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Grindz of the Day: Yummy’s, St. Louis Drive In, Zippy’s & Costco

BBQ Mixed Plate from Yummy’s, $7.50

Actually grindz had from several different days.

The BBQ mixed plate above is from Yummy’s Korean BBQ, located at the entrance of Don Quijote on Kaheka street, near Ala Moana. Yummy’s has locations all over Oahu.

This plate was indeed quite yummy. There was so much on the plate, I actually split and shared it with my girlfriend. The chicken especially had great char-grilled flavor, moist and tender, and the Korean BBQ sauce they use is excellent. One thing I always love about Korean restaurants – and Yummy’s is no exception – is the assortment of pickled vegetables to choose. The kombu and cucumber selection here tasted kinda’ like Namasu.

As you see, they share space with Bale Sandwich.

Next on the table…

Mini Bento from St. Louis Drive In, $4.50

Not to be confused with St. Louis Delicatessen (the Okazuya) located next door (different owners). I actually drove here yesterday to grab a Chow Fun and Tempura Okazuya plate next door at the Deli, but they were closed, and I was bummed. A sign on the front said they’ll be returning April 8th. Probably went to Vegas.

St. Louis Drive In has so many menu items, it’s mind boggling. I should have ordered the “Japanese Plate”, which includes Sashimi. That would have hit the spot.

St. Louis Drive In. The wood door to the left is the entrance to St. Louis Delicatessen, who were closed on this day. Shucks.

Located at the Makai-Diamond Head side of 3rd and Waialae avenue

Next up…

Corned Beef Sandwich combo from Zippy’s, $4.70

I can’t call them “Jippy’s” with this deal. They’ve amazingly underpriced themselves here with this massive Corned Beef Sandwich combo, which includes fries and a drink. This isn’t any canned or packaged stuff, but the real deal, piled with thick slices of freshly boiled corned beef and cabbage, laid upon an onion roll bun buttered with mayonnaise.

This is actually diner “E”‘s dish, as he proudly holds it up here after taking a few bites…

“Hurry up and take the damned picture… I wanna’ eat!”

This is a special that occurs only one day out of the month, so you need to check their website when exactly it will be available again. As you see, he gave this a solid 3 SPAM Musubi (very good) rating.


Supreme Pizza from Costco, $1.99

Another one of Diner “E”‘s grinds of the day. What can I say? It’s a buck-ninety-nine. It’s pizza. It’s “Costco huge”.

Personally I don’t care for the crust on Costco’s pizza, finding it to be “spongee”. Neither do I like their sauce. On the cheap, I’ll take Little Caesar’s over them any day. Of course if it’s free I’ll eat it. lol

Looking at the prices here, I think I need to rename this site “Honolulu Cheap Eats”. DDL would love that!

4 thoughts on “Grindz of the Day: Yummy’s, St. Louis Drive In, Zippy’s & Costco

  • April 6, 2008 at 3:45 am

    just had lunch, but now I’m hungry again!

  • April 8, 2008 at 10:43 am

    This food of this Yummy’s looks much better than the one my family usually goes to at Kahala Mall. Well, they gotta be with all the Korean folks around that area and with Palama Market right there!

    Hey, do a thing on Palama Market, never got a chance to visit there.

  • October 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    try the croissant sandwiche @ Bale . . SO ONO!


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