Makana brings Hawaiian and Japanese barbecue to the Upper West Side with its new location. I recently drove by this area, and when I saw the name and the sign, I knew I had to try it. I didn’t realize it was a small, mostly-takeout spot, though, so there aren’t many seats here. But my friend and I got the cozy table by the window and shared some delicious food. I got the Kalua pork, smoked slowly roasted for hours with cabbage. The plates come with macaroni salad, white rice and garden salad. I didn’t understand why it was served with rice when it had macaroni salad. I don’t usually double up on my carbs, so I didn’t eat the rice. But I really enjoyed the pork and the macaroni salad. Really yummy!
I couldn’t resist getting the Spam avocado roll, even though I don’t eat Spam, and it was good too. My friend got a spider roll.
My friend also got one of the noodle soups, and he loved it.