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421 Kalanikoa St, Ste 102, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
+1 808-961-4741
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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I chose Cham Cham through Yelp. We are so glad we found it! Delicious Korean food, all cooked very well. We highly recommend stopping here and will be returning. Thanks Cham Cham!

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Thank Ryan B
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited this place because they received high marks on Yelp. It also had Kalbi beef on the menu. This is a hole in the wall with mismatch seating and tables and the basics. That is the reason I am not giving it 5 stars. The food though was delicious. The Kalbi was seasoned perfectly and the never ending rice... More 

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Thank mholi
Kauai, Hawaii
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

A bit scary to enter but clean and just like so many small Korean restaurants I have eaten in over the years while on business there. They have cheap bentos to pick up and take out along with a good selection of Korean favorites on the menu. Serving style is typical Korean with 6 vegetable/pickled side dishes along with a... More 

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Thank krberkshires
Hopewell Junction, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This little hole-in-the-wall spot was such a great find. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly.

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Thank Lea F
Hilo
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a classic "Hawaiian style Korean restaurant" much like the popular Kim Chee restaurants in Honolulu. All customers are served a variety of vegetable appetizers including kim chee, bean sprouts, seaweed, and other pickled vegetables. My favoriate by far is the Spicy Pork--tender slices of pork in a very mildly spicy Korean sauce. NOTE: You go for the food,... More 

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Thank 96720Traveler
keaau
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Hello, this eatery is just down the street from my office and I eat there at least once a week and take out a bento at least once a week also. The food is cooked to order with the exception of the premade $6 bento ( a wide variety of delicious bentos). The wait can be a few minutes but... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Day one, meal three in Hilo. First two were underwhelmingly meh. I am beginning to worry that my food trip to Hilo may not turn out so well....I am glad I was wrong. THIS is good stuff. Man have I missed good Korean food. Sadly, Kona does not have good Korean- 1 fast food joint that is blah at best,... More 

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Thank charley-marley
Hilo, Hawaii
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Went last week and wasn't going to write a review but though better of it to warn others. We ordered Spicy BBQ pork (3 orders) We sat down right away as there were not many patrons in the restaurant -- there were 4 of us. The girl took FOREVER to take our order. Then after we finally ordered, we know... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

The owner is personable, the service is perfect and this little place out by the airport is a perfect find. The expansive menu includes lots of kimchee and barbecue and seafood. We had delicious Bento boxes with spicy barbecue pork, chicken tankatsu and rice with hot sauce and soy sauce. We've also had their delicious Seafood pancake, which is the... More 

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Thank Realtyhank
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Got shrimp fried rice it was o.k. lots of people there. Friendly. Took a few minutes for our order. My son liked his soup just couldn't eat it all

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Thank Denene B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Kalanikoa St, Ste 102, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4577
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-961-4741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?