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1020 Keolu Dr, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3845
(808) 261-5719
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our regular hangout

We live in Hawaii and when our kids come home to visit, this is a must place to go. They love the Kal bi and the barbque chicken. The salad bar is like none you have ever seen. My husband and I like to order a bbq dish and the Chop Chae to share. Mahi Jun is good and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
dorothy96734
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Kailua, Hawaii
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Kailua, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Hawaii and when our kids come home to visit, this is a must place to go. They love the Kal bi and the barbque chicken. The salad bar is like none you have ever seen. My husband and I like to order a bbq dish and the Chop Chae to share. Mahi Jun is good and so... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I visited Kim Cheese on April 15 with a Life Group from Hope Chapel Olomana as I was hanging out with the Pastor. The location is in a shopping center, but once you go in the decor is amazing. The waitress was amazing and very helpful. The food was the best Korean I've had out side of South Korea. The... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The best food including the buffett if you are military and senior you get 10% off. The soup was seawood and the fried rice was good as well would recomend to all.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

One of the best! All locations are great, but this was a once a week stop when living in Kailua! Everything is good here!

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Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

My boyfriend and I found this place on trip advisor and decided to try it out. We had the BBQ beef and Butterfish soup. Each meal comes with the buffet (rice, Kim Chee, and other salads). The portions are large (especially the soup) and our server even gave us free cake to celebrate the New Year! It is located in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Had the bbq meat special dinner which came with a vegetable bar which is like a salad bar, only better! The bbq was very good also. Prices are reasonable, similar to what you would pay in Las Vegas. Great place to eat in Kailua!

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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My husband and I love this place. We first went there when we were going for pizza and were told it was an hour wait. What??? So, we went a few doors down to Kim Chee Restaurant and what a treat! The food was fabulous! They have the hostess with the mostest -- She has such a charming personality that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

This was one of the best meals we had in Hawaii. We went here for lunch and while we aren't usually buffet fans, this was an exception. We loved the ability to try so many different Korean foods to include going back for seconds. After having lived in Korea for a bit, this is amazing, authentic food. The service was... More 

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Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

OK, it's not a big secret, this is a great place to eat for many reasons - fantastic food made fresh to order, husband and wife team that make you fell like family no matter how many times you come in. There is nothing bad on the menu and I am about 80% through it so far. In addition to... More 

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  • Address: 1020 Keolu Dr, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: (808) 261-5719

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