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Korean Hibiscus BBQ

September 8, 2013

Ginger, Spice and Everything Korean

What do Jamba Juice and Korean Hibiscus BBQ have in common? A Vitamix blender. The Vitamix, used in both restaurants and homes, is the secret ingredient that makes mouths water for favorites such as kalbi at the Korean takeout eatery. The perfect size for lunch, the Mini Kal Bi plate ($10) includes two pieces of…

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August 11, 2013

Korean Hibiscus BBQ

For any business, repeat customers are a sign that it’s doing something right. At Korean Hibiscus BBQ, in Kaimuki, the repeat customers can attest to good food and friendly service. The entire menu is a mix of local favorites, Korean staples and a combination of both. All and all, the choices include 50 combination plates…

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July 21, 2013

Blooming Eats

If mom-and-pop shops are synonymous with good food and good service, what should one expect from an eatery run by grandparents? Quite the same if we’re talking about Korean Hibiscus BBQ. “This is what we eat for our meals, so we want to serve this to our customers so they can enjoy it as well,”…

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June 23, 2013

Turning Over a New Leaf

For any business, repeat customers are always a good sign that you’re doing something right. At Korean Hibiscus BBQ in Kaimuki, some of the old-timers I met said they come back for the good food and friendly service. I agree, The food tastes fresh, the flavors are orignal and customer service is No. 1. Originally…

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May 19, 2013

Korean Hibiscus BBQ

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Korean Hibiscus BBQ owners Raymond…

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April 14, 2013

Korean Barbecue is in Full Bloom

After 14 years of running Korean Hibiscus BBQ in Aina Haina, the husband-and-wife team of Raymond and Shirley Kodani decided to take some time off to spend with family, including their young grandchildren. However, customers are pleased to learn that the co-owners are back in business after reopening their popular Korean food takeout restaurant 4.2…

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February 17, 2013

Rediscover the Best in Korean Comfort Food

The best news I’ve heard recently is that Korean Hibiscus BBQ is back in business. You see, my brothers and I grew up frequenting the homey takeout window in Aina Haina Shopping Center before it closed in 2010. With a wide range of authentic dishes, the best in Korean-style vegetables and kim chee as well…

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February 3, 2013

Korean Hibiscus BBQ

For a meal to share with friends or your special someone this Valentine’s Day, stop by Korean Hibiscus BBQ for the delicious Bulgogi Pokum (barbecue beef and vegetables stir-fry). Bulgogi, marinated rib eye, is stir-fried with sweet potato noodles, onion, carrots and green onions and served on a bed of hapa rice, which is brown…

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January 20, 2013

Ban Chan Bam!

What’s great about Korean cuisine is … well, just about everything. But what turns on veggie lovers is the healthy variety of chilled pickled vegetables called ban chan that accompanies each meal. At Korean Hibiscus BBQ in Kaimuki, you can just remove the meat from the meal, making life for vegetarians a whole lot easier….

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December 16, 2012

Takeout Treats

For those of you who have been wondering what ever happened to Korean Hibiscus BBQ, the restaurant that served up all of your favorite takeout treats, don’t worry — it’s still here. It just had a location change earlier this year. So, loyal customers, you can now find Korean Hibiscus BBQ at its new venue…

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