Meatball opened a few weeks ago in Kapahulu and I was super excited when it did! I love meatballs and thought a restaurant specializing in meatballs gotta be good! So how was it? A mixed bag. This could just be growing pains but I have a few thoughts. First, let me explain how to order. The base order includes the meatballs, your choice of sauce, and two small slices of garlic bread for $8.50. Then to make it a “meal” which means adding starch, you have to pay $3.00. Yes, if you want to add plain rice – you would have to fork out $3.00. Let’s get to the pictures and details.
Chicken Meatballs with Bacon Alfredo Sauce on Shells ($11.50)
This comes with 4 meatballs. My coworker got this dish and she was incredibly unhappy. The meatballs were just okay and they cooked the pasta all wrong. The shells were still hard and I don’t know if you can see it, but there are clumps of shells stuck together that were also not edible. She ended up throwing out most of the dish.
Vegetable Balls with Mushroom Gravy – $8.50
Another dish from my coworker. She didn’t have nice or mean things to say. I asked how the taste was and she mentioned it tasted like…vegetarian balls. Sometimes places are able to make their meatless dishes taste very meaty – I don’t think they succeeded here.
Beef Meatballs, Mushroom Gravy ($8.50), Rice ($3.00), Side Egg ($1.50) = $13.00
Here’s the garlic bread turned over. I guess it’s good that it’s made inhouse? It definitely was not memorable.
This dish is PRICEY. I can’t get over how much rice is and how little you get for this price. How’s the meatball? I will admit the beef meatball is very unique in flavor. There is a bit of game-y taste but definitely in a good way. I enjoyed the mixture of different meats in the meatball.
So do I recommend this place? I can’t say I can. It’s very pricey for a small quantity. I always try to give places another chance so perhaps I would return when they settle into their space a bit more.
Holy Meatballs!!! That is nuts. Too,expensive for so little! Homemade so much better!
You’re right! lol…that’s what I’m making this weekend…meatballs! No sense buy when you can make your own…:)
Meatballs are so easy to do ! With$13 you can feed a whole family meatballs and rice too;)
I think the positive yelp ratings were his friends!
Awwww . . . too bad. Hopefully, you’re right and it’s “growing pains”. Glad to hear that you might give them a second chance . . . most people wouldn’t do that . . . me included.