korean food

O’Kims is doing Sunday brunch

O’Kims Korean Kitchen, a popular lunch spot at the edge of Chinatown, is now open Sundays for brunch. It's about yummy food and a chill space where you can hear your tablemates, and O'Kims takes reservations to boot — it's…

Korea comes to Chinatown: Topped restaurant

An astute downtownie might have noticed that the latest restaurant openings in Chinatown have been on and around Bethel Street, on the outer fringe of the 36-acre district. Korean newcomer Topped is different. It will have you venturing into the…

Hidden gem: Sistah Truck

Kimchee fried rice burritos, bibimbap bowls and wagyu mushroom cheeseburgers? Taxpayers of Hawaii, take heart: All this is parked just outside the state Department of Taxation on Punchbowl Street, courtesy of Eunju Jo and Mila Bang. Friends since middle school…

Save the date: Taste of Korea

Get ready for a fun night of fine dining with a Korean twist, along with a few swigs of soju! The 3rd annual Taste of Korea takes place on Thursday, November 17 and once again this fundraiser for the Hawaii…

Top 5 new things at Saturday’s Korean Festival

The 15th Annual Korean Festival arrives this weekend and you’d think that after 14 successful years of delicious grinds, cultural presentations and entertaining performances, the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce would be happy with the status quo. After all, why…

Something new: Chick & Meck

This restaurant has since closed. You’ve probably been wondering about that weirdly named new restaurant on Keeaumoku Street. Chick & Meck? What does that mean? Well, the chicken part is pretty self-explanatory: They serve chicken. The “meck” is shortened slang…

Hidden gem: Sadie’s BBQ Inn

Korean food is my go-to after a long day at work. There’s something comforting about a hot and spicy kim chee chigae or fatty marinated kalbi with veggies and heaping scoops of rice. I found Sadie’s when a friend recommended…

New(ish) eats: Red House

New(ish) eats: Red House ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 17 It's been a few months since Red House opened on Keeaumoku, but apparently it's still pretty unknown to a lot of people, so I thought I'd give it…

Beyond kalbi & mandoo: Night at Duck Butt

I remember the time I talked Anna, my hairstylist, into telling me what hard-core Korean dishes she orders when she goes out. She didn’t want to tell me.“Oh come on, Anna, Hawaii people know kalbi and mandoo, meat jun, fish…