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Published on May 04, 2020
Phoenix's 4 best spots to score affordable Hawaiian foodMoku Hawaiian Grill. | Photo: James S./Yelp

Craving Hawaiian food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Hawaiian restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Moku Hawaiian Grill

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Topping the list is Moku Hawaiian Grill. Located at 4302 E. Ray Road, Suite 114, in Ahwatukee Foothills, it is the highest-rated cheap Hawaiian restaurant in Phoenix, boasting 4.5 stars out of 218 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Moku Hawaiian Grill.

"We took our family recipes from Hawaii and wanted to bring them in a make-it-your-way style of plate lunches," the business explains on its Yelp profile.

Curious about who's behind the business?

"Keith Lawther was born and raised in Oahu," the business notes on its Yelp profile. "He and his siblings worked on local food trucks for his family growing up. With years of experience cooking and being in the restaurant business, he hopes to bring the taste of Aloha to Arizona."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Local style Hawaiian plate lunches," it notes on Yelp.

2. Da Valley Grill

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Next up is Da Valley Grill, situated at 2040 W. Deer Valley Road, Suite A. With 4.5 stars out of 187 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

Yelper Jim C., who reviewed Da Valley Grill on March 6, wrote, "Teriyaki chicken and loco moco is the barometer in my book. Food was ono ... large portions, good price, friendly staff."

Rich R. noted, "Authentic, great food in a small hole-in-the-wall location. Service is great and the food is amazing. We got the poke bowl, shrimp fried rice, vegetable ramen and chicken katsu. The katsu was decent, the shrimp fried rice and ramen were amazing. Both were huge portions."

3. Kahu Hawaiian BBQ

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Maryvale's Kahu Hawaiian BBQ, located at 7509 W. Encanto Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot four stars out of 41 reviews. 

Yelper Tina T., who reviewed Kahu Hawaiian BBQ on March 1, wrote, "I can't rave enough about this place. ... This food is just like back in the Islands."

Crystal A. noted, "I got the aloha plate that comes with a salad and a bed of rice with two choices of meat. I picked the Hawaiian barbecue beef and chicken teriyaki. Food was really good and came in huge portions, so we had tons of leftovers."

4. Pick N' Roll

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Pick N' Roll, a Japanese and poke restaurant in Deer Valley, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with five stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to 903 E. Bell Road, Suite 102, to see for yourself. 

Diana D., who reviewed Pick N' Roll on  Feb. 27, noted, "Pretty good place. I thought the purple rice was a weird pick at first, but it's actually really good. I wish they had pickled cucumbers and macadamia nuts for the poke bowls, but that's minor. Options for the bowls are great. Taste was good."

Yelper Yong C. wrote, "Great sushi and poke bowl with reasonable prices."

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