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Where To Find Hawaiian Plate Lunches in Las Vegas

The Hawaiian tradition lives on in Vegas

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Those who have never left the contiguous United States for the turquoise shores of the 50th state might be unfamiliar with plate lunches, but in Hawai’i they’re a mid-day staple. Plate lunches originated in the 1880s as a hearty meal for workers on sugar plantations, and have since evolved into a go-to casual meal. A typical order consists of white rice, macaroni salad, and some variety of protein, which could be kālua pork, chicken katsu, Portuguese sausage, loco moco (a dish comprised of hamburger patty, gravy, and fried egg on rice), Spam, or something else. Thanks to Las Vegas’ large influx of Hawaiian travelers and locals, it’s easy to find plate lunches throughout the city at these Hawaiian restaurants.

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1. Kau Kau Kitchen

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4588 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 515-2006
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Diners can opt for takeout or dine in at Kau Kau Kitchen, where plate lunch selections include loco moco, tuna egg patties, garlic chicken, and short ribs. The restaurant also offers combination plates and kālua pork quesadillas.

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2. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ

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4990 W Craig Rd #4
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 839-2291
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Aloha Hawaiian BBQ mixes things up by offering alternatives to the classic white rice and macaroni salad sides. The plate lunch menu here includes shrimp curry, fried scallops, spicy chicken, and more with a choice of white rice or brown rice and macaroni salad or fries.

3. Kapuna Cafe

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3231 N Decatur Blvd STE 122
Las Vegas, NV 89130
(702) 395-1400
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This popular Hawaiian breakfast spot serves lunch too. Diners can opt for full-sized or mini plates including kālua pork, meat jun, loco moco, and more. A mixed plate option includes teriyaki beef, barbecue chicken, and Korean beef short ribs.

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4. Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ

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1780 N Buffalo Dr #106
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(725) 605-3605
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Suha Bites offers a special lunch menu from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day that includes barbecue chicken, loco moco, teriyaki salmon, and more for $6.75 each. Combination plates come with two proteins, two scoops of rice, and two scoops of macaroni salad.

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5. Aloha Specialties

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12 E Ogden Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 382-0338
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Located inside the California Hotel, a favorite among travelers from Hawai‘i, this sleek yet casual spot offers plate lunch options including beef broccoli, hamburger steak, and garlic chicken. Also on the menu, chicken or beef bowls with vegetables, noodles, Spam sandwiches, and musubi.

6. Lulu Hawaiian BBQ

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881 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 998-2279
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Lulu Hawaiian BBQ offers two locations and a nice selection of plate lunches. Diners can choose from more than 20 options including honey walnut shrimp, chicken katsu curry, spicy beef, roast pork, and Spam musubi, served with either one or two scoops of rice and macaroni salad.

Honey walnut shrimp at Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
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7. Aloha Kitchen

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4466 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 437-4436
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All of the plate lunches at Aloha Kitchen are combination plates served with rice and macaroni salad. Diners can choose from teriyaki plates, a mixed plate of chicken, beefm and mahi or a savory and crispy kālua pork and katsu combination.

8. Pacific Island Taste

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1428 East Charleston Boulevard At, Lafayette Square
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 366-1109
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This hidden gem near Fremont Street offers classic plate lunches with rice and macaroni salad. Protein choices include kālua pork, chicken katsu curry, mahi mahi, and a barbecue combination option. The restaurant also serves another Hawaiian favorite: ahi poke.

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9. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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4030 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 880-9898
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One of the most recognizable names in Hawaiian barbecue — based on sheer number of locations alone — has got to be L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Here, diners will find combination plate lunches with options including fried shrimp, mahi mahi, scallops and beef, short ribs, and chicken. There’s even a conscious alternative for those who wish to forgo the rice and macaroni in exchange for more protein plus eggs.

10. Island Flavor

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8090 S Durango Dr #103
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 876-2024
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Island Flavor offers the usual favorites such as kālua pork and chicken katsu, plus lesser-seen options such as fried poke and the catch of the day served with bok choy and lemon butter sauce. Diners can order plates with the standard rice and macaroni, or opt for salad, fries, vegetables, or fried rice.

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11. Ohana Hawaiian Barbeque

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4360 Blue Diamond Rd # 107
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 889-4375
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Diners flock to Ohana Hawaiian Barbecue for a seafood and barbecue combination plate that includes fried fish, fried shrimp, and a choice of barbecue beef, short ribs, or chicken plus two scoops of rice and one scoop of macaroni. Other plate lunches include loco moco, hamburger steak, pineapple chicken, and chicken cutlet with brown gravy. Mini plates with one scoop of each side are available.

12. Island Sushi & Grill

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9400 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 221-1600
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Henderson’s Island Sushi & Grill is known for its Hawaiian brunch and generous happy hour, but the restaurant also offers plate lunches in both regular and mini sizes with rice and a choice of macaroni or tossed salad. Protein options include chicken eggplant, kālua pork and cabbage, pork cutlet with gravy, and garlic shrimp.

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1. Kau Kau Kitchen

4588 N Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Kau Kau Kitchen
Kau Kau Kitchen
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Diners can opt for takeout or dine in at Kau Kau Kitchen, where plate lunch selections include loco moco, tuna egg patties, garlic chicken, and short ribs. The restaurant also offers combination plates and kālua pork quesadillas.

4588 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130

2. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ

4990 W Craig Rd #4, Las Vegas, NV 89130

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ mixes things up by offering alternatives to the classic white rice and macaroni salad sides. The plate lunch menu here includes shrimp curry, fried scallops, spicy chicken, and more with a choice of white rice or brown rice and macaroni salad or fries.

4990 W Craig Rd #4
Las Vegas, NV 89130

3. Kapuna Cafe

3231 N Decatur Blvd STE 122, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Kapuna Cafe
Kapuna Cafe
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This popular Hawaiian breakfast spot serves lunch too. Diners can opt for full-sized or mini plates including kālua pork, meat jun, loco moco, and more. A mixed plate option includes teriyaki beef, barbecue chicken, and Korean beef short ribs.

3231 N Decatur Blvd STE 122
Las Vegas, NV 89130

4. Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ

1780 N Buffalo Dr #106, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ
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Suha Bites offers a special lunch menu from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day that includes barbecue chicken, loco moco, teriyaki salmon, and more for $6.75 each. Combination plates come with two proteins, two scoops of rice, and two scoops of macaroni salad.

1780 N Buffalo Dr #106
Las Vegas, NV 89128

5. Aloha Specialties

12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Located inside the California Hotel, a favorite among travelers from Hawai‘i, this sleek yet casual spot offers plate lunch options including beef broccoli, hamburger steak, and garlic chicken. Also on the menu, chicken or beef bowls with vegetables, noodles, Spam sandwiches, and musubi.

12 E Ogden Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101

6. Lulu Hawaiian BBQ

881 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Honey walnut shrimp at Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
Honey walnut shrimp at Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
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Lulu Hawaiian BBQ offers two locations and a nice selection of plate lunches. Diners can choose from more than 20 options including honey walnut shrimp, chicken katsu curry, spicy beef, roast pork, and Spam musubi, served with either one or two scoops of rice and macaroni salad.

881 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145

7. Aloha Kitchen

4466 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104

All of the plate lunches at Aloha Kitchen are combination plates served with rice and macaroni salad. Diners can choose from teriyaki plates, a mixed plate of chicken, beefm and mahi or a savory and crispy kālua pork and katsu combination.

4466 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

8. Pacific Island Taste

1428 East Charleston Boulevard At, Lafayette Square, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Pacific Island Taste
Pacific Island Taste
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This hidden gem near Fremont Street offers classic plate lunches with rice and macaroni salad. Protein choices include kālua pork, chicken katsu curry, mahi mahi, and a barbecue combination option. The restaurant also serves another Hawaiian favorite: ahi poke.

1428 East Charleston Boulevard At, Lafayette Square
Las Vegas, NV 89104

9. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

4030 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119

One of the most recognizable names in Hawaiian barbecue — based on sheer number of locations alone — has got to be L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. Here, diners will find combination plate lunches with options including fried shrimp, mahi mahi, scallops and beef, short ribs, and chicken. There’s even a conscious alternative for those who wish to forgo the rice and macaroni in exchange for more protein plus eggs.

4030 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119

10. Island Flavor

8090 S Durango Dr #103, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Island Flavor
Island Flavor
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Island Flavor offers the usual favorites such as kālua pork and chicken katsu, plus lesser-seen options such as fried poke and the catch of the day served with bok choy and lemon butter sauce. Diners can order plates with the standard rice and macaroni, or opt for salad, fries, vegetables, or fried rice.

8090 S Durango Dr #103
Las Vegas, NV 89113

11. Ohana Hawaiian Barbeque

4360 Blue Diamond Rd # 107, Las Vegas, NV 89139

Diners flock to Ohana Hawaiian Barbecue for a seafood and barbecue combination plate that includes fried fish, fried shrimp, and a choice of barbecue beef, short ribs, or chicken plus two scoops of rice and one scoop of macaroni. Other plate lunches include loco moco, hamburger steak, pineapple chicken, and chicken cutlet with brown gravy. Mini plates with one scoop of each side are available.

4360 Blue Diamond Rd # 107
Las Vegas, NV 89139

12. Island Sushi & Grill

9400 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Island Sushi & Grill
Island Sushi & Grill
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Henderson’s Island Sushi & Grill is known for its Hawaiian brunch and generous happy hour, but the restaurant also offers plate lunches in both regular and mini sizes with rice and a choice of macaroni or tossed salad. Protein options include chicken eggplant, kālua pork and cabbage, pork cutlet with gravy, and garlic shrimp.

9400 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123

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