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Million Restaurant

Asian-sensational Pancakes

You rise, they shine — “they,” as in pancakes, if there is any question about it. Now, we all know about my love affair with pancakes. Let me remind you about my epic MAC 24/7 pancake challenge experience. I mean, you have to love your hotcakes to even attempt to demolish four pounds of them…

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September 21, 2014

Diving into a Million memorable flavors

Growing up, Kyong Gha Park and her four siblings — three sisters and one brother — were surrounded by their mother’s wonderful home cooking. “It was so tasty, and people always loved it,” Park recalls. They had a big extended family, and for special occasions, everyone would gather at their house for family meals. As…

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August 24, 2014

Korean eats worth a million bucks

Delicious, hot and spicy kimchee dishes are standard Korean staples. But there’s also something offered at Yakiniku Million that’s so much cooler. It’s called Mool Naeng Myun, a chilled Korean soup made with beef broth, and features buckwheat (black) noodles, cucumber, turnip, apple, sliced beef and a boiled egg. Yakiniku Million serves this traditional dish…

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July 20, 2014

Up your cool factor with Korean eats

This past week has been quite a scorcher, hasn’t it? When the sun is blazing and mugginess prevails, I know it’s ever so tempting to use any morsel of energy you have left to practically lunge toward the closest shave ice shop. But would you be willing to take my advice, albeit a tad unconventional,…

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June 22, 2014

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

There is such a fascination these days with amassing money and wealth. Think about it, from TV shows to workshop how-to’s, the burning quest on everyone’s mind seems to fixate around one sole mission: attaining millions. Although it may seem like an unreachable goal to most, what if I told you that having millions was…

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May 25, 2014

Million spices things up with fresh faves

Even after 26 years in business, Million Restaurant, the popular Korean yakiniku establishment, is still figuring out ways to freshen up its menu. Last week, the Sheridan Street eatery introduced three new dishes that are promising. Best known for its hotpot dishes, Million has now added Butterfish Soup ($19.95) to the mix. The sizzling bowl…

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April 27, 2014

Some like it hot

Slide into one of Million Restaurant’s comfy red and tan vinyl booths (some boast a view right into the kitchen) and you’ll soon learn what keeps customers coming back. It’s a setting as intimate and familiar as a living room. Traditional Korean dishes served by friendly staff like manager Diana Paik are in tune with…

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Stew That’s Just Right for You

In times when life is like a whirlwind, complete with highs and lows — truth be told, I stress eat — big time! I know, I know, it’s definitely not the best way to cope with life’s stresses and challenges. But hey, I say, “when life throws you carrots, make a savory stew.” OK, I…

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February 2, 2014

Lunch Service Returns to Million

Following numerous inquiries from customers, the friendly folks at Million Restaurant have answered the call for lunch service at one of Hawaii’s original authentic Korean dining hot spots. After a brief respite, the restaurant again will be open for lunch. Starting Feb. 3, the popular dining destination will serve its traditional and local-style Korean fare…

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January 12, 2014

Million Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: SPICY CHICKEN WINGS ($11.95 FULL ORDER, $7.95 SIDE ORDER) Bring on the heat at Million Restaurant with a top-notch Korean meal. Open for dinner and late-night dining only, this Sheridan Street eatery offers a wide variety of traditional and local-style Korean fare. Restaurant manager Diana Paik shares…

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