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Korean Bar-B-Q

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4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg E, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
+1 808-823-6744
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:30
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Got the Kalbi (thick cut) with BBQ beef, pork and chicken. You can ask for spicy sauce to add yourself. All were yummy!

Thank IvyRain22
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hubby, Me & our 19 month old daughter had take out. Very Pricey & Little portions! Kalbi short cut was nice a soft though. DONT GET THE SHRIMP Tempura!!! Sooo much batter and no shrimp, cooked to much it was dry & with NO Flavor! Bbq Chicken was good too. I dont know if we would return.

Thank Ronell M
Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The place is a bit of a dive on the inside, and knowing that we got take out. The food was delicious. Their BBQ beef short ribs, which we all got, were flavorful and perfectly cooked. Portions are generous.

Thank canadawesttraveler
Hanapepe, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have read the many reviews of this place and I have to say to the poor reviewers... lighten up. The building is very old for one, and the businesses are limited to what they can control. It may look "dirty" inside, but I assure you that it is cleaned and bleached daily. Korean BBQ does not control the restroom,... More 

Thank amgiap
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We wanted to eat here more than just the one time, but they were closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while we were there so we weren't able to get back there, but I recommend it. We had a plate of meat and chicken with macaroni salad and something else (can't remember) and it was all very good. It's close to... More 

Thank happytripsterNj
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We wanted to try something different that wasn't too far from our hotel, and we weren't disappointed. They have very reasonable lunch specials, and the Korean BBQ meats were full of flavor.

Thank Dominick B
Snohomish, Washington
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138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The concierge at our hotel recommended this place, but we were generally not impressed. Those in our party who ordered fish dishes were much happier than those of us who ordered beef dishes. The short ribs were fatty and stringy and not very tasty. The Ahi was quite good however. We went there on a hot day, and it was... More 

Thank ALFriedman
Beaverton, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We love this place! Thick kalbi beef is such a treat we came back for more, and the Katsu chicken is crunchy and delicious. Generous portions and delicious.

Thank Spunkysausage
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My family thought they had the best kalbi they've had from a restaurant. I'm Korean and have a eaten a lot of kalbi during my lifetime and I can honestly say it was excellent. It was very flavourful and the meat was lean, thick and juicy. We are very sad that it's located so far from home, but as it's... More 

Thank FromToronto123
Kapaa, Hawaii
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is basically a family place where locals love to come. It isn't fancy but the food is great. I especially love their short ribs! And their kimchi is just perfect. Service is friendly and quick.

Thank Donna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg E, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-823-6744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?