local Hawaiian favorites such as teriyaki beef/chicken, Kalua pork, manapua, and spam musubi. Atmosphere is laid back, order at counter and they bring to your table, indoor and outdoor seating options. Classic beverages such as Hawaiian sun juice and kona brewing beers. You can stroll in off right off the beach and you'll be welcome.

Food was very good. We split two plate lunches: Kalua pork and teriyaki chicken, and we had a Manapua as well. Rice was perfect, mac salad was spot on, teriyaki chicken was charred well and Kalua pork had perfect texture.

Area for improvement: Kalua pork was a bit too salty, I'd recommend ordering with two scoops of rice to help cut it than just one scoop. Teriyaki chicken needed more teriyaki sauce on the side, request that.

Thank emariemyers
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Had shrimp platter coconut style with a pineapple IPA on the porch. Delicious! No table service. The line moves a little slow.

Thank redgeorgiadawg
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with the family during my visit. Great food and nice patio outside. Fun place to stop and enjoy time with people

Thank Dustin C
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Don't get the Moco loco because it's nothing special but the teriyaki chicken and Kahlua pork are wonderful. My friend keeps coming back for the chocolate macadamia nut brownie 3 days in a row!

Thank hjcbirdbath
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Food was great! Teriyaki chicken and loco moco was spot on. The only thing that kept me from rating them a five was the people behind the counter. After watching for quite sometime I figured it out, of you are not a local you were not treated like a customer, more like an inconvenience. That's a bummer. The girls really need to work on their people skills across the board. They were mostly friendly to their own demographic (young,surfer,boozer) which would concern me as a business owner.
But, being to HI 9 times tells me they are legit. Lower your expectations for service and then you will eat just fine.

1  Thank kylephaynes
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