In an inventive use of limited space, Aloha Grill uses dramatic lighting, bench seats and island snapshots to inflate its interior. The resulting environment is airy and fresh, not unlike the paradise from which this restaurantís plate lunch (Hawaiian BBQ) concept draws its origin.
On-the-go patrons will appreciate this fast food alternative. Aloha Grill offers heaping portions and speedy service, as well as prices that call into question the value of a Big Mac meal.
Entrees include chicken katsu and fried shrimp, both lightly coated in a crisp, flaky batter. Those seeking a traditional Hawaiian experience must taste the spam saimin (noodle soup), washed down with a can of guava nectar. Other options include the seared Cajun sashimi tuna, burgers brushed with teriyaki glaze and served with pineapple, veggie burgers, pork tacos and Panko-encursted mahi mahi. If youíre still hungry, the scoops of rice and creamy macaroni salad served with each selection ensure you wonít leave without bursting a button.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Jenny Seay