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Yong's Kal-Bi

Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #33 of 62 Restaurants in Waimea
Cuisines: Korean
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Description: A small but excellent Korean restaurant.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When we visited in Big island, we had dinner here twice. Good price good dishes. My parents liked very much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Yong's Kal-Bi is a family-owned restaurant with a quite varied Korean menu. Main courses appear to be cooked to order, and the traditional wide Korean choice of sides (mostly cold) are chosen from the display case. There is no service; drinks are from the fridge or teapot. Portions are copious and tasty, whether it's grilled fish or various Korean stewed... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
Cuisine: Korean

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