Honolulu Restaurant Guide

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2020 Hawai‘i Restaurant Guide

Don e Don

Map919 Ke‘eaumoku St.
Suite 101

Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 379-1993
    Categories:
  • Dinner
  • Korean
  • Lunch
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ala Moana
  • McCully/Moiliili

Description:

Don e Don is the descendant of Ham Ji Park, a Korean restaurant with two locations in LA, famous for its pork ribs and crowds. You won’t find the crowds here, but you will find those same ribs and some serious warming fare for these blustery days. Ham Ji Park came to Ke‘eaumoku in 2018, and in 2019, changed its ownership (to the same owners of 88 Pal Pal, the Korean supermarket nearby) and name to Don e Don (which is a play on “pork” and “money”). True to its name, the restaurant offers an unrivaled menu of pork, from jowl to neck to belly. Stick to these, rather than the non-Ham Ji Park staples; on two separate occasions, the kim chee pancake arrived more limp than crisp, and the kalbi isn’t as good as the pork ribs.

Additional Information:

Cost Scale: $$
Hours: Open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Friday until 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 4 to 10 p.m.
Parking: Private lot