Seoul Garden Yakiniku Prices: $8.95 to $22.95 Honolulu is known for its Asian cuisines, and if you enjoy Korean food, Seoul Garden Yakiniku is the place. The restaurant, near the Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Hotel, caters to office workers at lunch ($5.95 to $8.95) and tourists at night. Owner Yun Hee Im opened the comfortable, clubby-looking restaurant five years ago. Try the yakiniku (bite-sized morsels of grilled meat), grilled corvina ($14.95) or oxtail soup ($8.95). And if you're a novice, just ask a waitress to explain the cuisine. We loved. . . the helpful waitresses. We didn't love. . . the neighboring businesses, including Betty's Love Boutique and a strip club. Seoul Garden Yakiniku, 1679 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu; (808) 944-4803.
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