With temperatures spiking across the state the past week, Utahns have been getting all the heat with none of the great eats.
Rather than melting out on the hot pavement wishing for an island-style reprieve or at least some good air conditioning, consider embracing the weather with a trip to one of the county’s delectably divine (and A/C-equipped) island eateries. From Polynesian fare to Hawaiian and everything in between, here are a few cool reasons to finally say “Aloha” to all this warm weather.
— By Kari Kenner, Daily Herald
Speaking of Aloha, you’ll definitely want to say hello to the delicious food at Aloha Plate in the Cougareat on BYU campus. With a menu featuring Hawaiian plate meals as well as Dole Whip, it’s a hidden tropical gem buried in a food court world.
Address: Cougareat Food Court in the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center at Brigham Young University, Campus Drive in Provo
Your favorite Hawaiian food truck has now found a home away from four wheels at the Provo Towne Centre Mall’s food court. Brace yourself for island favorites from Kalua Pig to Teriyaki Chicken and Chicken Katsu.
Address: In the food court at Provo Towne Centre Mall, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd. in Provo
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
L&L boasts locations across the United States with just two in Utah, including West Valley City and Provo. The food comes highly reviewed, though, with favorites including the BBQ chicken, BBQ beef and Chicken Katsu.
Address: 158 W. 1230 North in Provo
Laid Back Poké Shack
If you’re a fan of fishy food, you’ll want to check out the Laid Back Poké Shack in Lehi, where you can build your own Poké or order a Signature Bowl. Regardless, brace yourself for a delicious, island-style seafood salad creation.
Address: 1851 W. Traverse Parkway, Suite A1, in Lehi
Leilani’s Polynesian Place
Make sure you’ve got plenty of tummy space for the goodness of Lelani’s hearty Polynesian Plates. You can expect an ample dose of island culture, great food and even the chance to snag some island sweets, apparel and more in the restaurant.
Address: 135 S. State St., #8, in Lindon
Mo’Bettahs has locations across the state with three in Utah county alone. Come in to say aloha, and grab some delicious steak, chicken, Kalua pig, shrimp tempura and more, served up on a plate with rice and macaroni or tossed salad.
Address: 1385 S. State St. in Orem, 855 W. State St. in Pleasant Grove, 2975 Club House Drive in Lehi
At Ohana Grill, you’ll feel like family with a tasty plate including two scoops of rice, macaroni salad and your choice of Teriyaki Beef or Chicken, Garlic or Katsu Chicken, Fish Katsu and more, not to mention Kalbi Short Ribs, Mahimahi and poké.
Address: 1409 S. State St. in Provo
Rumbi Island Grill
If you’re looking for fresh and flavorful, that’s literally the motto for Rumbi Island Grill, where you can find gourmet rice bowls, salads, burgers, desserts and more with toppings including chicken, steak, pork and fish.
Address: 62 W. Bulldog Blvd. in Provo, 299 E. University Parkway in Orem, 987 W. 500 North in American Fork, 3320 N. Digital Way, Suite 100, in Lehi, 1228 N. Canyon Creek Parkway in Spanish Fork
Sweet’s Hawaiian Grill
Sweet’s has a family legacy in Provo, with literally over two decades of experience and some of the most popular plate meals from Kalua pork to Katsu chicken. You can also visit the adjacent shop for fresh, beautiful leis, jewelry and more.
Address: 711 Columbia Lane in Provo