We have tried Bobby's Hawaiian Restaurant 4-5 times over the last several years, each time hoping to get in on the live music for awhile. Neither my husband (a Pacific Islander) nor I are of Hawaiian descent, but we have visited several Polynesian islands during our travels, and do enjoy the culture and cuisine of these places. On two of our visits to Bobby's, when we were still working on finishing our meals, a staff person actually offered to bring us a box to carry out the remainder of our meals. When I told her we weren't done yet, she told us that they will be needing to make room for other customers who may be coming in and wanting a table. So I said, "" Oh, are you wanting us to leave?"" to which she replied, ""Oh nooo, not right now!"" She was clearly ready for us to go, even though initially we had to wait awhile for our food, and they were out of two of the items we had wanted to order. Unfortunately, if you don't arrive fairly early, you stand a chance of waiting for a table (obviously), yet when you do arrive early, you may be prompted to leave before getting to enjoy much of the live music. I can't imagine the staff prompting those diners who seem to be their friends to leave quickly. Our waitress only came twice to our table, and even though they wanted us to leave to make room for other patrons, they never brought us the check. When my husband asked, they told us that they always take payment at the cash register. And by the way, the food is on the greasy side, and a little too rich. Neither the tossed salad (iceberg lettuce), or macaroni (standard), are very interesting either. It would be nice if they had more to offer on their menu, maybe some healthier island choices, such as fresh tropical fruit or some vegetable side dishes to even out the menu. Then it would better match the price they are charging, which is too much for the kind of food we got....\r
Pros: It's one of very few Hawaiian restaurants in the area and the live music is nice. Bobby is friendly too.
Cons: Menu is not varied or balanced enough, service is not equally attentive to all patrons.