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Soon's Kal BI Drive In

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898 Ala Lilikoi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-2144
+1 808-836-7665
10:00 - 21:00
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Abilene, Texas
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here and weren't sure what to expect; it's the definition of a whole in the wall. The food was awesome. We had a combo plate and some bbq chicken. The chicken was a little fatty, but it was all delicious!

Thank Josh L
Laurel, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Fantastic food, good location and cheap. Most plates are in the $7-13 range, lots of food. They do have some table but this is mainly a take out place.

Thank Dave P
San Francisco, California, United States
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place was recommended by the attendant at the rental car company. The food was very good, but this is primarily a take out restaurant. It's hard to find a place to sit down since they have only 3 small tables on the side. Easy to find parking.

Thank Elaine T
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Soon's is a hidden gem in the Salt Lake shopping center but its worth going to. Not much there but a window to order from but you probably want to eat it in the privacy of your home or car so you don't embarrass yourself with the oohing and aahing! Its all tasty standard Korean BBQ stuff in a convenient... More 

Thank Chibi514_12
Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

When you go by Soon's during lunch or dinner time there is always a lot of smoke and a long line. The wait between ordering and picking up your meal is well worth it. The food is really good and you get good value. That is why there always is a line. Workers are efficient so after a little wait... More 

Thank ch0ng118
Niles, Michigan
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

always make it a point to eat here when in Hawaii I always get the kalbi plate its the bomb ono delicious the sides that come with it is ooh so good yummy in my tummy

Thank Yolanda P
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We wanted lunch near the airport (my wife flew in about an hour after my sister arrived) and our other sister located Soon's. Service was fast, portions were generous, food was tasty. The not-quite-outdoor seating area has 3 booth/tables, each accommodating up to 6 diners. Dishes are all disposable -- chopsticks if you ask for them. Tasty food, fast prep,... More 

Thank collin p
Makawao, Hawaii
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Right from the start I must say that Soonʻs Kalbi Restaurant is a take-out style of eatery; although they have some benches outside of their take-out window for people to enjoy their food. Soon’s has been around awhile and it was and still is my favorite Korean food establishment. I first visited there in college, and now 20 years later,... More 

Thank MauiRanger
San Diego, California
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109 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Soon's is always a must visit place whenever we are in Hawaii! The food (taste and quality) is consistently good. Nothing's changed through the years!!! Love it!

1 Thank welovetotravel20
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

You can't come too Oahu without eating at Soons! I've eaten here numerous times with the first being in 1999. Brought my wife to the island for her first visit. I took her to Soons the lady night she was here and she was blown away. She says it was the best meal agree had all week! It's a MUST... More 

Thank Sandra G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Korean, Barbecue, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 898 Ala Lilikoi St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-2144
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-836-7665

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?