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Make Time for Million

By Dining Out Team Photos By Rachel Breit
November 4, 2012

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Million ($5.95 dine-in, $6.95 take-out)

By Rachel Breit

Whether joining coworkers for lunch or family for dinner, a friendly greeting and dishes both refreshing and hearty can be found at Million Restaurant at a reasonable price.

“Our food tastes good and the price is really good, too,” says co-owner Diana Paik.

Besides serving delicious Korean food at a palatable price, Million obviously offers a friendly dining experience — tucked in cozy booths, patrons share bites off each other’s plates and fill the restaurant with laughter. Million keeps these happy customers coming back for trusted, classic dishes as well as new menu items.

Pan-Fried Spicy Chicken ($15.95)

For a different take on noodle soup, try Million’s new namesake lunch special (served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the month of November). Served ice cold in three different styles — plain, cucumber-topped, or spicy — Million ($5.95 dine-in or $6.95 takeout) is a light, yet satisfying buckwheat noodle soup topped with a hard-boiled egg and thin strips of kalbi and meat jun. Garnished with thinly sliced cucumbers, daikon, and apples, splashed with vinegar, and stirred with mustard, each bite of Million is delicate and refreshing.

For a taste of heat and something new, try Pan-Fried Spicy Chicken ($15.95), one of Million’s new menu items. Strips of chicken are sauteed tender with cabbage, carrots, and onions in a homemade chili-paste based sauce. The spicy heat so perfectly marries a sweet, smoky finish it’s no wonder the ingredients are a guarded secret. Also new to the menu is Pan-Fried Baby Octopus ($15.95), sauteed to perfection with vegetables.

Million Restaurant

626 Sheridan St., Honolulu
596.0799
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight
Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.