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Willow tree Korean Restaurant

25 Kaneohe Bay Drive # 104, Aikahi shopping center, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
(808) 254-1139
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Ranked #6 of 125 Restaurants in Kailua
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Honolulu
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have lived in Kailua all my life (54 years) and I finally tried this place after many people have said how good it is. Don't think so. Service was not great; food was average; and price was way too high for the quality/quantity of food. Don't get me wrong - we know how expensive Korean food can be so... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Willow Tree has become one of our favorite places to eat on a regular basis. We generally have lunch, but dinner is also very good. Their lunch special gives you a choice of 3 "meats" which include (but not all) chicken katsu, BBQ chicken, kalbi, fish or meat jun, fried mandoo,etc), rice, veggies or mac salad, kimchi & the best... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It's inexpensive, tasty, and a great environment to catch up with friends and family. The house fried rice and combination platter are specifically noteworthy. I would recommend this place to anyone. Show up early.

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Ottawa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

1st time tasting Korean fare and it was a great experience.They made suggestions and the choice of food was great. It's a small place located in a strip mall but worth the visit!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It can get rather busy, but the food is great, it is truly a great Korean atmosphere. If you go there for lunch, they have a special deal which is unbelievably priced for how good the food is. You get rice, soup, kimchee, vegetables/mac salad, and 3 entrees for about $15. The employees are great and I have gotten to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In Kailua for vacation and went to Willow Tree based on the reviews here on TA, and it did not disappoint! My boyfriend is a big fan of Korean food (eats it weekly back home in Vancouver), and he enjoyed the BBQ (particularly the chicken and kalbi) so much that we went back for lunch later on in the week... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a small, but wonderful little Korean restaurant that served excellent bulgogi. Also, they served the most wonderful turnip soup! If you like Korean, you'll love Willow Tree!

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NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was really surprised by how good the food was at Willow Tree. I had the Kalbi, Spicy Chicken Katsu, Chicken Shoyu, with Kimchi and soup. The Spicy Katsu was out of this world, I could eat it every day for a month straight! The Shoyu was also delicious. The portion size was great, enough for 2 meals and the... More

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a great little place to eat in Aikahi. The menu is widely varied and the food excels. Try the Kal-Bi for a great taste of really good Korean food!

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

get here before 4pm for the lunch specials (we just missed it). YUM! Great Korean that's not too greasy and everything is made in house. The bbq meat was amazing and we were sorry we couldn't come more than once!

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