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“good food, big portions” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Korean Bar-B-Q

Korean Bar-B-Q
Ranked #31 of 124 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good food, big portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

You don't go to this restaurant for the atmosphere, and many people order take out. But the people that run the restaurant are very nice, and they serve a lot of food for the money. I asked the woman what was a popular dish, and she quickly recommended the combination steak and chicken. It was very flavorful, and I had enough left over for lunch the next day. I like to support local restaurants like this where the people work hard, and the food is good. I will go back again when I'm in Kauai.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic flavours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Cheap eats! Large portions! Had the marinated strip loin, and it was exceptionally flavourful and lean. Husband had some marinated pork, not quite as tasty but still very good. Overall ambiance is minimal, as the room is old with peeling paint on the walls. Service was great though, and the place was clean.

The food is great, but due to the lack of atmosphere I'd probably prefer it to-go, and eat on the condo lanai next time. Rating is for food, and for the very kind and hard-working family who run this mom and pop joint.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sydney
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great little place for some quality food”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
“Korean BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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San Diego, California
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“I can't remember the last time I had Korean BBQ this good”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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