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Eat Smart!

Akamai Eating

isn’t a gimmick or the latest catch phrase.

It’s a choice: To eat smarter, to make good choices and to do our part and be faithful stewards of all we’ve been entrusted with. Here, soulful dishes are prepared with mindful ingredients and old fashion Aloha. What does that mean to you?

We DO NOT USE:

  • Trans-fat
  • MSG
  • High fructose corn syrup

We DO USE:

  • Fresh ahi, salmon, and other seafood
  • All natural chicken breast-no preservatives, hormones, phosphates
  • All natural steak-antibiotic free and no added hormones
  • Locally grown produce especially from farmers who practice sustainable agriculture
  • Natural Hawaiian cane sugar
  • Mineral-rich Hawaiian rock salt

Some local businesses we admire and support

Let us introduce you…

  • Jacobs Farms Certified Organics, Vernon CA
  • McGrath Family Farm, Oxnard CA
  • Mary’s Free Ranch Chicken, Sanger CA
  • Cedar River Natural Beef/Vande Rose Natural Pork (not local but unrivaled quality)
  • OC Baking Company, Orange CA

But Akamai Eating isn’t limited to the do’s and dont’s. It’s an ongoing quest for today, every day, for life.  So Eat Smart!  Feed more than you appetite. Satisfy a deeper hunger. Get fueled, be nourished and have “life more abundantly.”

Aloha ke Akua! Live it…share it…

FROM THE SEA (MAKAI) & it’s vast bounty

Entrees served w/ 3 sides trio: asian slaw, steamed rice (white or brown), & mac (or steamed veggies +$1)
Want your fish without all the sauce? Just say “simple” & we’ll prepare it with our simple seasonings.

  • Panko Crusted Ahi
    11
    Panko crusted fresh sashimi ahi pan seared, original shallot sauce.
  • SEARED GARLIC AHI
    11
    Seared fresh sashimi ahi, grandma Tutu’s caramelized garlic sauce
  • SIGNATURE CHARGRILLED MAHI MAHI (Shallot Sauce)
    11
    Chargrilled Mahi Mahi, original shallot sauce.
  • CLASSIC CHARGRILLED MAHI MAHI
    11
    Nalu’s original classic citrus Mahi Mahi, homemade pineapple salsa.
  • SIGNATURE CHARGRILLED SALMON (Sriracha Aioli sauce)
    10
    Chargrilled salmon, Sriracha aioli, shoyu glaze.
  • TUTU’S SAUTEED SALMON (caramelized sauce)
    10
  • SIGNATURE CHARGRILLED TILAPIA (garlic butter & citrus yuzu sauce)
    9
    Chargrilled tilapia (flaky white fish), garlic butter & citrus yuzu sauce.
  • BLACKENED + CHARRED TILAPIA
    9
    Blackened then chargrilled, homemade pineapple tartar (on side.)
  • CHARGRILLED GARLIC SHRIMP (jumbo +$3)
    11
    Chargrilled shrimp, garlic-butter, seaweed flakes.
  • SAUTEED JALAPENO SHRiMP (jumbo +$3)
    11
    Shrimp sauteed, house wine sauce, jalapeno.
  • SHOYU POKE
    10
    Diced fresh ahi, soy sauce, sesame, seaweed, spices, onions, toasted sesame seeds
  • CRUNCHY-SPICY POKE
    10
    Diced fresh ahi, spicy aioli, mild chili, soy sauce, spices, crispy flakes, onions, toasted sesame seeds
  • LIMU POKE (seasonal)
    10
    Diced fresh ahi, limu seaweed, rock salt, onions, toasted sesame seeds.
  • SPICY POKE
    10
    Diced fresh ahi, spicy aioli sauce, onions, toasted sesame seeds.

FROM TUTU’S (GRANDMA’S) KITCHEN & SOUL

  • SIGNATURE ROAST PORK
    6
    Slow roasted tender all natural pork,Tutu’s caramelized glaze, onions.
  • SPICY STEAK KATSU
    10
    Breaded all natural steak, garlic-ranch, spicy Korean sauce.
  • TURMERIC TROUT W/SIDES OF GRILLED RICE BALLS
    12
    Trout, turmeric, grilled onions, chili-garlic sauce w/sides of chargrilled rice balls (a true Tutu’s original)
  • TuTu’S BENTO
    15
    (new to nalu’s? try this…)
    All natural chicken, steak, chicken katsu, kalua pork, mahi mahi, portuguese sausage, and steamed rice.

TUTU’S SOUPS & NOODLES

  • KIM CHI SEAFOOD SOUP (w/ beef, shrimp, & fish)
    9
    An original. Tutu’s comfort soup, beef, seafood, kim chi.
  • CLASSIC SAIMIN SOUP
    7
    An authentic timeless Hawaiian favorite. Slow cooked broth, saimin noodles (flown in from Hawaii), fish
    cake, roast pork, and veggies.
  • SPICY SEAFOOD NOODLE
    9
    Another Tutu’s original. Stir-fried noodles, spicy chili, sesame, shrimp, tilapia, mixed vegetables, jalapeno
    peppers.
  • GARLIC SHRIMP & NOODLE
    10
    Chargrilled garlic shrimp, noodles, and Tutu’s garlic sauce.
  • “YAKISOBA” NOODLE STIR FRY
    7
    Fresh Hawaiian saimin noodles, vegetables, seaweed flakes, sausage, fish cake, pickled radish (chicken or
    steak +$2).

TuTu’s Seasonal Offering (check in Often & see what’s cookin’…)

  • SIGNATURE OXTAIL SOUP
    12
    A comfort classic and a local favorite. Slow cooked oxtail, rich broth, ginger, onions, cilantro.
  • LOCAL BOY BEEF STEW
    12
    Grandma Tutu’s hearty bowl of beef stew, steamed rice, mac salad, kim chi.
  • TUTU’S PHO CHICKEN SOUP
    7
    Slow cooked delicate herbal broth, pho (rice noodle), all-natural chicken, onions, lemon and basil.
  • KOREAN KALBI SHORTRIBS
    All natural bone-in short ribs w/homemade island style BBQ marinade.
  • TUTU’S STEWED TOMATO SWAI
    Swai sauteed w/tomato, basil, oinion, seafood broth, sesame.

Aloha Ke Akua!

Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.

-St. John Paul, II

Since opening our doors in 2002, our single most impactful decision was stumbling on this “dare.” This profound quote compelled a choice and challenged us to seek a more purposeful path to what and how we do things at Nalu’s. Honestly, our decision wasn’t heroic. Rather, we were indebted to have scathed a disasterous event on a, let’s say, surf trip back home in Hawaii. On a particular session, our haughty yet frail nature were quickly humbled by the stormy conditions, yet somehow we were delivered from harm’s way. This purposely awakened us to grasp what is meant to “put out into the deep.” This fated encounter graced us with much needed insights and we uncovered our Aloha ke Akua mission: To serve the highest purpose thru serving you. This gave zeal and meaning to our undertaking: To craft honest offerings with mindful ingredients and Aloha, then serve them up with the same Spirit.

Truly doing what we’re passionate about, the right way, allow us to look past gimmicks and bottom lines.

We simply trusted everything will fall in its rightful place. It’s simple Truth and we find great joy encountering Truth.

We celebrate it by living out our hopes and dreams each time we craft newly inspired dishes, greet you with Aloha, cook up your order, or give back in-kind by supporting a greater good. The Hawaiian tradition preserves and passes on the essence of Aloha, which is to encounter Alo (the Presence) and (Breath of Life). Encountering AloHā taught us to give Aloha by desiring the highest possible good towards our neighbor. Living Aloha out loud utters our gratitude and, by being open and charitable, we hope to lift the spirit of others, perhaps you, who believe what we believe and be moved by the same Spirit to ignite the spirit of another ’til this infectious joy overflows to another. And another…

It is our hopes and dreams for you and everyone we serve to be daring, to feed more than your appetite, and to satisfy a deeper hunger. So “put out into the deep,” live Aloha by seeking first the One who is Love, get fueled, be nourished, and have “life more abundantly.” There’s something more here than a darn good Hawaiian fish grill and Grandma Tutu’s kitchen…

Aloha ke Akua! live it. share it…

Purveyor of Aloha

At Nalu’s, our joy is living ALOHA out loud!

It’s our way of giving Thanks for the many gifts including these individuals we call friends.

They celebrate life by sharing their gifts of ALOHA for the benefits of others so they too may bear good fruits.

A ahonui, patient
L lana ka mana’o, hopeful
O oia’i’o, truthful
H  ha’aha’a, humble
A ‘ano’i, charitable

Aloha ke Akua! live it…share it…

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Brad Staph

Dr. Staph loves the ocean and care for his patients just as he would close friends and family. His reputation goes deeper than being a great professional. He’s known for his generosity especially caring for those in need. For his vacation, Dr. Brad travels to Bali, set-up makeshift clinics and provide free dental work for the natives. He’ll tell you it’s because the waves are amazing in Bali, but we all know better. Aloha Dr. Staph.

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Ed Piorek

Ed is a lifelong surfer and inspires many with his book "The Fathers Love." When he’s not away on his mission trips, Ed and his wife Janet opens their humble home in South San Clemente and welcome all who would come. While the musical talents of their friends Chris Lizotte, Marc and Kirsten Ford, Hans and Janine Sylstra, and Noah Lekas fill their home, Ed shares the endless riches of “The Fathers Love” to everyone.

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Ted Robinson

Ted is a waterman, a photographer, and has a deep appreciation for the vast beauty of Creation especially the ocean. Ted captures those “precious moments" in his photography and share this passion through his surfing. Ted’s integrity, humble ways, and generous deeds inspire others to silently live Aloha ke Akua out loud.

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Courtney Conlogue

Courtney is a top rated Pro surfer on the Women’s ASP Tour and have made lifelong friends in her vast travels on tour. Many will tell you Courtney is the hardest working athlete in Women’s Professional Surfing, but it’s her compassion and willingness to care for others that her friends are more interested in sharing. Amidst her hectic travels and rigorous routines, Courtney gives her time to share Aloha.

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Greg Long

Greg sees great beauty in the ocean especially with giant waves. Greg has won multiple Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards but Greg is better known for his humble trait. In 2013 at Cortez Bank (an acclaimed big wave spot), Greg nearly drowned. Such event would humble the haughty, but for Greg, it dawned a new passion to learn & share advanced breathing techniques and to develop better flotation equipment to safeguard other Big Wave athletes.

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Chris Lizotte

Chris shares his musical talent at the Little Church by the Sea in Laguna Beach. Since his youth, surfing has been big part of Chris’ life and he now shares this love of the ocean with his family. But Chris’ deeper love is ministering to others through his inspiring and uplifting music to encourage many to continue to hope for the fulfillment of a greater promise.

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Jordan Robinson

Jordan takes after his father Ted Robinson as a well-rounded waterman and a good surfer from aerial to tube riding. What is more strikingly similar between them are their good character and integrity. Jordan travels to various parts of the world to surf with his dad and to provide clean water, build shelter, and help many who have much less.

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Ike Keao

Ike served in the Vietnam war, suffered and battled countless cancers, a survivor of Agent Orange, helped other War Veterans receive necessary aids, started a natural Vitamin Co. to fight Leukemia and much more, a Runner-Up for the Noble Prize, and his hobby is to protect the fragile wild life of Santiago Canyon using mainly his own resource. There‘s more to Ike but you should know Ike does all this after losing his eye sight many years ago. Ike’s illnesses restrict him from frequenting his beloved Hawaii but every now and then he gets to dip his feet in Hale‘iwa Ali’i Beach, his hometown. We give Thanks to call this man a friend and a mentor. Aloha Ike. Truly.

Contact

Nalu’s Irvine

Address: 6741 Quail Hill Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92603
Phone:(949) 854-8900

Laguna Niguel

Address: 27000 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Phone: (949) 360-6258

Foothill Ranch

Address: 26612 Towne Centre Dr. Unit I Foothill Ranch CA, 92610
Phone: (949) 393-3077

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