For this month’s girls’ lunch we headed to Soul Cuisine with Aloha and Spice for some southern soul food. There are not many restaurants that serve southern food around town so I was excited. Who doesn’t love some fried chicken, biscuits and gravy?
Owner/Chef Sean Priester was in the house on Sunday when we went. His take on soul food infuses local ingredients and flavors into classic dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, BBQ ribs, gumbo, grits, and po’ boys. And of course the restaurant serves sweet tea with free refills.
Excitement… my Seafood Gumbo & Grits ($18.00) arrives! This dish packs so much flavor from the chunks of shrimp, scallop and sausages, creole spices, and tons of fresh garlic. The grits are a welcome sidekick, offering a chance for your tongue to rest from the punches of flavor of the gumbo. Delicious.
Shrimp and Cheesy Grits ($18.00) with a creamy garlic sauce and drizzled with balsamic reduction.
Jambalaya ($20.00) with seafood, sausage, and rice. As you can see, the portion sizes are quite generous.
And of course, a side order of cornbread ($3.00).
Even if you didn’t grow up in the South, you’re sure to become a fan of the food at Soul. Bold, rich flavors and slow cooked meals is what it’s all about.
The restaurant is casual, BYOB, and while there is indoor seating, you order and pay for your food at the counter first. They serve lunch, dinner and a special brunch menu available all day on Sundays.
MENU: View the menus on their website.
Soul – Cuisine with Aloha and Spice
(Corner of Waialae and St. Louis, in the same strip as Sabrina’s and The Fat Greek)
3040 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826
Fri & Sat 11:00a-11:00p