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Willow tree Korean Restaurant

Asian, Korean
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25 Kaneohe Bay Drive # 104, Aikahi shopping center, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
(808) 254-1139
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quality, service, speed - all above average

Excellent traditional and innovative Korean food, well-prepared, no MSG, etc., in large quantity, served promptly & at reasonable prices. Only downer was no wine/beer served, and none allowed on premises.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
KamakiUlana
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Kailua
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Kailua
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent traditional and innovative Korean food, well-prepared, no MSG, etc., in large quantity, served promptly & at reasonable prices. Only downer was no wine/beer served, and none allowed on premises.

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Honolulu
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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10 reviews 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Kaneohe Bay Drive # 104, Aikahi shopping center, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: (808) 254-1139

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean

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