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Kimchee No. 9

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3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-2040
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Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Not bad, had the Zucchini Katsu. Came with a nice spicy dipping sauce. Not bad for a quick dining while in the mall! Big portions!

Thank Olowalu_Life
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

Here's a place where the food is good but the service and place needs a makeover. Uneven tables, ripped upholstery, tables with cook tops that are no longer used, if it's not used why are they still there? But yes the food is good. Love the combination plate.

Thank uglytruth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

I tried their Kalbi with meat jun and that was just heaven. The spicy squid w/ veggies was also the bomb (i stole some from my friend). I just love how their sauces were hand-made and especially the meat jun sauce. The service was also fair, the nice korean lady was very friendly and refilled my kimchee twice :) Overall... More 

Thank Steve L
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285 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Korean BBQ in Kukui Grove. The service was indifferent and very slow. The food took along time to come and after bringing the food, the waitress never returned. The Meat jun was greasy, the kalbi rib was not the cut of beef that I have had in any other restaurant where I have ordered kalbi ribs. The BBQ beef and... More 

Thank Mid-Kate
Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, the food is pretty good. However, not as good as the ones in Los Angeles, Chicago or New York. One complaint that I have is their Kimchi. It's not spicy enough. Not too many koreans from Korea or mainland would like their kimchi. Having said that, it's not bad for a Hawaiian standard. There's another korean... More 

Thank FooDiner
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

I have been to Korea and fell in love with their food. Since then, I am really happy when I find a good Korean Restaurant. We visit Kauai often and every time we do, we plan a stop at Kimchee #9 for a good meal. Two years in a row, we have eaten there twice in the one week we... More 

Thank Visit2013
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

This place could feed an army with its portions!!! The soup without a spoon was a trip! But it was really good! Love kimchee and theirs is great! Had the kimchee fried rice and loved it! Wish I could take it home! Staff was friendly but a little slow. We enjoyed all our food! Thanks!

Thank Greata J
SF Bay Area
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

The attraction here is the food. Located in the Kukoi Grove Mall it caters to locals, but that is a plus. It stays open until 8PM which is late for Lihue. Share the large Mix Plate, plenty for two.

Thank BDAD59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Service was very bad..food was unappetizing and waitress and even the lady who owns it was very rude!!! They don't know how to smile!! They served this unappetizing food with their grouchy face!! Very sassy and rude!!! Don't even try to eat here!!! I didn't even eat mine looks so gross!!! The worst restaurant ever!!!

1 Thank kraven09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-2040
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?