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Yong's Kal-Bi

Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-885-8440
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bulgogi” (3 reviews)
“oxtail soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We wanted to eat Asian food for supper and read about this restaurant in our hotel in room dining magazine and decided to give it a try. It is located in a strip mall. Its exterior and interior are not impressive. Cafeteria style. However, its...More

1  Thank K12310530
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with a group of 24 for dinner on a Saturday. I have never eaten in a Korean restaurant before and this was a great one to start with. The choice was excellent and the beef I had was delightful. The mains came with...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Took my son and his wife here for dinner because I wanted to taste their Korean BBQ ribs. I was NOT disappointed. The taste of shoyu, sake and whatever else is used to create this delicious dish was out of this world....stupendous!!! Their portions of...More

Thank gpkai2003
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I went to this place last night based on the reviews and my affinity for Korean BBQ. I was not disappointed. I had the combo with Bulgogi and Korean Chicken -- both were very tasty. The sides were also excellent. The portions were large (easily...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wow! Who knew. Didn't expect to see Korean restaurant in Waimea. Passed this junction many times on the way back from Hilo and Waipio and but never noticed before. It's a little hole in the wall behind the McDonald but the variety of menu items...More

Thank runfeelbetter
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Yong's Kal-Bi is a modest looking restaurant located in one of the shopping malls in Waimea. The empty seats are deceiving since the restaurant is very popular for take outs. There is a large variety of meat, fish and vegetating choices, the portions are very...More

Thank Jog4fun
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Driving through Waimea on the our way back to the Waikoloa resort area, we decided to stop and grab some dinner. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. The portions were very generous. The short ribs were amazing! There isn't much for decor but food...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Totally hungry after being on the Mauna with our Kia'i 'ohana, we drove into Kamuela to find somewhere to eat. There were a number of options but we chose Yong's and we are glad that we did. Good sized portions and totally tasty. Something for...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We visit the Big Island each winter and always put Yong's on our todo-list. Instead of typical banchen (little bowls of traditional salads, pickled daikon, kimchi, etc.), your order comes with a choice of three side orders, plus ample rice. Each year, I order the...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Don't go for the atmosphere--but do go for the incredibly delicious Korean food, wide variety, large portions/great value. Cheerful service too! We popped in for lunch, after surveying the other Waimea strip mall options (after visiting the small but interesting Keck Observatory Visitor Center). The...More

Thank Alexandra B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waimea Center, Highway 19, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-8440
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A small but excellent Korean restaurant.
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