Friday, July 30th, 2010 by

Finding a great, locally owned diner in a myriad of mediocre ones scattered across the island is far and thin; finding one where you’re welcomed with open arms and evokes a warm, family-type environment where the owners remember your name is much more scarce. Luckily, you can find one of the latter right down the street from University of Hawai’i: Spot’s Inn. Previously located on Dillingham Blvd., they are now situated on the reinvigorated strip of Puck’s Alley. Spot’s (fittingly named after owner Seiko’s spotted dalmation) serves up everything from freshly-made sushi, bentos and amazing sandwiches (you have to try the Crab & Bacon on grilled bread!) to comfort foods like spaghetti, loco moco and chicken katsu plates. The best part? The prices are unbeatable, even for the most malnourished pockets.