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Kim Chee Restaurant

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1020 Keolu Dr, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3845
+1 808-261-5719
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Honolulu
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

LOVE this place!!! The owner is extremely friendly, funny, and always checking on her customers. The salad bar that comes with the meals is always full of great dishes! The price is a little higher than your average Korean places, but well worth it!!! There is nothing we have tried and not liked; everything is delicious!

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Seattle, WA
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Both couples had "return to Kim Chee for meat jun special" on our Oahu plans. The place was unchanged, even the distracting wall-to-wall video advertising for a restaurant you are already sitting in. Service was boistrously welcoming. Menu simple and broad. One couple got the Feast for Two, other couple split the same-but-smaller Kim Chee Special. Excellent kalbi, bulgogi, and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I absolutely love Kim Chee 2. There is no wrong meal to pick. There is a sweet auntie who serves the food who piles on their home made Kim Chee while I eat some great grinds. It is really tough to park here so your best bet is to park across the street at Walgreens or at the Windward Mall... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

We live in Hawaii and when our kids come home to visit, this is a must place to go. They love the Kal bi and the barbque chicken. The salad bar is like none you have ever seen. My husband and I like to order a bbq dish and the Chop Chae to share. Mahi Jun is good and so... More 

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Thank dorothy96734
Kailua, Hawaii
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

I visited Kim Cheese on April 15 with a Life Group from Hope Chapel Olomana as I was hanging out with the Pastor. The location is in a shopping center, but once you go in the decor is amazing. The waitress was amazing and very helpful. The food was the best Korean I've had out side of South Korea. The... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

The best food including the buffett if you are military and senior you get 10% off. The soup was seawood and the fried rice was good as well would recomend to all.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

One of the best! All locations are great, but this was a once a week stop when living in Kailua! Everything is good here!

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Thank DessertDiva208
Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

My boyfriend and I found this place on trip advisor and decided to try it out. We had the BBQ beef and Butterfish soup. Each meal comes with the buffet (rice, Kim Chee, and other salads). The portions are large (especially the soup) and our server even gave us free cake to celebrate the New Year! It is located in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012 via mobile

Had the bbq meat special dinner which came with a vegetable bar which is like a salad bar, only better! The bbq was very good also. Prices are reasonable, similar to what you would pay in Las Vegas. Great place to eat in Kailua!

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Thank 975marcl
Waimanalo, Hawaii
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

My husband and I love this place. We first went there when we were going for pizza and were told it was an hour wait. What??? So, we went a few doors down to Kim Chee Restaurant and what a treat! The food was fabulous! They have the hostess with the mostest -- She has such a charming personality that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Korean, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Keolu Dr, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: +1 808-261-5719

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