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Makai Pacific Island Grill Expanding North

More “ono grinds” on the way

Makai Pacific Island Grill 
Makai Pacific Island Grill 
Makai Pacific Island Grill

Promising “no worries brah,” Makai Pacific Island Grill plans to expand into its second location by the end of the month, or early November, serving up more of its generous portions of Hawaiian barbecue.

The fast-casual spot debuted in early 2016 in Spring Valley at the Apache Plaza retail center close to the intersection of Reno Avenue and Fort Apache Road, alongside recent neighbors the Squeeze In breakfast spot and Veggy Street.

The new location bumps up the footprint from the current 1,767 square feet to 2,040 square feet at the intersection of Rock Springs Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard, not far from Summerlin. Located next door to Dickey’s BBQ pit, the mixed-use center is anchored by a well known In-N-Out Burger destination.

Makai’s create-your-meal concept begins with a choice of size, ranging from the $4.99 “ono” to the $9.49 “ono’est,” or customers can opt for a bowl or salad base. White or brown rice is available and then meats such as teriyaki chicken, chicken katsu, “kalua pig” or “mochiko wings.” Premium options include poke. Sides of macaroni salad or garlic edamame can join a la carte selections of steak or extra proteins. The also feature "Hawaiian Frost" ice cream for $2.

Opening hours at the new location have yet to be revealed.

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