A month after opening, I recently dined at the new Islands restaurant in La Cumbre Plaza on a rainy Monday night and the place was packed. Manager Ryan Coghill tells me that this has been the busiest opening of any Islands restaurant he has ever seen, and that he has worked at many of them. Islands Santa Barbara has been serving nearly 6,000 guests a week which makes it one of the busiest restaurants on the South Coast. We enjoyed the Malibu Burger, Hawaiian Burger and the Beach Bowl. Service from the waitstaff Summer and Matthew was outstanding.