A Korean Feast

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April 3, 2016

Story By: Lynsey Beth Futa |

Pork Belly and Steak (part of buffet; $18.95 for lunch, $27.95 for dinner). Nathalie Walker photo

Pork Belly and Steak (part of buffet; $18.95 for lunch, $27.95 for dinner). Nathalie Walker photo

The ethereal sound of grills sizzling is enough to make mouths water and stomachs grumble with hunger. Add the tantalizing smell of yakiniku-style cooking, and you’ll gladly take advantage of Camellia Buffet’s all-you-can-eat offerings.

The McCully restaurant has been a part of the neighborhood for more than 25 years, with enough space for all family dinners, parties and special occasions. It’s no wonder why the establishment still is going strong, as Camellia continues to serve quality Korean-inspired barbecue with something for everyone.

Choose from a selection of uncooked meats to barbecue at your table’s grill, including popular Beef Brisket and marinated Kalbi (only served during dinnertime). Also pick from other meat offerings, such as Spicy Pork, Barbecue Chicken and Seasoned Beef. Add fresh vegetables to the grill to complement your carnivorous cravings, and feast on the restaurant’s banchan bar of kimchee and other pickled-vegetable assortments — the list goes on.

The restaurant reminds patrons to consider starting with smaller portions and finishing those first, so as to avoid wasting food. After all, you always can return to the buffet for more after devouring your first round.


To take your yakiniku dining experience to the next level, opt for Pork Belly and Steak. The Pork Belly is deliciously fatty, as the thick slices of meat offer a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The Steak is cut into convenient pieces with rich flavors of quality beef. You can’t go wrong with either choice, so Dining Out suggests you try both. The lunch buffet is $18.95 and the dinner buffet is $27.95.

Camellia Buffet

930 Mccully St., Honolulu
Daily, lunch: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner: 2:30-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96826

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