Korean Barbecue Spot Has It All

A La Carte Columns

July 9, 2017

Story By: Elima Pangorang |

Yakiniku items are grilled at your table with a special broth simmering around it. E. Pangorang photo

For authentic Korean fare that’s good for the “Seoul,” Seoul Garden is the perfect place to satisfy every member of the party.

The restaurant is conveniently located on Kapiolani Boulevard, surrounded by Honolulu Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, Ala Moana Beach and several other destinations that make it the perfect place to dine before a function or after a day at the beach.

Seoul Garden may look simple from the outside looking in, but take a step inside and diners will feel instantly welcomed by the warm wood and lighting that make up the dining area.

Interior of Seoul Garden. Anthony Consillio photo

Furthermore, convenient vents hang just above the eatery’s tables to suck up the smoke from the yakiniku stove tops so that diners don’t leave the eatery with a smoky smell on their clothes.

With a new chef, there also is a new menu on the horizon for Seoul Garden. In the meantime, however, guests can choose from an extensive list of menu items to grill and boil right in the comfort of their own table. You can even enjoy the added benefit of a special broth simmering around your grilled goodies (see top photo).


At Seoul Garden, meat, seafood and vegetables chosen by customers are then brought out, ready to be sizzled, simmered and scarfed down! Then, to complement the meal, ban chan, or Korean side dishes, are served, including kimchee, cucumber kimchee, blanched watercress and more.

Seoul Garden Yakiniku

1679 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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