FUUD: Dean’s Drive-Inn in Kaneohe

One of my favorite things to eat — at drive-ins and anywhere — is beef teriyaki.

But ever since the Kandas closed their lunch wagon at Kewalo Basin, I couldn’t find one that compared.

Until yesterday.

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:

Find it first!

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That's really the first part of your challenge: finding Dean's. It's located in Adon Plaza, a small strip mall just off Kamehameha Highway that's incredibly easy to miss. (We did.)

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