The food at the party yesterday was awesome!!


Yes, the kau kau was onolicious! At first bite, I could tell that the meats were marinated for a long time. Mmmmm. I'm getting hungry.

Mark Hirabayashi

Hi Just wanted to send a Thank you again!!! The food was ono and we really appreciate your crew and helping us make our Luau AMAZING!! Thanks again! Luv and aloha

Lukila Backstrom

pork from Iwalani's, and it was incredible! being from Hawaii myself, I am VERY much aware of really good, well made, flavorful, moist, smoky kalua pork. The one prepared by Iwalani's was first rate, one of the best I have had, or as they say in Hawaii, REAL ONO! After leaving the party, I craved for more of this kalua pork! Luckily, my friend called me up the next day and sent me a care package of the kalua pork. It was just as good the next day in tacos, with cabbage, etc.

The food is authentic Hawaiian and is off the hook!! They catered Alicia's 40th Birthday last year. And if you are on the fence about booking them they have free tasting to make up your mind!! They are also the nicest people you will ever meet. Just ask for Dano or Char and they will hook you up!!!

Douglas Gaethke

Iwalani's is da bomb!!! Thank you very much for making our baby's 1st luau such a special one. The food is ono-licious and a true representation of Hawaii. You were also such a pleasure to work with. Your warmth and spirit of aloha comes through in your dishes. Everyone raved about the food and said it was the best they ever had. Truly a diamond in the rough. We are so lucky to have you cater for us and will definitely call upon Iwalani's again. Much Aloha,Darrel, Wendy & Addison

Hi: you just provided some food to a friend of mine (Lisa Shapiro) for her luau. I am born and raised from Oahu, so she was a little nervous about how good the kalua pig was going to be. I am writing to you to let you know, IT WAS THE BOMB! It was so ono, and some of the best kalua pork I have had in a long time. I posted a review of your food on YELP, too. Mahalo for making me feel like I was back home, eating da kine ono stuff!

Lourdes Allen

I would like to give you my personal thank you. This is the first time ever that I had NO Complaints of the food that was served and how it was served. You and your helpers were wonderful to work with. I look forward to working with you in the near future. We may bring you back on our annual BBQ in the summer so think of something good to serve. Thank you again. It was nice to meet your friends and family! MAHALO

Ruth Montesa

Hi Charmaine, All the food that was ordered was amazingly yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone was raving about the food- Thank you so much!!! Blessings

Michelle Po Ching

To celebrate my 50th birthday, wanted to have a Luau, but knew a key component was going to be the food. However, the Hawaiian restaurants in Los Angeles were just not the real thing. Than I discovered Iwalanis Hawaiian Catering and after speaking to Char, knew I found the right people. Full of true Aloha Spirit, she helped pull together the menu, took care of all the details and when we did the tasting at my home, I was not only blown away, but transported back to Hawaii. All the food was amazing, but having the Kaluha Pork actually flown in from Hawaii, being prepared in the traditional way, in an emu, just outstanding. (Was so good, actually arranged to purchase extra to keep to have in my house.) My guests were so happy, that when dinner was over, they gave them a standing ovation. Never have a I seen a caterer acknowledged in such an overt and absolutely well deserved manner. If you are having a Luau, or other event, and want true, back to the islands food, served up with Aloha... you need look no further. AaaaLooooHA!!!

Ed Vigdor

Hi Char, Everyone loved the food!!! Medical clinics often do not get very good food, its a rarity. So, your food was definitely a hit! I forgot to ask you to leave business cards, but I went ahead and gave our human resources department and staff your contact info and website. You will probably be receiving orders in the future from them. =) Plus, you are getting word of mouth advertising from our entire clinic staff. Thank you for all your help and it was pleasure meeting you as well! Sincerely,

Dr. Melody Padilla, Kaiser Permanente

Hi Char, THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for yesterday! A lot of our guests commented on how good the food was, so we were very pleased with everything. I didn't get to eat until all the guests had left, but I thought the food was very tasty as well, even if it was cold! :) Oh, and guess what we ate for Lunch today?? Leftovers are our favorite as well! :) We also appreciated how you came to set up so we didn't have anything to worry about a thing! You are AMAZING!!! Again, thank you for providing such delicious food and amazing service. We definitely made the right choice in selecting you to cater Max's 1st Birthday Party! Mahalo,

Naomi & Larry