Serving Up Authentic Bites

A La Carte

November 12, 2017

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: Elima Pangorang

Kimchee Stone Pot Rice ($17.95) and Seafood Stone Pot Rice ($20.95)

With Hawaii representing a melting pot of cultures, the cuisine in the Islands has a mixed background of authentic, local and trendy eats. But while it’s nice to take things to the next level with the latest fads, nothing really beats the original recipes.

New Shilawon Korean Restaurant focuses on just that. The eatery presents customers with authentic Korean fare in a comfortable yakiniku setting. It also has the honor of being a longstanding South Korean restaurant.

Founded in 1994, the Korean restaurant has gone through its share of owners, until current general manager Jandy Lee and her family took ownership in 2014.

Lee’s parents — who have been with the restaurant since its inception — continue to work alongside her and, together, the family upholds the tradition of premier, genuine Korean dishes.

Get your next Korean-cuisine fix at New Shilawon, and while you’re at it, indulge in the restaurant’s drink menu, which offers beverages such as Korean wine, flavored house-made soju cocktails and other refreshments to complement your authentic dining experience.


New Shilawon Korean Restaurant is turning up the heat with new stone-pot options. Seafood Stone Pot Rice ($20.95) features an array of calamari, sea clams, baby shrimp and a medley of mixed vegetables. It all comes together in a delightful oyster-sauce base that will surely have you throwing your line out for the next bite. Or, opt for Kimchee Stone Pot Rice ($17.95), which is a savory option that adds a nice, spicy kick to your meal with kimchee and tender slices of pork belly. Both items are served on a bed of rice and topped with an egg, while five to six banchan selections and seaweed soup complete the meal.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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