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Yong's Kal-Bi

Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #41 of 62 restaurants in Waimea
Cuisines: Korean
Description: A small but excellent Korean restaurant.
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Description: A small but excellent Korean restaurant.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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613 reviews 613 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
798 helpful votes 798 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Very good Korean food in a strip mall. Not much atmosphere, but the food is the main attraction. Tried a couple of the combo meals and decided the kalbi ribs and bulgogi were the tastiest items in the combos we ordered. Liked the grilled meats, the side dishes are more of an acquired taste. The owner was friendly to us.... More

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Waimea, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

While I've eaten "in house" a few times I usually just stop by and get a plate lunch to go -- it lasts me a meal or two! Every combo comes with a choice of sides, which are themselves just great too! I love their korean beef -- so flavorful and lean!

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Tampa, Florida
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225 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I were driving around the Big Island and we happened to be in Waimea (Kamuela) at lunch time. Several people we asked said that there was a food court in the area. We were not impressed with the food there. I needed to mail some post cards so I walked to the post office. One staff member... More

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San Diego, California
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

My husband and I got take out from Yong's while the kids had McDonalds (in the same center). I had the bi bim bop--so nice to have something with vegetables and not fried! It hit the spot and was a generous serving for under $8. Next time I'm on the Big Island, I'm definitely going back.

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Wisconsin, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

This is in a strip mall in Waimea and does more take-out business. You go to the counter for your order...and have a choice of three sides and rice. I had the Kal-Bi and it was pretty good. Not the best I've ever had, but more than acceptable. The rice was a bit cold, and the place certainly hasn't any... More

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