What started out as a food truck has grown into a brick-and-mortar storefront serving up some of the only "Polynesian" food in West Virginia.
Island Teriyaki, located in Hurricane, is serving up some of the tastiest chicken teriyaki, udon noodles, and "Yum Yum balls" you'll ever have. Yes, Yum Yum balls are yummy.
The restaurant is small and simple with an island theme. Take a look over the menu (just order the Yum Yum Balls), place your oder at the counter and await a pile of goodness. I ordered the original Yum Yum Balls (with Teriyaki sauce) platter with udon noodles and mac salad.
While I wasn't quite sure what I was in for, I was pleasantly surprised. I love the chew of the udon noodles, and the mac salad was mild flavored but good. The Yum Yum Balls are this sausage rice with a crispy fried outside and a drizzle of delicious sauce. They're pretty large, and they are absolutely divine. I didn't pick up on the sausage part as much as the delicious rice and incredible flavors. The perfect crust gives way to soft, savory delicious rice and sausage. They're addictive.
This place is small, but friendly, delicious and fun. Check it out.