Tonight, since I wasn't completely cured of my cold yet, and because I was craving a burger, I decided to go to Bob's Bar-B-Que in Kalihi.
Normally, I don't drive this far out of my way to eat, especially at night, but it was getting late and most of the better burger places were already closed. The good about Bob's is that it's open a bit later than most places (10:00 pm) and they have decent teri burgers.
When I got there at about 8:00 pm, there were quite a few people in line.
So I sat down and looked at the menu. I decided on what I was going to order, placed my order at the counter and then waited...
I waited about 5 minutes before my number was called. While waiting, I took the opportunity to take a picture of the cook hard at work. He was working the grill and the fryer at the same time, AND prepped the sandwiches and plate lunches too! Talk about multi-tasking!
The one I ate first, was what I actually came here to eat, the teri cheeseburger deluxe (teri cheeseburger, US$2.35; deluxe, additional US$.40).
The deluxe comes with onions, lettuce and tomato. The teri cheeseburgers here are quite good, not as good as those at W & M Bar-B-Q Burgers, but in my opinion, these are a close second. The teriyaki sauce was sweet, the burger was juicy, and most importantly, the burger was cooked on an actual grill. I only wish that I didn't have to pay to get the veggies on the sandwich.
To go along with my teri cheeseburger, I ordered Bob's signature, giant fries (US$2.45).
Though the giant fries are a bit pricey, I got what seemed like the equivalent of a whole potato. There were six huge wedges here, all lightly seasoned, batter coated (I think) and then deep-fried until they were crunchy and golden brown. They were soft and moist in the middle and quite delicious.
Finally, the second sandwich that I ordered, was the large kalua pig sandwich (US$2.25).
After eating the teri cheeseburger and a couple of the giant fries, I barely had room to eat this. The kalua pig was better than average - smoky and juicy. I was actually quite surprised at how good the kalua pig was and how good it actually tasted in a sandwich. I need to start making this at home!
When I was done, I was stuffed. The food here at Bob's is moderately priced and quite tasty. The one thing this place has over fast food is that the food is prepared fresh when you order it. I guess that's what makes this a popular place that's enjoyed by many, including me.
1366 Dillingham Boulevard