Sura Hawaii

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Phone (808) 941-6678
Address 1726 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 101, Honolulu, HI 96814
High quality Korean BBQ that is cooked right at your table.

• Food Types: Korean • Payment: $$ - Average - $15 to $30 • Meals: Dinner • Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Table

Sura Hawaii formally known as 678 Hawaii serves modern style Korean BBQ cooked right at your table. This is my new favorite Korean restaurant. There are lots of choice of different types of meat to order and the servers come by and cook your meat and cut them up into bite sizes. For four of us, we ordered a small combo that serves 2-3 people and a side order of pork belly. The small combo comes with 3 pork belly steaks, 1 prime rib, and a choice of prime boneless short rib, marinated short rib, or outside skirt. We chose the prime boneless short rib. The side order of pork belly came with 4 steaks.

First the server cooks the pork belly and cuts them up with scissors into bite sizes. She showed us how to dip it into different sauces and eat it with a piece of lettuce, sliced green onion, and hot sauce. The pork belly is fatty so when it’s cooked well done and crispy, it’s really delicious. Then the prime rib was cooked and cut up. After that, the short ribs were put on a different grill top and cooked. We were very full at the end of the meal. The quality of the meat was excellent.

They don’t give you a lot of side dishes like other Korean restaurants, we just got us pickled cucumbers. But the outside of the grill has four compartments and they put raw onions, corn and cheese, an egg mixture, and kimchee in them. They all cook while the meat is being cooked. When the egg is finished cooking, you scoop it up with the spoon and eat it. Cheese and corn was not popular at our table but I can see if you had kids at the table, they might like it.

The place can get pretty smoky because some of the tables didn't pull down the vent fan that sucks up the smoke. Not a deal breaker, but a little annoying.

While I was eating, I thought about all the people I wanted to bring over to the restaurant so they could experience the food which is a sign that I was very happy with the meal. I left feeling very satisfied. The price came out to about $25/person which is pretty good for an excellent meal.

Note that there is a $3 charge for valet parking. But if you go before 5pm, you can get the parking pass from the restaurant and park at the Aloha Sauna parking lot across the restaurant for free for 3 hours.