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Kalbi Express

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Asian, Korean, Barbecue
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a regular stop during my annual visits to Hilo. The grilled kalbi beef is as good as I've found in Hawaii and good value. I get by with a miniplate with two sides; a regular plate has four sides. The meat is cooked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank blokototerminous
Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

The kids eat at hot dog on a stick, and daddy eats Kalbi ribs! Located inside the Mall this spot serves tasty Kalbi. Plate lunch around $10 bucks.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank DjVinyljunke
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hilo doesn't have any truly authentic Korean restaurants. That aside, the Korean restaurants are geared to local tastes, thus offer namool (salad sides) accordingly. This is off a cold tray, if you order Kalbi, you get to pick four namools, for example. The food is...More

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank donnaspeaks
Reviewed December 9, 2014

Bibim Pap is a dish that has a layer of rice on the bottom. It is then covered with different vegetables, barbeque meat, kim chee, and a fried egg. The best is at Kalbi Express. Make sure that you ask for kochujang sauce to go...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank Mrl84
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Quick Service, good food, excellent price. Food Court atmosphere of course - because it is on a food court in a shopping mall.

1  Thank Norm-in-Hilo
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is great, but it's in a food court, but generally this food court isn't very crowded. Prices are very reasonable, I have a hard time deciding what side dishes to order, because they're all really ono!

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank Volcano09
Reviewed June 30, 2012

They have good amount of food, and nice staff which make you come back to the place. Korean chickens are my favorite.

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank s0phiai
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Kalbi has a wide variety of meats on their menu. They have a very good assortment of Korean vegetables to go with your meat. It's very refreshing to get away from the mac salad! They do serve items with the white rice, but their generous...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank Tudie54
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This take out counter has yummy korean barbeque, spicy soup and lots of pickled vegtables.

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank GeekGhoddess
Reviewed November 3, 2009

Kalbi Express smelled so good throughout the shopping center parking lot at about 1600h, when they were BBQing their beef. Yum! This is a little plate lunch restaurant in a small food court of the Prince Kuhio Plaza shopping center. Foodies may snub their nose...More

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