55-600 Naniloa Loop
Laie, HI 96762
Laie Hawaii Temple
Taste 4 stars
Value 4 stars
Service 4 stars
Items up to about $4.00
Distance from temple:
Laie Temple: 0.0 miles
After trying to get the sand out of our hair, Sam and I rented some movies for the kids and left them at the beach house to attend the temple. Since it had a cafeteria, we decided to check it out before our session.
Being accustomed to temple cafeterias in Utah, this one left us a bit underwhelmed. The choices were soup and ?soup. OK, we chose soup. The offerings were Hawaiian wedding soup and bacon clam chowder. We both had the latter with a big slab of fresh wheat bread and water.
The lack of selection notwithstanding, the soup was really delicious and the cook/server/cashier was, as expected, about as nice as you could hope for. And the whole meal cost us only $4.30. Can’t beat that deal.
The refrigerator also contained a selection of fruit and tossed salads, some beverages and yogurt, and a desert or two, at reasonable prices.
If you’re famished, you’ll want to go somewhere with, well, real dinners. But if you want a light meal, I highly recommend the soup.