Da Luau

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    10 Great Chicken Dishes in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    There are lot of chicken dishes out there and I have only ten slots on this list. So I picked out my faves using my own unscientific criteria of what constitutes a chicken dish, ruling out others because chicken wasn't the star. What remains are dishes where I felt America's favorite poultry got top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Honey Pig Korean BBQ Coming to Irvine

    ​The Korean barbecue restaurant Honey Pig is coming to Irvine this summer. Chin Kim, a co-owner of the original Los Angeles location, confirmed that Irvine will host the third outpost of the unusual K-BBQ restaurant owned by a loosely-affiliated group of relatives and business partners. Mr. Kim wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Da Luau Opens Second Store In Foothill Ranch

    ​We Forkers love our Da Luau. Me for their $4.95 pancake breakfasts; Gustavo everything else. But so does our friend, ex-Food Frenzy blogger Niyaz Pirani, who confesses he's addicted to their island chicken a.k.a. mochiko chicken, fried nuggets of hen deeply seeped of shoyu and sugar and coated in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Jonathan Gold's Choice for Best Roast Chicken to Roost in Irvine

    Image from​ LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold describes it this way: "The chicken at Grill Masters stands a cluck or two above the rest: extravagantly seasoned fowl cooked on rotating spits, perfumed with smoke, slow-roasted and glistening w ... More >>

  • Food

    February 17, 2011

    Da Luau Is Da Kine

    [Hole In the Wall] The Irvine eatery excels at Hawaiian island rarities

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Eat Here, Not There: Hawaiian Food

    Edwin GoeiDa Luau's Island Chicken, a.k.a. Mochiko Chicken​Gross oversimplification alert: On this side of the Pacific, there are exactly three types of Hawaiian restaurants. First, you have the lunch-plate purveyors. Think L&L and its brethren at which Styrofoam containers groan under heavy l ... More >>