Loving the Leafy Veggie Basket

Veg'n Out

January 30, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

Most Korean food lovers would agree that the best way to enjoy this spicy, flavorful cuisine is family style. That way you can have fun sharing, comparing and tasting a variety of palate-pleasing dishes.

  • Orine Sarang Chae's delicious miso soup and picked vegetables, known as banchan.
  • Owner Irene Woo with the Vegetable Basket ($21.99).
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Orine Sarang Chae is a cute and welcoming little Korean eatery quaintly tucked in the back of a parking lot on Keeaumoku Street that offers al fresco dining under a huge banyan tree strung with twinkling lights. It’s not easy to find, but you’ll be glad you discovered it.

Here you’ll find an extensive menu of authentic Korean dishes perfect for group dining, and customers are encouraged to BYOB to complement their meal. Each umbrella-covered table has its own small grill for preparing the quintessential Korean barbecued meats.

And for those of you who choose not to eat meat — not a problem.

The Vegetable Basket ($21.99), chock full of leafy greens, is a customer favorite and comes with miso soup, rice and, of course, banchan, those uber-tasty Korean pickled vegetable side dishes, including a killer kim chee. (If these small-plate delights were all I could get, I’d veg out happily). There’s enough to share with one or two friends — and it’s all meat-free, so rest assured that you’ll have plenty to satisfy your veggie-loving appetite.

Orine Sarang Chae

  • Where
    • 905 Keeaumoku Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96814
  • Call
    • (808) 955-0646
  • Hours
    • 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Monday – Saturday