Since 2007, Ohana Hawaiian BBQ has been a mainstay on the local casual Hawaiian dining scene. With three current locations they have long been considered a rival to the larger L&L Hawaiian Barbecue chain.
Now comes confirmation Ohana is making a very confident and pricey reinvestment in the southwest, expanding to a brand new, standalone building next door to the Santoli Center. Located at the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Santoli Avenue, the retail strip is already home to the Chip Off the Block Deli, Coco Donuts, Sweet Poke, Creamberry and Café Summer.
Familiar ono specialties will be served inside the roomy 7,375-square-foot space which is adding two dining areas. For construction costs alone, an estimated $677,175 has been allocated for the budget.
Ohana is still in business in the southwest on Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road and in the southeast on Eastern Avenue. The Eastern and Blue Diamond sites feature the addition of Asian-inspired choices, like Chow Fun, Kung Pao chicken and shrimp tempura. The new location is also expected to include the larger menu.
Among Ohana’s Ninth Island favorite dishes, Saimin and Musubi dishes, chicken katsu, Kalua pork, hearty combination plates and Loco Moco. Work on the interior is underway, but a projected opening date has not yet been revealed.