Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Northshore Hawaiian BBQ: Aloha!

Head to Northshore Hawaiian BBQ when you are craving an inexpensive and tasty aloha plate meal. If you've been to an L & L, you have an idea of what to expect. Just don't mention L & L to the guy taking your order: you'll get a dose of friendly sass right back atcha.

The newly opened store is conveniently located about 10 minutes from where I live (5 if I get all green lights). This is a companion location to the original and still-running Greenwood spot. You'll find the new place on that odd triangle-shaped property at the intersection of Boren, Yesler, and 12th (not quite either First Hill or Little Saigon 'hoods). [map]

Most of the menu items are $7 or less and come complete with the island standard fixin’s: two scoops of rice + 1 scoop of macaroni salad. You can substitute salad for the carb-heavy sides, making the grilled Mahi Mahi ($7.99) or Baked Salmon ($8.99) healthy alternatives.

We tried the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and the Hawaiian BBQ Beef Short Rib plates. Portions are generous: the two split and marinated thigh pieces and three cuts of short rib are each served on a bed of angel hair cabbage. The chicken was moist, sweet and easy to cut with a fork. It is likely the same used for the BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($4.99), which comes with fries or mac salad. The short ribs were tender with only a little bit of fatty bits (surprising for the price!).

Other menu selections include soup, katsu, kaula pork, lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, musubi, fried rice, noodles, and salads. Vegetarian options are limited: veggie fried noodle and stir fried veggies. Additional seafood choices include shrimp and calamari.

The casual interior is done up in bright colors with tiki furniture and surfboard accents. Alcohol is not available, so get takeout if you want a complete island dining experiene with Longboard beer.

Good for: take out, casual meal, sharing, carnivores (and ok for pescatarians).
Not good for: romance, vegetarians.


Northshore Hawaiian BBQ
110 Boren Ave S, Seattle

take out a taste of aloha

1 comment:

Hapamama said...

Hello! I just wanted to make sure your readers do not confuse this with the North Shore BBQ near Greenwood. The food there is not good and not authentic Hawaiian.