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Willow tree Korean Restaurant

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25 Kaneohe Bay Drive # 104, Aikahi shopping center, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
(808) 254-1139
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delectable Korean Food With Impressive Service!

Willow Tree is hidden in an unassuming strip mall outside the Marine base. The extraordinary Korean restaurant was packed on this luncheon visit. When we arrived there was no wait, but we got the only open table In the place. Willow tree is a splendid departure from typical luncheon food. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Willow Tree is hidden in an unassuming strip mall outside the Marine base. The extraordinary Korean restaurant was packed on this luncheon visit. When we arrived there was no wait, but we got the only open table In the place. Willow tree is a splendid departure from typical luncheon food. The price fix luncheon menu is a bargain for any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food is very good and excellent value. The man serving us was so welcoming and even gave us a map of Kailua. I really recommend the Beef Kalbi, very generous portion and delicious. Quick service, airconned and was very accommodating and understanding towards my life threatening nut allergy.

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Potomac Falls, Virginia, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

2 words.. Lunch Special, the biggest bang for your buck for actual authentic korean food. not the korean food you're used to on the mainland, this place is by far the best korean place i've ever been to, from the atmosphere, to price and taste. GO NOW!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor and ordered takeaway. The kalbi grilled beef rib was full of flavour. Delicious! Must try if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wow the spicy pork on sizzling platter was to die for. Pooh the sauce 😍. Loved the kimchee and other sides. Great sticky rice. Shout chicken, seafood temporary udon noodles & the dumplings were enjoyed by others. Don't care much for the bland radish soup.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were vacationing in Lanikai for four weeks, and we ate here once a week for the four weeks! So fresh, tasty and reasonable. No Korean restaurants where we live this good. Their Kalbi ribs and Katsu chicken are big sellers, and we know why. Delicious. Looked forward to coming back every week. We will be back on our next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a quality place to eat if you like Asian food. Top atmosphere and top food quality. We went for dinner, on a Friday night, and I had bibimbop and my partner had beef noodles. Both dishes were very good. The service was very cordial and competent. Oh, and I forgot to mention the parking is easy as it... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Dinner at Willow Tree begins with a bowl of daikon soup and a variety of condiments. Then you choose your specific entree. We have never had a bad one. My favorite everywhere is butterfish. The staff is friendly and the ambiance very neighborly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So this place isn't anything like the glamour and glitz of Waikiki. They're a subtle restaurant in a shopping mall, with authentic but out dated decor. BUT - the food, the prices and best of all the family make this place incredible. Just to give you an overview, their lunch special gives you the option to pick between 3 island-korean... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

With four restaurants to choose from -- all right next to each other in a Safeway strip mall -- we flipped a coin and went in here. Great choice! We'd never had Korean food before, and so we had lots of trepidation and many questions for the old man (owner?) who waited (and waited) on us. At his suggestion we... More 

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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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