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Yong's Kal-Bi

Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-885-8440
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“kal bi” (3 reviews)
“kalbi” (4 reviews)
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly
Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a relaxed korean-hawaiin plate. If you are looking for more traditional korean food, this might to be what you expect, its more like Korean food meets the Hawaiin lunch plate. Great place, honestly best meat jun I've ever had on any of...More

Thank RWMTucson
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Not fancy, counter service but it’s consistent with a great selection of options. The side dishes are great... get the kimchee, pickled daikon, bean sprouts and/or pipinola (chayote leaves). I love the butterfish, the spicy squid and mandoo....More

Thank WaimeaMama
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

#22 Bu . Korean Chicken. Mondoo plus 3 sides. All Good and lots of meat for the price. All of the food was good but not popping flavors. I have had better flavor but the meat was very good quality. Four stars for the price...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 15 January 2018

My sister & I happened on this place heading back to the Kona side of the Island. I love Bibimbop and was so excited to find that on the menu at Yong's Kai-Bi. My sister had never had Bibimbop although she is a vegetarian. I...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I'm always looking for a good vegetarian bibimbap, and this is the best I've found on the island. Consistently good and inexpensive. My husband also enjoys the eclectic and frequently surreal choice of music in this establishment. :)

Thank AstroAli
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed eating here! I'll echo previous comments and recommend #3 as well! It was soooo very good. Restaurant is set up cafeteria style and has plain decor, you wouldn't expect to find such great food looking into...More

Thank fly0nthewall
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this place if need a fix of korean food! Kalbi plate is big - gives you kalbi, rice, and 3 side dishes. Portions are big. My parents ordered the kimchi stew and kalbi soup which were fantastic as well. Both dishes also came...More

Thank 718tinab
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Came here looking for Kalbi and was not disappointed. Plates are large and filling and they have a large variety of choices. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Hawaii

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This spot is popular with the locals for a reason. Wide selection of Korean dishes. We each had a combo (nos. 24 & 25) that came with generous portions and included three side dishes of your choice. Very tasty and very reasonably priced. You order...More

Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I was there with my wife and some friends. Food was excellent and authentic! I had the kalbi chicken platter with pipinola, kimchi and sprouts. Food was nicely done and very tasty! Bill was also very light! Definitely a must go!

Thank The_Chiappone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-8440
A small but excellent Korean restaurant.
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