New(ish) eats: Yakiniku Lulurara

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As far as I’m concerned, there can never be enough Korean barbecue places. So I was happily surprised when I stumbled upon the newest one, Yakiniku Lulurara. After a movie, a friend and I were driving around looking for a place to eat when we both mentioned that we hadn’t had Korean barbecue in a while. For me, that means grilling meats, shots of soju and a feeling of comfort. As we drove past the usual places, we noticed Yakiniku Lulurara on Keeaumoku Street and decided to give it a shot. An hour and a half later, we walked out full, slightly buzzed and completely satisfied. It was so good I invited a group of my work friends to check it out, since many weren’t familiar with this type of dining.

The 14 of us got together one Friday night to do some damage. Here’s how it went down.

Yakiniku Lulurara

What makes Yakiniku Lulurara different from other Korean barbecue places is that there are no banchan or side dishes included with the meal. These banchan are standard at any other Korean restaurant, but owner Chung Hee Chong says she doesn't offer the free appetizers so she can keep meat costs down. Sure enough, the prices for meat are about half of what you'd pay at other Korean restaurants, while at nearly the same quantity. I'd say that's a pretty fair trade off.

Here's our party of 14, waiting for some Korean-style grinds. We're fresh and ready to eat!

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Yakiniku Lulurara
915 Keeaumoku St.
808.941.9112

8 comments
Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

MC:  Is this your first fuudie review?  Flicks now Fuud!  What next?  Oenology?  Fashion design?  How's about Engineering?!! LOL

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

nice job! good pix! did anybody miss the variety of banchan?

WillL
WillL

Dang that looks like a lot of food for $25 per.  I'm definitely going.  But first I need to work out and burn some calories.  

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

MC:  Looks like fun time and good eating.  Say, what is with the name?  Does it mean something?  I think in the last pix, the gal is reaching for the Lulurara!  LOL

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

@Annoddah_Dave I did a review of Kona Kai last year. Trying to expand my repertoire. LOL I'd do a review on engineering but Melissa doesn't think engineers are very friendly. Hahaha...

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

@nonstopmari Thanks Mari. I don't think anyone missed the banchan. There was plenty enough to eat as is.

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

@WillL You should definitely go. BTW, the $25 per was for the food only. Add on some more if you plan on drinking.

MyongChoi
MyongChoi

@Annoddah_Dave Haha, is that what you call it? I don't know what Lulurara means but I do knowmmthat before it became a restaurant it was a bar with the same name.