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“Awesome Korean food in Kailua ” 5 of 5 stars
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Kim Chee Restaurant
1020 Keolu Dr, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3845
(808) 261-5719
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Ranked #41 of 126 Restaurants in Kailua
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“Awesome Korean food in Kailua ”
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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  • English first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Waimanalo, Hawaii
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love this Place!!!”
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 you just fall in love with her, as she calls everyone Auntie and gives you a hug as you leave. With the entrees, you also get the Korean vegetable buffet - - you get to try all the wonderful vegetables Korean style, which is yummy! We have brought people here from the mainland to try a new "experience" and all of them want to go back the next time they visit Hawaii. This place is a real gem!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Amazing Korean food”
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 excellent, too.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“"Best kept secret" in Kailua”
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 the dinner offerings, they also include the mini vegetable buffet which has many vegetables, some meat dishes and various Korean condiments for your enjoyment.

If you are not sure what to order, just take a few minutes and watch the videos from their cooking show on the monitors above and see exactly how your meal will be prepared. You will also learn a few tricks as well for your home cooking.

Probably the best restaurant in Kailua.

Visited January 2012
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