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“Yummy and Cheap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kalbi Express

Kalbi Express
315 E Makaala St, Ste 106, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-5127
808-935-8900
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Ranked #71 of 206 Restaurants in Hilo
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Millington, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yummy and Cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This take out counter has yummy korean barbeque, spicy soup and lots of pickled vegtables.

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Honolulu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Okay food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

Average local-style "Korean" food. Taste is good but portions way smaller than what you would get in Honolulu or elsewhere for the same price.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Loved the BBQ Kalbi beef!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

Kalbi Express smelled so good throughout the shopping center parking lot at about 1600h, when they were BBQing their beef. Yum!

This is a little plate lunch restaurant in a small food court of the Prince Kuhio Plaza shopping center. Foodies may snub their nose at this place since you choose your veggie sides and the server scoops them from the chafing dishes into your styrofoam box. And of course the "ambiance" is "shopping center food court." Your main entree however (I had the grilled Kalbi beef, but there were a lot of other choices too, some deep fried) is cooked when you order it and served from the kitchen grill or fryer directly, not sitting in a chafing dish.

For good value and tasty beef you can't go wrong!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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