Fill Up On Authentic Korean Fare

A La Carte

February 4, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: E. Pangorang

Kimchee Stone Pot Rice ($17.95) and Seafood Stone Pot Rice ($20.95) with seaweed soup and an assortment of banchan

Tucked away from the bustling roads of Kapiolani Boulevard and Keeaumoku Street, sits a Korean gem where authentic cuisine awaits hungry patrons.

New Shilawon Korean Restaurant is filled with any cravings one might desire. A la carte items include fish and meat jun, short ribs, stir-fry dishes, stews and so much more. Or, if you are looking for some soul-soothing warmth, the eatery also fires up the grill for a shabu shabu meal or its well-known yakiniku offerings — available daily for lunch and dinner.

The best is yet to come, as each mouthwatering dish is accompanied by a variety of everyone’s favorite part of the meal: Korean banchan (side dishes).

General manager Jandy Lee mentions that New Shilawon’s banchan is made in batches daily so that it is fresh every day for customers, including its homemade kimchee.

Don’t forget to order a nice, refreshing complement to your meal with any one of New Shilawon’s unique drinks, which include domestic and imported beer, and house-made soju.


New Shilawon Korean Restaurant has an endless menu of authentic Korean pickings. Seafood Stone Pot Rice ($20.95) is the perfect catch, as a delicious sea of calamari, clams, shrimp and mixed vegetables are married together in a heated pot. The sizzling Kimchee Stone Pot Rice ($17.95) also is a surefire choice that turns up the heat both in temperature and spice. Both bowls are topped with a sunny-side-up egg, and come out hot and steamy alongside seaweed soup and assorted banchan.

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