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“Yummy kalbi, mandoos n kimchi + service with plenty of smiles” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Korean Bar-B-Q

Korean Bar-B-Q
4-356 Kuhio Hwy, Bldg E, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1413
808-823-6744
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Ranked #18 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: Korean
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Yummy kalbi, mandoos n kimchi + service with plenty of smiles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

This is not a restaurant designed for a romantic candle-light dinner. Nevertheless, it is clean and bright, and once the delicious food is served, beginning with the complimentary seaweed soup (beef broth) n the fabulous kimchi, u r in Korean food heaven :) we went there twice within 3 days, n the friendly smiling lady took the trouble to thank us for visiting her restaurant again. Both steamed n deep-fried mandoos were great. We also enjoyed the bbq kalbi, beef n chicken. Somen with veggies in beef broth was very good. Very reasonable prices for this quality of food one gets here.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Lihue, Hawaii
2 reviews
“Overall amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Despite what people are saying about the decor of the restaurant, I thought it was relatively clean and and not dirty at all. The food was great with amazing service, I thought the place was cozy with sanitary walls. But really I believe it's all about the food, and I thought the food was flavorful with every bite and service that you can't get anywhere else on Kauai.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love This Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great food, great service, reasonable prices. Yes, it's a bit dingy inside, but if that's putting you off, you are missing a great taste experience - besides you can always get the food to go and eat it somewhere else. Have eaten there three times this week already (05/20/2013), and it's consistently great! Would recommend the beef kalbi (thick short ribs) and the fried mandoo! Oh man, both were excellent! You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food, o'k ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

The place looks like a chinese to go restaurant. Nothing special, dress casual.
The food though is awesome. Fresh and delicious. The staff was very attentive and kind. Loved the food, but next time I will probably do to go order.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vernon Brirish Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Something completely different!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

After reading positive reviews, we decided to try the Korean Bar-B-Q while staying nearby in Kapaa. It was full of Koreans enjoying the food, so we knew we would be getting something authentic. The staff were very helpful in explaining the menu and suggested the set price dinners which would give us a taste of everything. The result was new and exciting flavours, especially the tender barbecued meat strips - we would come back for these alone. Unassuming interior, but great value and great food. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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