Kiawe Grill BBQ and Burgers
|Kiawe Grill BBQ and Burgers
1311 N.King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808 841 5577
When I get a craving for very specific kind of food, you’ll usually
find me driving to one of Jason Chong’s Kiawe Grill locations.
The one-of-a-kind Korean BBQ restaurant offers some of the best choices
for lunch when you’re in the mood for a great burger, Korean food or a
tasty plate lunch. From burgers to bentos and Kalbi plates to the best
grilled chicken sandwich in Honolulu this is a true food find.
heat from live flames under a Korean grill sears a variety of meats and
preserves their flavor. The addition of Kiawe wood adds intensity, more
flavor and the results are perfect burgers – as well as some more
unusual choices including ostrich and buffalo.
“The meats are healthy, they’re different and they grill really
well,” says Jason of his eclectic offerings. Buffalo and ostrich are
being hailed on the mainland for their health benefits and make a
fabulous alternative to beef for those watching their cholesterol and
fat intake. “Once people try them they really like them,” says
While finding unusual meats has become something of a passion for Jason, there are many recognizable favorites on the menu too.
There are those who say that his Kobe beef burger is the best in
Hawaii – and I’m one of them. While my favorite sandwich remains the
Chicken Deluxe (grilled marinated chicken on a soft, floured bun with
mayo, lettuce tomato and onion) there are many options that appeal –
including the chicken plates, scallops and grilled salmon.
favorites include fried mando meat jun, chicken katsu, pork katsu bi
bim bap and a bento that has to be one of the largest in the state.
Consisting of chicken, beef, pork katsu, fish, mandoo, spam, and mac
salad over a mountain of rice, it presents something of a challenge to
anyone without a massive appetite. With two locations – the second
opened earlier this year on N. King Street – Kiawe Grill offers more to
everyone who enjoys a hearty lunch or dinner.