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Sunday, February 9, 2014

678 HAWAII KOREAN RESTAURANT

678 HAWAII 
HONOLULU, HAWAII

678 HAWAII
1726 KAPIOLANI BLVD
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-941-6678
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday/Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
                 Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

My daughter recommended we try 678 Hawaii on Kapiolani as we driving past the place going to Ala Moana Center.  She always sees a crowd there so it must be good she said.  We tried it and "yes", it was good.  Liked the food and vibe of the place but the service was a bit uneven.  Did not really have one person waiting our table.  Started with one gal, then a guy and then another girl.  No mention was made of the menu or how to order.  No information given on what was being served.  I think this might be helpful because there are some unknowns.  For example, we ordered water and were served a bottle of brown liquid with no explanation what it was.  A waiter also poured a yellow mixture into the side of the grill pan and walked away.  I asked about the water and was told that it was Korean Tea.  The yellow stuff turned out to be eggs which are supposed to cook until scrambled.  Our eggs never cooked and non of the wait staff seemed to care.  We left the mixture wet and runny as it was served.  Meats are delivered to your table after a large array of salad and vegetables are served.  The place card on the table explains how to mix the salad.  The wait staff said nothing.  You basically cook your own meats on the gas grill that is in the middle of each table.  There is a Special Dipping Sauce with Wasabi which of course nobody will tell you what it is.   It is good though.  Loaded with sliced onions and jalapeños.  We ordered the 678 Combination for Two ($49.99).  Enjoyed pretty much everything served with the exception of the uncooked eggs.  This was a little too much meat for me.  Wished there were a few vegetable selections to go with all the meat.  I would like to return again to try some of the Pork dishes.

678 HAWAII ON KAPIOLANI BLVD - DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER
ENTRANCE TO 678 HAWAII
678 HAWAII HAS A COOL INDUSTRIAL VIBE
EVERY TABLE HAS ITS OWN  SMOKE EXHAUST SYSTEM 
678 HAS LOCATIONS IN CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK AND ATLANTA
THIS IS A BEEF AND PORK KOREAN BBQ
WRITING ON THE WALLS SURROUNDING OUR TABLE
GRAB A SHARPIE AND LEAVE AN IMPRESSION AT 678 HAWAII
BUTTON ON WALL TO CALL WAIT STAFF, REQUEST BILL OR ORDER MORE WATER
ICE COLD KOREAN ICE TEA SERVED IMMEDIATELY
TEA CUP, BOWL, SPOON AND CHOPSTICKS ALONG WITH SOME INSTRUCTIONS
INDIVIDUAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS KEEP THE RESTAURANT FAIRLY SMOKE FREE
678 HAWAII MENU - BEEF, PORK AND MORE BEEF
678 HAWAII COMBINATION MENU
678 SOUPS AND NOODLES
STARTED WITH A LITTLE COLD TEA
BURNER AT THE TABLE WILL COOK ALL THE MEATS AND A FEW VEGETABLES
TONGS AND A PAIR OF SCISSORS TO CUT UP THE STEAK
MACARONI SALAD
CUCUMBERS WITH JALAPENO AND ONION
DAIKON
678 VEGGIE SALAD
678 ROMAINE LETTUCE
KIMCHI
678 SPECIAL SAUCE WITH WASABI, ONION AND JALAPEÑO
678 VEGETABLE AND SALAD SPREAD FOR TWO PEOPLE
KIMCHI STEW
WA-GYU BRISKET AND RIB EYE
MARINATED PRIME BONELESS SHORT-RIBS
STARTED WITH THE WA-GYU BRISKET
RIB EYE WENT ON GRILL WHOLE AND THEN WAS CUT UP WITH THE SCISSORS
MY PERSONAL CHEF TOOK OVER THE GRILL
ADD THE MEATS TO YOUR PERSONAL GRILL AND COOK
DIP MEATS IN 678 SPECIAL SAUCE WITH WASABI
ADDED SOME ONIONS TO THE GRILL
WAITER ADDED EGGS TO THE SIDE BUT THEY NEVER FINISHED COOKING 
THE EXHAUST SYSTEM MOVES UP AND DOWN SO YOU CAN CAPTURE THE SMOKE WHEN COOKING
KOREAN BBQ AT 678 HAWAII
RIB EYE CUT INTO BITE SIZED PIECES WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS
RIB EYE WITH ONIONS AND ZUCCHINI
CORN AND CHEESE COOKING AWAY
A CHANGE OF GRILL AND ON GOES THE KOREAN SHORT-RIBS
SHORT-RIBS COOKED UP NICELY

1 comment:

  1. a glaze of the mustard-based barbecue sauce, one of my personal favorites. Food Truck Catering

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