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“Great little place for some quality food”
Review of Korean Bar-B-Q

Korean Bar-B-Q
Ranked #30 of 125 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little place for some quality food”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Ate here during the week after trying to find something different. Reviews looked promising and it certainly lived up to the hype. The place is old but the food makes you forget about that very quickly. I had the mixed BBQ plate and my wife had the squid stir fry. Both were of good serving size and once we were finished nothing was left! Staff were very attentive and food was served quickly. Very affordable and would dine here again.

Visited April 2014
Thank Eden J
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
“Korean BBQ”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Food was good. Large portions and flavourful meat. The service was friendly and fast. Not my favourite place on the island but it did not disappoint. Some say it is dirty, its not, the restaurant is a little older and run down maybe but not dirty.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank rcabennett
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San Diego, California
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“I can't remember the last time I had Korean BBQ this good”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am still thinking about the combination plate I ordered at this restaurant...and that was nearly a week ago when I was on vacation! The food is marinated to perfection and the chicken, beef, and pork were just so tender and juicy. Even the rice was just right - fluffy and moist. Their kimchi was mediocre, but their seaweed soup was perfect. It reminded me of traditional Asian cuisine and was a refreshing change from the usual miso-based soups. Their potato salad was delicious and paired perfectly with the BBQ beef.

My mouth is still watering from the delicious food here. It's a very very simple local place. Do not come here expecting a romantic dinner with tablecloths and fancy napkins. But please, come here for the best Korean BBQ on the island and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank ToastyHam
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Stevensville, Montana
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful local eatery”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had excellent food in a local small restaurant. Meals were served on real dishes with real silverware. Great food. Order the barbecue chicken so tasty! It is sliced thin and barbecued with a flavorful, not sweet sauce. Saimin is full of nicely cooked veggies and chunks of marinated beef. Meal comes with soup and homemade kimchee. The place is hard to find... Use the street address. Driving several blocks south from downtown kapa'a, it is on the left in a small shopping center. It is just after a pagoda restaurant that is on the right side of the road.

Visited February 2014
2 Thank kss740
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Erlangen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“go there!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

good food, friendly service and reasonably priced. We had the bbq combination plate and the steamed mandoon which are dumplings filled with beef abd veggies. Both dishes and espacially the free additions (see weed soup, kim chee and salads) were very good.

1 Thank tschaul
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