Thrill Of The GrillA La Carte Columns
October 4, 2015
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
For more than 30 years, Camellia Yakiniku Buffet has been a local favorite for its all-you-can-eat traditional Korean yakiniku.
Conveniently located on McCully Street, the restaurant is known as a meat-lover’s paradise with its tasty offering of Korean-style kalbi, beef brisket, bulgogi (barbecue beef), barbecue chicken, spicy pork and more. There also is an assortment of namul (Korean seasoned vegetables), including bean sprouts, taegu, tofu, kimchi, seasoned seaweed and jap chae; as well as rice, noodles and soups. For dessert, enjoy fresh fruits, jello and soft-serve ice cream.
Lunch is $18.95, or $14 for children ages 4 to 8. Dinner is $27.95, or $17 for children ages 4 to 8. A take-out menu also is available. The spacious restaurant has a private room that can seat up to 30 people as well.
HAVE IT YOUR WAY
Among the most popular items at Camellia Yakiniku Buffet are the meat choices. For its Bulgogi, the restaurant uses top-grade ribeye steak that is marinated in a homemade, traditional Korean shoyu-based sauce.
Also a favorite is the beef brisket, which is not pre-marinated, but comes with a dipping sauce on the side. And because the restaurant is yakiniku-style, with built-in grills at each table, you can cook your food to your own desired wellness. Of course, customers also love that it’s all-you-can-eat.
Camellia Yakiniku Buffet
930 Mccully St., Honolulu
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 2:30 to 10 p.m.