The part of the family that lives in West LA loves Rutt’s, a diner in Culver City that has been serving Hawaiian food for over 20 years. After all these years, the food remains very popular with locals and fans. While there are lots of Hawaiian favorites on the menu, the most popular is the Royale, eggs scrambled with a choice of meat (or not) served over white rice.
Several family members have switched over to the fried Royale, which essentially combines the Royale like fried rice. It’s easy to miss this since it isn’t a separate menu item, but rather an option offered in the descriptive text under “Rutt’s Famous Royales.” This version is tastier in our opinion, the original suffering from a certain blandness. The meat choices include char siu (pictured above), Portuguese sausage, Spam, Kalua pork, bacon, hamburger (loco moco), chicken, teriyaki beef, even smoked salmon.
We haven’t ordered anything else here to pass judgment on other dishes. It’s good to have a local go-to Hawaiian restaurant when the urge hits.