a sybarite in paradise
reviewing the food & entertainment pleasures of Honolulu
 
 
Friday night after lots of debate seven of us ended up at Lulu’s on Kalakaua in Waikiki. The place was jumping, but we didn’t have to wait long for a table. This second floor open restaurant is in a gem of a location and has great views. It’s the site of a former Dennys. The only one I remember ever seeing alcohol for sale in. Ah the good old days....
 
I had been to Lulu’s just a couple of weeks ago with John & Ed. Then I had the crab po-boy and wasn’t too impressed. The po-boy fell into the trap of most crab cakes, too much filler. I’d rather have smaller cakes with less filler. This time I ordered the Caesar Salad with Ahi Tuna ($12.95). It looked OK when it came, as you can see from the fuzzy phone camera picture above. However, the first thing I noticed was how small it was and how little the serving of Ahi was. There couldn’t have been more than 3 ounces of tuna on the salad. The amount of romaine was also on the stingy side for a meal sized salad. The dressing was tangy and delicious, but there was way too much of it. The croutons were crunchy, but the garlic bread on the side was tragically limp and devoid of flavor. There was plenty of parmesan cheese, but as with the dressing, too much.
 
Howard had the Kalua Pork Quesedilla, which he said was on the greasy side. Well, Kalua Pork often is. Of all the things that came to the table, the burgers looked the best. Those that had them seemed the happiest with their meals too. One of us had the mahi-mahi which also showed up as a smallish serving for it’s $22.95 price tag.
 
I’ll go back, but I think I’ll stick to a burger here.
 
Lulu’s Waikiki
Open 24 hours, Cocktails 6am - 4am
2589 Kalakaua Ave
926-5222
 
 
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Lulu’s, Waikiki