Da Luau

14151 Jeffrey Rd.
Irvine, CA 92620


  • Daily 7:30am-9:30pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
All of what you've come to expect from a mainland Hawaiian dive is here: the fat Spam musubi, the Izzy on the soundtrack, the artwork of luaus and leis. But where Da Luau excels is in the items that, while Hawaiian faves, don't always pop up in local restaurants. The mochiko chicken defies the laws of physics; it's deep-fried in a sweet batter, but the resulting shell seems to hover around the soy-soaked hen, like the hide of a baseball. This results in nuggets that retain two distinct flavors that meld with every gnaw and emit steam like a chugging locomotive.

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