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Kim Chee Restaurant No 9

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3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Ste B10, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-2040
+1 808-246-0106
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When a place is packed and you're the only tourist inside, you know you found a good deal. Full of locals and run by Koreans, this place serves up generous portions of delicious Korean barbecue beef and chicken as well as some of the best homemade kimchi we have ever eaten. We also highly recommend the mandoo, either fried or... More 

Thank Christopher C
Kauai, Hawaii
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213 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Not bad, had the Zucchini Katsu. Came with a nice spicy dipping sauce. Not bad for a quick dining while in the mall! Big portions!

Thank Olowalu_Life
Seattle, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Food was OK. Slow service. Server/owner had no personality or Aloha. Did not make us feel very welcome

Thank Marilynn C
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Here's a place where the food is good but the service and place needs a makeover. Uneven tables, ripped upholstery, tables with cook tops that are no longer used, if it's not used why are they still there? But yes the food is good. Love the combination plate.

Thank uglytruth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

I tried their Kalbi with meat jun and that was just heaven. The spicy squid w/ veggies was also the bomb (i stole some from my friend). I just love how their sauces were hand-made and especially the meat jun sauce. The service was also fair, the nice korean lady was very friendly and refilled my kimchee twice :) Overall... More 

Thank Steve L
Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Although we have eaten here many times over the years, I've yet to see this unique restaurant reviewed in any of the Kauai guidebooks. Kim Chee #9 is a very local spot - you don't see many tourists stopping here, but it is worth the effort if you like Hawaiian-style Korean dishes. We have never been disappointed. The BBQ beef... More 

Thank John G
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Korean BBQ in Kukui Grove. The service was indifferent and very slow. The food took along time to come and after bringing the food, the waitress never returned. The Meat jun was greasy, the kalbi rib was not the cut of beef that I have had in any other restaurant where I have ordered kalbi ribs. The BBQ beef and... More 

Thank Mid-Kate
Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the food is pretty good. However, not as good as the ones in Los Angeles, Chicago or New York. One complaint that I have is their Kimchi. It's not spicy enough. Not too many koreans from Korea or mainland would like their kimchi. Having said that, it's not bad for a Hawaiian standard. There's another korean... More 

Thank FooDiner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

I have been to Korea and fell in love with their food. Since then, I am really happy when I find a good Korean Restaurant. We visit Kauai often and every time we do, we plan a stop at Kimchee #9 for a good meal. Two years in a row, we have eaten there twice in the one week we... More 

Thank Visit2013
San Francisco, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

This place could feed an army with its portions!!! The soup without a spoon was a trip! But it was really good! Love kimchee and theirs is great! Had the kimchee fried rice and loved it! Wish I could take it home! Staff was friendly but a little slow. We enjoyed all our food! Thanks!

Thank Greata J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Ste B10, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-2040
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: +1 808-246-0106

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