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Braised oxtail at the California Noodle House
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Where To Find the Best Hawaiian Restaurants in Las Vegas

Where to find a taste of ono in the Ninth Island

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Braised oxtail at the California Noodle House
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Often referred to as the ninth island, Las Vegas is an unlikely hub for Hawaiian cuisine. The high number of Hawaiian visitors and residents — many of whom were originally drawn to Las Vegas by a Boyd Gaming advertising campaign dreamed up by one-time Honolulu resident Sam Boyd, means that is easy to find musubi, poke, barbecue, teriyaki, and Spam all over town. Here, a look at 20 Hawaiian restaurants that serve island fare in the desert.

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Lulu Hawaiian BBQ

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Lulu Hawaiian BBQ features a wide range of lunch plates including a Spam musubi plate, a chicken katsu option, and a fried shrimp saimin plate. The menu also includes teriyaki bowls and low-carb Hawaiian barbecue specials served with eggs instead of rice.

Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
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Kau Kau Kitchen

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Outfitted with bright green walls and tiki grass, Kau Kau Kitchen offers plate lunches with tuna egg patties, teriyaki beef, and garlic chicken plus saimin won ton noodles, Hawaiian breakfast plates, and french fries topped with kalua pig, cheese and green onion.

Kau Kau Kitchen
Kau Kau Kitchen
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Aloha Hawaiian BBQ

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Aloha Hawaiian BBQ has two Las Vegas locations that specialize in seafood plates such as fried mahi mahi, shrimp curry, and fried scallops. The menu also includes musubi, saimin, udon, and oxtail soup.

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
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Kapuna Cafe

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Kapuna Cafe is a Hawaiian breakfast and lunch spot with an Asian influence. Diners love the restaurant’s signature mochi pancakes and the all-day Alpha breakfast special featuring eggs with fried rice and a choice of Spam, Portuguese sausage, Vienna sausage or bacon. The menu also includes Hawaiian barbecue chicken musubi, burgers topped with teriyaki sauce, and pineapples and chantilly cream puffs on the weekend.

Kapuna Cafe
Kapuna Cafe
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Suha Bites Sushi Burrito & Hawaiian BBQ

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Suha Bites specializes in Hawaiian barbecue entrees including combination plates with options including hamburger steak, garlic shrimp, and short ribs. The restaurant also offers sushi burritos, such as the Hawaiian-inspired Suha Bite burrito filled with crab, Spam, pineapple, and fried onions.

Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ [Official Site]

Cinnamon's

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Cinnamon’s is known for its massive pancakes that come in flavors such as guava chiffon, red velvet, and pistachio cream. Hawaiian specialties here include Hawaiian sweet bread French toast stuffed with mango cream cheese, loco mocos, char-grilled Huli-Huli chicken, Island-style chilequilles made with kalua pig and pineapple pico de gallo, and a Hawaiian omelet stuffed with butterfish and Lau Lau pork.

Cinnamon’s
Cinnamon’s
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California Noodle House

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Located inside perennial Ninth Island destination The California, this noodle shop serves Asian fare with a Hawaiian influence. Diners love the restaurant’s oxtail fried rice, Hawaiian-style wonton soup with fish cake, and pork and braised oxtail with curry and carrots.

Oxtail fried rice at California Noodle House
Oxtail fried rice at California Noodle House
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Aloha Specialties

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This little restaurant inside the California favors the slogan “Aloha spoken here.” Diners can order chicken adobo, kalua pig, and cabbage plus teriyaki and noodles. The saimin, plate lunches, and rice bowls are always popular and the wicker chairs here are always packed.

Aloha Specialties
Aloha Specialties
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Pacific Island Taste

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Just steps away from Fremont Street, Pacific Island Taste is a hidden downtown spot with just four tables that specializes in Hawaiian breakfast plates, musubi, poke bowls, and specialities such as ahi nachos, pork hash and cone sushi.

Ahi nachos at Pacific Island Taste
Ahi nachos at Pacific Island Taste
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Island Style

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Spam is a staple on the Hawaiian islands, and fans of Island Style love the fried rice with Spam here. The menu also features Korean favorites such as bulgogi and cold noodles with kalbi.

Chicken katsu at Island Style
Chicken katsu at Island Style
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Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs

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This family owned and operated restaurant with roots in Reno offers Hawaiian breakfast specialties including loco moco, fried spam and eggs, teriyaki pork with eggs, and rice and beef chili with eggs.

Peg’s Glorified huevos rancheros skillet
Peg’s Glorified huevos rancheros skillet
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Paina Cafe

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Chinatown’s Paina Cafe is a Hawaiian export with two other locations in Honolulu. The casual restaurant prides itself on simple, fresh poke bowls, plate lunches and salads. The Las Vegas menu features build-your-own poke bowls plus curated options and fried salmon plates, kalua pig bowls, and Asian slaw salad.

Paina Cafe
Paina Cafe
Paina Cafe [Official Site]

Hawaiian Style Poke

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Hawaiian Style Poke offers sushi-style Hawaiian fare with poke, a marinated raw tuna, and other seafood, served over rice, over salad greens, or by itself.

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Hawaiian Style Poke
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Aloha Kitchen

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Musubi, a rice dish with Spam wrapped in nori, is one of the most popular dishes here. Aloha Kitchen has five locations in Las Vegas and is a popular destination for daily karaoke featuring a rotation of popular Hawaiian songs.

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Aloha Kitchen
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Squeeze In

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With two locations in Las Vegas open every day for breakfast and lunch, Squeeze In serves an Aloha Aikane omelet (translation: “Hello friend!”) that’s filled with ham, pineapples, and sautéed in honey. The menu also includes banana and walnut pancakes named after Hawaiian singer Jack Johnson.

Squeeze In breakfast burrito
Squeeze In breakfast burrito
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Makai: Pacific Island Grill

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Makai Pacific Island Grill specializes in customizable Hawaiian barbecue. Diners can choose from proteins such as chicken katsu and Pulehu steak, add rice, and then select sides including kimchee slaw, macaroni salad, and sweet corn.

Makai: Pacific Island Grill
Makai: Pacific Island Grill
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L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

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It would be remiss to leave this chain off the list of Hawaiian spots. Barbecued short ribs, a barbecue teriyaki plate, and more are just some of the specialties here. Find 13 locations in Las Vegas.

L&amp;L Hawaiian Barbecue
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
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Ohana Hawaiian BBQ

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This Hawaiian-owned spot with four locations in Las Vegas is known for lunch plates with their barbecue fare. Diners can stop in for stir-fried udon with beef, minute chicken cake noodles plus musubi, saimin noodles, and wings.

Ohana Hawaiian BBQ
Ohana Hawaiian BBQ
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Island Flavor

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Island Flavor is helmed by chef Darcy Ambrosio, who grew up on the Big Island. His menu features katsu loco moco, kalbi ribs, and lau lau (steamed taro leaves wrapped around chunks of fish and pork). Loco moco features rice with a fried egg and brown gravy on top. There are two Island Flavor locations in Las Vegas.

Kalbi ribs at Island Flavor
Kalbi ribs at Island Flavor
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Island Sushi & Grill

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Terence Fong, owner of Island Sushi and Grill, believes in serving Japanese and Hawaiian fare under the same roof at an affordable price. The menu here includes fresh poke, an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian brunch every Sunday plus 50 percent off sushi specials every Thursday through Sunday.

Island Sushi &amp; Grill
Island Sushi & Grill
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Lulu Hawaiian BBQ

Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
Lulu Hawaiian BBQ/Facebook

Lulu Hawaiian BBQ features a wide range of lunch plates including a Spam musubi plate, a chicken katsu option, and a fried shrimp saimin plate. The menu also includes teriyaki bowls and low-carb Hawaiian barbecue specials served with eggs instead of rice.

Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
Lulu Hawaiian BBQ
Lulu Hawaiian BBQ/Facebook

Kau Kau Kitchen

Kau Kau Kitchen
Kau Kau Kitchen
Kau Kau Kitchen/Facebook

Outfitted with bright green walls and tiki grass, Kau Kau Kitchen offers plate lunches with tuna egg patties, teriyaki beef, and garlic chicken plus saimin won ton noodles, Hawaiian breakfast plates, and french fries topped with kalua pig, cheese and green onion.

Kau Kau Kitchen
Kau Kau Kitchen
Kau Kau Kitchen/Facebook

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ [Official Site]

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ has two Las Vegas locations that specialize in seafood plates such as fried mahi mahi, shrimp curry, and fried scallops. The menu also includes musubi, saimin, udon, and oxtail soup.

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ
Aloha Hawaiian BBQ [Official Site]

Kapuna Cafe

Kapuna Cafe
Kapuna Cafe
Kapuna Cafe/Facebook

Kapuna Cafe is a Hawaiian breakfast and lunch spot with an Asian influence. Diners love the restaurant’s signature mochi pancakes and the all-day Alpha breakfast special featuring eggs with fried rice and a choice of Spam, Portuguese sausage, Vienna sausage or bacon. The menu also includes Hawaiian barbecue chicken musubi, burgers topped with teriyaki sauce, and pineapples and chantilly cream puffs on the weekend.

Kapuna Cafe
Kapuna Cafe
Kapuna Cafe/Facebook

Suha Bites Sushi Burrito & Hawaiian BBQ

Suha Bites Sushiburrito &amp; Hawaiian BBQ
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ [Official Site]

Suha Bites specializes in Hawaiian barbecue entrees including combination plates with options including hamburger steak, garlic shrimp, and short ribs. The restaurant also offers sushi burritos, such as the Hawaiian-inspired Suha Bite burrito filled with crab, Spam, pineapple, and fried onions.

Suha Bites Sushiburrito &amp; Hawaiian BBQ
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ
Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ [Official Site]

Cinnamon's

Cinnamon’s
Cinnamon’s
Cinnamon’s/Facebook

Cinnamon’s is known for its massive pancakes that come in flavors such as guava chiffon, red velvet, and pistachio cream. Hawaiian specialties here include Hawaiian sweet bread French toast stuffed with mango cream cheese, loco mocos, char-grilled Huli-Huli chicken, Island-style chilequilles made with kalua pig and pineapple pico de gallo, and a Hawaiian omelet stuffed with butterfish and Lau Lau pork.

Cinnamon’s
Cinnamon’s
Cinnamon’s/Facebook

California Noodle House

Oxtail fried rice at California Noodle House
Oxtail fried rice at California Noodle House
Boyd Gaming [Official Site]

Located inside perennial Ninth Island destination The California, this noodle shop serves Asian fare with a Hawaiian influence. Diners love the restaurant’s oxtail fried rice, Hawaiian-style wonton soup with fish cake, and pork and braised oxtail with curry and carrots.

Oxtail fried rice at California Noodle House
Oxtail fried rice at California Noodle House
Boyd Gaming [Official Site]

Aloha Specialties

Aloha Specialties
Aloha Specialties
Aloha Specialties/Facebook

This little restaurant inside the California favors the slogan “Aloha spoken here.” Diners can order chicken adobo, kalua pig, and cabbage plus teriyaki and noodles. The saimin, plate lunches, and rice bowls are always popular and the wicker chairs here are always packed.

Aloha Specialties
Aloha Specialties
Aloha Specialties/Facebook

Pacific Island Taste

Ahi nachos at Pacific Island Taste
Ahi nachos at Pacific Island Taste
Pacific Island Taste/Facebook

Just steps away from Fremont Street, Pacific Island Taste is a hidden downtown spot with just four tables that specializes in Hawaiian breakfast plates, musubi, poke bowls, and specialities such as ahi nachos, pork hash and cone sushi.

Ahi nachos at Pacific Island Taste
Ahi nachos at Pacific Island Taste
Pacific Island Taste/Facebook

Island Style

Chicken katsu at Island Style
Chicken katsu at Island Style
Island Style/Facebook

Spam is a staple on the Hawaiian islands, and fans of Island Style love the fried rice with Spam here. The menu also features Korean favorites such as bulgogi and cold noodles with kalbi.

Chicken katsu at Island Style
Chicken katsu at Island Style
Island Style/Facebook

Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs

Peg’s Glorified huevos rancheros skillet
Peg’s Glorified huevos rancheros skillet
Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs/Facebook

This family owned and operated restaurant with roots in Reno offers Hawaiian breakfast specialties including loco moco, fried spam and eggs, teriyaki pork with eggs, and rice and beef chili with eggs.