But ever since the Kandas closed their lunch wagon at Kewalo Basin, I couldn’t find one that compared.
I had heard rave reviews about the beef teriyaki at Dean’s Drive-Inn in Kaneohe. My parents — also diehard Kanda fans — checked it out and nodded its approval. But I had to check it out for myself.
I had been meaning to try it for awhile now — Dean’s opened in 2006 — but I finally had an excuse to be on the windward side. So we pulled into the little strip mall off Kamehameha Highway and checked out the one thing I had been craving all week.
Here’s what our lunch looked like:
Dean’s Drive-Inn, 45-773 Kamehameha Highway. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 to 4 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. Phone: (808) 247-1300