Get your fill of authentic Korean flavors

A La Carte Columns

January 1, 2017

Story By: Jackie Perreira | Photos by: L. TABUDLO

All-you-can-eat Course A ($34.95 per person)

All-you-can-eat Course A ($34.95 per person)

Ring in the new year at New Shilawon Korean Restaurant, located on Amana Street not far from Ala Moana Center.

Fresh for 2017, the restaurant has new hours of operation: from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Friday to Saturday. What has stayed the same, however, is the eatery’s delicious Korean fare.

Among the most popular offerings are All-you-can-eat yakiniku courses, available all day for lunch and dinner. Course A is delectable with nine different choices of meat, and priced at just $34.95 per person.

All-you-can-eat Course B ($29.95 per person) C. O'CONNOR PHOTO

All-you-can-eat Course B ($29.95 per person) C. O’CONNOR PHOTO

Feel free to bring your kids as well, as children ages 4-10 eat for $15.99, making New Shilawon the prime choice for your next family outing. The course includes Ribeye, Beef Tongue, Beef Brisket, Cubed Beef Flank, Pork Belly, Kalbi, Barbecue Chicken, Bulgogi (Korean beef) and Spicy Pork.

“Course A is perfect when you want to try an assortment of meats. I’ve seen people eat five to six plates,” says Jandy Lee, the general manager who is also the daughter of chef and owner Jae Kun Lee.

Course B ($29.95 per person) is another favorite, consisting of Beef Brisket, Pork Belly, Spicy Pork, Bulgogi and Barbecue Chicken.

The spacious interior is the perfect atmosphere in which to dine on Korean favorites.

The spacious interior is the perfect atmosphere in which to dine on Korean favorites.

Both courses come with kimchee stew, lettuce salad, rice and banchan.

As for the Korean side dishes, “You get about five to six banchan, which my mom makes fresh everyday,” Lee explains. Kimchee, broccoli, sprouts and fish cake are among the banchan options.

New Shilawon opened in 2014 after being renamed from the previous Shillawon Korean Restaurant. Shillawon was open for 10 years prior to Chef Lee taking over the operation. He moved to Hawaii from Korea 30 years ago, and shares those authentic Korean flavors at the eatery.

New Shilawon Korean Restaurant

747 Amana St., Honolulu
Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight

Honolulu, HI 96814

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