Bruddah's Hawaiian Foods

1033 W. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
310-323-9112

Details

  • Sun 7am-7pm, Tue-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 7am-9pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The Spam-fueled Hawaiian aesthetic of Pacific Rim cuisine contrasts fairly radically with Wolfgang Puck's, especially at the old-line Gardena cafe Bruddah's. And the breakfast dish known as loco moco could be entered into evidence as Exhibit A: a close-encounter tableau of rice topped with two well-done hamburger patties, in turn garnished with two fried eggs and drenched in a thick, viscous, dark-brown goo that shares certain characteristics with mushroom gravy. Looked at objectively, of course, a loco moco is a culinary Chernobyl, but the disks of meat are oniony and extra-crisp, and there is a certain stark beauty in the composition, especially when you scrape off most of the sauce. The man who faces down a loco moco at breakfast time is a brave man indeed.

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